Friday, February 8, 2019

23rd STI NYC in Gen. Santos City

STI Delegates getting ready for the convention

The Invocation Prayer led by Mr. IAN SUBALDO of STI College Gen. Santos

STI College Gen. Santos School Adminnistrator Ms. Roda Cabuga welcomes all delegates to the convention 
 Motiv8 training and Development Inc. President & CEO Ms. Michelle Defensor talks to STIers and tells them that you cannot give what you do not have.

Fired up Human Resource Training Services Presidenrt & CEO, Mr. Velden Lim tells STiers to take everything one step at a time. 

2016 STI Singing Idol Second Runner-up Michaela Gift Grecia of STI College Gen. Santos entertains the crowd with her very ethereal voice.
Speakers pose with the winner of the STI NYC Raffle

Thursday, February 7, 2019

23rd STI NYC in Davao City

STI Students are pumped up and ready to witness the convention

STI College Davao Deputy School Administrator, Ms. Ann Dalogdog delivers the Welcome remarks and welcomes STIers from Southern Mindanao.

TrainStation President and CEO Ms. Carelle Mangaliag points STIers to the right direction as she discusses How Gen Z students can overcome their negative programming.

Bro. Velden Lim shares the secret to success to STIers through his talk "Small acts matter!"

STI students getting inspired as the convention goes by

STIers participate in one of the activities of the speakers

Monday, January 21, 2019

23rd STI NYC in Legazpi

STI College Legazpi students open the 23rd STI NYC with a prayer song.
Anacel Celadinia of STI College Legazpi sings the Philippine National anthem
STI College Legazpi Deputy School Administrator Ms. May Anne Vasquez welcomes all the delegates to the STI NYC.

"You can choose what you want to see" Motiv8 President & CEO, Ms. Michelle Defensor talks to STIers and shares valuable lessons with her talk "Gen Z on Ground Z"

Fired up Human resources training President & CEO, Bro. Velden Lim asks STI'ers "How are you spending your time?" during the STI NYC In Legazpi
STI College Legazpi students perform an intermission number
Yours truly and NYC Speakers answer questions from the students
STIers sing the STI HYMN

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The STI National Youth Convention is back

The STI National Youth Convention is back and is raring to give STIers another way to extend their knowledge. The Convention will open on January 18, 2019 at Hotel St. Ellis in Legazpi city and will go through Visayas and Mindanao and culminate in the first week of March 2019. This year's theme is STI'ers: Advocates of Transformation by doing small things that matter. See you all in the NYC.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Blue Eagles are back to back champs!

The Ateneo Blue Eagles secured their 10th UAAP Men's Basketball title by beating the UP Maroons in Game 2 of the Season 81 Finals. Its back to back for the Hail Mary squad.

Thirdy Ravena was a cut above the rest and a man among boys as he scored 38 points in one of the best finals performances in the past three decades. Thirdy earned his second Finals MVP. 

Just one of many dunks by the Ivory Tower Angelo Kouame who bounced back in Game 2 to score 22 points, he also pulled down 20 rebounds and had 2 blocks. 

The Captain Anton Asistio ended his 18 year stay at the Ateneo with back to back titles. His long bombs and superb defense will definitely be missed.

Another solid outing for Raffy Verano as he scored 11 points on 71% shooting and his all out hustle spelled doom for the Maroons. 

This match up between Tyler Tio and Juan Gomez de Liano is one for the books. Tyler will always have the advantage in this Tio on Juan!

Rookie SJ Belangel carried over his spunk to the Seniors team as he ignited the second team's offense while Matt & Tyler were resting.

Another day in the office for Isaac Go as he sinks this casual three point shot

Once again, another stellar performance by Matt Nieto in this series. He did not score much in Game 2 but his defense and playmaking helped Ateneo reach the top once again.

"In TAB we TRUST!" 

The Ateneo Sixth Man - Outnumbered but not outcheered!

Thanks to the Ateneo Sports Shooters for their pictures.
Phillip Sison, Joji Lapuz, Leo Lopez and Zach Garcia
Thanks for your images.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody the return of Freddie M.

As a kid I have always admired Freddie Mercury as a singer and the band Queen for their music. I cannot even count the countless times i have played "Bohemian Rhapsody" and their other songs like We will Rock You, Another one Bites the Dust, Radio Gaga and my favorite Don't stop me now. Its just great to watch this movie and sing out loud in the movie house. A must watch for people of my generation, Queen still rocks!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Talent Search 2018 - Celebrating the Best and Brightest

STI starts its 2018 Talent Search season which will culminate on October 5, 2018 at the Enchanted Kingdom. More than 5,000 students nationwide join this yearly competition to select the Best student ambassadors.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

STI WNU wins 2nd NBT Title


The Return of the King. When the final buzzer sounded last year during the 2016 – 2017 STI National Basketball Tournament Championship game, the reigning champions STI West Negros were dethroned by a determined STI College Santa Rosa team.  In that game, it was evident that the Laguna based cagers had more firepower than their Bacolod counterparts. This was the second time that the Bacolod team fell short against the Santa Rosa team.

