Meet The 18 Student Correspondents Of UAAP Season 84

Reporting live from the arena.

It’s not just the nail-biting matches to watch out for in Season 84 of UAAP. There is also a new batch of student correspondents ready to give you their Gen Z twist to the games.

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The edge of your seat tension that lasts until the final seconds of the game. Long wait lines just to score tickets. The overt showcase of school pride. These are just some of the things that you can expect and many look forward to whenever a new season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) begins.

Over the past two years though, the UAAP games have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But just in time for the return to in-person classes for many, the UAAP season is back in full swing with the recent kick-off of Season 84. And what makes it even better that since April 5, fans have been able to attend the games in-person.

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UAAP SEASON 84’S STUDENT CORRESPONDENTS

But it’s not just the thrill of the games or the excitement of the competition to look forward to this season. (School-wide celebrations and free pass school works anyone?) There is also the ever ubiquitous student reporters ready to give you the scoop straight from the games. These correspondents will bring you the stories and info from the matches that will be played throughout the season. Of course, these student reporters weren’t just randomly picked from their respective universities. The new batch underwent rigorous training over a course of a few weeks. Their teachers include “OG” UAAP anchors like Boom Gonzalez and Mico Halili who are part of this season’s powerhouse pool of anchors and analysts, including professional athletes and coaches.

“There has been a lot of preparation for all of us,” said Martina Lao, from DLSU, one of UAAP Season 84’s student correspondents. “I’ve seen my fellow correspondents more than anyone. We’ve done workshops over the last few weeks from some of the best people in the industry. We’re not just covering sports but also giving the audience a lot of behind the scenes content.”

Here is a rundown of the 18 soon-to-be familiar faces you’ll be seeing a lot more of throughout season 84.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL REPORTERS

JULIA VARGAS

18 years old

ADMU – BFA Theater Arts

Reporting for: ATENEO

MARTINA LAO

20 years old

DLSU – AB Organizational Communication Minor in Digital Marketing

Reporting for: DLSU

GAB REYES

21 years old

ADMU – BS Management

Reporting for: UE

JANINE SAKALL

22 years old

FEU – BS Psychology

Reporting for: FEU

ARA PULIDO

22 years old

ADU -BA Communications

Reporting for: ADAMSON

DENISSE VALDESANCHO

19 years old

UST – BS Biochemistry

Reporting for: UST

BELLE GREGORIO

21 years old

ADMU – AB Communications Minor in Spanish Studies

Reporting for: NU        

DOREEN SUAYBAGUIO

21 years old

UP – BS Chemical Engineering

Reporting for: UP

GAMES CORRESPONDENTS

ARLOVE DE JESUS                                                          

21 years old

FEU – BS TOURISM MANAGEMENT

BEA JAVATE

21 years old

ADMU – BS Communications Technology Management

(Reserve for basketball)

ANDREA ENDICIO

22 years old

UST – BS Pharmacy

EJ AMANTE

19 years old

ADMU – AB Management Economics

FIONA BACANI

23 years old

UP – BA Broadcast Communication

(Reserve for basketball)

JAC MACASAET

21 years old

ADMU – AB Communications

KAILA DY

19 years old

DLSU – AB Communication Arts

LEXI RODRIGUEZ

18 years old

ADMU – BS Communications Technology Management

OZZIE LLIGE

21 years old

DLSU – BS Early Childhood Education

ZAN-D BAJARIAS

21 years old

UP – BA – MA (H) Political Science

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