The PLDT Home Fibr 2014 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship (AMCC) recently held kick-off ceremonies at the Alphaland City Club in Makati City last April 7 with a Filipino-theme to treat foreign guests to the country’s local flavor.
“We’re very excited with holding the Asian championships here,” said Gary Dujali, vice president and head of PLDT Home Broadband.
“Volleyball is an inceredibly popular sport in the country, and to be able to bring in all these top-caliber athletes to watch up close is going to be a treat to our local fans. We’re live streaming the games with TVolution so that subscribers can watch the action at the comfort of their home.”
In attendance during the opening were organizers and participants from the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC), some members from the diplomatic community, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Ricardo Garcia, former PSC chief and AMCC organizing committee chairman Philip Ella Juico, Philippine Superliga president Ramon “Tats” Suzara, Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) president Karl Chan and PVF Secretary General Otie Camangian.
Also present were Asian Volleyball Confederation chairman Hyungbin Yim and his entourage, Senoh Equipment-Japan president Tetsuyah Ozaki, Senoh Equipment-Japan International Marketing manager Masahiro Masuoka, first vice president and head of PLDT Finance and Controllership Chaye Cabal-Revilla and many others.
With the country making history in its first hosting of the AVC, PLDT HOME Fibr joined hands with foreign and local officials, PVF, Sportscore, Mikasa, Gerflor-Spurway, Senoh Equipment, Healthway Medical Services and Maynilad to ensure a high level of execution throughout the tournament.
All games by the local squad, also known as the PLDT Home TVolution Philippine Team, was streamed live on TVolution and televised live on TV5, the official broadcast partner of the AMCC. The tournament has also tapped with Magic 89.9, Wave 89.1, Jam 88.3, Play 99.5, and KLite 103.5 as its radio partners.
Other teams that participated were seven-time champion Iran, Iraq, Mongolia, Japan, Lebanon, Vietnam, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Oman, Hong Kong, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea, Chinese Taipei and China.