SLIDESHOW: UAAP Season 76 kicks off

by Camille B. Naredo,

Posted at Jun 29 2013 06:52 PM | Updated as of Jul 02 2013 07:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The 76th season of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) kicked off on Saturday with a colorful, Hunger Games-inspired opening ceremony at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The eight different schools of the UAAP "represented their districts" with energetic dance performances, with the performers garbed in distinctive costumes.

Adamson icons Hector Calma and Kenneth Duremdes also took the stage, along with former Ateneo Blue Eagle Olsen Racela, as they passed the torch to the next generation of UAAP stars represented by current Adamson Falcon Jericho Cruz.

Rev. Fr. Maximo Rendon of Adamson officially opened Season76 of the UAAP, which has the theme "Greatness Never Ends."