TAIPEI -- The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) continues to enjoy wide support and acceptance from the International University Sports Federation (FISU) family.
On Saturday, FESSAP was again honored by FISU president Oleg Martysin of the Russian Federation during the two-day Taipei Universiade 2017 General Assembly at the Grand Hyatt Hotel here.
“It was really a big achievement for FESSAP and the country,” said FESSAP president David Ong, who heads the 130-strong delegation to the event also known as the ‘Olympics’ of university-athletes.
FESSAP vice president for corporate affairs Atty. Baldemero Estenzo received the certificate and medallion on behalf of FESSAP, a regular voting member of the FISU since 2009.
Aside from Ong and Estenzo, the other FESSAP officials present here are businessman Angel Ngu, Col. Ariel Querubin, Christian Tan, Jeanne Monteverde and Robert Milton Calo.
In 2000, FESSAP was also recognized by the Asian Universities Sports Federation (AUSF), headed by Dr. Enoch Markum and Dr. Ekodjatmiko Sukarso, AUSF president, and AUSF secretary-general, respectively.
The AUSF recognition came after hosting the first Asian University Basketball Championship in Manila in 1998.
The event was supported by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).