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Cash-based budget, Kyle Viray, Dingdong Dantes | Midday wRap

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Acor Arceo

UST student in viral beating confession guilty in another physical abuse case

Aug 13, 2018 - 8:58 PM

This involves another student before the incident in the viral Twitter confession

UST books PVL semis ticket

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The Tigresses stretch their perfect run to five in the Premier Volleyball League

UNBEATEN. The UST Tigresses triumph in straight sets even with Eya Laure (right) playing limited minutes. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

UST chalks up 4th straight PVL win

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The UST Tigresses trounce the UP Lady Maroons to stay unbeaten in the Premier Volleyball League

POWER HIT. UST’s Christine Francisco hammers in a spike against UP’s Jessma Ramos and Mary Bautista. Photo from PVL

Tigresses roll to 3rd straight PVL victory

Jul 29, 2018 - 7:04 PM

UST clips San Beda in straight sets to match Far Eastern University's hot start in the Collegiate Conference

HOT START. The UST Tigresses hack out another straight-set romp. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Tigresses, Lady Tams grab share of PVL lead

Jul 25, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Celine Domingo powers the Lady Tamaraws to their second straight triumph as the Tigresses lean on rookie Eya Laure in the Premier Volleyball League

HIT. FEU's Jeanette Villareal gets one past the San Beda defense of Satrriani Espiritu and Lynne Matias Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Tams repulse erratic Blazers

Jul 22, 2018 - 7:22 PM

FEU comes out steadier in the 5th frame to slip past Benilde and claim a share of the early lead in the Premier Volleyball League

POWER HIT. St. Benilde’s Arianne Daguil defies the FEU defense put up by Angelica Cayuna (left) and Virginia Villareal. Photo from PVL

Death squads, Gilas suspension, Tropical Storm Inday | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

VIRAL: UST student tweets how she was physically abused

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM

On Twitter, she accuses her ex-boyfriend of repeatedly beating her up

DOJ junks appeal to charge UST law dean Divina in Atio Castillo case

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) The Department of Justice dismisses the petition of the parents of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III as it was filed too late. It also denies the petitions for review of Marcelino Bagtang and Ralph Trangia, which means all 10 Aegis Juris fratmen will stand trial for hazing.

CLEARED. The Department of Justice (DOJ) junks an appeal to charge UST Law Dean Nilo Divina in the Horacio "Atio" Castillo hazing case. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

UAAP rookie Eya Laure 'excited' to reunite with sister EJ

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:44 PM

The UST volleyball freshman hopes to turn the Golden Tigresses' fortunes around with her older sister

CREAM OF THE CROP. UST awaits the debut of POC Super Kids awardee Eya Laure in UAAP Season 81. Photo from Facebook

Subido fires 30 as UST bows out with a win

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The Growling Tigers wrap up their campaign in the preseason basketball tournament with a 2-6 record

ON FIRE. Renzo Subido sizzles in the UST Growling TIgers' last FilOil game. Rappler file photo

UST student who endured daily long commutes graduates magna cum laude

Jun 15, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Mark James Operiano Capulong of the University of Santo Tomas ranks 3rd in the Economics department and is off to Spain for a contract as a language professor

UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

Aldin Ayo welcomes Ricci Rivero move, says UP transfer good for the league

May 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 6-foot-1 high-flying guard's former La Salle coach says the decision hardly surprised him

BEST WISHES. Coach Aldin Ayo wishes his former ward the best of luck. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Falcons tear through hapless UST Tigers by 23 in FilOil Cup

May 18, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Point guard Jerom Lastimosa fuels the Falcons' scoring outburst in the second half

UST wraps up season as UAAP overall champion

May 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The España-based squad clinched its 3rd general championship in 4 years

SEASON’S BEST. UST tops the poomsae competition, one of 6 events the school ruled this UAAP season. Photo from UAAP

UP Fighting Maroons cap dominant season with UAAP crown

May 03, 2018 - 5:08 PM

(UPDATED) The State University turns back UST to bag its 18th UAAP men's football title

