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PH volleyball team gets glimpse of new generation

Jan 25, 2019 - 8:24 AM

UST rookie Eya Laure and UAAP juniors MVP Angel Canino lead the country's young batch of top volleyball talents

NEXT GENERATION. Angel Canino (left) and Eya Laure show up on the first day of the national team tryouts. Photos from Angel Canino's Facebook and Eya Laure's Instagram

Jaja Santiago sets sights on Japan Div 1 stint

Jun 04, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The former National University star is still barred from disclosing which team she will play for in Japan

BRIGHT FUTURE. Jaja Santiago will finally pursue a volleyball career out of the country. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

LVPI to conduct tryouts for women's national volleyball team

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The open tryouts will be held on Friday, April 13 at the Arellano Law School Gym from 5 pm to 9 pm

OPEN TRYOUTS. The LVPI will be fielding a national team for the Asian Games and the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championships. File Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Experience the missing piece for PH women's volleyball, says Vicente

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The Philippine team fell short in the semifinals against powerhouse Thailand and will instead shoot for the bronze medal

LACK OF EXPERIENCE. The Philippine national women's volleyball team is still short on experience when it comes to international competition. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

PH women’s volleyball falls to revenge-seeking Vietnam in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines will next face Thailand in the semifinals on Saturday

REVENGE. Vietnam avenges their loss to the Philippines in the 2017 Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. File photo by Jerrick Esguerra

Dawn Macandili named second best libero in Asian Seniors tilt

Aug 18, 2017 - 3:26 AM

The De La Salle University standout was one of the Philippines standouts in their eighth place tournament finish

AWARD WINNER. Dawn Macandili was named the second best libero of the Asian Seniors Championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The fight goes on for PH volleyball after Asian Seniors stint

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine volleyball team has nothing to be ashamed of after giving Kazakhstan a tough fight in their final match at the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship

ON TO MALAYSIA. “Meron pa tayong SEA Games, bawi lang nang bawi. Laban lang nang laban," says Alyssa Valdez. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

Philippines falls to Kazakhstan again, finishes 8th in Asian Seniors

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:33 PM

The Philippine team wraps up the country s hosting of the Asian tourney with an 8th place finish

SPIKED. Kazakhstan tops the Philippines for the second time in the tournament, relegating the Philippines to eighth place. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Thailand - Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship 2017

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The Philippine women s volleyball team goes up against Thailand in the quarterfinals on Tuesday August 15 at 5:30 pm

South Korea, KYK send PH volleyball team to second straight loss

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The Philippines falls to South Korea in straight sets as 2012 Olympic MVP Kim Yeon Koung takes charge in Laguna

DOMINANCE. 2012 Olympic MVP Kim Yeon Koung sends a spike sailing past Mika Reyes and Jovelyn Gonzaga. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs South Korea - Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The Philippine team hopes to get back in the winning track against South Korea on Sunday August 13 at 5:30 pm

IN PHOTOS: Philippines vs Kazakhstan - Asian Senior Volleyball Championship

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Relive the Philippine national volleyball team s stand against the higher ranked Kazakhstan crew

Photos by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

PH volleyball team falls to Kazakhstan in Asian Seniors

Aug 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The Philippines still qualifies for the tournament s quarterfinals and the 2018 Asian Volleyball Cup

SPIKED. Mika Reyes and Kim Fajardo attempt to block a Kazakh player's spike. Kazakhstan handed the Philippine squad its first loss of the tournament. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

PH into Asian Seniors quarters after Kazakhstan beats Hong Kong

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:21 PM

The Philippines is now ensured of a ticket to the 2018 Asian Volleyball Cup

PILIPINAS VOLLEYBALL. The Philippine women's volleyball team opened the Asian Seniors Championship on a strong note against Hong Kong. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Kazakhstan - Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:54 PM

The Philippines looks to remain unbeaten when the national team faces Kazakhstan on Friday August 11 at 5:30 pm

Teamwork, gutsy effort towed PH volleyball past opening day jitters

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:18 PM

We need to still focus on speed [and] of course our receive and service efficiency says Francis Vicente

WINNING FORMULA. A win by the Philippines against Kazakhstan, or a second loss by Hong Kong will send the Philippine team to the quarters and into the Asian Volleyball Cup next year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH volleyball team sweeps Hong Kong to open Asian Seniors campaign

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The Philippines opens the Asian Senior Women s Volleyball Championship with a win in Biñan City

