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MPVA founder Manny Pacquiao, crew managers Jayvee Sumagaysay and John Vic De Guzman throughout the launch on Friday. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines — Jayvee Sumagaysay might be carrying a distinct hat because the crew supervisor of the Nasipit Agusan Del Norte Woman Spikers within the inaugural Maharlika Pilipinas Volleyball Affiliation (MPVA) — the most recent ladies’s membership volleyball league within the nation — beginning in October.

Sumagaysay, a Philippine males’s volleyball crew member, bought a brand new alternative together with his fellow gamers John Vic De Guzman and Kim Malabunga after their buddy and Nasipit Mayor Roscoe Plaza entrusted them to deal with the volleyball crew in Manny Pacquiao’s latest league. 

“MPVA might be a distinct problem for me because it’s a ladies’s league. I’ve been taking part in within the males’s for a very long time, however I’m wanting ahead to introducing the expertise of Nasipit to Manila,” stated the previous College of Santo Tomas Tiger Spiker in Filipino.

“We needed to assist the imaginative and prescient and this system of Nasipit, which is the lone crew from Mindanao. We hope to compete on this MPVA,” he added.

Dealing with a crew is a more durable activity than taking part in. That’s why Sumagaysay tapped the seasoned teaching workers of UST led by Ben Mape, John Abella, and Aying Esteban.

Sumagaysay revealed that ex-pro Cai Nepomuceno-Baloaloa will lead their crew, which could have three home-grown skills from Nasipit who will come from their September 27 tryout.

“Our goal is to showcase the expertise of the gamers from Nasipit and ship an achievement to this city,” he stated.

Nasipit will face Blue Hawks, Marikina, Caloocan, Rizal, Biñan, Manila Tornadoes, Bulacan, Bacoor, and Quezon Metropolis 

The MPVA can also be eyeing to stage a males’s match subsequent 12 months, the place Sumagaysay seeks to play for a similar crew.

“As one of many vocal males’s volleyball gamers, this might be good for our sport, which actually deserves the identical recognition as different Asian nations equivalent to Japan and Thailand. Our division has the potential to achieve that stage,” stated Sumagaysay.

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