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2 Thomasians place 9th in November 2018 civil eng’g board exams

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:01
TWO THOMASIANS landed on the ninth spot in the November 2018 licensure examinations for civil engineers. Jinno Edison Enriquez and Wilson Kristoffer Ricarte led the fresh batch of Thomasian civil engineers, after both recorded identical scores of 94.30 percent. Enriquez and Ricarte shared the ninth spot with Ma. Patricia Leriezz Corpuz of the University of […]

UST Lit profs hit ruling on removal of Filipino, Panitikan subjects

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:57
UST’s Literature department denounced on Thursday the Supreme Court ruling removing Filipino and Panitikan courses in college. In a statement, the department stressed that the ruling failed to account for the importance of Filipino and Panitikan in shaping critical minds. “Ang usaping ito ay nangangahulugan din ng pagtatanggal sa kakayahang umunawa at magpakatao dulot ng […]

‘Regional literary works important in periodization of Philippine literature’

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:03
A FILIPINO cultural scholar urged writers to value regional literary works, stressing that they are vital in organizing the historical information of the country. John Iremil Teodoro, a scholar of Hiligaynon literature, said Filipino writers and scholars must develop works written in the regional languages. “No Philippine literature will materialize if we will not value […]

Thomasian alumna wins EU essay writing contest

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:30
HISTORY alumna Hannah Joy Ibarra won in the collegiate category of the essay writing contest “What’s EUr Story?” organized by the European Union (EU) delegation to the Philippines. Ibarra’s winning entry, “The Power of Education,” tackled the influence of European education in the country. “I am inspired by the European influence in education, exemplified in […]

Thomasian veteran writer: Make readers ‘more intelligent’

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:15
UST LITERATURE Department Chairman Joselito de los Reyes urged writers to pass on knowledge to their readers during a discussion on creative writing at the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College or Accountancy building last Nov. 8. “As a creative writer, [you] should make sure that readers learn something from [your] creations. [Readers] must feel that they […]

UST urged to keep Filipino subjects after SC ruling on K to 12

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 17:34
THE HEAD of the University’s Filipino Department has urged the UST administration to continue offering Filipino subjects under the new curriculum despite the Supreme Court (SC) ruling to exclude Filipino from core subjects in college. The SC lifted on Oct. 9 the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) memorandum order […]

Thomasians top psychometricians, psychologists board exams

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 00:55
THE UNIVERSITY was named the second top-performing school anew in the October 2018 licensure exams for psychometricians, while 11 Thomasians landed in the top 10. Lenard Alain Espiritu led the new batch of Thomasian psychometricians, notching the fifth spot with a score of 81.40 percent. Thomasians Angelica Mula Adia and Samantha Camille Saguin were tied […]

Be a martyr, stand for justice, Thomasians told

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:23
NOVALICHES Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani said standing up for justice is a way of showing martyrdom today, in a Mass commemorating the legacy of Thomasian martyrs at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church on Tuesday. “Maybe while in Luzon, you can become martyrs not because you are explicitly Christians, but because you are defending your neighbor […]

Manosa’s foundation holds fundraising auction for children in need

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:22
COLORFUL doors and windows were auctioned in “Awit at Laro,” a fundraising exhibit for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) Philippines, last Oct. 24 at The Gallery in Makati. The exhibit was organized by the Tungkod Foundation, an organization founded by National Artist Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa to help fund contemporary Filipino artists and […]

Tokhang ang Salita ng Taon sa Sawikaan 2018

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:02
HINIRANG ang “tokhang” bilang salita ng taon sa Sawikaan 2018 na ginanap sa Institute of Biology sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (UP) Diliman noong ika-26 ng Oktubre. Inilahok ng mamamahayag na si Mark Angeles ang salitang ito na hango sa salitang Cebuano na “toktok” o katok at “hangyo” o pakiusap. Naging madalas ang paggamit ng “tokhang” […]

