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    Philippine Volleyball

    Dungo told: Shape up or ship out

    Published on Monday, 04 March 2013 23:00 Written by BONG PEDRALVEZ .
    Source: Malaya Business Insight


    TWO leading figures in the local volleyball scene yesterday called for a change of leadership in the Philippine Volleyball Federation headed by embattled PVF president Gener Dungo.

    “Dapat na palitan kasi wala namang nakikitang programa for the past two years,” noted Ateneo athletic director Ricky Palou, a former association board member when it was still known as the Philippine Amateur Volleyball Association.

    “Having a national women’s team tryouts for the Myanmar Southeast Games without the PVF spending a single centavo is a good thing and yet the president seems indifferent to the move, and even wants to scrap it,” added Palou, one of the founders of the highly-successful Shakey’s V-League. “What kind of leadership is that?”

    He disclosed there was a time when the Shakey’s V-League sought PVF sanction “but we are no longer interested since we have shown that we can independently run a league successfully without it (PVF).”

    Palou said that Dungo might want to consider stepping down “for the good of Philippine volleyball.”

    Dungo will have the chance to air his side when he graces today’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s Malate.

    Well-respected veteran coach Dulce Pante, who has handled Adamson University for 16 years before retiring this year, noted that when the PVF conducted its tryouts under Dungo “wala halos sumisipot. Something must be wrong (about the PVF leadership).”

    Pante, who also heads the country’s biggest volleyball referees association, said she found nothing wrong in the help being offered by long-time international volleyball official Tats Suzara who is spearheading another set of tryouts for the country’s volley team to the Myanmar Games.

    “Wala namang mamawala kung makakatulong sila ng malaki. Buti nga matutuloy ang national team,” Pante said.

    She added that since Dungo took over two years ago “ang tagal na kaming naghihintay, sige lang ng sige pero wala namang pinatutunguhan. Marso na, kailan pa sila (PVF) kikilos, wala namang programa para sa national team.”

    With standouts from the UAAP and NCAA coming in droves for the tryouts being conducted by Suzara, “yes we can still form a competitive team for the SEA Games. Kung makaka-select tayo, we can compete abroad. You have seen how strong these players are,” Pante said.

    “Maganda ang patutunguhan ng national team. Di na kailangang hintayin ang PVF,” she added.

    Suzara has been appointed as national team consultant by PVF secretary-general Vangie de Jesus but his appointment was not recognized by Dungo.

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    Philippine Volleyball Teams 2015



    MAKATI CITY – After weeks of speculation, the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) finally unveiled the members of the national teams for Women and Men that will aim to compete in the 28th Southeast Asian Games next year in Singapore. The last time the country sent representatives to the biennial regional sports meet was back in 2005 when the Philippines acted as hosts with the ladies grabbing the bronze medal. READ MORE


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    Exclamation

    AT LEAST they are talking. There is light at the end of the tunnel of the current leadership crisis of the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) as the two warring factions have recently sat down to name sportsman Edgardo “Boy” Cantada as the association’s new Chairman to replace Pedro Mendoza Jr. who passed away last year. READ MORE

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    MAKATI CITY – Defending champion Centro Escolar University Lady Scorpions began their quest for a volleyball treble on a high note by smashing the Saint Clare College of Caloocan Lady Saints in straight sets, 25-21, 25-21 and 25-15 at the start of action of the 14th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) Volleyball Tournament at the Makati Coliseum Tuesday afternoon (January 20). In the other completed contest, last year’s runner-up Rizal Technological University Lady Thunder gave a rude welcome to the debuting Philippine Christian University Lady Dolphins also in straight sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-7. READ MORE

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    MANDALUYONG CITY – Rizal Technological University remained the only undefeated side at the resumption of the 14th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. (NAASCU) Volleyball Tournament at the RTU Gym Tuesday (January 27). The host Lady Thunder exacted revenge on defending champions Centro Escolar University in three sets, 25-14, 26-24 and 25-17 in a rematch of last season’s Women’s Division Finals. READ MORE

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    MAKATI CITY – Rizal Technological University ended the two-year reign of Centro Escolar University as champions of National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) women’s volleyball with a dramatic four-set victory in the winner-take-all Game Three last Tuesday (March 3) at the Makati Coliseum. Final scores were 25-22, 23-25, 25-15 and 25-15 in favor of the Lady Thunder. READ MORE

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    ALL IS set for the Philippines’ grand return to the international volleyball scene via the 18th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship scheduled for May 20 to 28, 2015 in the cities of Tianjin and Beijing, China. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) in cooperation with the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) has officially started tryouts and preparations under the supervision of multi-titled coach Sammy Acaylar Tuesday evening (April 7) at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. READ MORE

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    Cagayan Valley makes short work of Meralco to stay alive for remaining finals berth in Shakey's V-League
    From: Mei-Lin LozadaMay 17, 2015, 06:12 pm


    Cagayan Valley makes short work of Meralco to stay alive for remaining finals berth in Shakey's V-League
    Members of the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns celebrate their straight sets win over Meralco. Freddie Dionisio

    CAGAYAN Valley reinforces its Finals bid in the Shakey’s V-League Season 12 Open Conference following a straight set win over Meralco, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21, in their semifinals match Sunday at The Arena in San Juan.

    Aiza Maizo-Pontillas finished with 21 points, all from spikes while Rosemarie Vargas added 10 for the Lady Rising Suns, who evened their record at 1-1 in the single round semifinal phase.

    They are now tied with defending champion Philippine Army just behind leader and finalist PLDT Home Ultera (2-0).

    “Nagkaroon pa kami ng magandang tsansa,” said Cagayan Valley coach Nes Pamilar, whose team will take on Philippine Army in a do-or-die match on Tuesday.

