Ateneo news and updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ateneo

ARTICLE FINDER

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2018 teaser videos and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Based on these photos and videos, can you guess the themes of the performances this year?

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

No Tab Baldwin, no problem for Ateneo

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:26 PM

If the Blue Eagles have been ably stepping up for each other, then Sandy Arespacochaga also did the same for the absent Tab Baldwin

DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler  DEPENDABLE DEPUTY. Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga fills in for Tab Baldwin in the last elimination round game. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Ateneo rips UST by 40 points, sweeps 2nd round

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 7-0 sweep of the UAAP second round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Ateneo shoots for a sweep of the second round against a UST side hoping to close out the season with a major upset

SCORING MACHINE. Renzo Subido looks to cap off UST's season on a high note after going through a redshirt year last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: Ateneo splashes to 2nd double championship season

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The Ateneo tankers and NU taekwondo teams bag back-to-back double titles in their respective tournaments

Former Kiwi nat’l coach Tab Baldwin praises returning Samuel

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Ateneo mentor says 19-year-old bruiser Taane Samuel is 'another weapon' for La Salle

KIWI CONNECTION. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits that La Salle big man Taane Samuel gave the defending champions some problems. Photos by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'Next man up' mentality props up Ateneo

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:42 PM

'That’s why I really love my team because everyone is ready to step up,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

GOING BIG. Thirdy Ravena's athleticism allows him to step up for the big men in foul trouble. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle, nails twice-to-beat Final 4 bonus

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Flexing their championship mettle, the Blue Eagles thwart the Green Archers anew to stay on top at 11-2

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Ateneo goes for the twice-to-beat semis bonus but La Salle also targets a key win to stay in the Final Four chase

TWIN TOWERS. Long and thin Justine Baltazar (right) and Angelo Kouame will be going head-to-head with each other. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'We haven’t shown enough,' says Go as Ateneo braces for La Salle

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:57 AM

'There’s some pressure from the coaching staff that challenged me to produce numbers – produce more, because a lot of guys are underproducing,' says Isaac Go

CONSISTENCY. Isaac Go responds to the challenge of producing more numbers for the team. Photo by Joaquin Flores

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 2

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:35 PM

A lot is at stake when the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers clash in their second UAAP Season 81 showdown on Sunday, November 11, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

Payback-minded Matt Nieto really wanted to return vs Adamson

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The Blue Eagles exact revenge on the Soaring Falcons for their heartbreaking season-opening loss in the UAAP as the feisty guard comes back from injury

REDEMPTION. Matt Nieto says he targeted his return just in time as the Blue Eagles faced the Soaring Falcons again. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Can anyone beat Ateneo?

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The defending champion Blue Eagles play like a machine designed to force you into submission

UNRIVALED. At this point, it seems like no other team is as good as the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo gets back at Adamson in defensive shutout

Nov 04, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The Blue Eagles solidify their hold of the top spot after avenging their shock loss to the Falcons

ON TOP. Thirdy Ravena and the defending champion Blue Eagles start to separate themselves from the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs Adamson – UAAP Season 81

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The Blue Eagles and the Soaring Falcons battle for the No. 1 ranking

BIG MAN BATTLE. Adamson's Papi Sarr and Ateneo's Angelo Kouame engage in a fiesty clash of the UAAP's top big men. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Former NBA player wants to see Kai Sotto overseas

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Former 10-year NBA veteran Cherokee Parks believes the 7-foot-1 Filipino teen fits the mold of the modern big man

WUNDERKIND. Even at 16 year old, Kai Sotto has already received offers to play abroad. Photo from FIBA


How Angelo Kouame took his game from the streets to the Big Dome

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Ivorian center has found a new home in Ateneo and a father figure in coach Tab Baldwin

MASTERPIECE. Angelo Kouame honed his basketball skills from scratch together with master tactician Tab Badlwin. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Kai Sotto shows off NBA level moves

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The 7-foot-1 wunderkind makes another mean dunk off a euro-step on the fast break

