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MANILA, Philippines – Upcoming UAAP season 82 high school tournaments have been canceled, although the University of Santo Tomas and Adamson have been declared co-champions of girls' basketball, the league said on Saturday.
The announcement followed the continuing spread of the Coronavirus Disease pandemic (COVID-19), which also forced President Rodrigo Duterte to put Metro Manila in the "community quarantine".
"We will continue to coordinate with leading government agencies to establish protocols for the security of all persons connected to or in the UAAP community," said the UAAP in a memorandum signed by President Emmanuel Fernandez and Executive Director Atty. Rebo Saguisag.
“The UAAP intends to do the greater good for the larger number without neglecting the hard work of its coaches and student athletes. We thank you for your patience and understanding in this difficult time. "
The "regular formats" of the college tournaments are also canceled if certain conditions are not met. This depends on whether the national government declares that it will be safe to resume classes on April 15th.
The UAAP will work towards "alternative competition formats" for university sports, which begin on May 1 at the earliest.
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