Foundation U withdraws from UniGames hosting

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Friday, August 8, 2014


FOUNDATION University of Dumaguete City has withdrawn its hosting rights for this year's staging of the annual University Games set October 20 to 28, UniGames president Roger Banzuela confirmed.

"We have already agreed on the hosting. We are even scheduled to formalize our deals with our sponsors until this thing happened. We might bring the UniGames here in Bacolod or Iloilo depending on how things work," Banzuela said.

"There were several issues raised by FU before their eventual decision to pull out. Among these were the lack of billeting and playing venues after several Dumaguete-based schools were not willing to cooperate," he added.

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Banzuela said he has already communicated the latest development to the participating schools.

University of St. La Salle hosted last year's staging of the 18th Fil-Oil UniGames with 49 colleges and universities converging in Bacolod City to compete in 13 sports events.

These schools were Ateneo de Manila University, Adamson University, Ateneo de Davao University, San Beda College, Cor Jesu College-Davao City, Jose Maria College (Davao City), Lyceum of the Philippines, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, De La Salle University-Manila, Far Eastern University, Foundation University, Hercor College, Holy Cross of Davao College, Jose Rizal University, Naga College Foundation, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Rizal Technological University, St. Louis University-Baguio City, University of Mindanao, University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Central Philippine University, Colegio de la Purisima, Father Saturnino Urios University, Filamer Christian University, Iloilo Doctor's College, Central Philippine State University-San Carlos, Holy Angel University, National University, Southwestern University, St. Francis of Assisi, University of San Carlos, University of Northern Philippines, University of San Agustin-Iloilo City, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Immaculate Concepcion, University of Visayas, and Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.

Local schools included West Negros University, Riverside College, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, and VMA Global College.

The 13 events are athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, football, karatedo, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, and beach volleyball.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 08, 2014.

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