LAWYER Rene 'Rebo' Saguisag has been appointed the first executive director of the UAAP, the college league announced on Wednesday.
Board of Trustees chairman Dr. Michael Alba of host school Far Eastern University said Saguisag’s recruitment is an exciting development in the ongoing reorganization of the country’s premier amateur athletic league.
“Along with the heads of the member universities now acting as the trustees, for the first time in 80 years, the association will have an executive director to oversee its operations,” Alba said.
Saguisag is no longer new to the UAAP, having been commissioner of basketball in Seasons 78 and 79. He will also be serving in the same capacity in the forthcoming season, concurrent to his new appointment.
As executive director, Saguisag is charged to perform, direct, manage, and oversee a variety of assignments. These include implementing policies; providing support to the board of trustees, the board of managing directors, and the UAAP Ccmmittees; supervising operations; and undertaking special projects.
He has a JD degree from the Ateneo Law School and is a BS in Sports Science graduate of the University of the Philippines.
“It’s definitely an opportunity that any sports lover will find hard to resist. I also feel that it is another place where I can be passionate and be of help if in a modest way,” Saguisag said.
“Nobody knows how long I’ll be here, but I do want my stay to mean something. In Season 80, we Go for Great. I am more grateful and appreciative than I can say.”