For the third time, the city-owned University of Makati (UMAK) bagged the overall championship in the recently concluded 5th ALCULYMPICS of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities held at the Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo in San Pablo, Laguna.

In a report to Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, university president Tomas Lopez said UMAK garnered a total of 190 points to emerge as the grand champion, followed by Quezon City Polytechnic University with 90 points, first runner-up, and Taguig City University with 75 points, second runner-up.

Lopez said the UMAK athletes won over their rivals and emerged champion in the following sport events: Athletics, men and women; Badminton, men and women; Chess, men and women; Dance Sports, Latin and Standard; Sepak Takraw, Men; Swimming, men and women; Table Tennis, men and women;  Taekwondo (sparring) men and women; Taekwondo – Poomsae; Touch Rugby, Women (Demo); and Volleyball, men and women.

Prof. Michael Tolentino, officer-in-charge of the Athletic Development Center said UMAK also got the Mr. ALCU title for placing first runner up in Arnis (Sparring); Arnis (Anyo); Basketball Men; and Touch Rugby Men.

Tolentino said some 1,500 athletes from 22 member-institutions of ALCU, including UMAK, participated in the ALCULYMPICS.

In 2010, the city-owned university was chosen to host the second ALCULYMPICS which was held in the then newly inaugurated Makati Track and Field Oval.

The 22 ALCU member schools include Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Unibersidad de Manila, Quezon City Polytechnic University, Taguig City University, City University of Pasay, Urdaneta City University, Valenzuela Polytechnic University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela, Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo, Laguna University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, City College of Calapan Mindoro, Gordon College, Mabalacat College, Mandaue City College, Mariano Quinto Aranilla Polytechnic, San Mateo Municipal College, Bulacan Polytechnic College and UMAK.

Meanwhile, UMAK also won six championship games out of the seven events to capture the overall championship award in the second season of the University Colleges and School Athletics (UCSAA).

The UMAK athletes toppled their rivals in the following events, for both men and women divisions: badminton, chess, taekwondo, and table tennis, and volleyball (women).

UCSA, started in 2011, is composed of ACCESS School, Dela Salle Araneta, Colegio de San Lorenzo, Pasig Catholic College, St. Dominic Savio College and UMAK.



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