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UST posts perfect passing rate in June 2018 nursing board exams

20 hours 33 min ago
THE UNIVERSITY aced the June 2018 nursing licensure examinations anew, with all four Thomasian examinees passing the test. Carmela Niña Tormo of UST shared the ninth spot with 18 others after obtaining a score of 85.60 percent. Mark Tristan Robosa of the University of Pangasinan led the country’s new batch of nurses with a score […]

Supreme Court favors UST in tenureship dispute  

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:06
AFTER a seven-year legal dispute over tenureship, the Supreme Court has upheld the University’s move to dismiss instructors from the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) for failing to obtain master’s degrees. In a 19-page resolution dated April 18, the Supreme Court backed UST’s decision to dismiss CFAD instructors Raymond Son, Raymund Antiola and […]

Faculty members elect CBA negotiators; inclusion of union president questioned  

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:40
MEMBERS of the 1,900-strong UST Faculty Union (USTFU) have elected negotiators for the 2016 to 2021 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the University administration, but some have contested the inclusion of union president Dr. George Lim as head of the negotiating panel. Lawyer Jose Ngo Jr. of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy, Edilberto […]

Sacred Theology dean elected head of Dominicans in UST

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:20
FACULTY OF Sacred Theology Dean Fr. Rodel Aligan, O.P. will again lead the Dominicans in UST after being elected prior of the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas, a post he previously held in 2013. Aligan succeeded Fr. Rolando Castro, O.P., the University’s vice rector for finance, who held the post for three years since 2015. […]

Catholic nuns oppose deportation of Australian missionary

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:30
Leaders of Catholic religious congregations for women in the Philippines have called for the reinstatement of the missionary visa of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox and opposed her deportation as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte. They said that to fight for human rights and for the poor as what Fox had done was part of […]

UST keeps spot in 2019 QS world ranking

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:00
THE UNIVERSITY kept its place in the latest Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) World University ranking, as it clinged to the 801-1,000 bracket and placed fourth among the top Philippine universities on the list. State-run University of the Philippines (UP) remained the country’s top university despite but to the 384th place from last year’s 367th rank. Ateneo de […]

UST posts lower passing rate in May 2018 chemical eng’g boards

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:02
THE UNIVERSITY recorded a 20.69-percent passing rate in the May 2018 chemical engineering licensure examinations, with six Thomasians making the cut out of 29 examinees. This was a decline from last year’s 58.82-percent passing rate, or 20 out of 34 examinees. Peter Matthew Paul Fowler of Mapua Institute of Technology led the country’s new batch […]

SHS student is street singer at night

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 18:58
Every night at 6, Kristopherson Madrigal settles in front of a convenient store on P. Noval Street, belting out tunes with his guitar. It’s something Madrigal, a UST senior high school student, loves to do, and needs as well. “Ginagawa ko ito para at least man lang may pangbaon o ipon na ako for the […]

UST education grad has a heart for special kids

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 18:51
ELEANOR Hessari went as far as New York in the US looking for more progressive approaches to teaching children with special needs. Hessari, an alumna of the UST College of Education, brought home these lessons hoping to clarify misconceptions about them. “I often tell my students to not underestimate the abilities of their special needs […]

UST registers 68-percent passing rate in May 2018 CPA board exams

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:20
THE UNIVERSITY recorded a 68-percent passing rate in the May 2018 licensure examinations for certified public accountants, with 68 Thomasian examinees passing the test out of 100 . This was a drop from last year’s 91.99 percent, wherein 333 made the cut out of 362 examinees and seven Thomasians landed on the top 10. Jayson […]

Accountancy bags Pautakan championship for 2nd time

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 20:23
THE UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy brought home its fourth revolving trophy on a two-year winning streak on Monday, defeating the Faculty of Engineering in a close match in this year’s 41st Pautakan intercollegiate quiz competition. Accountancy and Engineering led the finals round in an intense neck-and-neck race, which ended in a tie. Accountancy […]

8,800 graduates exit historic Arch of the Centuries to life outside UST

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 21:38
THE PONTIFICAL University sent off a total of 8,794 graduates in this year’s Baccalaureate Mass, which was followed by a boisterous march out of the historic Arch of the Centuries. Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. urged the graduating batch to make their lives a “legacy” for the other Thomasians to emulate and follow. “Do not […]

Aegis Juris fratmen sent to Manila City Jail 

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:37
MEMBERS of the Aegis Juris Fraternity tagged in the hazing death of UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III were turned over on Wednesday to the Manila City Jail from the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) by order of the Manila Regional Trial Court, two months after they voluntarily surrendered. In a […]

UST named 2nd top-performing school in March 2018 LET exams

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:53
THE UNIVERSITY was the second top-performing school in the March 2018 licensure examinations for teachers (LET) in the secondary level. UST registered a 91.80-percent passing rate, or 56 out of 61 examinees making it to the cut. This was higher than last year’s 80.95-percent passing rate, or 51 students passing out of 63 examinees. The […]

Batanes Bishop Emeritus Camilo Gregorio, 78

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:21
THOMASIAN Bishop Emeritus Camilo Gregorio of the Prelature of Batanes died on Monday evening following cardiac arrest. He was 78. Fr. Deo Layug, vicar general of the Batanes prelature, said the bishop suffered a mild stroke on May 17, Thursday, while he was under dialysis treatment. Gregorio finished his theology studies at the University of […]

Student Affairs orders ‘indefinite’ suspension of fraternities, sororities

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:04
THE OFFICE for Student Affairs (OSA) has suspended the recognition of all fraternities, sororities and “similar organizations” for next academic year, following the hazing death of UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. In a memorandum released on Monday, OSA directed fraternities and sororities to indefinitely “cease and desist” from recruiting members or “engaging in […]

IICS dominates Sampung Sulyap awards 2018

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:26
STUDENTS from the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS) dominated this year’s Sampung Sulyap awards, taking home the Best Picture and six other awards for their short film “Sugat.” “Sugat,” produced by the IICS team dubbed “IMM Productions,” also won Best in Editing, Best in Cinematography, the People’s Choice award and the Student Leaders’ Choice award. Information […]

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 […]