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UST eng’g senior in car mishap dead, ma decries ‘reckless’ Grab drivers

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 17:29
ENGINEERING senior Marko de Guzman passed away a month after a vehicular accident involving a car from the Grab ride-hailing application. De Guzman’s mother, Luz, blamed the driver of her son’s Grab car for the accident, which punctured the brain and fractured the skull of the UST student. “We need justice here… I’ve been receiving […]

‘Theater productions, metaphor for proposed federal republic’

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:34
PALANCA-WINNING writer Nicholas Pichay said theater productions could be a metaphor for the proposed Philippine federal republic during a literary session at the Cultural Center of the Philippines last Nov. 23. Pichay, a playwright and lawyer, said comparing theater relations and local government operations gives Filipinos an idea on the nation’s readiness for federalism. “The […]

CTHM wins in Salinggawi dance competition

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:27
INTERZYNC of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management again won in all three categories of the annual University-wide dance competition last Nov. 14 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium. Interzync’s John Manalang won first place for his performance in the solo category. Eric Cruz conquered the second place for his choreography inspired by the hit […]

Thomasian authors honored in 37th National Book Awards

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:19
THOMASIAN authors Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo and Chuckberry Pascual were recognized in the awarding ceremony of the 37th National Book Awards last Nov. 24 at the National Museum of Fine Arts. Hidalgo, director of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, won Best Book of Essays in English for “The Thing With Feathers: My […]

Tanggol Wika, dumulog sa Korte Suprema upang panatilihin ang Filipino sa kolehiyo

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:02
NAGHAIN ang grupong Tanggol Wika ng motion for reconsideration sa Korte Suprema kasunod ng pagtanggal nito sa temporary restraining order sa utos ng Commission on Higher Education na alisin ang Filipino at Panitikan sa kolehiyo noong ika-26 ng Nobyembre. Ayon kay David San Juan, convenor ng grupo, binigyang-diin sa inihaing petisiyon na magkaiba ang tatalakaying […]

F. Sionil Jose: Writers should read Rizal’s works

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:03
NATIONAL Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose urged writers to read the works of national hero Jose Rizal during the 61st Philippine PEN National Congress at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay last Nov. 22. “Read more on what they (heroes) have written in the past. [S]tart with Rizal because his works are […]

UST is 4th top-performing school in Nov 2018 chem eng’g board exams

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 23:44
THE UNIVERSITY clinched the fourth spot among top-performing schools in the November 2018 licensure examinations for chemical engineers. UST registered an 82.93-percent passing rate, or 102 out of 123 examinees, higher than last year’s 80.17 percent or 97 out of 121. Peter Nicholas Onglao of the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman led the country’s newest […]

Thomasians place 7th, 8th and 10th in November 2018 interior design board exams

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:36
FOUR Thomasians landed in the top 10 of the November 2018 licensure examinations for interior designers. Bettina Louise Tiongco led the newest batch of Thomasian interior designers, after landing in the seventh spot with an 84.85-percent score. Anna Kristiniel Obnial and Sonja Brianna Quintela grabbed the eighth place, after both recorded identical scores of 84.80 […]

UST Publishing House author launches comic book in Komikon

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 17:46
AN AUTHOR from the UST Publishing House (USTPH) launched a comic book in Komikon, the Philippine convention of comic enthusiasts, last Nov. 18 at Bayanihan Center in Pasig.‬ ‪Fictionist Sarge Lacuesta’s “Stay” is a collection of 21 comic stories delving into horror, violence, romance and sex. ‪“Writing the book was hard but liberating. [T]he artists […]

Filipino scriptwriters tackle ‘untold stories’ in films

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 17:39
SOME of the country’s top scriptwriters tackled the relevance of untold stories in Filipino films during a discussion at UST Central Laboratory auditorium last Nov. 16. “The sincerest and most enjoyable [films] are those that have unheard small stories. Grandeur scripts are not always good. Consider those simple stories that can also have the same […]

