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E Aguinaldo College, Lyceum top choices as 8th NCAA member

October 28, 2008 5:00pm
MANILA, Philippines - One school known for its men's basketball varsity and another with a more balanced set of sports programs are leading the race for a slot in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

NCAA management committee chairman Ding Lozano said Emilio Aguinaldo College and Lyceum of the Philippines have shown "the most interest" among five schools which have applied to become the eighth member of the league.

EAC, the Ermita-based school that specializes on medical sciences, has one of the strongest cage teams outside the UAAP and the NCAA.

Lyceum, the Intramuros-based college known for its liberal arts program, boasts one of the most formidable women's varsitiy clubs.

Centro Escolar University, Arellano University and Angeles University Foundation are the other schools that have applied.

"We're now in the process of evaluating the schools that applied to us formally, including personally visiting their campuses," Lozano said in the weekly Philippine Sportswriters' Association forum Tuesday at Shakey's UN Avenue.

Lozano's committee will trim down the list to three on December 15, make re-evaluations and announce the new member before the year ends.

The school needs to comply with three requirements, including: paying a P5-million entry fee, accepting a three-year probationary period and participating in all calendar events in the senior, juniors and women's divisions. - GMANews.TV
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