WATCH: Grace Poe leads senators in praying for UP win vs AdU
Senators on Wednesday were also thrilled by the do-or-die game between the University of the Philippines (UP) and Adamson University (AdU) in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Final Four.
Senator Grace Poe, an alumna of UP, prayed in earnest for UP’s victory during the invocation at the Senate session.
“Mamaya maglalaro ang UP at Adamson sa basketball matagal na pong hindi nakakapag-champion ang magiting na eskwelahan. Minsan lang magkaroon ng laban na ito kaya sana ilubos-lubos niyo na at manalo ang UP,” Poe said.
Senators were seen holding back their laughter when Poe went all-out praying for the Maroons.
Poe said she also asked God’s guidance for the Maroons, noting that the players must become an inspiration for the youth.
“Bigyan niyo po ng lakas ang bawat player ng bawat team para kapakanan nila ay mapalagaan gamitin mo sila para maging instrumento ng inspirasyon at pag-asa para sa kababayan lalo na ang kabataan,” she said.
Senators Risa Hontiveros and Miguel Zubiri also witnessed the men’s basketball battle between UP and Adamson.
After a Senate session, Hontiveros and Zubiri were glued to their mobile phones watching the live streaming of the last few seconds of the game. Hontiveros said that Poe was hoping that UP would win.
“Pinalangin niya (Grace Poe) sige na panalunin niyo na ang UP,” Hontiveros said.
Zubiri graduated from UP with an Agri-Business Management degree.
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