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‘Their consciences are troubling them’: Cops in EJKs seek Church protection

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:31
LAW ENFORCERS involved in cases of extrajudicial killings (EJK) under President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war has sought “sanctuary, succor and protection” from the Church, outgoing Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines President Socrates Villegas bared on Monday. In a statement titled “To be Angels of Compassion,” the Lingayen-Dagupan prelate said law enforcers have expressed their […]

Thomasian artist bags prestigious Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Arts

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:17
A THOMASIAN artist took home the Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Art last Oct. 1 at the Ateneo Arts Awards for his month-long exhibit of silkscreen paintings of acrylic-laden wood patterns and textures. Constantino Zicarelli, an advertising arts alumnus of UST, received the award for his exhibit “Prelude to a Billion Years” held last year […]

Anti-Hazing Law author to critics: ‘Do not blame the law’

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:28
THE AUTHOR of the Anti-Hazing Law is blaming weak enforcement for the continued practice of hazing among fraternities and sororities. In a UST forum last Sept. 29, Thomasian and former senator Jose “Joey” Lina Jr., author of Republic Act (RA) 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law, answered critics claiming the 22-year-old law needed to be repealed […]

Law dean under fire over fatal hazing

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:00
The dean of the UST Faculty of Civil Law is under fire for allegedly failing to rein in his fellow fraternity members behind the fatal hazing of law freshman Horacio Tomas Castillo III. Lawyer Nilo Divina is among the most prominent members of the 38-year-old Aegis Juris Fraternity, but he said he had been on […]

His brothers, his killers?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:00
THE UST community is up in arms over the killing of Horacio Tomas Castillo III, whose fatal hazing has raised concerns over a possible cover-up and the effectiveness of a 22-year-old law. University officials, in a statement, condemned the killing “in no uncertain terms” and vowed to bring to justice members of the UST-based Aegis […]

Faculty union execs, UST admin agree to split P81.8M in tuition hikes

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:41
LEADERS of the 1,900-strong faculty union and the University administration have agreed on a scheme to distribute P81.8 million in tuition hikes since 2014, with UST getting back a huge chunk to pay for incentives to higher-ranked professors whose loads were reduced because of the K to 12 transition. Dr. George Lim, president of the […]

Sustain devotion through ‘strong prayer life,’ Marian devotees urged

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:05
Bishop Emeritus Camilo Gregorio of Batanes urged Marian devotees and the faithful of Santisimo Rosario Parish to sustain their devotion to the Blessed Mother through a strong life of prayer, in a Mass marking the parish’s Diamond Jubilee on Sunday. The Blessed Mother’s intercession through the Holy Rosary sustains the Christian faith, especially of Catholics […]

UST clarinetist debuts in ‘Unang Hakbang’ concert for budding musicians

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 21:29
A clarinetist from the UST Conservatory of Music made his professional debut in “Konsyerto: Unang Hakbang” on Sept. 24 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Andrew Constantino joined the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and played Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Op. 74 in allegro. Constantino […]

Scion of Cebu politicos is topnotcher twice over

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 21:25
LANDING on the top spot in a board examination is no easy feat. Doing it twice is extraordinary. Vincent Edouard Anthony “Dan” Gullas, 27, was shocked when he learned that he topped the September 2017 licensure exams for physicians. “I aimed to be at least in the top 10 but never did I imagine I’d […]

17,000 Thomasians honor teachers with world record attempt

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 21:06
THE THOMASIAN community on Friday formed the words “My Teacher is my Hero” in a bid to break the world record for the “largest human sentence.” An estimated 17,000 students, faculty members and support staff attempted to clinch the University’s second title in the Guinness World Records after its “largest human cross” in 2011. Alvin […]