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UE Red Warriors
UE Red Warriors
University of the East
UE Red Warriors Logo.svg
LocationClaro M. Recto Ave., Sampaloc Manila, Philippines
Team colorsRed San Beda colors.svg White
UE Lady Warriors
UE Junior Warriors
Seniors' general championships
  • UAAP: 5
    1965-66 1969-70 1971-72 1972-73 1974-75
Juniors' general championships
  • UAAP: 2
    2005-06 2013-14

UE Red Warriors refer to the collegiate men's varsity teams of the University of the East. The women's collegiate varsity teams are called the UE Lady Warriors. The Athletic director of the University of the East is Rodrigo M. Roque.


The University of the East is one of eight schools participating in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. The UE Red Warriors teams have won UAAP championships in basketball, volleyball, fencing, table tennis and other sports. UE athletes also participate in other intercollegiate tournaments as well as invitational tournaments abroad.



As of 2006, The Red Warriors are currently tied with the University of Santo Tomas as the second most successful team in UAAP men's basketball, with 18 titles, most of them coming from the time of coach Baby Dalupan and Robert Jaworski.[1]

The UE Red Warriors holds the longest senior basketball championship run with seven straight UAAP titles. They also hold the longest finals streak appearances, with sixteen straight from 1957 to 1972.[1] The team has also represented the country at the 1967 Summer Universiade.[2]

UE also participates in the Father Martin Cup and Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) men's (and women's) basketball tournaments. The UE Red Warriors were crowned as champions of the 2006 Philippine Collegiate Champions League. They are also the 2013 FilOil/Flying V-Hanes Preseason Cup champions.

Pre UAAP Season Highlights

Champion - 2013 FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup
The Red Warriors are the champions of the 2013 FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup. The Warriors are making heads turn as they have installed themselves as favorites for the coming UAAP Season 76 (2013-14) wars with their victory in the preseason tournament.

UE stunned Adamson, University of Santo Tomas and National University on its way to a first title in the tournament since 2008, when the team was still coached by Dindo Pumaren.

Zamar, on his second tour of duty for UE after coaching the Warriors in the early 2000s when the team was bannered by now PBA star James Yap, refused to be carried away by the Warriors' victories. He said that what matters will be their performance in the coming UAAP season 76.[3]

10th Fr. Martin Division Cup
University of the East cashed in on a slew of late-game errors by San Sebastian-A to hack out a 77-72 win in overtime to capture the men's basketball crown in the 10th Father Martin Division 2 Cup at the Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City. Charles Mammie led the Red Warriors with 22 points while Ralph Olivarez shot 17 points including the game's final four points.

UAAP Seasons Highlights

UAAP Season 69
The Red Warriors ended UAAP Season 69 (2006-07) in third place after failing to win their knockout match with University of Santo Tomas on September 21, 2006. They lost to the UST Growling Tigers by one point, 81-82.

UAAP Season 70
UE's last Finals appearance was in 1990. This long Finals-appearance drought ended in Season 70 (2007-08). The Red Warriors completed a rare 14-0 sweep of the elimination rounds. They won with an average winning margin of above 16 points.[1] This sweep automatically clinched for the Warriors a Finals berth.

Aside from surpassing the 9-0 start of the 1986 UE squad bannered by Jerry Codiñera, the Warriors matched the 14-0 record accomplished 14 years ago by the UST Growling Tigers. Unfortunately despite the record setting season by the Red Warriors, in the best-of-three Finals series with the De La Salle Green Archers, they lost the series, 2-0.

UAAP Season 72
On January 12, 2009 the team acquired a new Head Coach in the person of Lawrence Chongson who took over from Dindo Pumaren. Under Coach Lawrence, the UE Red Warriors Men's Basketball Team saw action in a total of five tournaments, two of which were held abroad. These were the 2009 Ming Dao International Basketball Tournament held in March in Taipei, Taiwan; the Easter Showcase in Las Vegas, USA in April; the 2009 FilOil Flying V Pre-Season MVP Invitational Cup held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan; the PBL Flex Unity Cup (with the players comprising the "Cobra Energy Drink Warriors"). [4]

In the semi finals of Season 72, The University of the East (UE) Red Warriors closed the curtains on the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws to earn a slot in the Finals. However, the Red Warriors lost to the Ateneo Blue Eagles twice in the Finals best-of-three series.

