Basketball

UP Fighting Maroons, Nxled partnership renewed before UAAP Season 81

Atty. Agaton Uvero, Victor Emmanuel Reyes, Catherine Tiu-Tan, Dr. Michael Tan

Atty. Agaton Uvero, Victor Emmanuel Reyes, Catherine Tiu-Tan, Dr. Michael Tan

Nxled, the leader in next generation lighting, has renewed its support for the University of the Philippines men’s basketball team UP Fighting Maroons for University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81. The partnership was officially renewed on July 10, 2018.

The lighting and fixtures company designed for longevity and breakage-resistance committed to help UP breed the next generation of champions and be a part of its bright future. To renew the partnership, a new Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed at Quezon Hall of the University of the Philippines-Diliman in Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Present during the signing of the MoA were Nxled executive vice president and Electrosavers Corporation executive vice president Catherine Tiu-Tan, UP chancellor Michael Tan and officials of Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation (NTGBUP), a volunteer group of UP alumni supporting UP’s varsity programs. The officials of the volunteer group were led by NTGBUP President Victor Emmanuel Reyes and Atty. Agaton Uvero.

Also present at the signing ceremony were UP head coach Bo Perasol. He was with his coaching staff, the UP Fighting Maroons and another UP MBT major backer, Ms. Robina Gokongwei-Pe, president, CEO and director of Robinson Retail Holdings, Inc.

To prepare for the UAAP Season 81, the UP Fighting Maroons men’s basketball players will train in Novi Sad, Serbia from July 21, 2018 to August 4, 2018. Coach Dolreich Perasol told ABS-CBN News that the goal of the training camp is to make the players physically conditioned because they only one month to go before the opening.

On July 10, 2018, Kobe Paras that he is joining the UP Fighting Maroons in the UAAP Season 81. In a statement obtained by ESPN, he said, “I look forward to the challenge of helping make the Fighting Maroons a better basketball team, and the challenge of helping myself become a better student.”

The last time the UP Fighting Maroons men’s basketball team won a championship in the UAAP was in 1986. That season, the team was led by Benjie Paras, the father of Kobe.

Ricci Rivero is also joining UP Fighting Maroons. Watch an interview with him here:

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