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first_imgTeam Philippines wants to be bracketed with the likes of China, South Korea and Japan when the draw happens in the coming weeks.“Let’s bring on the strongest teams right away, so we know where we stand,” Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) acting president Peter Cayco said on Thursday night after revealing the country’s Fighting 12 for the Games set Aug. 18-Sept. 2 in Indonesia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are not scared of Korea or China, they should be scared of us,” Cayco added after naming the popular Alyssa Valdez, Ces Molina, Cha Cruz-Behag, Dindin Manabat, Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron, Mika Reyes, Jaja Santiago, Kim Kianna Dy, Kim Fajardo, Jia Morado and Dawn Macandili to the team.The volleyball event starts a day after the opening ceremonies and the Filipinos will be seeking to improve on a fifth place finish in 1982 before the country took a long hiatus. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Meralco surges to QF Back in the Asian Games for the first time in 36 years, the Philippine Women’s volleyball team is itching to take on all of the region’s heavyweights early to see exactly where it stands.ADVERTISEMENT A two-week training camp in Japan is up for the Nationals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cayco made the announcement of the final lineup along with LVPI head Joey Romasanta and head coach Shaq delos Santos.The LVPI started with a 20-player pool before coming up with the final roster and named Rhea Dimaculangan and Denden Lazaro as reserves.Completing the pool are Myla Pablo, Myleen Paat, Maika Ortiz, CJ Rosario, Rebecca Rivera and Mar-Jana Phillips.Clashing with the best teams in Asia, Cayco believes, will also give the team an idea on how the country will fare next year when it hosts the Southeast Asian Games.Romasanta bared a busy schedule for the team, which will campaign in the Asian Cup in Thailand immediately after the Games in Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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