Monday, August 30, 2010

STI Anniversary Celebration Highlights

The Tabulation Team

Battle of the Bands

JAM's Tracy Abad helped
in out the emceeing chores

Hataw Sayaw Judges

Mr. & Ms. STI 2010 emcess
Mr. NAASCU 2009 Martin Antonio and
Ms. Earth 2008 Karla Henry

former Ms. STI Jeanne Harn

Formal Wear Competition

MS. STI Candidates
in their formal wear

Matt Evans serenades
Ms. STI Candidates

Ms. STI Top 5 Finalists

Mah Gurls were there
to support me

Last year's Runner up Bea Sunga
with the Pogi

Ms. Philippines-Earth 2007 Jeanne Harn and
Ms. Philippines-Earth 2010 Psyche Resus with
Mr. Solar System..Aga

My bestfriend Louise
showing off her curves

The goddesses of bellydance with
the god of handsomeness

Talent Search 2010

One of the highlights of the STI celebration is the talent search portion which has the Battle of the Bands, STI Idol Solo Singing Competition, the Hataw Sayaw Dance Competition and the search for Mr. & Ms. STI 2010. Here are some highlights and winners












MR. AND MS. STI 2010

4th Runner-up
Genaro Pasag (STI College Calamba) &
Jewel Orojuela (STI College Cubao)

3rd Runner-up
Emmanuel Adigue (STI College Las Piñas) &
Angela Valdes (STI College Meycauayan)

2nd Runner -up
Chiba Kunihide (STI College Cubao) &
Karen Castro (STI College Recto)

1st Runner -up
Jay-Ar Reyes (STI College Shaw)
Charistelle Lacsamana (STI College Angeles)

Mr. & Ms. STI
Kristophe Klinefelter (STI College Alabang) &
Angela Luz Abualatta (STI College Global City)

Monday, August 23, 2010

STI 27th Anniversary Website

To be able to relay to STI students the bigness of our celebration, competition and network the STI 27th Anniversary has created a website. This site will house all the competitions relating to the STI Talent Search and soon the Tagisan ng Talino. Do check out the site, just click the image above or go to

Blue Eagles exact revenge

His game long brilliance gave the Eagles the win

A lot of Blue Eagle fans were saying that if Kirk Long did not foul out of the first round game against the De La Salle Green Archers, the Blue Eagles would have escaped defeat. That loss to their arch-rivals was so painful that Blue Eagles had a hard time accepting it since it was the first loss in 6 games which is barely two years. Long this time around played the whole game without a foul and became the fireman as scored 22 points on 4 of 5 shooting from beyond the arc to lead the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a resounding 74 - 57 victory over the De La Salle Green Archers. Long scored 15 first half points with 11 coming in the first quarter when the Blue Eagles unleashed a 15 -0 run that opened the game apart with which the Green Archers never recovered.

The Blue Eagle defense

The Eagles were on the verge of being blanked for the first time by their Taft counterparts, the last time the Blue Eagles were winless against DLSU in one season was in 2005, Coach Norman's first year, since then they have been 10 - 4, including this win. The Blue Eagles did their homework, they beat the DLSU press and kept their shooters from hitting those 3 pointer. Samuel Marata, the hero from the first round encounter scored only 4 points, their go to guy Joshua Webb scored only 2 points and their vaunted second unit were all lured to the defensive trap that the Eagles unleashed in this game.

Emman attracts the DLSU defense

Ably backing up Long was rookie Art de la Cruz Jr. who is slowly becoming another weapon for the Blue Eagles, de la Cruz scored 10 points and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Ryan Buenafe on the other hand was his usual self, scoring nine points, issuing 6 assists, getting 5 rebounds and even defending well as he blocked a shot by Jarelan Tampus. Unfortunately he was called for a technical foul for taunting Tampus. Blue Eagle forward Nico Salva had a hard time getting his game going as he was whistled for two early fouls that sent him to the bench. Nevertheless he still scored 7 points and was a bull on defense.

Blue Eagles rejoice

Coach Norman Black emphasized the clamp down on the Archers shooters as the team in Green shot only 2 of 18 from beyond the arc. The three point shot is a big weapon in the Green Archers offensive arsenal. Much worse was their 15 of 29 shooting from the free throw line. The Green Archer's cool power forward Maui Villanueva typified the Archer's struggles from the line as he went 1 of 8 from the stripe. By the time the last five minutes of the game was on hand, the game was beyond recall. Even the efforts of third year forward Jovet Mendoza who exploded for 20 points in the second half was not enough to bail the unsynced Green Archers. This win put the Blue Eagles in solo second place.

