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    LVPI seeks probe into V-League's difficulty in securing clearances for imports

    Jan 4, 2017
    Ricky Palou wants the Asian federation to look into the matter. Dante Peralta

    THE Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. will ask the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) and the FIVB to investigate the 'technical problems' that Shakey's V-League teams encountered in the processing of International Transfer Certificates (ITC) of its imports.

    LVPI secretary general Ricky Palou, president of V-League organizer Sports Vision, brought up the issue during the federation’s first board meeting of 2017 on Wednesday after an incident last October involving Thai imports Kanjana Kuthaisong and Nattanicha Jaisaen.

    Kuthaisong and Jaisaen were forced to sit out a game by Bureau of Customs after the LVPI was not able to access its Volleyball Information System (VIS) for the processing of the ITC, a requirement for imports to be cleared to play abroad.

    “We brought up the problem of Sports Vision. We discussed the problem in securing ITC for foreign players. Our agreement was we would write the FIVB asking for an investigation as to why all those problems arose when we were trying to process foreign imports,” said Palou.

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    “I will draft the letter and Mr. (Joey Romasanta, LVPI president) will sign it,” said Palou.

    Palou said there was 'something fishy' about the incident, saying it wasn’t the first time it happened to the pioneering volleyball league.

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    “Kasi ang dami eh. May tumawag daw na itigil ‘yung processing ng ITC, ang tanong ko sinong tumawag. They didn’t say. They are hiding something. We will find out,” said Palou.

    LVPI acting president Peter Cayco said the federation will also write the AVC to seek answers.

    “Susulat kami. I just learned na dapat sa AVC kami sumulat for the investigation. We will ask for a formal response,” Cayco said.

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