Saturday, February 27, 2016

Davaoenos embrace the 21st STI NYC

STI College Cotabato students pause for a picture before the start of the Davao NYC 

 Pearly Tampipi of STI College Davao leads the delegate to a prayer through her song

No Black out can deter STI College Davao Deputy School Administrator Allan Gonzales from welcoming all delegates to the 21st STI NYC in Davao City 

Dustin Masancy explains the basics of IMPROV and then asks STIers to volunteer for a simple game on Improv. 

John Paul "JP" Sibug of Microsoft Philippines explains that with the right software, any device can be the right tool. 

Dr. Ricky Bunag came out with remarkable one liners and valuable insights in inspiring the STIers to become Innovators in his final talk in the 21st STI NYC.

Ms. Tinette Cortes inspires STIers by sharing valuable lessons on how she became a successful managing director of her consultancy business. 

Multi-awarded Singer Songwriter Joey Ayala holds his water up high to the cheers of the STIers from Davao, San Francisco, Cotabato and Tagum as Joey's songs and stories gives STiers another example of Innovation.

To close the Southern Mindanao trip of the 21st STI NYC, Television Personality Michael Angelo Lobrin cant stop talking about numerous ways to become an Innovator. Michael Angelo sights focus as a very important part of being an Innovator.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

21st STI NYC in Gen. Santos City overwhelming

STI College Gen. Santos students excited to partake of the 21st STI NYC

The ICT Speakers pose before the 21st STI NYC at Green Leaf Hotel in Gen. Santos City

Ms. May Aranguez of STI College Gen Santos invites everyone to sing the Invocation Hymn with her

STI College Gen. Santos Deputy School Administrator Ms. Roda Cabuga welcomes delegate of the 21st STI NYC from Gen. Santos City, Koronadal and Tacurong.

IdeaSpace's Dustin Masancay Says " In life there are no mistakes, only opportunities"

"Productivity is the engine of human progress" is what JP Sibug of Microsoft shared during the convention.

As Innovator, Ricky Bunag says - "We celebrate Failure and we reward Success!" 

For Ms. Tinette Cortes, Servant Leadership and an Attitude for gratitude is a good way to become successful in whatever field you may be.

Bro. Velden Lim says that "The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg!" It is never the situation that you are in, its always your choice!"

Students from STI College Tacurong dance to the tune of Michael Jackson's songs as the delegates wait for the next speaker

Barely making it to Gen.Santos City and to the Green Leaf hotel, Television personality Michael Angelo tells STIer's to never miss out on life.

STI College Gen. Santos dancers spice up the STI NYC

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 STI NBT Day1 Luzon 3 action: Las Pinas outlasts Fariview


The last game of the day proved to be a game of runs and spurts as STI College Las Piñas withstood the gallant stand of STI College Fairview to eke out a hard earned 92 – 86 win. .  Second Year forward Christopher Jutie led all scorers with 22 points while Dalton Balidoy ably supported him with 19 markers. STI College Fairview was led by Junior guard Paolo Pulido with 18 points.

STI College Las Piñas, a team with seven freshmen, used grit, patience and perseverance to outlast their opponents for what they lacked in experience they compensated with their determination and tenacity especially in defense. In the end, their persistence paid off as they collected their first win in the tournament.

The game started with STI College Fairview scoring like a house on fire as they took an early 12 – 5 lead and was threatening to widen their lead as Pulido and Colcol torched the nets. Coach Narvasa called time-out and the Las Piñas cagers slowly ate up the Fairview lead to end the first quarter only down by three 13 – 16.  

In the second quarter, STI College Las Piñas worked hard to pressure the Farivew team and the result were turnovers and fastbreaks in favor of the Las Pinas boys.   Jutie and Paolo Negrido combined for 15 points for the STI College Las Piñas as their team scored 23 points and limited STI College Fairview to only 14 for a 33 – 30 halftime lead.

When all was lost for STI College Fairview, they suddenly unleashed a 10 – 0 run to erase a 13- point 62 – 49 lead at the start of the fourth quarter.  Fourth year forward Gerald Gonzales ignited that run that prompted STI College Las Piñas to call time once again to regroup.  The Las Piñas boys then unleashed hell as Balidoy, Jutie together with shifty guard Joemarei dela Cruz went back to their vaunted pressure defense to increase their lead to 86 – 71 with two minutes left. 

