Santi appears at 2020 RSCUAA opening

Santi the Ant, UA’s official mascot, performed with the UA Red Ants during the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Regional State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (RSCUAA) Sportsfest and Conference as the athletes presented their captivating yells and dance at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) College Football Field yesterday, 2:00 pm.

Santi the Ant, UA’s official mascot surprises the RSCUAA delegates by appearing for the first time in a regional event. Santi was formerly launched during Hugyaw (UA’s Intramural Meet) on November 11, 2019 at the opening ceremonies of the said event.

Being the second biggest delegation with 263 athletes and 32 coaches, UAean delegates entertained the audience with the sUbAy dance together with UA’s key officials led by Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr., university president.

Santi joins UA delegates in showcasing the sUbAy unity dance. The dance showed unity as a value possessed by the UA Red Ants.

The parade started at New Natures Village and while walking, each delegation shouted their dynamic chants until they arrived at the venue and was welcomed by the CHMSC’s Binuluan Dance Ensemble and Drum Beats.

More than 2,700 athletes gathered to compete in the 35 sports categories.

This year, the SUCs participating are composed of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC), Aklan State University (ASU), Central Philippine State University (CPSU), Capiz State University (CAPSU), Guimaras State College (GSU), Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U), Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF), Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC), Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology (NONESCOST), Technological University of the Philippines Visayas (TUP-V), University of Antique (UA), University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) and West Visayas State University (WVSU).

“This sports activity is very much supported by the presidents of SUCs, we support this student athletes because we believe that sports activities is an extension of our classroom where you learn a lot of lessons., life’s lessons that will develop our character traits. This activity teaches you positive values like self discipline by means of the rigid sports training, friendship that will last a lifetime,” Dr. Raul Muyong, Regional Chairperson R-6 SUCs said during his speech.

Furthermore, Hon. Greg Gasataya, representative of the lone district of Bacolod, said that the feeling and satisfaction of being at the top won’t last forever, the important thing is the process that the athlete may learn and achieve because they are part of the team and that process, the training will prepare them for the next life’s undertaking.

Bacolod city representative, Hon. Greg Gasataya, delivers his message to the athletes. He emphasized that learning is more essential than short term satisfaction of winning.

Last year, the RSCUAA took place in the fourth quarter of the year, but due to the change in the academic year scheduling this year, the event was moved in the first quarter.

Towards the end of the opening ceremonies, CHMSC students performed a playground demonstration with neon-colored flaglets led by the Bachelor of Physical Education students of the said college.

The upcoming National SCUAA is targeted in the months of March or April at Bicol Region.

This sporting event aimed to practice physical education and holistic development with the theme: “Harnessing Human Development in SUCs through Sports, Culture and Arts.”


Author: theprismdaily

The Official Student Publication of University of Antique Main Campus

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