Jaja Santiago - updates

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International experience lifts Jaja Santiago to a new level

Mar 22, 2020 - 10:38 PM

Already touted as one of the best volleyball players in the country, Jaja Santiago believes she has grown a lot more in the last two years in Japan

INTERNATIONAL DREAM. Volleyball star Jaja Santiago makes waves in the international front with Japan V-League team Ageo Medics. Photo from Jaja Santiago's Instagram

PSA Awards: June Mar Fajardo leads elite winners

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The San Miguel Beer stalwart is set to receive his fifth straight Mr Basketball award

June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Jaja, DLSU stars to skip Asian Volleyball Cup

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:07 AM

Just two weeks after the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women's volleyball team will see action in another international tournament

NO EXCUSES. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will have to gear up for another major competition just like its other Asian competitors. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

PH team dominates Cocolife in PSL debut

Jul 07, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team makes a statement in its first tuneup game for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL CONTROL. The Philippine women's volleyball teams puts on a dominant show in the PSL. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

No surprises: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago make final 2018 Asian Games roster

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Aby Maraño leads as team captain of a seasoned national team lineup

KEY COG. Expect the towering Jaja Santiago to play a major role again for the Philippines in the international stage. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Jaja Santiago sets sights on Japan Div 1 stint

Jun 04, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The former National University star is still barred from disclosing which team she will play for in Japan

BRIGHT FUTURE. Jaja Santiago will finally pursue a volleyball career out of the country. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career on a high note with MVP plum

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Despite leaving the league without a championship, the NU stalwart proves she remains as one of the league's best

LEAGUE'S BEST. Jaja Santiago proves that she deserves the MVP award despite not finishing with a championship in her UAAP career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jaja Santiago looks forward to bright future after title-less UAAP stint

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The NU star player will be pursuing her opportunities in both the local and international scenes

NO REGRETS. Jaja Santiago does not regret staying with the NU Lady Bulldogs until the end. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU out to stun defending champ DLSU in semis matchup

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Will the Lady Spikers march back into the UAAP finals or will the Lady Bulldogs pull off a surprise?

STANDING TALL. Middle blocker captains Majoy Baron (left) and Jaja Santiago will go out to limit each other on the court. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez, La Salle standouts banner PH volleyball team hopefuls

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:56 PM

La Salle head coach Ramil de Jesus replaces Francis Vicente as the new national team tactician

HOPEFUL. Alyssa Valdez is one of the 18 aspirants for a spot in the Philippines women's volleyball team. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

'Mission failed': NU Lady Bulldogs barely survive Rondina's 25-point outburst

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:58 AM

NU captain Jaja Santiago admits that Rondina's explosive style of play startled the Lady Bulldogs

UNSTOPPABLE. Even the undefeated NU Lady Bulldogs had a difficult time in locking down Sisi Rondina. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Castillo on NU's lackluster second set: 'Kami ang nagpahirap sa sarili namin'

Feb 11, 2018 - 5:04 PM

The National University Lady Bulldogs are now getting ready to face defending champions De La Salle University Lady Spikers

LEADERSHIP. Jaja Santiago's leadership brings back the morale of the Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Castillo on building NU's character: 'When you lose, that’s when you win'

Feb 07, 2018 - 8:23 PM

National University coach Babes Castillo is proud of Jaja Santiago for being a positive leader to the team

ROLE MODEL. Jaja Santiago's strong character spreads to the rest of the team, especially Jasmine Nabor. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Bulldogs crowned PVL champs with sweep of Lady Tamaraws

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs are champion of the collegiate conference for the third straight year

CHAMPIONS. For the third straight year the Lady Bulldogs win the Collegiate Conference championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jaja Santiago stands tall in PVL, nabs MVP plum

Oct 14, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Jaja Santiago, who has led the National University Lady Bulldogs to the PVL collegiate conference finals, has been named MVP

STANDING TALL. Jaja Santiago stood above the competition in the collegiate conference, both literally and figuratively. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Philippines vs Kazakhstan - Asian Senior Volleyball Championship

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Relive the Philippine national volleyball team s stand against the higher ranked Kazakhstan crew

Photos by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

Rebisco-PSL Manila bows down to China, stays winless in Asian Club Championships

May 27, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Jaja Santiago continues to be the bright spot for the Rebisco PSL squad after listing a team high 8 points

BRIGHT SPOT. Jaja Santiago topscores for the Rebisco-PSL squad in the 2017 Asian Women’s Club Championships. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

AWCC: Rebisco-PSL Manila absorbs 2nd loss, falls to Vietnam in 4 sets

May 26, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Vietnam s Vietin Bank overpowers team Philippines

ANCHOR. Jaja Santiago uplifted the Philippines as she finished with 17 markers on the board. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How Majoy Baron beat out Morente, Santiago in UAAP MVP race

