DESPITE the incident involving Letran player Franz Dysam, the 89th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament continues today pitting San Sebastian College Stags against Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals while University of Perpetual Help Altas face Mapua Institute of Techology Cardinals at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Stags, aiming for their fourth win in five matches collide with the Generals (1-4) at 4 p.m. The Altas, who are trying to regain share of second spot take on the Cardinals (1-4) at 6 p.m. In the high school competition, the Staglets seek for their sixth straight win when they tangle with the EAC Brigadiers at 12 noon, while the Perpetual Help Altalettes and the Mapua Red Robins face each other at 2 p.m.
Meanwhile, Letran point guard Franz Dysam is now in stable condition after he was shot by riding in tandem near the corner of N. Domingo and Araneta Avenue, on Saturday evening.
In a press statement issued by Collegio de San Juan Letran management said that the 24-year-old Dysam, who has been a member of the Knights for four years now, is in good condition and is scheduled for operation tomorrow to remove four bullets in his body.
Letran administrators said that for security reasons they are
withholding the name of the hospital where he is recuperating and two police officers and Letran personal security were already deployed to ensure his safety.
His mother already arrived from Cebu, according to report. But sad to say that his girlfriend Joanne Sordan was declared DOA by hospital personnel. However, their three-month old son is safe.
The fourth year management student Dysam of Leyte, was said to have protected his girlfriend during the incident that got him six gun shot wounds, while only one shot hit girlfriend, but it was too fatal that cost her life.
Police investigating the case has already leads as to the motive of the perpetrators and CCTV footage that captured the incident is already with the police authorities, according to Letran school officials.
“The Letran community is behind Franz in his rally. All assistance, including moral and spiritual, is given him. He is consistently being prayed for especially by the Letran priests. Franz is thankful to all who are praying for him and his family, especially to the Letran community who never left him in this trying times,” the Letran statement said.