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F. Sionil Jose, pinarangalan dahil sa pagpapatibay ng ugnayan ng Europa, Filipinas

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 13:18
KINILALA ng European Union ang mga ambag ni Francisco Sionil Jose, isa sa mga “living literary treasures” ng bansa, na nagpapatibay ng ugnayan ng Europa at ng Filipinas sa pagdiriwang ng Europe Day noong ika-9 ng Mayo. Kaugnay ng parangal ang pagsisimula ng 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. Ayon kay Franz Jessen, embahador ng […]

CTHM student is Batch 2018 valedictorian with GWA of 1.11

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:48
CATHERINE Mondejar of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management leads the graduating batch of Thomasians this year as valedictorian, after obtaining the highest general weighted average of 1.11. Mondejar was among the recipients of the Rector’s Academic Award, UST’s highest academic excellence recognition, during the UST Student Awards at the Quadricentennial Pavilion on Friday. […]

Thomasian priest’s murder shed light on his advocacies – Bishop Pabillo

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:45
MANILA Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the brutal murder of Fr. Mark Ventura has helped shed light on the social issues he advocated for, in a Mass last May 4 for the repose of the soul of the Thomasian priest who was gunned down in Cagayan. In his homily, Pabillo said being true to following […]

Writers, artists pay tribute to literary titan Cirilo Bautista

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:39
WRITERS and artists paid tribute to the late National Artist Cirilo Bautista during the necrological service for him last May 10 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Bautista’s works served as the definition of the Filipino identity, said fellow National Artist F. Sionil Jose. “You (Bautista) deserve [the National […]

UST improves in May 2018 civil eng’g board exams

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:58
THE UNIVERSITY recorded a higher passing rate in the May 2018 civil engineering licensure examinations, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. UST’s passing rate rose to 61.76 percent, with 21 Thomasians making the cut out of 34 examinees, from last year’s 44.47 percent, or 17 out of 38 examinees. Renz Rodney Fernandez of West […]

Thomasian bishop Jose Oliveros dies at 71

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:42
THOMASIAN bishop Jose Oliveros of the Diocese of Malolos died on Friday morning after a three-year fight with prostate cancer. He was 71.  Msgr. Pablo Legazpi, vicar general of the Malolos diocese, reported that the prelate passed away at about 9 a.m.  The night before his passing, the Sacred Theology alumnus hinted on his Facebook […]

UST honors faculty, non-teaching staff in 19th Dangal ng UST awards

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:32
THE UNIVERSITY honored faculty members and non-teaching staff on Thursday for their service and contributions to UST in the 19th Dangal ng UST Awards at the Medicine auditorium. Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. said Thomasian professors should serve as an inspiration to others as they strive to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in […]

‘Retiring is about the legacy,’ UST Rector tells 37 retiring faculty members

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:36
Thirty-seven retiring faculty members of the University were honored for their years of service on Wednesday at the grand ballroom of the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building. In his message, Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. reminded this year’s retirees of the legacy that they would be leaving behind to their students. “Retiring is not necessarily […]

Artlets chorale bags back-to-back championship in Himig Tomasino

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:07
THE Chorus of Arts and Letters brought home the championship title anew in the annual “Himig Tomasino” competition, the country’s oldest-running intercollegiate choir competition, last May 5 at the Medicine Auditorium. “The pressure of defending our title was really on us this year. We really weren’t expecting much – just a worthy performance,” said Camille […]

Communication prof Aurora Tuble, 52

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 21:58
Asst. Prof Aurora Tuble, who taught communication and journalism courses at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, died on Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. She was 52. Tuble taught in Artlets beginning 1999 and briefly served as journalism coordinator from 2005 to 2006. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in communication arts at […]

Cirilo Bautista, Philippine literature giant, 76

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:21
A TITAN of Philippine literature, National Artist Cirilo Bautista, died this morning at the age of 76. His death was announced by the official Facebook page of the De La Salle University’s literature department, where he taught and held the rank of a full professor. The former literary editor of the Varsitarian obtained his bachelor’s and master’s […]

