KRUSYAL ang magiging desisyon ng Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) sa katayuan ng Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) bilang natatangi at opisyal na sports association ng bansa sa volleyball.
At sa kasalukuyang pamunuan ng Olympic body, sa pamumuno ni Rep. Abraham ‘Bambol’ Tolentino, iginiit ni PVF president Edgardo ‘Tito Boy’ Cantada na mabibigyan sila ng pantay na karapatan para mailahad ang tunay na kaganapan sa volleyball.
“Isang sulat lang ni dating POC president Peping Cojuangco ang sumira sa PVF sa International Federation. Walang direktang desisyon ang FIVB hingil dito kung kaya’t ang magiging pahayag ni Cong. Tolentino ang makapagbibigay katuturan sa aming pinaglalaban sa FIVB,” pahayag ni Cantada.
“The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) has, absolutely, no legal personality with its “provisional membership” in the FIVB.
Its affiliation in the FIVB was proposed in the General Assembly of the 2018 FIVB World Congress held in Cancun, Mexico together with the proposal to exclude/expel the Philippine Volleyball Federation from its membership in the FIVB. The General Assembly voted to reject the proposal to exclude the PVF from its membership in the FIVB and the proposal to affiliate the LVPI was not approved as a two–thirds vote is required in both. These decisions were arrived at without conditions as evidenced in the official minutes of the 2018 FIVB World Congress.
“The PVF would like to reiterate that the exclusion and affiliation of membership are decided solely by the General Assembly. Any decision made by the General Assembly could only be revised, altered or revoked by the General Assembly only.
Kindly be reminded, as rendered by the highest international
Sporting body, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the ultimate decision making body of international and national federations is the General Assembly. Neither the President nor the Board of Directors/Administrators could alter, impose conditions or reverse any of its decisions,” aniya.