Green Journal
Green journal: One last time v.1
by Drew Beltran Acierto and Andrea Punzalan
Green Journal Sports Feature // January 15, 2019

Before venturing into the world of international competitions and tournaments of higher calibre, most athletes experience their first jitters of nail-biting, high intensity games in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). It has been home—a place of growth—to many talented athletes all over the country.  However, athletes can’t stay in the comforts of…

Green Journal: Michelle Cobb has arrived
by Patrick Quintero
Green Journal Sports Feature // March 15, 2018

“Siguro, it’s a different kind of pressure.” Michelle Cobb sits on a bench in the Enrique Razon Sports Complex, a day after the Lady Spikers’ win against UE. A year after being put in the line-up for the first time, everything feels different for Cobb; A greater role, an increased level of skill, and, not…

Green Journal: Ignacio Escaño
by Brent Guiao
Green Journal Sports Feature // March 11, 2018

After a disappointing year in Season 79, the DLSU Green Batters are back in the finals, ready to reclaim the UAAP’s top spot. With their match-up against the AdU Soaring Falcons just a few days away, The LaSallian caught up with last season’s Most Valuable Player, Ignacio Escaño. In his first Green Journal, he talks…

Green Journal: Ben Mbala v.9
by Claro Ignacio Manzano
Green Journal Sports Feature // November 25, 2017

Almost a year has passed since Ben Mbala’s last Green Journal and from when La Salle clinched the UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship. Now, the Cameroonian and the rest of the DLSU Green Archers find themselves squaring off against the ADMU Blue Eagles in the finals for the second consecutive year. In his ninth journal, Mbala…

Green Journal: The Diamante brothers of DLSU Football v.2
by Claro Ignacio Manzano and Danielle Erika Capule
Green Journal Sports Feature // April 4, 2017

A year after their first Green Journal, the three Diamante brothers of DLSU Football shared their thoughts once again and talked about life in Manila and Davao. Furthermore, eldest brother Gio, who played out his eligibility in 2015, relived his favorite goals from his UAAP career, spoke about how football made a difference in his…

Green Journal: Ben Mbala v.8
by Claro Ignacio Manzano
Green Journal Sports Feature // December 7, 2016

Much has happened to Ben Mbala after undergoing an extra year of residency and sitting on the sidelines for three years. From watching the Green Archers miss out on last year’s Final Four bus, he has led the team all the way back to the top step of the podium. In his final version of…

Green Journal: Ben Mbala v.6
by Patrick Quintero
Green Journal Sports Feature // October 27, 2016

The media room breaks into complete silence as three distinct figures enter, making their way to the press conference. Ben Mbala follows behind Jeron Teng and Aldin Ayo through the anticipating crowd of journalists. It is hard not to notice Mbala, with his tall frame and massive arms, towering over everyone else in the room….

Green Journal: Ben Mbala v.5
by Patrick Quintero
Green Journal Sports Feature // October 14, 2016

Recording their best start to the season since 2002, the DLSU Green Archers remain undefeated in eight games. Their supreme performance can be attributed to multiple factors—coach Aldin Ayo’s “Mayhem” system, Jeron Teng’s leadership, or simply, the team’s movement as one unit. However, people should not forget big man Ben Mbala’s play in the middle, a…

Green Journal: Ben Mbala v.4
by Patrick Quintero
Green Journal Sports Feature // October 6, 2016

“Did you even know what you just did? You just did what people call a poster and that was your first dunk ever!” recalls Ben Mbala in his second version of the Green Journal on what he was once told by his former coach. Halfway into his much anticipated debut in the UAAP, Mbala has now experienced being…

Green Journal: Ben Mbala v.3
by Claro Ignacio Manzano and Renzo Miguel Mercado
Green Journal Sports Feature // September 9, 2016

In the third installment of his Green Journal, Green Archer Ben Mbala gives his message to the Lasallian community for this upcoming UAAP season. Mbala also shares how his three-year residency helped him grow as a person. Now that he is set to play in the UAAP in a few weeks, the Cameroonian also talks…