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UST sweeps UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball crowns

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Putting on another dominant show, UST completes a perfect campaign in the beach volleyball men and women's divisions

HEIR. Season MVP Babylove Barbon ably fills the void left by former UST star Sisi Rondina. Photo release

UAAP beach volleyball: UST on track in double title defense

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The UST beach volleyball teams remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament

TITLE DEFENSE. UST's Babylove Barbon powers the Golden Tigresses to a perfect 7-0 record at the end of the eliminations. Photo from release

UAAP beach volley: UST, La Salle secure Final Four slots

Sep 29, 2019 - 5:15 PM

UST and La Salle stay on course for another championship duel in women’s beach volleyball

STILL PERFECT. Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor keep the UST Tigresses unbeaten in 5 games. Photo release

UAAP beach volleyball: UST, La Salle stay perfect

Sep 28, 2019 - 2:56 PM

UST and La Salle roll to a 4-0 start after posting contrasting triumphs in women's beach volleyball action

GRITTY. La Salle's Tin Tiamzon and Justine Jazareno overcome the tough challenge of FEU's  Sheena Gallentes and Sheila Mae Kiseo. Photo release

BVR: Rondina, Pons lead stellar beach volley women's cast

Aug 30, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons headline a 10-team field in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg this weekend

POWER PAIR. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons jope to put on another solid showing. Photo release

Japan, Thailand rule Boracay beach volleyball World Tour

May 27, 2019 - 9:09 AM

The Japanese Ishitsubo-Shiba pair captures the women’s gold while the Thai Kangkon-Nakprakhong duo tops the men’s side

CHAMPION CAST. The top women's and men's finishers celebrate at the podium. Photo from BVR

Rondina-Pons duo winds up 5th in beach volleyball World Tour

May 25, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Highly popular partners Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons end up as the last Philippine team standing

ALL OUT. Top Philippine bets Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons put up a gallant fight in the quarterfinals. Photo from BVR

Rondina-Pons off to strong start in beach volleyball World Tour

May 24, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons advance to the Round of 12 after routing their Japanese foes in the Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open

TOP BETS. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons target a second victory versus another Japanese par to advance to the quarterfinals. Photo from BVR

UST pair kicks off PH bid in beach volley World Tour

May 22, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Before 4 Philippine women's teams battle in the main draw, Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor open the country's campaign in the qualification round

OPENING BID. Rising stars Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor vie to make it to the main draw. Photo from BVR

Rondina-Pons duo leads PH bets in Beach Volleyball World Tour

May 12, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The Philippines looks to top its fifth-place finish in the women’s division last year

BACK AT IT. Sisi Rondina returns to action but teams up with Bernadeth Pons this time. File photo

BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez pair reclaims beach volley throne

May 02, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Perlas' Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez complete a perfect run to capture their third title in 4 legs

BACK ON TOP. Perlas’ Dij Rodriguez sets up Bea Tan during the title match. Photo from BVR

UST, Air Force triumph in BVR on Tour

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:34 PM

UST completes a 5-0 sweep of the tournament for the women's crown while Air Force clinches its third straight men's title

SAND QUEENS. Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor rule the Dumaguete Open of the BVR on Tour. Photo from BVR


BVR on Tour semifinals cast complete

Apr 27, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Smash Bacolod, Perlas, UST 1 and University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos are the last 4 teams in the women's division

FINAL FOUR. Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor of UST 1 advance to the semifinals. Photo from BVR


Tan-Rodriguez, Abdilla-Lopez rule BVR Santa Fe Open

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Perlas' Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez sweep their way to their second consecutive championship

UNBEATEN. Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez stays unscathed to win the title. Photo from BVR


BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez, Doromal sisters advance

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The Bea Tan-Dij Rodriguez tandem and sisters Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal lead the beach volleyball quarterfinal cast

BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez, Abdilla-Lopez cop crowns

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez bag the women's title, while Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez rule the men's side in beach volleyball action

NCAA: San Beda, EAC clinch back-to-back titles in beach volleyball

Mar 05, 2019 - 10:47 PM

San Beda University claims the women's title, while Emilio Aguinaldo reigns supreme in the men's division

TITLE DEFENSE. Twins Ella and Nieza Viray lead San Beda to a second straight title in NCAA beach volleyball. Photo courtesy of Theo Jurado

BVR Open 2018: Guzman-Arbasto pair off to winning start

Dec 14, 2018 - 10:34 PM

KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto kick off their campaign with back-to-back wins in the final leg of Beach Volleyball Republic

STRONG START. KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto of Tiger Winx open their campaign with back-to-back victories. Photo from BVR

BVR to end year with December Open 2018

Dec 10, 2018 - 7:03 PM

A beach volleyball workshop for kids and a celebrity match for a cause will also be held during the 3-day tournament

YEARENDER. Charo Soriano and the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) are ending the year with their 10th and final leg. Photo from BVR


