𝘓𝘈 𝘛𝘙𝘐𝘕𝘐𝘋𝘈𝘋, 𝘉𝘌𝘕𝘎𝘜𝘌𝘛 – More than 3,000 delegates from 21 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) of Central and Northern Luzon gather at the grounds of the Benguet State University (BSU) to officially start the Opening Ceremony of the 𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 - 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 (𝗔𝗦𝗖𝗨-𝗦𝗡) 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗢𝗹𝘆𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮, earlier today, July 20, 2022.
21 SUCs from the different regions of Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Cordillera, and Ilocos joins the Opening Ceremony of the ASCU-SN Summer Olympics 2022 which is considered as one of the biggest athletic meets among the SUCs located at the Central and Northern Luzon area. Each of the representing SUCs were introduced at the event which include the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) headed by President, Dr. Gregorio T. Turqueza Jr., who also joined and led the ASIST delegates, consisting of key officials, faculty, and staff from the three campuses: Main Campus, Bangued Campus, and La Paz Campus, at the parade.
During the program, Dr. Turqueza and Prof. Aristotle B. Berzola, ASIST Sports Director, unfurled the ASIST institutional banner with other SUC leaders representing their respective institutions. The ceremonial lighting of friendship urn and oath of sportsmanship followed.
According to ASCU-SN Chair and Mariano Marcos State University President, Dr. Shirley C. Agrupis, the three-day Olympics aims to strengthen the friendship and camaraderie among the delegates in the spirit of competition. Thus, Dr. Agrupis declared ceasefire to the friendship that each of the SUCs have since the competition will start as soon as she ends her message and officially open the sports competition.
The event has been postponed for the past two years as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the country. BSU has hosted the ASCU-SN Summer Olympics for the third time this year.
The 21 SUCs are:
• 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
• University of Northern Philippines