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NCAA: San Beda completes elims sweep for outright title berth

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

San Beda drubs Lyceum to complete a perfect 18-0 elimination run and book its 14th straight finals berth

POWERHOUSE. Calvin Oftana and the Red Lions steamroll the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Sebastian, Letran back to winning ways

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Alvin Capobres makes sure San Sebastian gets to keep the 4th spot as Letran nabs its 10th triumph

BALANCED EFFORT. Rommel Calahat and RK Ilagan  help secure the Stags' bounce-back win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda 3rd quarter rally buries rival Letran, Lyceum cools down Mapua

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:49 PM

NCAA defending champion San Beda remains undefeated with 15 straight wins

MVP CANDIDATE. Calvin Oftana leads San Beda with 20 points over Letran. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum takes down Letran; EAC stuns San Sebastian

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Propped up by Jaycee Marcelino and Reymar Caduyac, Lyceum outlasts a relentless Letran side to keep hold of the No. 2 spot

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda stays unblemished as Letran, Mapua extend win streak

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Defending champion San Beda cruises to its 13th straight win of NCAA Season 95 basketball

FIREPOWER. James Canlas flashes a perfect 5-of-5 shooting in the 1st half and finishes with 20 points, 4 boards and 5 dimes. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran ends San Sebastian streak; Lyceum, Mapua nab victories

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Knights bounce back to halt the Stags’ five-game winning run as the Pirates and Cardinals trip separate foes

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lugo leads Mapua’s 2OT stunner over Letran; Lions sweep Chiefs

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Veteran guard Noah Lugo delivers a career-high performance as the Mapua Cardinals boost their playoff chances

TEAM EFFORT. The Cardinals prove steadier down the stretch against the Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda overwhelms EAC as Lyceum, Letran cop 7th wins

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:43 PM

San Beda secures its 10th straight victory, while Lyceum and Letran start their 2nd round campaign on a high note

KEY COG. Evan Nelle directs San Beda's offense with a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

B-day boy Balanza leads Letran win; San Beda sweeps 1st round

Sep 06, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Letran captain Jerrick Balanza celebrates his birthday with a key triumph as San Beda completes a 9-0 sweep

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT. Jerrick Balanza powers the Knights to a 24-point whipping of the Blazers on his 23rd birthday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda drubs LPU in finals rematch, Stags deny Knights in OT

Aug 20, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The San Beda Red Lions continue to have the upper hand over rivals Lyceum Pirates

EFFICIENT. Calvin Oftana (#7) soars above the rest in San Beda's blowout over LPU with a career-high 20 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda tops Letran to stay perfect

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Defending champion San Beda stretches its unbeaten run to 5 as Mapua also scores a breakthrough victory

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA postpones August 6, 2019 games

Aug 06, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The league reschedules the men’s basketball triple-header headlined by Letran and St Benilde clash

RESCHEDULED. St. Benilde's Justin Gutang makes his way past his defenders.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: CSB wins 4th straight, Letran and Perpetual escape

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The CSB Blazers continue to make history with a perfect 4-0 start

PERFECT. CSB Blazers’ Unique Naboa closes the score gap in the last quarter to retain their winning streak. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

NCAA: Pirates ride comeback wave to drown Stags, JRU, Letran keep rolling

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The Lyceum Pirates close out the game with a 4th quarter surge over the San Sebastian Stags

SCORING LEADER. Jayvee Marcelino leads Letran's balanced scoring effort with 12 points. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Knights down Altas in OT; Miranda clutch in JRU breakthrough

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Bonbon Batiller sustains his hot streak as Letran escapes Perpetual in an overtime thriller

Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

NCAA: Letran, San Sebastian, CSB coast to easy wins

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Letran, San Sebastian and CSB continue to contend for the NCAA Season 95 basketball title

HERO. Bonbon Battalier erupts for 14 points to lead the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balanza comes full circle from brain surgery with NCAA career-high

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:14 PM

After initial fears that he won't get to play again, Letran standout Jerrick Balanza impressively didn't lose a step just months after surgery

CAPTAIN. Jerrick Balanza embraces an even bigger role for the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

EAC scores massive upset over LPU, Balanza takes over for Letran

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Jethro Mendoza comes through the clutch as the EAC Generals pull off the biggest upset yet over the Lyceum Pirates early in the NCAA tournament

