Akari, Hapee Toothpaste come in to complete eight-team PVL cast
Jemma Galanza and the Lady Falcons will be carrying Akari's colors in the PVL.

AKARI and Hapee Toothpaste have signed up for the Premier Volleyball League, rounding up an eight-team cast when the league holds the Open Conference beginning on July 1 at the San Juan Arena.

Akari, the top lighting and technology firm, is linking up with Adamson while Hapee will be backstopped by aces from the University of the Philippines when they make their respective debuts in the country’s premier women’s volley league.

Jemma Galanza, formerly of Creamline, and AdU coach Airess Padda will spearhead Akari’s title campaign while Lady Maroons Issa Molde and Diane Carlos will join UP coach Jerry Yee in the Hapee side as they slug it out with league’s mainstays Pocari Sweat, Creamline, Air Force, Perlas, BaliPure and the Power Smashers.

Pocari remains the favorite in the upcoming tournament where the Lady Warriors, headed by Myla Pablo and Gyzelle Sy, will be gunning for a fourth championship in as many stints in the league organized by Sports Vision.

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