PILIPINAS VOLLEYBALL. The Philippine women's volleyball team opened the Asian Seniors Championship on a strong note against Hong Kong. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo comes from behind to beat La Salle in Battle of the Rivals

Jul 16, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Three time UAAP MVP Alyssa Valdez spearheads the Lady Eagles to victory

FLASHBACK SUNDAY. Alyssa Valdez and Mika Reyes relived their college rivalry for a worthy cause. File photo by Josh Albelda/AFP

After PSL plum, Mika Reyes sets eyes on Japan training with national squad

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Skipper Mika Reyes and the national volleyball squad will fly to Japan next week for a two week camp

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Gov’t supports PH hosting of Asian Seniors Women’s volleyball tourney

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Malacañang through lawyer Concepcion Ferrolino Edad directs government agencies to hand out support for the volleyball tourney that will be held in Biñan and Muntinlupa next month

PILIPINAS VOLLEYBALL. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will compete in the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in preparation for the SEA Games. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH team to use Asian Seniors tilt as build up for SEA Games

Jul 01, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The country will host the 19th edition of the tourney from August 9 to 17

PILIPINAS VOLLEYBALL. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will compete in the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in preparation for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pocari imports Michelle Strizak, Krystal Rivers dish on PH volleyball experience

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Michelle Strizak and Krystal Rivers feels right at home playing in the Philippine shores

Kathy Bersola set to graduate summa cum laude from UP

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Bersola will earn her Bachelor in Sports Science degree with the highest honors after maintaining an overall weighted average grade of 1 18

SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Kathy Bersola is graduating with the highest honors. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Philippine volleyball rosters for SEA Games revealed

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Mika Reyes and Alyssa Valdez headline the women s squad while John Vic de Guzman leads the men s team

Champion behind champions: PH volleyball stars’ Mother’s Day tributes

May 14, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Stars of Philippine volleyball show their appreciation for their mothers

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Aby Marano and Tin Tiamzon are two of the volleyball players who paid tribute to their mothers on Instagram

Alyssa Valdez, Myla Pablo, Elaine Kasilag to miss Clash of Heroes event

May 13, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Valdez won t be in action due to her extended action in the Premier Volleyball League

NOT SUITING UP. Alyssa Valdez will skip the fundraiser event due to workload concerns, while Elaine Kasilag and Myla Pablo are dealing with injuries. File photos

UE's Roselle Baliton thanks critics for boosting her morale

Mar 17, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The Lady Warrior isn t letting criticism over her inclusion in the volleyball national team training pool get her down

HATERS WELCOME. Roselle Baliton's inclusion into the national volleyball team training pool has been met with mixed reactions, which has given the UE Lady Warrior something to motivate her. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Vicente stays true to national team vision as Manila tryouts end

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:07 PM

The 3 day Luzon tryout saw the big collegiate names undergo physical mental and emotional tests to find the players ready to represent the flag in the SEA Games

TRYOUTS. Coach Francis Vicente holds national volleyball team tryouts. Photo by Alyssa Rola/Rappler

United VC set to debut in Super Liga Invitationals

Jan 27, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Michele Gumabao and Denden Lazaro are two of the players expected to wear the team s uniform

GET THAT BALL. Former Ateneo libero Denden Lazaro will display her skills for United VC in the PSL. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mika Reyes ready to learn from new Superliga home

Jan 15, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The former Lady Spiker is ready to start a new PSL chapter after joining Petron

FLYING HIGH. Mika Reyes (back) never imagined representing the Philippines on the international stage, despite her success in the UAAP and Philippine Super Liga. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UE's Vicente embarks on greater challenge as national team coach

Jan 14, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The veteran volleyball mentor will have a busy year ahead as he prepares for the upcoming UAAP 79 and SEA Games in August

CALLING THE SHOTS. UE's Francis Vicente will handle the national volleyball team after emerging atop a pool of 23 coaching applicants. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SEA Games volleyball team: Who will make the cut?

Jan 09, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Will the Magnificent 7 remain intact in August or will LVPI shake up the roster?

