Saturday, June 18, 2011

2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition - UP Pep Squad (Champion)

(NEW 2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition UPDATES)

Defending champion UP Pep Squad, once and for all, retains its throne as the 2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition Champion. The UP Pep Squad also earned the Stunner of the Crowd award and the Group Stunt Category win. The DLSU Animo Squad landed 1st Runner-up, a big comeback to the Top 3 Cheering Squads since 1998. The FEU Cheering Squad grabs the 3rd Place in the competition.

Congratulations to all squads who devoted their college life into cheerdancing! We salute you!

2011 UAAP Cheerdance Final Rankings:
1. UP
3. FEU
4. UST
5. Adamson
6. NU
8. UE

For video replays, here are the links:
UE Pep Squad

The battle will begin in a few minutes; hold on to your seats as UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2011 opens with a blast! For a quick preview of results, proceed to this link, UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2011 Results and Recap.
This post has been reserved for the upcoming 2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition. Explosive details have now been revealed.

UAAP Cheerdance 2011 will be aired LIVE on Studio 23 and Balls HD 167 from 3PM to 6PM.

2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition Updates: 

2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition Date: September 18, 2011 (Sunday), 2PM - 5PM
2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum

2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition Order of Performance:
Adamson Pep Squad
Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion
NU Pep Squad
DLSU Animo Squad 
UP Pep Squad 
FEU Cheering Squad
UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe
UE Pep Squad

2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition Tickets Available:

Tickets can be purchased at Araneta's Ticketnet located at the Yellow Gate on Sept 14, 2011 at 9 a.m., Aside from Ticketnet, students can also buy tickets from Sports/Athletics offices in their schools.

Gates open 12 NN.

UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2011 Release Date: September 14, 2011 (Wednesday)
UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2011 Ticket Prices:

Patron (Reserved Seating) — P300
Lower Box (Reserved Seating) — P250
Upper Box A (Free Seating) — P170
Upper Box B (Free Seating) — P95
General Admission (Free Seating) — P60

(Prices may vary increase due to high demand.)

UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2011 Schedule, Start Time:


UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2011 Early Updates:

As of the moment, feel free to browse through records, videos, results of the 2010 UAAP Samsung Cheerdance Competition, and the 1st UAAP Street Dance Competition. As to which schools won and wowed the crowd, go find it out through the links posted below.

Will LSDC-Street defend their title in the 2nd UAAP Street Dance Competition or will another school steal the spotlight? Will the UP Pep Squad be able to please the crowd one more time with their charismatic creativity and daring appeal in the 2011 UAAP Cheerdance Competition? Or will the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe and FEU Pep Squad outshine them?

Both competitions will surely hit tough, as U-belt students look forward to these. Bang!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mula sa Puso TV actor-director Ruiz Rivero in stable condition after being stabbed

ABS-CBN TV show actor-director Ricardo “Ricky” Rivero survived after a man he had invited to sleep in his home allegedly stabbed him 10 times Monday morning, a Radyo Inquirer report said.

The report said that Rivero, 39, was in a stable condition after being treated at the Philippine Heart Center and, later, St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Quezon City police said that Rivero was stabbed inside his home on Masikap street in V. Luna, Quezon City, at around 3 a.m. They said that the wounded actor-director drove himself to the hospital after he was allegedly stabbed by Hans Ivan Ruiz, 22, whom Rivero met over Facebook five months ago.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 10 desk officer Senior Police Officer 2 Patricio Sañoza said that Ruiz, of Marco Compound, Meycauayan, Bulacan, denied that he stabbed Rivero.

Ruiz maintained that he had no clue as to how Rivero sustained the stab wounds but said that it happened while he slept beside the actor-director. “We were sleeping when he started yelling, ‘Don’t stab me!’” he said.

Ruiz said that he saw a knife beside Rivero but did not know where it came from. “He thought I was the one who hurt him. I also thought he was going to kill me so we struggled over the knife,” he added.

In his report, however, case investigator Police Officer 3 Antonio Torrente, also of the QCPD Station 10 in Kamuning, stated that “while the victim was asleep, the suspect, motivated by ill feelings and with intent to kill, stabbed the victim several times on his body.”

Torrente said that Rivero, roused from sleep, ran to the toilet to escape but that Ruiz followed him and tried to choke him with a towel.

Rivero was able to free himself and seek assistance from neighbors, who nabbed Ruiz and took him to the police. Ruiz is currently jailed at the QCPD Station 10.

In his statement, Ruiz said that he offered to take the actor-director to the hospital, although police said Rivero drove himself to the hospital. “At around 4:30 a.m., we received a call from the hospital saying that there was a man who was stabbed. His vehicle was full of blood,” said Sañoza.

The report stated that when responding police arrived at Rivero’s home, they saw Ruiz clutching the actor-director’s bag, which contained a laptop, two cell phones and several personal items.

Ruiz said that Rivero had instructed him to get valuables from his home before heading to the hospital.

“We are just friends… I rarely sleep over and I only do it when he asks me to,” Ruiz said. He stated that he met Rivero on Facebook five months ago.

Ruiz faces charges of frustrated murder and robbery, said Sañoza.

Ruiz’s live-in partner, Christine Ann Cortez, 20, also of Meycauayan, Bulacan, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer at the station that Ruiz’s father had just been admitted at a hospital in Bulacan for high blood and asthma on Sunday evening.

At around 10 p.m., Ruiz had told her he would be meeting with Rivero in Quezon City. “It seemed like he was going to borrow money,” she stated.

She was surprised, she said, when Ruiz texted her on Monday that “something had happened.”

Ruiz was mauled by the people who apprehended him, she said. He suffered a bruise on his neck.

Cortez, also one-month pregnant with Ruiz’s child, said Ruiz claimed innocence. “I can’t imagine him doing what they say he did. He is a good man, the breadwinner of his family, and he has an office job,” she said, in Filipino.

- with reports from Danica Hermogenes and Frances Mangosing of Inquirer.net

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

900 out of about 1750 UP Diliman freshmen enrollees belong to million peso-earning families

Over half of the freshmen enrollees in UP Diliman, or 900 out of 1750 first year UP Diliman students, were classified under category Bracket A of the Socialized Tuition Fee and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP). Most of them, assumed to have a gross annual income of over P1 million, have "self-declared" their family income, according to UP President Alfredo Pascual.

For this, they will be paying P1,500 per unit for the current academic year with a 3,000 percent surge from only 29 undergraduate students classified in this bracket last year.

On the other hand, only 40 freshmen were categorized under the lowest brackets E1 and E2 and will be granted free tuition. They make up only around 7 percent of the total number of freshmen who applied for the STFAP.

-with reports from the Philippine Collegian (Kule)