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PH spikers finish 9th in AVC Cup

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team wraps up its AVC campaign with a victory over Kazakhstan

Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

Korea outworks Philippines in AVC classifications

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The loss relegates the Philippines to a battle for ninth place in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

OUTMATCHED. Korea proved too much for Alyssa Valdez and the Philippine spikers. Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

PH exacts revenge on Kazakhstan for 1st win in AVC Cup

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team defeats Kazakhstan this time as they lost to the Central Asians in the Asiad

BREAKTHROUGH. The Philippine national women's volleyball team earns its first win in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH falls to Iran in AVC Cup

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbs another heartbreaking five-set loss

GO-TO GIRL. Alyssa Valdez continues to lift the Filipina Spikers in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. File Photo by 2018 Asian Games media pool

PH collapses vs Australia in Asian Volleyball Cup opener

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Filipina spikers blew a two-set advantage against the Aussies

SCHEDULE: PH in 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team is up for another challenge in the AVC held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

NEXT STINT. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will start its Asian Women's Volleyball Cup campaign against Australia.  Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jaja, DLSU stars to skip Asian Volleyball Cup

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:07 AM

Just two weeks after the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women's volleyball team will see action in another international tournament

NO EXCUSES. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will have to gear up for another major competition just like its other Asian competitors. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

PH volleyball settles for 8th place in 2018 Asian Games

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Philippines wraps up its first Asiad volleyball stint in 36 years with an eighth-place finish in the 11-team field

LAST STAND. Kim Fajardo sets up Dindin Santiago-Manabat for a hit during their final classification match against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'We're learning against giants,' says PH volleyball coach

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team battles Kazakhstan at the start of the classification round in the 2018 Asian Games

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. It has been a tough Asiad campaign for the Filipina spikers. Photo from Asian Games media pool

China blitzes PH volleyball team out of medal contention

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The Filipina spikers drop to the classification round of the 2018 Asian Games volleyball tournament

BEST EFFORT. The national spikers gave it their best shot against Olympic champion China. Photo from the Asian Games media pool

PH spikers clash with Olympic champion China

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team faces an extremely tough test against world powerhouse China in their 2018 Asian Games quarterfinal match

MAJOR TEST. The Philippines will face a test tougher than scaling the Great Wall, says coach Shaq delos Santos. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH volleyball team bows to host Indonesia

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The Filipina spikers fall short of their bid for back-to-back triumphs

TOUGH DUEL. The Philippines' Majoy Baron fires off a Kim Fajardo dish versus a solid Indonesia side. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Indonesia's Manganang a threat for PH volleyball team

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Philippines will face the Aprilia Manganang-led squad for the first time since 2015

MOMENTUM. The Philippine Spikers look to continue their winning momentum into the game against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH spikers score breakthrough Asian Games win

Aug 23, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team bounces back against Hong Kong after back-to-back losses

SWEEP. National spikers (from left) Kim Fajardo, Alyssa Valdez and Cha Cruz orchestrate an attack against Hong Kong during the Philippines' straight-set win. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Overpowering Japan drubs PH in Asiad women’s volleyball

Aug 21, 2018 - 6:48 PM

After a straight-set loss to Southeast Asian giant Thailand, the Philippine women's volleyball team bows to another powerhouse

Photos from Asian Games media pool

PH volley debut: Mylene Paat gets a taste of Thailand

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The former Adamson star relishes her first international volleyball stint

Thailand: PH spikers 'better than before'

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Despite giving Thailand a scare, the Philippine women’s volleyball team thinks it still has more work to do

IMPROVED CHEMISTRY. The Philippine spikers came out fighting in the first set against Thailand. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Thailand dominates PH in 2018 Asian Games volleyball opener

Aug 19, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Philippines drops its opening game against the sport's Southeast Asian giant

KICKOFF. Philippine spiker Jaja Santiago unleashes an attack against Thailand during their kickoff game in the Asiad. Photo from Asian Games media bureau

Coach Shaq on Thai spikers: ‘They’re the gold standard’

Aug 19, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team opens its campaign against a fierce and familiar foe

