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Its official. Wearing #10 this coming NCAA season. A lot of meaning behind it... S/o to JK Casino for giving it up for me.- Forrester's tweet
Let's take a glimpse again:
John Carlo Lozada and Chris Salvador
Nestea Beach Volley- Luzon-Metro Manila Leg
Hail to the Chiefs!
Arellano, UST rule Nestea volley Manila leg
TANAUAN City: John Carlo Lozada and Chris Salvador of Arellano University proved that height is not might when they led their team to a 21-18, 21-19, win over favored University of Sto. Tomas yesterday to capture the men’s crown of the Metro Manila Leg of the 15th Nestea Beach Volleyball Championship at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) sands court here.
This is the first time that Arellano would join the national championship and test its mettle against the more seasoned and experienced teams from around the country.
“We are not thinking that we are small and they are bigger, we just played hard and gave it our best shot,” said Arellano coach Sherwin Meneses, a member of the Philippine men’s team.
In the women’s division, the UST Lady Spikers avenged the setback of their men’s squad when they thrashed De La Salle-Taft in two straight sets, 21-12, 21-18 to rule the distaff side.
Maruja Banaticla and Judy Ann Caballero established an early 5-0 lead against the tandem of Wensh Jeush Tiu and Kim Fajardo of DLSU and went on to end the finals match in less than an hour.
“They (DLSU) are fast, but we have better defense that’s why we were able to beat them. This is not our best game, there are still many things to improve,” said the team’s 62-year-old coach Emiliano Lontoc. Lontoc’s team will also be competing in the national finals in Boracay on April 19 to 21 for the first time.
Also advancing into the national finals are the pair of Angela Benting and Ma. Paulina Soriano of Adamson Lady Falcons. The duo routed Angelica Legacion and Elaine Sagun of the Arellano University Lady Chiefs 21-14, 21-8, in the battle for third place in the women’s division.
Far Eastern University’s Alvin Avila and Carl Ian de la Calzada beat Adamson University’s John Henrix Competente and Gilbert Longavela 22-20, 23-21 to bag the last slot in the men’s finals.
Arellano, Ateneo bets win in Caoile chess
Posted at 03/27/2012 3:33 PM | Updated as of 03/27/2012 3:33 PM
By: Marlon Bernardino
MANILA, Philippines – Arellano University extended its domination of high school category chess while the Ateneo PRADA Team A was declared the grade school chess team champion in the Pascual Caoile Invitational Chess Team Cup last March 17-18 at the Grade School Cafeteria of the Ateneo de Manila University in Katipunan, Quezon City.
Arellano High School victoriously defended their title with 28.5 points total, while the Ateneo High School Team followed with 24.5 points. La Immaculada Concepcion School Team A trailed close by with 22.5 points.
“I’m very happy we retained the championship this season,” said Arellano Chiefs mentor and National Master Rudy Ibanes. “I hope we continue to perform well despite the tough competition.”
Meanwhile, the top players in the high school division were: Lorenzo Marquez (Board 1, Ateneo High School); Jett Marcos (Board 2, Ateneo High School); Tucker Viernes (Board 3, Arellano University); Kyz Llantada (Board 4, Arellano University); Ynna Sophia Canape (Board 4, Arellano University); and Edil Garcia (Board 6, Arellano University).
Matthew Michael Padilla for winning bronze medal on the 9th World Taekwondo Championship held in Egypt!
Hail to the Chiefs.
Banal Begins Rebuilding Of Arellano
April 7, 2012, 9:57pm
MANILA, Philippines — One of the teams in the NCAA in a continuing search for its true identity, the Arellano University Chiefs effected a major change this season by tapping veteran coach Koy Banal.
Banal, who replaced Leo Isaac, brings with him a solid credential, having won titles as coach in both the UAAP (FEU) and the NCAA (San Beda). He last won a collegiate title with the Red Lions in 2006.
Banal admits though, that the Chiefs first need to rebuild before they hope to contend for the title. Their rebuilding starts by joining the 2012 Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Hanes Cup, which kicks off on April 14 at the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Hanes Cup.
“Nasa rebuilding process pa kami. Maraming nawala, pero marami ring rookies,” Banal said.
