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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

Uson returns award, SC lifts TRO on license plates, China and Benham Rise | Midday wRap

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

Joel Villanueva 'offended' over shallow criteria for UST alumni award

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

(UPDATED) The senator refuses to comment when asked if he thinks fellow awardee Mocha Uson embodies Thomasian values, including veritas or truth

UST AWARD. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

‘The Varsitarian’ asks UST alumni officers to resign over Mocha Uson’s award

Jan 22, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Meanwhile, the UST Journalism Society calls for the revocation of the Palace assistant secretary's Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service

UST distances itself from Uson award, says it's from alumni association

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Director for Public Affairs Giovanna Fontanilla explains that the UST Alumni Association Inc. is a separate corporation from the university that has 'its own board of trustees and operates independently'

USTAA defends Mocha Uson award, Malacanang on Robredo, Maria Ressa appears before NBI | Midday wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:20 PM

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UST alumni award 'validates' Mocha Uson appointment – Malacañang

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:15 PM

'We're happy for Asec Uson and I suppose [the award] validates that her appointment was for good reasons,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Award meant to 'inspire' Mocha Uson to live out UST values – alumni group

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:50 AM

The only criteria for the award are to be a University of Santo Tomas graduate and to be in government service, says the UST Alumni Association

HEARING ON FAKE NEWS. Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson attends the Senate hearing on fake news on October 4, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

UST alumni outraged over Mocha Uson award

Jan 21, 2018 - 10:50 PM

'Ang dami-dami pong Thomasians sa government service na nagtatrabaho ng totoo at naglilingkod sa bayan....This is more of an insult!'

UST student council denounces award given to Mocha Uson

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM

According to UST's highest student government body, Uson does not deserve the award because 'she does not, in any way, embody the ideals of a real Thomasian'

Mocha Uson receives UST alumni award for government service

Jan 21, 2018 - 4:41 PM

The University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association formally awards Uson on Sunday, January 21

AWARDEE. Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson (3rd from right) poses with officers of the UST Alumni Association. Photo used with permission from The Varsitarian

UAAP Juniors: ADMU rallies to escape FEU, NU annihilates UST by 34 points

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eaglets squeezes past the defending champions FEU Baby Tamaraws

10-0. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets protect their undefeated run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UPIS upsets UST, unbeaten Ateneo mangles Adamson in UAAP Juniors basketball

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:09 PM

UAAP also announces that NU’s first-round win over UE was forfeited due to a player ineligibility violation

UNDEFEATED. Jason Credo scores 11 points in Ateneo's rout of Adamson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Juniors MVP frontrunner CJ Cansino wants in on 2023 Gilas roster

Jan 13, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Cansino doesn't get as much hype as taller players, but his numbers are hard to ignore

BIG CUB. CJ Cansino may stand just 6-foot-1, but he's making his presence felt on the court with averages of 27.6 points and 14.6 rebounds. Photo from Cansino's Instagram

Parents of Atio Castillo grateful for reopening of investigation

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM

DOJ accepts the affidavit of suspect-turned-witness Aegis Juris fratman Mark Anthony Ventura

CASE IS MOVING. The parents of Atio Castillo attend the DOJ's reopening of preliminary investigation to the killing of their son, Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Petition vs tax reform law, Malacanang on comfort woman statue, Trump on NoKor talks | Evening wRap

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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UST officially welcomes Ayo as Tigers head coach

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:54 PM

UST cites Ayo's emphasis on prioritizing a student-athlete balance and approval of the university's 'modest salary' as reasons for hiring him

OFFICIAL. Aldin Ayo is now the UST Growling Tigers' new head coach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo to coach UST Growling Tigers 'for the next 6 years' – UST’s Varsitarian

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Ayo is reportedly heading into a long-term deal with the UST Growling Tigers

LONG-TERM DEAL. Aldin Ayo will reportedly be leading the UST Growling Tigers for years to come. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ayo's exit from DLSU fuels head coach speculations – reports

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Unconfirmed reports say that Louie Gonzalez is slated to be the new head coach of DLSU

TAKING THE REINS. The question to who will be steering the Green Archers next season remains unanswered. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bicol’s Aquinas University is now UST-Legazpi

Dec 12, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Aquinas University of Legazpi has officially been renamed as University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi, officially integrating with the University of Santo Tomas

Bicol's Aquinas University is now University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

UE turns back UST in fight-marred game to advance to UAAP women's finals

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:57 PM

The UE Lady Warriors claim the right to face the NU Lady Bulldogs in the UAAP Season 80 women's basketball finals

With Boy Sablan out of UST, Bonleon and Subido now want back in

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Two Growling Tigers express their intentions to return via Twitter

QUIT. After a dismal Season80, Boy Sablan quits as UST coach.

Anies, Angeles star as Tigresses inch closer to UAAP finals berth

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:41 PM

The UST Growling Tigresses are one game away from overcoming UE's twice-to-beat advantage

UST Tigresses knock out FEU Lady Tamaraws

Nov 19, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The UST Growling Tigresses will now face the UE Lady Warriors in the stepladder finals

UST Lady Judokas nab 4th straight crown, Ateneo shares men's title with UST

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and the Tiger Judokas are declared co-champions, but their tie will still be reviewed by the UAAP board

DYNASTY. The UST Lady Judokas earn their 4th straight championship title. Photo by Miah Terrenz Provido/The Varsitarian

Growling Tigers snatch first win on their last S80 game against UE

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:29 PM

UST avoids ending Season 80 with a forgettable 0-14 record

TIMELINE: Death of Horacio Castillo III from alleged Aegis Juris hazing

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:06 PM

(UPDATED) A recap of the case of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III, a freshman UST law student who died from alleged hazing injuries inflicted by Aegis Juris Fraternity members

It took fratmen 30-40 minutes to bring Atio Castillo to hospital – witness

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Mark Anthony Ventura also recalls his own initiation rites, telling senators that Aegis Juris members struck him with a paddle 10 times

HAZING. Mark Anthony Ventura recalls his own hazing rite to be admitted to the Aegis Juris fraternity where he would eventually become the Master Initiator 2. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

'Negligence' of UST officials partly led to Castillo's death – senators

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ang talagang naging kapalit dito ay buhay ng isang bata,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

LIVE: Senate hearing on death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:14 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Blue Eagles fortify hold on top spot after win vs UST

Nov 04, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The Blue Eagles pull away from a close third quarter to remain undefeated

FORTIFIED. The Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to seal their spot on top of the standings. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

For parents of Atio, Guillo, ‘the pain doesn’t go away’

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:43 AM

'Who would imagine that come November 1 we would be here at wala na ang anak namin?' says a tearful Horacio Castillo II of his son Atio

GONE TOO SOON. Giullio Cesar Servando and Horacio Castillo II were both 22 years old when they died from hazing.

Dela Rosa on pension, DDB drug plan, SC on Comelec | Evening wRap

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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