President Aquino has blocked a 2 year residency rule introduction just a few weeks before the start of the UAAP Mens Basketball season.
The President signed Republic Act No. 10676, which scraps the UAAP’s two-year residency rule for high school student-athletes transferring to a different school for college.
Sen. Pia Cayetano, the main proponent of the bill, said the “UAAP residency issue will now be put to rest” after the President signed the bill Wednesday.
This really is good news for Student athletes who now will no longer be penalized for having to transfer schools. The UAAP remains with the 1 year residency rule for student transferees from Non-uaap and 2 years between UAAP schools.