Actually aaksyon sana DILG moto propio (by its own initiative) pero nagfile na ang Sheriff Conferederations so di na. Redundant daw.
Actually aaksyon sana DILG moto propio (by its own initiative) pero nagfile na ang Sheriff Conferederations so di na. Redundant daw.
"The end justifies the means"-from Machiavelli? Nope. :D
Not really a column for the league but for the fans. Sana pati Women's basket isama (siyempre yung prettiest naman). Pero a news is a news.
Top 10 Cutest UAAP Basketball Players
Ateneo landed the top 3 spots. And a lanslide win for Kiefer Ravena.
WHO'S THE HOTTEST UAAP BASKETBALL PLAYER FOR YOU? (HIT THE COMMENTS SECTION IF YOUR CHOICE IS NOT ON THE LIST BELOW)
Kiefer Ravena (ADMU Blue Eagles)
(45.88%, 651 votes)
Kirk Long (ADMU Blue Eagles)
(30.73%, 436 votes)
Nico Salva (ADMU Blue Eagles)
(11.13%, 158 votes)
Jens Knuttel (FEU Tamaraws)
(4.58%, 65 votes)
Simon Atkins (DLSU Green Archers)
(3.45%, 49 votes)
Mike Silungan (UP Fighting Maroons)
(1.41%, 20 votes)
Jeric Teng (UST Growling Tigers)
(0.92%, 13 votes)
Arnold Van Opstal (DLSU Green Archers)
(0.85%, 12 votes)
Joseph Marata (DLSU Green Archers)
(0.85%, 12 votes)
JR Cawaling (FEU Tamaraws)
(0.21%, 3 votes)
"The end justifies the means"-from Machiavelli? Nope. :D
any news about season 75?
UAAP uses game video to decide disputed calls
By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) Updated July 04, 2012 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines - The UAAP will follow the lead of the NBA and the PBA in allowing a video review in cases of contested calls on out-of-bounds situations at crunchtime in the league’s Season 75 basketball competitions which unfolds July 14 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“In the last two minutes of the game, if there’s a challenge on tap-outs, there will be a video review just like in the NBA and PBA,” UAAP Season 75 secretary-treasurer Junel Baculi of host National U said during yesterday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s UN Ave.
The new rule on video review was among the rules and regulations that the board of trustees adopted during a recent meeting.
The board, according to Baculi, also decided to hold a break in its junior basketball competitions next month to give way to concerned players’ stint with the national team in the Fiba Asia Under-18 championship slated Aug. 17-26 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
“The UAAP board of trustees allowed some players of the UAAP to join the U-18 team of coach Olsen Racela. We’ve allowed them to go during the qualifying (SEABA tourney last week) and we’ll allow them to go with the team from Aug. 17-26 in Mongolia.
“We’ll be temporarily suspending our junior competitions to give way to the request of the national team,” said Baculi.
NU is preparing a grand opening for Season 75, highlighted by a colorful lights and sounds show at the new MOA Arena’s two wrap-around LEDs.
Action immediately commences after the hour-long kickoff with host Bulldogs, fresh from winning the Filoil Pre-season Cup, battling University of the East at 2 p.m. followed by the showdown between contenders University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University.
“We just promise to give our best,” said NU ace Bobby Ray Parks Jr. who also attended the forum along with teammate Ajit Singh and UST’s Jeric Fortuna.
“I know we accomplished a lot in the pre-season but the UAAP is a different thing altogether so we have to be fully ready,” added Parks, last season’s MVP.
Fortuna expressed high hopes for the Tigers, who will bring back its 2011 cast and re-enter two players missing from last season, Clark Bautista and Aljon Mariano.
“We’ve been together for at least two years already so I guess that would be our advantage. I think we’ll have a big chance this year to reach the finals,” said Fortuna, adding they gained experience from playing for Blackwater in the PBA D-League.
All four guests in the weekly forum tagged four-time reigning titlist Ateneo as the team to beat again.
“Of course, it will still be Ateneo. They’re the defending champions, they’ve won it four straight times and they’re going for their fifth straight. But I’m sure all the other universities are preparing very hard to topple the No. 1 squad,” said Baculi.
