Unity in Philippine volleyball

The coronavirus is still very much alive here and all over the world and as a result, sports is struggling to stay alive......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardNov 4th, 2020

Suzara now at helm of Philippine volleyball

Ramon “Tatz” Suzara was elected president of the newly-formed Philippine National Volleyball Federation, Inc. (PNVFI) with hopes of building and fostering lasting unity in the sport in the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Volleyball unity still a dream

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column wishing for unity in Philippine volleyball---both at the national sports association and club levels......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Unity in Philippine volleyball

The coronavirus is still very much alive here and all over the world and as a result, sports is struggling to stay alive......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

‘Unity Cup’ to be served next year?

The Premier Volleyball League has ruled out any resumption of talks for the proposed Unity Cup with rival Philippine Superliga in the next few months, saying its focus is on the PVL Open Conference, which it expects to unveil in September......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Volleyball community to benefit from unified tournament

Alyssa Valdez and Denden Lazaro-Revilla believe that the players and fans will benefit the most when the proposed unified tournament featuring teams from the two major volleyball leagues in the country pushes through soon. Speaking on the Crossover podcast, the two volleyball standouts agree that the talks between the two biggest stockholders of the sport – the Premier Volleyball League and the Philippine Superliga - for a collaboration is a monumental move toward elevating the level of play as well as uniting the community. “Well, I think it will really help the community to improve kasi syempre playing with other competitive teams, mas marami ka ring matututunan,” said the Creamline spiker Valdez, the PVL’s crowd-drawer and most dominant hitter. Teams from the two rival leagues have been competing to land marquee players. The PSL follows a one-league policy for players except for some special cases like those in the military and collegiate volleybelles who are allowed to cross leagues. Players from popular collegiate team Ateneo de Manila University are mostly signed with clubs from the PVL while stars from its UAAP rival De La Salle University usually land on squads in the PSL. A unified tourney – tentatively named Unity Cup – will give fans a chance to see their favorite college players reunite.       “I think volleyball in general will benefit on that aspect but at the same time, it’s really exciting. Kasi nakita lang nila na nagkakalaban-laban kami was when we played in college in the UAAP so I think it’s interesting also for the fans if mangyayari yon,” said Valdez, who won three titles for the Cool Smashers. ChocoMucho’s newest libero Lazaro-Revilla, who saw action in the PSL with Cocolife and Petron before transferring to the PVL early this year, thinks that the Unity Cup will bring out the best in each of the participating teams.   “Same as Alyssa, there’s a bigger pool of players na you can watch out for, competing against each other,” said Lazaro, who won a title for Petron last year. “Imagine F2 (Logistics) in the PSL competing against Creamline in the PVL, we’re all in just one league. And I think mas mau-unite yung mga fans as well and as players, we’re all looking forward to playing against each other again,” added the multi-awarded libero. “Kasi like what Alyssa said, the last time we all play against each other was in college and a lot of the players now in the pro leagues didn’t even come from the UAAP, some came from the NCAA or even the provinces. So, a lot of good players to look out if that ever happens.” Initial talks for the Unity Cup were made early this year but was stalled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that also affected both the PSL and the PVL’s calendar of events. PVL’s organizer Sports Vision chief Ricky Palou said that certain issues with the format and number of participating teams were discussed with PSL chairman Philip Juico during their initial meetings. Palou remains optimistic that the Unity Cup will push through next year once they get a chance to once again sit down on the matter.     “We’re hoping this thing will work out. Minor problems and we just have to work these things out and if we’re able to do this, we should get going. But we’re very hopeful,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

PNVF unfazed by coach Tai& rsquo;s resignation

Anusorn “Tai” Bundit's resignation hardly fazed the Philippine National Volleyball Federation, which worked for the issuance of the Thai coach’s visa to the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Coach Tai resigns as national squad trainer