CAPTAIN'S GOAL. Ian Clarino ends his last UAAP match with a championship thanks to his early goal. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

2017 Bar: Redemption for UST, sorrow for hazing victim Castillo's mom

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:10 PM

It is bittersweet redemption for a law school rocked by a high-profile hazing scandal

Security personnel check entering examinees during the first day of the Bar Exams at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on Sunday, November 6, 2016. A total of 6,924 law graduates applied for the 115th Bar exams which will be held on four consecutive Sundays of the month starting November 6. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dimacali's lone goal sends UST to the finals over defending champ Ateneo

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) UST clinches a UAAP men's football finals berth after 6 years

Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Go Ateneo

UAAP Men's Football: No coronation for UP just yet

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:25 PM

UP may be undefeated heading to the Final 4, but the Maroons face stiff competition for the crown

UNDEFEATED. UP's Fidel Tacardon and the Fighting Maroons hope to stay ahead of the pack. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

NU Bulldogs cruise to the UAAP finals over UST

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:34 PM

(UPDATED) Behind Bryan Bagunas' career-high 29 points, the Bulldogs advance to the title round for the 6th straight year

TRADITION. The National University Bulldogs continue their tradition of making it to the UAAP finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons cap off season, avenge skid with sweep of UST

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Falcons end their 3-game losing streak against the top guns of the UAAP

UAAP WVBall AdUvsUST 20180414. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST students protest removal of 'abstain' vote in student council elections

Apr 10, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The League of Filipino Students (LFS)-UST condemned the removal of the abstain vote in the upcoming elections as an attack on the democratic rights of students

Eliminated UST Golden Tigresses aim to finish the season strong

Apr 08, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The thought of getting eliminated does not stop the Golden Tigresses from challenging their opponents

ELIMINATED. The UST Golden Tigresses will not back down in their last elimination game even though they are out of the Final 4. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers extend winning streak to 6 over eliminated UST

Apr 08, 2018 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) NU's win eliminates UST before the Golden Tigresses game against DLSU begins

SIX GAMES. The DLSU Lady Spikers are riding on a 6-game winning streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles clinch 5-game winning streak over UST

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Golden Tigresses are on the verge of dropping out of the Final 4 contention

RESILIENCE. The Ateneo Lady Eagles rally back from UST's two-set advantage.Photo by Michael Gatapandan/Rappler

'What's-important-now' mind-set fuels UST Golden Tigresses to finish strong

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Golden Tigresses stand united as they gain back their respect for themselves with the good results

RESPECT. The UST Golden Tigresses are leaving their past behind to look at 'what's important now'. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST Golden Tigresses earn 2nd straight win at NU's expense

Mar 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) The NU Lady Bulldogs are still winless in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball tournament

BACK-TO-BACK. The UST Golden Tigresses have really woken up from their nightmare. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Former NCAA Jrs MVP runner-up Abu Hijleh joins UST

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:49 AM

The arrival of the former NCAA juniors MVP runner-up is the latest for a Growling Tigers program which opened a new era by attaining the services of champion head coach Aldin Ayo

FROM LION TO TIGER. In this file photo, then San Beda Red Cub Samuel Abu Hijleh was a standout when he played in the Palarong Pambansa. Rappler.com

UE, UST clinch titles in UAAP Season 80 lawn tennis sweeps

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:08 AM

AJ Lim and Erika Manduriao are named the MVPs of UAAP Season 80 lawn tennis tournament

Reyes after UST's comeback win: 'Nagising na kami sa masamang bangungot'

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:29 PM

The University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses snap their 5-game losing streak with a victory over the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons

'UST TEAM'. The Golden Tigresses show everyone that it is not only Sisi doing everything for the team. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST Golden Tigresses snap 5-game losing streak at UP's expense

Mar 17, 2018 - 5:03 PM

The University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses will be looking to rise from the ranks in their following games

FEU Lady Tamaraws recover, send UST tumbling to 5th straight loss

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:36 PM

The FEU Lady Tams best their UAAP rivals UST

BOUNCE BACK. The FEU Lady Tams recover with a sweep. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Playing with something to lose: How Aldin Ayo is shaping a new era for UST

