Management committee chief Fr. Vic Calvo of host Letran affirmed that NCAA Season 96 pushing through is a collective act of the 10-members school to exhibit resiliency.

/ 28 May 2021

“NCAA would like to show our creativity and the resiliency of Filipinos, especially during the pandemic. We don’t want to easily give up, yun ang gusto naming sabihin. It’s a new normal. Dati abnormal ito, but ngayon we have to adjust to something new, adjust to the situation, and make the most out of it,” shared Calvo to new broadcast partner GMA

“It was a collective decision on the part of the NCAA Mancom. Mahirap kasi hindi normal ang situation and all of us were adjusting, but we decided to push through.”

Nonetheless, the health and safety of the student-athletes were the utmost priority as many of the players are minors and as well for the fans’ sake.

Ini-squeeze namin lahat ng pwedeng mangyari, but we have to abide by the rules given by the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases) and ng CHED (Commission on Higher Education),” the chairman shared on taking extra precautions.

But unlike before with the NCAA staging different sports, the country’s oldest league will only cater four sports (basketball, volleyball, chess, and taekwondo) for this year’s season under the scheme of virtual-skills based.

Also, Fr. Calvo averred that Letran’s culture of never giving up be shared with the NCAA community.

Sa Letran, yung culture namin palaging sinasabi na never give up, never give in. That’s the attitude and we’d like to share that culture and attitude sa NCAA and sa entire sports sa Philippines. We’re down but we’re not too down. We should do our best to show the spirit of resiliency na kaya natin.”