FESSAP to send athletes to Napoli Universiade
And unlike in the previous Universiades, FESSAP is confident that a win-win solution can be found this time. "FESSAP will continue to knock on the PSC door for support. Kung para sa atleta, naniniwala ako na hindi sila magkakait ng tulong," said FESSAP executive vice president Robert Calo during the 12th "Usapang Sports" by the Tabloid Organization in Philippine Sports at the National Press Club in Intramuros. Calo, also the president of the Philippine Inter-Schools, Colleges and Universities, lamented the failure of past PSC and Philippine Olympic Committee officials to give due recognition to 2013 Kazan Universiade gold-medal winner GM Wesley So and two other Filipino medalists in the Universiade. "GM Wesley (So) made all of us proud with his 2013 Kazan Universiade gold -- a first for the country. We have two other silver and bronze medallists, who were also not recognized. Sana hindi na maulit," added Calo in the weekly sports forum supported by the PSC and NPC and shown on Facebook live via Glitter Livestream. He said the privately-funded FESSAP is determined to send a Filipino delegation in both the Winter and Summer Universiades. This month, FESSAP will send figure skater Misha Fabian of Ateneo to the 29th Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia on March 2 to 10. She will be accompanied by her Filipino coach Ronan Jay Capili.