PLDT and Cignal are moving to the country's first professional volleyball league, the Premier Volleyball League (PVL).
The development was revealed by Sports Vision president Ricky Palou during his appearance on the show, "The Game."
"We've got PLDT. They confirmed that they are joining the PVL and likewise the Cignal team," said Palou. "We have 10 teams already. By next week, everything will be formally announced. Cignal and PLDT have basically confirmed that they are entering the PVL."
PLDT last played in the Sports Vision-led league six years ago. Back then, the Power Hitters, which was composed of members of the national team led by Alyssa Valdez, completed a sweep of the now-defunct Shakey's V-League.
PLDT last saw action on the Philippine Superliga (PSL) in 2019 but did not reach the Final Four stage. Their entry into the PVL will definitely spice the competition up as they take aim against the likes of Creamline, Choco Mucho, Petro Gazz, Bali Pure, Chef's Classic, and Perlas Spikers.
Cignal, on the other hand, has been a member of the PSL since 2013. They won the title in the 2017 Invitational and then ended as the runner-up in the 2019 All-Filipino tournament.
With PLDT and Cignal jumping ship to the PVL, the PSL is left with only three squads in the F2 Logistics, Chery Trigo and Sta. Lucia. (JNP)