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Jirah Llaneta to make her BIG DECISION soon

Posted in NCAA Volleyball, Notable Players, UAAP Volleyball, Volleyball News

In volleyball’s recruiting wars, one player stood out among all high school players. This is none other than Jirah Llaneta of Perpetual Help – Molino. A 5’7 1/2 outside hitter, she has amazed UAAP and NCAA coaches with her hang time and leaping ability as well as her ability to score both using power and smart attacks and through very sharp service aces.

In the recently concluded STCAA (Southern Tagalog Calabarzon Athletic Association), among all coaches who talked to her, FEU and UST are the most aggressive, with the coaches promising her a first six slot in the team next season. The coaches of  ADU and NU are also constantly talking to her. She has likewise trained with both the UAAP Season 74 finalists DLSU and ADMU and has impressed both coaches.

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Boracay Beach Volleyball Open organized by PHRS on November 12-13, 2011

Posted in Beach Volleyball, Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

Need a vacation and would want to play beach volleyball at the same time? Check out the first Boracay Beach Volleyball Open this November being organized by Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS).


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Philippine Women’s Volleyball Team not participating in the SEA Games 2011 due to poor performance

Posted in Philippine Volleyball Federation, Volleyball News

To fit the P30M budget for the upcoming SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia this November 11-25, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) had to trim down the delegation for Team Philippines. SEA Games co-deputy Julian Camacho confirmed major cuts have been made in team sports like volleyball, baseball, and futsal.

Due to the win-less performance of our Philippine Women’s Volleyball Team in the recently concluded 12th Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship where they placed last at 8th overall, the POC had to cut off the team from participating in the SEA Games 2011.

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Jed Montero in the July 2011 issue of FHM

Posted in Other News, Others, Photos and Videos, Volleyball News

Former University of the Philippines women’s team volleyball player Jed Montero (Rebecca Gail Montero) graces the July 2011 issue of FHM – the one with the Eula Valdes cover. Before she jumped into the world of TV hosting and perhaps an acting career someday, she was once one of the sought after faces in UAAP Volleyball. Her UAAP volleyball days were cut short due to an ankle injury.

Jed was also a candidate for the FHM 100 Sexiest Women edition. Here’s a sneak peek of the interview in the July 2011 issue of FHM that features Jed Montero, taken from www.fhm.com.ph site:

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Actor Richard Gomez donates his balls to varsity volleyball teams

Posted in Others, Volleyball News


Photo: Richard Gomez playing volleyball with the Western Leyte College varsity teams. He donated volleyballs to the school.

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7 teams to participate in the Shakey’s V-League Open Conference

Posted in Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 8, Volleyball News

The Shakey’s V-League Season 8 Second Conference will finally be rolling on July 31, 2010 (Sunday) at the San Juan Arena. The opening has been moved several times already (from the original July 3, then was moved to July 24) as the V-League folks had to finds ways to fill in their targeted number of participating teams in order for the league to push through. We are now left with 7 teams namely:

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Philippine beach volley tandems reach quarter finals at the 1st Asian University Beach Volleyball

Posted in Beach Volleyball, Volleyball News

Philippines is being represented by two beach volleyball teams coming from Ateneo de Manila University (Alysa Valdez – Bea Tan) and University of Southern Philippines Foundation (Erika Camille Verano – Apple Eve Saraum) in the July 15-20, 2011 1st Asian University Beach Volleyball in Laizhou, China.

They finished 3rd in their respective groups during the eliminations round and advanced to the quarter finals stage. This tournament is being organized by the Asia University Sports Federation and is being participated by Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Sri-Lanka, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and U.A.E. A total of 34 beach volleyball student-athletes joined.

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3rd Leg of Petron Ladies’ Beach Volleyball Tournament happening this Friday at De La Salle-Dasmariñas, Cavite

Posted in Beach Volleyball, Petron Volleyball League, Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

Dubbed as the 2011 Battle of Champions, the third leg of the 9th Petron Ladies’ Beach Volleyball Tournament kicks off on July 15 (Friday) at the volleyball sand courts of De La Salle University-Das Marinas (Health and Sciences campus) in Cavite. This third leg was supposed to take place in Pangasinan as originally planned, but the recent typhoons caused the organizers to move the venue to Cavite.

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Only 3 school teams confirmed to be part of Shakey’s V-League 8 2nd Conference

Posted in Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 8, Volleyball News

I’m not too sure if this is good or bad news. But it’s certainly very interesting. On one hand, losing a lot of school teams can pave the way for the commercialization of teams for Shakey’s V-League as they take in and give chance to corporate teams (so to speak) to participate. Maybe it’s time for the V-League to take risks and create more of these non-school based teams and not merely capitalize on the popularity of college volleyball. Besides, UAAP and NCAA will always be there. Let’s hope that the upcoming Shakey’s V-League Season 8 Second Conference is going to be exciting because of these turn of events. Let’s watch out and support the V-League folks!

This article is taken from BallersPinas.com website:

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POC-PSC National Games: indoor and beach volleyball game results

Posted in Beach Volleyball, Photos and Videos, Volleyball News

The Philippine National Games shall become a yearly national championships for all sports – to assess the expanse of athletic potentials as by-product of your national programs, to serve as the ultimate challenge grounds to bring out the best of the national crop and the emerging ones, and finally, to serve as the final “ranking and selection ground” for possible composition of the national pool, and from which the team for the future international competitions (e.g. SEA Games, Asian Games, Olympics, etc.)

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