WORK IN PROGRESS. National coach Shaq de los Santos says the volleyball team continues to work on its team chemistry. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PH volleyball team out to compete – and learn

Aug 18, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The Philippine spikers will immediately be put to test against powerhouse squads Thailand and Japan

ALWAYS READY. Philippines takes the Asian Games spotilight after 36 years. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH spikers hope to prove worthy of Asian Games spot

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team will skip the opening ceremonies to focus on their training

DETERMINED. The national volleyball team targets at least a quarterfinal berth. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: 2018 Asian Games PH women’s volleyball schedule

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:42 AM

The Philippines returns to women’s volleyball action for the first time in 36 years in the continental meet

LOOK: Japan welcomes PH women's volleyball team

Aug 07, 2018 - 9:33 PM

The nationals are training in Okayama prefecture for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games

WARM WELCOME. The Philippine national women's volleyball team was present during the courtesy call of Okayama mayor Masao Omori. Photo from Larong Volleyball Pilipinas Inc

Bea de Leon to play final year with Lady Eagles

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:02 PM

The Ateneo volleyball standout decides to play her 5th and final UAAP season due to an 'unfinished business'

'UNFINISHED BUSINESS'. Bea de Leon expresses her desire to stay with the Ateneo Lady Eagles in her final year of eligibility. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH team dominates Smart for 3rd PSL win

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Despite the Nationals' victory, coach Shaq Delos Santos says there's still a need to get the team in sync

UNITED. The Philippine women's volleyball team manages to pull through despite a depleted roster. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PH national women's volleyball team earns 2nd win at the expense of Cignal

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The national team only had 8 players in the lineup against the HD Spikers

SECOND WIN. MJ Philipps and Mika Reyes come up for a block against Rachel Ann Daquis. Photo from press release

Maika Ortiz replaces Rhea Dimaculangan in Asian Games reserve list

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Dimaculangan wants to take a break from juggling her club and national volleyball team duties

TRADING PLACES. Maika Ortiz (left) gets the call up as Rhea Dimaculangan begs off from the Asian Games squad. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PH team dominates Cocolife in PSL debut

Jul 07, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team makes a statement in its first tuneup game for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL CONTROL. The Philippine women's volleyball teams puts on a dominant show in the PSL. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Beau Bolick inspires Maraño juggling act

Jul 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team captain hopes to do the same as basketball standout Bolick, who balances his time between two teams

POWER COUPLE. Aby Maraño and Robert Bolick both see action for Philippine teams.

PH team head coach respects Creamline players' absence in PSL

Jun 21, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Shaq delos Santos says the national volleyball team's overseas training – which Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado plan to join – can boost the Philippines' chances in the Asian Games

DUAL ROLE. Aside from the national team, Shaq delos Santos will be handling his club Petron Blaze Spikers in the 2018 PSL Invitationals. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

No surprises: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago make final 2018 Asian Games roster

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Aby Maraño leads as team captain of a seasoned national team lineup

KEY COG. Expect the towering Jaja Santiago to play a major role again for the Philippines in the international stage. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Alyssa Valdez, PVL national team players await go signal to play for rival PSL

Jun 13, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team plans to see action in the PSL invitational conference to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez is one of the PVL players named to the 20-woman national team pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago banner PH's Asian Games pool

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:38 PM

New coach Shaq delos Santos has two months to whip the national volleyball team into competitive shape for the 2018 Asian Games this August in Indonesia

BIG CHALLENGE. Alyssa Valdez and the Philippine women's volleyball team will face some of the sport's powerhouse squads in the continental games. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Aby Maraño nabs first spot in PH women's volleyball roster

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:40 PM

New coach Shaq delos Santos is expected to announce the rest of the national team members in the coming days

LEADER. Aby Maraño looks to guide the national team set to see action in the 2018 Asian Games. File photo by PSC-POC Media

Majoy Baron laments Ramil de Jesus' exit as national team coach

Jun 05, 2018 - 8:08 PM

The former UAAP MVP says she only found out about the resignation of De Jesus on social media

WINNING TANDEM. Majoy Baron won 3 UAAP titles and two PSL crowns under Ramil de Jesus' tutelage. File photos

