The Philippines will host the forthcoming 7th Asian Youth Girls' 16-under Volleyball Championship on October 11 to 18 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
A total of 12 countries have already confirmed their participation in this week-long event under the auspices of the Philippine Volleyball Federation and the FIVB (Federation Internationale De Volleyball).
The 12 countries are last year's defending champion, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore, Iran and the Philippines.
The top three finishers in the 7th Asian Youth Girls' (16-under) Volleyball Championship will represent Asia in the 2009 World Youth Girls' (18-under) Volleyball Championship in Mexico.
Supported by Shakey's, the RP team is composed mostly of Shakey's Girls' Volleyball League (GVL) standouts like Alyssa Valdez of University of Santo Tomas, Patty Orendein of La Carlota Bacolod and Janine Marciano of Assumption College.
PVF president Pedro Mendoza appointed Prospero "Butch" Pichay Jr., as chairman of the executive committee, Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan as the honorary chairman and Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan as chairman of VIP reception committee.
Pichay, who is the newest Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) chief, is also the president of the BAP-SBP and the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP).
For inquiries, call the Philippine Volleyball Federation secretariat office at Tel. No. (02) 526-8438 for complete details.