Polidario-Magdato, Guzman-Arbasto pairs emerge as BVR champions

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Alexa Polidario and Erjane Magdato cop the women's crown while KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto rule the men's side of the Dumaguete leg of the beach volleyball circuit

CHAMPS AGAIN: Alexa Polidario and Erjane Magdato of UNO-R clinch their second crowd in 8 months. Photo from BVR

BVR Dumaguete leg: Barbon-Eslapor stay undefeated

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The UST pair goes undefeated in 3 games to virtually clinch a semifinals berth

TOP CONTENDERS. Anthony Arbasto and partner KR Guzman open their championship bid campaign on the right track. Photo from BVR


Beach volley action unwraps in Dumaguete

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:59 AM

The Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour kicks off in Dumaguete City with varsity champions Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor vying for another crown

FAVORITE. Newly crowned UAAP champion Babylove Barbon stands as favorite along with UST partner Genesa Eslapor. Photo from BVR

Soriano-Tan, Guzman-Yee pairs cop BVR crowns

Oct 28, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Charo Soriano and Bea Tan emerge as the winning women's pair while KR Guzman and Ian Yee rule the men's side of Beach Volleyball Republic El Nido

Charo Soriano returns to beach volley action in BVR on Tour

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Beach Volleyball Republic heads to El Nido, Palawan this weekend

WINNING PAIR. Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, who ruled the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Puerto Galera leg last January, will reunite in El Nido. Photo from BVR

UST makes UAAP beach volley history

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:59 PM

Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon team up to deliver the UST Tigresses' third straight UAAP beach volleyball championship

THREE-PEAT. University of Santo Tomas' Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon complete a season sweep. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Thai pair foils Gervacio-Tan, captures beach volley crown

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:17 PM

The power-hitting Nasuda Janmong and Saranya Laesood of Thailand rule the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg

CHAMP. Thailand 2's Nasuda Janmong and Saranya Laesood avenge their lone loss in the finals.

UST bags twin titles in BVR on Tour Manila Open

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Golden Tigresses and the Tiger Spikers stamp their class over the competition

CHAMPS. The UST Golden Tigresses go undefeated en route to the women's title in the BVR on Tour Manila Open. Contributed photo


Rondina-Barbon, Gervacio-Tan reach BVR Manila quarters

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The tournament favorites march into the next round of beach volleyball action

HIT. Sisi Rondina soars for a spike in a BVR on Tour Manila Open match.

Rondina, new partner vie for BVR Manila crown

Aug 15, 2018 - 4:09 PM

UST standout Sisi Rondina teams up with rising star Babylove Barbon in the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open

TOURNAMENT STAR. Sisi Rondina (right) headlines the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open participants. Photo from BVR

Catubag, Quilario claim BVR International Santa Ana Open tiara

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:04 PM

The Davao duo adds the Santa Open crown to the Beach Volleyball Republic championship it won a few months ago in Dagupan

CHAMPS. Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario stamp their class in the Beach Volleyball Republic International Santa Ana Open. Contributed photo


Catubag-Quilario tandem nails BVR semis slot

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Davao duo of Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario stays unbeaten in women's action

CHAMPION FORM. Reigning BVR women's national champions Karen Quilario and Lot Catubag of Davao vie for another title. Photo from BVR Twitter account (@bvr_ph)

Beach volley standouts mix it up in BVR International

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Tuguegarao's Charo Soriano and Bea Tan lead the 5 Philippine pairs in the women's division

STIFF COMPETITION. Beach volleyball players vie for the $3,500 top prize in the BVR International Santa Ana Open.

Petron's Rondina-Pons tandem captures PSL beach volley crown

May 27, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The powerhouse pair overwhelms the Sta. Lucia Realty duo of Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano to rule for the second straight year

WINNING FORM. After an impressive showing in a recent international tournament, Sisi Rondina teams up with Bernadeth Pons to capture the PVL championship.

F2 Logistics, Sta Lucia arrange PSL semis showdown

May 26, 2018 - 5:10 PM

Sta. Lucia's Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano pull off a sweep, while F2 Logistics' Mich Morente and Fritz Gallenero recover from a set down in separate beach volleyball action

COMPOSURE. Michelle Morente dives for the ball as F2 Logistics teammate Fritz Gallenero prepares to help in a key match against Cignal A.

Viray twins shine as Foton trips Smart to nail PSL quarters berth

May 24, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Collegiate champions Nieza and Jeziela Viray tow Foton to back-to-back victories in beach volleyball action

Smart's Celia Bangad saves the ball as teammate Caitlin Viray looks on in the PSL beach volleyball match won by Viray twins Nieza and Jeziela of Foton.

