PVF opisyal na NSA ng volleyball – Cantada
IPINAGDIINAN ng Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) ang pagiging lehitimong miyembro sa Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) at maging sa FIVB (International Volleyball Federation).
Ayon kay PVF president Edgardo ‘Tito Boy’ Cantada, nananatiling opisyal na national sports association (NSA) sa volleyball ang PVF bunsod ng katotohanan na walang opisyal na desisyon ang POC General Assembly, gayundin ang FIVB General Assembly upang alisin sa pagkilala ang PVF.
“Limang taon na kaming nakikipaglaban dito. Maliwanag na walang dokumento na nag-aalis sa amin bilang POC member at maging FIVB recognized-NSA,” sambit ni Cantada.
Batay sa by-laws and constitution ng POC, klarong ipinatutupad ang kapangyarihan ng General Assembly.
“Section 7. Expulsion of the NSA from the POC must be approved by the General Assembly by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the entire voting membership.
“Section 8. Membership of the NSA in the POC may be suspended for whatever reasons as may be decided by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire voting membership of the POC. Suspension of membership includes suspension of any privileges as member.
“Section 9. Conferment of membership to, and termination of membership of, an individual distinguished person may be approved by the General Assembly with a two-thirds (2/3) of the votes cast. Any such membership, if any, shall be for a maximum period of one year, but subject to renewal,” sabi pa ni Cantada.
“Alam naman natin na hindi kami binigyan ng karapatan sa POC during the time ni Peping Cojuangco. Hopefully, the new POC leadership will give PVF its right to be heared.” (Aivan U. Episcope)