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UST Central Seminary holds thanksgiving concert for its 90th anniversary

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:18
THE UST Central Seminary on Sunday held a thanksgiving concert titled, “Himig Pasasalamat,” in celebration of its 90th anniversary as the official interdiocesan seminary of the Philippines at the UST Central Seminary Chapel. Its official choir, Psalterion, conducted by Michael Bernardino, kicked off the concert with a rendition of Newsboys’ “Stay With Me,” followed by […]

Love of money and power corrupts, blinds – Tagle

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:10
MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Monday warned against idolatrous worship of money and power that blinds people from the truth, during the Mass for the rededication of the altar at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros. “Tingnan mo ang inaalay sa diyos-diyosan ng kapangyarihan: [ang] katotohanan. Sinusunog ang katotohanan… [K]aya wag kang maghandog nang […]

Thomasian singers lead youth opera group in debut production

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:29
THOMASIAN singers led a group of young talents in a debut musical production titled “Of Thrones and Tiaras” on Dec. 9 at the Ronac Lifestyle Center in Makati. Thomasian singer Renz Nathaniel Cruz, director of the production, assembled talents from UST as well as from University of the Philippines (UP), New Era University and Mapua […]

Be the ‘voice of God’ for the marginalized, Filipino Dominicans told on their 47th anniversary

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:21
FILIPINO Dominicans were urged to be the “voice of God” for the marginalized in their respective ministries during the celebration of the 47th anniversary of the Dominican Province in the Philippines (DPP) on Dec. 8. Fr. Napoleon Sipalay, Jr., O.P., head of the Filipino Dominican province, emphasized the need to tackle difficult questions in society […]

Scholar: Literature should denounce ‘patriarchal ideology’

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:50
THOMASIAN scholar Ferdinand Lopez said writers should use literature to “service” or empower oppressed women and gays. “As a writer, I am challenged to produce texts such as poems or stories which are supposed to be serviceable to women and gays,” Lopez said during a discussion on gender at the Miguel de Benavides Library Conference […]

Himig Tomasino champs hold concert at UST Museum

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:39
TWO-TIME Himig Tomasino champions the UST Chorus of Arts and Letters offered a variety of Christmas carols and sacred songs in “Gloria et Exaltatio,” a concert held on Dec. 1 at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences. The choir opened the night with a combination of Latin and English piece titled “Jubilate Deo.” The […]

Steer clear of social media carelessness — media expert

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:22
AN AMERICAN communications professor urged journalism students to be sensible in the use of social media to avoid misinformation and vulnerability from fake information. Stephanie Edgerly, an associate professor of the Medill School of Journalism in Chicago, Illinois, said the lack of context in social media often leads to the spread of false information. “When […]

CCP launches 2nd edition of Encyclopedia of Philippine Art

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:05
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) launched the second edition of Encyclopedia of Philippine Art with 12 volumes and a digital edition last Nov. 29 at the CCP Main Theatre Lobby in Pasay. The 12 volumes cover indigenous peoples of the Philippines, Architecture, Visual Arts, Film, Music, Dance, Theater, Broadcast Arts and Literature. Regalado […]

Imitate Blessed Mother’s trust in God, Thomasians urged

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:28
THOMASIANS were called to emulate the Blessed Mother’s courage to accept God’s plan in her life in a Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church on Friday. “There would be no Christmas without Immaculate Conception. For us Christians, be open to receive what Mary has […]

Thomasian musicians triumph in national competition

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:17
TWO THOMASIANS clinched the second place in the piano and guitar categories of this year’s National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), held on Nov. 22 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). UST Professor Renato Lucas, NAMCYA secretary general, said NAMCYA is a platform for nation-building. “[Music] must be used as a tool […]

Last day of Inkblots 2018 tackles value of clear communication

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:12
CAMPUS journalists were urged to focus on making reports that can easily be understood by readers on the last day of the 20th Inkblots. Jose Maria Carlos, CNN Philippines’s editorial director, said digital technology has changed “how we work [and] how we write,” but stressed that broadcast journalism remains committed to using a language that […]

State U publications dominate 4th UST nat’l campus journ awards

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:07
CAMPUS publications from state-run universities dominated the 4th UST National Campus Journalism Awards with entries tackling national controversies. Rebel Kulê of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman earned the Best In-Depth Story Award for its entry “Lumad Intensify Calls Against Martial Law.” The story focused on the suffering of the Lumad in Mindanao due to the implementation of extended […]

Rap battle, hindi modernisasiyon ng balagtasan — makata

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:18
BINIGYANG-DIIN ng isang premyadong makata at propesor sa Panitikang Filipino na hindi katumbas ng modernong rap battle ang balagtasan. Giit ni Michael Coroza, malaki ang pagkakaiba ng balagtasan at rap battle dahil nagtataglay sila ng magkaibang ideolohiya, anyo, tema, kultura at lugar na pinagtatanghalan. “Para sa [mga tao sa likod ng liga ng rap battle], […]

UST mounts Disney-inspired Paskuhan

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:54
UST VICE Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. opened this year’s Disney-themed Paskuhan last Dec. 3, telling Thomasians to prepare as the “Prince of Peace” is coming. “Isaiah prophesized that this ‘Prince’ will establish a kingdom. For unto us a child is born and a government will be upon His shoulders and His name will be […]

Veteran journos stress  importance of fact-checking in the digital age

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:47
SEASONED media practitioners said fact-checking remains vital in the digital age to maintain credibility, on the second day of the 20th Inkblots last Dec. 5. John Nery, an opinion columnist from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, highlighted the importance of verification. “The most important element of journalism is verification. Verification means testing the truth,” he said. […]

Thomasian is No.1 in November 2018 Nursing board exams, UST scores 100 percent for 4th straight year

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:50
THE UNIVERSITY remained the top-performing school in the November 2018 licensure exams for nurses for the fourth straight year, and continued its streak of its perfect passing rates since 2015. Thomasian Jennifer Quirante led the country’s fresh batch of nurses with a score of 87.80 percent. Benedict Jerome Calano secured the fifth spot after posting […]

UST is top-performing school for elementary teachers board exam  anew

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:36
THE UNIVERSITY is the top-performing school for elementary teachers for the fifth straight year in the September 2018 licensure examinations for teachers (LET). UST posted an 86.78-percent passing rate, or 105 out of 121 examinees. This was lower than last year’s 93.81 percent, or 106 passers out of 113 examinees. Rhea Joy Genson of the […]

Filipino philosophy requires literature, discourse – Prof Emeritus Co

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:13
PROFESSOR Emeritus Alfredo Co said Filipino philosophy needs literature and discourse during a discussion at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) last Nov. 29. “Great philosophy comes with the birthing of ideas. These ideas have to be committed to a rational discourse and [writing] to form a body of literature,” Co said. “Without a […]

Simbahayan mounts exhibit for Red Wednesday

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:51
THE SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office and the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) launched “Where God Weeps,” an exhibit on persecuted Churches to promote religious freedom, last Nov. 28 at the Main Building lobby. “We need to use our religion to bridge peace with other religions and cultures,” UST Simbahayan Director Mark Anthony Abenir […]

Conservatory, JHS perform in UST Museum annual Christmas concert

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:26
THE CONSERVATORY of Music and UST Junior High School performed a lively Christmas repertoire in a concert titled “Christmas at the Museum: Musical Night” last Nov. 16 to 17 at the UST Museum. Accompanied by percussionist Marco Raquiza, the UST Guitar Octet opened the concert with American guitarist Andrew York’s “Djembe.” It was followed by […]