With their backs against the wall, the Fairview team refused to wilt by pressuring their opponents that eventually led to turnovers. STI College Fairview went to Mark Dumon and Paolo Pulido in the stretch as the duo connived for another 12 – 0 run to cut the lead once again to just three points with thirty seconds left in the game.  Jerome Faelden eventually scored the insurance basket as he found himself alone underneath the basket that gave the southern team breathing room until the buzzer sounded.



Jutie 22, Balidoy  19, Faelden 17, Negrido 10, Dela Cruz 9, Rico 8, Kento 4,Ruallo 2 Gutay 0, Vanderlipe 0, Ocampo 0, Pascual 0, Kento 0,

Pulido 18, Colcol 16, Gonzales 12, Dumon 12, Galvez 10, Natanauan 7, Vallinas 6, Cuaton 2, Valencia 2,  Jiao 0,

Quarter Scores:  13 – 16, 36 – 30, 62 – 49, 91 - 85

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2016 STI NBT Day1 Luzon 2 action: Santa Rosa beats Marikina


STI College Santa Rosa opened the 2016 National Basketball Tournament season with a big win over STI College Marikina 90 – 41.  Coming off a forgettable 2015 season, the Laguna based Santa Rosa squad is a team on a mission this year. Their core guards are back while their frontline are all beefed up for the Santa Rosa team to get back to the top of STI Basketball. 

Leading the way in their 49 point win was last year’s mythical 5 selectees, June Aliparo and Robert Guerrero who chipped in 21 and 19 points respectively.  Ably supporting them is bull strong rookie John Mark Adato who muscled his way to score 13 points and lead point guard Jhon Brianth Ursua who scored mostly on drives to the basket.

The Laguna based Santa Rosa team was like a well-oiled machine as they pummeled their opponents from start to finish and just like that they barely looked like they sweated.  After the first quarter, the Marikina team scored just 2 points, and to make matter worse gave up 35 more points in the second quarter. The game was quite beyond recall by the third quarter as the Laguna team raced to a 46 point lead.

STI College Marikina was led by the duo of Jethro Riosa and John Harold Rivera who both chipped in 11 points apiece. Team Marikina eventually burst the bubble in the fourth quarter as they scored 22 points after scoring only 19 in the first three quarters.  It was a rousing start for STI College Santa Rosa team as their newcomers blended well to complement their veterans. 

Aliparo 21, Guerrero 19, Adato 13, Ursua 11, Romualdo 7, Hercia Jes. 6, Hercia Jer. 4, Fabic 4, Lizen 2, Romero 0, Fudotan 0, Ibarra 0,

Riosa 11, Rivera 11, Mendoza 9, de Gracia 6, Floreta 2, Lorenzo 2, Cayosa 0, Custodio 0, Bonza 0, Isip 0,
Quarter Scores:  17 – 2, 52 – 10, 65 – 19, 90 - 41


21st STI NYC in Metro Manila through the eyes of STIers

Monday, February 8, 2016

2016 STI NBT Day1 Luzon 1 action: Taft over Bacoor


STI College Taft opened the 2016 STI National Basketball Tournament with a 68 – 65 win over a hard fighting STI College Bacoor team.  John Gilbert Amante waxed hot in the first quarter as he buried four three point shots to single handedly outscored the STI College Bacoor team 14 – 13.  

The hot start gave the Manila based Taft team a nine point lead after one quarter. STI Colllege Bacoor woke up and countered during the second quarter with Carlo Turla and Gerald Tuiroc combining to cut down the STI College Taft lead to 31 – 33 at the end of the First half.

In the third quarter, Amante once again carried the fight for the STI College Taft cagers as he added two more three pointers, scored nine points of his game high 28 in the third quarter. Tuiroc on the other hand led a balanced attack by the STI College Bacoor dribblers as they ended they caught up with the Taft team and ended the third quarter tied 46 – all.  

In the fourth quarter, both teams fought on equal grounds with STI College Taft leaning on Patrick Mendoza, Abby Bascarra and Karlo Buenviaje. On the other hand, the Cavite Based Bacoor team had Carlo Turla, Gian Garcia and Joshua Lloter countering back.  

