Collegiate bets sets sail for PRISAA 2014

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Friday, April 4, 2014


BAGUIO'S tertiary athletes formally opens their campaign on Sunday, April 6 as they eye a better finish in this year's Private Schools Athletic Association National Games in Tagum City, Davao.

Some 250 delegates from the different college and universities of the Cordillera will team up as PRISAA-CAR and vie to steal the limelight as they test the mettle of 14 other competing regions from all over the Philippines.

The country’s top student-athletes will dispute honors in 18 different sport events during the week-long competition founded in 1956.

University of Baguio, which will send most of the athlete pool from the region, will also add high school as part of the competing delegation.

This year, secondary sport competitions were added as compliance to the memorandum agreed by PRISAA members to adjust and get ready for the changes brought by the Department of Education’s K-12 program.

University of Baguio athletic director Eduardo Laureano said representatives for PRISAA-CAR are all set for the upcoming national academic sport spectacle.

“I believe all of the universities and colleges from our region have well prepared for this year. With UB sending bulk of the delegates I can say we are very much ready as we were always every year,” Laureano quipped.

The PRISAA-CAR delegation will be headed by this year's chairman Ricardo Pama of the University of the Cordilleras.

Member schools bannering the region include AMA Computer College-Baguio, Cordillera Career Development College, University of the Cordilleras, and Philippine Women’s University.

Sport events on tap with this year’s PRISAA include baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, football, sepak takraw, softball and volleyball, athletics, badminton, boxing, chess, dance sports, judo, karatedo, lawn tennis, swimming, table tennis and taekwondo.

There will also be academic competitions in debate, declamation and oration and cultural competitions in vocal solo, vocal duet and pageant night and Mutya ng PRISAA.

PRISAA is committed to develop and harness the potentials of student-athletes, trainers, coaches, sports directors, physical education instructors, technical officials and other stakeholders of member-schools for excellence in sports.

PRISAA national chairman and doctor Emmanuel Angeles, PRISAA 2014 looks forward to scout young athletes from the country to represent the Philippines in other international contests.

“Through the coming games, we hope to develop young athletes who could represent our country in international competitions,” Angeles said.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on April 05, 2014.

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