Quantcast
Latest Stories

FEU Cheering Squad hates to miss this time

By

MANILA, Philippines — Taking notes from their dismal showing from last year, where they landed behind eventual champs CCP Bobcats, FEU is again ready to aim and fire- and, for a change, not miss.

The squad, despite being pencilled as the favorites for last year’s NCC crown for its smoothly-executed basic elements and pyramids, was penalized with 13 points—a deduction that played heavily in the outcome as they were deprived of a 323-point finish. The Bobcats won the event with 322.5 points.

Stunts coach Francis Fulgencio, though, emphasizes the squad’s maturity, saying it has and will continue to be one of their strengths.
‘‘In every competition, I believe each team learns a share of lesson,” Fulgencio said. “We try to learn from our inadequacies–in both wins and losses.”

But the Morayta-based squad may have to deal with another form of adversity as the injury bug and academic hurdles didn’t spare them—sidelining three of their key members Bryan Bumbales, Xavier Tan and Jansen Magadiong.

The three are still tentative for clearance in March’s NCC skirmish. They are at the moment listed as reserves.

Meanwhile, Eryka de Roxas, who rose from the ranks as the squad’s captain, said that FEU will draw its brilliance through Karl Bugtai, Annievi Perez, Mae Zuñiga, Giovanni Perturbos, Lester Buluran and Feradille Salcedo.

Bugtai, Buluran and Perez were members of the 2009 squad that ruled the UAAP Cheerdance Competition.

De Roxas notes that they are currently putting premium on technicalities and audience impact.

‘‘We’re trying to up our ante of our showmanship,” she said. “I think that’s where we lack sorely.”

According to FEU’s 10-time coach Jacqueline Alolor-Alota, the squad’s greatest opponents are themselves.

‘‘We’ll try to bring perfect execution,” she added. “Lessons learned–we’ll be more focused and we’ll try to finally achieve higher–all through performing with a Tamaraw heart!’


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: FEU , FEU Cheering Squad , Karl Bugtai , NCC



Copyright © 2014, .
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
Advertisement

News

  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  • Sports

  • Caguioa blasts ‘no heart, soft’ Ginebra on Twitter
  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • Marketplace