Thomasian banking tycoon George Ty, 86

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 16:24
UST ALUMNUS George Ty died on Friday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 86 years old. The Metrobank Group of Companies announced its chairman’s death on its Facebook page the same day. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Founder and Group Chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty. He […]

CFAD alumnus mixes abstraction, realism in solo exhibit

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 14:53
VISUAL artist Pedro Felix Garcia II mounted “Reality and the Fading Images of the Imagination,” an abstract-realism exhibit launched last Oct. 27 at the SM Megamall Art Center in Mandaluyong. Garcia, an alumnus and instructor of the College of Fine Arts and Design, said his exhibit embodied important parts of his life. “My paintings before […]

UST alumni org honors ‘distinguished alumni’

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:57
THE UST Alumni Association, Inc. (USTAAI) gathered over 150 Thomasian alumni in a bid to sustain relations between them and the University last Nov. 16 at the Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. Building. Tokens modelled after the  University’s Arch of the Centuries were given to 63 alumni to honor them as “distinguished Thomasian alumni.” The tokens however […]

UST bags best int’l website award

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:36
THE UST website won the bronze award for Best International Website in the 14th Quacquarelli Symonds-Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition (QS-APPLE) Creative Awards. UST was the lone Philippine university nominated across all the categories of this year’s QS-APPLE Creative Awards, said Nestor Ong, deputy director of the Office of Planning and […]

Pagbabalik ng Filipino, Panitikan sa kolehiyo, nakasalalay sa CHEd

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:11
HINIMOK ng mga kinatawan ng Tanggol Wika ang Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) na maglabas ng panibagong kautusan upang maibalik ang asignaturang Filipino at Panitikan sa kolehiyo. Binigyang-diin ni David San Juan, convenor ng grupo, ang kakayahan ng CHEd na gawing panukala ang pagkakaroon ng Filipino at Panitikan sa kurikulum ng kolehiyo. “Patunayan nila na […]

Listen to see common humanity, Tagle says on World Day of the Poor

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 15:59
MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle stressed that listening is key to seeing humanity among men in the Mass for the World Day of the Poor at the Santisimo Parish Church last Nov. 17. Tagle said listening to the poor’s stories would make one understand that men’s struggles are the same. “Isang kinakatakot natin ay […]

Construction of new UST flood drainage system set to begin

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 15:12
THE UST Facilities Management Office (FMO) has unveiled the design for a new drainage system inside the campus to mitigate flooding. FMO Director Fr. Dexter Austria, O.P. said work on the flood control project would begin this November, and would be completed in 450 days or a year and a half. The new drainage system […]

2 Thomasians place 9th in November 2018 civil eng’g board exams

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:01
TWO THOMASIANS landed on the ninth spot in the November 2018 licensure examinations for civil engineers. Jinno Edison Enriquez and Wilson Kristoffer Ricarte led the fresh batch of Thomasian civil engineers, after both recorded identical scores of 94.30 percent. Enriquez and Ricarte shared the ninth spot with Ma. Patricia Leriezz Corpuz of the University of […]

UST Lit profs hit ruling on removal of Filipino, Panitikan subjects

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:57
UST’s Literature department denounced on Thursday the Supreme Court ruling removing Filipino and Panitikan courses in college. In a statement, the department stressed that the ruling failed to account for the importance of Filipino and Panitikan in shaping critical minds. “Ang usaping ito ay nangangahulugan din ng pagtatanggal sa kakayahang umunawa at magpakatao dulot ng […]

‘Regional literary works important in periodization of Philippine literature’

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:03
A FILIPINO cultural scholar urged writers to value regional literary works, stressing that they are vital in organizing the historical information of the country. John Iremil Teodoro, a scholar of Hiligaynon literature, said Filipino writers and scholars must develop works written in the regional languages. “No Philippine literature will materialize if we will not value […]

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