"The combined forces of the University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad and the UP Filipiniana Dance Group won six medals at the 2nd Asian Cheerleading Dancesport Championships (ACDC) held in Jakarta, Indonesia from November 26 to 27," report Krysten Mariann Boado and Dale Calanog on the Tinig ng Plaridel website.
The report noted: "Representing the Philippines, the phenomenal group won the gold medal for the Mixed Group Stunts. They got silver medals for the All-Female Team Cheer, Cheerdance Duo, and Cheerdance Group categories. They then got bronze medals for the All-Female Group Stunts and Mixed Team Cheer categories."
It may be recalled that the UP Pep Squad did not compete in the 2016 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Cheerdance Competition. The group said that they would instead focus on training for the regional event.
ABS-CBN Sports pointed out that "the Asian Cheerleading and Dancesport Championship serves as the qualifier to the Cheerleading World Championships (CWC)."