THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) said on Wednesday the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) is no longer a member of the national Olympic body.
POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros said they have determined during an executive board meeting on Wednesday that the PVF will have to re-apply to be considered for membership in the Olympic body.
The decision was made after it was verified there are two separate entities carrying the same PVF name but incorporated in different years by the Securities and Exchange Commission, one in 2005 and the other in 2014.
Hontiveros said the remedy right now for the PVF, if they want to be recognized by the POC, is to apply once again for membership.
“They have to apply again and go through the process of getting recognition from the international federation,” said Hontiveros.
Hontiveros said the 2005 PVF, the entity recognized by the POC, is a totally different legal entity from the 2014 PVF that has Karl Chan and Otie Camangian as president and secretary general, respectively.
“Ang report sa amin kanina is the legal body of volleyball is now different dahil ang sabi ’yung naka-register sa POC is different than those represented by Chan and Camangian. Therefore, the personality has changed,” said Hontiveros.
The PVF of Chan and Camangian is set to hold its elections on January 25 even without the recognition of the POC.