Politicians, celebrities react to Game 1 between UP, Ateneo
After Game 1 of the UAAP men’s basketball finals on Saturday, which the Ateneo Blue Eagles won against the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 88-79, many celebrities and politicians took to social media to share their reactions.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros, an Ateneo alumna, said on Twitter: “We’re the defending champs, but you know how to challenge, how to #UPFight. Kita tayo sa Game 2!”
— risa hontiveros (@risahontiveros) December 1, 2018
Another Ateneo alumna, Aika Robredo, eldest daughter of Vice President Leni Robredo, also expressed her joy for the Blue Eagles’ victory.
Fly high!! Ateneo!! 🦅
— Aika Robredo (@aikarobredo) December 1, 2018
Meanwhile, Sens. Francis Pangilinan and Sonny Angara, both UP alumni, expressed their support for the Fighting Maroons.
Nothing to be ashamed of UP Maroons! With or without the title you are already champions for coming this far. Baka may kaunting kaba dahil first time makalaro sa finals. Pero bawi tayo sa game 2!!! Congratulations Ateneo!ADVERTISEMENT
— Kiko Pangilinan (@kikopangilinan) December 1, 2018
See u in Game 3 😜
— Sonny Angara (@sonnyangara) December 1, 2018
Actress Agot Isidro shared a touching message for UP, saying UP “played with hearts bigger than their campus.”
UP Fighting Maroons played with hearts bigger than our campus. ❤️❤️❤️ So so proud! Sulit ang paos!
May Game 3 pa, guys! Kitakits 🤗🤗🤗
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) December 1, 2018
Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque assured UP that they would be victorious in Games 2 and 3 of the finals.
UP pa rin ang mahal! We will win games 2 and 3!
— Harry Roque (@attyharryroque) December 1, 2018
Sen. Nancy Binay then shared a photo of her watching the battle with her blockmates.
Sen. Francis Escudero, a UP alumnus, congratulated Ateneo and hoped to see Game 2 and 3.
It was a great game but, in the end, Ateneo prevailed. My congratulations to the Blue Eagles! See you again in game 2… and 3!!! :)
— Chiz Escudero (@SayChiz) December 1, 2018
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