Newcomers are welcomed by Petro Gazz and Chery Tiggo

Feb 21, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines – In two thrilling games at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City on Tuesday, the Premier Volleyball League will make its eighth season debut. The veteran teams will be eager to show off their skills, while the new clubs will be hoping to make an impression.

Strong Group squares off against Petro Gazz, the reigning Reinforced Conference champion, at 4 p.m. with the Angels hoping to build off their most recent Champions League victory.
Strong Group Athletics, commanded by captain Dolly Verzosa, faces a formidable opponent in the Angels, whose squad is strengthened by the return of Myla Pablo and MJ Phillips as well as the addition of Fil-Am hitter Brooke Van Sickle.

While F2 Logistics was replaced by the Capital1 Solar Spikers, Strong Group assumed control of the Gerflor brand.

Chery Tiggo, the winners of the 2021 Open Conference, has added major players to its roster, such as Ara Galang and Aby Maraño, two former F2 Logistics mainstays. Together with regulars Mylene Paat, Shaya Adorador, Cess Robles, and sisters EJ and Eya Laure, Chery Tiggo is expected to dominate the Capital 1 Solar Spikers in their 6 p.m. game. collide.
However, under multi-title coach Roger Gorayeb, the Capital1 Solar Spikers remain unwavering. A mix of seasoned athletes and up-and-coming talent eager for the challenge make up the Mandy and Milka Romero-owned squad.

Leading Capital 1’s bid are Jorelle Singh, the team captain, Des Clemente, Heather Guino-o, Jannine Navarro, Arianne Layug, and Janeca Lana. Rovee Instrella, Renesa Melgar, Kath Villegas, Shyra Umandal, Lourdes Clemente, and Sydney Niegos will also contribute.
We are fully supporting the squad because we believe this will be a great chance for them to shine and be acknowledged, Mandy Romero stated.

As the Romeros, a key part of Choco Mucho, gear up for the challenges ahead, they approach the upcoming tournament with a determined and prepared mindset. The task at hand is no easy feat, but their readiness to confront it head-on speaks volumes about the team’s commitment to success.

The tournament follows a single round-robin format, adding an element of intensity to each match. The top four teams emerging from this initial phase advance to the semifinals, where another round-robin round ensues. The competition reaches its pinnacle as the top two teams engage in a thrilling best-of-three series, vying for the coveted championship title. The format ensures that every game is crucial, demanding consistent excellence from the participating teams.

For fans eager to witness the action, various platforms provide access to the tournament. The PVL’s official website,, and the Pilipinas Live app are go-to digital avenues for streaming. One Sports and the free-to-air One Sports+ in HD enhance the viewing experience, ensuring that fans can catch every exciting moment. Additionally, the inclusion of the new free-to-air station, RPTV, expands the global coverage of the tournament, allowing fans worldwide to tune in.

In the midst of this competitive landscape, PLDT and Galeries Tower kick off the proceedings at 3 p.m. The early match promises to set the tone for the tournament, with both teams eager to make a strong opening statement. Following suit, the clash between Choco Mucho and Nxled takes center stage at five o’clock in the evening. San Juan’s Filoil EcoOil Centre serves as the vibrant backdrop for the second playdate on Thursday, February 22.

As the anticipation builds, the Romeros and the entire Choco Mucho squad aim to navigate the challenges and showcase their prowess on the court. The tournament’s unique format and the stellar lineup of teams promise a spectacle for fans, setting the stage for an exhilarating journey toward the championship.

Starting at 6 p.m., Creamline, the AFC champions for the past two years, will take on Farm Fresh in their quest for an eighth league crown. In the inaugural triple-bill, which takes place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, February 24, there will be bouts between Chery Tiggo and Strong Group at 2:00 p.m. and Cignal and Akari at 3:30 p.m.

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