MANILA, Philippines - The UAAP and the NCAA cancelled today's collegiate basketball games due to heavy rains brought by tropical storm Ferdie.
Fr. Victor Calvo O.P. of NCAA host school Colegio de San Juan de Letran said the game between the Knights and the San Beda Red Lions, and the game between the Mapua Cardinals and the Arellano Chiefs are cancelled.
The Letran vs. San Beda and the Mapua vs. Arellano juniors basketball games have also been cancelled.
Calvo made the announcement around 9:40 a.m. Saturday. The games were supposed to be held at The Arena in San Juan.
Meanwhile, UAAP President Nilo Ocampo of the National University also cancelled today's afternoon games between the Adamson University and the University of the East, and between the University of Sto. Tomas and the University of the Philippines.
Junel Baculi of NU told radio DZMM that the juniors game that is currently being played at the Mall of Asia Arena will be finished, but all seniors games this afternoon are cancelled.
Neither the UAAP nor the NCAA have announced a replacement date for the games cancelled today.
Meanwhile, weather bureau PAGASA has raised the 'red warning' signal over nine cities in Metro Manila due to the high amount of rainfall recorded in these areas.
PAGASA raised the flood warning over cities of Paranaque, Taguig, Manila, Mandaluyong, Pasay, San Juan, Quezon, Pasig and Marikina.
Storm signal no. 1 is up over Isabela, Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Batanes Group of Islands, Kalinga, Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Mt. Province. -- With a report from The Philippine Star