LOOK: Thomasian personalities show off their school pride


Yesterday’s UAAP do-or-die game between the University of Santo Tomas and the University of the Philippines got everyone on the edge of their seats. In the semis thriller, the Tigers ousted the Maroons, winning the spot for the finals. 

Politicians, celebrities and even TV reporters joined other UST alumni in sporting their best yellows in support for the Growling Tigers. 

Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho

Hayden Kho is a pure-bred Thomasian surgeon while his wife Vicki Belo cheered for both teams. The dermatologist did her undergrad studies in UP and her medicine proper in UST. 

Photo from @victoria_belo’s Instagram stories.

Sen. Joel Villanueva

Former Growling Tiger now Senator Joel Villanueva was present at the Mall of Asia Arena yesterday to support his alma mater. 

“Super proud of these guys! Congratulations for making it to the finals. Thanks so much Coach Ayo and to Mr Clutch @renzosubido,” he said in an Instagram post with the men’s basketball team.

Arnold Clavio and Doland Castro

Photo from Arnold Clavio.

“Walang Kapuso, walang Kapamilya, puro Tomasino lang!”

GMA reporter Arnold Clavio and ABS-CBN reporter Doland Castro were spotted supporting the tigers. 

Doland Castro even wore his UST jacket for his report in TV Patrol!

Jun Veneracion

GMA reporter Jun Veneracion was seen repping his UST merch during a report as well.

“Feeling lucky wearing my lucky jacket. Something tells me today is going to be a lucky day. #GoUSTe,” he wrote in an Instagram post. 

The UST Growling Tigers will face off against reigning champ Ateneo Blue Eagles in a “best-of-3” series, with the España team seeking to prevent the Katipunan squad from claiming its third straight championship title.

Rossane Ramos
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