NATIONAL DUTY. The Philippine women's volleyball team will return to the SEA Games after going 1-2 in 2015. But will the team's core remain the same? Screenshot from live stream

PH volleyball set for busy 2017 after history-making 2016

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The Philippines will have another busy year with 5 international tournaments set for 2017

GLOBAL STAGE. F2 Logistics represented the Philippines in the 2016 FIVB Women's Club Championships held in the Philippines. The final between Pomi Casalmaggiore and Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul set an FIVB record with 6,700 spectators in attendance. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippine volleyball in 2016: Legendary exits and new beginnings

Dec 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM

From Alyssa Valdez s last dance in the UAAP to the DLSU Lady Spikers climbing back to the top 2016 was an eventful year in Philippine volleyball

Alyssa Valdez set to join Thai volleyball club - report

Dec 25, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The former Ateneo star will pack her bags for Thailand next year as she is set to join 3BB Nakhonnont according to a team announcement

INTERNATIONAL DUTY. Alyssa Valdez, who helped set volleyball on fire in the Philippines, will bring her intensity to Thailand. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH volleyball stars reveal 2016 holiday plans

Dec 19, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Philippine volleyball personalities share how they intend to make the most out of their remaining vacations days in 2016

HOLIDAY PLANS. What are some of Philippine volleyball's big stars doing for the 2016 holidays? Alyssa Valdez, for one, posts this photo from her trip to Universal Studios in Japan. Screengrab from Valdez's Instagram account

Mika Reyes rides the high of FIVB national team experience

Oct 29, 2016 - 3:42 PM

The 3 time UAAP champ says that playing against some of the best players in the world is an experience she won t soon forget

FLYING HIGH. Mika Reyes (back) never imagined representing the Philippines on the international stage, despite her success in the UAAP and Philippine Super Liga. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pocari Sweat overcomes Air Force to win first Shakey's V-League crown

Jul 18, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Pocari Sweat takes Game 3 in 4 sets to win its first ever title

BLOOD AND SWEAT. Pocari Sweat had to make it through two do-or-die matches to win its first ever title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Shakey’s V-League: Undefeated Pocari Sweat sweeps Laog

Jun 04, 2016 - 8:41 PM

The Lady Warriors notch their third straight win

Myla Pablo has 13 points in Pocari Sweat's Shakey's V-League victory. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Off the court and at home with Alyssa Valdez

Dec 06, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Feel as if you’re hanging out with ‘The Phenom’ as she talks about some of her hobbies and favorites

Foton defeats Petron in straight sets to win PSL Grand Prix title

Dec 05, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The Foton Tornadoes won the third and deciding match against the Petron Blazing Spikers to win the 2015 PSL Grand Prix title

CHAMPIONS. The Foton Tornadoes have ended the Petron Blazing Spikers' reign atop the PSL. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The future is bright for Philippine women's volleyball

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:51 PM

The momentum has been created all it needs is another collectively strong push The future of Philippine women’s volleyball looks very exciting

Philippines finishes last in VTV Cup

Aug 01, 2015 - 5:02 PM

The Philippines lost a rematch to Nanjing University in the battle for fifth place in their first appearance in the VTV Cup

Aby Marano and Team Philippines finished last place in their first VTV Cup appearance. Screenshot from YouTube

Philippines ends VTV Cup campaign with loss to Chinese club

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:32 PM

The Philippines dropped their final game to the Liaoning V C volleyball club ending their campaign with a 1 4 record

Aby Marano and Team Philippines ended their campaign with a 1-4 record. Screenshot from YouTube

Philippines swept by Thailand, falls to 0-2 in VTV Cup

Jul 26, 2015 - 6:27 PM

The Philippines dropped their second straight game in the 2015 VTV International Women’s Volleyball Cup after getting swept by Thailand’s Under 23 team

Aby Marano and Team Philippines dropped their second straight game. Screenshot from YouTube

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

PH men's volleyball team loses to Thailand, falls out of SEAG contention

Jun 14, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Marck Espejo led the PH national squad with 17 points while Peter Torres and John Vic De Guzman each contributed 6

Rex Intal fires a spike past a Malaysian blocker during an earlier game in the competition. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

WATCH: Daquis aims to be ‘role model’ for PH volleyball team

May 31, 2015 - 4:37 AM

Rachel Anne Daquis has taken on a leadership role with the Philippine women s volleyball team as they head toward the SEA Games with his expectations

Rachel Anne Daquis will provide experience to the team as one of its most senior players. Photo by Naoki Mengua

PH volleyball SEA Games schedules released

May 22, 2015 - 5:14 PM

The SEA Games volleyball schedules for the women s and men s volleyball competitions have been released

Alyssa Valdez (L) and Marck Espejo (R) will lead their respective squads into SEA Games competition

PH women's volleyball SEA Games roster set; Valdez, Maraño included

May 22, 2015 - 12:07 PM

The twelve person PH women’s volleyball team has been set including top stars from the UAAP and Shakey s V League

Alyssa Valdez (L) and Aby Marano (R) will represent the Philippines at the SEA Games