“Not only for political reasons, but from conscience and honor, I will not consent to part with much in Silesia. No sooner is one enemy satisfied than another starts up; another, and then another must be appeased, and all at my expense.” - Maria Theresa of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (1717-1780)
July 14 | Saturday | MOA Arena
12:30pm - Opening
2:00pm - NU vs UE
4:00pm - UST vs FEU
July 15 | Sunday | MOA Arena
2:00pm - DLSU vs UP
4:00pm - AdU vs ADMU
July 19 | Thursday | Araneta Coliseum
2:00pm - ADMU vs UST
4:00pm - UE vs DLSU
July 21 | Saturday | MOA Arena
2:00pm - UE vs AdU
4:00pm - UP vs UST
July 22 | Sunday | MOA Arena
2:00pm - FEU vs DLSU
4:00pm - ADMU vs NU
July 26 | Thursday | Araneta Coliseum
2:00pm - UP vs NU
4:00pm - AdU vs FEU
July 28 | Saturday | MOA Arena
2:00pm - UST vs NU
4:00pm - DLSU vs ADMU
July 29 | Sunday | MOA Arena
2:00pm - FEU vs UE
4:00pm - UP vs AdU
August 2 | Thursday | Araneta Coliseum
2:00pm - ADMU vs UP
4:00pm - NU vs FEU
August 4 | Saturday | MOA Arena
2:00pm - UST vs DLSU
4:00pm - UE vs ADMU
August 5 | Sunday | MOA Arena
2:00pm - FEU vs UP
4:00pm - AdU vs NU
August 8 | Wednesday | Araneta Coliseum
2:00pm - DLSU vs AdU
4:00pm - UE vs UST
August 11 | Saturday | Philsports Arena
2:00pm - UST vs AdU
4:00pm - NU vs DLSU
August 12 | Sunday | Araneta Coliseum
2:00pm - UP vs UE
4:00pm - ADMU vs FEU
Loyzaga new UAAP commish
The Philippine Star
Posted at 03/04/2013 10:41 AM | Updated as of 03/04/2013 10:41 AM
read the rest here: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/03...w-uaap-commishSources said Adamson, which will take over from National U as Season 76 host, has already appointed the 54-year-old Loyzaga as the new commissioner, replacing Ato Badolato.
“It’s Chito Loyzaga,” a source told The STAR.
Interestingly, Loyzaga has reportedly retained fellow San Beda alumnus Badolato as his deputy commissioner.
UAAP rule may allow HS grads to play for rival school
By Joey Villar
(The Philippine Star) | Updated May 13, 2013 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - Former FEU high school star Jerie Pingoy will have a chance to play in the upcoming UAAP cage wars after all.
A statement circulated to the media yesterday disclosed that the league board has approved a clause allowing incoming rookies transferring from one UAAP high school to another to play this season despite the two-year residency rule approved early this year.
The specific clause requires freshmen transferees to get release papers from their respective high schools for them not to be governed by the standing eligibility rule.
Otherwise, a rookie transferee will have to undergo a two-year residency.
“The UAAP Board of Trustees, at its annual board meeting last April 24, with all of the member universities duly represented, promulgated and approved the following explanatory rule to the two-year residency requirement effective UAAP Season 76 (School Year 2013-2014),” said the league in a statement.
“An incoming collegiate athlete who is a high school graduate from a UAAP member university and enrolled prior in another member university shall take a mandatory two-year residency, except when a prior release is issued by the member university for the athlete concerned.
“The two-year residency requirement from high school to college shall cover incoming student athletes effective UAAP Season 76 (School Year 2013-2014). The release form shall be duly signed by any UAAP board member of the member university concerned,” it added.
Ateneo board representative Ricky Palou, however, said that the clause has yet to be finalized by the league board in a future meeting.
“It’s still a proposal, this will most probably be finalized in the next board meeting on May 18,” Palou told The STAR.
“I’m still against the new rule but we will abide by the decision of the board,” he added.
Pingoy emerged one the most sought-after rookies after coming through with a stellar effort for the FEU Baby Tams and a brief stint with Energen Pilipinas, the national youth team.
But he opted not to play for FEU’s varsity team and instead decided to suit up for the Ateneo Eagles, prompting the UAAP board to come up with a new residency rule.
