Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) president Edgardo ‘Tito Boy’ Cantada reiterated that Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) has no legal personality with its “provisional membership” in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).

Cantada clarified that LVPI’s affiliation in the FIVB was proposed in the General Assembly of the 2018 FIVB World Congress held in Cancu, Mexico together with the proposal to expel the PVF from its membership in FIVB.

The General Assembly voted to reject the proposal to exclude the PVF from its membership in the FIVB and the proposal to affiliate the LVPI was not approved as two-thirds vote is required.

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Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) president Edgardo Cantada FILE PHOTO

These decisions were arrived at without conditions as evidenced in the official minutes of the 2018 FIVB World Congress, added Cantada.

“Simple based on the comment of Mr. Jamie Lamboy of the FIVB Legal Committee, the FIVB claims that the provisional membership of LVPI stands and PVL continues to be a regular member without rights.

“This was not the decision of the General Assembly but a mere comment of Mr. Lamboy and was not brought before the General Assembly, already, did not approve the proposal to affiliate the LVPI as member of FIVB and rejected the proposal to expel the PVF.

“Thus, PVF retaining its membership with all rights. This is most unfair and highly irregular. Having two different representations from a single country is deemed unacceptable,” Cantada explained.

Cantada furthered, the PVF would like to reiterate that the exclusion and affiliation of membership are decided solely by the General Assembly. Any decision made by the General Assembly could only be revised, altered or revoked by the General Assembly only. Kindly be reminded, as rendered by the highest international.

“Sporting body, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the ultimate decision making body of international and national federations is the General Assembly. Neither the President nor the Board of Directors/Administrators could alter, impose conditions or reverse any of its decisions,” Cantada said.

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