Members of the Philippine women’s volleyball team hold their first practice session in Jakarta, Indonesia prior to their first game in the 2018 Asian Games.
They open their campaign versus Thailand – the bronze medalist in the 2014 Incheon Games – on Sunday, August 19, before taking on Japan, Hong Kong and host Indonesia in Pool A.
The Philippines is fielding a women’s volleyball team for the first time in 36 years.
The team is led by Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago and team captain Aby Maraño.
Photos by Nonie Reyes