LOCAL organizers are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the security of the participants, fans and visiting officials for the 2016 FIVB World Cup Women's Championship set at the Mall of Asia Arena in from October 18 to 23.
The Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas, Inc. and the Philippine Superliga received assurances from Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Rolando “Bato” dela Rosa that the event featuring eight club teams from around the world will be treated like an international political and economic conference in terms of security.
This according to PNP Senior Superintendent Romas Colet Apolinario, Deputy District Director for Operations of the Southern Police District, who was designated by Dela Rosa as among the security officials in charge of the WCWC delegates.
“We will provide police personnel in all visible areas where the WCWC delegates will be playing, staying and event roaming around, including the malls where the delegates are likely to visit,” said Apolinario.
“Our orders from Gen. Dela Rosa is to treat this event the way we treated the recent Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) and the Papal visit.”
Also set to look after the welfare of the athletes, coaching staff and officials is PNP Senior Superintendent Joel Napoleon Coronel of the Manila Police District.
The athletes, coaches and VIP delegation for the event being held for the very first time in the Philippines will be staying at the Diamond Hotel.
The Philippines will be represented in the tournament by a team of seven local players and seven reinforcements to don the colors of PSL-F2 Logistics Manila, led by the comely Rachel Anne Daquis.
Other teams competing in the the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) event with Eventcourt as international organizer are 2016 European Champion Pomì Casalmaggiore of Italy, 2015 Asian Champion Bangkok Glass of Thailand, 2016 South American champion Rexona-Sesc Rio of Brazil, Volero Zurich of Switzerland, Hisamitsu Springs of Japan, while Turkey will be represented by two Instanbul teams.