Mon BarriosI was there. The fracas started when Letran students charged the box section wherein were seated the mayor of Paniqui, Tarlac and other political guests of Danding Cojuangco. The letranite,who I will not name because he is a personal friend of mine was left behind by the Letran crowd and beaten up by the bodyguards of the politicos. A good portion of the La Salle crowd that day were not students of the university but guests from Tarlac supporting the green and white (draw your own conclusions). Letran students on the other hand had a huge chip on their shoulder and were spoiling for a fight.
3 days ago · 3
Bert PahatiI was there too ... contrary to your version of the story .. .. a Significant portion in our side were La Sallites. Now that Letranite student seat is 7behind the basketball court wherein it is the La Salle Basket Goal ...whenever there was a break away run for La Salle .. he was throwing hard objects ...(golf balls) at La Salle player ... to be more specific ...to Franz Pumaren .... he was warned a number of times to Stop ... well he did not Stop ... Thst started the melee. La Salle never started the fight ... back then ..it veas always Letran ..who seems to start the trouble....there was one incident in the 70's that Letran College Students even went inside the De la Salle Manila campus and beat up grade school students who are still children . That incident kinda got stuck in the minds of most La Sallites then ... And so .....
Hopefully these things won't happen again ... NOBODY really wins if someone ...be it on either side ...gets hurt ... I have friends from Letran ..and they are very good and kind persons... I believe these are the true Letranites .. a real Knight in the true sense of the word.
Louie RazonI was there too. You're both correct. While it was indeed the Letranites who started the trouble, the presence of Danding Cojuangco's goons was unmistakable. They formed a buffer between the La Salle and Letran students. When the Letranites started the trouble, that was it. We were let out and made to pass through the bridge between La Salle and Rizal. Don't know anymore what happened after.
3 days ago · 2
Leo CasimbonThere was also incident during the victory parade in 1989. FEU students felt it was an insult to them to pass through Morayta Avenue, so they threw stones on the motorcade.
Ej JurillaIt was really a war zone during those days.
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Alan MunozI was there too with a block mate and if I remember correctly with football team mate Rex Raymond Torrecampo. While most of the La Salle crowd were students, a substantial number were Danding's guests. I'm just glad that nowadays collegiate basketball is still spirited but more peaceful. What worries me is feu who's threatening to bring us back to those violent days.
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Emil AlvaradoThe Green Archer had no motivation to get dirty with the score at 95-72 in favor of DLSU. They have to be mentally prepared on how to respond to this kind of physicality in the coming UAAP season because they are the team to beat.
Oliver AsuncionCome UAAP season, we would see more of this rough plays to be made by rival schools against DLSU to stand a chance of winning. Our boys should be wary of getting injured since we have a number of athletic players on the team. Coach Ayo should also rest Big Ben and Jeron when the outcome is decided already to avoid being maimed by these tactics.
Rommel AgustinThe reason why mika on top becaused she believe in her coach and her teamates something na wala sa ibang team DLSU secret is the foundation of a solid chemistry relying each other as a teammates yan ang legacy ng DLSU at ng kanilang Phenom coach RDJ..
Marc VillarosaI made a joke about Benilde's basketball program hopefully being funded as much as DLSU for recruitment and other stuff, but is that really the case? Or is it just not in the cards to reach the heights the 2001 team achieved?
Oliver AsuncionDLSU better make sure of his eligibilty this season. Am sure the other schools will keep quiet for the meantime and try to see if they can spring a surprise on the Archers middle of the season by way of protest.