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Ateneo’s The Guidon, La Salle Dasmariñas’ El Heraldo lead UST nat’l campus journ awards winners

Latest News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:40
CAMPUS publications across the country were recognized in the 3rd UST National Campus Journalism Awards (UNCJA), with the winning entries tackling controversies under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Guidon of Ateneo de Manila bagged this year’s Best In-Depth News Award for its entry “Execution Day.” The story described an inmate’s last day before […]

UST tops nursing licensure exams for third straight year

Latest News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 02:45
THE UNIVERSITY retained its stature as the top-performing school in the nursing licensure exams for the third straight year, scoring a 100-percent passing rate in the November 2017 exams. All 300 UST examinees passed the exams, led by Veronica Louise Necor who placed second with a score of 88.80 percent. Thomasians Angelica Ann Louise Ignacio […]

‘Duterte to blame for priest’s death’

Latest News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:40
Priests called for an end to extrajudicial killings and blamed President Rodrigo Duterte for the death of 72-year-old Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez, who was killed by assassins in Nueva Ecija last Dec. 5. Fr. Oliver Castor, who considered Paez his “mentor,” blamed Duterte for the death, saying the regime’s culture of killings must stop. “We […]

Veteran journos urge students to fight for press freedom in 19th Inkblots

Latest News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:53
VETERAN media practitioners urged aspiring journalists to help preserve freedoms fought for and won by those who came ahead of them, at the opening of the 19th Inkblots, the UST National Campus Journalism Fellowship, last Dec. 9. “There is so much freedom now yet it is being taken for granted and abused. Why are so […]

Thomasian professionals needed to counter ‘strong force of evil’ – Central Seminary rector

Latest News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:03
THE RECTOR of the UST Central Seminary on Thursday said society was in need of more Christian and Thomasian professionals to fight the “strong force of evil.” In a Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the silver jubilee of the UST Center for Campus Ministry, Fr. Quirico Pedregosa Jr., O.P. said grace […]

Artlets dethrone Education in theology quiz contest 

Latest News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:50
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters nabbed the championship title in the 16th intercollegiate theology quiz bee from last year’s champion, the College of Education, at the Medicine Auditorium last Nov. 29. Philosophy seniors Anton Renessland and Andrew Domingo, sociology junior Alex Azul and history junior Dennis Amarante bested contestants from 14 other colleges, winning […]

Artlets, Philets alumni launch ‘Sanghaya Awards’

Latest News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:33
ALUMNI of the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) and the defunct Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (Philets) will honor outstanding alumni with the Sanghaya Awards, launched last Dec. 3 at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Alumni Center. Henry Tenedero, president of the UST Alumni Association, said the awards would go to the “epitome” […]

Use persona poems to be the ‘voice of the voiceless,’ young writers urged

Latest News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:13
Filipino writers urged literature students to be the “voice of the voiceless” through persona poems, or works that have dramatic characters as speakers, in a creative writing seminar at the Thomas Aquinas Research Center Auditorium on Dec. 4. “Lumayo tayo roon sa ideyang ang mga personal na experiences lang natin ang kaya nating isulat. [Sumulat] […]

UST improves in research, internationalization; retains 4-star QS rating

Latest News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:01
THE UNIVERSITY improved in research and internationalization while maintaining its four-star rating from the London-based consultancy Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS). UST was rated four stars in teaching and internationalization, up from three stars last year, and three stars in research from two stars last year. The University retained its perfect five-star ranking in employability, facilities, social responsibility […]

Thomasian lensman’s photograph of Badjao kid reaps international acclaim

Latest News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:32
The image of a severely malnourished Badjao boy by the window in Lucena City brought acclaim for photographer John Even Dominic Regala. But more importantly, Regala’s “Bata sa Bintana” was a powerful represenation of a reality in the Philippines that needs attention. “I think it connected well with the jury in terms of showing a […]

