Collegiate athletes allowed to train under GCQ, MGCQ

Collegiate athletes are now allowed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to resume training in areas under general community quarantine and modified general community quarantine.

As stated in Resolution No. 68 signed by IATF chairperson Francisco Duque and co-chairperson Karlo Nograles, guidelines for the training restart may be issued by the Commission on Higher Education.

The development comes after the IATF launched a probe – now involving the Department of Justice – on the UST Growling Tigers' alleged training bubble in Sorsogon, which violated community quarantine rules.

Several members of the Tigers have left the team since news came out of the controversial bubble, with head coach Aldin Ayo resigning from his post after two UAAP seasons with UST.

Meanwhile, players CJ Cansino, Rhenz Abando, Brent Paraiso, Ira Bataller, and Jun Asuncion also parted ways with the Tigers. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.