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UPD sends off athletes to UAAP, Filipiniana Alumni Group to France

UP Volleyball Team

(June 27) UP students, faculty members, parents, alumni and friends came in full force to support the UP varsity teams at the Pep Rally staged at the College of Human Kinetics (CHK) Gym last June 24.

Organized by the CHK Student Council, the Pep Rally is an annual university wide event. It gathers all the UP varsity teams and other performing groups before the whole UPD community as a send off and as a morale booster for their participation in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) games.

The Pep Rally also provides the student athletes to showcase their hidden talents other than the sports they play, and fosters stronger bonds among varsity teams.
All the varsity teams fielded a dance or song number, or a video presentation.

UP Filipiniana Alumni Group

The one-and-a-half hour Pep Rally was followed by the send off dance concert of the UP Filipiniana Alumni Group slated to leave on June 27 to participate in several dance festivals in France from July to August. The dance troupe, under the direction of Prof. Corazon Iñigo, is composed of resident and alumni members of the Filipiniana Dance Group, and selected members of the UP Dance Company and the UP Varsity Pep Squad.

The UAAP 76th Season opens on June 29 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena. Adamson University (AdU) hosts the season.

Teams (men and women) set to compete in the first semester are the basketball, badminton, beach volleyball, judo, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, and UP Varsity Pep Squad. Baseball, chess, fencing, football, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball teams will vie in the second semester.

The UP Men’s Basketball Team is set to face the AdU Falcons on June 30, at 2:00 in the afternoon, at the MOA Arena.

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