Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Beach volleyball at UST with Maru, Ingrid, Mela & Pam

Last Monday, May 20, we formally opened the newly refurbished beach volleyball court at the University of Santo Tomas. Asia’s oldest university was the recipient of a Gatorade grant after a university-wide promo that we did last season.

We inaugurated the court with a simple ceremony in which Fr. Ermito De Sagon, UST’s Athletic Director gave his remarks about the Gatorade-UST partnership after which we had a short beach volleyball demo featuring volleybelles Maru Banaticla, Ingrid Reyes, Carmela Tunay, and Pam Lastimosa.

According to Fr. De Sagon, the court will likewise be expanded in the near future. And when it’s done, hopefully, the UAAP will also shift the beach volleyball tournament to the EspaƱa school!

With Maru Banaticla & Mela Tunay.


  1. Yes,Rick. I certainly hope the UAAP will hold its beach volleyball tournaments here. It is nearer and more accessible than UE Kalookan.

    I take it that the designers took into account the fact that the Espana area, especially UST,is prone to flooding. They can always replace the sand that will get carried away.

    - Dondi

  2. Or in times of flooding, the court area is olympic size^^ for a pool. jk

    The one in stripes, is she a regular lady tigress in wvt? or sister ni Maru? Pretty ha :)

  3. The one in stripes is Tricia Santos, ex-PBB housemate and celebrity and now upcoming rookie for the Tigresses. Yeah she's really pretty and charming not only on photo but in person as well. God bless the UST team and more power!