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General bucks eligibility row as UPIS ekes out win vs UST


MANILA, Philippines — Jozhua General suited up and even started for University of the Philippines Integrated School on Saturday, made possible by a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the ineligibility ruling by the UAAP.

The UAAP board ruled that General could no longer play in the juniors division of the competition after he exhausted five years of eligibility but his parents secured a TRO from a Quezon City regional trial court on Friday.

As a result, General played for UP on Saturday and came up with two points, 10 rebounds and two assists for UPIS in its 73-71 win over University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP season 76 juniors’ basketball tournament.

The UAAP board said in a statement on Saturday that it would “honor the TRO and will allow Joshua General to play in UPIS’s games covered by the 20-day period.”

The board will tackle all concerns about the TRO on its regular board meeting on August 22, said UAAP secretary-treasurer Malou Isip.

The league said that General’s highschool eligibility started when he graduated from a highschool in Naga in 2008 and attended San Beda Taytay as a highschool freshman a few months after that.

But UPIS countered that General’s eligibility should start with his graduation from Lourdes School-Mandaluyong, where he attended grade 7, in 2010, as reported by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The Junior Maroons’ 89-87 quardruple overtime win over Adamson in the first round of the eliminations was forfeited.

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  • joeydmango93

    What did they do to the Aroga case of NU? Porke ba hindi itinuloy ng NU ang pagpalaro kay Aroga sa 76th season, ligtas na sila sa pandaraya sa pagawa ng fake grades mula June, samantalang dumating si Aroga sa Pilipinas buwan ng September. Falsification of public document ito ah! Sinubmit na nila as credentials ni Aroga sa UAAP, inatras lang ng malaman nila na alam ng UP ang kalokohan nila. Nasa news all over ito pero walang ginawa ang UAAP Board laban sa NU.

  • joeydmango93

    Its time to change the composition of the board after so many controversial decisions that negatively affected UAAP. Remember the injustice they did to another youth… Pinggoy and those UAAP highschool graduating students who were and will be affected by the controversial Pinggoy Rule.

  • joeydmango93

    When you have a board who does not respect the rule of law and do not give due process then the victim should seek justice from proper court.

  • bgcorg

    Sports, as much as possible, should not be decided by the courts. Rules are to be respected so that sports can prosper without undue intervention from outsiders.

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