Let the games begin for this year’s Centro Escolar University Sportsfest which formally opened on October 7, 2019 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City with the theme “Unity and Inclusivity Through Sports”.
The much awaited event in the University started with the parade of all the Schools joined by the Deans, faculty, student council and student-athletes while carrying their School banners and cheering for the School they represent. For the very first time, Centro Escolar Las Piñas participated in the annual sports event which signifies the growing family of CEU.
During the opening number, the CEU Folk Dance Troupe left the audience in awe with the Banga Dance−dancing while balancing “bangas” on top of their heads. The performance got intensified with the entrance of Ms. Belinda Adora, dancesport icon and an alumna of the CEU School of Accountancy and Management with her fascinating skills in ballroom dancing. The CEU Pep Squad also served the crowd with their thrilling dance routines and pyramids.
Professional basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Magnolia Hotshots team, Mr. Ian Sangalang graced the event and shared a short motivational speech to the student-athletes. He was also accompanied by Alvin Abundo, his teammate who is a SAM alumnus himself.
Kyla Marie Zapanta of CEU Makati and Mishaal Ehsan Veron of the School of Accountancy and Management outshined the other candidates, thus declared Mr. and Ms. CEU Sportsfest 2019. CEU SHS representative, Leila Kyle Isabel Lawas and Adrian Esteves of CEU Makati got the 2nd place, followed by School of Nutrition and Management’s Mark Darren Jaojoco and School of Pharmacy’s Jacelle Tenorio for the 3rd place.
Each School also formed a team to represent them in a mass aerobic dance called Aero Marathon competition and the School of Dentistry’s energetic dance execution made them this year’s Champion. The second place award was given to the School of Pharmacy, while the CEIS Manila landed on the 3rd spot. The School of Medical Technology also impressed the judges and got the 4th place, followed by the School of Nutrition and Management on the 5th place.
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