FRIENDS LANG KAMI
Raising the Bar
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
12:23 am | Sunday, May 5th, 2013
He was driving on the streets of Makati when he got the big news.
At first, it didn’t sink in. So when Ignatius Michael “Mickey” Ingles got the first of incessant media calls, he didn’t sound as ecstatic as a bar topnotcher should be.
“That interview was funny because I was stoic about it,” Ingles recalls with a laugh. “I was asked how I felt about topping the bar and I just said, ’I guess I’m happy.’ It was on air and some of my friends were like, ‘Bakit ang sungit mo? Di ba dapat masaya ka (Why were you so crabby? Shouldn’t you be happy)?’ But I was driving and there was a MAPSA (Makati Police Safety Assistance) guy beside me.”
Although Makati Police may be notoriously strict-and yes, that includes flagging down drivers using mobile phones on the road – it’s not the only thing that got Ingles a bit distracted.
“Mickey has a strong sense of right and wrong. If it’s wrong, he doesn’t bend it,” says Yanee Canto, a friend of Ingles from the Ateneo Law School. “One time I was with him when he was driving and his phone started ringing. He stopped the car and pulled over to take the call. That’s how he is.”
But this 29-year-old new lawyer not only makes sure to do what’s right, he also makes sure to do things well.
When news broke that Ingles topped the Philippine Bar Examination—arguably the toughest professional licensure test in the country—last March, what got the media excited was the fact that Ingles is also a champion football player.
“I guess there’s an impression that lawyers aren’t well-rounded people and that they’re boring,” he says.
Ingles, who graduated salutatorian in his batch, got a score of 85.64 in one of the toughest bar exams in local history, with a 17.76 percent passing rate, the lowest in 13 years.
He also impressed people with how he had successfully juggled his studies and his sport, leading Ateneo to three straight men’s football championships in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) during his college years.
“My life has been a constant struggle to balance things. But I take pride in that struggle because I like being a balanced person,” says Ingles, the team captain of the Blue Booters’ “three-peat” from 2004, which still stands as a league record for the most number of consecutive football titles.
“I like having two identities,” says Ingles, adding that people often peg you as either a jock or a nerd. “So you surprise people when you’re both. I really like that.”
Football used to be top in his priority list, Ingles admits.
“Back in high school, he was more of a jock. He was more into sports than (academics),” says Raoul Angelo “Anj” Atadero, the 2011 bar topnotcher who was also Ingles’ high school classmate at the Ateneo.
“But he was also in the honors class. That already spoke volumes of his intellectual capabilities,” Atadero adds.
Interestingly, Ingles and Atadero were also high school classmates with 2010 bar topnotcher Cesareo Antonio “Ari” Singzon Jr., so the three friends jokingly described the coincidence as a “bar three-peat.”
“Mickey and Ari would always say that we’re pretty lucky that people smarter than us in class didn’t end up in law school,” says Atadero. “Being around people who are talented just brings out the best in you. In that environment, you have to step up, be on your toes, be on top of your game. You don’t want to be left behind. When you see other people being excellent, you want to be one as well.”
For Ingles, though, the pursuit of excellence hardly means being on top all the time.
“I’ve had some setbacks in law school,” he says. “I remember getting a really low grade in security transactions… But I realized that I shouldn’t think of ranking, that I was there to learn about the subject matter. It’s good to get good grades, but it’s not an end-all be-all.”
In fact, Ingles didn’t get Latin honors when he graduated in 2006 with a degree in BS Management majoring in Communications Technology Management.
“At that time, I couldn’t balance football with Management Engineering. So I shifted courses, and after that, I was consistently on the Dean’s List. But I didn’t do well on the one law subject I had. I got a C+.”
Still, Ingles has always known he’ll end up being a lawyer.
“It was my default profession,” he admits. “My dad’s a lawyer and I saw how being a lawyer helped him and helped provide for the family. And I like it that you know a lot of things, that your knowledge can help a lot of people.”
Helping people seems to come naturally to Ingles, reveals his friends.
Canto recalls how Ingles generously shared what he knew during their review sessions for the bar exam.
“Mickey made reviewers that he shared with everyone. He was never madamot (selfish),” she says. “He made copies of the reviewer which had a note at the end that read: If this reviewer helped you, share and pay it forward.”
