The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) expresses its understanding and support for Basketball Commissioner Xavier Nunag's decision to take a leave of absence due to a family health crisis.
In light of these circumstances, the UAAP fully supports Commissioner Nunag's need to prioritize his family's well-being during this critical time.
Commissioner Nunag recommended Deputy Commissioner Atty. Mariana Lopa to be the acting commissioner during his leave of absence, which the Board of Managing Directors approved.
Atty. Lopa will be taking over the responsibilities until the return of Commissioner Nunag to ensure the seamless continuation of technical basketball-related matters within the UAAP.
Additionally, Deputy Commissioner Marvin Bienvenida will continue to serve in his role, providing valuable support to maintain the league's technical operations.
UAAP Executive Director Atty. Rene Saguisag Jr. will continue in his role as a vital check and balance within the Basketball Commissioner's Office, ensuring transparency and fair play in the league.
The UAAP extends its heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Commissioner Nunag and his family during this challenging period.