Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is to decide on the recognition of National Sports Associations (NSAs) of tennis and volleyball that have leadership issues.

/ 12 January 2021

”It should be action from the POC,” POC President Bambol Tolentino said to Inquirer adding that there is “no need to probe.”

Letters from the respective international federation of tennis and volleyball prompted the POC to take measures with International Olympic Committee overseeing the situation, Tolentino said.

Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) was slapped with a  two-year suspension by International Tennis Federation (ITF) last year over governance issues.

Philta will remain sanctioned until it “addresses its governance failings in particular the valid election of president and trustees and the implementation of constitutional reforms to increase Philta’s membership and representations,” ITF said.

The election will include other groups including breakaway tennis body, Unified Tennis Philippines.

On the other hand, Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) was still on provisional membership from the International Volleyball Federation—FIVB.

LVPI is running for five years and has hosted international meets, including the World Women’s Club Championships in 2016. 

Moreover, they have also sent teams to tournaments like the Asian Games, Southeast Asian Games, and Asian Men’s and Women’s Club championships.

The past dues to the FIVB worth $80,000 were settled by LVPI through President Joey Romasanta and Vice President Peter Cayco which were incurred by their predecessor, Philippine Volleyball Federation.

According to Tolentino, the decision from POC will be announced later this month.