F2 Logistics, the company behind the highly successful F2 women’s volleyball squad in the Pilipinas Superliga, is open to lending a helping hand to the sport for next year’s Southeast Asian Games to be held in Manila.
This was bared by F2 Logistics President/Chief Executive Officer Efren Uy in an interview at his office in Paranaque, where 11 years ago, he started the company with less than 10 employees to its current more than 1,200 staff operating not just nationwide but world wide.
“Definitely, F2 is willing to help as we have done in the past when we sponsored the Philippine team in a world-class inter-club women’s volleyball tournament also held here. We have been in the sport of volleyball the past three years and we are looking at a long-term involvement for us in the sport,” said Uy.
Uy’s involvement with volleyball started when his company agreed to help the women’s team of his MBA alma mater De La Salle University in its UAAP campaign three years ago, the same year that he decided to join the PSL with a team bannered by Aby Marano, Cha Cruz and Paneng Mercado.
With his winning touch in business applied to sports, F2 has already won two PSL championships, the All Filipino in 2016 and the import-laden Grand Prix in 2017.
They just missed winning a third title recently after losing in the PSL finals to arch-rival Petron.
“But 2018 is not over and we are looking forward to the All-Filipino tournament to maintain our winning tradition. In the last conference, where we lost to Petron, their import made the difference. We have to play a perfect game for us to beat Petron and their imports, but I am really impressed with our player and their attitude on and off the court. Marano’s intensity and passion and the maturity of Soriano, the setting skills of (Kim) Fajardo, we have a good team and in between conferences, our players hold free volleyball clinics. Our players love doing this,” added Uy.
The F2 chief also takes pride in the fact that with their support, the Lady Spikers of DLSU won a three-peat in the UAAP.
His son Earvin Chance, who has joined the company, was instrumental in F2’s involvement with La Salle.
“We were already fans of the team. In fact, some of the team members are my classmates and friends and we were already helping the team even just before we formed the F2 team and I guess it became a natural thing for us to look at La Salle as our source of players,” he said.
“I realize, too, that passion will not be enough to win championships. Teams will always need logistical support and we are in that business after all of providing logistics solutions. And if we look at the sport of volleyball, it really typifies our company. Volleyball fits our needs perfectly so even if it is becoming expensive, we plan to maintain our involvement with volleyball,” concluded Uy.
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