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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

CJ Cansino wants Final 4 more: 'Kung MVP, ako lang yung masaya'

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The UST Tiger Cubs face Adamson Baby Falcons in a do-or-die for a spot in the UAAP Jrs Final 4

SELFLESS. Cj Cansino would rather take a final 4 spot rather than have an MVP award all to himself. Photo from Instagram (@cjcansino27)

Ateneo Lady Eagles earn first win over UST Tigresses

Feb 11, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles suffer from a one-set deficit before stunning the UST Tigresses

FIRST WIN. The Ateneo Lady Eagles bounce back from a one set deficit to take the game. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

UST Tigresses claim Season 80's first sweep over UE Lady Warriors

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:50 PM

The Tigresses earn their first win of the season

REDEMPTION. The UST Tigresses redeem their opening game loss to DLSU in straight sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

KWF best dissertation: Thomasians' contribution to Filipino philosophy

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:41 PM

The Julian Cruz Balmaseda Prize is accepting theses and dissertations written in the Filipino language across disciplines until October 6, 2018

BEST DISSERTATION. UST professor Dr. Emmanuel C. De Leon's dissertation tackling the contribution of Thomasian philosophers to Filipino philosopy was hailed as the best dissertation on KWF’s prestigious Julian Cruz Balmaseda contest. Photo by Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

DLSU turns back UST in 5-set opener

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:11 PM

The Lady Tigresses challenges the defending champions by driving the match to a 5th set

DEFENDING CHAMPS. The DLSU Lady Spikers prove why they're the team to beat this Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 22-28, 2018

Jan 28, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

RED HOT. A lava fountain at the crater of Mayon Volcano in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

USTET 2018 results released

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Applicants for senior high school and college admission can view online what strand or program they qualify for

Why UST students lost their chill with Mocha’s award

Jan 27, 2018 - 5:30 PM

This outrage that erupted in UST needs to grow into a movement against fake news

Some minority legislators defend Mocha: Not fair to belittle her

Jan 24, 2018 - 4:20 PM

An opposition legislator had earlier returned his award to the UST alumni association

HOUSE MINORITY. Representatives Eugene de Vera and Lito Atienza (left-most) both got awards from the UST Alumni Association as well. Rappler photo

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Jan 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Mocha returns UST alumni award

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) Uson returns the award on January 24, before flying to India with President Rodrigo Duterte

AWARDEE. Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson (3rd from right) poses with officers of the UST Alumni Association, including its president Henry Tenedero (1st from left). Photo used with permission from The Varsitarian

UST Alumni head resigns following reaction to award given to Mocha

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:43 PM

USTAAI, however, says it will not rescind the award given to Uson

‘Morality, uprightness’ not considered for Mocha Uson’s award, says UST alumni head

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:11 PM

'Ang turo kasi ng magulang ko sa akin, magmahal at magrespeto ka ng tao maging sino ka man,' says UST Alumni Association president Henry Tenedero in defending their award for Mocha Uson

AWARDEE. Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson (3rd from right) poses with officers of the UST Alumni Association, including its president Henry Tenedero (1st from left). Photo used with permission from The Varsitarian

Villarin to return UST alumni award in protest of Mocha Uson’s

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Returning his Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service, the Akbayan representative says Mocha Uson 'has corrupted the values that Thomasians hold dear'

THOMASIAN. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin (right) says UST alumni can serve the public well with our without recognition. Rappler file photo