THE Asia Pacific University Sports Union held its first Executive Committee Meeting on April 2 in Bangkok, Thailand, with an eye on helping promote university sports in the region.
During the meet, newly elected APUSU President Alvin Tai Lian of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines and Secretary General Mustaza Ahmad of the Malaysian University Sports Council signed the APUSU Constitution and By-Laws during a simple ceremony at the Eastin Sathorn Hotel.
Present during the signing were observers from different countries and universities, including lawyer Maria Luz Arzaga-Mendoza, a member of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) legal committee, and APUSU CEO-Treasurer Graham C. Lim.
Bou Chumserey of Cambodia’s Ministry of Education Youth and Sport, Indonesian Dr. Eko Sukarso of Asia University Basketball Federation, and others dignitaries also witnessed the signing ceremony.
Representatives of the APUSU’s corporate sponsors from the Philippines namely retired Colonel Ariel Querubin (San Miguel Corporation); Ruel Daba (Bestank Corporation); Danilo Madlansacay (Megaworld Property Corporation); and Home Sport (Thailand)’s Suda Sansana were also present.
Other officials who showed up for the signing ceremony were Andi Wiyono and Dimas Dharnurukma of Narotama University of Surabaya; Korea’s Park Hyun Mo; Denver Pagonzaga of the Philippine College Foundation; Felix Tiukinhoy Jr. of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.; and University of Cebu College of Law Dean Baldomero Eztenzo, who was elected as one of the APUSU Vice Presidents, along with Malaysia’s Prof. Dato Abdullah and Japan’s Dr. Mitsunami.
A copy of the APUSU Constitution and By-Laws has been sent to the representatives of other countries that were invited to join the APUSU, including the United States University Sports Federation, Fiji University Sport Association, Guam University Sport Federation and Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and to take part in the succeeding editions of the Asia Pacific University Games.
More information about the APUSU can be obtained from the National Secretariat, led by Professor Robert Milton Calo and/or Cecille Sarmiento at [email protected]