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Pautakan 2017: Who will reign supreme?

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 19:46
Faculty of Engineering Champions: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Back-to-back champion Faculty of Engineering is looking to grab its third straight Pautakan crown by brushing up in the humanities category, its major weakness last year. Engineering team captain Wrenzie Regozon said the team aims to maintain its strength in […]

University opens new Graduate School of Law

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00
THE UNIVERSITY’S Master of Laws and Doctor of Civil Law programs are set to be transferred to the newly established UST Graduate School of Law. Maria Liza Lopez-Rosario, inaugural dean of the Graduate School of Law, said the establishment of the school was a requirement by the Legal Education Board (LEB), which wanted UST’s master’s […]

Juvenile delinquents need help, not jail time

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00
“WHERE are the youth who will generously pour out their blood to wash away so much shame, so much crime, so much abomination?” These are the words of Padre Florentino, the patriotic priest in Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo. Sadly, today’s youth are now regarded as one of the causes of national shame, crime and abomination […]

UST voters not apathetic

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00
THE CENTRAL Student Council (CSC) Executive Board elections has been exceptional and controversial. After the UST Central Commission on Elections canvassed the 28,873 votes cast by the Thomasians through manual voting, it was revealed that majority of the student body opted to abstain in four out of six posts in the CSC Executive Board. The […]

Conservatory of Music to offer second degree programs

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:41
ASPIRING musicians will now have a chance to earn academic degrees as the UST Conservatory of Music will be offering a Bachelor in Music second-degree program to all holders of undergraduate degrees next academic year. Auditions will be from June 14 to 17, the Conservatory has announced through its Facebook page. Classes for the second-degree […]

UST honors 38 faculty retirees

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:18
RETIREMENT is not a deprivation of the privilege to dream. This was the message of Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. before 38 retiring faculty members of the University who were honored last May 4 at the Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. Building. “Retirement does not deprive us of the privilege to dream. Those who dream will […]

Must-see plays and exhibits by Thomasians this May to June

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 18:11
THOMASIANS showcase their artistic prowess in a number of art exhibitions, musicals an theatrical performances running until June. Here is a short list: Kapitan Sino (May 3 to 6 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium) To culminate their 39th season, Teatro Tomasino will stage an adaptation of “Kapitan Sino,” a novel by a Filipino author under […]

‘Abstain’ vote sends powerful message

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:57
THE RESULTS of the recent Central Student Council elections can be likened to a double-edged blade. With majority of Thomasians voting to abstain, it appears that students have raised their standards for student leaders. In an unexpected turn of events, students rejected all candidates in four out of six positions in the Central Student Council […]

UST bar passing rate zooms to 96 percent, ‘highest in history;’ Manila law schools shut out of top 10

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 19:16
ALTHOUGH a top-10 finish remained elusive for Thomasian bar takers, UST’s passing rate skyrocketed to what was described by the Faculty of Civil Law dean as “one of the highest in history.” UST’s passing rate soared to 96.25 percent with 77 Thomasians passing the test out of 80 first-time Thomasian examinees. This was significantly higher […]

‘Tokhang,’ dapat na ring talakayin sa panitikan, ayon sa mga manunulat

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:47
MAKABULUHAN ang ambag ng panitikan sa pagpapalawak at pagpapalalim ng talakayan hinggil sa mga mga kaso ng pagpatay sa ilalim ng administrasyon ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, bukod sa pagbabalita ng mga ito sa midya. Ito ang mensahe ng ilang mga kilalang manunulat sa isang talakayang pinamagatang, “Ang Panitikan sa Panahon ng Tokhang,” na idinaos noong […]

On its ninth year, ‘Likhang Bayan’ tackles environmental issues

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:55
THOMASIANS took part in raising environmental awareness through “UST SweetArt,” the ninth edition of the “Likhang Bayan” art and photo exhibit by the UST Museum at SM City North Edsa. The exhibit, which opened last April 22 in celebration of Earth Day, showcased over a hundred works by students from the College of Fine Arts […]

Travel management gets highest accreditation from Pacucoa

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:47
THE UNIVERSITY’s travel management program has been granted Level IV accreditation by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities – Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa), effective until 2022. The highest quality seal given to a program, Level IV accreditation grants full autonomy for five years, according to the Pacucoa website. It also enables school administrators to […]

UST prof questions legality of Legal Education Board, law admission exam

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 21:24
A PROFESSOR from the Faculty of Civil Law has challenged the constitutionality of the Legal Education Board (LEB), and the nationwide law admission exam that it administers, before the Supreme Court. In a petition filed before the high tribunal last April 7, Oscar Pimentel and 16 others claimed that Republic Act (RA) 7662, the Legal […]

Despite vacancies, new CSC execs promise more ‘efficient’ council

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 20:24
NEWLY elected officers of the Central Student Council (CSC) Executive Board vowed to make the incoming council more efficient, despite feeling “a bit paralyzed” after Thomasians rejected candidates in four of six posts in the recently concluded student polls. Independent candidates Therese Gorospe and Francis Santos, CSC secretary-elect and public relations officer-elect, respectively, said work […]

UST official is new president of registrars’ association

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:21
UNIVERSITY Registrar Cesar Velasco Jr. has been named the new president of the National Capital Region School Registrars’ Association. Velasco will succeed Grace Sipin of Far Eastern University. His term will run until 2019. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies in 1992. In the same year, […]

Write about history, politics —Fil-Am poet

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:24
USE POETRY to tread historical moments and political landscapes. This was the message of Filipino-American poet Eugene Gloria, a senior visiting fellow at the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS) who teaches poetry workshop classes at the UST Graduate School. “I believe that poetry can function as a tool to help examine […]

LOOK: UST opens spa and wellness center

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:52
The University has opened a spa and wellness center at the fifth floor of the Buenaventura G. Paredes O.P., Building. Photo grabbed from the University of Santo Tomas Facebook page.

Finally, a hotel in UST: ‘Hotel 1611’ opens doors to guests

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:28
A FULLY operational hotel-laboratory inside the University is now open to campus visitors. Hotel 1611, at the 5th floor of Buenaventura G. Paredes O.P. Alumni Center Building, had a soft opening during the Dominican retreat last October 2015 and has been fully operational since January 2016. The hotel, funded by UST and under the management […]

Comedian Bernardo Bernardo back in UST

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:01
HE WAS known to a generation of Filipinos for his comedic role in Dolphy’s hit TV sitcom “Home Along da Riles,” until he left the local show business scene to pursue acting and academic careers in the United States. Now Bernardo Bernardo, a full-blooded Thomasian, is back in his alma mater as senior visiting fellow […]

UST posts 100-percent passing rate in April 2017 electrical eng’g board exams

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:51
THE UNIVERSITY got a perfect score in the April 2017 electrical engineering board exams, with all seven Thomasian examinees passing the test. This was an improvement from last year’s 92.31-percent passing rate, in which 12 out of 13 Thomasians passed the test. The national passing rate rose to 44.92 percent, with 994 people making the […]