THE country is officially back in the roster of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) after its members unanimously voted for the affiliation of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. (PNVFI) late Sunday night.
A total of 155 national federations out of a possible 190 approved the FIVB’s recognition of the PNVFI during the third and last day of the international federation’s world congress conducted online.
Out of the possible 190 votes, three said no, 13 abstained and 20 said they did not receive the question.
The FIVB also sought its members’ votes on the PNVFI’s elections last January 25 that was managed by the Philippine Olympic Committee.
“Do you recognize the elections of the PNVFI last January 25?” the FIVB asked its members. The result was 151 yes, five no, 16 abstained and 18 said they did not receive the question.
In the same meeting, the FIVB also asked the house’s decision on the expulsion of the Philippine Volleyball Federation as an affiliate of the IF and got 138 yes votes, 16 no votes, 15 abstain and 22 did not receive the question.
“The entire PNVF Board wishes to thank the FIVB and all the confederations for the overwhelming support during the 37th Congress,” PNVFI President Ramon “Tats” Suzara said. “We now proudly banner the honor and the responsibility of being affiliated to both the international federation and the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC).”
Suzara thanked FIVB President Dr. Ary Graça and AVC President Rita Subowo for their inspiring quality of leadership.