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Thomasians welcome proclamation of complete set of student council officers

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:32
THOMASIANS welcomed a complete executive board of the Central Student Council (CSC) after the release of election results last Saturday, but some expressed dismay over candidates’ lack of experience and awareness on social issues. The next set of officers should take negative reactions from some Thomasians on social media as a challenge, said outgoing CSC secretary Therese […]

Former ‘V’ editor in chief is 6th in 2017 Bar exams; UST’s 5-year Top 10 drought ends

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:02
FORMER Varsitarian editor in chief Lorenzo Luigi Gayya and two others led the new batch of Thomasian lawyers, ending UST’s five-year drought in the Top 10 of the Bar examinations. Gayya, a journalism alumnus, placed sixth in the 2017 Bar examinations with a score of 89.10 percent. Fellow UST law graduates Klinton Torralba and Emma […]

Literature profs highlight writing from personal experiences in workshop

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 08:32
THOMASIAN literature professors highlighted the significance of “autoethnography” in a writing workshop last April 19 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Autoethnography is a form of literature about one’s personal experiences, with consideration to the subject’s cultural meaning and social understanding. Prof. Felicidad Pereña, who served as the workshop […]

‘Truth uplifts dignity of the person,’ Thomasian nun says on silver jubilee anniversary

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 07:39
A THOMASIAN nun said truth uplifts the dignity of the human person as she celebrated her 25th jubilee anniversary as a Good Shepherd sister last April 22. Sr. Regina Kuizon, a journalism alumna of UST and former Varsitarian assistant publications adviser,  said the truth is based on God’s righteousness and not on people’s interests. “[I]t […]

UST scores 100 percent in master electrician exams

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 07:20
THE UNIVERSITY recorded a perfect score in the April 2018 master electrician licensure examinations, with all two Thomasian examinees passing the test. Jayson Bonajos of Bohol Island State University topped the board exams with a score of 93 percent. De La Salle University-Lipa was hailed as the year’s top-performing school in the master electrician board […]

Preach through films that inspire hope and emotions, UST seminarians urged

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 19:29
UST seminarians were urged to preach through films that will ignite hope and emotions for the young “visual” generation, during a contemporary philosophy indie film showing and symposium at the UST Martyrs’ Hall on Wednesday. Fr. Norman Peña, Jr. of the Society of St. Paul challenged seminarians to produce films of hope to inspire reconciliation of […]

Fight ‘fake news’ through ‘relevant literature,’ critics say in 10th Paz Latorena lectures

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 19:18
CRITICS said “relevant literature” could be a powerful force in the battle against “fake news,” during the 10th Paz Latorena Memorial Lectures last April 17 at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino. Rolando Tolentino, director of the University of the Philippines (UP) Institute of Creative Writing, took a swipe on writers who do not deal with important […]

Music and fashion wed in beneficiary concert for Marawi siege victims

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 19:09
THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas Symphony Orchestra serenaded a full house at “Marawing Salamat: The Best of Opera and Fashion,” a benefit concert for the Duyog Marawi Organization held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater last April 6. The first half of the concert was a line-up of arias from famous operas weaved to become a war story. Randy […]

Paglilimbag muli ng mga akda ni Emilio Jacinto, isinulong

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:13
MAGDALENA, LAGUNA – Isinulong ang muling paglilimbag ng mga akda ni Emilio Jacinto, isang Tomasino at bayaning manunulat, kasabay sa paggunita ng ika-119 anibersaryo ng kaniyang kamatayan sa Magdalena, Laguna noong ika-16 ng Abril. “Hindi nagiging pamilyar sa marami ang mga nasulat ni Jacinto lalo na ‘yung Kartilya ng Katipunan. Hindi nailalagay sa mga textbook […]

‘Feminism requires action by educating everyone about women’

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:29
A THOMASIAN philosophy professor said feminism should go beyond theory and require action by educating everyone about women. “If you really want to work on feminism, it’s not enough that you do theories about feminism. It’s about teaching other people about it as well so that these theories can come into play. There has to […]

