Perlas is set to have a bubble training in Baguio to prepare for the upcoming 2021 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.
This as the Games and Amusements Board has inspected the St. Vincent Gym in Naguillan Road, Baguio. Also inspected by the agency’s pro volleyball division head Reginald Capadera is the team’s accommodation venue.
“We chose Baguio because they have all the facilities available for us to prepare properly for the upcoming conference,” said Perlas owner Charo Soriano.
Perlas had initially trained with Choco Mucho and Creamline in Ronac Mandaluyong. However, when NCR-plus was put under Enhanced Community Quarantine last April, they had to stop training.
Since then, the Flying Titans and the Cool Smashers held a training bubble in St. Paul American School in Clark Freeport Zone from April 27 to May 23.
Perlas is hoping to get approval from the Inter-agency Task Force this week, vowing to adhere to strict protocols during their camp — including no leisure walks in the city.
“We needed to look for an LGU that will accept us — knowing we’re from the NCR+ bubble. Luckily, the Baguio LGU, through Mayor [Benjamin] Magalong, was generous enough to allow us to conduct our trainings there. We then had to comply with GAB requirements like the letter of request, team health and safety protocols, and the inspection of our training venue and accommodation,” said Soriano about the process of obtaining clearance.
“After which, we coordinated with the Baguio City Sports office as well as the Health Services Office and submitted the requirements on their end. Once approved, we’re given the Baguio LGU clearance stating that we’re allowed to train there already.”
The team’s key acquisitions from the off-season were Jho Maraguinot, Cherry Nunag, Gel Cayuna, Thang Ponce, Jellie Tempiatura, and Cza Carandang.
Perlas is looking to better its third place finish from the 2019 Open Conference.