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Blue Eagles pay tribute to outgoing Ateneo prexy Fr. Jett

With Fr. Jett Villarin’s term as president of Ateneo de Manila University coming to an end last July 31 — the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Blue Eagles made sure to express their gratitude to him.

Members of the last nine Ateneo Men’s Basketball Team’s performed their rendition of Hamilton’s “You’ll Be Back”.

The video was directed by Sandy Arespacochaga and Jon Jacinto and organized by Blue Eagles team official Debbie Tan.

Headlining the Ateneo ensemble was program booster Manny V. Pangilinan.

“Fr. Jett, thank you so much for your nine years of service, for your leadership, for your dedication,” said the businessman, who has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics degree in Ateneo.

During his time as university president, Fr. Villarin, who succeeded Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, saw the Blue Eagles win five UAAP Men’s Basketball crowns (Seasons 74-75, 80-82). In that span, he worked with three head coaches in Norman Black, Bo Perasol, and Tab Baldwin.

“Just wanted to congratulate you on your stint at Ateneo. It’s an understatement that you did a great job there,” said current Meralco head coach Black.

“Maraming salamat sa pinapadala mo every Christmas. Walang paltos,” quipped current UP mentor Perasol.

“Don’t be a stranger. Come back and see us and I hope that’s very soon,” expressed current Ateneo tactician Baldwin.

“Take care, Father, and I hope you the very best.”

Also taking part in the video were Kirk Long, Nico Elorde, Greg Slaughter, Justin Chua, Bacon Austria, Frank Golla, Tonino Gonzaga, Chris Newsome, Kiefer Ravena, Von Pessumal, Vince Tolentino, Aaron Black, Anton Asistio, Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto, Isaac Go, Mike Nieto, Adrian Wong, William Navarro, Gian Mamuyac, Tyler Tio, Raffy Verano, Jolo Mendoza, SJ Belangel, Angelo Kouame, Geo Chiu, Matthew Daves, BJ Andrade, Jason Credo, Patrick Maagdenberg, and Dwight Ramos.

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Fr. Jett will be succeeded by Fr. Roberto Yap.

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