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marcelino magic dazzles in Lyceum's opening win over Letran

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Lyceum's standout twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino commandeer the Pirates to a thrilling triumph versus the Knights

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FilOil: San Beda frustrates rival San Sebastian, Letran drubs Benilde

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The San Beda Red Lions stay spotless in 6 games while the Letran Knights bag their fifth win in 7 games

CONTRIBUTOR. Evan Nelle submits a near-double-double for the San Beda Red Lions. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


FilOil: UP snaps loss streak over CEU, Baste outlasts Mapua in OT

May 25, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The UP Maroons pull through despite playing minus team stars Ricci Rivero, Kobe Paras, and Juan Gomez de Liaño

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

D-League: CSB routs Letran, Diliman College survives Marinero

May 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

St Benilde and Diliman College post contrasting wins in the PBA D-League

Photo from PBA Images

D-League: FEU spoils big game by ex-Tamaraw Tolentino

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The forward faces his former UAAP team for the first time since graduation

OLD FRIENDS. Arvin Tolentino's stellar outing goes for naught against his former FEU team. Photo from PBA Images


PBA D-League: Ateneo, San Beda coast to easy wins

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Even minus Thirdy Ravena, the Blue Eagles roll past the Knights for their fourth win in 5 outings

BLOWOUT. UE standout Alvin Pasaol reinforces the Letran Knights, but Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles stay in full control. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Letran buries McDavid, St. Clare stays spotless

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:17 PM

The Knights arrest a meltdown for their second win in 3 games

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEM. Jeo Ambohot frolicks in the paint for the Letran Knights. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Balanza topscores as Letran survives Munzon, AMA

Mar 05, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Returning Jerrick Balanza also bounces back with 18 points to lead Letran

COMEBACK. After struggling through his first game back, Jerrick Balanza immediately scorches hot in his second game. Photo from PBA Images

LA Tenorio adds ‘Letran assistant coach’ to long list of duties

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'It’s fun and very exciting to teach college players. They’re really listening,' says Ginebra star and new Letran deputy LA Tenorio

NEW ROLE. LA Tenorio (right) may have joined the Letran coaching staff, but the PBA veteran says playing for Ginebra is still his priority. Photo from Letran’s Facebook page

D-League: Manganti, Che’lu escape Pasaol, Letran in thriller

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Sean Manganti and the Che’lu Revellers spoil new Letran coach Bonnie Tan's debut

NOT ENOUGH. Petron-Letran falls short despite Alvin Pasaol’s huge double-double outing against Che’lu. Photo by PBA Images

Jeff Napa out as Letran head coach

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Coach RJ Guevarra takes over on an interim basis as Jeff Napa exits after 3 years with the Knights

OUT. Letran didn't renew Jeff Napa’s contract even after steering the Knights to the semifinals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum overwhelms Letran, coasts to 2nd straight NCAA Finals

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez lead the Lyceum charge as the Pirates get another shot at the championship

WELL DONE.  Lyceum Pirates stars Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez celebrate after sending JP Calvo and the Letran Knights home. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Balanza expects Letran to 'play like a champion' vs Lyceum

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Recovering Knight Jerrick Balanza believes Letran can overcome Lyceum's twice-to-beat semifinal advantage

EXCITEMENT. Jerrick Balanza is more than excited to return to the court with the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA Final Four: Lyceum vs Letran

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The Lyceum Pirates look to quickly dispatch the Letran Knights for a return stint in the NCAA Finals

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. Mike Nzeusseu and the Lyceum Pirates shoot for an NCAA Finals berth against Bong Quinto and the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran clinches 3rd seed in NCAA thriller over Perpetual

Oct 12, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Bong Quinto delivers in the clutch as the Knights streak to their sixth straight victory

CARDIAC GAME. Bong Quinto and the Letran Knights survive a down-to-the-wire duel versus Edgar Charcos and the Perpetual Help Altas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran clinches first NCAA Final Four in two years

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:24 PM

This is also the first playoff appearance for Letran head coach Jeff Napa since he took over from champion coach Aldin Ayo

LEADER. Despite a cold shooting night, Letran team captain Bong Quinto still contributed across the board with 4 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks en route to their first Final Four appearance since their NCAA Season 91 title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balanza proves to be Letran’s lucky charm in unlikely win

