Maraño, De Guzman named national team skippers

first_img1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ The LVPI decided to forgo the major Asian tournaments to keep the team’s confidence intact.“We don’t want to be playing in the SEA Games coming from bad beatings from these countries,” said Cayco.De Guzman will captain a men’s team that includes former Ateneo star Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, spearhead of reigning UAAP men’s champion National Univerity.The LVPI had earlier predicted its teams would finish on the podium, but refused to forecast the medal. The Philippines last won a gold in the 1993 SEA Games in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Aby Maraño and John Vic de Guzman have been named captains of the national volleyball teams that will compete in front of home fans in the Southeast Asian Games this year.“This is very exciting. I personally feel no pressure. I take this as a challenge,” said the 26-year-old Maraño during the unveiling of national squads by the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) and main sponsor Rebisco on Friday. “The only thing is that we have to sustain this all the way to the SEA Games.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe pool will undergo training camps in Japan, China and Korea where the club will go up against multiple club and collegiate teams.“We think this is a lot better than playing in the Asian Women’s and Asian Cup,” said LVPI president Peter Cayco. “And maybe we will have pocket tournaments in the country like the SEA Grand Prix.” Volleyball star Alyssa Valdez, also named to the national pool, praised officials for including youngsters like University of Santo Tomas’ rookie Eya Laure and foreign-born Filipinos like Kalei Mau and Alohi Robins-Handy.“We can learn from them and they from us,” Valdez said. “This is also good because we have so many young players so we can already see the future of Philippine volleyball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pacquiao could find a foe after March 16last_img read more

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first_imgJanuary 22, 2008 We continue our report from 1/18/08 about the tent removal in the amphitheater in the Colly Soleri Music Center. Maintenance crew member David De Gomez removes hardware at each of the spines that fastens the tent to the edges of the amphitheater. We continue our report from 1/18/08 about the tent removal in the amphitheater in the Colly Soleri Music Center. Maintenance crew member David De Gomez removes hardware at each of the spines that fastens the tent to the edges of the amphitheater. [Photo & text: sa] The south edges of the tent are clipped to a strong cable structure. It’s hard to see through the tree branches as the crew detaches the fasteners one by one. [Photo & text: sa] The sides are free and the crew now folds the heavy cloth towards the middle of the seating area. This report continues on 1/23/08. [Photo & text: sa]last_img