Anusorn “Tai” Bundit — one of the country’s best drillmaster — will not be at the sidelines when the women’s national team campaigns in major international tournaments ahead. Philippine National Volleyball Federation national team commission chairperson Tonyboy Liao on Wednesday revealed that the prominent Thai mentor already tendered his resignation as trainer of the squad […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philippine women s volleyball squad moves training base to Bantangas

The Philippine women’s volleyball team will move its training camp from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to Batangas on Friday in preparation for the Asian Senior Women’s Championship slated August 29 to September 5 in San Fernando, Pampanga......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

PLDT-Chery Tiggo tiff kicks off PVL hostilities

After a long silence due to COVID-19, Philippine volleyball action makes a much-anticipated return with the professional debut of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) today in nearby Bacarra of this northern province......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

Dela Noche, Iraya bow to Thai spikers in Asian Beach Volleyball tourney

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The duo of Jayrack Dela Noche and Alexander Iraya of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) bowed down to Thailand’s team one,18-21,15-21, in the ongoing Third Asian U19 Beach Volleyball Championships on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Dela Noche and Iraya who are both new to an international competition, […] The post Dela Noche, Iraya bow to Thai spikers in Asian Beach Volleyball tourney appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

75 Years of US-Philippine Friendship

On July 4, 1946, President Manuel Roxas and US High Commissioner Paul McNutt signed the Treaty of Manila, establishing the independence of the Republic of the Philippines.  The document touted “the unity of American and Philippine ideals,” and heralded a “new era of the two Governments and peoples…bound as closely as ever by ties of friendship and mutual trust.”  In his Philippine Independence Day message last month, President Biden reaffirmed this connection, saying, “Our people are forever connected through our deep bonds and shared sacrifices of valor, of family, and of friendship.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

National volleyball team bubble training starts July 1 in Ilocos Norte

The buildup toward two important regional tournaments starts on July 1 with the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) opening bubble training facilities in Ilocos Norte......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

Philippine spikers go for Tokyo berths

The Philippine beach volleyball teams set in motion their bid for Tokyo Olympic berths in the semifinals of the Asian Volleyball Confederation Continental Cup today in Nakhom Pathom, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

For Sisi Rondina, Continental Cup semi-finals is a do-or-die campaign

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana beach volleyball star Cherry Ann Rondina considers the Asian Volleyball Confederation Continental Cup semi-finals in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, as a very crucial campaign not just for her but for the entire Philippine national beach volleyball team vying in the event. Their campaign is set to unfold tomorrow, Friday, June 18, […] The post For Sisi Rondina, Continental Cup semi-finals is a do-or-die campaign appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

PH beach volleyball training camp set in Ilocos Norte

The national teams for beach volleyball for men and women began training on three courts set up on the beach off Villa Del Mar Resort in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, during a visit by Philippine National Volleyball Federation president Ramon “Tats” Suzara on Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Dream come true: Cebuana Progella thrilled to be part of PH girls’ U-19 v’ball team

CEBU CITY, Philippines—For Cebuana volleyball player Khylem Progella, being selected to be part of the Philippine girls’ Under-19 volleyball team is a dream come true.  The 15-year-old middle spiker from Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City was among those selected to part of the national team early May. Although she did try out for the […] The post Dream come true: Cebuana Progella thrilled to be part of PH girls’ U-19 v’ball team appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Suzara elected to new FIVB commission

Philippine National Volleyball Federation President Ramon “Tats” Suzara was elected secretary of the International Volleyball Federation’s newly-formed Volleyball Empowerment Commission for the term 2021 to 2024 following the approval of the FIVB Board of Administration......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

Volleyball body sorting out Philippine team hopeful Kalei Mau s papers

The Hawaii-based Mau was not able to suit up for the Nationals in the 2019 SEA Games because of failure to secure approval from the country of her origin — the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2021

Volleyball national pool players named

The Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. announced yesterday all but four women players who will comprise the national pools of volleyball and beach volley seeing action in international competitions including the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games in November......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

16-member women’s volleyball training pool known 

The Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) released on Wednesday the list of national team members for its indoor and beach volleyball teams......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021