Powerhouse Rondina-Pons pair rallies in PSL beach volley opener

May 23, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Petron's Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons kick off their title defense with a comeback win over Generika-Ayala's Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain

OPENING BID. Fiola Ceballos of  Generika-Ayala A gets past the defense of Bernadeth Pons of Petron XCS, but in the end, Pons and partner Sisi Rondina pull off a comeback win to start their title defense.

PSL beach volley champs Rondina, Pons aim to defend title

May 22, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The Petron XCS tandem is grouped in the powerhouse Pool A

KICK OFF. Participants in 2018 Beach Volleyball will showcase their talents at the Sands By the Bay court. Photo from PSL release.

PH hosting of FIVB World Tour a 'momentous event' for beach volleyball

May 07, 2018 - 8:02 PM

The pair of Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio advanced the most among the 8 Filipino teams in the Manila Open by making it to the quarterfinals

STUNNER. Cherry Rondina and partner Dzi Gervacio prove their mettle by reaching the quarterfinals of the Manila Open. Photo from FIVB


Japan slams Spain, rules Beach Volleyball World Tour

May 06, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Ayumi Kusano and Takemi Nishibori of Japan cap a perfect 6-0 campaign with a championship

UNTOUCHABLE. No pair came close to Japan as unbeaten partners Ayumi Kusano and Takemi Nishibori overwhelm Spain's Paula Soria and Maria Belen Carro in the final. Photo from BVR

Japan sends Rondina-Gervacio pair packing in Beach Volley World Tour

May 05, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio drop semis bid in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open

VALIANT EFFORT. Dzi Gervacio and Sisi Rondina put up a good fight as the last Philippine team standing in the international beach volleyball event.

First-time beach volley partners Rondina, Gervacio shock U.S. pair

May 04, 2018 - 6:37 PM

The Philippine tandem emerges as the lone bright spot on a day where all other local teams absorb a beating

UPSET. Despite training together for just two weeks, Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio pick up a surprise win over Americans Lindsey Fuller and Kaley Melville.

LOOK: Players to watch out for in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila

May 01, 2018 - 11:48 PM

Eight Philippine teams face off with top international bets in the Manila sand courts on May 3 to 6, 2018 at Sands SM By the Bay

WOMEN'S DIVISION. The country sends out 4 of the most outstanding pairs in the Philippines.

‘Start of something great,' Charo Soriano says of PH’s beach volley world hosting

Apr 26, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Eight teams – 4 each in the men's and women's divisions – will represent the Philippines in the Manila Open from May 3 to 6

DREAM COME TRUE. Charo Soriano will be suiting up for one of the 8 teams that will see action in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Tagum-PNP defends Beach Volleyball Republic National Championship tiara

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The police tandem of Karen Quilario and Lourdilyn Catubag will represent the Philippines in the 2018 FIVB World Tour

SAND QUEENS. Tagum-PNP duo Karen Quilario and Lourdilyn Catubag defend their Beach Volleyball Republic National Championship throne. Photo from BVR's Twitter account @bvr_ph


Gonzaga, Bautista carry RC Cola Army A to PSL beach volleyball crown

May 29, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Jovelyn Gonzaga and Nene Bautista defeat Foton’s power duo Cherry Rondina and Patty Orendain in 3 sets to win the PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup

16 teams vie for Beach Volleyball Republic National Championship

May 24, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The BVR National Championship will be played at the Sands SM by the Bay with 16 duos vying for the title of Queens of the Sand

DRAW. BVR founders and former Ateneo Lady Eagles Bea Tan, Charo Soriano, and Angeline Gervacio along with Ateneo volleyball team manager Tonyboy Liao conduct a draw to determine the groupings that will compete for the national championship. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

PSL: Petron XCS downs F2 Logistics to book semis slot

May 22, 2016 - 10:28 PM

Aiza Maizo Pontillas and Bang Pineda of Petron XCS eliminate the Aby Marano and Danika Gendrauli powered F2 Logistics Cargo Movers

DAY AT THE BEACH. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas (R) and Aby Marano (L) battle at the net. Maizo-Pontillas' Petron XCS won to advance to the semifinals. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

PH volleyball stars form Beach Volleyball Republic

Aug 29, 2015 - 6:06 PM

The BVR heads aim to use their love and passion for the game to promote a culture of “cooperation instead of competition”

Gilligan’s, Foton Tornadoes advance to PSL beach volley finals

Aug 02, 2015 - 4:33 AM

The Gilligan s duo of Danica Gendrauli and Norie Jane Diaz earned the right to meet Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos of Foton for the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball title

TWISTER. Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos will have a chance to win the Philippine Superliga beach volleyball title when they meet Danica Gendrauli and Norie Jane Diaz of Gilligan’s. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ho-Soriano, Tan-Soriano advance to PSL beach volley quarters

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:21 PM

The tandems of Gretchen Ho Charo Soriano and Bea Tan Pau Soriano clinched their tickets to the quarterfinals round of the 2015 Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup

Gretchen Ho (L) and Cha Soriano (R) in action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler