THE Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. (PNVFI) has been recognized by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) after its members voted for the former’s affiliation on Sunday night.
A total of 155 national federations gave the thumbs up for the PNVFI during the last day of the FIVB world congress that was conducted online.
The FIVB also sought its members’ votes in the PNVFI’s elections last Jan. 25 that was managed by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). “Do you recognize the elections of the PNVFI last Jan. 25?” the FIVB asked its members. The result was 151 yes, five no, 16 abstained and 18 said they did not receive the question.
The FIVB also asked the house for their decision regarding the expulsion of the Philippine Volleyball Federation as an affiliate of the international federation and got 138 yes votes, 16 no votes, 15 abstain and 22 did not receive the question.
The entire PNVF board expressed their gratitude for the support it got during the 37th Congress.
“We now proudly banner the honor and the responsibility of being affiliated to both the international federation and the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC),” said PNVFI president Ramon Suzara.
Suzara also thanked FIVB president Dr. Ary Graca and AVC president Rita Subowo for the inspiring quality of leadership.
“Thank you to POC president Bambol Tolentino and secretary general Edwin Gastanes for initiating an inclusive and unifying approach to the elections,” Suzara said. “Now, our work begins to fulfill our singular commitment to all stakeholders. At PNVF, we serve volleyball.” (JNP)