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    UAAP athletic directors convene as new quarantine training allegations emerge

    Sep 3, 2020

    THE UAAP Board of Managing Directors (BMD) discusses the issue of several varsity teams that have allegedly broken the government's quarantine regulations by holding training sessions.

    Athletic directors of all eight member-schools, including UAAP president Nonong Calanog of La Salle, will be joined by executive director Rebo Saguisag on Thursday afternoon to tackle the controversy that has kept the league in the limelight despite its season being pushed back to 2021.

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    A decision on penalties against University of Santo Tomas has yet to be made after coach Aldin Ayo and the Growling Tigers set up training camp in Capuy, Sorsogon. The so-called Bicol bubble led to the departure of five players led by team captain CJ Cansino and Rhenz Abando as well as the resignation of Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) director Fr Jannel Abogado.

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    National University has also been accused of breaking quarantine rules as video clips and photos of their women's volleyball players training in their Sampaloc and Calamba campuses circulated on social media.

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    University of the Philippines is also now under investigation for an alleged shootaround in Silang, Cavite, although Fighting Maroons coach Bo Perasol downplayed the said training and pointed out that it was only him and Bright Akhuetie who put some shots up.

    Games and Amusements Board chairman Baham Mitra, who is heading the investigating panel that also has representatives from the UAAP, Commission on Higher Education, and Philippine Sports Commission, has issued a warning that the IATF will sanction UST for 'bubble' if UAAP won't.

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    The investigating panel is also set to convene on the matter on Monday afternoon.

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