Philip “Papot” Paredes and Fretzie Marie Oyao, who both studied at Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School in Cagayan de Oro City are now part of the senior men’s and women’s basketball squad of Dela Salle University. Paredes is shown during a pre-UAAP tournament.

The 6’5 Malaybalay City-born Paredes was plucked out of Cagayan de Oro to play for the Nokia RP Youth Team which participated in the FIBA Asia Youth Championships in Tehran, Iran. He then enrolled at Reedley International School after his stint with the RP Youth Team.


The 16-year old 6’6 Oyao was discovered playing for SHJMS during the Palaro last year. She is now a freshman with DLSU. She was considered for the RP women’s youth team.

Hope we’ll finally see Paredes in UAAP action next season.

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