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UST posts 97.37-percent passing rate in librarian exams

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:53
THE UNIVERSITY posted a 97.37-percent passing rate, or 37 out of 38 examinees, in the September 2018 licensure examinations for librarians. This was higher than last year’s 90 percent, or 27 out of 30 examinees. Ma. Eunicia Flora Sagun led the new batch of Thomasian librarians, securing the fourth spot with a score of 88.35 […]

Thomasian author: ‘Adults should relate with children’s books’

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:15
THOMASIAN fictionist Iza Maria Reyes said children’s books should be “relatable” to adults, during the launching of her latest title “Ang Aking Agent Nanay” last Sept. 14 during the Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. “A children’s book is most effective if it is understood and can be appreciated by […]

‘Tackle Filipino experience in comics,’ artists urged

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:58
THOMASIAN artist Francis Martelino urged aspiring artists to tackle the Filipino experience in comics during a discussion last Sept. 16 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. “Filipino content and experiences can be automatically considered as unique. That is our culture, and definitely, you don’t have to borrow other experiences or cultures when creating comics,” […]

Veteran artists: Sense of humor missing in illustrations

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:56
THOMASIAN illustrators stressed the importance of passion as well as humor in book illustrations during a workshop last Sept. 16 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. Comic artist Rico Rival said being an artist was about “having the guts to continuously practice the art.” “Your generation is lucky because right at your nose, you […]

Letter to Vatican meant to ‘protect, not destroy, UST’ — Atio’s parents

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:43
PARENTS of the slain UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III said the letter they had sent to Vatican was meant to “protect, not to destroy” the University. The Castillos sent a letter to the Vatican in July, requesting for an investigation on how UST handled the hazing case involving their son. The family marked […]

Research, best weapon against fake news – Thomasian historian

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:24
A THOMASIAN historian said research is key in combating fake news, during the Manila International Book Fair last Sept. 15 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. Research will help Filipinos “have sharp, observant eyes” in discerning what is fake news or not, said journalism alumnus Jose Victor Torres during the launching of his newest […]

Bomb scare a hoax, says UST security chief

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:18
THE supposed bomb scare in the University was declared a hoax after the UST Security Office and the Manila Police District confirmed that no explosives were planted in the campus. UST Security Office Chief Joseph Badinas said the bomb threat was received through a text message by a medical technology student, who reported the threat […]

Kalayaan man ay may limitasiyon din

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:15
KAMAKAILAN lamang ay kinatigan ng Korte Suprema ang pasiya ng Court of Appeals na dapat managot ang aktibistang si Carlos Celdran sa kadahilanan ng “offending religious feelings” sa aksiyon nito sa isang pagtitipon ng mga kaparian noong 2010 sa katedral ng Maynila. Dala-dala ang isang plaklard na may salitang “Damaso” na tumutukoy sa kilalang mapang-aping […]

Mapanganib na information campaign

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:11
WALANG humpay ang pagpapahiya ni Mocha Uson, katuwang na kalihim ng Presidential Communications Operations Office, sa kaniyang sarili at sa mga taong nagtitiwala sa kaniya. Isang harap-harapang pambabastos, pareho sa mga tagasuporta ng pederalismo at hindi, ang ‘di kaaya-ayang laman ng isang video ni Uson na naglalayong magbigay ng impormasiyon tungkol sa federalismo. Ilang araw […]

National ID: Perhuwisiyo, hindi solusiyon

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:06
ISANG kahibangan at tila mapusok at hindi pinag-isipang aksiyon ang pagsasabatas ng isang National ID System na ginawang natatanging solusiyon sa hindi maubos-ubos na mga problemang kinahaharap ng gobyerno. Ika-6 ng Agosto nang lagdaan ni Pangulong Duterte ang Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) na siyang naglalayong mapagsama ang lahat ng mga ID na inisyu ng pamahalaan […]

Sapat, kaaya-ayang pasilidad para sa Artlets

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:01
NGAYONG taon ay pinasinayaan ang programang Creative Writing ng Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets). Kilalang minsang naging tahanan ang Unibersidad ng tatlong Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan—Bienvenido Lumbera, F. Sionil Jose at ang namayapang sina Cirilo Bautista at Rolando Tinio. Tunay na nakasasabik malaman na may kakayahan ang Unibersidad na tumanggap ng […]

Atios’s death anniversary: Time for justice, healing

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:28
A YEAR after the hazing tragedy, it’s about time for justice to be served and for healing to begin. This was the message of UST Secretary General Fr. Jesus Miranda, Jr., O.P. during the Mass for the first death anniversary of Civil Law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. “After that year of the sad event, […]

Thomasians join ‘Art for Everyone’ weeklong exhibit

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:37
THOMASIAN visual artists came together in “Art for Everyone 2018,” an art exhibit committed to supporting local artists and widening their audience at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City last Aug 30. The exhibit was participated in by 11 groups and 53 solo artists. Ronnie Lim, a biology and medicine alumnus, injected realism […]

Thomasian PR guru given Asia communication award

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:32
A THOMASIAN public relations (PR) guru was given the 2018 Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Asia Communication Award last Sept. 13 for a lifetime of contributions to the communication profession. Charlie Agatep, a cum laude journalism graduate of the defunct Faculty of Philosophy and Letters in 1950, received the AMIC Communication Award for […]

Top CFAD theses highlight variety of media

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:42
TWENTY-TWO Advertising Arts alumni mounted their theses in “Apollo: Voyage Beyond the Spectrum,” the annual best thesis exhibition of College of Fine Arts and Design’s (CFAD) Advertising Arts program last Aug. 4 to 8 at the Beato Angelico Gallery. “Apollo,” inspired by the National Aeronautics and Space Authority’s first spaceship to land on the moon, […]

Quirao is new Santo Domingo Convent prior

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:32
Fr. Roger Quirao, O.P. was installed on Wednesday as the new prior of the Santo Domingo Convent in Quezon City. Quirao replaced Fr. Roland Mactal, O.P. as the prior of the convent and rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Naval in Santo Domingo Church, the mother church of Filipino Dominicans. Quirao said […]

Address Lumad issues through education, shared humanity – Rector

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:24
UST RECTOR Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. said the University welcomed anew the Lumad for Thomasians to develop a sense of shared humanity as they help in educating the minority group. Dagohoy met with the Lumad representatives on Friday as part of the activities for the week-long “Lumad Bakwit School” in UST, a project of the […]

UST welcomes Lumad for Bakwit School

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 20:18
“STOP Lumad killings!” was the cry of over 70 Lumad representatives as they passed through the Arch of the Centuries to commence the second year of the “Bakwit School” or evacuee school program in the University. UST Simbahayan Director Mark Anthony Abenir said this year’s Bakwit School activities would include “enhancement classes”  and “interactive sessions.” Faculty […]

Senior high students flock to UST exhibit in consultation and guidance fair

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:36
THE UST Office for Admissions (OFAd) drew thousands of students in the 28th Career Consultation and Guidance Fair (CCGF) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. More than 10,000 graduating senior high students attended the event launched by the International Education Student Exchange Program with its partner academic institutions last Sept. 4 and 5. UAAP standouts […]

UST to host community dev’t certificate course

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:21
THE UNIVERSITY will offer a free one-month certificate course in Community Engagement and Organizing this academic year. The UST Simbahayan and the UST Graduate School Center for Continuing Professional Education (CCPED) will run the course from October to November this year and from March to April 2019. Mark Abenir, director of the UST Simbahayan, said […]