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ADDU vows bigger, better DACS meet

September 20, 2019 - Friday 7:09 AM by Romeo Braceros

Article Banner Image Mark Samante, DACS Executive Director Jimmie Loe Dela Vega, DACS OSA Chairperson Edwin Dalumpines, and ADDU OSA head Theresa Eliab speak at a press conference on September 18. DSA Photo

Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU), host school of this year's Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS) college sports tournament has vowed to showcase a bigger event and better competition between schools in this year’s edition of the games.

Theresa Eliab of ADDU’s Office of Student Affairs (OSA) said one of the innovations of the DACS tertiary competition is the live streaming of a number of events.

During a press conference at the university’s Jacinto campus on Wednesday, Eliab also said “Another new thing this year is the transfer of the venue of the championship matches in volleyball and basketball from the usual host schools to a bigger venue like the Almendras gym so that more people can see it," 

Jimmie Loe Dela Vega, DACS executive director, revealed this year's DACS college sports tournament will feature 16 schools from Davao region.

Dela Vega said they have 19 schools in the college level with three schools opting not to participate this year.

"Some of our member schools are focused on other things so they decided not to compete this year," Dela Vega said.

He said the competing schools this year lead by powerhouses ADDU Blue Knights and Holy Cross of Davao College Crusaders will compete in nine events including basketball, volleyball, and swimming.

The association’s executive director revealed this year's DACS college sportsfest will officially start on September 23 and end on the 29th of the same month.

Dela Vega said this year's winners in the DACS college sportsfest will carry the flag of Region 11 in the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) Mindanao sportsfest to be held in Surigao City in April 2020.

"The member regions of CEAP are Regions 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and BARMM," he said.

Edwin Dalumpines, OSA chairperson for DACS, said this year’s edition of the games will also be special as participating schools will be involved in a community outreach activity that will reach out to victims of the recent flood in Davao City.

"The community outreach program is our way of showing the kind heart of the participating DACS schools," Dalumpines said.

Dalumpines said this year's opening festivities will be held on September 23 at the Martin Hall of ADDU Ateneo campus and is set to be participated in by 1,000 athletes and coaches.