The Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) and leading biscuit company Republic Biscuit Corp. or Rebisco sealed on Tuesday a three-year sponsorship agreement to support all of the national sports association’s programs.
PNVF President Tats Suzara and Rebisco President Jonathan Ng signed the contracts in a virtual signing ceremony witnessed by Rebisco Business Unit Head Noric Ng and Corporate Plan Head Rolando Delfino; Philippine Olympic Committee Secretary-General Atty. Edwin Gastanes; and Philippine Sports Commission Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey.
“This is indeed a momentous occasion not only for the volleyball community, but for the whole of Philippine sports,” said Suzara right after the online signing ceremony.
“I’m glad that volleyball is alive under these circumstances.”
“Through the long-term partnership. Rebisco and PNVF will have proper preparation and exposure in international competitions,” Jonathan Ng added.
The agreement covers three years. It already started with Rebisco’s support of the beach volleyball men’s and women’s teams’ campaign in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Continental Cup semifinals — a Tokyo Olympics qualifier — in Thailand.
Rebisco’s sponsorship, Suzara and Noric Ng explained covers the PNVF’s national teams and grassroots programs.
“Volleyball has been close to Rebisco’s heart, and we are committed to pursuing our passion, which is volleyball,” Noric Ng said.
Asked why they signed a three-year deal and not longer, Noric Ng shared:
“We are here for the long haul.”