Manila, Philippines, October 3, 2016 – Local organisers are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the security of participants, fans and officials visiting the 2016 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship set to take place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila from October 18 to 23.Quick links:FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - WebsiteFIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - ScheduleFIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Teams
The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) and the Philippine Superliga (PSL), organisers of the event, have received assurances from Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Rolando “Bato” Dela Rosa that the event, which will gather the eight best club teams from around the world, will be treated in a manner befitting an international political and economic conference in terms of security.
This was ensured by no less than PNP Senior Superintendent Romas Colet Apolinario, Deputy District Director for Operations of the Southern Police District, who was put in charge of the Women’s Club World Championship delegates.
Also manning the welfare of the athletes, coaching staff and officials of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) for the event which has Eventcourt as its international organizer, is PNP Senior Superintendent Joel Napoleon Coronel of the Manila Police District.
The athletes, coaches and VIP delegations for this prestigious event, which is being held for the very first time in the Philippines, will be staying at the Diamond Hotel, whose officials have also ensured an unforgettable stay to the delegates.
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, the Organizing Committee Chairman, said ensuring the security of the fans and participants was foremost in the plans laid out by the group.
“We will provide police personnel in all visible areas where the Club World Championship delegates and athletes will be playing, staying and visiting, including malls the delegates are likely to visit,” said Apolinario.
“Our orders from Gen. Dela Rosa are to treat this event the way we treated the recent Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) and the Papal visit.”
The Philippines will be represented in the tournament by a mix of seven local players and seven international players who will don the colors of PSL-F2 Logistics Manila, led by Rachel Anne Daquis, the captain.
Other teams competing are 2016 European club champions Pomì Casalmaggiore of Italy, 2015 Asian Champions Bangkok Glass of Thailand, 2016 South American champions Rexona-Sesc Rio or Brazil, Volero Zurich of Switzerland, Hisamitsu Springs of Japan, while Turkey will be represented by two teams in Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul and Vakıfbank İstanbul.