May 05, 2017 - 8:13 PM

The UAAP issues a statement clarifying how they named Mary Joy Baron the Season 79 MVP

Lady Bulldogs step up to the plate after Gorayeb’s ‘silent suspension’

Mar 23, 2017 - 4:49 PM

After benching Gayle Valdez and Joni Chavez for their lackluster outing against UE the Lady Bulldogs handed league leaders Ateneo their second loss of the season

BULLDOGS ON PARADE. Jaja Santiago and the Lady Bulldogs showed their merit by once again beating the league-leading Lady Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The NU Lady Bulldogs’ biggest weakness came back to haunt them

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Against the defending champions faulty reception makes the difference in the Lady Bulldogs first defeat of the season

LADY BULLDOGS. Despite spending much of their time during practicing working on reception, it was that facet of the game that was their undoing against La Salle. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs continue hot streak with sweep of Adamson

Feb 12, 2017 - 3:46 PM

Jaja Santiago leads her team with 15 points as National University moves to 3 0 on the season

UNBEATEN. Jaja Santiago and the Lady Bulldogs continue their early season dominance, defeating the Lady Falcons in 3 sets. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santiago, Lady Bulldogs overcome Ateneo in 4 sets

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Ateneo s late rally isn t enough to hold off the Lady Bulldogs

EAGLES CLIPPED. Jaja Santiago fires a game-high 26 points as the Lady Bulldogs beat last season's runner-up in 4 sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SEA Games volleyball team: Who will make the cut?

Jan 09, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Will the Magnificent 7 remain intact in August or will LVPI shake up the roster?

NATIONAL DUTY. The Philippine women's volleyball team will return to the SEA Games after going 1-2 in 2015. But will the team's core remain the same? Screenshot from live stream

PSL: Petron looks past Game 1 loss, strives to even Grand Prix finals

Dec 10, 2016 - 1:40 AM

The Blaze Spikers face their biggest challenge yet needing a win to keep their title hopes alive

DO OR DIE. The Petron Blaze Spikers have to put their frustration over a pivotal Game 1 call to try to even the series in Game 2 on Saturday. Photo by Jochebed Awa-ao/Rappler

PSL: Foton reigns supreme in battle of top teams

Nov 24, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Jaja Santiago and the Tornadoes claim the top semis spot with a 4 set victory against Petron

TWISTER. The Foton Tornadoes sent the rest of the PSL a stern message with their win over Petron. Screenshot from livestream

Flawless Foton continues to rise with win over Cignal

Nov 22, 2016 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED The Tornadoes add another game to their win streak with a sweep over Cignal

ANOTHER WIN. Jaja Santiago (right) leads Foton to another win in the PSL Grand Prix. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Full-force Foton looks to claim top semifinal spot in PSL Grand Prix

Nov 21, 2016 - 1:26 PM

The defending champions hope to sweep the last remaining games to take the top overall spot

TWiSTER. The Foton Tornadoes were without Jaja Santiago, EJ Laure, and Cherry Rondina in their first loss of the tournament against F2 Logistics. Now with a full team, Foton wants to move to the head of the PSL pack. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: Foton claims crucial 5-set win in Jaja Santiago’s return

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:06 PM

With their full lineup intact Foton beats RC Cola to cruise to their seventh victory

WELCOME BACK. The Foton Tornadoes celebrated the return of Jaja Santiago with a victory. Screenshot from YouTube

Foton downs F2 Logistics in 4 sets to extend finals

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Jaja Santiago unleashes 19 points and Cherry Rondina adds 15 as the Tornadoes push the All Filipino Conference to a deciding Game 3

Consistency is key for the streaking NU Lady Bulldogs

Feb 15, 2016 - 2:27 AM

The National University women s volleyball team has a mixture of experience and depth Now Coach Roger Gorayeb feels they need to maintain their high of play throughout the season

CONSISTENCY IS KEY. The NU Lady Bulldogs have gotten their season on track with consecutive wins over DLSU and UE. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Jaja Santiago confident in leadership role with NU Lady Bulldogs

Feb 08, 2016 - 1:38 PM

I choose to be confident that I can take the obligation that coach is giving me says the 20 year old Santiago

BIGGEST ASSET. Jaja Santiago (right) is confident in her big role for the NU Lady Bulldogs. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs buck slow start to zip past Adamson Lady Falcons

Feb 06, 2016 - 6:16 PM

NU drops the first set but wins 3 straight to earn their first win of the season

RUNNING OF THE BULLDOGS. Rica Diolan and Jaja Santiago celebrate a point during the NU's 4-set win over Adamson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blazing Petron demolishes Foton to tie PSL finals series

