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UST nabs golden double in UAAP Season 81 table tennis

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:16 PM

University of Santo Tomas sweeps the men's and women's table tennis titles

RECORD-BREAKING. University of Santo Tomas returns to the top of the podium to clinch its record 27th men's table tennis title. Photo from release

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.

Tigers tear down Tams in repeat UAAP upset

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The UST Tigers complete a surprise elimination sweep of the powerhouse FEU Tamaraws

FACE OFF. Just like in the first round, Alec Stockton and the FEU Tamaraws tangle in a close battle against CJ Cansino and the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Worth the wait: UST gets its UAAP groove

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The Growling Tigers cap the first round with back-to-back wins

SUPER ROOKIE. Cj Cansino is starting to settle in Aldin Ayo's Mayhem system. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST rolls over sloppy UP in stunning blowout

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Rookie CJ Cansino stars anew as the UST Tigers topple the UP Maroons for the first time in two years

STELLAR. UST’ freshman star CJ Cansino puts on another show against Paul Desiderio and theUP Maroons. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

UST's Steve Akomo confined due to concussion

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Growling Tigers center is under observation due to a blood clot in his head

HEAD TRAUMA. Steve Akomo's last saw action for the UST Growling Tigers in the Adamson game where he reportedly picked up the injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bishop hits killings as Padre Pio heart relic visits UST

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Killing ‘is never the way of Jesus Christ,’ says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, pointing out that the heart of Saint Padre Pio is ‘like that of Jesus’

PADRE PIO. The heart relic of Saint Padre Pio is seen on display at the University of Santo Tomas for overnight veneration. Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communication

LOOK: Padre Pio’s heart relic at University of Santo Tomas

Oct 08, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The overnight public veneration of Padre Pio’s heart relic is set at the Santísimo Rosario Parish of the University of Santo Tomas on Monday, October 8

HEART RELIC. Catholics pray before the incorrupt heart relic of Saint Padre Pio at the University of Santo Tomas on October 8, 2018. Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communications

UST makes UAAP beach volley history

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:59 PM

Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon team up to deliver the UST Tigresses' third straight UAAP beach volleyball championship

THREE-PEAT. University of Santo Tomas' Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon complete a season sweep. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ayo heaps praises on Cansino, tells him to be UST’s Nambatac

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:41 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo thinks rookie sensation CJ Cansino can take a cue from his former champion Letran ward Rey Nambatac

YOUNG STAR. Rookie CJ Cansino has been UST’s stellar surprise this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Key to winning: Ayo eases pressure on young UST Tigers

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:00 PM

All the Growling Tigers needed was some R&R after absorbing two consecutive blowout losses

RELAX. Renzo Subido responded well to Aldin Ayo's relaxation approach by tallying a team-high of 22 points over the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST snaps skid, bursts UE bubble

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The UST Growling Tigers rebound from back-to-back blowout losses while sending UE crashing back to earth

EASY WIN. Marvin Lee and the UST Tigers cruise past JC Cullar and the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Schools slam military for linking them to Red October plot

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:17 PM

(2nd UPDATE) University officials, students, and professors say the AFP endangers the lives of their community members with its ‘baseless and dangerous’ accusation

BASELESS. Students and school officials hit the AFP for "baseless" claims that endanger the lives of university members. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

No bad blood between Ayo, Gonzalez after DLSU rout of UST

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo absorbs another heavy beating, this time against his former team La Salle

BLOWOUT. Aldin Ayo's UST Tigers suffer from back-to-back routs against Ateneo and La Salle. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Green Archers embarrass former coach Ayo, Tigers

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:04 PM

La Salle rebounds from a narrow loss to UP with a 27-point blowout win over UST

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

CJ Cansino convinced skidding UST has yet to play its best

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:59 AM

'Hindii ko pa nakikita 'yung 100% na kung paano maglaro 'yung UST,' says the super rookie

HUNGRY. CJ Cansino vows to do what he can to help the UST Growling Tigers win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Aldin Ayo on worst career coaching loss: ‘Take that as a man’

