The Altas Perps Squad of the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta will defend its title in the NCAA Cheerleading Competition which takes place on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The Las Piñas-based squad is eyeing a fourth straight title and seventh overall in the event, which will be broadcast live on AKTV on IBC 13 starting at 3:30 p.m.
“For sure, every team naghahanda for us. But we’ll do our best to defend our title and whatever happens, may the best team win,” JR Sison, Perps Squad team captain, said.
Hoping to dethrone them are the Mapua Cheerping Cardinals, who have been runners-up in the past two editions.
The other teams participating in the annual event are the CSB Pep Squad, San Beda Red Corps, Golden Stags Cheerleading Squad, EAC Generals Pep Squad, Arellano University Chiefs Squad, LPU Pirates Pep Squad, JRU Bombers Pep Squad, and from 88th Season host school, the Letran Cheerleading Team All-Stars.
The cheerleading competition concludes the league's successful 88th Season.
“We are thankful to the NCAA for partnering with us. The league brought audiences thrilling sports action not just in basketball but also in other sports. If our viewers think this season was action packed enough, they should watch out for what’s in store for them next season,” Sports5 Sports Manager Vitto Lazatin said.