Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao throughout a press convention for theMaharlika Pilipinas Volleyball Affiliation. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao has entered the Philippine volleyball scene with the launching of the Maharlika Pilipinas Volleyball Affiliation (MPVA) to proceed discovering abilities and offering an avenue to the athletes.

Ten groups from totally different cities will conflict within the inaugural MPVA, the most recent membership girls’s volleyball league, in a home-and-away format from October to December.

After the profitable staging within the MPBL for the previous 5 years, the eight-division world boxing champion hopes to develop his sports activities program to volleyball by the MPVA.

“I’m hoping this MPVA will change into establishment league in our nation in terms of volleyball,”mentioned Pacquiao, the founding chairman of the league, within the press convention on Friday.

“I’m hoping this inaugural season of MPVA might be as unforgettable because the MPBL. We’ve been receiving help from each nook of the nation. I’m hoping additionally, you will help the MPVA,” he added.

Nasipit Woman Spikers from Agusan Del Norte, Blue Hawks, Marikina, Caloocan, Rizal, Biñan, Manila Tornadoes, Bulacan, Bacoor, and Quezon Metropolis will compete within the first MPVA event, which could have a single round-robin elimination.

Executives and group representatives of the MPVA. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

The groups are required to have at the least three homegrown abilities and might signal a most of 5 ex-professional gamers however solely three ex-pros can play on the similar time.

The quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship might be performed within the best-of-three collection. The league will implement a video problem beginning within the semis.

“I consider that volleyball can unite, encourage, create an enduring change…He (Pacquiao) has tirelessly labored to deliver sports activities nearer to our hearts, Filipinos. His dedication to creating a distinction by sports activities is a supply of inspiration to all of us,” mentioned the appearing President and CEO of MPVA Emerson Oreta, who was with normal counsel Atty. Glenn Gacal and director and authorized counsel Atty. Victorina Calma. 

“In alignment with Manny Pacquiao’s imaginative and prescient, collectively we’ll obtain greatness in volleyball, and past that, reaching Filipinos by the facility of sports activities,” he added.

Pacquiao vows males’s division coming quickly

Michael Tavera would be the MPVA commissioner with Venue Operations Director Allen Reyes and Director for Operations Ginio Panganiban, who’re additionally organizing Shakey’s Tremendous League.

Pacquiao mentioned that the MPVA is simply getting began as it is going to have a males’s division subsequent yr and a Juniors division.

“This isn’t simply girls’s, we may also have a males’s class subsequent yr. Simply planning correctly so we gained’t have points if every part occurs without delay,” the league founder mentioned. “I obtained a whole lot of feedback asking why there’s not males’s class. Don’t fear, it’s being performed. It’s a part of our plan to have each males’s and girls’s divisions”

“We may also have a grassroots division for our youth. Within the MPBL, we have now a Jr. MPBL. We could have one thing like that afterward. That’s our plan for the MPVA,” he added.

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