PLDT Home brings a sizzling weekend of VNL Manila action to your home! Get ready for an electrifying lineup of volleyball action that will have you on the edge of your seat!
PLDT Home, a leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines, brought thrill and excitement to the recent 2023 VNL Manila Leg weekend. As one of the main sponsors of the tournament, PLDT Home offered a variety of activities and promotions that kept the crowd engaged and entertained.
VNL Manila leg weekend
The 2023 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) is an international women’s volleyball tournament organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). The Manila leg of the tournament took place over a weekend, featuring top teams from around the world competing against each other. The matches were held at the Mall of Asia Arena, known for its state-of-the-art facilities and ability to accommodate large crowds.
Japan’s undefeated run in the Volleyball Men’s Nation League (VNL) came to a screeching halt after Italy turned it back with a 29-27, 28-26, 23-25, 25-20 decision on Saturday, July 8, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
The penultimate day in Manila served as a treat for thousands of spectators as the world no. 2 Italians were led by Yuri Romano’s 22 points which stood on 16 attacks, three blocks, and three aces, improving to 9-3.
On the other hand, Yuki Ishikawa carded 21 points on 17 attacks, three blocks, and an ace as Japan remained on top of the standings at 10-1.
Earlier in the day, world no.1 Poland dispatched Canada in straight sets, 25-21, 25-23, 27-25, while world no. 3 Brazil blanked China, 25-19, 25-17, 25-17.
Meanwhile, members of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) squad PLDT High-Speed Hitters were also part of the enormous crowd that witnessed the ballyhooed battle between Japan and Italy.
The High-Speed Hitters, represented by Michelle Morente, Jessey De Leon, Erika Santos, Fiola Mae Ceballos, Rachel Austero, and Julianne Samonte, gamely catered to selfie requests and autograph signings in the team’s meet and greet event at PLDT Home’s booth located in the second-floor lobby.
The activity is part of PLDT Home’s commitment to further elevate the fan experience in the VNL, where the company is a major sponsor.
“PLDT Home has kept me connected with my family from the province and back home we also have PLDT Home’s reliable internet service should we want to watch and monitor the VNL,” said Morente.
De Leon also credits PLDT as a major player in helping bring quality sports to countless legions of fans in the Philippines.
“I think it’s vital for the sports community that PLDT itself is supportive when it comes to sports, PLDT helps in bringing the sports to the public,” remarked De Leon.
“They are aware to the needs of the people, and in turn they patronize sports even more, and that’s an integral part of PLDT’s support.”
PLDT Home’s support for sports
PLDT Home’s sponsorship of the VNL Manila leg highlights the company’s dedication to supporting sports and fostering a strong sports culture in the Philippines. By aligning itself with major sporting events, PLDT Home aims to connect with sports enthusiasts and showcase its commitment to providing the best digital and telecommunications services to empower individuals and communities.
In conclusion, through various activities and promotions, PLDT Home added excitement and engagement to the 2023 VNL Manila leg weekend. Their support for sports reflects their commitment to connecting people and enabling them to experience the power of technology in enhancing their sports experience.
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