UAAP Season 82 (S.Y. 2019-20) Team Rosters

University of the East Basketball Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. High School
4 Rey Anthony Suerte SG 6' 5" 185 lbs. 5th (Trf) Monkayo National High School
6 Neil Tolentino SG 6' 1" 160 lbs. 1st Colegio de San Juan de Letran
7 Allan Mari L. Beltran SF 6' 4" 180 lbs. 2nd Holy Child College of Davao
8 Christopher Paul Conner G/F 6' 5" 180 lbs. 3rd John F. Kennedy High School
9 Kris Harvey Pagsanjan PG 6' 1" 175 lbs. Rookie Hope Christian High School
13 Jose Frederic A. Antiporda G 1st Adamson University
15 Philipe Martin D. Manalang (Capt.) PG 5' 11" 160 lbs. 4th National University
17 Juan Gerald L. Apacible C 6' 4" 190 lbs. 3rd (Trf) Hope Christian High School
19 Nick Wilson Abanto SF 1st Bais City National High School
Bais, Negros Oriental
21 Jem Cruz
22 Jonathan Jed B. Mendoza SG 6' 1" 160 lbs. 5th (Trf)
23 Adama Diakhite C 6' 10" 225 lbs. 1st University of Cebu
Jan Henrick R. Natividad La Salle Greenhills
Abdul Sawat
Kobe Camacho 5' 11" 160 lbs. Arellano University

Team Depth Chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Acuno Bartolome
PF Derige Abanto Gagate
SF Pasaol Varilla
SG Olayon Cullar Conner
PG Manalang Maloles Armenion

The UE Lady Warriors Basketball Team

No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. High School
3 Kaithlee Gaa Guard
4 Princess Jearzy Ganade* Forward
5 Micy Hernandez* Guard
6 Christine L. Cortizano* Forward Paagahan National High School Mabitac Laguna
7 Nina Cuadero* Guard Abellana National School
Cebu City
8 Alaine Raymundo
15 Princess Dianne G. Pedregosa* Forward
13 Jeivie Jansen M. Nama* Forward
14 Rara Caraig
15 Mins Paule
16 Grace Juaquin Ikay Tinio
17 Queennie Anne Ordas* Center Aklan Valley High School
Kalibo Aklan
18 Ellen Brencis Forward
21 Leonor Noquil
25 Joyce Terrinal*
27 Ley Gervacio

The UE Junior Warriors Basketball Team*

No. Name Position Height Weight HS Grade Grade School
0 Shane Dichoso G
1 Kaiser Mendoza F
2 Dave Agbas G
5 Steve Santos G
7 Jesse Sullano C
8 Reiniel Lima F
9 Jc Tajonera G
10 Sean Manaug F
11 Venz Escamilla C
15 Mike Flores C
16 Justin Tan F
17 Julius Gatdula G
19 Riggy Alinsoring G
23 Jericho Dy Tioco G
24 Leo Almacen F
29 Warren Villarta F
Jericho Montecalvo
CJ Austria
Vehnjo Maximo

Notable Players

Red Warriors

  • Robert "Sonny" Jaworski -- The Big J, also called The Living Legend, is one of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)'s 25 Greatest players,
  • Jaime "Jimmy" Mariano -- Member, RP National Team to the 1970 Asian Games; Member, RP National Team to the 1972 Asian Championship.
  • Allan Caidic -- Given the moniker the "Triggerman" by TV/radio sports commentators; 1982, 1984 and 1985 UAAP Most Valuable Player; 1990 PBA Most Valuable Player; One of the PBA's 25 Greatest; PBL 20 Greatest Players of
  • Jerry Codiñera -- Given the moniker the "Defence Minister" by TV/radio sports commentators; One of the PBA's 25 Greatest; PBL 20 Greatest Players of All-Time.
  • Boycie Zamar
  • Jimmy Manansala
  • Ferdinand "Bong" Ravena -- RP national team member; PBA player - Mythical Team, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player; Father of Ateneo Blue Eagle and RP Youth sensation Kiefer Ravena.
  • Jolly Escobar - one of the reason why UE reached the 1990 UAAP Championship, played for Shell Turbo Chargers in the PBA.
  • Rudy "the Destroyer" Distrito - Hit the winning shot of the PBA Finals between his Ginebra team against the mighty Formula SHELL. it said that the reason why the "NEVER SAY DIE" attitude was born.
  • James Yap -- 2003 UAAP MVP; 2005-2006 and 2009-2010 PBA Most Valuable Player.
  • Niño Canaleta --Five-time PBA Slam Dunk Champion.
  • Elmer Espiritu -- 4th overall 2010 PBA Draft; 2010 PBL-LIGA MVP 2010; Selected to the UAAP Season 72 Mythical 5 First Team; UAAP Season 72 Best Defensive Player; UAAP & NCAA 2006 and 2008 Slamdunk Champion; 2008 FilOil Flying V Invitational Cup MVP; Selected to the 2008 FilOil Flying V Invitational Cup Mythical 5 First Team; PBL Silver Cup Defensive Stopper; Played in the PBA.
  • Mark Borboran -- Selected to the UAAP Season 70 Mythical 5; PBA Player.
  • Marcy Arellano -- UAAP Season 67 Rookie of the Year; Current PBA Player.
  • Paul Lee -- 2nd overall PBA Rookie Draft Pick (2011); Awardee, 2011 PBA Rookie of the Year Award.
  • James Martinez -- MVP, 2006 Collegiate Champions League
  • Marcy Arellano -2002 UAAP MVP

