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UST records 93-percent passing rate in chemical technician exams

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:59
THE UNIVERSITY recorded a 93.18-percent passing rate in the board examinations for chemical technicians, and a 74.29-percent passing rate for the separate licensure exams for chemists. Forty one out of 44 UST examinees passed the chemical technician exam. Last year, all 21 examinees made the cut. The University of the Philippines-Diliman was hailed as the top-performing […]

Former ‘V’ chief lensman wins Photographer of the Year Award

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:21
FORMER Varsitarian chief photographer Basilio Sepe was named “Photographer of the Year” in the International Photography Awards (IPA) Filipino last Oct. 4. His winning entry, “The Enemy in the Dark,” depicted the repercussions of the “bloody drug war” in the Philippines. The photos included a dead man’s head wrapped with plastic and packaging tape, the […]

End social stigma, emulate St. Padre Pio’s faithful heart — bishop

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:00
DEVOTEES of Padre Pio de Pietrelcina were urged on Monday to emulate his faithful heart amid social stigma, during the Mass in honor of the arrival of the saint’s heart relic in UST. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David said being on the police drug watchlist is the worst stigma in the country. “This stigma can get […]

Thomasian poet bags first prize in Palanca

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:55
THOMASIAN poet Paul Castillo won first prize in the Tula category of the 68th Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Castillo, a resident fellow of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, said winning the Palanca was partly a “validation” for a budding writer. “Palanca is partly a validation for someone looking […]

Combat selfishness, temptations with rosary, Santisimo Rosario parishioners told

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:45
PARISHIONERS of Santisimo Rosario in UST were urged on Sunday to combat selfishness and temptation by praying the Holy Rosary. “Each one of us has to battle every day against the forces of self-centeredness, self-absorption and self-righteousness,” Bishop Emeritus Florentino Cinense of Tarlac said during the celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lady of the […]

Duterte will meet Marcos’ fate

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:10
NEARING the fifth decade since the declaration of Martial Law, the nation finds itself reeling from the thousands of human rights abuses from the 21-year rule of Ferdinand Marcos. The scars of the past have not been settled and yet President Duterte, with clearance from a sycophantic Supreme Court, had ordered the burial of the […]

Holiness not found in ‘complex ideologies,’ La Naval devotees told

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 12:54
DEVOTEES of Our Lady of La Naval de Manila were urged on Thursday to strive for holiness by emulating Mary’s simplicity during the enthronement Mass at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. “Mary is the very model of life we should live. Her holiness is still remembered here. She renounced her own personal gain […]

Thomasian activists cry foul over AFP’s ‘red-tagging’

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 11:37
ACTIVIST youth groups denounced the statement of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) tagging the University in the purported “Red October” ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. Dindo Roxas, chairman of the League of Filipino Students-UST, claimed the move of the AFP placed the youth in danger, as it could be used as a […]

39th Manila International Book Fair: Celebrating the joy of reading with Thomasian writers

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 21:47
IN ITS five-day run, the 39th edition of Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) gathered 120,000 visitors from all ages. From Sept. 12 to 17, it became a venue for the exchange of ideas of writers, readers, and publishers. This year, the book fair expanded to two floors of the SMX Convention Center, compared with just […]

Varsitarian alumnus is Poet of the Year in Nick Joaquin Literary Awards

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 21:09
A THOMASIAN bagged the Poet of the Year award during the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA) last Sept. 25 at Resorts World Manila. Ramil Gulle, UST psychology alumnus, said being awarded the literary prize, named after the late National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, was a great honor for any Filipino writer. “Nick Joaquin is […]

Herculean task: Explaining the collective bargaining agreement

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 20:42
THE PROVISIONS of the proposed collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for 2016 to 2021 are up for a “major overhaul” as the elected negotiators of the 1,900-strong UST Faculty Union (USTFU) aim for an “inclusive” CBA in the following academic years. Five faculty negotiators said “no one will be left behind” in negotiations for a new […]

UST condemns AFP’s ‘red-tagging’

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:17
THOMASIANS denounced on Wednesday the inclusion of UST in the list of schools deemed as recruitment grounds of communists in a plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. UST Secretary General Fr. Jesus Miranda, O.P. said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) must prove its allegations first before dragging the University in its claims of […]

Only 5 regions ready for federalism: study

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:41
AN UNPUBLISHED research funded by the government found that the Philippines is not ready to transition to a federal form of government as only a minority of the proposed federal regions are prepared both economically and socio-politically. Dennis Coronacion, chairman of UST’s Department of Political Science, together with Froilan Calilung, were among those tapped by […]

Asserting rights to ancestral lands through education

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:34
EDUCATION is the Lumads’ “weapon” in their fight for their rights to their ancestral lands. This was the message of representatives from the indigenous people’s group as UST once again opened its doors for the annual Lumad Bakwit School program which was held from Sept. 14 to 17. Datu Tunging Mansumuy-At, a Lumad leader from […]

Duterte economic team hit for ‘slow’ response to rice problem

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:31
A THOMASIAN economist hit the economic managers of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for its ‘slow’ response to the country’s rice problem. Emmanuel Lopez, dean of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s graduate school, said the government should have foreseen the possibility of a rice shortage in the country and immediately imported “thousands […]

Info drive sought amid doubts over federal shift

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:00
EXPERTS are calling on the government to continue the information campaign on federalism even if the shift to a federal type of government faces uncertainty. Cleve Arguelles, chairman of the political science program at the University of the Philippines, said the information drive should not depend on the likelihood of success of the proposed constitution. […]

‘Butil’ honesty kiosks suffer losses because of dishonesty

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:00
“HONESTY kiosks” selling sweets and snacks in the University for charity have recorded heavy losses, ironically because of dishonesty among Thomasians. The “Bonded University Towards Imbued Learning” (Butil) Honesty Kiosks, proceeds of which go to Butil scholars at public schools in UST’s partner communities, recorded a P4,000 deficit, or discrepancy between actual and expected sales, […]

Pananaliksik, pinakamabigat na pamantayan sa pagtuturo – Almario

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:31
HINIKAYAT ng tagapangulo ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino ang mga guro na gamitin ang pananaliksik sa pagpapalaganap ng wikang pambansa at kultura, sa ginanap na Gawad Ulirang Guro sa Filipino 2018 noong ika-1 ng Oktubre sa gusaling Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Ayon kay Virgilio Almario, Pambansang Alagad ng Sining sa Panitikan, pananaliksik ang isa sa […]

‘Kindness, most important Confucian virtue in Filipinos,’ Thomasian prof says

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:19
A THOMASIAN faculty member said kindness is the most important virtue that Filipinos learned from the Chinese philosopher Confucius during the UST Confucian Night at the Winford Manila Resort and Casino last Sept. 28. Assoc. Prof. Lino Baron, chairman of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, said kindness is shown in the Filipino culture of bayanihan. […]

Thomasians place 1st, 2nd, 8th and 10th in medtech boards

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:10
FOUR Thomasians barged into the top 10 of the September 2018 licensure exams for medical technologists. Thomasian Lorenz Barro led the new batch of medical technologists with a score of 92.10 percent. Rolter Lorenz Lee, also of UST, placed second with a score of 91.80 percent. Thomasians Harissa Katrina de Lara and Jericho Balauro scored 89.90 […]