Heather Cooke

Heather Cooke



I’m saying NO to the new UAAP rule forcing UAAP HS graduates to sit out 2 years as part of residency if they transfer to a different UAAP school.  As a group of educational institutions, UAAP has no right to stop students from pursuing better quality of education and/or sports programs.  If a HS student intends to transfer to a different school for whatever reason, the school has no right block the door.  They may TRY to persuade the student to stay, but that shoud be it.  A HS student must not be punished and forced to sit out 2 years for wanting something better for himself.

Let’s all hope that the UAAP Board re-evaulates this non-sense ruling.



La Salle Bags Its First UAAP GC

De La Salle has finally won it’s first UAAP General Championship this season.  After 14 long years of dominance, UST was finally ousted from the top by the Green and White squad.  La Salle has been a part of UAAP for more than 25 years now and season 75 marks the first time that La Salle will take home the General Championship Crown.

Special thanks to all La Sallian athletes,  champion team or not, you all deserve to raise the GC this season.  You are the reason for this amazing feat. To the coaches, managers and all support groups of the teams, may you continue to provide your wisdom and guidance to the players, not just as athletes, but as young adults who will be facing the real world in the future.

To us supporters, let’s continue to support our school even if the season is about to close.  There are other leagues that La Salle will join and let’s make sure to provide the same support that we gave them during the UAAP season.

kudos to the entire DLSU Community. ANIMO La Salle!


PH Azkals beats Mongolia

PH Azkals beat Mongolia, 2-0, last night in the opening game of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup).  The Azkals scored a goal in the first half courtesy of Emili Caligdong.  Phil Younghusband ended the game after scoring PH’s second goal in the second half. 

I wasnt able to watch the entire game, but I’m happy for Azkal’s win.  This may be insignificant in the international level, but it sure is a big step for football’s development here in the Philippines.  Kudos to PH Azkals and I’m hoping to see more success in the future. 


spain beats netherlands 1-0, claims first world cup

after losing to switzerland in the opening round, spain won every game that followed on their way to their first world cup title.  andres iniesta of spain scored the first goal in the second period and that was enough to finally put away netherlands.

from the get-go, neither team was willing to go easy and the energy and aggressiveness of the game was shown through various yellow cards especially in the first half.  there were a lot of bumps, stomps and tackling that showed the grittiness and competitiveness of both sides throughout the game.  towards the end of the second half, the scoreboard still read 0-0 and it was clear that it was only a matter of time before either one of them gets a goal.  there were a lot of attempts during the game but both keepers were up to the task of defending their line, especially spain’s iker casillas, who was eventually crowned as the tourney’s best keeper.

the first extra period still produced zero goals and the clock was already winding down late in the second extra period when spain’s iniesta scored a goal much to the delight of spanish fans.  with just about 4 minutes left in the game, the dutch scrambled to attempt to at least tie the game but spain won’t let them get close.  as the time expired, spanish players raised their hands in victory as they claimed their first world cup title.