Soriano, Tan show way for beach volley in PH

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the past three years, Charo Soriano and Bea Tan have been the ambassadors of beach volleyball in the Philippines promoting the sport with Beach Volleyball Republic through tours and tournaments in the coastal towns outside of Metro Manila.So when the duo spearheaded the Philippines’ hosting of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open, they can’t help but get a feeling that such a large-scale event could potentially lead to a massive promotion for the sport.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Golovkin makes short work of Martirosyan with 2nd round KO Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ View commentscenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Soriano, one of the founders of BVR, said the influx of beach volleyball athletes to the Philippines could lead to the further interest to the sport just like when the likes of Leila Barros came to the Philippines in 2000 for the FIVB World Grand Prix.“I remember many years ago when I was younger, there was a Grand Prix held in Manila for indoor volleyball and by that time a lot of people my age wanted to play volleyball,” said Soriano Friday at SM Sands by the Bay.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“That time there was a spark in terms of the interest of the young people wanting to play indoor volleyball and we hope these types of international events will bring some motivation and inspiration to the younger generation as well to play beach volleyball,” added Soriano.Soriano and Tan, who is also a co-founder of BVR, didn’t last long in the Manila Open after losing their two games in the group stage but the more important thing for them is pushing the beach volleyball envelope towards the people’s consciousness. Tan said the mere fact that the other Philippine representatives Cherry Rondina and Dzi Gervacio were able to beat the United States’ Lindsey Fuller and Kaley Melville 21-12, 21-16 is enough inspiration for them to continue pushing for the growth of beach volleyball in the country.“We get inspired when we see things like this happening when a Philippine team beat a US team that’s a really good push for us,” said Tan. “We want to grow beach volleyball here in the Philippines and this is growing now.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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UNICEF Provides Sanitary Kits for Schools Reopening

first_imgUnited Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided over 7,000 kits for school authorities.The kits are being distributed by partners to over 4,000 schools in all 98 school districts across the country. They are also helping parents, staff and other community members to keep safe from the EVD.Schools normally resume academic activities in September, after two months vacation, but due to the Ebola outbreak, had remained closed since last year.During the distribution, Minister of Education, Etmonia Tarpeh, said, “The Ebola outbreak has had a devastating effect on our health and educational systems and our way of life in Liberia. We have managed to beat back the spread of the virus through collective efforts.”She then emphasized on the importance the Ministry placed on the reopening of schools as well as getting school age children back to school.She, however, prayed that the reopening of schools would not be further interrupted, either by the Ebola menace or any other eventuality.With UNICEF support the Government of Liberia has developed protocols for the safe re-opening of schools, including hand-washing stations, checking students’ temperatures, establishing isolation areas for both students and staff, and having in place a system of referral to the nearest health facility.“UNICEF is supporting the MOE and the Ministry of Health in our common goal to see Liberian children back to school as soon as possible. The provision of these kits and the ongoing protocols are part of our commitment to the children of Liberia,” said Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative in Liberia.Over 30 partner organizations are currently delivering the kits, which include thermometers, buckets with faucets, chlorine, soap, brooms and brushes, rubber boots and gloves.“We urge community members, teachers and staff at schools, and students to ensure that the protocols are implemented to keep students, communities and families safe,” said Tolbert Nyenswah, Assistant Minister of Health and Chair of the Incident Management System.UNICEF is also supporting awareness on how to implement the protocols and help keep schools safe, including training district education officers (DEOs), environmental health technicians, district health officers (DHOs), NGO partners, and religious leaders in all 15 counties.“This is a broader support we are providing to the Government of Liberia in its fight against the Ebola outbreak,” added Yett. “We are committed to continue working with together to eradicate Ebola from the country.”In a related development, Save the Children International (SCI), along with the MOE and local Health offices in Margibi County over the weekend held a one-day workshop for school administrators and community leaders.The cost of the safe school protocol rollout workshop was put at over US$50,000 for the three school districts in Margibi County.The exercise was part of the “Protocol for Safe School Environment in the wake of Ebola outbreak in Liberia” being rolled out to teachers, school administrators and community leaders.The social mobilization following the exercise, according to SCI Education Manager, Augustine Kullie, was also a key component in the fight against Ebola and that the entity looks forward to seeing school administrators, teachers and community leaders having detailed understanding of the exercise.Kakata DEO, Amanda Zota said her office will ensure the execution of the protocol, vowing to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the exercise approved is executed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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