Even strangers—foreigners, at that—have been at the receiving end of Ingles’ propensity to help.
In KalyeSpeak.com, Ingles and four other friends teach Filipino “as it is spoken in the street” to foreigners for free.
Their group uses the podcast-an audio, video or digital file produced in episodes and streamed online-to help foreigners learn phrases ranging from the basic “Kumusta (How are you)” to the amusing Pinoy parlance “Bahala na si Batman (Let the chips fall where they may).”
“It’s just for fun. Most of the Filipino learning materials online are boring, so we decided to do something fun,” says Ingles. “Our main target are Fil-Ams (Filipino-Americans) who grew up in the States. A certain percentage of our listeners are also Americans who have Filipino girlfriends.”
The idea came after Ingles spent a year in China where he studied Mandarin and also played for club Azurri in the Shanghai International Football League.
“When I got back here, I wanted to keep my ear for Mandarin,” says Ingles. “A friend took up Mandarin as well and he found this website that teaches Mandarin through podcast, so we followed their format.”
Then there’s One Tama, a movement that Ingles formed with friends that encourages Filipinos to do “simple and doable things” to make the country better, like unplugging unused appliances to save energy or saying thank you more often.
“I will always remember Mickey as one of the genuinely nice people around,” says Atadero. “I was a new student in Ateneo High School and it’s not easy being the new kid. But I distinctly remember Mickey as one of the people who talked to me and welcomed me.”
But Ingles is far from being a softie on the pitch where he plays the right wing. At 5’3”, he made the most out of his solid fundamentals and had been described by former teammates like Andoni Santos and football journalists as “intense,” “small but quick” and as “the team’s heart and soul.”
“In football, I’m very aggressive because I’m really competitive,” says Ingles, who also played for the Loyola team in the United Football League. “I guess I hurt people sometimes, but that’s part of it. The only way to win is to be aggressive. You have to go for it, attack every ball, win every tackle. That’s my mindset in football.”
It’s an attitude that he carried even when he started hitting the books in the library.
“But not in a sense that I want to beat other people,” he clarifies. “It’s an aggression not against other people but towards the subject matter.”
Fortunately, putting his sport in the backseat—which Ingles described as a “big trade off”—paid off more than expected.
The bar topnotcher has made his employer, the Salvador & Perez law firm, proud. Even prouder was his family: wife Karla Michele, father Eric, mom Marites and older brother David, who’s carving his own niche as a finance reporter for Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong.
But legal practice isn’t the only thing on his to-do list.
“I’ve been trying to write this young adult novel since I was in law school,” says Ingles. “After I took the bar, I had time to gain headway. It’s like a coming-of-age novel. I’m three-fourths done with it and it’s now about a hundred pages. Hopefully I can finish it.”
Just several more chapters, he says. But that’s just for his fictional story of course, for clearly, Ingles has more to write in his own. •
^^^ I wonder when I will ever hear of other UAAP athletes who succeed outside of sports? Or even graduate with a real degree?
If your guys did something like this (not necessarily top the Bar Exams of course...) please share it.
Curtailing a human right
By Joaquin Henson
(The Philippine Star) | Updated May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
Let’s forget about where we went to school for a moment. Let’s forget about partisan sports. Let’s forget about what school team we’re cheering for and which school team we loathe. If we can be calmly objective, let’s talk about this new UAAP rule imposing a two-year residency on a high school graduate athlete transferring from one UAAP institution to another (high school to university) without securing a release or clearance, effective immediately.
It’s no secret that this rule was proposed to penalize FEU high school star Jerie (Koko) Pingoy who apparently signed a document confirming he would play for the Tamaraws senior varsity after graduation. Pingoy was the beneficiary of an FEU scholarship and other perks. When it came to finally deciding where to play after high school graduation, Pingoy chose Ateneo. FEU officials were furious. They felt betrayed by an ungrateful protégé.
Traditionally, when the UAAP Board ratifies a rule change, it is made effective after the incoming season for schools to adjust to the ramifications, particularly with regard to recruiting efforts. Schools will have recruited players or formulated gameplans based on the previous season’s rules. But in Pingoy’s case, the UAAP Board acted with incredible dispatch.