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Under Coach Aldin, expect the Growling Tigers to be the new embodiment of his Mayhem philosophy – a swarming full-court press defense to create turnovers, complemented by fast, equal-opportunity scoring on offense

CHANGE IS HERE. With the arrival of coach Aldin Ayo there is excitement, hope, and, most importantly, confidence within the Tigers. Photo by Maria Charisse Ann G. Refuerzo/The Varsitarian


#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2018

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

ALL EYES ON THE CHIEF. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces another tough challenge in impeachment proceedings as her fellow justices force her to take an indefinite leave.

DOJ indicts 10 fratmen for hazing in Atio Castillo slay

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The Department of Justice drops all charges against UST law dean Nilo Divina

HAZING. UST Freshman law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo died due to an alleged hazing by the Aegis Juris fraternity.

UE Lady Warriors earn second straight win over UST

Mar 07, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The UST Tigresses crash to a 4-game losing streak

BACK-TO-BACK. UE's last back-to-back win was in Season 74 against the UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Reigning UAAP Juniors MVP CJ Cansino commits to UST Growling Tigers

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:55 PM

While Cansino's juniors career abruptly came to an end, his career as a UST Tiger is apparently just about to begin

COMMITTED. UAAP Jrs. MVP Cj Cansiño poses with UST head coach Aldin Ayo. Photo from Twitter (@AyoAV_official)

FEU Lady Tamaraws cruise to 4th straight victory over UST

Mar 03, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The UST Tigresses skid to a 3-game losing streak

SECOND SEED. The FEU Lady Tamaraws take second seed at the end of the first elimination round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons snap 4-game losing streak at the expense of UST

Feb 28, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The Lady Maroons have been losing in straight sets in their previous games since the opening game win vs UE

BREAKING FREE. The UP Lady Maroons break free of their 4-game losing streak. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Mission failed': NU Lady Bulldogs barely survive Rondina's 25-point outburst

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:58 AM

NU captain Jaja Santiago admits that Rondina's explosive style of play startled the Lady Bulldogs

UNSTOPPABLE. Even the undefeated NU Lady Bulldogs had a difficult time in locking down Sisi Rondina. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs remain unscathed after rout of UST Tigresses

Feb 25, 2018 - 6:28 PM

NU Lady Bulldogs remain on top of the league with a perfect 5-0 record

SURVIVAL. The NU Lady Bulldogs survive UST's threat to their perfect record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cantonjos resigns as Jrs head coach, but leaves his heart in UST

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:47 PM

'Worth fighting for ang UST'

MAYHEM IN UST. Head Coach Chris Cantonjos' heart is still with UST despite the issues that have been affecting him since Ayo took over. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bullpups advance to finals at the expense of UST Tiger Cubs

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The NU Bullpups will face the undefeated Ateneo Blue Eaglets for the UAAP Jrs basketball title on Friday, February 23 at the Filoil Flying V Centre

7TH STRAIGHT. The NU Bullpups are back in the finals for the 7th straight time. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST Tigresses halt Adamson's winning streak in straight sets

Feb 18, 2018 - 6:40 PM

UST now has two sweeps in its record this Season 80

2-2. The UST Tigresses bounce back to stand at 2-2 in the league and make it a 4-way tie. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST expels 8 students over Horacio Castillo III killing

Feb 18, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The University of Santo Tomas says its probe will continue 'until all students who were involved in the hazing incident are held administratively liable'

'ATIO'. UST law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo from Castillo's Facebook profile

Cansino backs up new MVP status, leads UST to UAAP Jrs Final 4

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:02 PM

UST Jrs Coach Chris Cantonjos heaps praises on Cansino: 'Sabi ko sa kanya, tapos na ang MVP [awarding]. Ngayon ipakita mo

UAAP Jrs UST CJ Cansino. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST law dean Divina, 20 other lawyers face SC probe over Castillo hazing

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) University of Santo Tomas Law Dean Nilo Divina welcomes the opportunity to answer allegations against him, as contained in the Senate committee report