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Dedicated crisis mgmt office needed, says emergency official

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:34
ESTABLISHING a crisis management office in UST is essential to improving disaster preparedness for impending natural hazards, an emergency training professional said. Juliano Parena Jr., emergency training officer at the Fire Emergency Assistance Group – a non-profit emergency and rescue unit based in Metro Manila – called on University officials to form a dedicated crisis […]

‘UST at risk with lack of crisis management’

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:15
INADEQUATE crisis management training may place the University at risk in the event of a bombing, an earthquake, or even a lone-wolf attack like that at the Resorts World Manila last June, campus emergency responders have bared. Mark Lester Toribio, UST-AMV College of Accountancy incident commander, said there was a dire need to conduct regular […]

‘Do not fixate on bar exam results’ — Cebu law dean

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:09
A CEBU law dean has downplayed the “top-performing law school notion” in the country, saying law schools should not be benchmarked on bar results alone. Joan Largo, law dean of the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu, said law schools should focus on preparing students for the ethical and competent practice of law. “The […]

Usapang UsteAgham at espirituwalidad, hindi magkatunggali

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
KASABAY ng patuloy na pagsulong sa agham at teknolohiya sa akademiya noong 1934, hinimok ni P. Serapio Tamayo, noo’y rektor ng Unibersidad, ang mga Tomasinong nagsipagtapos na panatilihin ang kanilang espirituwal na katayuan sa labas ng Pamantasan. Sa kaniyang talumpati sa pagtatapos ng akademikong taon 1933-1934, idiniin niyang mahalagang ipagpatuloy ng mga mag-aaral ang kanilang […]

Shadow plays at the CSC

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
CERTAIN forces have been working behind the scenes in the past several weeks to overturn the results of the April Central Student Council (CSC) elections, in which only two candidates were proclaimed winners because of overwhelming abstentions. One of the appellants is Steven Grecia of Lakas Tomasino Coalition, the lone presidential candidate who lost to […]

How Batch 2017 valedictorian paved his way on top

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
IT’S MIDNIGHT but books remained scattered across the desk, each page filled with highlights and post-its. This was how Neill Cachuela described his usual grind—his study routine. Cachuela, who graduated last May 31 with a degree in medical technology, emerged as the valedictorian for Batch 2017. His general weighted average of 1.059 was the highest […]

‘Call center boy’ inspires with tough college journey

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
A UST graduate’s Facebook post has gone viral for all the right reasons. Hard work paid off for Erald Pecson, 23 , who spent seven years in college. His parents unable to send him to school, Pecson worked as a call center agent for pay his tuition. He earned a degree in secondary education and […]

Naaayon nga ba sa kulturang Bisaya?Lengguwaheng Duterte matapos ang isang taon

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
MAKALIPAS ang halos isang taong panunungkulan bilang pangulo ng Filipinas, nananatiling mahalagang sangkap ng identidad ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang estilo ng kaniyang pananalita. Ayon kay Jerry Gracio, komisyoner para sa mga wika sa Samar-Leyte sa Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, hindi dapat iniuugnay ang pagmumura ni Duterte sa kinagisnan niyang kulturang Bisaya sapagkat isa itong […]

UST spells second chances

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
“I’d be surprised if you graduate on time, Gabe.” Our high school principal, a nun, smirked at my father and I as we discussed the sanctions for the offenses I committed. I was in my last year in high school, fearing the possibility of expulsion because my grades in conduct were below 70 for the […]

Maharlika, Solimania, o Luzvimin? Kailangan ba talagang baguhin ang pangalan ng Filipinas?

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
ISANG kahibangan ang panukalang palitan ang pangalan ng bansa upang tanggalin ang impluwensya ng mga dayuhan dito, wika ng isang tanyag na historyador. Ayon kay Jose Victor Torres na nagtuturo ng kasaysayan sa Pamantasang De La Salle, hindi maiaalis ang impluwensya ng mga dayuhan sa Filipinas dahil sa “inculturation” na pinapakahulugang pagtangkilik ng kultura ng […]

Failure isn’t losing

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
AS WE grow up, we try to make a plan regarding where we are headed in life. We set goals, we make timelines and we visualize ourselves as professionals in our chosen fields. Despite all of the planning, there will always be a certain dream we wish we could have fulfilled. Mine was becoming a […]

Fr. Pedro Salgado, O.P., 80

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:52
Fr. Pedro Salgado O.P., a former professor of the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy, passed away last July 9 at UST Hospital following cardiac arrest. He was 80 years old. Salgado, a social ethicist and political commentator, was conferred the title professor emeritus by the University in 2009. The Dominican scholar served as rector of Aquinas […]

Davao prelate is new CBCP president

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:04
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles was elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines last July 8, succeeding Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who had served the organization for four years. Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the CBCP Permanent Committee on Public Affairs, lauded Valles’ election and considered it an “advantage” for the Catholic […]

Thomasian tops US management accounting exams

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:15
A THOMASIAN accountant has topped the certified management accountant (CMA) examinations in the United States. Manny John Tan, who finished accountancy in 2005, magna cum laude, was awarded a gold medal for garnering the highest score in the CMA exams held in February last year. “[I was] very surprised. I thought it was a hoax,” […]

Retired Fine Arts prof dies at 57

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:16
A RETIRED professor from the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) passed away last July 8 following complications from diabetes. He was 57 years old. Rey Amado Mañago taught in CFAD’s advertising department for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2014. The professor was known for designing the first 10-foot Christmas tree […]

UST increases tuition by at least 7 percent

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:44
THE UNIVERSITY has settled for a 7.02- to 9.96-percent tuition hike next academic year from the earlier 10-percent proposal, following consultations with the central and local student councils. Under the final schedule of fees released by the Office of the Vice Rector for Finance, the tuition for first-year students increased by P138 per unit (or […]

Panukalang gamitin ang Ingles bilang wikang panturo, kinondena ng KWF

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:53
TINUTULAN ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ang mungkahing batas na gamitin ang Ingles bilang pangunahing wikang panturo sa lahat ng antas ng edukasiyon sa Filipinas. Sa opisyal na pahayag ng KWF noong ika-24 ng Abril, ipinahayag ng ahensya ang pagtaliwas sa House Bill 5019 o “An Act to Enhance the Use of English as […]

Pagsasama ng midya at panitikan, pinaaangat ng modernong diskurso

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:52
KINAKAILANGAN ang pagkakaisa ng panitikan at midya sa paglalahad ng iba’t ibang talakayan sa mamamayan, partikular na sa mga kabataan. Ito ang pahayag ni Kristoffer Brugada, broadcast producer at dalubguro sa Pamantasang De La Salle, sa lekturang “Ang Panulat at Pagbasa sa Panahon nina Maute, Aguirre, Mocha, Pacquiao, Sotto, etc.” noong ika-7 ng Hulyo. “Hindi […]

UST bags 4th School of the Year title in prestigious Quill Awards

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 23:12
THE UNIVERSITY was named “School of the Year” for the fourth straight year in the prestigious Philippine Student Quill Awards, which recognizes outstanding communication-related works by students nationwide. UST took home a total of 41 wins, beating other nominees for the top school category: UST-Angelicum College in Quezon City, Bataan Peninsula State University, Colegio de […]

Ex-Artlets dean, academic affairs chief passes away at 71

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 21:09
FORMER Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) Dean Armando de Jesus died last July 2 at the age of 71 after battling prostate cancer. De Jesus served as Artlets dean for two terms, from 2000 to 2003 and 2006 to 2009. He taught in UST for 39 years, from July of 1972 to 2011. In […]