    A win by the Lady Rising Suns would arrange for them a title series against the Ultra Fast Hitters.

    “Na-excute naman ang lahat ng nai-practice namin. ‘Yung mga palo nila sa open, nadepensahan namin," added Pamilar.

    The Lady Rising Suns started flat in the third set, 3-5, before they snatched the lead, 8-5, after scoring five successive points and never looked back.

    Cha Cruz and Paneng Mercado led the Power Spikers with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

    Meralco dropped to 0-2 and out of contention for the remaining finals berth.
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    Alyssa Valdez's star turn and other lessons to take from Asian Under-23 Championship
    From: Reuben TerradoMay 10, 2015, 05:29 pm

    Alyssa Valdez's star turn and other lessons to take from Asian Under-23 Championship
    The Philippines won two of seven games, took a set against reigning Under-23 world champion China and finished seventh in a 12-team field - not bad for a team formed hastily amid a leadership wrangle and trained for just three weeks, seldom with a full complement of players.

    AFTER a decade-long absence, the Philippines has made a memorable return to the international volleyball scene by way of the Asian Under-23 Women's Volelyball Championship in Manila.

    The Philippines won two of seven games, took a set against reigning Under-23 world champion China and finished seventh in a 12-team field - not bad for a team formed hastily amid a leadership wrangle and trained for just three weeks, seldom with a full complement of players.

    The future no doubt is bright for Philippine volleyball, which is in the middle of a rebirth that has seen leagues born left and right and volleyball stars turn into celebrities.

    This tournament taught Philippine volleyball five more lessons moving forward.

    Star turn for 'Baldo'

    There is no question about Valdez’s superb talent and her dominance in the local leagues like the UAAP. But her stint in the Under-23 tournament proved that she can also be one of the best in Asia.

    Despite an injury to her spiking hand, Valdez, or 'Baldo' to her coach Roger Gorayeb, held her own against Asia's finest, scoring almost at will with her picture-perfect spikes from the back row and timely drops.

    She was so impressive that the Philippines relied on her - often too much - to bail them out time and time again, so much so that she ended up averaging 18.4 points and scored 31 points in one game alone.

    Little wonder she and middle blocker Jaja Santiago turned a lot of heads in the tournament.

    Alyssa Valdez has made quite an impression while playing against the best in Asia. Freddie Dionisio

    Alyssa Valdez has made quite an impression while playing against the best in Asia. Freddie Dionisio

    Reality check for Philippine volleyball

    As well as the Philippine team played, the tournament showed we still have a lot of catching-up to do against our Asian neighbors, no thanks to the dark years when volleyball was all but dormant in the country.

    Forget China, for now. As it is we still lagged behind Southeast Asian rival Thailand which has risen to become a regular in the FIVB Grand Prix circuit and has in fact clinched a place in the World Under-23 Championship with its runner-up finish in the Manila tournament.

    The vibrant local volleyball scene and the return of the Philippines to the international scene is just the start. Hopefully a more stable national team program can be established, with cooperation from all the major stakeholders in the sport.

    Height isn’t always might

    China won the gold medal with a team with an average height of 185 centimeters. But this competition has also shown that a team doesn’t necessarily need to be tall to be good in Asia.

    Take the case again of Thailand, which, along with fourth-placer Japan, only have an average height of 174 cms. Bronze medalist Korea has a slightly better average height at 176 cms. The Philippines is actually taller than the three teams, having an average height of 178 cms.

    Coach Tai Bundit has no doubt helped raise the standards of Philippine volleyball. Mei-Lin Lozada

    Coach Tai Bundit has no doubt helped raise the standards of Philippine volleyball. Mei-Lin Lozada

    Coach Tai's positive influence

    Coach Anusorn 'Tai' Bundit found himself a dancing rival in the tournament when compatriot Nataphon Srisamutnak, the coach of the Thai national team, showed off his own dance moves on the sidelines during the tournament.

    But there's no denying the positive influence Coach Tai has had on Philippine volleyball ever since he took on the coaching job of the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP.

    His spartan training, which spelled success for Ateneo in the UAAP, has no doubt helped raise the standards as well as the level of play in Philippine volleyball, showing everybody that there is no substitute to hard work.

    Need for a united front

    If this Philippine team can turn heads in the Asian Under-23, imagine if national coach Roger Gorayeb succeeded in signing up all the players on his wish list.

    That, unfortunately, is easier said than done. The Philippine national team program is coming off a reboot and it will take time before the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) will get the cooperation of all the major stakeholders and forge a united front for the sake of the national team.

    That should be the next big battle for Philippine volleyball.
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    Near-perfect attendance as PH volleyball team buildup for SEA Games shifts to high gear

    FOR the first time in over a week, practice for the Philippine women's volleyball team bound for the Southeast Asian Games enjoyed near-perfect attendance at the Blue eagle Gym inside the Ateneo campus.

    "Andito 'yan silang lahat kanina," said national coach Roger Gorayeb, who had all but one of the 13 players in his pool showing up for the training he supervises with assistant coach Tai Bundit.

    "Umalis lang ng maaga 'yung iba kasi may practice din daw sila sa mga club teams nila," he added.

    Present were Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago, Gretcel Soltones, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Rachel Anne Daquis, Aby Maraño, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maika Ortiz, Jia Morado, Bea de Leon and libero Denden Lazaro were present.

    The lone player missing was Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, who posted on her Twitter account on Friday night that she was cut from the Singapore-bound team.

    However, Gorayeb said no one has yet to be cut from the team, explaining that Maizo-Pontillas failed to show up for practice due to her commitment with V-league club team Cagayan Valley.

    "Si Aiza lang ang wala kasi may practice daw sa Cagayan," said Gorayeb
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