PH beach volley counting on hometown support to boost SEA Games bid

first_imgAs part of the teams’ buildup, the LVPI is staging the Rebisco International beach volley competition on Nov. 15 to 17 at Mall of Asia´s Sands by the Bay where the Philippines will be going up against New Zealand, Hong Kong, Palau and SEA Games favorite Thailand.“It will boil down to our commitment and mindset. But we worked very hard in training,” said Sisi Rondina, the energetic indoor volley star who has agreed to suit up for the beach volley team in this SEA Games.“We just have to treat each game as the championship game,” she added.The beach volleyball competitions begins on Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 in Subic.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Bernadeth Pons and Sisi Rondina. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The Philippine women’s beach volleyball team is banking on homecourt advantage to provide the needed boost for its gold medal bid in the coming Southeast Asian Games.As host, the Philippines is allowed to field in two squads each in the women’s and men’s competition.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis Letran topples San Beda, nears NCAA Season 95 titlecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? The women’s team is composed of the pair of Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons and the duo of Dzi Gervacio and Floremel Rodriguez. The men’s side features Edmar Bonono and Jude Garcia, and Anthony Arbasto and James Buytrago.This year’s teams will be tasked to end the country’s long medal drought in the sport. The last time the Philippines made the beach volleyball podium was in 2005 in Manila courtesy of Heidi Ilustre and Diane Pascua.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“With all the support we received, our teams are hoping to get far in this SEA Games,” said team manager Cha Soriano in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Amelie Hotel in Manila.“We want our players to be in Subic early. We want our players to familiarize themselves with the viscosity (thickness and consistency) of the sand in the actual venue. That should give us the homecourt advantage,” said Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) training director Peter Cayco. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Priority legislation in the 18th Congress MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgAN APT FAVOURITE: Rockies Odyssey & Alaska CruiseReturn from Vancouver, the Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise holiday covers all those quintessential Canadian icons: a rail journey between the massive peaks of the Canadian Rockies, two nights at the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and a cruise through the Inside Passage featuring Glacier Bay. GoldLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer and a guaranteed Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise are just a few other ways that APT proves it understands what it means to indulge.Travel east on the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service, taking in panoramic views of the Coast Mountains, Hell’s Gate and the Spiral Tunnels from your bi-level glass-dome carriage. Enjoy the freedom to choose how you spend your holiday in Banff, Jasper and Whistler with Freedom of Choice sightseeing and dining inclusions.On the Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise journey, visit The Butchart Gardens before hours and dine in the original Butchart residence; head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for breakfast before the crowds arrive; and discover the natural history of Lake Louise with an expert Mountain Heritage Guide, among other APT Signature Experiences.Go back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view the e-brochureAPT has launched its 2020 Canada & Alaska featuring USA Pre-Release brochure.To celebrate the launch, APT have put together some savings. Book by 23 May 2019 and take advantage of Superdeals like Companion Fly Free including taxes. This deal is available on selected itineraries across many of APT’s 2020 departures. There’s also a Bonus Early Bird Payment Discount of $600 per couple.Other Superdeals include Fly Premium Economy from $2,595 and Fly Business Class from $5,995.All taken care of and all-inspiring, APT’s most popular itineraries are back for 2020. These holidays include explorations of both the east and west sides of Canada, a cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage and those must-see cities of the USA.last_img read more