THE threat of typhoon 'Santi' ruining the Game Three party of the UAAP is so real that the country's premier collegiate league has prepared for any eventuality.
The UAAP, through secretary treasurer Malou Isip, said in event ‘Santi’ will bring heavy rains and floods to Metro Manila on Saturday, Game Three of the league finals will be moved to Wednesday, October 16, at the Mall of Asia Arena beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The deciding game of what has so far been a compelling best-of-three series is set for Saturday afternoon, also at the MOA Arena.
“In case storm Santi will cause floods tomorrow, men’s Game three will be moved to October 16, Wednesday, same time and same venue,” said Isip in a statement released to media outlets.
The league said it will wait until Saturday morning, or hours before Game Three, to make an announcement of any cancellations, if any.
In case of a postponement, the league said tickets for the Saturday game will also be honored for the Wednesday playdate, it added.
“Same ticket will be honored. We will officially announce if there will be cancellation tomorrow morning (Saturday),” Isip said.
As it is, the Tigers and the Archers already had a full week of rest between Saturday's game and Game Two last weekend which De La Salle won to forge a sudden-death match.
‘Santi’ is expected to hit Aurora, Quezon on Saturday but as of this time, Signal No. 2 has already been raised by Pagasa in several parts of Luzon.