It’s a sunny day in Dumaguete and the streets are busy cleaning up after the Buglasan 2008 showdown celebration. As Buglasan comes to a close tomorrow, the 13th Philippines University Games opens up at 3:00pm today, October 25th, 2008.
What’s interesting about this event is that athletes coming from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao comes in the small university town of Dumaguete to compete among the different schools in the country.
According to their blogsite – The 13th Philippines University Games, everything started at USLS Bacolod, below is the excerpt from the site about a brief history of the University Games:
“The 13th Philippine University Games will be hosted by Dumaguete City. The UNIGAMES is the only national collegiate sports competition which started 1996 in USLS Bacolod City. This gathers together the finest varsity athletes from private and government universities from all over the country in the spirit of fair play, friendship and top-caliber competition. Through the years, the UNIGAMES has served as feeder for our different national teams representing the Philippines in the Olympics, the Asian Games, Southeast Asian Games and other international sports competitions.
There are 12 sports discipline to be take part in the said event, these are the ; Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Football, Lawn Tennis, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, and Beach Volleyball…”
This year’s activity confirms 20 school and colleges in the Philippines to compete among the best and be crowned as the BEST SCHOOL for each category. I guess all sports enthusiast in Dumaguete will be on their feet making sure they can’t miss the games of their favorite teams or crushes for this week. Hehehe…
See you at the UNIGAMES 2008!