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Valdez, other PVL stars still waiting for clearance

By Kristel Satumbaga

 

 

 

Alyssa Valdez

ALYSSA Valdez

Alyssa Valdez and the rest of the Premier Volleyball League players will have to wait a little longer before they can resume practice.

League organizer Sports Vision President Ricky Palou said they are still waiting for the confirmation from the Department of Health and the Inter-Agency Task Force for their request to restart training although several professional league were already allowed to resume practice under stricter health protocols.

Palou initially reached out to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for their request, but the government sports agency advised them to directly talk to the DOH office under Secretary Francisco Duque III.

“Sec. Duque or his representative will then involve the PSC and GAB (Games and Amusement Board) in the decision-making,” said Palou.

PVL is composed of amateur and semi-professional players who play at least three conferences a year – the Collegiate Conference, Reinforced Conference and Open Conference.

Recently, PSC, GAB and DOH released a Joint Administrative Order (JAO) providing guidelines in conducting physical and sports activities during the coronavirus pandemic, covering non-professional sports under the jurisdiction of the PSC, professional sports under GAB, and non-professional persons in sports like athletes, coaches, trainors, promoters and other parties involved in the conduct of sports like venue management, local government units, schools and workplaces.

Palou said they are still waiting for official word.

The PVL plans to hold at least one conference this year in the hope to provide entertainment to those staying at home since the outbreak of the deadly disease last March.

 

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