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Lakas Tomasino to face Lakasdiwa anew in 2019 CSC polls

39 min 2 sec ago
THE UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) has accredited the Lakas Tomasino Coalition for this year’s Central Student Council (CSC) elections, and will face rival Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) anew. In a resolution released on Tuesday, Comelec said Lakas Tomasino and Lakasdiwa had complied with the requirements set by the UST Students’ Election Code […]

Teatro Tomasino tackles fate in “Agnoia”

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:18
TEATRO Tomasino highlights the concept of “fate” in a contemporary setup in “Agnoia,” its second production for its 41st season, which opened last Jan. 16 at the Benavides Auditorium of Junior High School Building. “Agnoia” was written by Palanca award-winner Liza Magtoto and is based on the short story “Horoscope” by Eli Rueda Guies III. […]

‘My daughter’s not yet home’ — missing UST student’s mom

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:16
LEGAL management freshman Rizza Divine Camingawan is not yet home, her mother clarified on Friday, contradicting her husband Roland. Luisa Camingawan told the Varsitarian that the 18-year-old had yet to return from a supposed immersion with farmers in Quezon Province last December. Luisa said she was able to talk to her daughter on the phone […]

‘Missing’ legal mgmt freshman back home, father confirms

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:37
THE UST legal management freshman who went missing in December is back home from a month-long “immersion” with farmers in Quezon Province. In a text message, Roland Camingawan said his daughter, Rizza Divine, returned on Wednesday night. Rizza Divine’s participation in an immersion was confirmed by the League of Filipino Students, saying that immersions or […]

Father says legal mgmt freshman ‘missing’ after ‘immersion’

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:42
Jan. 16, 2019, 3 a.m. – THE FATHER of a UST legal management freshman has come out in the open in an effort to reach his daughter, who went missing in December after a supposed immersion with farmers in Quezon Province. Roland Camingawan sought help from radio station dzBB on Tuesday claiming his daughter Rizza Divine, 18, […]

Disertasyon ng Tomasinong Propesor sa Filipino, gagawaran ng KWF

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:29
ISANG Tomasinong propesor ang pararangalan ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) para sa kaniyang saliksik tungkol sa pagsasalin ng panitikang pambata. Hinirang na pinakamahusay na disertasyon ang saliksik ni Wennie Fajilan, propesor ng Departamento ng Filipino sa Unibersidad, na pinamagatang “Pananalig sa Bata: Kasaysayan at Panunuri ng Muling Pagsasalaysay at Pagsasaling Pambata sa Filipino” para […]

Former CFAD dean mounts first solo exhibit

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:26
JAIME de los Santos, former dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD), tackled subjects of women and flora in his first solo exhibit titled “Solo” last Dec. 22 at the SM Megamall Art Center in Mandaluyong. “I’m an advertising artist; I used to work for other companies. I prayed a lot for […]

5 Thomasians among fellows of UST National Writers’ Workshop

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 17:08
FIVE THOMASIAN alumni are set to join the UST National Writers’ Workshop on April 7 to 14 in Baguio City. Literature graduates Tristan Joshua Acda, Christine Andas and Ma. Doreen Evita Garcia were named as fellows for fiction, while journalism alumnus Benjamin Joshua Gutierrez and behavioral science alumna Ana Algabre-Hernandez were selected for katha. Gutierrez […]

Thomasian alumnus named Bishop of Daet, Camarines Norte

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:23
THOMASIAN Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon is the new bishop of the Diocese of Daet, following Pope Francis’s announcement on Wednesday. Alarcon took his philosophy degree at the Holy Rosary Major Seminary in Naga and finished his theological studies at the University of Santo Tomas. The 48-year-old priest was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Caceres […]

Brace for the new year with gratitude, faith – Rector

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 09:33
UST RECTOR Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. urged the faithful to emulate the Blessed Mother’s gratefulness and faithfulness amid fears and doubts in welcoming the New Year. “She had her own fears, anxiety, and questions…but she never allowed [them] to overtake her faith in God. She accepted this wonderful mystery to be a permanent companion as […]

The Varsitarian’s top stories of 2018

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 11:52
THE YEAR 2018 was a tumultuous one for the University, from the arrest of Aegis Juris fratmen over a hazing death, the alumni award for a controversial Malacañang appointee, and milestones such as the groundbreaking of the future General Santos campus. The Varsitarian recaps the stories that made the rounds on social media in the […]

In Memoriam: Remembering Thomasians we lost in 2018

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 02:47
AS THE year comes to a close, the Varsitarian remembers and pays tribute to Thomasians who passed away this 2018.   Jake Macasaet Amado “Jake” Macasaet, longtime newspaper publisher and former Varsitarian cadets editor, passed away last Jan. 7. He was 81. Macasaet, a veteran business editor, became publisher and owner of Ang Pahayagang Malaya (later Malaya […]

LENSPEAK: The Year in Photos

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 19:31
See the Varsitarian‘s top photos for the year 2018 through the lens of our photographers.

Top Filipino Dominican’s Christmas message: Start healing with peace, change of heart

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 22:56
FILIPINO Dominican Prior Provincial Fr. Napoleon Sipalay, Jr., O.P. called for peace and change of heart to usher healing amid social ills, during Christmas Eve Mass at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City on Monday. “Ito ‘yong kapayapaan na kailangan natin. [‘Y]ong kapayapaan ng mga taong nalulong sa droga na handang humingi ng tulong upang […]

Philets alumna pioneers schooling for the deaf

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 21:09
A SCHOOL in Project 4, Quezon City offers more than just sign language for children with hearing disabilities — it gives them a voice. The Maria Lena Buhay Foundation was named after the late daughter of its founder, Leticia Nietes-Buhay, former chief of UST’s speech department. Buhay believes children experiencing hearing problems could still learn […]

Pulitzer Prize winner: Keep bias for truth in fake news era

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 21:03
JOURNALISTS are called to promote greater transparency and “stick to the facts” as critics continue to attack their credibility, said Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Manuel “Manny” Mogato. Mogato, the Manila-based reporter of Thompson Reuters, was himself the target of vicious online attacks for his reporting on President Duterte. He received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for […]

Disney-inspired Paskuhan draws biggest crowd in recent years

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 09:18
AN ESTIMATED 100,000 Thomasians and guests flocked to the University for the Paskuhan concert and pyromusical display amid light rain showers last Dec. 21.   This was the highest number of Paskuhan revelers in recent years after the estimated 75,000 attendees in 2010, UST Security Chief Joseph Badinas told the Varsitarian. The security office implemented […]

Vaping: What difference does it make?

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 00:00
THE SMELL of burning tobacco still wafts in Antonio near the corner of Dapitan Street, but this time it is combined with an aromatic scent. While cigarettes continue to be the choice for most students who smoke, some of them have switched to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), more commonly known as vapes. “You will notice the […]

UST choirs collaborate for Christmas Concert 2018

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 08:41
UNDER one banner, choirs from all over the University shared the stage in this year’s UST Christmas concert held at the Santissimo Rosario Parish Church on Dec. 4. “It was the first time we did it [the collaboration] and I think it worked very well… hopefully, we can make it into a tradition,” Conservatory of […]

UST launches online platform for journals

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 08:29
THE UNIVERSITY launched an online platform for independent UST academic journals at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. building last Dec. 6. UST Secretary General Fr. Jesus Miranda Jr., O.P., said the portal is freely accessible to everyone as part of the University’s mission to disseminate scholarly wisdom. “The journals included in the portal existed beforehand. We […]