Coaching History

Seasons 67 - 75
In Season 67, Dindo Pumaren led the Warriors to 8-6 win-loss record for the fourth spot in the Final Four, but were eliminated by the FEU Tamaraws.

In Season 68, Dindo Pumaren led the rookie-laden team of Warriors to a 10-4 record that tied the Ateneo Blue Eagles and La Salle Green Archers, but were eliminated in the Final Four round by the FEU Tamaraws.

In Season 69, Dindo Pumaren led the Warriors again to another Final Four spot with a record of 8-4, finishing the elimination round in second place. The Warriors, with a twice to beat advantage were eliminated by UST.

In Season 70, the Red Warriors achieved a record 14-0 sweep of the elimination round but lost in the Finals series against the De La Salle Green Archers. This was Dindo Pumaren's finest season as a coach in the UAAP.

In Season 72, Dindo Pumaren resigned as head coach and UE appointed Lawrence Chongson as the new head coach. Chongson led the Warriors to the UAAP Finals, by eliminating the second seeded FEU Tamaraws in their Final Four match-up. However, they lost to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the Finals in 3 games.

In Season 73, UE failed to make it to the Final Four, with a record of 6-8 under Lawrence Chongson.

In Season 74, UE appointed Jerry Codiñera as its new men's basketball head coach replacing Lawrence Chongson. Codinera is an alumnus of UE and was a PBA star.

In Season 75, Jerry Codiñera was replaced as head coach at the end of the first round of season 75. Boyzie Zamar replaced Jerry Codiñera as head coach on an interim basis. This is his second stint as head coach of the UE Red Warriors. He was also with the team during the James Yap, Ronald Tubid and Paul Artadi era.

Notable Coaches

  • Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan - "The Maestro", Coach of the Red Warriors that gave them seven straight UAAP senior basketball titles, the longest championship streak in the UAAP. Grandslam coach in the Philippine Basketball Association
  • Agapito De Castro - Champion Coach of the 1982 UAAP Red Warriors (MVP Allan Caidic)
  • Roberto Flores
  • Rudy Soriano
  • Filomeno "Pilo" Pumaren
  • Roehl Nadurata - The mentor of great Red Warriors of the late 80's like Allan Caidic, Bong Ravena, Jerry Codinera among others.
  • Francis Rodriguez
  • Jaime "Jimmy" Mariano
  • Dindo Pumaren -- UAAP Season 67 (2004-05) to 71 (2008-09). He succeeded Boycie Zamar and led UE to a perfect 14-0 record and to the Finals of UAAP Season 70.
  • Lawrence Chongson- UAAP Season 72 and 73
  • David "Boycie" Zamar - Head coach of the UE Red Warriors from UAAP season 64 to season 66 and season 75 (2012-13) to season 76 (2013-14). Former RP Team coach and Indonesian basketball club's head coach.


