UST Growling Tigers may not be the best team this UAAP Season 79 and I am not that confident that they’ll have a finals appearance again. We lost some key players in the name of Kevin Ferrer, Ed Daquioag and Karim Abdul. That’s my same feeling and thought from the past seasons but what happened is that they always have finals appearance and always ends up a little short for the title. I don’t want to push down the team but that’s the reality. Even though they always end up as runner ups, I am still proud to be a Thomasian and will always be faithful to UST.
PPP: Pride, Puso, Palaban, the three words that sums up who the Thomasian athletes are. The athletes have these in their hearts and minds when playing for the University, for the team and for the Lord. They are selfless and willing to do everything in every game. It hurts to see them being defeated by other teams but a Thomasian heart will never surrender in any battle. I believe that on the next games of the Tigers they will allow the 3 P’s to surface and to radiate in the court. They may not be as tall as the other players from the other Universities but one thing is for sure, no height can defeat a Thomasian heart. The whole Thomasian community will never get tired to cheer, support & pray for the team because at UST we are one.
“Go USTe!” will be louder and will boost the confidence of the players because they know they have a very huge support system. As I write this article I know that Louie Vigil & Kent Lao will lead the team and will conquer all their battles with victory up to the UAAP Championship Crown for MBT Season 79. If it is the will of the Lord, it will happen.