Renz Solomon brought STI WNU 
to greater heights

As the West Negros team prepared for this season, the three remaining pioneers of STI WNU’s first NBT team, Renz Solomon, Charry Cadase and Rouichi Belocura vowed to get back what is rightfully theirs. First stop was beating STI College Santa Rosa in a highly defensive double overtime game. A day after they got back their title as they recovered in the nick of time during crunch time to beat STI College Balagtas 85 – 83 to become the first team to win the NBT twice.

Adjie for two

Renz Solomon got things going in the first few minutes of the game as he scored twelve of the first 14 points of STI WNU as he connected on two lay-ups, two free throws and two three pointers to give the Bacolod team an early 14 – 8 lead in the first minutes of the game as Solomon outscored the entire STI College Balagtas team in the early goings of the game. That eventually woke up the Balagtas defense and triggered their offense as they kept the game close in the first quarter with STI WNU taking a 23 – 19 lead.
Oraye scores to help his team 
get back into the game

STI West Negros would eventually dictate the tempo in the second quarter as they opened the 2nd canto with an 11 – 0 run to put the West Negros team ahead 34 – 19 after three and a half minutes of play. After that, STI College Balagtas countered with a 12 – 2 run in the next three minutes to come to within five 36 – 31. Then STI WNU ended the quarter with a 6 – 0 run that had the West Negros team completely ahead 42 – 31.

Louie Badilles on the fastbreak

Like what most fans say, Basketball is a game or runs which was evident in the second half. STI West Negros started off with a 4 – 0 run to make the Bacolod team completely in command of the game with a 15 point lead 46 – 31 in the 9 minute mark. Acting like true champions, STI College Balagtas fought back again to erase that fifteen point deficit and tied the count at 52 – all as Jherome Mulano continued his game long brilliance by scoring 14 big points in that rally. Belocura then led a 10 – 4 closing run to end the quarter still ahead 62 – 56.
The Mythical 5 (L-R)
Angelito Oraye (Balagtas) Philip Majometano (WNU) Renz Solomon (WNU) Louie Badilles (WNU) Jayson Maglalang (Balagtas)

In the final canto both teams would try hard not to give each other some breathing room because of the defense. STI College Balagtas came back to life after STI WNU threatened to put the game away. Mulano and Oraye punctured the whole from thereon which resulted in STI College Balagtas cacthing up at 78 – all. It was at this juncture  that the clutch plays of Rouichi Belocura was witnessed. Belocura sank the game saving three pointer then Louie Badilles scored on a follow up to put the West Negros team ahead 83 - 78. Solomon would eventually seal the outcome with his free throw after STI College Balagtas turned the ball over in what would’ve been their game saving shot.
STI NBT 2017 - 2018 Season MVP
Renz Solomon

The Return of the King will be hard pressed to repeat next year as King Solomon, Cadase and Belocura will not be eligible next year. But the trio will always remember that they brought two titles to STI WNU and will be missed on how they made the STI WNU the best STI team in the whole country.

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STI College Santa Rosa cops third

STI College Santa Rosa
STI NBT 2nd Runner-up

In one weekend, STI College Santa Rosa lost the top seeding in Group A and eventually lost its title. In their last game of the season the Laguna based squad quickly recovered their broken pieces and beat STI College Global City 94 - 83 to get third place of the STI National Basketball Tournament which was held at the Eusebio H. Tanco Gym in STI College Ortigas-Cainta.

Aliparo for three!!! 
This phrase will always be part of the NBT 

In his last game in the STI NBT, one of the leagues most prolific scorers, June Aliparo scattered 17 points as he went 3 for 9 beyond the arc in what is most probably his most relaxed game considering that the past two games all his defenders were literally in his face. Aliparo was last year's MVP and two time Mythical 5 selectee. The league will miss all his booming threes and clutch plays that has become his signature and who could forget his 37 point explosion in the Finals last year.
Tabudlong will be a big part of Global City's future

On the other side of the fence, also playing his last game was 2015 Mythical 5 selectee and part of the 2015 STI College Global City Champion team, Mike Sampurna scored 23 points in his farewell game. Although he led the charge of mostly with mostly newbies backing him up, he is confident that his team's time will come as he leaves his team of rookies with great hopes and good advices on how to get to the top.

Mike Sampurna's legendary acts will always be remembered in the NBT

Usually, the battle for third is a game without emotion. Teams that play are the ones that emotionally played their hearts out during the cross-over semifinals but still fell short. The game was quite like that as both teams just traded runs and baskets for the first half. The first quarter ended with both teams tied 19 - all. When the first half ended both teams were still tied at 40 - all.

Kent Fabic soars for this one

In the third quarter, STI College Santa Rosa finally made their move and their vaunted offense went full throttle. June Aliparo hit three jumpers, two free throws and two three pointers to score 14 points in the quarter and fuel the Santa Rosa offense that had the rest of the team contribute. Rookie Airon Lugar, who will most probably be next year's go to guy, also added four points in this quarter.

Airon Lugar will be returning next year 
to lead STI College Santa Rosa

STI College Global City staged a comeback in the fourth quarter but was quite half-baked and was easily quelled by the former champs. In the end, the more experienced team prevailed over the young guns. And like what they say, teams don't lose, but only learn from other teams and eventually try to mirror their success. Congrats to both teams for a season well played.

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