Arellano, which has yet to crack the Final Four in the NCAA since joining the league in 2009, opens this season’s campaign with its core of holdovers Rocky Acidre, Vergel Zulueta, Prince Caperal, Ralph Salcedo and the comebacking Ike Ciriacruz.
Gone are Gerald Lapus and Andrian Celada, but Banal is excited about a couple of his new recruits in James Forrester, a forward, and guard AJ Ferjue. Both are Fil-Canadians.
Also back in the tournament which is being held in cooperation with Total Phils., Inc. with major sponsors BDO, Bayo, Molten, Nature’s Spring and Oxycan, are the Lyceum Pirates, the University of Perpetual Help Dalta System Altas and the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals.
In their debut as guest NCAA team last year, the Pirates won seven and lost 11, a decent which tied them for fifth to sixth places with the Mapua Cardinals.
The Pirates likewise lost several key players, but will still have Chris Cayabyab as the top offensive option.
The Altas, meanwhile, will continue to rely on their reliable offensive weapons in Jett Vidal and rising stars Jorge Allen and Justine Alano.
Congratulation to Arellano U's John Lozada and Chris Salvador for reaching the semi-finals of Nestea Beach Volley National Finals after trouncing FEU 21-16, 21-16. Lets also support Koy Banal's Arellano Chiefs debut later at Filoil Arena as they take on LPU pirates @ 1:45pm
Go AU Chiefs proud to be Arellanites here magaling naman talaga ang AU kahit mura lang ang tuition still quality education pa rin
i dont mind kung anu pa ang sabihin nila basta ako taas noo kong sasabihin na tga Arellano University ako
Watch out for Brandon Espiras, a price recruit of Arellano University from Florida, USA
Arellano U wards off Ateneo, bags third win in Martin Cup
MANILA, Philippines - Arellano University held off Ateneo, 85-82, to post its third straight win in the 10th Fr. Martin Division 2 Cup basketball tournament at the TIP gym in Quiapo yesterday.
Al Ho canned in two pressure-packed charities in the closing seconds to secure the victory for the Chiefs, who also drew 21 points from Dionce Holts as they remained unscathed in Group B.
Technological Institute of the Philippines, meanwhile, repelled Angeles University Foundation, 77-65.
The Engineers, led by Jeffrey Yanes’ 18 points, rode on a big third quarter run to beat the AUF side for a 2-3 card in Group A.
In the junior division, Chiang Kai Shek-A (3-0) crushed San Sebastian College, 75-36, while San Benildo (3-1) whipped CKSC-B, 72-56, to show the way in Group A.
The event is backed by Gerry’s Grill and Gloria’s Bulaluhan Restaurant.
[I]MANILA, Philippines - St. Benilde elevated Arellano University’s membership status from associate to regular for its first official action as Season 89 host of the NCAA during yesterday’s turnover rites at the St. Thomas Hall in Letran’s Intramuros campus.
“We’re happy with the approval for permanent member status of Arellano and we congratulate them,” said incoming league president Bro. Dennis Magbanua, FSC, of St. Benilde.
The Arellano Chiefs will thus become the eighth regular active member of the oldest collegiate league. They joined the league in 2009 and met the requirements set by the league for five straight seasons as probationary member.
Magbanua, who will take over from outgoing Bro. Victor Franco as St. Benilde president on May 15, said they hope to sustain the gains of Season 88 under the stewardship of outgoing president Fr. Tamerlane Lana, OP, and Fr. Vic Calvo, OP, of Season 88 host Letran.
“We will make sure our stars will shine in Season 89 and until we reach 100,” said Magbanua, who also revealed the Season 89 theme of “Stars Will Shine in 89” for the coming season tentatively set to open on June 22 at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.
“We will not let you down, I know the team we have at St. Benilde is ready. The Blazers are ready. We will also do our best to retain our No. 1 status,” he added.
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“I feel a sense of relief and gratitude. Relief because we’ve come out of Season 88 as a success and gratitude that so many people helped us,” said Lana.
Under Letran, the league has changed television partner from ABS-CBN to TV 5 and AKTV on IBC 13 and in just a year, it has become the most watched league in the National Capital Region.
