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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

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


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

SEAG organizers deny PH request for Indonesian volleyball player gender test

Jun 10, 2015 - 12:46 PM

“They told us there was not enough material time to conduct the gender test on the Indonesian ” said Philippine Volleyball executive President Jose Romasanta

Indonesian volleyball player Aprilia Santini Manganang is under scrutiny from the Philippine SEA Games delegation. Photo from SEA Games website

FIVB withdraws recognition from PVF, new body given nod

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:47 PM

The International Volleyball Federation virtually signed the death sentence of the Philippine Volleyball Federation after awarding provisional recognition to the newly created Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas

FIVB president Ary Graca withdrew recognition of the PVF and designated the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas the main volleyball body in the Philippines. Photo by Dennis Gasgonia

Volleyball federation sanctions Iran for barring women fans

Nov 10, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The announcement comes a week after a British Iranian women was jailed by a Tehran court five months following her arrest in the city after trying to attend a volleyball match

FIVB will not allow Iran to host international tournaments until women are allowed to watch games. File photo from AFP

Breakthrough: PH spikers wallop Myanmar

Jun 15, 2013 - 8:48 PM

The Philippines bounced back from an opening day defeat with a four set win against Myanmar in the FIVB World Championship qualifiers

LEADER. Santiago led the Philippines with 16 points. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

PH spikers fall to Vietnam

Jun 14, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Vietnam proved to be too much for the Philippine team who lost in straight sets

NOT ENOUGH. The combination of Valdez, Santiago and De Leon wasn't enough to propel the Philippines to victory. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

PH volleyball: What to expect in Vietnam qualifiers

Jun 14, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The Philippines will be competing in an international tournament again Here s what to expect

TWIN TOWERS. The PH team boasts of twin towers in the Santiago sisters. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.