Panukalang batas sa pagbisita sa mga makasaysayang lugar, isinulong

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 23:09
ISINULONG sa Kongreso ang panukalang-batas ukol sa pagbisita ng mga mag-aaral sa mga pampubliko at pribadong paaralan sa iba’t ibang makasaysayang lugar, bantayog at museo sa Filipinas. Pinangunahan ni Lito Atienza, dating alkalde ng Maynila at isa sa mga tumatayong kinatawan ng BUHAY party-list, ang pagpapanukala ng Resolusyon Blg. 1757 na inaprubahan ng Kongreso noong […]

Kasaysayan, hugpungan ng kaalaman sa pagsusulat ng mga kuwentong pambata

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 23:04
HINIKAYAT ng isang dalubguro ang paglalangkap ng kasaysayan ng Filipinas sa pagsusulat ng mga kuwentong pambata sa idinaos na (AUTHOR)ities: The 9th Philippine International Literary Festival noong ika-19 ng Abril sa Cultural Center of the Philippines. “Bawat kuwentong pambata ay isang pagsulyap sa kalagayan at karapatan ng mga bata noong mga nasabing panahon at paglingon […]

Ang kontrobersyal na ‘Narvasa memo’

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 22:53
NAGBUNGA ng protesta sa Unibersidad ang pagpapanukala ng ‘Narvasa Memo’ na naglatag ng mga patakaran sa halalan at kuwalipikasiyon ng mga kandidato noong 1970. Pinirmahan ito ni Andres Narvasa, vice rector for student affairs, na inaprubahan ng rector magnificus ng taong iyon na si Padre Jesus Diaz, O.P. ayon sa ulat ng Varsitarian sa isyu […]

‘Payabungin pa ang panulaang Filipino’–Nadera

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:18
HINIKAYAT ng isang Tomasinong makata ang pagpapatuloy ng panulaang Filipino sa idinaos na “USTingan,” isang talakayan na may paksang “Ang Tula Bilang Bigkas at Palabas” na pinangunahan ng UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies noong ika-28 ng Abril. “Nakakalungkot kung matitigil [ang mga bugtong, salawikain] dahil lang sa agham at teknolohiya. Dapat may gawin […]

Annual film showing hosted by communication students now on its 12th year

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 16:23
UST’s fourth-year communication students presented a new breed of filmmakers in the annual short-film festival and competition “Sine Reel.” The films premiere on May 3 and 4 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Center (TARC) auditorium.  A total of 20 entries of several genres – from horror to comedy – will be featured, all directed and […]

Script writing, film criticism require understanding —Thomasian film experts

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 13:40
THOMASIAN film experts said writing and critiquing a film demand adequate understanding of the medium and its processes, in a script writing and film criticism seminar last April 25 at the Central Laboratory auditorium. Jose Mojica, a member of the Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines, stressed the need to determine a “problem” for the characters […]

Thomasians showcase artistic voices in annual Art in the Park

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 13:39
KNOWN as the avenue for connecting artists and enthusiasts, “Art in the Park” achieved its goal of “art without the intimidation” at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati last April 14. On its 12th year, the visual feast featured 59 art galleries that showcased paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and others at prices P50,000 […]

Mga batikang kwentista, hinikayat na payabungin pa ang panulaang Filipino

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 13:25
BINIGYANG-DIIN ng mga batikang kuwentista ang kahalagahan ng tamang paggamit ng wika sa pagsusulat ng maikling kuwento sa idinaos na Haraya Manawari creative writing workshop noong ika-27 ng Abril. “May problema ang wika ng panitikan natin lalo na sa Filipino kaya dapat ‘yung wika nagkakaintindihan para sa komunikasyon. Kapag ang wika mo pang-klasrum, walang magbabasa […]

Thomasian scholars join panel of 1st LGBTQ poetry workshop in PH

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 09:29
TWO THOMASIAN literary scholars are set to join the panel of the first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) poetry workshop in the country. J. Neil Garcia and Nerisa del Carmen Guevara, together with University of the Philippines (UP) professor Romulo Baquiran, will share their knowledge on poetry to the 10 fellows of the […]

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