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:26 PM

Two time defending champions Petron force a do or die Game 3 on Saturday

BLAZING. Petron pushed the PSL finals series to the limit with a 4-set win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: Petron gains share of top spot, Meralco finally earns a win

Nov 15, 2015 - 11:08 AM

The Petron Blaze Spikers prove their mettle as defending champions by ending Foton’s 5 game winning streak

PSL: Philips Gold sweeps Cignal to gain Superliga lead, Foton drubs RC Cola

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:24 PM

Philips Gold and Foton whipped both of their opponents to extend winning streaks and gain much needed momentum for the knockout rounds

Sensational rookie Jaja Santiago, seen here in a previous game against Meralco, was once again pivotal in Foton's win. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Foton, Philips Gold complete PSL final four

Nov 10, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Foton escapes Meralco in 5 set thriller while Philips Gold sweeps RC Cola to complete the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix semifinals cast

Sensational rookie Jaja Santiago, seen here on the attack, contributes 14 points in Foton's win over Meralco. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU shocks Ateneo in straight sets, extends V-League finals

Sep 27, 2015 - 2:27 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs bounces back from a game 1 sweep with their own straight set victory over the favored Ateneo Lady Eagles

SWEEP. The NU Lady Bulldogs, led by Myla Pablo, sweeps the Ateneo Lady Eagles in game 2 of the Shakey's V-League finals. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez earns another Shakey's V-League MVP award

Sep 20, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Valdez who was named the MVP of the V League Open Conference in May was also given the Best Outside Hitter award

TOP EAGLE. Alyssa Valdez has once again been recognized for her outstanding play in the Shakey's V-League. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Santiago, Pablo combine for 37 points as NU escapes FEU

Sep 12, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The two attackers spearheaded the Lady Bulldogs game 1 win and are now a win away from another finals appearance

LADY BULLDOGS BITE. Jaja Santiago (center) leads the Lady Bulldogs' charge against the Lady Tamaraws in game 1 of the semifinals of the Shakey's V-League. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

NU routs DLSU-D in straight sets in V-League quarterfinals

Aug 15, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Dindin Santiago Manabat Jaja Santiago and Myla Pablo show the way for the Lady Bulldogs with a combined 27 points

Jaja Santiago tallied 9 points to lead NU alongside sister Dindin Santiago-Manabat and Myla Pablo. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

UAAP MVP Valdez yet to feel rise of stardom in PH volleyball

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:50 PM

Valdez is one of the reasons why volleyball has become so popular but she says she has yet to file its rise in stardom because of her busy schedule

Santiago, Singh team up as NU keeps PUP winless

Aug 02, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Santiago finishes with 12 points and Singh has 11 as the Lady Bulldogs rise to 3 1 in Group A

NU's Jorelle Singh attacks PUP's net defense. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arellano deals undermanned NU first V-League loss

Jul 25, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The Arellano University Lady Chiefs overcome Jaja Santiago s 20 points to defeat the National University Lady Bulldogs

CHIEF ROCKA. Carmina Aganon of Arellano University hits the ball past National University defenders. AU won the game in 4 sets. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

NU blasts UB behind Santiago's 23 points

Jul 19, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Jaja Santiago uncorked 23 points and the National University Lady Bulldogs were unstoppable in a sweep of newcomer University of Batangas Lady Brahmans

Jaja Santiago, pictured during UAAP Season 77, scored 23 points against University of Batangas. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santiago-Manabat scores 24 as NU beats UP in 4 sets

Jul 12, 2015 - 4:43 PM

Led by the impressive performance of Dindin Santiago Manabat NU opened their Shakey’s V League Season 12 Collegiate Conference campaign with a 4 set victory over UP

Vietnam sweeps Philippines out of SEA Games women's volley contention

Jun 13, 2015 - 11:36 AM

The Philippines put up a determined fight but ultimately lost in straight sets to the silver medalists of the last 7 SEA Games

Jaja Santiago goes up for a spike in the Philippines' determined, but losing effort. Screenshot from livestream

IN PHOTOS: Valdez, Santiago and PLDT clinch Shakey's V-League crown

May 31, 2015 - 5:37 PM

It was an afternoon of drama as two members of the Philippine national women s volleyball team Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago stepped up when their team needed them the most

The ladies of the PLDT Home Ultera volleyball team have much to smile about. Photo by Josh Albelda

Valdez, Santiago lead PLDT to Shakey's V-League title

May 31, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Alyssa Valdez led the way with 29 points including 25 on attacks

Alyssa Valdez lived up to her MVP credentials, leading PLDT to victory in game 3. File photo by Josh Albelda

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the SEA Games Philippine women's volleyball team

May 26, 2015 - 2:49 PM

Get to know the women of the Philippine volleyball team which will try to secure their first gold medal at the SEA Games since 1993