UAAP Season 81 (S.Y. 2018-19) Team Rosters

The UE Red Warriors Volleyball Team

No. Name Position Playing Yr. Height (ft) High School
1 Al-Jhon Abalon Outside Hitter 1st 5' 10" University of Perpetual Help System Dalta - Las Piñas
2 Ralph Ryan Imperial Setter 1st 5' 7" University of the East
3 Kim Adriano Opposite Hitter 3rd 5' 11" Nazareth School of National University
4 Mori Cacayan Middle Blocker 1st 5' 10" Quezon City High School
5 Jose Marie Reyes Outside Hitter 1st 5'10" Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science & Technology
6 John Lester Medina Libero 1st 5' 7" University of the East
7 Adrian Rafael Imperial Setter 4th 5' 8" University of the East
8 Angelu Noel A. Alba (c) Middle Blocker 5th 6' 0" Guardian Angel Academy
9 Aldwin Solis Libero 1st 5' 7" University of the East
10 Bryan Ross Bonoan Outside Hitter 1st 5' 10" University of the East
11 Lloyd Josafat Middle Blocker 1st 6' 2" University of the East
12 Geric Rodmar Ortega Outside Hitter 4th 5' 11" University of the East
13 Danilo Ernacio Jr. Opposite Hitter 3rd 5' 2" San Jose National High School
18 Clifford S. Inoferio Outside Hitter 5th 5' 9" Galas National High School

The UE Lady Red Warriors Volleyball Team Season 82*

No. Name Position Height (ft) Weight (lbs) Playing Yr. High School
2 Lhara Maye M. Clavano Setter 5' 9" 105 lbs 3rd De La Salle - Lipa
3 Mariella R. Gabarda Middle Blocker 5' 10" 121 lbs 4th San Bartolome High School
4 Mary Anne B. Mendrez Outside Hitter 5' 9" 128 lbs. 5th San Pedro Relocation Center NHS
7 Seth Marione P. Rodriguez Middle Blocker 5' 10" 132 lbs. 5th Del Pilar Academy - Imus Cavite
8 Zilfa Geline M. Olarve Opposite Hitter 5' 7" 150 lbs 5th Tamban National HS - Camarines Sur
9 Jana Katrina S. Sta. Maria* Middle Blocker 5' 9" 128 lbs. 4th University of Perpetual Help System DALTA
10 Jasckin May R. Babol Libero 5' 1" 110 lbs 2nd University of the East
15 Jasmine Gayle J. Alcayde* Opposite Hitter 5' 9" 152 lbs 5th Our Lady of Peace School Antipolo
17 Remcel Joyce M. Santos Middle Blocker 6' 2" 119 lbs. 3rd Virginia Ramirez Cruz High School
18 Mialyn G. Manabat Opposite Hitter 5' 6" 130 lbs 3rd Del Pilar Academy - Imus Cavite

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UAAP Season 81 (S.Y. 2018-19) Rosters[5]


No. Name Height Weight Playing Yr. High School
Lloyd Josafat 6' 2" 175 lbs. 1st University of the East
1 Clifford S. Inoferio
2 Alven E. Aljas
3 Elijah Hilario Rookie


No. Name Height Weight Playing Yr. High School
1 Rhea Manalo
2 Shan Ritual
3 Donna Nebrea


UAAP Season 81 (S.Y. 2018-19) Roster

The UE Red Warriors Football Team*

No. Name Position Height Weight Playing Yr. High School
1 Frank Chester O. Rieza Goal-Keeper 2nd Quezon Central Institute
3 Garnette Kliest D. Caintang
4 Mark Anthony T. Musico Romblon National High School
6 Rino John P. Saldivar Left-back 5th Masbate National Comprehensive High School
7 Mark Anthony T. Lerion Midfield 5' 6" 2nd Agusan National High School
9 Juan Pablo A. Sison Marist School Marikina
10 Fitch Hazh Fylys B. Arboleda Forward 5' 4" Rookie University of Santo Tomas
11 Rommel H. Domingo Midfielder
12 Mar Vincent A. Diano Forward 2nd Masbate
16 Jasper Jason A. Absalon Forward 2nd Masbate National Comprehensive High School
17 Louie Joshua C. Polinag Center-Back 3rd University of Makati HSU
19 Clark Owen C. Bagsic Midfield Rookie
20 Jay M. Malayo Left-Back 3rd Romblon National High School
27 Fitch Hanz Cosmos B. Arboleda Midfielder Rookie Romblon National High School
29 Mason Trent T. Vergara Midfield 3rd Dimasalang National High School
30 Krysler Bon R. Opeña Midfielder 2nd First Asia Institute of Technology & Humanities
34 Champ R. Marin Forward
99 John Lester E. Carandang Forward
Emmanuel A. Robrigado 6' 0" 160 lbs. University of Santo Tomas
Anthony M. Rugas, Jr.