Businessman is ‘weekend warrior’ in Marawi

Latest News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:18
A LETTER from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in May signaled an about-face in the life of an executive from a telephone communication industry. Businessman Roberto Almario, 48, was summoned by the AFP to report for active duty as lieutenant colonel in Marawi on the night President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in […]

Beijing lapdog Duterte makes a mockery of Asean

Latest News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 19:02
DESPITE chairing the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit this year, in which he could have lead Southeast Asian nations in checking Communist China’s imperialist tendencies as shown in the latter’s, encroachments on islands off seas surrounding, the region, especially the West Philippine Sea, President Duterte unsurprisingly played cozy with totalitarian Beijing who […]

Social issues tackled in fundraising exhibit

Latest News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:20
POVERTY, education and environment were given the spotlight in a fundraising photo exhibit last Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 at the College of Education Playground. The exhibit, titled “Project E.S.P.I.A: Enlightening Student Participation in the Age of Anthropocene,” was mounted to support public high schools in Pamarawan, Bulacan. “We decided to highlight three issues [in […]

UST to hold special screening of Cinemalaya film ‘Respeto’

Latest News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:15
THE ACTIVE Vista Human Rights Film Festival will host a special screening of award-winning Cinemalaya Film “Respeto” on Dec. 6, 1 p.m., at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium. The screening is open to the public. Directed by Alberto “Treb” Monteras II, former Varsitarian art director, the movie touches on Martial Law and President Rodrigo Duterte’s war […]

Journey, don’t just sympathize, with families of drug war victims, Dominicans urged

Latest News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:11
MEMBERS of the Order of Preachers were urged to “journey and not merely symphatize” with families of the victims of extrajudicial killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war in a gathering last Dec. 2. Fr. Butch Bombase, O.P., regional promoter of the Dominican Families for Justice and Peace and Care for Creation, highlighted the […]

UST goes red for persecuted Christians

Latest News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:41
THE BISHOP of Marawi urged the Thomasian community on Nov. 22 to fight for religious freedom, as the University participated in the global “Red Wednesday” campaign to honor Christians persecuted for their faith worldwide. Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Peña called on Thomasians to take inspiration in the youth of Marawi — the “seeds of […]

UST exorcist pushes for revival of exorcism ministry

Latest News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:38
A FILIPINO exorcist has called for the revival of the Ministry of Spiritual Liberation in the Philippines amid Filipinos’ inclination to “superstitions and occult practices.” Fr. Winston Cabading, O.P., regent of the College of Education, said the Ministry of Spiritual Liberation would be a “beacon of hope” for individuals victimized by the spiritual powers of […]

Evangelize, condemn brutal drug war through social media—Caloocan bishop

Latest News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:35
SOCIAL media should be used as a tool to evangelize and enlighten Filipinos on their wrongdoings, such approval of extrajudicial killings in the Duterte administration’s war against illegal drugs. Speaking on the theme “Inspire: Dispelling the Darkness in Social Media,” Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David encouraged the attendees of the 6th Catholic Social Media Summit […]

String and wind instruments featured in Music alumni concert

Latest News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:18
A GROUP of three Music alumni showcased the art of playing the guitar, the flute and the cello in “Triptych,” a debut concert held at the Recital Hall of the Conservatory of Music last Nov. 23. The trio, who goes behind the name Triptych, consists of guitarist Alberto Mesa, flutist Raymond Sarreal, and cellist Anthony […]

Mga manunulat, hinikayat na makihalubilo sa mga intelektuwal

Latest News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:12
UPANG makalikha ng mga kathang naaayon sa usaping panlipunan sa Filipinas, kinakailangang makihalubilo ng mga manunulat sa hanay ng mga eksperto sa agham, politika at mga teknikal na paksa. Ito ang pahayag ni Allan Derain, manunulat ng katha, sa kaniyang panayam sa Philippine Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists (PEN) 2017 Congress noong ika-21 at 22 […]