PH Olympian Ian Lariba’s alma mater De La Salle released a message re: her health condition

DLSU alumna and Philippine Olympian Ian “Yan Yan” Lariba was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), her family announced on May 29. She will undergo treatment this week.

We request the Lasallian community and to everyone who’s followed Yan Yan’s career to extend assistance and support her during this time. Those who are interested to offer financial assistance may send their donations through Mrs. Imelda N. Lariba by making deposits to the following savings accounts: BDO 8700007459 and UCPB 104120046272. For proper documentation, please email the transaction slips to [email protected].

Assistance can also be sent through the Advancement and Alumni relations Office’s DLSU U-SHARE online facility by visiting Please choose the campaign #KayaMoYAN when using the facility.

A graduate of BS in Management of Financial Institutions, Lariba has consistently brought pride to La Salle in the five years that she has played for the DLSU Lady Paddlers, winning Rookie of the Year in UAAP Season 74, Most Valuable Player in UAAP Seasons 75, 77, and 78, and being awarded Athlete of the Year in UAAP Season 77 and 78. Yan Yan remained undefeated throughout her UAAP career, a rare feat in the premier collegiate league.

Lariba earned her slot in the quadrennial event after winning in the Asian Olympic Games Qualification Tournament held last year in Hong Kong. She also holds the distinction of being the country’s first table tennis athlete to qualify for the Summer Olympics.

For inquiries or other concerns, please contact Nong Calanog or Joy Lanting at local 742.

Let us continue to pray for the speedy recovery of Ian Lariba.


Emmanuel M. Calanog
Executive Director, Office of Sports Development
De La Salle University, Taft, Manila

(Some parts were edited in order to be suitable for public viewing.)

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!