UAAP Season 69 Champions The defending fencing champion University of the East Red Men's Fencers and Women's Fencing Team retained their title at the 69th UAAP season's Fencing Competition, held at the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City last February 10 and 11. The UE Team Men's Division won the overall title six times in four straight UAAP seasons from 2000-01 to 2003-04 including the 2005-06 and 2006-07 back-to-back championships. UE's Bonifacio Jacintos emerged as the Most Valuable Player in the Men's Division. The UE Women's Fencing Team are also the defending overall champion in women's division.

UAAP Season 75 Champions
University of the East swept the men's, women's, boys' and girls' crowns at the end of the UAAP Season 75 fencing tournament at the Philsports Arena. With young talents at tow, the Lady Warriors notched their sixth consecutive women's championship, while their men's counterparts ended a three-year title drought. UE's Justine Gail Tinio won the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards in the women's division, while 16-year-old Nathaniel was also named the tournament's Rookie of the Year and MVP. Red Warriors coach Rolando Canlas, a three-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, credited his wards' showing for the rare double that cemented UE's status as the school with the league's most successful fencing program.

Like their senior counterparts, UE's junior fencers also dominated the boys (5-2-2) and girls (6-2-1) categories to essay a back-to-back title romp. Francois Novell Licono and Samuel Tranquilan were awarded the MVP and Rookie of the Year of the Boys' Division, respectively. In the Girls' Division, Divine Romero was chosen MVP and Mickyle Rein Bustos got the Rookie of the Year award.

Notable Athletes

  • Rolando Canlas -- Fencing master SEA Games gold medalist
  • Mercedito Manipol -- Middle distance champion
  • Nelson Mariano II -- RP Fifth Chess Grand Master
  • Roel Ramirez -- Gymnast champion SEA Games gold medalist

International competition

The UE Red Warriors participated as the Philippines' representative for men's basketball at the 1967 Summer Universiade in Tokyo, Japan.[6]

Eleven UE athletes were medalists in their respective sports at the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games. These 11 UE athletes were part of the 620 athletes comprising Team Philippines that competed at the 24th Southeast Asian Games in Nakhon, Ratchasima, Thailand on December 6-15, 2007.[7]

The athletes that were given commendations were gold medalists Annie Albania (Women's Boxing, Flyweight, 50 kg.), Michelle Bruzola (Women's Fencing, Individual Épée), and Mary Joy Lasquite and Syrel Ramos (Women's Softball); silver medallists are Mary Rose Alfonso (Women's Fencing, Team Sabre), Rolando Canlas Jr. (Men's Fencing, Team Foil), Edmon Velez (Men's Fencing, Team Sabre), Annaliza Cruz (Women's Boxing, Light Bantam, 52 kg.), and Mary Grace Milgar (Women's Athletics, 400 Hurdles); and bronze medalists Mercedita Manipol (Women's Athletics, 10,000 m run), Jho-Ann Banayag (Women's Athletics, 42 km marathon), M. Bruzola (Women's Fencing, Team Épée), R. Canlas Jr (Men's Fencing, Individual Foil), and E. Velez (Men's Fencing, Individual Sabre).

Number of Championships

See UE Junior Warriors for UE Junior Championships

  • Second most basketball championships overall
  • Second most victories in seniors basketball tournaments

UAAP Rankings

See UE Junior Warriors for UE Junior Division Rankings

Seniors Division
These are the rankings of the University in the UAAP events it is participating since 1986, the year the UAAP became an eight member-school league.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Sports Events, UE Dawn 2006 Diamond Jubilee Edition, University of the East, 2006.
  2. ^ Payo, Jasmine (22 March 2009). "Fisu nixes Archers' Serbia Universiade stint". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 2015. The University of the East was the last basketball team to represent the Philippines in the 1967 Universiade with a lineup bannered by Robert Jaworski and Danny Florencio.
  3. ^ "UE Warriors climb from cellar to top". Inquirer.net. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "UE Today: UE Red Warriors "Fighting, Striving, Winning". University of the East. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Cruz, Danine (September 24, 2018). "LOOK: UAAP Season 81 Beach Volleyball Lineups". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Fisu nixes Archers' Serbia Universiade stint - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos
  7. ^ "UE fetes SEAG Medallists UE athletes". University of the East. Retrieved .

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