PH Spikers get beating from host Vietnam in SEA volley tilt


Dindin Santiago (facebook photo)

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine team got a sound beating in its opening match in the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Southeast Asia zone qualifiers Friday night (Manila time) in Quang Tri, Vietnam.

The V-League selection yielded to host and perennial contender Vietnam, 9-25, 11-25, 18-25.

Ateneo’s Alyssa Valdez, sisters Jaja and Dindin Santiago from National University spearhead the squad formed at the last-minute due to pullout of the Philippine Volleyball Federation from the tournament.

The Filpino volleybelles try to bounce back against Myanmar on Saturday night.

The top team of the tournament earns a chance to compete in the main Asian qualifiers later in the year.

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  • Cano Manuel

    “The Filpino volleybelles try to bounce back against Myanmar on Saturday night.”
    This doesn’t say anything.

  • Mark

    I hope MVP should put his money on this sports by opening a professional volleyball games for men and women. Hindi sya ganun kalakas compared sa PBA but magkakaroon ito ng following sa atin. Ung Thailand na kasing laki lang natin ay nkakapaglaro na sa world volleyball competitions against top countries like Italy, Russia, Brazil, etc.

    MVP, bawasan ang gastos sa mga walng kentang artista ng TV5 at dito mag concentrate sa sports. Madami din nmang pretty boys and girls sa volleyball eh, baka dito pa ulit tumibok ang puso mo.

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Congratulation to our Volleybelles!…You are doing a great honor for our Country!!..This is what we need to improve, an International exposure which our Sports team should always experience. Despite the outcome, we are proud of you!!…Strive hard and do your Best!!…and to all those who handle our sports agency and development wake-up and moderate your greed!!

  • Mita

    This may look bad but it is expected. Our national team has not been competing internationally for 8 years and I think their participation here was more for international exposure and experience. Since we now have impressive talents like the Santiago sisters, Valdez, the La Salle players, etc., hope that like the Azkals a few years ago, this tournament is just the start of a long-term program to support and develop our national team to make them truly competitive in international volleyball.

  • jose_rizal11

    eye opener!!!

  • kilabot

    the team wasn’t ready
    pure and simple;
    it didn’t have to go.

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