In the end, STI College Taft proved it’s much steadier by overcoming cramps and a spirited drive by the Bacoor team to eke out the win. Lanz Cielo eventually sank the insurance basket to give the Manila based Taft squad their first win.

The Scores:

Amante 28, Bascara 14, Buenviaje 10, Mendoza 6, Cielo 5, Rodilla 2, Macalino 2, Bondoc 1, Ganzon 0, Gabrino 0, Cuello 0,

Tuiroc 14, Garcia 11, Turla 9, Lloter 9, Dumag 8, Herrera 6, Manuel 5, OBlido 2,  Francisco 1, De Luna 0, Jimenez 0,
Quarter Scores:  21 - 13, 33 – 31, 46 -  46, 68 – 65


Saturday, February 6, 2016

STI National Basketball Tournament 2016 Season is now open

The 2016 STI National Basketball Tournament opened last February 6, 2016 with three games in Metro Manila and one game in Mindanao. This nationwide basketball tournament will feature 51 STI teams from the three Regions with 35 teams in Luzon, six teams from the Visayas and another 10 in Mindanao with a total of six hundred STIer’s playing in this event.  STI College Taft squeaked past STI College Bacoor 68 – 65, STI College Santa Rosa beat STI College Marikina 90 – 41 while STI College Las Pinas outlasted STI College Fairview 91 – 86 in the Luzon games. In the lone Mindanao game, STI College Cagayan de Oro beat newcomer STI College Pagadian 95 – 62.

The STI National Basketball Tournament has various formats in determining the final eight teams that will play in the National Finals.  In Luzon, the 35 teams are bracketed into eight different divisions. For Luzon 1 to 4, with most teams coming from Metro Manila, four to five teams comprise each division with three teams advancing to the second round after a one round elimination. For Luzon 5 to 8, four teams comprise each division and the four teams will play a knock-out format with one team advancing to the second. In the second round, all sixteen teams advancing from the previous round will be seeded from 1 to 16 depending on their performance in the first round. They will play in a knock-out game with the pairing having the top team (#1) play the lowest seeded team (#16). This is similar to the US NCAA Sweet Sixteen format. The winners then advance to the third round with the top seeded (#1) team battling the lowest seeded (#8) team. The four winners will advance to the National Finals while the losing teams (4 teams) will face each other for the remaining two slots.

In the Visayas and Mindanao regions the teams will play the knock-out format with one team representing the Visayas and another one representing Mindanao in the National Finals. The Visayas region is divided into two divisions with three teams each. The winners of each division will then face each other to determine the team that will represent the Visayas region.  In the Mindanao region the ten teams are divided into the four divisions and the knock-out format will also be used to determine the teams advancing to the second round.  In the second round, the four remaining teams will play a knock –out match with the top two teams playing against each other for the right to represent the Mindanao region.

In the National finals, the eight teams are divided into two groups and will play a one round elimination. After the one round elimination there will be a cross-over semifinals with the top teams in both groups playing the second placed team from the other group. The winner will then play in a one game championship, the losing teams will battle for third place. All games in the National finals will be played at the newly built Eusebio H. Tanco Gymnasium from April 11 to 15, 2016. The STI National Basketball Tournament is part of STI’s student development program.  STI holds Academic Competitions, Talent competitions, Visual Arts competitions and now Sports competitions which helps strengthen STI’s holistic approach to student development.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Day 5: STI NYC in Metro Manila

STIers take a minute to take photos at the big photo wall outside the Aliw Theatre

The STI Hataw Sayaw 2016 Champions, the Balaraw Dance Group from STI College Balagtas show their wares as they interpret the Invocation Hymn

The STI Education Services Group Vice- President of Academics, LLoyd C. Bautista welcomes STI delegates attending the convention.

IdeaSpace Goldy Yancha talks about the Innovator's character and encourages STIers to become Innovators

John Paul "JP" Sibug of Microsoft talks about the partnership of his company and STI. At the same time he talks about four pillars of Innovation in Microsoft

Speaking last among 16 speakers in the Metro Manila week-long NYC, STI Education Services Group's Senior School Administrator, Stanley Dimain gives students tips on how to become an Innovator.