Cayco elected as LVPI president

Mark Escarlote on Aug 02, 2018 07:28 PM
Cayco elected as LVPI president
Peter Cayco was unanimously voted as the new president of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc.

Arellano University’s Peter Cayco was elected as the new president of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. Thursday.

Cayco, who received unanimous vote for the position, succeeded Joey Romasanta as head of the country’s volleyball association during the election held at the LVPI office in Arellano University-Taft.

“We are very fortunate that a very able president is now leading LVPI,” said Romasanta, who was in office for three years.

“The first order of the day, as much as we wanted to increase the number of membership before, we opted to have our election first pagkatapos in the first regular board meeting then we ascertain the membership qualifying rules and saka kung ano yung rights and privileges ng mga sasali,” added Romasanta.

LVPI, which replaced the Philippine Volleyball Federation in 2015, named Romasanta as the vice president, a position previously held by Cayco.

In the past three years, LVPI formed the men’s and women’s national team that saw action in two Southeast Asian Games with the 2015 Singapore edition marking as the country’s return in the biennial meet after a decade.

LVPI also fielded a women’s team in the Asian U-23 (2015) and the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship which the country hosted last year.

And after 36 years the Philippines will again see action in the Asian Games under LVPI.

Cayco said that he will continue what the LVPI started but also emphasized the association’s focus on its grassroots program with the LVPI-Shakey’s Inter-secondary tournament – a countrywide competition for high school boys and girls teams.  

“We’ll buckle down to business continuing lang the program set by Mr. Romasanta. Kung ano ang ginagawa niya itutuloy lang natin,” he said.

Philippine Superliga’s Ariel Paredes won as Secretary General, replacing Ricky Palou of the defunct Shakey’s V-League, in the election witnessed by Philippine Olympic Committee observer Robert Bachmann.       

Colonel Jeff Tamayo got the position as treasurer while General Benjamin Espiritu was named chairman of the board.  

Sitting as board members were Rod Roque, Dr. Ian Laurel and Atty. Mon Malinao.

 

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