Thereâs no stopping NCAA Season 96
“In the face of this COVID-19 pandemic, with its uncertainties and risks, Letran, celebrating her quadricentennial anniversary this 2020, shall shepherd the NCAA to rise to the challenge of promoting youth empowerment and excellence through sports,” said Letran rector president Rev. Fr. Clarence Marquez.
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There’s no stopping NCAA Season 96
Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — After officially receiving the NCAA hosting rights, Letran expressed a resolve to hold Season 96 even as the country continues to fight a deadly disease.

“In the face of this COVID-19 pandemic, with its uncertainties and risks, Letran, celebrating her quadricentennial anniversary this 2020, shall shepherd the NCAA to rise to the challenge of promoting youth empowerment and excellence through sports,” said Letran rector president Rev. Fr. Clarence Marquez.

Marquez formally accepted the hosting duty via viber message of AU and Season 95 president Atty. Francisco Paulino Cayco Wednesday night.

“Soon, the plans shall be presented, observing the new normal, assuring our students, supporters, followers and fans about the safety and health standards of events and venues, showcasing our quality camaraderie and competition, instilling discipline, inspiring us with the best performances of our school teams and student-athletes,” said Marquez.

Last week, NCAA Management Committee chairman Fr. Vic Calvo, OP, of Letran bared plans of reducing the league calendar to just four events—basketball, volleyball, track and field and swimming—while inserting e-sports or online games.

It will also do away with the traditional lavish opening ceremonies and holding home-and-away games minus the spectators.

“The paramount concern is protecting the athletes and the whole NCAA community,” said Calvo.

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