GREATER HEIGHTS. Kai Sotto continues to prove that he's one of the most promising Filipino basketball players. Photo by FIBA

WATCH: Kai Sotto slams home off-the-board alley-oop dunk

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The 7-foot-1 wunderkind adds another highlight to his personal reel

LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. Kai Sotto continues to impress. Photo from FIBA Asia


Tab Baldwin still rues Ateneo’s lack of 'killer instinct'

Oct 27, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The Blue Eagles clinched the first UAAP Final Four berth, but clearly, being the best is not good enough for a mentor like Baldwin

MENTAL FOCUS. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says the No. 1 Blue Eagles still have a lot to figure out. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo clinches Final 4 spot in sweep of NU

Oct 27, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Thirdy Ravena takes charge as the Blue Eagles strengthen their hold of the UAAP lead at 9-2

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 27, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The Blue Eagles try to tighten their grip of the top spot against the Bulldogs

PLAYOFF CHASE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles vie to boost their bid for a Final Four berth against the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Disqualified from MVP race, Ravena sets sights on crown

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:23 AM

'Instead of dwelling on what’s negative, I turn that energy into how I can help my team get better,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

TEAM FIRST. Thirdy Ravena hopes to lead the Ateneo Bue Eagles back to the the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Resisting red-tagging in universities

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Rappler sits down with UP VP Jose Dalisay and ADMU VP Jaime Hofileña to discuss the role of universities in protecting democracy

Only U.P. makes it to top 100 of QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Mapúa University and MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology round up the list of 8 Philippine universities in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

Blue Eagles pounce on hapless Warriors

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:13 PM

Defending champion Ateneo cruises to its eighth victory to grab the solo UAAP lead

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Oct 24, 2018 - 10:12 AM

As Alvin Pasaol gets more explosive through the season, the Ateneo Blue Eagles will have to step up to the challenge of taming him once again

EXPLOSIVE. Alvin Pasaol's hot hand continues to be a threat to many teams including the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo, MediXserve launch 1st university-based blockchain research center

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The university, led by AMBERLab's efforts, seeks to offer blockchain-related electives by January 2019

AMBERLAB. AMBERLab leaders and partners show symbolic chain at the launch including vice president for Loyola Schools Dr. Maria Vilches (4th from left), AMBERLAB director Dr. Maria Estuar (5th from left), and MediXserve CEO Jojy Azurin (2nd from right)  Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


UAAP: Ria Nabalan, Angelo Kouame make history

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:33 PM

National University continues to dominate UAAP women's basketball and high school volleyball

Isaac Go: Kouame pushes Ateneo to be better

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Isaac Go believes that the defending champions work harder now because of Angelo Kouame

TWIN TOWERS. Angelo Kouame (center) and Isaac Go (right) dominated the Orizu-less FEU with their height in the third quarter. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Depleted Ateneo exacts revenge in FEU rout

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Playing minus Thirdy Ravena and the Nieto twins, the Blue Eagles still roll to a huge win over the Tamaraws

TOO STRONG. Ateneo big man Angelo Kouame proved too hard to stop. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs FEU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles look to avenge their first-round loss to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws

STEPPING UP. Raffy Verano and the Blue Eagles look to best FEU in the second round. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Kobe Paras calls out UAAP for Thirdy Ravena disqualification

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Ravena, a Mythical Five member in the past two seasons, won't be taking home an individual award after he was suspended by the league

IN DEFENSE. Kobe Paras (right) comes into Thirdy Ravena's defense following his one-game suspension in the UAAP. File photos by Czeasar Dancel (Ravena) and Jerrick Reymarc (Paras)

Thirdy Ravena, Arvin Tolentino suspended in Ateneo-FEU clash

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:58 AM

The UAAP slaps both team stars with game suspensions for unsportsmanlike acts

SUSPENDED. Thirdy Ravena will miss the Ateneo-FEU second round matchup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Ateneo students file sexual harassment case vs professor

