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University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP)
In 1938, the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) has been established which is a sports organization of eight universities in the Philippines. Each year, teams from universities play in 15 sports. Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach volleyball, Chess, Football, Fencing, Judo, Softball, Swimming, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball. Basketball is the most popular sport, most watched and most supported in the Philippines. All of these sports have Men's and Women's divisions, with the exception of baseball, in which only men participate, and softball, which is for women only. The following sports have a Junior division, in which the associated high schools of the universities participate: for both Boys' and Girls' (swimming and volleyball) and for Boys' only (chess, judo, swimming, taekwondo, table tennis, football (demo in Season 70), and track and field).
Only four out of the eight member universities take part in all sports, namely the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University-Manila, the University of the Philippines, and the University of Santo Tomas.
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