With Peping and his sports mafia slowly being pushed out of the picture, there is now a better chance for redemption for Philippine Volleyball. With that, our hopes and dreams for a united, non-politicized, no-frills-no-mafia Philippine Volleyball can prosper. With the SEA Games almost done, we hope that the new leadership in the POC will finally address this big anomaly in Philippine Volleyball.
Philippine sports has suffered enough. It is time to erase the years of misery and humiliation. It is time to correct the malpractices and corruption, and ease out the decadence and favoritism of the old society. Our children need new heroes, new inspiration, and new ways of doing things. Our children need good examples of professional conduct, discipline and strong moral character. Our President Duterte sent a strong message: “DO NOT DESTROY THE YOUTH OF MY COUNTRY!” We have our golden opportunity here now.
The campaign to win back our pride in Philippine Sports does not end with the ouster of Peping. We must continue pushing, so that the new POC does not think it’s ‘business as usual’ for them.
In 2015, the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) was removed from the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) as a recognized national sports federation. Based on the