“We’re happy we made the decision because the reason we really moved on to another TV partner is we want to be No. 1,” said Calvo.
Watch out for AU's finest recruits james forrester, aj serjue, and frando this coming ncaa season 89! Arellano University is now a regular ncaa member. "Stars will shine @ 89!"
Arellano wins debut, blasts Perpetual Help
Job B. De Leon
April 19, 2013 3:23pm
The Arellano University Chiefs, just a few weeks from being accepted as a permanent member of the NCAA, pummeled league rivals, the University of Perpetual Help System-Dalta Altas, 74-65, to open their respective campaigns in Group A of the FilOil Flying V Hanes Preseason Cup, Friday, at the FilOil Flying V Arena.
The Chiefs led by double digits most of the way, going up by as much as 19 points in the second half. Despite the win, Arellano head coach Koy Banal was unsatisfied with the last few minutes in the fourth despite having virtually won the game.
"I thought we did a good job defensively, but down the stretch we weren't able to hold our own," said Banal. "Last season I tried to convince the players that before we could stop the opponents' fast break, we had to be a fast breaking team."
Arellano University benefited from the services of former JRU Light Bomber Keith Agovida, who returned to the roster after a two-year absence from basketball due to academic issues. "Nakinig siya sa pambobola ko," joked Banal, while stressing that teamwork will be the key in getting to the NCAA Final Four this season.
Levi Hernandez tallied 13 points for the Altas. Giovanni Jalalon and James Forrester had 12 points each and combined for 10 boards. Jalalon also tallied four steals. Agovida added 11 points
The Chiefs looked to score in transition in the first quarter and were the aggressors early on, as Jon Pinto and Keith Agovida led Arellano to a 7-0 start. The Altas then moved away from the block, and Harold Arboleda and Joel Jolangcob made consecutive treys to cut the deficit to one with six minutes to play.
However, those would be the only field goals Perpetual Help would score in the quarter. Arellano closed the period on a 19-4 run, backed by James Forrester and Levi Hernandez combining for 11 points. The pair drained three three-pointers while the rest of the Chiefs drew contact inside to post a 26-12 advantage after the first ten minutes.
The Altas pushed back in the second quarter, as their penetration put the Chiefs in the penalty halfway through the period. Perpetual Help cut the lead to single digits on an and-one play by Nosa Omorogbe, 28-20, but they fell away anew as they couldn't keep Giovanni Jalalon out of the lane. The point guard scored six of the the Chiefs' next eight points, while Perpetual blanked from the field, 40-24.
Juneric Baloria ended the Altas' quarter on a positive note, finding a rare open court lay-up to beat the buzzer. Baloria's lay-up was Perpetual Help's first field goal since two and a half minutes in the quarter as they trailed at halftime, 43-26.
Arellano made 14-of-34 from the field in the first half (41 percent) while Perpetual Help shot a miserable 5-of-27 clip (19 percent). The Chiefs also had a 12-5 margin in turnover points as a result of forcing the Altas into 16 miscues, compared to only seven of their own.
Baloria carried the Altas in the third quarter as he found easy points in transition, helping them cut their deficit to 13 points with four minutes to play, on charities by Jay Ylagan, 51-39. But Perpetual Help couldn't help themselves, as misses from the free throw line and defensive lapses allowed the Chiefs to counter. Zachary Nicholls drained a trey for Arellano to reinstate a 17-point lead with a minute remaining, before a Jolangcob basket and Omorogbe charities ended the fourth quarter, 58-45.
The Chiefs gave no quarter in the final period and opened up a 19-point lead, 66-47, on a Hernandez bucket with under seven minutes to play. Perpetual Help, who couldn't come up with consistent stops on defense, rallied late to close the margin.
Arellano ended with a 24-of-72 mark from the field overall (33 percent), while the Altas were 14-of-53 (26 percent). The Chiefs also led in turnover points (23-6) and fast break points (17-9).
Juneric Baloria led all scorers with 22 points. Nosa Omorogbe tallied 15 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, while Harold Arboleda added 14 points and six rebounds. - AMD, GMA News