Former Blue Eagles Larry Fonacier & LA Tenorio


Long 22, Dela Cruz 10, Buenafe 9, Salva 7, Monfort 7, Salamat 6, Golla 6, Austria 3, Escueta 2, Chua 2, Erram 0, Tiongson 0.


Mendoza 20, Villanueva 7, Andrada 6, Tampus 5, Tolentino 5, Atkins 5, Marata 4, Dela Paz 3, Webb 2, Vosotros 0, Paredes 0, Elorde 0, Feredinand 0, Banal 0.

Quarter scores: 19-11, 39-21, 61-40, 74-57.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Olympians beat Titans in Subic

Maclean scores off a pass from Storm
Bautista cans a three pointer

GONE IN 60 seconds. That can be an apt title to the much awaited Cyber wars as the STI College Olympians got the upperhand against their rivals, the AMA Computer University Titans as the Olympians dictated the tempo in the first quarter and never looked back as they hacked out a 61-41 win at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Gym in Subic Olongapo. It was the only out of town game for the season for the NAASCU as all six teams played at the SBMA Gym. The Olympians opened the first four minutes with a 5 – 2 lead and then clamped on defense on the hapless Titans to secure a 20 – 8 first quarter lead. The game also featured the much awaited match up of the two Cameroonian imports of the NAASCU – Henri Atanga Betayene of STI College and Aziz Mbomiko of AMACU. Seeing the two dark skinned Cameroonians battle for every possession while they were inside the court is reminiscent of the PBA Wars. It’s just like watching the PBA with their imports inside the court. Betayene was a monster on the boards and just about changed almost every shot hurled inside the shaded lane. Betayene, together with Maclean Sabellina underscored the OIympian’s defense by blocking at least four shots each. This defense led to a 41- 21 lead at the half.

Gabo passes the ball to Cedric Ablaza who scores off the drive

At the start of the third quarter, everyone was anticipating the Olympians to put their offensive gear up another notch but unfortunately the Olympians offense was in disarray. The Titans opened the quarter with eight consecutive points to lower the cut their deficit 41 – 29. The efficient offensive flow of the Olympians went sour as they could not buy a basket for eight minutes! If they were going up against other teams, the Olympians would have been buried alive but fortunately their defense once again worked wonders and when they finally scored on two fastbreaks and a buzzer beating three pointer by Jerald Bautista the Olympians were back on the groove and ended the quarter on top by 16 points. By the time the fourth quarter started everything was moot and academic as the Titans never had a chance in this game as the Olympians coasted to a 20 point victory to get a hold of a tie for 2nd place.

Six foot three Forward Cedric Ablaza and veteran forward Gerald Bautista once again topscored for the Olympians with 13 points each. Center Maclean Sabellina made up for his so – so performance against the UM Hawks by swatting countless shots and scoring points off nice passes and tear drop shots. He scored 10 points. Betayene, sore knees and all did not make much offensively but is still the big intimidating man in the middle whose defensive presence changed the complexion of the game.


Ablaza 13, Bautista 13, Sabellina 10, Morales 7, Ihalas 7, Daguplo 4, Gabo 3, Melano 2, Betayene 2, Bocablo 0, Riva 0, Po 0, Villadoz 0,

AMACU (41)

Ibarra 7, Edibag 7, dela Rosa 7, Mbomiko 5, Mangalindan 4, Maravilla 4, Narag 4, Regala 2, Matias 2, Cabico 0, Alvarado 0, del Rosario 0

Quarterscores: 20 – 8, 41 – 21, 48 – 32 , 61 - 41

Sunday, August 15, 2010

REDEMPTION for Junior Olympians

Arvin Sarmiento on the defense

Coming off a loss in their last outing, the STI College Junior Olympians came back strong, stumbled for a bit but regained their bearing as they outlasted the stubborn stand of the San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite Junior Baycats 68 - 61. The Olympians leaned on the hot shooting of the La Union duo of Ervin Silverie and Vincent Amparo who hit 5 three pointers as Silverie hit two in the first half while Amparo hit two crucial ones in the second half.

Paul Sabacahan scores after being fouled

The Junior Olympians started hot as Silverie went two of three from way beyond the arc and the defense of the Olympians made it hard for the Junior Baycats to penetrate. STI College center Elmer Labis was the focal point of the Junior Olympians defense as he changed a lot of shots of the Junior Baycats while swatting 9 shots. After one quarter the Junior Olympians were on top 19 – 10 and was still on top after the first half 32 - 18.

