UAAP, ‘league of national athletes,’ has returned
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 05, 2015 02:00 PM
FINALLY. The long wait is over as the UAAP is now back - bigger and better than ever.
The biggest and most prestigious collegiate league in the country has officially opened the doors to its history-making 78th Season.
Season hosts University of the Philippines turned in an elaborate opening ceremony that retold how the Philippine archipelago was formed and in turn, formed us Filipinos, on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.
“Ang kwento ng arkipelago ay kwento ng UAAP,” the narrative proudly stated. What was once a singular heartbeat gave birth to the water and land masses that formed the archipelago.
This archipelago then allowed life to prosper – life which included eight balangays that represented the league’s member schools. “Ang UAAP ay patuloy na magsusulong ng disiplina, husay, at dangal,” UP president Alfredo Pascual said.
Pascual then went on to say that the UAAP “ ay ang lunsaran ng mga pambansang atleta.” Big words coming from the biggest and most prestigious league in the country that also serves as a challenge to all the student-athletes who will be competing this season to continue what UAAP’s history has already proven.
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