The weekly roundup – Let the games begin

Rain or shine, it's game time...

This year’s opening of the UAAP has broken away from the norm, as host Ateneo de Manila University held an Olympic style kick-off ceremony at the Marikina Sports Complex. Despite heavy rains, the opening festivities proved to be a success as Ateneo prepared an elaborate show, featuring dance numbers and drum line exhibitions, as well as a performance from rock band Sponge Cola. The following day, the basketball tournament officially began, with defending champion Ateneo beating Adamson University in the main game.

Next week, rivals Ateneo and De La Salle will meet once again, so expect another sold out game as expectations are high for both teams. Now, let’s take a look at other news:

  • Expanding its arsenal: SM Group enters mining business as they acquire a stake in Atlas Consolidated Mining. Let’s see how SM can harvest the full potential of mining in the Philippines.
  • If on-the-go living is your definition of a condominium lifestyle, then Torre Lorenzo may just be the right match for you. Located near key locations such as De La Salle University, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and accessible via the LRT.
  • Sarah Palin is still undecided in her presidential bid, but there’s one thing she’s confident about. Find out what it is here.
  • Here’s a good read on the true value of net worth. Always remember market volatility whenever thinking of an investment.