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UST Symphony Orchestra to render classics in ‘Opus II’

Latest News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:01
THE UST Symphony Orchestra will play a repertoire of romantic classics in “Opus II,” a concert to be held May 25 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium. The orchestra, under the baton of orchestral conducting student Jedrick Itugot, will return to classical music after performing mostly contemporary music in recent concerts. The orchestra will play music […]

UST is 2nd top-performing school in LET board exams

Latest News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:01
THE UNIVERSITY emerged as the second top-performing school in the March 2017 licensure examinations for teachers (LET) in the secondary level. UST registered an 80.95-percent passing rate, or 51 students passing out of 63 examinees. This was a lower passing rate from last year’s 93.75 percent or 45 out of 48 examinees. The University of […]

Anti-death penalty advocates, lawmakers gather in UST

Latest News - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:12
HUNDREDS of protesters from various trooped to the University on May 21 to protest the planned re-imposition of death penalty in the country. The protesters assembled at Mabuhay Rotonda in Quezon City and marched to the Plaza Mayor in UST, where a program and Eucharistic celebration was held. Present at the event were senators Risa […]

Nick Joaquin and Julio Nakpil honored in exhibit

Latest News - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 21:54
A FACULTY member of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) mounted the works of National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin and Filipino composer Julio Nakpil in an exhibit at Ayala Museum last May 20. Mary Ann Bulanadi, who teaches interior design in CFAD, curated the exhibit along with Faye Cura, a researcher from […]

Rector to Batch 2017: Remain steadfast in faith, stand up for the truth

Latest News - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:46
BE STEADFAST in your faith, stand by the truth and give in to none except to a conviction of honor. This was the message of UST Rector Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P as the University sent out 8,376 graduates during the Baccalaurate Mass last May 19 at the UST open field. The graduating students were […]

Respect for life applies even to criminals —UST theology dean

Latest News - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:49
FACULTY of Sacred Theology Dean Rev. Fr. Rodel Aligan, O.P. has denounced the death penalty as a “sanitized or stylized form of vengeance” and said respect for human life applies even to criminals. “Each of us is called to respect the life and the dignity of human being. Respect for life applies to all, even […]

La Salle dean proposes ban on political turncoats

Latest News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 19:21
A POLITICAL science professor is calling for the passage of a Senate bill that seeks to prevent switching among members of national political parties. “We must develop party-citizen linkages. Any organization mingles with [their] members. Political parties should also do so,” said Julio Teehankee, dean of the De La Salle University College of Liberal Arts, […]

Thomasian ranks 2nd in worldwide management accountant exams

Latest News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:46
A THOMASIAN ranked second in the recent worldwide certified management accountant (CMA) examinations, making her qualified to practice internal audit overseas. Eunice Ann Libaton, who obtained her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from UST in June 2016, will also receive the Distinguished Perfomance Award from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA), which administered the examinations. […]

Fight social injustice, Tagle urges faithful during Fatima centennial celebration

Latest News - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 18:37
MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged parishes to lift the lives of the poor by fighting “social injustices,” as he led the centennial celebration of the Fatima apparitions yesterday. “Buhayin ang katawan ni Hesus, buhayin ang templo Espiritu Santo. Sa tulong ng ating Mahal na Ina, sana magkaroon tayo ng punong silid para sa […]

‘Fidel’ dominates Sampung Sulyap 2017

Latest News - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 16:21
A SHORT film by the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) Student Council bagged nine awards, including Best Picture, in the “Sampung Sulyap” film festival awards night last May 13 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium. CFAD Student Council’s entry, titled “Fidel,” also won Best in Advocacy, Best Cinematography, Best Storyline, the People’s […]

Bishop urges conversion and penance as Church marks Fatima centennial

Latest News - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 00:22
NOVALICHES Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani has called on the faithful to seek conversion and penance, as the Church marks the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima. “Ang ating mundo ay nalalambungan ng napakaitim na lambong—ng egoism, selfishness … ang Diyos ay hindi na Diyos, pinalitan na ng sarili, pinalitan na ng maraming idolo,” […]

Med-tech student gets GWA of 1.059, is named valedictorian of Batch 2017

Latest News - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 21:16
THE VALEDICTORAN of Batch 2017 is a medical technology graduate, who will receive the highest Latin honors from the University for his general weighted average of 1.059. Neill Steven Cachuela was among the recipients of the Rector’s Academic Award, UST’s highest academic excellence award, during the Students’ Awards Day on May 12 at the Quadricentennial […]

Rector on death penalty bill: ‘Go against the tide, promote culture of life’

Latest News - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 19:37
UST Rector Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. has called on the Thomasian community to join movements against the re-imposition of death penalty in the country by “going against the tide” and promoting a culture of life and respect for human dignity. In a statement dated May 12, Dagohoy called the passage of House Bill 4727 […]

UST passing rate drops in May 2017 civil engineering board exams

Latest News - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:10
THE UNIVERSITY posted a 44.47-percent passing rate in the recent civil engineering licensure exams, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. Seventeen Thomasians passed out of 38 examinees. This was a drop from last year’s 71.43 percent, in which 35 made the cut out of 49 examinees. De La Salle University-Manila was named top-performing school with […]

Address cybercime in schools —education lawyer

Latest News - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:16
AN EDUCATION lawyer has called for policies that address cybercrime cases in educational institutions. Joseph Noel Estrada, legal counsel of Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, said schools should recognize the dangers of social media abuse. “The problem with cyberspace, social media [is] they provide tools to improve communication of our schools and our community, […]

Science professor leads 18th Dangal ng UST honorees

Latest News - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:39
A FACULTY MEMBER from the College of Science was inducted to the “Hall of Fame” as top Thomasian professors were awarded last May 11 at the 18th Dangal ng UST awards held in the Medicine Auditorium. Science professor Allan Patrick Macabeo received the Hall of Fame Award after receiving three recognitions in past Dangal ng […]

Accountancy, Artlets dethrone Eng’g in 40th Pautakan

Latest News - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:15
THE UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy secured its third championship title in the group category of the 40th edition of Pautakan, the oldest inter-collegiate quiz contest in the country, defeating the Faculty of Engineering.   JUST IN: The AMV College of Accountancy is #Pautakan2017‘s group category champion. — The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) May 8, […]

‘Stories of change’ featured in Sampung Sulyap 2017

Latest News - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 21:33
THE LIFE-CHANGING stories of Thomasians were featured a series of short films in the “Sampung Sulyap” film festival, which opened last May 6 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium. Now on its sixth year, the annual event, titled “Sampung Sulyap: Sampung Natatanging Kuwento ng Pagbabago,” featured stories on the lives of 10 Thomasians. The […]

UST Salinggawi retells myth of Cotabato’s sea monster in annual dance concert

Latest News - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 00:15
THE UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe staged a retelling of the mythical sea serpent Bakunawa in its 49th dance concert at the UST Seminary Gym last May 4 to 5. “We decided to use this event as a dark metaphor to [highlight] the pressing news about land grabbing that is happening to our indigenous people,” head […]

UST Library launches rare books, digital library in ‘Semper Lumina’ exhibit

Latest News - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 21:26
MULTIVOLUME catalogues of the University’s rare books, periodicals and collections were launched by the UST Miguel de Benavides Library and Archivo de la Universidad de Santo Tomas (AUST) in an exhibit at the Edsa Shangri-La Garden Ballroom last May 5. The formal launching ceremony titled “Semper Lumina” is a follow through of “Lumina Pandit,” the […]