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UP student wins silver in int’l taekwondo meet

UP College of Mass Communication (Broadcasting) student Beatrice Gaerlan earned the silver medal in the female minus 55-kilogram weight class at the 9th edition of the Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, on April 21, 2017.
The tournament has brought together dozens of male and female taekwondo practitioners from various Asian countries, including Afghanistan, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand.

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UP Mindanao swimmers triumph in Araw ng Dabaw

(From left): Coach Albert Ramos, swimmers Paula Yap, Tobias Suico, Bhazel Acac, Angelica Jem Verga, Joemer Aliman, and Juan Antonio Mendoza . Photo from Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
UP Mindanao’s Swimming Team won 14 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals during the 80th Araw ng Dabaw Inter-School Swimming Competition at Ateneo de Davao University Matina Sports Complex on 1-2 April 2017.
Agribusiness Economics sophomore Juan Antonio A. Mendoza was declared “Most Outstanding Swimmer”.
Most Outstanding Swimmer Juan Antonio Mendoza. Photo from Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
Aside from Mendoza, the Maroon contingent was composed of Bhazel Acac (BS Food Technology), Angelica Jem …

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UP Fighting Maroons beat DLSU

Desiderio scores 42 points in 80th Araw ng Dabaw Basketball Tournament
The UP Fighting Maroons celebrate their win at the Araw ng Dabaw. Photo by Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons overwhelmed reigning UAAP champion De La Salle University, 87-79, to capture the 80th Araw ng Dabaw basketball title at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras Gym) on March 26.
The Maroons trailed the Archers during the first period, 29-21, before UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics student Paul Desiderio exploded with nine three-point shots that enabled UP to overtake DLSU, 42-44, by the end of half-time. …

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UP Mindanao breaks ground for new facilities, unveils DC-UP Sports Complex training gym

Laying of the time capsule at the site of the Davao City-UP Sports Complex football field and track oval. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
UP Mindanao (UPMin) held a brief groundbreaking ceremony for seven infrastructure projects and inaugurated the Davao City-UP (DC-UP) Sports Complex Multi-purpose Human Kinetics Building or Training Gym on February 3. The events took place after UPMin’s tribute to outgoing UP President Alfredo Pascual.
Of the new structures to be constructed, three are part of the 20-hectare DC-UP Sports Complex development: the Football Stadium (phase 2); the Football Field and Track Oval (civil works); and the Aquatics Center. Four …

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The net explodes with 2nd UP win

Capitalizing on a lead made early in the game, the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons chalked up another win for University Athletic Association of Philippines (UAAP) Season 78, after it defeated the De La Salle University Green Archers 71-66 on Wednesday, at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City. This was the second Maroons win after they defeated the University of the East Red Warriors last Saturday.
Filipinos on social media were excited Wednesday afternoon as the UP Fighting Maroons was leading the DLSU Green Archers after two quarters into the game. At the start of the 3rd Quarter UP …

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UAAP Season 78 opener a shining moment for UP

Video of the UAAP Season 78 opening ceremony from ABS-CBNNews.com
The 78th season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) games kicked off on September 5, 2015 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with a spectacular “Arkipelago” mounted by this season’s host University of the Philippines, followed by a breakthrough victory by the UP men’s basketball team in the opening game.
The opening extravaganza, which depicted both scientific and mythical accounts of the birth of the Philippine archipelago, drew parallels between the Philippine islands and UAAP member-universities.
Aside from performances, narration, and music, the show also featured larger than life figures reminiscent …

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‘UP-Azkals Football Field’ to rise in UP Diliman

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual (2nd from right) signs the MOA with UP Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami (2nd from left), UP Vice President for Development Dr. Elvira Zamora (rightmost) and Atty. Rey Faizal Ponce Millan (leftmost), as UP Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Dr. Jose Wendell Capili looks on
On the afternoon of 8 May 2015, officials from the University of the Philippines System and the Philippine Azkals Foundation, Inc. came together in UP Diliman’s Quezon Hall to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to improve the UP Diliman Football Field.
Under the MOA, the Futbol Pilipinas Azkals Foundation, Inc. …

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UP Women’s Taekwondo Team wins Championship in UAAP Season 77

Members of the UP Women’s Taekwondo Team at the awarding ceremony.
With season MVP Charizza Camille Alombro leading the way, the University of the Philippines Women’s Taekwondo Team defeated De La Salle University, 5-2, winning the championship in their category.
The Lady Maroons, who last won the championship in 2002 behind Sugar Catalan, finished the season with a 5-1 slate, with the lone setback came from the hands of the former champion University of the Santo Tomas Tigresses, whose roster are filled with national team mainstays.
“Matagal na naming hinihintay na mag-champion ang women’s team. Nagtiwala kami na kahit anong nangyari, kaya naming …

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UP Pep Squad Place Second, Push for Equality in Cheerdance Competition

UP Pep Squad members are visited by UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan and UP Diliman Information Office Director S. Anril Tiatco
With the roar of the UP community behind them, the UP Pep Squad bent conventions en route to a solid runner-up finish in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2014.
In what was described as more of a vision than a theme, the squad which has been called the “Pep Squad ng Bayan” sported colored braids and featured pyramids that had female dancers lifting their male counterparts in an embodiment of the spirit of equality (pantay-pantay).
Supporters of the ‘Pep Squad ng Bayan’ at …

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UP dethrones Ateneo, sweeps UAAP women’s badminton tiff

University of the Philippines rallied from two matches down to end Ateneo’s reign, 3-2, and complete an unbeaten campaign in the UAAP Season 77 women’s badminton Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.
The Lady Maroons banked on season MVP Jessie Francisco’s 21-16, 21-13 win over Jana de Vera in the deciding singles match to hack out the hard-earned triumph, which ended a 14-year title drought via a nine-game sweep.
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