This is the poster that became source of talk in some Ateneo/LaSalle blogs over the weekend.

For those oblivious to what I’m talking about, DLSU and ADMU are the best private universities in the Philippines. They are rivals as well …kinda like Yale and Stanford, just poorer. The poster was brought by last year’s THES-QS World University Ranking where DLSU got #392 and ADMU got #484, four points higher than what the poster stated. For the general public, this means St. LaSalle does not only know how to spell, he also does not know how to read.

But however wrong that poster may be, it does not discount the fact that DLSU still ranked higher than ADMU. Now should you question that rank, DLSU also faired higher in the top 100 Universities in Southeast Asia. I wouldn’t question every darn survey just because it does not favor me, would I? DLSU ranks better.. it’s that simple. It does not take anything away from Ateneo.

Ok, it does. Lolz!

But all I’m saying is, do not go ahead of your emotions. Sourgraping and all that nonsense wont change statistics. And honestly, if only to be personal, I could think of the more obvious reasons


  1. Wow!!! Where do you get all these facts and updates about DLSU and ADMU war? Hahaha!!! I’ve been away for more than a year now…haven’t been in touch with the Animo spirit for a while.


    Thanks for the update.


  2. the reason why dlsu wrote #488 instead of #484 is because there are 4 universities tied in the #484 siguro para mas kupal, nilagay ng la salle ung ateneo sa pinakamababang slot among the four schools.:)

  3. i’ve been wondering the same thing. how come you’re so up to date with the rivalry? ang galing mo namang sumagap ng impormasyon.

  4. @kubi
    the beauty of bloglines is that you can catch almost everything.

    it’s a big lie! lolz!


  5. lack of published research papers is the reason why admu ranked lower than dlsu. geniuses from admu want to keep the knowledge within the walls of admu while lasallites boast every little thing they know.


  6. Haha. Despite La Salle ranking higher, Ateneo ranks highest among the four in HIREABILITY. >:)

    I guess that thats the reason why VP wants to create a dresscode. >_< Para mas hireable pa.

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