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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

PetroGazz completes PVL semis cast

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Angels join BanKo, Ateneo-Motolite and Creamline in the Final Four of the Premier Volleyball League

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. The PetroGazz Angels wrap up their elimination run with a convincing win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez wants Yuka Saso to teach her golf

Nov 02, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso got a fan in the country's volleyball star

GOLDEN MENTOR? Alyssa Valdez hopes to get tips from champion teen golfer Yuka Saso. Photos from Instagram (Alyssa Valdez) and Adrian Portugal/Rappler (Yuka Saso)

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

WATCH: Alyssa Valdez on sharing Kiefer's golf passion

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The volleyball superstar thinks her new hobby has helped up her game

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

WATCH: Michele Gumabao on volleyball training, beauty queen duties

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Volleyball star and beauty queen Michele Gumabao shows how she shines in two different worlds

Fighting Warays snap skid, shock Lady Warriors

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:43 PM

Dimdim Pacres delivers as the Tacloban Fighting Warays finally live up to their name

GRITTY WIN. Learning from previous losses, Tacloban plays steadier down the stretch. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Eagles frustrate Falcons, gain solo second

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Ateneo outlasts Adamson in a five-set thriller to firm up its bid in the Premier Volleyball League

STEADY. The Ateneo Lady Eagles show poise down the stretch to pick up their fourth victory. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo, Petro Gazz overwhelm PVL foes

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The Lady Eagles and the Angels turn back separate opponents in straight sets in the Premier Volleyball League

GRITTY. Bea de Leon and the Ateneo Lady Eagles overcome the early challenge put up by Devine Eguia and the Iriga-Navy Lady Oragons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perlas Spikers survive Warays, extend PVL run to 5

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:47 PM

BanKo-Perlas moves within two wins from sweeping the elimination round of the Premier Volleyball League

HOT RUN. Banko-Perlas' Nicole Tiamzon gets the ball past Tacloban's Shola Alvarez in the match won by the streaking Perlas Spikers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Perlas Spikers keep spark, waylay Lady Eagles

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Banking on their veteran smarts, the Perlas Spikers stay unbeaten in 4 games in the Premier Volleyball League

FIERCE FORM. Dzi Gervacio delivers her vintage plays to help the Perlas Spiker stay perfect. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez, Creamline make quick work of Tacloban

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The Cool Smashers crash into the win column in the Premier Volleyball League

DOMINANT. Creamline's Alyssa Valdez leaps for a kill over over Tacloban's Judith Abil in the match the Cool Smashers dominated. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Tacloban raps Adamson for share of 2nd spot

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:06 PM

The Tacloban Fighting Warriors clinch their second straight triumph in the Premier Volleyball League

WINNING RUN. Shola Alvarez, Andrea Marzan and the rest of the Tacloban Fighting Warays hope to sustain their hot form. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tacloban, Pocari score bounce-back wins

Sep 26, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Fighting Warays and the Lady Warriors crash into the win column of the Premier Volleyball League

WINNING WAYS. Tacloban finds its winning groove to hack out a straight-set victory. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perlas Spikers, Angels triumph in PVL opener

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The PetroGazz Angels and Banko Perlas Spikers get their Premier Volleyball League campaigns off to a winning start

KEY ROLE. Amanda Villanueva helps the BanKo Perlas Spikers score an opening-day win. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

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

UP Lady Maroons capture historic volleyball crown

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:25 PM

The Lady Maroons turn back the FEU Lady Tamaraws to bag their first volleyball championship in over three decades

CHAMPIONS. The UP Lady Maroons celebrate after disposing of the FEU Lady Tamaraws in a Game 2 finals thriller in the Premier Volleyball League.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Maroons shock Tams, near PVL crown

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:11 PM

UP standouts Isa Molde, Marian Buitre and Roselyn Rosier team up to turn the game around

HIT UP. Arielle Estrañero of the Lady Maroons challenges the defense of the Lady Tams pair of Heather Anne Guino-o and Celine Domingo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tigresses pounce on Lady Falcons’ endgame miscues

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

UST pulls off a thrilling win over Adamson to zero in on third place honors in the Premier Volleyball League

TIGHT MATCH. Adamson's Eli Soyud pierces through the UST defensive wall of Carla Sandoval and Christine Francisco in Game 1 of their tight duel for third place. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: PH volleyball, skateboarding close out 2018 Asian Games

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:44 AM

Golden skater Margielyn Didal leads the Philippine delegation as the flag bearer in the Asiad closing ceremonies

MABUHAY! Members of the Philippine national women's volleyball team and skateboarding team stay for the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/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.

Lady Maroons, Tams seal PVL title clash

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:29 PM

UP and FEU stun the top two seeds to advance to the Premier Volleyball League championship series

BIG GAME. UP star Isa Molde (center) comes up big as the Lady Maroons shock the top-ranked Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/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

Lady Falcons, Tams force PVL sudden-death semis

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Adamson regains its deadly form as FEU pulls off a comeback win in the Premier Volleyball League semifinals

DOMINANT. The Adamson Lady Falcons prove yet again why they're the top seed. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

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

Kazakhs push PH spikers down to battle for 7th

Aug 31, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbs a five-set heartbreaker against Kazakhstan in the 2018 Asian Games classification round

HIT. Mylene Paat tries to get one past the Kazakh's defensive wall. 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

Lady Maroons shock Falcons, near PVL finals

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:30 PM

UP and UST are just a win away from arranging a title showdown in the Premier Volleyball League

UPSET. UP stuns erstwhile unbeaten Adamson in Game 1 of the PVL semifinals. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

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

PVL: Adamson completes sweep, UP takes last semis seat

Aug 26, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Lady Falcons and the the Lady Maroons arrange a best-of-three semifinal duel in the Premier Volleyball League

PERFECT. The Adamson Lady Falcons celebrate their 7-0 sweep of the eliminations. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/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

LOOK: PH spikers spark wave of love in Asian Games

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Kim Kianna Dy get a dose of love in Jakarta

KIEFLY. Kiefer Ravena is one of the superstar boyfriends who visited his girlfriend in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

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

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


Weary Lady Falcons foil Red Spikers, near sweep

Aug 19, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Adamson stretches its unbeaten run to 6 games in the Premier Volleyball League

ATTACK. Adamson's Bernadette Flora fires one over San Beda's Jiezela Viray. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

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