By Jasmine W. Payo
Their brotherly affection hardly dampens their competitive fire. But the Laurel and Ramos siblings, the two sets of baseball brothers playing on opposite sides of the country’s fiercest school rivalry, admit it can get tough when a championship is on the line.
By Daryl Angelo Baybado
Right after her morning training, she comes to the shoot wearing a blue T-shirt that says “Heart Strong,” along with colored denim shorts and slippers, and carrying a training bag.
By Teddy S. Manansala
It’s always thrilling to watch games in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) between perennial rivals Ateneo and La Salle. These matches are intensified as fans enter the picture.
The Ateneo de Manila University recently celebrated 40 years of coeducation with the theme “40 years, half the sky.” Paraphrasing Mao Zedong’s famous quote, “women hold up half the sky,” Ateneo recognizes women’s significant role in the development of a free and peaceful society.
By Fr. Tito Caluag
More than 10 years ago, I met with a Filipino who had grown up abroad, his mother and his uncle, about the young man’s possible entry into Ateneo and be part of the Blue Eagles varsity team in the UAAP. We came to an agreement on how he would prepare for the entrance test and the team tryouts.
Roots and WingsBy Cathy Babao-Guballa
We were college students in very interesting times—sophomores the year Ninoy Aquino was murdered, and restless seniors when we took to the streets during Edsa.
By Paul Albert Palmero
Since the Eagles and Lady Eagles were earlier “arrowed” down by their green counterparts, the younger ones knew they had to step up. So on July 21, during the season’s first blue-green encounter in the juniors division, the Ateneo Blue Eaglets upped their game quite literally. It was among the longest 40 minutes that heralded the legendary rivalry between Ateneo and La Salle.
By Fr. Tito Caluag
There was a running joke we had in one of the offices I worked with in Ateneo. After every event we planned and staged, we would have an evaluation the day after or soon after the event.
During the glory days of the NCAA, Ateneo and San Beda were the giants in the league; as the two winningest schools, they were considered poles apart.
By Isabelle G. Rodolfo
Traditional rivals, these three schools are also seen to have the richest campus cultures. Their individual school spirit is exemplified in their pep squads, which, even if they belong to different leagues, provide the uplift the school needs in and out of basketball season. Hooray for these three high school squads!
4TH WALL Theater Company’s “Rivalry: Ateneo-La Salle The Musical” is back onstage starting Jan. 25, 2013, at the Meralco Theater in Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.