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UST is top university in Pacucoa awards

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:09
UST continues to be the country’s top university in quality assurance, having the most number of programs accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa). The University took home seven awards during the 28th Pacucoa general assembly and awarding ceremonies at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City last Dec. 1. UST was cited for […]

‘God will slay your dragons,’ Rector tells Thomasians as GoT-inspired Paskuhan opens

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 02:06
UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. told Thomasians on Friday there was no “dragon” or trial in life that God could not defeat, as he opened this year’s “Game of Thrones”-inspired Paskuhan festivities. “[W]e have experienced so many trials as individuals, as a community [and] as a nation. Advent is a season that reminds us […]

UST alumni draw attention to human rights violations in CCP exhibit

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 21:13
Upholding human rights by translating advocacies into art was the theme of “The Weight of Words: An Alphabet on Human Rights,” an exhibit that opened last Nov. 24 at Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino and Pasilyo Victorio Edades of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Three out of 11 artist were Thomasians who put the spotlight on […]

UST Library mounts annual Belen exhibit

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 18:53
Nativity scenes were unveiled in the annual Belen exhibit that opened last Nov. 20 at the UST Miguel de Benavides Library. Themed “Tara, Pasko Na,” the exhibit featured 17 of Gloria Ocampo-Reyes’ Belen collections, each made of a certain type of material from different parts of the world. Most of the resin statuettes came from […]

Thomasian musicians pay tribute to patron St. Cecilia

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:35
VARIOUS musicians from the University performed an array of piano, cello, choir and orchestral pieces in a concert held at the Albertus Magnus auditorium last Nov. 22 for the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patroness of musicians. Hosted by the Conservatory of Music in honor of the saint, the performers, composed of faculty members […]

Do more research to conserve endemic plant species in PH – biologist

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 21:34
A THOMASIAN biologist urged science students to increase research efforts to conserve endemic species in the Philippines. Axel Arriola, a specialist in molecular and plant taxonomy, said there were unnamed plants in the country that needed to be recognized first before protected. “Those species that are said to be cryptic, [we] can’t conserve them properly […]

‘Practice good politics in Marawi rehab’

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
POOR coordination with the national government could lead to malversation of funds in rebuilding the war-torn Marawi City, experts have warned. Dennis Coronacion, chairman of the UST Political Science department, said the government was bound to repeat the mistakes in the rehabilitation of Tacloban in Leyte after the 2013 Typhoon Yolanda calamity without coordination between […]

‘Alternative Learning System’ eyed as solution to drug problem

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:00
THE ALTERNATIVE Learning System (ALS) offered under the local government’s drug rehabilitation program has a potential to help solve the drug problem in the country that is still reeling from the Duterte administration’s bloody drug war. Department of Education (DepEd) program specialist Kristine Lumanog said the country’s drug problem could be eradicated with proper guidance […]

Adapt to culture, modern language, religious urged

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:44
THEOLOGICAL researchers urged the religious to adapt to the postmodern language of the youth in their evangelization efforts. Alarmed by the increasing number of youth converting to religious sects because of “jamming worship,” Mary Erika Bolaños encouraged the clergy to follow St. Paul’s self-leadership, which adapted the message of the Gospel to people’s culture. “When […]

Fraternities placed under tight watch as bar exams end

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:06
FRATERNITIES and sororities were kept at bay by at least 700 security personnel deployed in UST on Sunday, as the 2017 Bar Examinations came to an end. Manila Police District (MPD) Chief Supt. Joel Coronel said Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, Bar Exams chairman, instructed the police to watch over fraternities to prevent violence. “[A]s instructed […]

UST tops board exams for elementary school teachers anew

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:54
THE UNIVERSITY remained the top-performing school for elementary teachers in the September 2017 licensure examinations for teachers (LET). UST’s passing rate however slipped to 93.81 percent, or 106 out of 113 examinees, from last year’s 97.79 percent or 133 out of 136 examinees. Mary Clarence Madero of West Visayas State University-La Paz led the country’s […]

UST plunges in interior design board exams

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 11:13
THE UNIVERSITY recorded a 24.74-percent passing rate in the November 2017 board exams for interior designers, down drastically from last year. Twenty-four Thomasians passed out of 97 examinees, compared with last year’s 41 out of 59 examinees or a 69.49-percent passing rate. Paulyne Kate Genson of University of the Philippines-Diliman led the new batch of […]

UST plunges in interior design board exams

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 21:12
THE UNIVERSITY recorded a 24.74-percent passing rate in the November 2017 board exams for interior designers, down drastically from last year. Twenty-four Thomasians passed out of 97 examinees, compared with last year’s 41 out of 59 examinees or a 69.49-percent passing rate. Paulyne Kate Genson of University of the Philippines-Diliman led the new batch of […]

Thomasian doctor receives ‘Gusi Prize’ for research in medicine

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:54
A THOMASIAN doctor was given the 2017 “Gusi Peace Prize” on Wednesday for her outstanding work in medical health education research and patient care service. Dr. Leilani Asis, a full professor at the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, received the award for medical research at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay. Asis, an […]

Nation needs ‘army of intelligent readers,’ Ombudsman says in Philippine PEN conference

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:57
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales urged writers to defend the truth at the 60th National Congress of the Philippine PEN (Poets and Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists) on Wednesday at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building. “Whether in Jose Rizal’s time or in this lifetime of ours, truth is constantly under siege. Only the boldest can rise to this occasion […]

Thomasian lands third in November 2017 chem eng’g board exams

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:09
A THOMASIAN placed third in the November 2017 licensure exams for chemical engineers, in which the University saw a significantly higher passing rate. John Rave Magalang led the fresh batch of Thomasian chemical engineers with a score of 83.70 percent. UST’s passing rate jumped to 80.17 percent, or 97 out of 121 examinees, from last […]

UST grad places 9th in November 2017 civil eng’g board exams

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:15
A THOMASIAN clinched the ninth spot in the November 2017 licensure exams for civil engineers, which saw UST getting a higher passing rate. UST graduate Christian Gonzales led the fresh batch of Thomasian civil engineers, placing ninth with a score of 95.20 percent. UST’s passing rate rose to 86.88 percent or 192 out of 221 […]

Union chief has lost ‘majority’s mandate,’ says critics as calls for resignation mount

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:27
CALLS for the resignation of the UST Faculty Union (USTFU) leadership are growing amid tensions over the forfeiture of P55 million in the faculty’s share in the tuition increase from Academic Years 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 and plans to amend the union’s constitution and by-laws. In a statement in reply to USTFU […]

Mindanao Cardinal condemns attack on Maguindanao chapel

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:24
MINDANAO Cardinal Orlando Quevedo on Tuesday decried the “abhorrent desecration” of the Catholic chapel in Shariff Aguak, calling the crime provocative and gravely disrespectful to Catholic beliefs. The Cotabato archbishop condemned the intentional burning of the statues of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Mother and San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of Labulabo. “Jesus is a […]

Thomasian writers named winners in 36th National Book Awards

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:11
FOUR Thomasian writers were named winners in the 36th National Book Awards on the official website of the National Book Development Board last Nov. 17. Jose Victor Torres, historian and journalism alumnus of UST, won the award for his book of historical essays titled “To the People Sitting in Darkness… and Other Footnotes of Our […]