NCR reasserts supremacy in 20th SCUAA Olympics


MANILA, Philippines — National Capital Region captured the overall championship anew at the close of the 2012 National SCUAA (State Colleges and Universities) Olympics Sunday at the Iloilo Sports Complex in Iloilo City.

Flaunting their might in nearly all sports, the Big City bets finished with 114 gold medals on top of 55 silvers and 50 bronzes in the weeklong competition among top student athletes from the country’s state colleges and universities.

Host Region 6 (Western Visayas) finished a distant second overall with a gold-silver-bronze medal tally of 46-57-33, while Region 3 (Central Luzon) wound up third with a 32-36-38 haul.

Region 6 ruled men’s football, beating NCR and Cordillera Autonomous Region. The West Visayans also seized the gold in men’s basketball with Region 3 placing second and NCR third.

The women’s basketball gold, however, went to NCR. Region 6 and CAR pocketed the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

NCR swept the gold medals in men’s and women’s volleyball and also prevailed in
men’s tennis, men’s table tennis, women’s beach volleyball and women’s softball.

Region 3 topped women’s tennis and women’s table tennis while Region 4 and Region 5 dominated men’s and women’s badminton, respectively.

NCR swept all eight gold medals at stake in men’s and women’s chess and all eight in dancesports events.

In boxing, Region 6 captured four of the six gold medals at stake. Region 4 and Region 12 won one gold medal each.

More than 5,000 delegates and officials from the 111 SUCs all over the country took part in the multisport event hosted by the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (Pasuc) Region VI.

The event was hosted by Dr. Pablo E. Subong, president of the West Visayas State University; Dr. Benny Palma, president of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, and Dr. Luis Sorolla, president of West Visayas College of Science and Technology.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94