The tedious saga involving the University of Santo Tomas and its Growling Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo may be coming to a close after the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Board of Managing Directors (BMD) recommended sanctions be slapped on the controversial head coach.
According to reports of the meeting that happened on Thursday involving the different athletic directors of the member schools of the UAAP, Ayo was deemed liable for the training camp held in Sorsogon involving the Growling Tigers men’s basketball team that was done in violation of the government-mandated health protocols.
The consensus came after a three-hour meeting on Thursday afternoon. However, the recommendations still need to be reviewed and approved by the UAAP Board of Trustees.
“The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Board of Managing Directors (BMD) met on September 3, Thursday, to discuss the report submitted by the University of Santo Tomas concerning allegations on its basketball training activities during quarantine,” read the statement released by the UAAP on Thursday night.
“The discussion covered compliance with government-issued guidelines and protocols on the conduct of school and athletic activities during the community quarantine. Following a lengthy discussion, the UAAP BMD drafted its recommendations, which will be submitted to the UAAP Board of Trustees for review and approval,” it added. (JNP)