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Fratmen squabble during hazing probe

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:04
The preliminary investigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the hazing slay of Civil Law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III ended last Jan. 22 with frat brothers questioning each other’s statements anew. Main suspect John Paul Solano, a medical technology alumnus, questioned on Monday the claims of state witness Marc Ventura who said Atio […]

‘Recall the award or resign’: UST grads hit alumni org

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:13
ALUMNI have called on the leadership of the UST Alumni Association to recall the government service award given to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson. Akbayan Rep. and alumnus Tom Villarin said he was returning the government service award given to him during the grand alumni homecoming in protest of Uson’s award. “I am […]

‘Preserve press freedom amid attacks on media’ — veteran journalists

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:04
Veteran media practitioners called for campus journalists’ full support in preserving press freedom amid attacks on media by the Duterte administration during the Black Friday Protest held last Jan. 19. Rappler Managing Editor and UST alumna Glenda Gloria urged campus journalists to fight for press freedom, saying members of the campus press were never too […]

‘V’ speaks out vs press shakedown, pays tribute to alumni in 90th anniversary rites

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:21
Varsitarian alumni in the arts, letters and other fields came home to the University on Saturday to raise a glass to the country’s most influential campus paper on its 90th anniversary. Editors of the ‘V’ vowed to keep the paper’s mission to uphold the truth as they paid tribute to former editors and staff members […]

UST Rector denies knowledge of Uson’s gov’t service award

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:17
UNIVERSITY Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. said on Monday he did not know the UST Alumni Association had decided to give an award to controversial Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson for her service in government. Dagohoy told the Varsitarian he was only invited to lead the Eucharistic celebration during the grand alumni homecoming last Sunday. “We were not […]

Alumni association ‘distinct, separate’ from UST: Admin disowns award for Uson

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:53
THE UNIVERSITY distanced itself on Monday from the alumni award given to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson which has been roundly condemned by alumni and students. In a statement, UST clarified that the conferment of the Thomasian Alumni in Government Service award on Sunday was made by the UST Alumni Association, which is “distinct and separate” from […]

Award to ‘Mocha’ a libel on UST

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:10
IT IS appalling that while the University is promoting “Veritas in Caritate” (Latin for “Truth in Charity”), its own alumni association has given a newfangled set of awards, “Thomasian Alumni Awards for Government Service,” and given one to Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson, the controversial assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. Uson is a […]

‘Uson does not, in any way, embody the ideals of a real Thomasian’: UST student council

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:30
An unexpected award feting one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest apologists as an outstanding alumna of the University of Santo Tomas was roundly condemned Sunday. Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson “does not, in any way, embody the ideals of a real Thomasian,” UST’s Central Student Council said in a strongly worded statement posted on […]

Justice department reopens Atio hazing case after admission of witness’ affidavit 

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:10
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reopened the preliminary investigation on the hazing death of UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III, following receipt of the affidavit of witness Marc Anthony Ventura. In the affidavit submitted to the DOJ last Jan. 3, Ventura identified the members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity who took part in […]

Follow the Lord’s will, imitate Christ’s simplicity, Black Nazarene devotees told

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:06
MANILA Archbishop Luis Cardinal Tagle called on devotees of the Black Nazarene to trust and follow the Lord’s will in a Eucharistic celebration for the Nazareno’s feast on Tuesday. Discussing the theme “Poong Hesus Nazareno: Ang Daan, Ang Katotohanan at Ang Buhay,” Tagle encouraged Catholic faithful to draw hope from Christ amid life’s struggles and […]