After five years, the CDCiklaban Sports Festival made a comeback on 27 April 2024 at the Copeland Gymnasium. With the theme “Muling Pag-alab ng Diwang Atleta at Samahan ng Devcom,” CDCiklaban featured various sports, including basketball, volleyball, badminton, and chess.

Dean Maria Stella C. Tirol opened the program and expressed her enthusiasm in seeing the students and staff come together to showcase their sportsmanship and camaraderie.

Members of the CDC Student Council (CDCSC) also expressed their hopes of bringing back the athletic spirit of CDC students through the sports festival.

“It is very humbling that we get to experience it [CDCIklaban] right now after the challenges that the pandemic has given to us,” said CDC Student Council Councilor, Angelo Andrei Antipuesto, one of the organizers of the event, in his welcome remarks.

“It’s actually a very challenging event for us since lahat kami sa council wala kaming experience kung ano bang nangyari noong CDCiklaban noong pre pandemic. So basically, we started from scratch pero for this year na CDCiklaban, we hope na mabalik yung diwang atleta ng Devcom, yung camaraderie, yung pagtutulungan,” CDC Chairperson, Jelaine Kate Pagayon said.

(“It’s actually a very challenging event for us since all of us in the council have no experience with what happened during the pre-pandemic. So basically, we started from scratch but for this year’s CDCiklaban, we hope to bring back DevCom’s athletic spirit, camaraderie, and cooperation”)

The champions of the event will compete at the Palarong UPLB on May 6. They are as follows:

  • BasketballBasta Team Kami (Villaseñor, Marx Karlo [Captain]; Belano, Zoilo Arthym Iii. C.; Constantino, Aarish Paulo E.; Dacmay, Cristian Angelo;  Manalad, Prince Jade D.C.; Mepua, Willy; Pasco, Jan Paolo; Querijero, Samuel; Villaseñor, Johannes Paulus; and Zapanta, Keanne Miguel I.)
  • Volleyball Batumfookeh Spikers (Perales, Aron [Captain]; Anday, Joshua; Atayan, Givson; Beltran, Axcel; Bonifacio, Maverick; Dobles, Mark Angelo; Dolot, Gabriel; Hermoso, Carlos Enrico; and Susi, Aldrich)
  • Badminton Individual – Esguerra, Christian Gail Esguerra
  • Badminton Team – Banatin, Miguel Banatin and Villaseñor, Jhoanes 
  • Chess – Refuerzo, Botvinnik Alkehine 

Aside from the sports competitions, CDCiklaban also included a Palarong Lahi segment, which included Filipino games such as calamansi relay, sack race, and putukan ng lobo. 

Together with the CDCSC and the CDC Freshman Council, the CDC Steering Committee for Palarong UPLB, chaired by Mr. Antoni Kristofer R. Lim and co-chaired by Asst. Prof. Olga C. Lomboy spearheaded the coordination of CDCiklaban.

All three student organizations of CDC, namely the UPLB Development Communicators’ Society, the UP Alliance of Development Communication Students, and the UP Community Broadcasters’ Society,  also showed their support to the event (Czarina Dhania M. Merluza).