VNL is per ranking so Philippines really won't be a part of it.
If you go back to Phil's original message which you reacted to, he was referring to the U20 Asian Championship, not the VNL. But you're right, no VNL or Challenger cup for us.
and they didn't get included. I don't even see them qualify for the challenger's cup. His point is that in order for big tournaments like VNL to run, they need to include countries with big financial potential involved. not necessarily to be included in the core team. no matter how many hosting Philippines do, they surely know they can't qualify that way.
Philippines doesn't even have money to send their U20 for Asian Championship...