by Dale Joseph Diño (Phagemids)
Get your sneakers ready and raise the banners of your organization as this coming academic year 2016-2017, PalaCASan 2016 - the annual sports event of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)-based organizations - will be hosted by The UPLB Genetics Society (GeneSoc). Students representing their respective organizations compete in events that showcase their inner athletic spirit. Aside from showcasing their wits and skills, PalaCASan aims to build and strengthen the camaraderie and promote sportsmanship within and among organizations.
The GENEWS Team got a chance to have a one-on-one interview with GeneSoc’s PalaCASan 2016 ad hoc Committee Head, Mr. Gabrielle Angelo P. Cortez, to share some updates about the preparation for the most-awaited annual sports event:
Genews: What is it like to be the next host of the annual sportsfest of CAS-based organizations?
Mr. Cortez: Nakakakaba na nakakaproud. Exciting kasi nabigyan tayo ng chance na ipakita ang galing ng GeneSoc and be able to leave a mark on history ika nga.
Genews: What preparations have GeneSoc made for this event?
Mr. Cortez: Sinubukan talaga namin i-ensure na swak sa budget para sa event pero hin-di bababa ang quality. Learn from previous hosts and try to bring a new spin on things.
Genews: For the coming academic year’s PalaCASan, what will we expect from the host organization?
Mr. Cortez: Hopefully smoother ang flow from BuCASan to WaCASan. Minimize din ang sakit ng ulo para sa participating orgs at syempre sa host.
The annual event mainly consists of three parts: BuCASan, the formal opening of PalaCASan; the game proper which lasts semester long and; WaCASan the awarding ceremony and formal closing of the event. While GeneSoc is still in the process of organizing the event, CAS-based organization heads have been scouting for the upcoming sports competition.
“Yung expectation lang namin ay mas magiging challenging yung PalaCASan next year kasi every year naman ay ganun eh tsaka may mga players din kaming gagraduate na so kailangan namin mag-adjust. Pero yung goal naman namin ay mag-enjoy lagi sa mga games”, said Mr. Regin Rey Dungca, PalaCASan 2015 Head of Philobioscientia: The UPLB Life Sciences Society.
GeneSoc is getting revved-up to host PalaCASan 2016 on its 33rd year. Five months from now, another chapter of the PalaCASan timeline would be imprinted, and another history will be made as different organizations compete to be hailed champion for PalaCASan 2016. So gear up and score your way to the top to be crowned the champion of PalaCASan 2016.