College teams now cleared to train amid COVID-19 pandemic

College teams are set to return to training. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The road to the return of amateur sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic has just begun.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said on Monday that collegiate teams can now resume their practices as long as the places they are situated are under either the general community quarantine or modified GCQ.

According to Roque, the resumption of collegiate sports training are "subject sa guidelines na ilalabas ng Commission on Higher Education."

Interestingly enough, the announcement came amid the investigation on the alleged bubbles made by the University of Santo Tomas' men's basketball and National University's women's volleyball squads.

CHED has called for a press conference later Monday with the Philippine Sports Commission, Games and Amusements Board, and Department of Health to explain the resumption of practices and the update on the probes made to the Growling Tigers and the Lady Bulldogs.

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