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UE president resigns as UAAP chairman for Season 86

UE Dr. Zosimo M. Battad UAAP Season 86

FILE–UE president  Dr. Zosimo M. Battad of UAAP Season 86 host. MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — College of the East president Dr. Zosimo M. Battad has tendered his resignation because the UAAP Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Season 86.

The varsity on Wednesday introduced that Battad has knowledgeable the Board of Trustees of the UAAP that he’s stepping down from his submit however didn’t disclose the rationale.

UE stated that it’ll launch an official assertion relating to the resignation quickly.



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Curiously, Battad wrote his resignation letter a day after high rookie candidate Treasured Momowei was slapped with a one-game suspension as a result of his second unsportsmanlike foul final Sunday in opposition to La Salle.

When the reporters requested UE coach Jack Santiago in regards to the correlation, he stated he’s not conscious whether or not the resignation of their president had one thing to do with Momowei’s suspension, which additionally disqualified him from profitable the Rookie of the 12 months or any particular person award.

Precious Momowei UE Red Warriors

Treasured Momowei. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIREr.web

However Santiago stated Battad known as for an emergency assembly with the board to sort out the college’s enchantment to scale back the penalty for his or her overseas student-athlete.

“Actually, I don’t know. I obtained a message final night time to inform our athletic director to attend that assembly as we speak. After I arrived on the Coliseum, I acquired a letter from our president that he resigned,” he stated. “No matter their matter was with the UAAP board, I don’t know. We simply discovered that he filed his resignation as chairman of the board.”

The Crimson Warriors rallied behind their president, sporting white tapes with a ‘Free P’ and ‘Pres. Battad’ on their jerseys of their 80-74 loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles at Mall of Asia Enviornment.

“We assist the choice of the college president. I simply wish to take this chance to thank the supporters, the college neighborhood for not giving up on the children, as a result of it’s actually unfair for them,” Santiago stated. “However after all, on the finish of the day, we nonetheless have a committee who decides hopefully this will probably be a studying expertise for us coming subsequent season.”

UE is now not in Closing 4 competition with a 4-9 report, enjoying its final recreation of the season in opposition to Adamson on Sunday.

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