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Thomasians mount urban-themed exhibit

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:46
Experimental media and urban themes dominated a collaborative exhibit by two Thomasians last Aug. 5 at the ArtInformal Gallery in Mandaluyong. Both former students of the College of Fine Arts and Design, Alvin Zafra and Constantino Zicarelli gathered inspirations from urban life. Using sandpaper and white stones as media, Zafra constructed “Hi-way 54,” the artist’s ambition […]

Tomasinong manunulat, muling nagwagi sa Palanca

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:09
Sa ikatlong pagkakataon, gagawaran si Eros Atalia, Tomasinong manunulat at dalubguro ng Filipino sa Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas, sa Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature o ang taunang pampanitikang timpalak sa Filipinas. Hihiranging pinakamahusay sa kategoryang nobela ang kaniyang akdang “Ang Ikatlong Anti-Kristo” sa ika-67 taon ng nabanggit na paggawad. “[N]apagdiskitahan ko lang pagsama-samahin ang […]

Recall St. Dominic’s way of preaching, Dominicans urged on founder’s feast day

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 21:26
Members of the Order of Preachers were urged to recall the ways of their founder St. Dominic de Guzman in preaching the Gospel on his feast day last Aug. 8. UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. challenged Dominicans and Thomasians to make others feel God’s beauty as they fulfill their mission of spreading the Gospel. “Beauty […]

UST tops occupational, physical therapist board exams

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 19:45
The University was the top-performing school in the August 2017 physical and occupational therapist licensure examinations, with nine Thomasians entering the top 10 in the occupational therapist (OT) boards. UST registered a 94.37-percent passing rate in the OT board exams, with 67 passing the test out of 71 examinees, results from the Professional Regulations Commission showed. […]

‘None of them are true’: Civil Law dean denies giving commissions to nat’l Comelec chairman

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:23
Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina has denied that his law firm gave commissions to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista, who is under fire for alleged unexplained wealth based on a sworn affidavit filed last Aug. 1 by his wife Patricia Bautista. Patricia claims Divina issued payslips and checks allegedly as commissions […]

Pagbabago, abot-kamay sa tulong ng wika

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:38
Makakamit ang pagkakaisa at pagbabago sa Filipinas kung pauunlarin ang wikang Filipino at gagamitin ito sa karunungan, wika ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining at iba pang mga tagapagtaguyod ng Wikang Pambansa. “Kailangan na nating igpawan ang ating mga sarili at mag-isip pambansa,” ani Purificacion Delima, komisyoner ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), sa Pandaigdigang […]

“Use initiation stories to lure youth to literature,” veteran writer urges readers

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:02
A veteran Thomasian writer said the youth can be lured into the study of literature by initiation stories, or stories about childhood experiences. “All stories are ‘initiation stories.’ It means that the main character is initiated to different aspects of life beginning with the very first lessons,” said Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, director of the UST Center for […]

Pagbabago, abot-kamay sa tulong ng wika

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 01:25
Makakamit ang pagkakaisa at pagbabago sa Filipinas kung pauunlarin ang wikang Filipino at gagamitin ito sa karunungan, wika ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining at iba pang mga tagapagtaguyod ng Wikang Pambansa. “Kailangan na nating igpawan ang ating mga sarili at mag-isip pambansa,” ani Purificacion Delima, komisyoner ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), sa Pandaigdigang […]

Emulate Dominicans’ loyalty to the Church, Catholics urged on feast of St. Dominic

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:24
A Franciscan friar urged Filipino Catholics to emulate the Order of Preachers’ loyalty to the Church and its teachings on Aug. 6, Sunday.  Fr. Edwin Dionisio, O.F.M., parish priest of San Pedro Bautista Parish in Quezon City, said the Dominican Order was instrumental to the preservation of the teachings of the Church amid heresy.  “Nabuo ang Order […]

