MANILA, Philippines – After winning two bronze medals in beach volleyball at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, and missing the podium in the men’s and women’s volleyball tournaments, Rebisco has pledged its continued support for the national volleyball program.
Jonathan Ng Cc, vice chairman of the Rebisco Group, praised the team of Cc Rondina and Bernadeth Ponce and the team of Jovlin Gonzaga and Diz Rodriguez, and the men’s squad consisting of Jarron Requinton and Runran Abdila and Krung Arbasto and Jude Garcia – they won their previous two bronze medals. Finish Subic’s 30th SEA Games three years ago.
He thanked the men’s and women’s volleyball teams for their efforts despite missing the podium.
“Let’s look forward to more volleyball, more wins and more participation in the Southeast Asian, Asian and world stage in the years to come,” Ng told National Team members, athletes and officials at the Nostalg Hotel and Suites in Mandaluyang.
“There is a lot to be thankful for in our national team members, our volleyball community and especially for the two bronze medals won by both men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams at this year’s SEA Games – the great health and well-being of our national team members.” Added
The Philippine women’s volleyball team, led by Japan V-League’s top blocker Jaza Santiago, Thailand’s Volleyball League’s top scorer Mylin Putt and Alyssa Valdez, missed out on a chance to win a new medal after losing to Indonesia in the fight for third place. The Jorge Suza de Brito-coaching team won its first game against Malaysia but lost the last four because the team failed to end its 17-year medal drought.
The men’s volleyball squad, led by Japan V-League importers Brian Bagunas and Mark Espazo, missed its chance to finish its 2019 silver medal after losing to bronze medalists Cambodia and Thailand early in the group stage. The Filipino Spykers, most of whom have not had a chance to play in a regular league since the outbreak began, were able to snatch fifth place by beating Malaysia and Myanmar in the classification round.
Rebisco officials said the teams needed more time and exposure to reach greater heights.
“We are grateful for each other and have a common understanding and a desire to raise the level of competition and skill of our athletes. Our national teams need more time to integrate and exposure to international tournaments, “said NG, who also owns the Crimline and Choco Mucho teams in the Premier Volleyball League.
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