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'Every time you experience something like this you become sensitive and you see things that you just have to accept,' says UST coach Aldin Ayo

SETBACK. UST coach Aldin Ayo hopes his rookie-laden Tigers quickly recover from their blowout loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Another blowout: Ateneo shreds UST by 32 points

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Blue Eagles overwhelm the Tigers to post another lopsided UAAP victory and keep solo second at 4-1

LOPSIDED. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena tries to protect the leather from UST's Zachary Huang during the one-sided match won by the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST sees no problem in Aldin Ayo's UAAP-MPBL juggling act

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Ayo simultaneously serves as head coach of the UST Growling Tigers and the Muntinlupa Cagers

JUGGLING ACT. Aldin Ayo is confident that he can strike a balance between his commitments. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Undefeated Adamson downs gritty UST

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The Adamson Falcons stretch their perfect run to 3 games in the UAAP men's basketball tournament

Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons figure in a tight duel with Joshua Zamora and the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST Creative Writing center to launch 3 books

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:38 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies launches 3 books in an event titled 'Lumugar Ka! Ang Lokasyon sa Pagsasalin, Talambuhay, at Kritisismo' on October 2

Racela brothers winless vs Ayo-mentored teams

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:49 AM

New UST mentor Aldin Ayo holds a 5-0 record against the Racela coaching brothers of Olsen and Nash in the UAAP

FIRST LOSS. The FEU Tamaraws lose to the UST Growling Tigers for the first time in three years. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

Emotional Ayo offers maiden win to 'deserving' UST community

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The Growling Tigers intend to show that they're ready to roar once more

Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

UST, Ayo shock veteran-laden FEU for 1st win

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Renzo Subido unloads 18 points to power the Growling Tigers to their first victory under new coach Aldin Ayo

STANDOUT. Rookie Joshua Marcos impresses in the Tigers' first triumph. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

Tigresses pounce on Lady Falcons’ endgame miscues

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

UST pulls off a thrilling win over Adamson to zero in on third place honors in the Premier Volleyball League

TIGHT MATCH. Adamson's Eli Soyud pierces through the UST defensive wall of Carla Sandoval and Christine Francisco in Game 1 of their tight duel for third place. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rookie CJ Cansino’s heart has always belonged to UST

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Despite the Tigers' loss, CJ Cansino proved to be the bright spot in their UAAP opening campaign

STELLAR DEBUT. UST’s CJ Cansino drops a double-double in his UAAP men’s basketball debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ayo, UST start tough trek back to UAAP prominence

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:46 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo knows it won't be easy but the former La Salle champion mentor hopes to bring back the Tigers' winning ways

REBUILDING. Renzo Subido and the UST Tigers put their trust on new coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ildefonso brothers, NU spoil Ayo's UST coaching debut

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The NU Bulldogs hold off a late UST run to dispatch the Tigers and new coach Aldin Ayo

STRONG START. Dave Ildefonso powers the NU Bulldogs to a big win over the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Returning Renzo Subido believes he’s ready to lead UST

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:55 PM

After sitting out for a year, Renzo Subido returns to a new-look Tigers team

LEADER. Renzo Subido thinks he's grown into a better player during his time off in the UAAP. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Maroons, Tams seal PVL title clash

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:29 PM

UP and FEU stun the top two seeds to advance to the Premier Volleyball League championship series

BIG GAME. UP star Isa Molde (center) comes up big as the Lady Maroons shock the top-ranked Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Falcons, Tams force PVL sudden-death semis

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Adamson regains its deadly form as FEU pulls off a comeback win in the Premier Volleyball League semifinals

DOMINANT. The Adamson Lady Falcons prove yet again why they're the top seed. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Maroons shock Falcons, near PVL finals

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:30 PM

UP and UST are just a win away from arranging a title showdown in the Premier Volleyball League

UPSET. UP stuns erstwhile unbeaten Adamson in Game 1 of the PVL semifinals. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

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Aug 14, 2018 - 12:44 PM

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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