Silliman University Boycotts PRISAA Meet

Silliman University Boycotts PRISAA Meet

Silliman University in Dumaguete has joined the bandwagon of schools in the country boycotting the beleaguered Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) and calling for immediate resolution of issues surrounding the said annual games.

Silliman University has been a participant in previous PRISAA meets but it is now responding to calls made by some schools to boycott it for several reasons and due to serious issues besetting its organizational legitimacy and leadership, said SU Information Director and spokesperson Mark Raygan Garcia in a press statement issued Friday.

The university’s decision is to suspend participation in the PRISAA at this time until all issues relating to it have been satisfactorily resolved by competent national authorities, including the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Garcia added.

Student PRISAA fees now with Silliman shall be held in trust by the University.

Ahead of Silliman University, Foundation University had spearheaded a campaign to boycott the PRISAA due to infighting until reforms are instituted.

In a manifesto, a group, the Reform the PRISAA movement, was formed earlier as it called on other schools for the postponement of the games, citing several issues on leadership, fiscal accountability, elections and appointments of PRISAA officials and management affairs.

The Negros Oriental State University has thrown its support to the movement, while Bro. Raymund Suplido, president and chancellor of the St. La Salle University-Bacolod, is the first to affix his signature in the manifesto, according to Dr. Mequi.

Mequi said that according to La Salle-Bacolod, schools in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon and CALABARZON are also boycotting the PRISAA. (PNA)

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