CHESAA hosting for Kings College still on

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Friday, July 4, 2014


DESPITE allegations of not having school permits, King's College of the Philippines will push through with the hosting of the Cordillera Higher Education Sports Athletic Association this year.

KCP President Ricardo Umayam told Sun.Star Baguio the school does not plan on backing out as the host school for the 2014 CHESAA.

"We will still remain the host school, all systems are ready to go and the issues previously raised regarding our lack of permit from Commission on Higher Education will not affect our hosting of CHESAA," Umayam said.

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Earlier this week, a TV reports surfaced alleging KCP did not acquire the necessary permits since the school started in 2009.

"In terms of qualifications, pasok pa rin ang school to be the host of the year-long CHESAA since we will continue to operate. Wala naman reason to be disqualified as a part and host of the sports association, we already addressed the problem sa CHED and as soon as they re-check our submitted records we are sure to come out clean," Umayam added.

Umayam said KCP has acquired operational permits on all courses offered in their school. He said what they only lack was the national recognition for the College of Hotel and Restaurant Management which was supposedly given earlier in 2013.

"National certification and recognition are different from each other, the certification which is given upon the operation of school is present, the recognition for the College of HRM is what we are actually processing promptly," Umayam quipped.

The 13th season of the second largest collegiate sports league in the region expects to officially open on August 21.

“Generally, the 13th CHESAA is targeted to be as good as the previous season. KCP believes all the other member schools are in full support of our sports association,” Umayam added.

Meanwhile, KCP Sports Coordinator Danny Eduardo said the sports association is targeting an improved staging this year.

“Last season was actually a benchmark for the needed improvements for CHESAA. As a budding sports association in the region it will be the responsibility of each member school to facilitate in the improvements needed,” Eduardo said.

Eduardo earlier said plans are now being undertaken to reinforce a fixed schedule in all events to be played.

“We are already working to make our schedule on time for this coming season, all preparations are already planned as our executive board wants to consistently improve our sports organization,” Eduardo said.

Aside from the host KCP, CHESAA member schools include AMA College, Baguio College of Technology, Baguio School of Business and Technology, Benguet Vocational School, Data Center College of the Philippines, Easter College Inc., NIIT-Baguio, Philippine Nazarene College, Philippine Women’s University, and HML College.

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

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