Roy Acosta, Thomasian journalist, 75

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 21:07
Veteran newsman Rosauro “Roy” Acosta died on Aug. 4 at the Philippine Heart Center following cardiac arrest. He was 75 years old. Acosta obtained his bachelor’s degree from UST in 1961. He served as editor in chief of Business Mirror and managing editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer from 1987 to 1991. Acosta began his […]

UST slips to 7th place among PH universities in Web listing

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 20:16
The University slid to seventh place among 259 Philippine universities in the July 2017 listing of Spain’s Webometrics ranking of world universities based on Internet presence, from fourth place last year. UST ranked 3,216th place out of 11,999 universities worldwide, 484 notches down from last year’s 2,732nd place. The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman […]

CHEd lifts ban on out-of-campus activities

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 19:29
THE COMMISSION on Higher Education (CHEd) has lifted its nationwide ban on out-of-campus activities, issuing a new set of policies for colleges and universities. CHEd Chairwoman Patricia Licuanan approved the new guidelines on conducting off-campus activities under Memorandum Order No. 63 last July 25. “All Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are given the authority to design, […]

Filipino Dominican sister named int’l promoter of peace and justice

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 17:55
A MEMBER of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena has been appointed international promoter of justice and peace. Sr. Cecilia Espenilla, O.P. will serve the post in the Dominican Sisters International beginning Sept. 1. She will replace Sr. Celestina Veloso Freitas of Brazil. Espenilla obtained her bachelor’s degree in accountancy in UST and holds […]

6,000 newly minted Thomasians enter Arch of the Centuries in UST ‘Welcome Walk’

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:51
University officials urged this year’s new batch of Thomasians to unlock their potentials and maximize their talents, and at the same time find Jesus Christ on campus. “Potential can be tapped, talents can be honed, and the secret of excellence is education. You came here to be educated [and] you show a great deal of […]

UST to mark feast of St. Dominic de Guzman with Mass on Aug. 7.

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:07
The Thomasian community will join the Order of Preachers in marking the feast of St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the order, with Holy Mass on the eve of the feast on Aug. 7. The Mass, which coincides with the first day of classes of Academic Year 2017-2018, will be at 9 a.m. at Santisimo Rosario […]

‘Build bridge between rich and poor through education,’ Thomasians urged as new academic year opens

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:21
Catholic education should build bridges instead of walls to connect the rich and poor, and the educated and uneducated. This was the message of Bishop Roberto Mallari, chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, to faculty members and students in the traditional Misa de Apertura […]

Former CRS dean is new academic affairs chief

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:11
Former College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS) dean Prof. Cheryl Peralta has been appointed vice rector for academic affairs. She will replace Prof. Clarita Carillo, who served as academic affairs chief for eight years since 2009. Peralta, a licensed physical therapist, was CRS dean from 2012 to 2017. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in […]

Church in need of ‘new language’ to reach out to youth – Vatican official

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 00:16
THE VATICAN’S point person for the “new evangelization” says the Church must find new language to reach out to the youth in its bid to revitalize the Christian message and ensure the Church’s future. Archbishop Salvatore Rino Fisichella, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, was among two Vatican […]

Pope appoints Thomasian as new bishop of Lucena

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 00:07
Pope Francis has appointed a Thomasian bishop to the Diocese of Lucena in Quezon. Msgr. Mel Rey Uy will replace Bishop Emilio Marquez who is retiring after serving the diocese for 14 years. The 49-year-old prelate is the diocesan bursar of Romblon and director of the Romblon Diocesan Commission on Liturgy and the Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat. Uy studied […]

‘Faith keeps me grounded,’ actor Alden Richards shares in PCNE 4

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 02:40
Actor Alden Richards on Friday said his faith in God keeps his feet on the ground amid fame he had gained starring in noontime show Eat Bulaga’s “Kalyeserye,” on the first day of the 4th Philippine Conference on the New Evangelization (PCNE) in UST. “My faith is one of the instruments that keeps me grounded and sane. Faith […]

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