The UP Fighting Maroons are headed for the UAAP Finals—and everybody from students to showbiz personalities flooded social media with cheers and congratulatory posts for the 16-strong team which last appeared at the finals in 1987, more than 30 years ago.
UP defeated Adamson by just two points, made less than 10 seconds to the end of the game. Come Saturday, the team will face off with Ateneo in the first game of the finals series.
TV Patrol anchors Bernadette Sembrano, Gretchen Fullido, Kim Atienza, and Noli de Castro watched the game as they prepared for their broadcast. Since the game went overtime, Kuya Kim joked that “postponed ang TV patrol.”
UP NAMING MAHAL! #UAAP (postponed ang TV patrol)Posted by Kim Atienza on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
UP alum and GMA host Atom Araullo wore a maroon tie in support of his team.
It seems Lea Salonga is excited to watch the finals!
Ang Probinsyano director Malu Sevilla posted the team’s logo on her Instagram account.
Roderick Paulate also posted the team logo in its original colors of maroon and green.
“Queenmaker” Jonas Gaffud likened UP’s win to the Philippines’ run in the Miss Universe beauty pageant. “Very Miss Universe lang yung after 32 years nakapasok.”