Battle of Katipunan

Editorial cartoon by Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 03 2018 03:59 PM | Updated as of Dec 03 2018 05:21 PM

Battle of Katipunan

The UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball Finals isn't just a college basketball game between 2 schools; it's about history and heart.

It's the first time the UP Fighting Maroons are battling the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Blue Eagles in the finals, and the first time in a generation (32 years to be exact) that the State U has reached the finals.

But more than this historical significance, the Battle of Katipunan is a story about a relatively "poor" team making a Cinderella run against the defending champions.

It's the story of Barangay Ginebra in college basketball. It even has its own song inspired by the battlecry, "Atin 'to!"

With millions of UP and AdMU alumni in the Philippines and all over the world, it's no surprise that the Battle of Katipunan has captured the attention and interest of many citizens.

May the best team win.