TUCP Technological University of the Philippines -Manila will host the men’s basketball event in the 3rd Asia Pacific University Games (APUG)-Philippine University Basketball League (PUBL) Championship on May 6-10. In photo are FESSAP and APUSU president Edwin C. Fabro and other officials.

TUP to host PUBL

April 28, 2024 People's Tonight 534 views

TECHNOLOGICAL University of the Philippines-Manila will host the men’s basketball event in the 3rd Asia Pacific University Games (APUG) -Philippine University Basketball League (PUBL) Championship from May 6 to 10, 2024 under the auspices of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) and the Asia Pacific University Sports Union (APUSU).

The games are being held in partnership with various associations, universities, and corporate sponsorships, as stated by FESSAP President and currently the APUSU President Edwin C. Fabro.

The APUG is a multi-sports competition organized by the Asia Pacific University Sports Union (APUSU) under the supervision of the Malaysia Ministry of Youth & Sports (KBS) Industry Department led by Prof. Mustaza Ahmad, the APUSU Secretary General and Deputy President of APUSU from 2023 to 2025.

The incumbent APUSU President, Edwin C. Fabro, together with FESSAP Chairman of the Board, Alvin Tai Lian, will open the ceremony on May 6 with Guest of Honor, Senator Jinggoy Estrada who will do the honor of tossing the simple opening games between Indonesia vs Host University TUP-Manila.

The host -Technological University of the University of the PAGCOR / Philippine Airlines – 3rd APUG-PUBL will lead as the organizer of this event.

TUP president Engr. Reynaldo Ramos with counterpart led by FESSAP and APUSU President Edwin C. Fabro.

Also present is FESSAP Executive Vice President Robert Milton Calo.

Maria Cecilia Sarmiento is the Chief Secretary-Finance Officer with Allan Soria, FESSAP-TUP Executive Assistant, is the overall caretaker of the event as the host.

The regular member schools in the Philippines recognized by the APUSU include the following: TUP (2023), the University of Cebu (2016), Philippine College Foundation (2016), the University of San Jose Recoletos (2017), Mapua University (2019), the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (2023) and De La Salle University- Dasmarinas (2023).

he men’s basketball event in the PAGCOR – 3rd APUG shall be held in conjunction with the Philippine Airlines – 4th PUBL (Philippine University Basketball League) known as the 3rd APUG-PUBL Men’s Basketball Championship.

As such, the top two university teams from the 4th PUBL led by UPHSD and Mapua University are invited to see action in a five-team tournament organized by the 3rd APUG-PUBL Men’s Basketball Championship and supported by the Philippine Airlines (PAL), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), BESTANK Manufacturing Corporation, KELME Sportswear (España), OMNI Electrical & Lighting, Seascape Village (the best fresh seafood in the coastal), Healthy Options (the best organic supplementary well-being), LT Group Inc., HENN Athletic Club (Taiwan), Megaworld Property Developer, Fronte Motor Parts, Burlington Socks, and Paddock’s Casual Jeans.

The foreign university team invited are Universitas Islam Indonesia representing APUSU.

APUSU Director from Indonesia, Mr. Ferri Jufry as the Commissioner representing APUSU, while local teams will be represented by the top two teams in the PUBL, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA and Mapua University.

Also invited as a guest team is National University, which is also a member of FESSAP being regular members of APUSU.

Heading the 3rd APUG-PUBL working committee Members are Antonio Quiza (Tournament Director), Melchor P. Divina (Marketing Director), Cecille Sarmiento (Finance Director), Albert Andaya (Communication Director), Romulo Raytos (Technical Director), with PUBL Chairman Christian Tan from Chiang Kai Shek College, and PUBL Vice Chairman Francisco Gusi from the UPHSD, respectively. By Graham C. Lim

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