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Doctors, psychiatrists urged to join exorcism ministry

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:31
THE RELIGIOUS and expert laity were urged to collaborate with exorcism ministries to combat the increasing number of demonic possessions and occult practices in the country, during the Third Conference on the Ministry of Spiritual Liberation at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. building last Aug. 20 to 24. Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia, chief exorcist of […]

‘Simplest words still create meaning in poetry’ – poet

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 04:00
An author from the UST Publishing House (USTPH) challenged young writers to use everyday words to create new meanings in poetry, in a book discussion at Tweedle Book Cafe in Quezon City on Saturday. Poet Allan Popa stressed that poetry does not require to use highfalutin words and a “vast arsenal of vocabulary.” “Poetry does […]

Dalumat sa Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2, ikatlong bahagi: ‘Madilim Ang Gabi’ at ‘Bakwit Boys’

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 03:00
Pelikula ang isa sa mga paraan upang mailahad ang pang-araw-araw na karanasan ng mga Pilipino sa kani-kaniyang lugar at panahon. Kaya naman sa ikalawang taon ng Pista ng Pelikulang Filipino, ipinalabas ang walong pelikula upang payabungin ang estetika, kultura at halaga ng lokal na pelikula. Pinamunuan ito ng Film Development Council of the Philippines, katuwang […]

Dalumat sa Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2, ikalawang bahagi: ‘Unli Life,’ ‘Signal Rock,’ ‘We Will Not Die Tonight’

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 02:00
PELIKULA ang isa sa mga paraan upang mailahad ang pang-araw-araw na karanasan ng mga Pilipino sa kani-kaniyang lugar at panahon. Kaya naman sa ikalawang taon ng Pista ng Pelikulang Filipino, ipinalabas ang walong pelikula upang payabungin ang estetika, kultura at halaga ng lokal na pelikula. Pinamunuan ito ng Film Development Council of the Philippines katuwang […]

UST is 4th top-performing school in Aug 2018 mech eng’g board exams

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 22:55
THE UNIVERSITY posted an 87.18-percent passing rate in the Aug. 2018 licensure examinations for mechanical engineers, making it the fourth top-performing school in the country. A total of 102 out of 117 Thomasian examinees passed the licensure exams. Last year’s passing rate was 88.24 percent, and UST clinched the seventh spot among the top-performing schools. […]

Floods welcome Thomasians this academic year

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:01
WITH THE start of the academic year comes torrential rain that often results in flooding in UST and the Sampaloc district of Manila. Discussions on how to solve the flooding problem without disrupting the University’s operations and sacrificing its heritage were revived, when photos posted by the Varsitarian showing flooding on campus circulated in social […]

Pangulo ng unyon, ‘di na sasali sa usapan sa sahod ng mga propesor

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 20:53
NAGBIGAY-daan na ang pangulo ng UST Faculty Union (USTFU) na si Dr. George Lim sa limang halal na miyembro sa negosasiyon para sa isang bagong kasunduan tungkol sa sahod at benepisyo ng mga guro sa UST. Sa isang liham na nakuha ng Varsitarian, inihayag ni Lim na ang kaniyang naging aksiyon ay para sa mabilisang pag-usad […]

Man of faith fights poverty with science

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:21
A CATHOLIC priest believes science can alleviate hunger and poverty with the use of biotechnology. Calling for more trust in science, Fr. Emmanuel Alparce stressed that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are completely safe and can be beneficial to farmers and consumers by providing more robust and nutritious crops. His involvement in biotechnology started when he […]

New pumps eyed vs flooding in UST

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:47
UST OFFICIALS have bared plans to improve drainage and pumps on campus under a two-year flood management project. The Facilities Management Office (FMO) director, Fr. Dexter Austria, O.P., said continuous road elevation around the University is causing flooding inside the University. Aggravating the situation is the difficulty of pumping out flood waters trapped inside the […]

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