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Where Were You When UP Won The 1986 Title?

September 26, 2017
For Episode 3 of Where Were You When?, Philippine basketball legend Ronnie Magsanoc looks back at the last time the UP Fighting Maroons won the UAAP title.

By Jutt Sulit

The year was 1986. School rallies were pretty common.

One afternoon, Ronnie Magsanoc was told to go and meet his teammates in front of the Oblation. When he arrived, he saw people lined up along the streets of the campus.

“May rally na naman,” he thought to himself.

It wasn’t until a dump truck pulled up, and they were told to hop on, that he realized that the people were there for them. For the UAAP championship that they had just won.

That day, Magsanoc understood what winning meant to the thousands of people that they played for. And now, he is now part of them, waiting and hoping for UP’s first title in more than three decades.

Where were you when UP last won a UAAP championship? #WWYW

Where Were You When? is a video series by BuhayBasket and SLAM Philippines, presented by Gatorade.

Episode 1: Where Were you When: Dino Aldeguer Hit “The Shot”?
Episode 2: Where Were You When UST Pulled Off “The Miracle”?



Special thanks to Jutt Sulit; SLAM Philippines; Gatorade Philippines