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Victim decries UST’s leniency toward alleged abuser

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:46
Editor’s Note: The paper is withholding the release of extremely sensitive details of the case, with the welfare of the victim in mind. A UST biology student has come out in the open to decry the leniency extended by University authorities to her ex-boyfriend, a fellow student, who inflicted multiple physical abuse on her earlier […]

De Lima seeks protection of campus journos against harassment, intimidation

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:25
SEN. Leila de Lima wants the Campus Journalism Act of 1991 repealed to protect campus journalists against harassment and intimidation for their critical stances on school and national issues. In a statement, the detained lawmaker said she had filed Senate Bill 1868 to amend Republic Act 7079 or the Campus Journalism Act for its “serious flaws and […]

Cirilo Bautista’s ‘Galaw ng Asoge’ an ‘exemplar’ for novelists

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 14:20
An award-winning writer commended the late Cirilo Bautista’s novel “Galaw ng Asoge” as an exemplar for its “unique narrative structure,” in a novel-writing workshop last July 11. “Sa pamamagitan ng nobelang ito, naghain siya ng isang metodo o istratehiya sa kung paano tayo dapat gumagalaw kaugnay sa mala-dambuhalang pwersa sa ating buhay at sa pananaig […]

Rejoice and be glad!

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 11:08
“Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called sons and daughters of God.” (Mt 5:9) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, do we not all aspire for the grace to be called “sons and daughters of God?” If we do so, then we must constantly strive to be peacemakers in these troubled times in our […]

‘Mga ‘kibot’ sa pagsasalin, di dapat balewalain’

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 21:44
BINIGYANG-DIIN ng isang premyadong makata na hindi dapat balewalain ang mga “kibot” o “twitch” sa mga akdang isinasalin, sapagkat maaari itong makapagpabago ng diwa at damdamin na ipinahihiwatig ng orihinal na akda. “[A]ng issue ko ay `yung pagsipat sa mga nuances. Kasi kapag nagsasalin ka, kumbaga sa lambat, nakukuha mo `yung kabuuan ng isda pero […]

4 programs receive Asean University Network quality stamp

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:30
Four undergraduate programs of the University have received the coveted Asean University Network (AUN) Quality Assurance (QA) seal. UST’s biochemistry, chemical engineering, electronics engineering and nursing programs were granted certifications after an institutional assessment last April by the AUN, an organization of Southeast Asian universities. Last March, UST’s elementary and secondary education, pharmacy and medical […]

PEN delegates tackle threats against freedom of expression

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:00
FOREIGN delegates from the worldwide federation of writers PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, Novelists) International discussed threats against writing and freedom of expression last July 4 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Gallery in Pasay. Tammy Lai Ming Ho of PEN Hong Kong said “the overall academic and literary environment is compromised [and] […]

Thomasian conductor wins international award in Italy

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:11
UST SINGERS founder Fidel Calalang Jr. bagged the second prize in the 5th International Competition of Choral Composition “Ennio Morricone” in Florence, Italy. Calalang’s winning composition titled “Laudate Dominum,” was adapted from the 117th psalm in the Book of Psalms where the Gentiles were depicted as being invited to join in praising God. “I have […]

Let the faithful meet God through modern, beautiful church architecture –liturgical architects

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:36
MODERN church architecture draws a deeper understanding between people and God, liturgical architects said in “Architecture, Clergy + Laity: At the Service of Liturgy,” a three-day conference held from June 22 to 24 at the UST Museum. Fr. Juan Rego, assistant director at the Institute of Liturgy of the Pontificia Universita della Santa Croce in […]

End discrimination toward the marginalized, Tagle tells 6,000 youth participants of Genfest 2018

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:07
MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged the youth from across the globe to end discrimination toward the poor, migrants and drug addicts, at the closing Mass of Genfest 2018, an international youth festival held at the World Trade Center in Pasay. Tagle decried the “scapegoating and endless blaming” of the marginalized for the ills […]

New law banning all forms of hazing signed  

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 19:40
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte signed on Wednesday a measure that would ban all forms of hazing as part of initiation rites by fraternities, following the hazing death of UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III last year. Republic Act 11053 or the Anti-Hazing Law of 2018 amends Republic Act 8049, the first measure against hazing passed in […]

Thomasian priest named auxiliary bishop of Antipolo diocese

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:24
POPE FRANCIS has appointed a Thomasian priest as the new auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Antipolo. Fr. Nolly Buco, who will be the first to occupy the post in 35 years, is the parish priest of Our Lady of Light Parish in Cainta, Rizal. Buco, who hails from Davao Oriental, earned his philosophy degree […]

Church leaders hit ‘culture of indifference’ among Filipino Catholics

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:33
THE CATHOLIC Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has lamented the culture of indifference among Filipino Catholics amid the tirades of President Rodrigo Duterte against the Catholic Church, his bloody drug war and the spate of clergy killings in the country, as they concluded their 117th plenary assembly. In their pastoral exhortation released on Monday, […]

UST wins 5th School of the Year in 2018 Student Quill awards

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:05
THE UNIVERSITY was named School of the Year for the fifth straight year in the 6th Philippine Student Quill Awards, which recognizes outstanding communication-related works by students from all over the country. UST bagged the title with 36 wins, beating De La Salle-College of St. Benilde and UST Angelicum College, Inc. in Quezon City, De […]

UST Singers kick off international tour with classics and contemporary hits

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:26
THE WORLD-renowned UST Singers began their international concert tour with a classical and contemporary repertoire on June 24 in Goslar, Germany. “For the past 25 years, [we have] been traveling almost every year around the world. Our theme has and always will be ‘Thomasian and Filipino excellence and artistry in music to the world,'” said […]

UST is top-performing school anew in June 2018 architecture board exams

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 19:17
THE UNIVERSITY retained its spot as the top-performing school in the June 2018 licensure examinations for architects, with three Thomasians landing in the top 10. UST posted a passing rate of 84.19 percent or 197 out of 234 examinees, from last year’s 83.26 percent or 184 out of 221 examinees. Karl Justin Diocales placed fourth […]

​CBA negotiators bring complaint vs faculty union president to labor department

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:47
ELECTED negotiators of the UST Faculty Union (USTFU) for the 2016 to 2021 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the University administration have taken to the labor department their complaint questioning the inclusion of union president Dr. George Lim as chairman of the negotiating panel. In a Single Entry Approach (SENA) filed before the Department of […]

UST officials, student leaders hit Duterte for calling God ‘stupid’

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:05
OFFICIALS and student leaders of the country’s pontifical and Catholic university slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for calling God “stupid,” saying it was uncalled for and unbecoming of the highest official in the land. Fr. Napoleon Sipalay Jr., O.P., prior provincial of the Dominican Province in the Philippines and UST vice chancellor, said Duterte must learn […]

‘Respect, don’t discriminate vs gays’

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:49
AMID oral arguments at the Supreme Court for a petition to legalize gay marriage, clergy and lay experts urged the faithful to respect members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. The Church, however, cannot recognize same-sex marriage, as marriage, by nature, is both a loving and life-giving institution. “All persons have their own […]

Thomasian Jesuit on priest killings: Forgive, but don’t remain silent

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:29
UST alumnus and Jesuit priest Fr. Albert Alejo urged Filipino clerics to forgive the masterminds of the recent killings of Fr. Richmond Nilo and Fr. Mark Ventura, but not cower in silence. “We can be ready to forgive. Don’t tell us to be silent. Don’t tell us not to shout, resist and stop preaching what […]