Center Elmer Labis scores on a dunk

By the third quarter the Junior Olympians were threatening to blow the game open until the Junior Baycats made a last stand to salvage a win. Leading 51 – 38, the Baycats employed a crippling full court press that gave the cavite based recoletos the lead 55 -54 with three minutes and 25 seconds to go. The fourth quarter had the makings of another monumental breakdown for the Junior Olympians in the last two minutes but they eventually recovered their bearing just in the nick of time. With the score tied at 57 – all, Junior Olympian Forward John Pariñas scored on two straight ten foot jumpers to give the Junior Olympians enough breathing room which eventually turned into a win.

One of Elmer Labis 8 blocked shots

It was the fourth time the Junior Olympians lost a lead as with the last one ending up in a loss to their rival AMA Junior Titans. The Junior Olympians improve to 3 wins and a loss and is raring to test league leading CEU Junior Scorpions next week.

STI (68)

Silverie 15, Pariñas 10, Amparo 8, Sanchez 7, Sabacahan 6, Labis 4,Sarmiento 4, Ortega 4, Untalan 4, Dulalia 3, Intong 2, Saldaña 0

SSC-R (61)

Barnales 19, Victa 12, Enriquez 11, Eugenio 6, Monera 5, Cruz 2, Pono 2, Alcober 2, Macaraig 2, Cruz 0

Quarter scores

19 – 10, 32 – 18, 46 – 36, 68 – 6 1

Ervin Silverie topscored
for the Junior Olympians

Monday, August 9, 2010

Because I need to see
the Philippines growing
into the best nation it can be.

Because I need to be a part
of a home in harmony
within a stable & sustainable community.

Because I need to grow
in an Academic Body
that values knowledge & integrity.

All the changes I want to see,
I'll start with me.
Because I am We,
I am I,
I am Citizen STI.

STI 27th Anniversary Celebration
August 27, 2010
@ Enchanted Kingdom
Gates open @ 7:00 AM

See You There!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Junior Olympians beat Junior Saints for 2nd win

Elmer Labis wins the tap

In just the second game of this year’s STI College Junior Olympians, they have already surpassed last year’s win record. Center Elmer Labis made sure that the Junior Olympians would not falter as he scored 14 points to help the Junior Olympians recover from a monumental collapse to win against the St. Clare College Junior Saints 63 – 57 at the STI Gym at the fort in Taguig City. More than his scoring, the defensive presence of Labis was all the young Olympians needed to salvage the win.

Jason Intong for two

The Olympians started the game like a house on fire as they raced to a 17 - 9 first quarter lead mainly on the timely hits of Labis and the scoring of point guard Charlon Untalan. The Junior Olympians were in control of game but the Junior Saints kept on coming back as they cut the lead in the second quarter 24- 20. In came La Union shooter Erven Silverie as he found himself open most of the time as Labis was double teamed. The 16 year old Silverie scored 12 points on four three point shots as he gave the Junior Olympians breathing room after the Junior Saints came close, the half ended with the Junior Olympians on top 35 – 30.

Mark Dulalia scores

The third quarter saw the Junior Olympians start in a maze of errors that made the Junior Saints come back and take the lead. From a 30 – 35, the Junior Saints clamped down on the STI team as they uncorked an 11 – 0 run to give them a six point lead. The Olympians did not know what hit them as they went scoreless for six minutes until Pari Pariñas scored on two free throws. The team was pulverized by the Saints defense as the STI team failed to counter the St Clare attack. After that tumultuous third quarter, STI Coach Raymond Tiongson brought in the two team spark plugs, Elmer Labis and Jerome Ortega. Ortega’s no nonsense defense created opportunities for the STI team as he dictated the tempo of the game through his defense. With the score tied at 53 – all with 3:09 left in the game, the Junior Olympians uncorked a 10 – 4 wind up anchored on Labis as the STI team booked their second straight win. Next stop, the AMACU Junior Titans.

Junior Olympian defense


Labis 14, Silverie 12, Untalan 9, Dulalia 8, Ortega 5, Amparo 4, Sanchez 3, Sabacahan 3, INtong 2, Pariñas 2,Saldaña 0,

ST. CLARE (57)

Albalos 13, Mercado 9, Paltao 8, Barte 7, Macapulay 7, de Mesa 6, Pantanugan 3, Federez 2,

Quarter scores: 17 – 9, 35 – 30, 42 - 49, 63 - 57

Charlon Untalan with a basket