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Players get down and dirty during one of the activities of the Palarong Pinoy. Photo by Camaela Mijares

68th Ateneo Fiesta: B&M Vipers dominate Palarong Pinoy

Players get down and dirty during one of the activities of the Palarong Pinoy. Photo by Camaela Mijares
Players get down and dirty during one of the activities of the Palarong Pinoy. Photo by Camaela Mijares

The Business and Management (B&M) Vipers dominated the competition as they were hailed as champions during the Palarong Pinoy of the 68th Ateneo Fiesta which was played last Aug. 12 at various locations across the university.

There were 12 stations located at different locations across the campus where the starting point of the games was at the Martin Hall Building.

The following games being played by the participants during the Palarong Pinoy were the following: “Hinahanap Hanap Kita,” “Huwag Kang Manhid!,” “Pinaghirapan Ko, Wawasakin Mo,” “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” “Dance With a Twist,” “Sing With a Twist with Limbo Rack,” “Baby Went To Town,” “Magpanggap Tayo, Kunwari Mahal Mo Ako,” “Kinuha Mo Ako ng Buo, Iniwan Mo Akong Ganito,” “Pag Papasapasahan Nalang Ba Ako?,” “Hahabulin Kita, Lalayo Ka,” “Ang Galing Mong Magpaikot,” and “Hawakan Mo Ako, Hanggang Sa Dulo.”

The rule was that the first group who finished all of the 12 stations throughout the competition would be proclaimed as the winner of the Palarong Pinoy.

After a two-hour long competition between different divisions, the first group who finished all the tasks and first arrived at the Martin Hall Building was the B&M Vipers who were declared as the overall champions of the Palarong Pinoy.

“It was so fun. Even if daghan mi ug setbacks at first, naga-community man gud mi, as a team mi naga-work, also on the decisions namo on how to finish one’s mission as a team gihapon siya. So mao tong best strategy na naa mi is that we were a community and we were one in decision-making in implementing everything,” one of the Viper players said.

“We have to remember na ang purpose sa Palarong Pinoy is to establish sportsmanship among Ateneans, kay at the first gihapon, kay giingon dyud namo na dapat our aim is mag-enjoy mi and then manalo. However, we should not forget na ang purpose ani is to establish sportsmanship among divisions,” another player from the Vipers said.

The final results for this year’s Palarong Pinoy are as follows:

Champion: Business and Management

1st runner up: School of Engineering and Architecture & Accountancy

2nd runner up: Social Sciences

4th place: Computer Studies

5th place: Natural Science & Mathematics

6th place: Humanities and Letters

7th place: School of Education & School of Nursing

This year’s Palarong Pinoy was organized by the General Assembly of Class Presidents (GACP).

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