Sports: Triangular MOA Signing for UniGames at USLS today
University of St. La Salle (USLS) College Covered Court will be the venue of triangular signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the school, University Games (UniGames) and Sandugo at 1:30pm today.
Sandugo will be the main sponsor of the collegiate annual sports competition dubbed as "17th Sandugo-UniGames 2012" and USLS, the home of University Games will be the venue again on October 22 to 28, 2012.
The signing will be between UniGames President Roger A. Banzuela; Bro. Ray B. Suplido, FSC, USLS President and Sandugo Executive Vice President Perry Doroja. After the signing, the countdown follows and identification of billeting centers until October.
This year’s sports competition and hosting of USLS will jibe with the university’s Diamond Jubilee (60) years celebration. University of St. La Salle (USLS) is the home for UniGames which started in 1996 as a brainchild of the late Bro. Rolando Dizon, FSC. The last time it was held was in 2007.
Banzuela has sought admission of USLS administration to host last year’s event but the University begged off as some improvement has been taking place including the oval which was replaced by rubberized oval in time of this year’s competition. Instead, the event was hosted by Roxas City, Capiz.
Banzuela added that hosting of event by USLS could minimize rental of venues and would be accessible to all delegations. It is the center of transportation and lots of hotels and other billeting centers.
Sixteen sports events will be contested, despite the scrapping of softball. However, it was replaced by karatedo which is deemed more popular than softball.
The Technical Committee is also studying the inclusion of Mountain Run from Bacolod City to Mambukal Resort as part of Sandugo-UniGames sports tourism project supported by the provincial government of Negros Occidental.
More than 50 colleges and universities in the country are expected to participate as invitations have been readied by the Technical Committee.
University of St. la Salle Lady Stingers reclaimed the women’s volleyball title when the competition was held in Roxas City, Capiz. West Negros University Mustangs settled for silver in men’s basketball won by Ateneo de Manila University, while University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos football team lost to De la Salle University for the title.
Far Eastern University ruled the men and women’s athletics, men’s volleyball, women’s football, and women’s chess, while University of the East dominated the men and women’s badminton.
DLSU also topped women’s lawn tennis while placing second in men’s side. San Beda took the gold in men and women’s swimming and men’s table tennis, while College of St. Benilde was unbeatable in both divisions in taekwondo.
Rizal Technological University ruled sepak takraw and women’s softball, while National University has ruled the men’s lawn tennis.
UniGames was acknowledged by Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as the only collegiate sports competition participated by both public and private colleges and universities.*