UAAP residency rule would waste ‘prime time’ of athletes—Pia Cayetano


Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Pia Cayetano questioned the two-year residency rule of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) in a Senate hearing Monday saying it would waste the “prime time” of the student-athletes.

Cayetano, chairman of the Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations, asked league officials from UAAP member-schools why they would go so far as to let students sit out two years when transferring from one UAAP high school to a different UAAP college.

“[Why would you let them] sit out and waste two years of their prime time?” Cayetano said.

“I cannot say that this is the best interest of the student if this is the practice,” she said.

Under the UAAP rule, students graduating from a UAAP highschool will not be allowed to compete for two years if they enter a different UAAP College.

Previously, the residency rule was only one year. The increase in the number of years has drawn the ire of many students as well as athletes playing in the UAAP.

“What is the reasonable amount of pressure or actions to keep that student [in the school]?” she asked.

“Do we hold them back because we feel we have given them so much?” she told the UAAP board.

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  • Ning_balboa57

    Walang kwentang Senate probe yan ginawa ni Sen. Pia. Bakit di niya imbestigahan yung game fixing sa NCAA?

  • Felimax

    Matapang daw si Pia Cayetano kasi her mother is a German. Kaya pala may
    lahing German Shepperd…este Aleman pala…

  • archie henobiagon

    hung hang epalogy new rule of residency.

  • airmango

    tanggalin nlang ang UAAP sa high school… its bad to foster rivalries and hatred in the HS levels pa lang… compete with other non-UAAP schools…

  • ting0508

    Another culprit is the Damaso from UST

  • ting0508

    The Senator should have question Anton Montinola because he is getting back at Pingoy who opted to play for Ateneo. This Montinola is a leech!

  • monses

    mas maraming problema ang mga atleta natin ngaun bka pwede un muna unahin mo.tignan natin kung kya mo ang mga NSA lalo na si peping.

  • cooldoods

    Ano kayang gagawin ng UAAP board kung magsilipatan ng NCAA schools yung mga athletes imbes na mag-sit out ng additional year?

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