Shaq delos Santos debuts as head coach of women's national volleyball team

Jun 05, 2018 - 9:19 AM

The recently crowned PSL champion coach will take the reins from Ramil de Jesus

DEBUT. Shaq delos Santos will be seeing action with the national team again but this time as the women's volleyball head coach. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Ateneo names Oliver Almadro as new women's volleyball coach

May 18, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The former Ateneo men's volleyball mentor succeeds Thai champion coach Tai Bundit

CHAMPION FORM. Coach Oliver Almadro hopes to work his magic again with the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Fitting farewell: La Salle’s top trio leaves with 3 crowns and 3 MVPs

May 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Majoy Baron find championship formula in sheer hard work

STAR-STUDDED TRIO. DLSU captain Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy enjoy their last moments with the Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Pascua eager to see Pons, Atienza in FEU coaching staff

May 02, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Graduating players Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza have yet to accept the offer, but both promise they'll always be at FEU's side

NATURAL LEADER. FEU captain Bernadeth Pons proves to Pascua that she has the potential to lead the team as a coach. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: La Salle Lady Spikers celebrate sweet 3-peat

May 02, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Lady Spikers' dominance comes in full show again in the UAAP Women's Volleyball finals

De Jesus glad to see DLSZ players Macandili, Dy graduate with a crown

May 02, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Both Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy have been training with De Jesus since high school

NEW CHAPTER. Dawn Macandili (center) and Kim Dy (right) will be starting a new chapter in volleyball as they join F2 Logistics. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Still peerless, DLSU Lady Spikers reign as 3-peat UAAP champions

May 02, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(3RD UPDATE) After an incredible first-set turnaround, La Salle completes sweep of FEU for 11th UAAP Women's Volleyball title

VOLLEY ROYALTY. There’s still no stopping Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Kim Dy and the rest of the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 2, 2018

May 02, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Labor and Employment Secretary discuss some of the provisions of the Executive Order (EO) prohibiting illegal contractualization during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. The President signed the EO during the event signifying his firm commitment to put an end to illegal contractualization. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIVE BLOG: DLSU vs FEU – UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Finals Game 2

May 01, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Will the DLSU Lady Spikers be crowned for the 3rd consecutive year? Or will the FEU Lady Tamaraws force a do-or-die match?

Crown in sight for DLSU, but FEU likes comeback chances

May 01, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Although the Lady Spikers remain favored, the Lady Tamaraws still have hopes of turning the title series around

FINALS DUEL. Head coaches Ramil de Jesus (left) of DLSU and George Pascua of FEU are up for another thrilling finals showdown in Game 2. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo bids goodbye to Lady Eagles coach Tai Bundit

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The Thai tactician steered the Ateneo Lady Eagles to their first UAAP championship

Ateneo de Manila University formally bids goodbye to Lady Eagles head coach Tai Bundit. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kim Dy supports beau Marck Espejo's jersey retirement campaign

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The Blue Eagle becomes the first player in UAAP volleyball history to win the MVP award in every season of his entire collegiate career

POWER COUPLE. La Salle Lady Spiker Kim Dy and Ateneo Blue Eagle Marck Espejo are both seeing action in the UAAP finals. Dy photo by Michael Gatpandan and Espejo photo by Josh Albelda

Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career on a high note with MVP plum

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Despite leaving the league without a championship, the NU stalwart proves she remains as one of the league's best

LEAGUE'S BEST. Jaja Santiago proves that she deserves the MVP award despite not finishing with a championship in her UAAP career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Playing in unfamiliar finals territory, FEU turns error-prone

Apr 28, 2018 - 11:02 PM

The Lady Spikers gain early momentum as the Lady Tamaraws commit half of their 34 errors right in the first set

SO CLOSE. The FEU Lady Tamaraws were actually keeping up with DLSU, but numerous errors canceled the chances they created. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Grateful for La Salle coach's trust, low-key May Luna delivers when it matters

Apr 28, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The substitute outside hitter withstands finals pressure to deliver what coach Ramil De Jesus asked of her

SPARK PLUG. May Luna comes off the bench to prove her worth in the DLSU rotation. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler