As part of the university’s mission of fostering good relationships with institutions, the University of Northern Philippines participated in the 9th Association of State Colleges and Universities- Solid North (ASCU-SN) Summer Olympics at the Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet, held on July 19-23.

With over 3000 participants, UNP joined in different competitions along sports, culture, and indigenous games.

ASCU-SN is composed of 21 SUCs in Region I, II, III, and Cordillera Administrative Region. 

The participating schools include: Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology; Apayao State College; Batanes State College; Benguet State University; Bulacan State University; Cagayan State University; Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University; Ifugao State University; Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College; Isabela State University; Kalinga State University; Mariano Marcos State University; Mountain Province State Polytechnic College; North Luzon Philippines State College; Nueva Vizcaya State University; Pampanga State Agricultural University; Pangasinan State University; Quirino State University; Tarlac Agricultural University; Tarlac State University; and University of Northern Philippines.

UNP employees dominated both the Basketball Men 46-above category and Badminton Women’s Doubles 46-above category having been hailed as champions.

Further, Ms. Marie Graciel Balbuena emerged as Ms. ASCU-SN 2022- Special Edition, 2nd Runner Up. Her partner, Mr. Iann Patrick G. Fontano, was also part of the top five finalists.

Women’s Doubles 46 above Champion Ms. Ma. Luisa Quitoriano Ms. Editha Ramos
Women’s Singles 46 above 1st Runner Up Ms. Mary Jane Supnet
Women’s Doubles 45 below 3rd Runner Up Ms. Shiela Obispo
    Coach: Mr. Florence Dela Cruz
BASKETBALL MEN 46 ABOVE Champion Dr. Erwin F. Cadorna Mr. Joel M. Arruejo Atty. Gerwin A. Rabang Engr. Nestor Pajaro Engr. Johnyy Belizar Mr. Edgar Q. Aquino Dr. Christopher Bueno Mr. Ronald Amano Mr. Nestor Ragasa Mr. Joel Ragunton Mr. Jun Fieldad Mr. Benedicto Tactay Mr. Anselmo Organo Mr. Albert Rabe, Dr. Santiago Reolalas
Coach: Mr. Rino Reyes
MR. ASCU Top 5 Mr. Ian Fontano
MS. ASCU 2nd Runner Up Ms. Marie Graciel Balbuena
    Coaches: Mr. Greggie Talingdan Mr. Michael Visaya
SLOW PITCH 2nd Runner Up Mr. Anselmo Organo Mr. Feliciano Pangasinan Mr. Arnel Basa Dr. Lloyd Mata Mr. Ralph Bucat Mr. George Michael Amano Mr. Randy Igarta Mr. Albert Rabe Dr. Efren Galapon Engr. Nestor Pajaro Ms. Rizza Abinsay Ms. Marie Julie Ann Palma Ms. Cherry Regua Ms. Camille Morales Dr. Matilde T. Concordia
45 below doubles 1st Runner Up Mr. Ian Dacanay Mr. Al Benzon
TABLE TENNIS 2nd Runner Up Dr. Jeanina Batin Dr. Matilde T. Concordia
36-45 7th Place Dr. Henryson Fetalvero
  8th Place Mr. Norie Tactay
35 below 3rd Place Mr. George Michael Amano
56 Above 5th Place Mr. Elpidio Rafal
Women’s Category 3rd Place Atty. Jonalyn Almachar
Discus Throw Men Top 8 Mr. Trinivic Llanes
Shot Put Men Top 8 Mr. Jonnel Torres
3k Run Men 56 above Top 6 Dr. Ashley Martinez

Article by: Jennielou Pigao | Graphics :ITIMDS-ISMDS