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The Alas Pilipinas era begins

The Philippines’ national volleyball teams officially have a new monicker: Alas Pilipinas.

This new brand name and a logo were announced during a press conference held by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) and Cignal TV on Wednesday, May 15, to represent a fresh start for a sport that has exponentially grown in popularity over the last 10 years.

“We’re delighted to kickstart this new chapter for Philippine volleyball by unveiling Alas Pilipinas, our new names for the national teams both in indoor and beach and for both men and women. We’re humbled with the outpouring support that volleyball has garnered over the past few years and we believe that it’s high time for us to rally on one singular name for our national teams,” said PNVF president Ramon Suzara.

The PNVF will also have support from the MVP Group, notably Cignal, Mwell, Smart, and Meralco under the guidance of sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan.

Coverage of Alas Pilipinas’ competitions will be via Cignal platforms, including Free-to-Air and Pay TV, OTT thru Pilipinas Live, and social media through One Sports, One News, and News5.

Bryan Bagunas and Marck Espejo headline the men’s line-up which also includes Josh Ybanez, Joshua Retamar, Nico Almendras, Joseph Bello, JP Bugaoan, Mark Calado, Chao Diao, Jade Disquitado, Menard Guerrero, Lloyd Josafat, Noel Kampton, Vince Lorenzo, Kim Malabunga, Leo Ordiales, Louie Ramirez, Peng Taguibolos, Jau Umandal, Sherwin Umandal, and Adrian Villados.

Sergio Veloso is the team’s head coach.

Sisi Rondina and Jia de Guzman headline the women’s roster that also has UAAP standouts Angel Canino and Bella Belen.

Julia Coronel, Casiey Dongallo, Thea Gagate, Vanie Gandler, Eya Laure, Dawn Macandili-Catindig, Jen Nierva, Faith Nisperos, Cherry Nunag, Dell Palomata, and Fifi Sharma make up the rest of the Jorge Souza de Brito-coached roster.

The 2024 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Women’s Challenge Cup will take place at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila from May 22 to 29 and the 2024 Asian Men’s Volleyball Challenge Cup will be held in Bahrain from June 2 to 9.

These tournaments will provide fans an early look at this new chapter of Philippine Volleyball.

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