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UST assures student-athletes scholarships will be honored

The University of Santo Tomas will still continue to honor the scholarships of its student-athletes.

In a statement released Wednesday, UST's Institute of Physical Education director Rev. Fr. Jannel Novino Abogado, O.P., guaranteed that the student-athletes' scholarships will not be affected by the cost-cutting measures of the school.

"In line with the statement made by UST's Rector Magnificus Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P. -- in his letter to all the stakeholders of the university dated May 26, 2020 which guarantees that there will be a 'continuation of the university scholarships granted during the second term of the academic year 2019-2020 until December 2020,' all scholarships conferred by IPEA to its athletes during the second term of the academic year 2019-2020 shall be carried on until December 2020," it said.

"Therefore, there shall be no athlete who will be released from scholarship this coming first term of A.Y. 2020-2021."

This comes after reports surfaced that at least 30 student-athletes will see their scholarships removed while others will be relegated to a "training pool" to keep 50 percent of their scholarships.

UST though debunked this, assuring that no Tiger will be left behind.