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Commerce Cheering Squad Triumphs Over One Shade Dance Troupe

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The College of Commerce grooves and rejoices like there’s no tomorrow as their Commerce Cheering Squad was hailed as the champion of the Cheer Mania 2010 entitled “Hataw Na!”, held last February 10 in the UST Gymnasium.


The Cheer Mania 2010 was participated by six different colleges and faculties namely the College of Science Dance Troupe, One Shade Dance Troupe of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD), AB Dance Synergy of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, College of the Tourism and Hotel Management’s Intenzyc Danzerge and Ryhtmyx Dance Troupe of the College of Education.


“Dugo’t pawis ang paghahanda” is what hosts Ichan Asuncion and Muse Cledera used to describe the intrinsic preparation of the whole event, both on the contestants part and the organizers as well.


In a spiel interview with the One Shade Dance Troupe, last year’s Cheer Mania champion, they claimed with confidence, “We can still defend the title.” But the year of the Metal Tiger doesn’t seem to be the year for CFAD as they were displaced by the Rhythmyx Dance Troupe that landed second runner up and Intenzyc Danzerge on first.


The event was sparked by the candidates of The Search for the Ideal Thomasian Personality as they strut and flaunt on the dance floor the looks and glamour of an Ideal Thomasian. A successful parody of the stunning moves of the Jabbawockeez was showcased by the UST Yellow Jackets in a dance number with the Salinggawi Dance Troupe who on the other hand danced a routine. Another fascinating and talent-filled intermission performance was unveiled by students from different colleges and faculties’ choir as to promote a yet another upcoming major event this February, the Himig Tomasino.


Other awards such as Best Models were given to the College of Science Dance Troupe, Best Parade for the Intenzyc Danzerge, and the Champion, the Commerce Cheering Squad was the Best in Costume. The event was made possible by the Student’s Organization Coordinating Council (SOCC) with project heads Mark Christian Garcia and Rolando Vittorio Gatmaitan, the Vice-President and Assistant Treasurer of SOCC respectively.


Written by: Ma. Emicon M. Medenilla

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UAAP to cancel, reformat events amid COVID-19

The UST Junior Tigresses and the Adamson Baby Falcons were also proclaimed as co-champions of the inaugural girls’ basketball tournament held earlier this year. 

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The UAAP Flag is presented to UAAP schools rectors and presidents in its season opening in 2016 | Amirah Eloise Banda/TomasinoWeb

With the recent mess brought about by the COVID-19, the UAAP has declared in their recent memorandum that all pending high school events are to be cancelled, while for the college tournaments, a change in the current format. 

“If the government declares it is safe to resume classes on April 15, 2020, and does not prohibit mass gatherings, the UAAP will work toward alternative formats of the competition to begin no earlier than May 1, 2020.” the memorandum stated. 

The memorandum came two days after the declaration of the suspension of classes which is set to last until April 14 and the implementation of strict social distancing measures in the National Capital Region (NCR)

The UST Junior Tigresses and the Adamson Baby Falcons were also proclaimed as co-champions of the inaugural girls’ basketball tournament held earlier this year. 

Prior to the cancellation, the collegiate volleyball tournament had already started while other sports such as baseball, softball, and football were well on there way to open their respective seasons. 

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Laure sisters take charge in UST’s demolition of FEU

The UST Golden Tigresses dismantled the FEU Lady Tamaraws in straight sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 to complete a bounce back ordeal in the UAAP season 82 womens’ volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday, March 3. 

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The UST Golden Tigresses dismantled the FEU  Lady Tamaraws in straight sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 to complete a bounce back ordeal in the UAAP season 82 womens’ volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday, March 3. 

Led by their prized duo in the Laure sisters, the Tigresses easily cruised to victory as the Lady Tamaraws found no answer to UST’s red hot offense. 

The younger Eya scored a game high 16 points, while the elder EJ had 12 of her own. Veteran Caitlyn Viray and rookie Imee Hernandez had nine and seven markers respectively. 

“Number one adjustment na ginawa namin yung constant communication, especially pag nasa loob, yung nasa labas kasi talagang dire-diretso na kami sa pagbigay ng instructions so mas maganda yung naging receiver namin, yung mga player namin,” UST head coach Emilio Kung Fu Reyes remarked when asked as to what improvements his team made heading into the game. 

Save for the first set, UST found no problems as they swept FEU, especially in the third set that saw the Tigresses go up by as much as 10 points. 

UST also had 45 attack points in total, a stark contrast to FEU’s 27.

Jeanette Villareal and Czarina Carandang had seven points apiece to lead the Lady Tamaraws while Ivana Agudo had six in the losing cause. 

With the win, both teams are now tied with a 1-1 record. 

UST is set to take on the DLSU Lady Spikers next.

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FEU outruns UST in five sets

Four days removed from their opening loss against NU, the UST Tiger Spikers fell anew to the FEU Tamaraws after a five-set thriller in the first round of the UAAP season 82 men’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday, March 8. 

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Four days removed from their opening loss against NU, the UST Tiger Spikers fell anew to the FEU Tamaraws after a five-set thriller, 21-25, 26-24, 25-20, 22-25, 12-15 in the first round of the UAAP season 82 men’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday, March 8. 

After a back and forth affair in the first two sets, UST seemed ready to pull away as they took a 2-1 lead against the Tamaraws before the Morayta- based squad managed to keep their composure and took the next two sets to take the game. 

The fifth set saw the Tiger Spikers struggle against FEU who had momentum on their side after winning the fourth set, and as much as UST was on its way to closing the gap, the Tamaraws ultimately sealed the game courtesy of Jude Garcia. 

Joshua Umandal had 21 points to lead the Tiger Spikers for the second straight game, while Jhun Senoron and Manuel Medina flanked him with 17 and 10 markers respectively.

For FEU, Jude Garcia led the charge with 27 points. Jose Javelona and JP Bugaoan had 13 apiece and Mark Calado chipped in 12 markers of his own.

The game now puts UST at a 0-2 record, while FEU stays unbeaten at 2-0. 

The Tiger Spikers will look to bounce back against DLSU on March 15.

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