SEVERAL athletes from Western Visayas are seeing action on various games of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 in Metro Manila.
In basketball men, defending champion De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers will be reinforced by Kirell “Kib” Montalbo of Bacolod City.
Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena III, who traces his roots to Oton, Iloilo, will help Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles snatch the title from the Green Archers.
Thirdy is the younger brother of Gilas Cadet Kiefer Ravena, a two-time MVP when he played for Ateneo.
Felix Jaboneta of San Jose de Buenavista, Antique is playing for the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons; Keith Zaldivar from Buruanga, Aklan is with the Adamson University Falcons; and Kimlee Bayquin of Bacolod City is playing for the Far Eastern University Tamaraws.
In basketball women, two Negrense lady dribblers are also part of the UAAP games.
Trixie Marie Antiquiera is with three-time defending champion National University Lady Bulldogs while Christine Marie Aliermo is with the UP Lady Maroons.