Basketball toe to toe with Volleyball in UAAP Magazine’s special double-cover edition


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This year’s edition of UAAP Magazine by ABS-CBN Publishing is the biggest, most action-packed, and most fan-friendly yet.

Unveiled at the #UAAPunite: The UAAP Magazine Launch Party” held at Urbn Bar and Kitchen, The Fort Strip, Taguig City, and hosted by Boom Gonzales and Ateneo de Manila University courtside reporter Laura Lehmann, UAAP Magazine sees a revitalized look with more compelling content and interesting features in its pages.

For the first time since its inception, the magazine releases two editions of the cover—highlighting the epic finish that was in UAAP Season 77 Men’s Basketball on one cover, and the emergence of Women’s Volleyball as a favorite in the country, on the other.

The two covers show the intensity that emanates from the two events, hyping up—and, in effect, uniting—the UAAP like never before.

Representing the two events are top guns NU’s Gelo Alolino, FEU’s Mike Tolomia, and Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena for Men’s Basketball; and femme fatales Ateneo’s Alyssa Valdez, UST’s Carmela Tunay, and NU’s Jaja Santiago for Women’s Volleyball.

A special poster, featuring the basketball players who have emerged as heroes for their teams this season, is inserted as a bonus.

Among these “heroes” are NU’s Troy Rosario, FEU’s Mac Belo, DLSU’s Arnold van Opstal, and UP’s JR Gallarza.

In line with “Unity in Excellence,” the theme for Season 77, the editorial staff of UAAP Magazine dedicates the issue not just to the sports, athletes, and fans, but to the entire community that has since been bound in the celebration of the league.

“I’m really excited to be a part of this issue! We are excited to show the readers what the UAAP is all about,” editorial consultant TJ Manotoc said.

“It’s not just Men’s Basketball, obviously. Readers will see that in the photos and stories featuring athletes from different sports and different schools. We get to know their stories to success,” he added.

“We are also including a lot of features on the student athletes’ lifestyle—from their fitness secrets to their gear and style. It’s the ultimate source for any UAAP information you need,” executive editor Barry Viloria said.

Launched first in 2010, UAAP Magazine is a yearly issue that celebrates the UAAP as the biggest collegiate sports league in the country.

Each issue puts the spotlight on the people, institutions, moments, and events that altogether make the UAAP an affair to remember from season to season.

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