Literature is beyond ‘instant gratification, fleeting celebrity’— Hidalgo

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:35
THOMASIAN veteran writer Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo stressed that writers’ works must “serve beyond instant gratification and fleeting celebrity,” during the Kumustahan: Creative Writing in the Philippines Today at One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites last Oct. 22. “The writers [should] still see themselves engaged in a quest for meaning or answers to our most disturbing questions or […]

Top writers tackle ethical responsibility in 14th Creative Writing Workshop

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:10
SOME OF the country’s top poets and fictionists tackled ethical responsibility in writing about mental health and other sensitive topics during the 14th Creative Writing Workshop held at the Tan Yan Kee Student Center last Oct. 27-28. Poet Vijae Alquisola said authors have an ethical responsibility in representing people dealing with mental health issues. “Creative […]

UST 2nd in med boards, 3 Thomasians in top 10

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:13
THE UNIVERSITY ranked second among the top-performing schools in the September 2018 licensure examinations for physicians, with three Thomasians landing in the top 10. Ernest Matthew Paggabao led the newest batch of Thomasian physicians, grabbing the third spot with a score of 90.58 percent. UST graduate Luisa Encarnacion secured the fifth spot with a score […]

8,700 examinees troop to UST for 2018 Bar Exams

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 15:39
THE UNIVERSITY welcomed 8,701 bar exam takers from all over the country on Sunday, as it hosted the Bar Examinations for the eighth straight year. In a statement, the Supreme Court said this was the highest number of Bar candidates in recent years. There were 7,290 examinees last year and 6,831 in 2016. The UST […]

Duterte’s hollow Halloween yarn

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 00:00
OCTOBER has passed and no revolution or uprising has taken place in the country, contrary to what the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has claimed to be a classic plot to oust President Duterte from power. Called “Red October,” the outlanding plot is clearly Duterte’s way to celebrate Halloween at the expense of the universities. Even as the […]

Salinggawi places 3rd in Sayaw Pinoy 2018

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 13:51
THE UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe clinched the third prize in the folk dance and contemporary dance categories of the annual dance competition Sayaw Pinoy 2018 held at the Luneta Open Air Auditorium, Rizal Park last Oct. 21. Salinggawi’s contemporary dance titled “Queueing Class” portrayed the everyday struggles of the working class, through brisk movements and […]

UST is 2nd in electronics technician board

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 20:41
THE UNIVERSITY was named the second top-performing school in the October 2018 licensure exams for electronics technicians, after posting a 97.70-percent passing rate. Eighty-five out of 87 Thomasian examinees passed. Last year, all 78 examinees made it to the cut. Justin Allen Arciga of Holy Angel University in Pampanga topped this year’s electronics technician board […]

Thomasian artists win in CCP 2018 Thirteen Artists Awards

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:03
TWO THOMASIANS were among the recipients of the Thirteen Artist Awards (TAA) held last Oct. 18 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Janos Delacruz, an advertising art alumnus, is known to deliver social commentary and self-exploration through art. “I believe that I should present my art not just in printing or sculpture but also […]

Kahalagahan ng ortograpiya sa pagtuturo, binigyang-diin

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:56
PINUNA ni Virgilio Almario, Pambansang Alagad ng Sining sa Panitikan, ang kakulangan sa paghahanda sa pagtuturo ng Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), sa paglulunsad ng Ortograpiyang Ilokano sa Kagawaran ng Edukasyon (DepEd) Rehiyon I sa lungsod ng La Union noong ika-18 ng Oktubre. “[K]ailangan kasi ang wastong paghahanda para sa ganitong gawain. Nawawala pa ‘yong […]

Thomasian architect Francisco Mañosa is National Artist for architecture

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 16:55
THOMASIAN architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa was named National Artist for architecture and allied arts, along with six other artists, in a ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on Wednesday. Mañosa, who graduated from the old College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1953, is known for his design philosophy of sustainability and versatility […]