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Senate takes time to back PSL team

The Philippine Senate has thrown its support to the country’s hosting of the 2016 the FIVB Women’s Club Championship set October 18 to 21 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Shortly after Malacañang entrusted government agencies to ensure the success of the FIVB-WCC, which the Philippines will host and take part in for the very first time, the Senate also rolled out the red carpet for the Philippine representative PSL-F2 Logistics squad late Monday.

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel vowed to cheer as he welcomed the squad, which will battle the best club teams in the world in this prestigious tourney organized by the Philippine Superliga and Eventcourt with TV5, Petron, Asics, BMW and F2 Logistics as official partners and Diamond Hotel as official residence.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, local organizing committee honorary president, said it is only fitting for government to do everything to support the event which he added would give the Philippines a good image in the world sporting stage.

PSL-F2 Logistics Manila will compete in a very strong field composed of VakifBank Istanbul and Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul of Turkey, Hisamitsu Springs Kobe of Japan, Bangkok Glass of Thailand, Pomi Casalmaggiore of Italy, Volero Zurich of Switzerland and Rexona-Sesc Rio of Brazil.

Tickets sales for the event, according to MOA Arena representatives, have reached fever pitch since last week.

“The best club teams in the world will be arriving starting this week,” said Cayetano, referring to the spectacle that also has Rexona, Philippine Sports Commission, Mall of Asia Arena, Foton and Price Waterhouse Cooper as official sponsors and Turkish Airlines as official airlines.

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