Salinggawi tackles Marawi crisis in 50th annual concert

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:11
The Salinggawi Dance Troupe performed a piece set against a backdrop of the Marawi crisis for its 50th annual dance concert “Sarimanok: Tanglaw sa Panahon ng Sigwa,” which ran from April 11 to 12 at the Medicine auditorium. Salinggawi choreographer Robert Stephen Biadoma and writer Dianne Torres conceptualized and wrote the story, taking fragments from the different Sarimanok folktales as material […]

Strengthen family laws instead of allowing divorce – UST Rector

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:54
UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. has spoken out against proposals to legalize divorce in the country, urging lawmakers to strengthen family laws instead of “providing an easy way out.” “I think we have to strengthen more and revisit laws that we have in the Philippines like the Civil Code and the Family Code and […]

CSC Executive Board has full slate next academic year

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 23:36
21 April 2018, 11:30 p.m. – A COMPLETE Central Student Council (CSC) Executive Board will lead the Thomasian student body next academic year, turning the page from massive abstentions last year. Political science junior Francis Gabriel “Kiko” Santos was elected president with 13,351 votes, beating Civil Law sophomore Karizza Kamille Cruz who obtained 9,414 votes. A […]

UST places 4th in fresh grad ’employability’ 

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:40
THE UNIVERSITY ranked fourth in the employability of its graduates in the Philippines, recruitment website Jobstreet announced on Wednesday. The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) topped the list of schools with “employable” graduates followed by the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila in a 2017 survey. According to the poll, employers preferred […]

UST Rector leads groundbreaking of new GenSan campus

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:46
UNIVERSITY Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. led the groundbreaking rites of UST’s satellite campus in General Santos City in Mindanao on Friday. UST GenSan will be an 80-hectare campus, four times the size of UST Manila, in the villages of Ligaya and Katangawan. Dagohoy said the new satellite campus would offer affordable education, following standard […]

CSC candidates for secretary, treasurer, auditor and PRO

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:15
Secretary Carol Anne Balita JOURNALISM junior and Central Student Council (CS)C) candidate for secretary Carol Anne Balita envisions an “inclusive” student council that goes beyond the borders of the mandated responsibilities. “Ang vision ko sa CSC is siya ‘yong magiging autonomous na magpapakita ng itsura ng society ngayon. As a journalism student, gusto ko maging […]

Sole VP candidate seeks to improve student safety and security

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:15
WITH A platform aimed at ensuring the students’ safety and security, biochemistry junior Victor Amores runs is running unopposed for the vice-presidential seat in the Central Student Council (CSC) Executive Board. The former Faculty of Pharmacy Student Council secretary is eyeing to revive the Sampaloc-UST Neighborhood Watch or SUN Watch, a watchdog group formed in […]

Tomas Rosario Jr. hailed for Filipino translation of Aquinas’ Summa

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:20
A FILIPINO researcher lauded the late translator and philosophy professor Tomas Rosario Jr. for his Filipino translation of the Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas’s greatest work. “Yumuko siya (Rosario) bilang isang mag-aaral sa paanan ni Santo Tomas at sa pamamagitan niyon ay nagpatuloy siyang baybayin ang bawat taludtod ng kanyang Summa, hanggang sa naisaloob niya […]

Veteran Thomasian journalist Nestor Mata, 92

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:38
VETERAN newsman Nestor Mata died last April 12 at the Cardinal Santos Memorial Medical Center. He was 92 years old. Mata obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degree in foreign affairs in UST, and taught political science and journalism subjects in the University. He was the lone survivor of the plane crash that […]

UST scores 100 percent in electronic technician exams, improves in electronics eng’g

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 11:08
THE UNIVERSITY kept a 100-percent passing rate in the April 2018 electronics technician licensure examinations, with all four Thomasian examinees passing the test. Mark Jefferson Arellano of Cagayan State University – Tuguegarao topped this year’s electronic technician board exams after scoring 89 percent. Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila remained the top-performing school with all of its […]