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

A month after his brain surgery, Jerrick Balanza shows up at the game to surprise his Letran teammates

FEELING BETTER. Letran's Jerrick Balanza says he pleaded for clearance from his doctor just so he can watch the Knights play. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran edges Lyceum after overturned shot call

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:53 PM

In a bizarre ending, the Letran Knights pull off an upset over the Lyceum Pirates in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

ESCAPE. Bong Quinto drops 20 points in Letran's controversial one-point victory over Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CSB absorbs stunning loss to EAC, slips out of top 4

Sep 28, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The EAC Generals pull off an upset over the CSB Blazers in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

UPSET. Blazers captain Yankie Haruna scatters a team-high 18 points yet CSB still winds up falling short against lower-ranked EAC. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran bench steps up for hold on No. 3 spot

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Jeremiah Taladua and Fran Yu chip into Letran's season-high bench output of 44 points

STEP UP. Jeremiah Taladua comes off the bench to leave an impact of a team-high 15 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda denies late Letran surge, sweeps Knights in rematch

Sep 11, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The Letran Knights spearhead a massive 19-0 run to almost overcome Beda's 22-point lead in the 4th

KEY PLAYER. The San Beda Red Lions slip past Letran's comeback even without star Robert Bolick. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran dedicates win to ailing birthday boy Jerrick Balanza

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:33 PM

The Knights hope to continue the on-court battle even as Jerrick Balanza fights to recover from a brain tumor

CHEERLEADER. Despite his illness, Jerrick Balanza continues to cheer for the Letran Knights. Photo from Balanza’s Twitter account (@Iamjerrick07)

Letran scores emotional win over Arellano

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The Knights triumph despite playing with heavy hearts as teammate Jerrick Balanza recently got diagnosed with a brain tumor

TOP KNIGHT. Letran ace Bong Quinto drives past a phalanx of Arellano defenders. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Brain tumor sidelines Letran player Jerrick Balanza

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Letran starter, who needs to undergo an operation to remove the tumor, will be out for the rest of the season

SAD NEWS. Jerrick Balanza hopes to be back from a brain surgery by November. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pirates escape Knights before Lions showdown

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Lyceum stays unbeaten heading into the rematch of last year's NCAA finals versus San Beda

CLOSE CONTEST. Lyceum's JV Marcelino and Letran's Bong Quinto battle for possession during their teams' tight NCAA duel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Napa wants Letran to scale NCAA's San Bedan 'Everest'

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:32 PM

'Letran, andito na. Humanda na kayo,' Napa warns the rest of the NCAA

TO THE LIMIT. The Letran Knights fell short of securing solo second spot after losing to the San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda drops rival Letran in OT thriller

Aug 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The defending champion Red Lions get the better of fierce rival Knights in their first NCAA showdown this season

UNSTOPPABLE. San Beda's Robert Bolick wriggles past the defense of Letran's Bonbon Batiller. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: The house where suspects kept kidnapped Letran student

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Inside this house, the police say a 19-year-old victim was hogtied and denied food and water almost 3 days

RESIDENTIAL SAFE HOUSE? The 19-year-old Letran student was kept hogtied in one of the small rooms of this 4-story house in Balut, Tondo, Manila City. Locals say the home belongs to the family of student suspect Ferdinand dela Vega Jr. Rappler photos

Letran student kidnapping: A fraternity initiation gone wrong?

Aug 07, 2018 - 4:19 PM

For their Letran high school classmates, the case of the suspects in the kidnap-for-ransom of a 19-year-old is a botched initiation ceremony

KIDNAPPING RITE? Letran Senior High School classmates of arrested suspects say they may just have been involved in a fraternity initiation rite gone wrong. Graphic by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

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Letran breaks silence on kidnapping, vows to help in probe

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Of the 10 suspects in the kidnap-for-ransom case, 7 are from Letran, including the alleged mastermind

HELP PROMISED. Colegio de San Juan de Letran vows to help cops and the 19-year-old victim's family in the resolution of the kidnapping case.

4 arrested for kidnapping fellow student

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:16 PM

(UPDATED) The victim, a 19-year-old Letran student, is rescued in Manila after the mastermind – his classmate – confessed during interrogation

KIDNAPPED. A 19-year-old Letran student is kept inside a small room in Tondo, Manila by no less than fellow students. PNP photo