To avoid the accusation of singling out Pingoy, the UAAP Board justified the new rule by covering all high school graduate athletes regardless of sport, making the injustice widespread. Now, a UST high school swimmer on scholarship will be required a two-year residency if he transfers to UP after graduation for college if he is unable to obtain a release. But what if that particular athlete chooses to move to UP for reasons other than sports-related? What if that athlete wants to take up a course that is a specialty at UP but would like to continue swimming at the same time? Will his high school deprive him of that option by dangling a two-year residency sword over his head?
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A high school provides a scholarship for an athlete in exchange for that athlete to play for the varsity. The obligation of that athlete to the high school ends once he graduates. The commitment does not carry over to college. In the case of a high school athlete signing a contract, there is no legal basis to hold him to it, perhaps only a moral basis. A high school athlete would probably be underage to enter into a contract in the first place. Besides, an amateur athlete is not supposed to enter into a contract to play – he isn’t a professional athlete.
A school that prohibits a high school graduate athlete, whether on scholarship or not, to choose the university or college to enroll in without restriction is curtailing a basic human right. If the school is unable to persuade a high school graduate athlete to enroll in its college program, it only has itself to blame. The school is in the best position to convince the athlete to stay on but if he decides otherwise, that is his prerogative. No school should be a stumbling block to a high school graduate choosing to enroll in a university or college, regardless of NCAA or UAAP affiliation. It is heartless and inhuman for a school to impose a two-year residency for a high school graduate athlete to move from a UAAP high school to a university with another UAAP affiliation unless he is released.
This rule will only create situations for athletes to wiggle their way out of a two-year sit. For instance, Pingoy could move to an NCAA school from high school, with or without clearance from FEU, then take a one-year residency to transfer to a UAAP college. This way, he sits out only one year, not two, while staying active one year with an NCAA school. The UAAP Board requires only a one-year residency for an athlete transferring from an NCAA school to a UAAP school while already enrolled in college. This kind of maneuvering will make a mockery of the UAAP rule which is unjust in the first place.
A high school graduate, whether an athlete or not, must be free to choose which college to enroll in for whatever purpose or reason he has. That is a human right. The high school phase of his athletic career is distinct from the college phase and should not be interconnected. The out-clause of a release could only lead to back-door dealing, loophole-finding and horse-trading which destroy the essence of sportsmanship.
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By the same token, the UAAP Board is making immediately effective a rule imposing a two-year residency on foreign students in the school they will play for. The previous rule was a foreign player had to establish a two-year residency in the country, not necessarily in his school. Under ordinary circumstances, this modification should take effect after the incoming season but because prized recruit Benoit Mbala has enrolled at La Salle after staying a year in Cebu, the UAAP Board ganged up on the player to impose a two-year residency.
Mbala was recruited by La Salle on the presumption of the prevailing eligibility rule on foreign players. Since he had stayed a year in the country, Mbala would’ve had to sit out just one year at La Salle before gaining eligibility to play in the UAAP. With the new rule, he now has to sit out two years. Obviously, the rule adjustment was made to stall Mbala’s entry. How unfair is that? The UAAP Board must be guided by principles of integrity, fairness, justice and sportsmanship without meaning to single out players for persecution or disenfranchisement. But in Mbala’s case, it is crystal clear he was the target of a rule that was fast-tracked to delay his eligibility.
Through the years, the UAAP Board has gained a notorious reputation as a hatchet man, out to protect selfish interests at the expense of values and principles which the UAAP schools are known for. Pingoy and Mbala are victims of a cruel UAAP Board with no regard for basic human rights. How many more players will be prejudiced by the UAAP Board? Shouldn’t the UAAP school presidents step in and stop the UAAP Board from overstepping its authority and trampling on the rights of innocent student athletes?
Sen. Pia Cayetano has threatened to file a case against the UAAP Board precisely for curtailing the human right of a high school graduate freely choosing a college or university to enroll in. Will she push through with her threat and how far will she go in protecting the rights of student athletes? The UAAP season is set to start June 29. Unless the UAAP Board is suddenly enlightened by a conscience call or charged in court, there will unfortunately be student victims prejudiced by unfair rules this year.