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Complaints from several students will now be part of official investigations conducted by the university

CASE FILED. A formal case composed of testimonies of sexual harassment is filed vs a longtime male professor. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Minus Nieto twins, Ateneo still too much for UP

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Thirdy Ravena's season-best performance couldn't be any more timely as backup guard Tyler Tio also came through

STEPPING UP. Ateneo's Tyler Tio (right) proves his worth against UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Lady Eagles frustrate Falcons, gain solo second

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Ateneo outlasts Adamson in a five-set thriller to firm up its bid in the Premier Volleyball League

STEADY. The Ateneo Lady Eagles show poise down the stretch to pick up their fourth victory. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Back on top: Blue Eagles blast Maroons, grab solo lead

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Even minus hotshot Matt Nieto, defending champion Ateneo drubs UP to claim the UAAP top spot at 6-2

SWEET REPEAT. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles scoot past the UP Maroons for the second time this season.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Ateneo, Petro Gazz overwhelm PVL foes

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The Lady Eagles and the Angels turn back separate opponents in straight sets in the Premier Volleyball League

GRITTY. Bea de Leon and the Ateneo Lady Eagles overcome the early challenge put up by Devine Eguia and the Iriga-Navy Lady Oragons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU, Ateneo bag UAAP Season 81 badminton crowns

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The NU Bulldogs capture a fifth straight men's badminton championship while the Ateneo Lady Eagles reclaim the women's title

Mike Nieto: Ateneo not perfect

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:53 PM

'We just have to enjoy these moments kasi pati naman 'yung Golden State Warriors natatalo,' says the Ateneo team captain

TITLE DEFENSE. Picking up losses is part of the Ateneo Blue Eagles' journey for a back-to-back title. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

FEU stuns Ateneo in UAAP thriller

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:25 PM

After ending the Adamson Soaring Falcons' perfect run, the Tamaraws snap the Blue Eagles' five-game winning streak

CLOSE BATTLE. The FEU Tamaraws tie the Ateneo Blue Eagles at second place after the first round of UAAP Season 81. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler


Ateneo’s Verano rocks pink socks in honor of cancer survivor mom

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Although his mom had already recovered, the Blue Eagle keeps wearing pink socks in October as a supporter of the Breast Cancer Awareness month

MORE THAN A GAME. Raffy Verano dons pink socks to raise awareness for breast cancer. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Perlas Spikers keep spark, waylay Lady Eagles

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Banking on their veteran smarts, the Perlas Spikers stay unbeaten in 4 games in the Premier Volleyball League

FIERCE FORM. Dzi Gervacio delivers her vintage plays to help the Perlas Spiker stay perfect. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Get That Ball: Rivals Ateneo, La Salle on different levels

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Yes, Adamson is a championship contender this season, but Ateneo is still the best team in the UAAP

LEAGUE STUDS. Raffy Verano and the Ateneo Blue Eagles overwhelm rival La Salle in their first showdown this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kouame stars in first taste of Ateneo-La Salle UAAP rivalry

Oct 06, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Blue Eagles' rookie center finally gets to experience the most heated collegiate basketball showdown

SETTLING IN. Angelo Kouame stars in the first Ateneo-La Salle game this Season 81. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Still hot: Streaking Ateneo demolishes rival La Salle

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The defending champion Blue Eagles flash their might against the Green Archers to roll to their fifth straight UAAP victory

DOMINANT. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove to be head and shoulders above the La Salle Green Archers in their first showdown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Loaded Ateneo battles depleted La Salle in rivalry match

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:41 AM

A solid Ateneo wrecking crew battles a wounded La Salle squad in this season's first UAAP showdown between the two fierce rivals

FIRST SHOWDOWN. Thirdy Ravena's Blue Eagles and Aljun Melecio's Green Archers clash for the first time this season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 1

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The UAAP's biggest rivals will meet for the first time in Season 81 on Saturday, October 6, 4 pm at the Mall of Asia Arena