Iloilo Hosts the Biggest University Games 2009
Iloilo is proud to host the Philippine’s National University Games 2009 (unigames). This will be on October 24 – 30 and will be hosted by Central Philippine University (CPU) for the first time. Unigames is the largest collegiate consortium that gathers university athletes for a friendly competition among fellow student athletes around the country every year. This year’s event is the biggest of its yearly edition for 13 years already. At least 2,500 expected athletes and officials will participate in the week-long games that includes volleyball, beach volleyball, athletics, badminton, chess, football, tennis, swimming, taekwondo, men’s sepak takraw, table tennis, and women’s softball which is debuting this year.
Among the 50 schools who confirmed their participation in this year’s grand event are; Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines-Diliman, University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, University of San Carlos-Cebu, Marawi State University, College of St. Benilde from Manila, Xavier University from Cagayan de Oro, University of Mindanao from Davao, Foundation University Dumaguete, St. Louis University from Baguio, University of San Agustin Iloilo, University of San Jose Recoletos Cebu, Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila, West Negros University Bacolod, Holy Name University Bohol and Central Philippine University.
CPU Olympic Size Swimming Pool
CPU is fully equipped enough to host such this grand competitions with various facilities sprawling all over its 24-hectare campus that can accommodate at least 1,500 athletes, delegation, and tournament officials. All of the games will be played inside the CPU campus except for athletics and badminton to held at the Iloilo Sports Complex and basketball in Pototan’s Basketball Arena. CPU will also construct a beach volleyball facility for this event.
CPU Big Field
Hosting such this big event is a great opportunity for Iloilo to showcase what it can offer to the local tourists. It is a great time to show them what we’ve got. Businesses especially in the food and accommodations industries would take advantage of this opportunity, show the true Ilonggo hospitality and we’ll let them taste our authentic cuisines that might keep them coming back.
Let’s all support this national activity here in Iloilo.