By CARLO ANOLIN
Student-athletes from University of Santo Tomas are reportedly going to keep their scholarships despite the cancellation of UAAP Season 83 last month.
In Friday’s report by the Varsitarian, UST’s official student publication, Fr. Rodel Cansancio, OP, director of the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics, confirmed that scholarships will be retained for the second term of the academic year 2020-2021.
“In this time of pandemic and uncertainties, no student should be left behind,” said Cansancio as quoted by the Varsitarian.
Athletics moderator Rodrigo Sambuang also said around 579 collegiate and 330 high school talents would benefit from the move.
UST earlier also honored the scholarships from the second semester of AY 2019-2020 until the first term of 2020-2021, which ended December last year.
The UAAP Board decided to scrap the 83rd season last December, citing “health and safety” concerns as priority amid the surging COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.
But Atty. Rebo Saguisag, UAAP executive director, is mulling to kick off Season 84 by September should the COVID-19 situation in the country improves.