THE UAAP has decided to cancel out the rest of its Season 82 following President Rodrigo Duterte’s extension of the nationwide enhanced community quarantine until April 30, 2020, announced earlier last Tuesday.
“With the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) having been extended, the conditions for the resumption of UAAP Season 82 can no longer be met,” the league’s statement co-signed by Season 82 President Emmanuel Fernandez and Executive Director Atty. Rene Saguisag read.
“As such it is now deemed cancelled.”
The NCAA has already terminated all its own Season 95 activities last March 19.
Initially, the UAAP was looking to implement a new format if the ECQ was lifted by April 14. However, the extension of the ECQ resulted in classes and other school activities remaining suspended beyond April 15.
Collegiate events that have stopped are the women’s and men’s volleyball tournaments, and the men’s and women’s football tournaments.
Currently, National University sits atop the women’s volleyball standings with a 2-0 slate. De La Salle University is at second with a 1-0 record. University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo University, Far Eastern U, and University of the Philippines are 1-1. Adamson is 0-1, while University of the East is 0-2.
In the men’s side, NU and FEU are on top with 2-0 records. UP, Ateneo, and UE are 1-1. La Salle and Adamson are 0-1, while UST is at 0-2.
In men’s football, Ateneo, FEU, La Salle, and UP are on top of the table with four points each. UE and UST hold three points while Adamson and NU have yet to notch a point.
For the distaff side, FEU and UP lead the way with three points each. Ateneo and UST lost their opening day assignments, while La Salle and NU have yet to play a game.
Yet to begin are baseball, softball, athletics, lawn tennis, and 3×3 basketball.
The league will address the repercussions of this decision once the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is under control.
“All other issues related thereto will be resolved at the proper time as we continue to focus our time, energy, and resources in battling this crisis,” the statement continued.
Despite this, the league is grateful to everyone who made the season a success.
“Nevertheless, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our fans, partners, student-athletes, coaches, and all other members of the UAAP community.”