Philippine Unigames 2010 - Paugnat sa Negros Oriental


The Philippine University Games or UNIGAMES is the only national collegiate sports competition organized by the UNIGAMES, Inc. in the country today. The UINGAMES was first held in 1996 with the founding host, the University of St. La Salle- Bacolod City. The goal is to gather the finest varsity athletes from private and government universities from all over the country in the spirit of fair play, friendship and top-caliber competition. Through the years, the UNIGAMES has provided a continuum of opportunities for our student-athletes in the various national teams representing the country in the Olympics, the Asian Games, Southeast Asian Games and other international sports competitions.

The UNIGAMES is composed of fourteen (14) sports disciplines with an average of 1,500 student-athlete participants. These disciplines are Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Football, Lawn Tennis, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, and Beach Volleyball. Archery will be included as an exhibition sports starting this year in Dumaguete City.


Silliman University is the Philippines' oldest American institution established on August 28, 1901. It started as Silliman Institute, and was founded by Presbyterian missionaries on an initial donation of USD10,000 from Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a philanthropist of Cohoes New York, after whom the University was named. Silliman was granted university status in 1938.

The University is located in the charming city of Dumaguete, dubbed the “City of Gentle People,” an hour away by plane from Manila and four hours away by boat from Cebu. It is home to over 8,000 students, over 300 of whom are foreign students from 23 countries.

Campus life revolves around the motto Via, Veritas, Vita (of Christ being the Way, the Truth, the Life). It is Silliman’s mission to develop the whole person within the Christian context and in a sound environment. Students are expected to put their education to work in service to others – another mark that distinguishes Silliman from other institutions of higher learning.It is also the conducive residential campus life that sets Silliman University apart from the other leading universities in the Philippines. The 12 regular and cooperative dormitories provide a home away from home for Silliman students who come from outside Dumaguete. In the dormitories, students belong to a family, a part of the bigger Silliman community. Corollary to this sense of community is the “Silliman Spirit” – an atmosphere of personal closeness, warmth, friendship and concern.

Silliman Education’s 5Cs
Silliman’s goal of building competence, character and faith anchored on the Gospel of Christ aims for the development of the whole person. It believes that success and fulfillment are achieved when one views himself or herself in relation to the larger community. Silliman therefore envisions genuine quality Christian education as a result of an interaction of experiences from at least five venues: the classroom, the Church, the cultural center, the (athletic) court, and the community.

The Classroom
The classroom is a major component of the “second home” of students. Teaching at Silliman is made to challenge students to question prevailing concepts and theories, and find meaning in them in their day to day activities. Important to Silliman University is a mentoring system that walks students through the learning process of life.

The Church
Christian faith is foundational to a Silliman education. Various activities for faith nurture, education, worship, fellowship, and service are in store for Silliman students all year round. These are activities that are receptive to the changing needs and preferences of students. Church activities are designed and organized in a way that does not discriminate students from other religious denominations.

The Cultural Center
Every semester, the Cultural Affairs Committee stages five shows that put value on the appreciation for the arts at what most consider as the “cultural center of the south”: the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium. Silliman students get a taste of the works of nationally- and internationally-acclaimed literary, visual and performing artists throughout the school year. Season tickets at subsidized rates are made available to students.

The (Athletic) Court
Sports play an equally important part in the life of a Silliman student. The campus boasts of facilities for ball games, swimming, contact sports, and archery. In the field of archery, Mark Javier, the lone Filipino male archer in the Beijing Olympics, is a fresh addition to the list of Sillimanian Olympians: archers Jennifer Chan and Lisa Ygnalaga and long jumper Simeon Toribio.

The Community
Service-learning and volunteerism are vital components of all academic disciplines in the university. Students are challenged to test theories and principles through actual community work. With identified partner communities, Silliman students develop projects and programs, integrating expertise in business development, health care, legal management, and environmental advocacy. Sustaining this thrust on an international level, Silliman is active in an international service-learning program that aims for cultural understanding and a multi-sectoral approach to addressing social concerns.



 The island of Negros is approximately located in the middle of the archipelago, 500 miles south of Manila. Located between the islands of Panay in the west and Cebu in the east, it is the fourth largest island in the Philippine archipelago. It is bounded by the Visayan sea in the north, the Tañon Strait in the east, the Sulu and Mindanao Seas in the south and Guimaras Strait in the northwest.

Negros Oriental is located on the eastern side of the Negros Island in the Central Visayas Region, occupying the southern lobe of the island of Negros. While Negros Occidental belongs to Region VI (Western Visayas Region), Negros Oriental is in Region VII (Central Visayas Region)grouped together with other Cebuano-Speaking provinces of Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor.

Dumaguete City is the capital of Negros Oriental.

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Dumaguete City is the capital of Negros Oriental. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 116,392 people. A person from Dumaguete is called a "Dumagueteño". The city is nicknamed The City of Gentle People.

Dumaguete is referred to as a university town because of the presence of four universities and a number of other colleges where students of the province converge to enroll for tertiary education. The city is also a popular educational destination for students of surrounding provinces and cities in Visayas and Mindanao. The city is best known for Silliman University, the country's first Protestant university and the first American private university in Asia.[1][2] There are also 12 elementary schools and 9 high schools. The city's student population is estimated at 30,000.

The city attracts a considerable number of foreign tourists, particularly Europeans, because of easy ferry access from Cebu City, the availability of beach resorts and dive sites, and the attraction of dolphin and whale watching in nearby Bais City.

The city has a domestic airport which provides daily flights to and from Manila and Cebu City through Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.