It would have been the last time I would witness the UAAP Cheerdance Competition as a resident UP student, but I missed it. After a miserable campaign in the much celebrated men’s basketball competitions, this victory was quite a refreshing douse of pride. Let me appropriate two things in this post. One is the picture that accompanies this entry, which was taken by Teresa Barrozo (here’s her multiply account). Such a beautiful shot. I didn’t realize how the cheer dancers did this oblation figure from the way I watched it on television. The next is a text message I got from a friend. Sana raw hindi lang sa laban ng cheerdance tayo nagwawagi. Sana magtagumpay rin tayo sa laban kontra sa tuition increase, at iba pang suliranin ng mga estudyante at kabataan. Indeed.