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Only 5 regions ready for federalism: study

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:41
AN UNPUBLISHED research funded by the government found that the Philippines is not ready to transition to a federal form of government as only a minority of the proposed federal regions are prepared both economically and socio-politically. Dennis Coronacion, chairman of UST’s Department of Political Science, together with Froilan Calilung, were among those tapped by […]

Asserting rights to ancestral lands through education

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:34
EDUCATION is the Lumads’ “weapon” in their fight for their rights to their ancestral lands. This was the message of representatives from the indigenous people’s group as UST once again opened its doors for the annual Lumad Bakwit School program which was held from Sept. 14 to 17. Datu Tunging Mansumuy-At, a Lumad leader from […]

Duterte economic team hit for ‘slow’ response to rice problem

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:31
A THOMASIAN economist hit the economic managers of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for its ‘slow’ response to the country’s rice problem. Emmanuel Lopez, dean of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s graduate school, said the government should have foreseen the possibility of a rice shortage in the country and immediately imported “thousands […]

Info drive sought amid doubts over federal shift

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:00
EXPERTS are calling on the government to continue the information campaign on federalism even if the shift to a federal type of government faces uncertainty. Cleve Arguelles, chairman of the political science program at the University of the Philippines, said the information drive should not depend on the likelihood of success of the proposed constitution. […]

‘Butil’ honesty kiosks suffer losses because of dishonesty

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:00
“HONESTY kiosks” selling sweets and snacks in the University for charity have recorded heavy losses, ironically because of dishonesty among Thomasians. The “Bonded University Towards Imbued Learning” (Butil) Honesty Kiosks, proceeds of which go to Butil scholars at public schools in UST’s partner communities, recorded a P4,000 deficit, or discrepancy between actual and expected sales, […]

Pananaliksik, pinakamabigat na pamantayan sa pagtuturo – Almario

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:31
HINIKAYAT ng tagapangulo ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino ang mga guro na gamitin ang pananaliksik sa pagpapalaganap ng wikang pambansa at kultura, sa ginanap na Gawad Ulirang Guro sa Filipino 2018 noong ika-1 ng Oktubre sa gusaling Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Ayon kay Virgilio Almario, Pambansang Alagad ng Sining sa Panitikan, pananaliksik ang isa sa […]

‘Kindness, most important Confucian virtue in Filipinos,’ Thomasian prof says

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:19
A THOMASIAN faculty member said kindness is the most important virtue that Filipinos learned from the Chinese philosopher Confucius during the UST Confucian Night at the Winford Manila Resort and Casino last Sept. 28. Assoc. Prof. Lino Baron, chairman of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, said kindness is shown in the Filipino culture of bayanihan. […]

Thomasians place 1st, 2nd, 8th and 10th in medtech boards

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:10
FOUR Thomasians barged into the top 10 of the September 2018 licensure exams for medical technologists. Thomasian Lorenz Barro led the new batch of medical technologists with a score of 92.10 percent. Rolter Lorenz Lee, also of UST, placed second with a score of 91.80 percent. Thomasians Harissa Katrina de Lara and Jericho Balauro scored 89.90 […]

Never again, never forget: Thomasians join Martial Law protest

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:36
SOME 200 Thomasians joined the 15,000 protesters during the rally to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. The protest began with a eucharistic celebration led by Filipino Dominicans’ prior provincial, Fr. Napoleon Sipalay, O.P. at San Agustin Church and a march from Intramuros to Rizal Park. Sipalay, the UST vice chancellor, said […]

Courage in writing, more important than ‘finding a voice’ — USTPH writer

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:21
AN AUTHOR from the UST Publishing House (USTPH) urged Filipino writers to have the courage to write a story instead of focusing on “finding a voice” or one’s writing style. “It takes courage to really write a story. Instead of saying, ‘I want to be a writer,’ learn to say, ‘I want to write this […]

Simbahayan commemorates Martial Law in week-long exhibit

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:12
THE SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office launched “Martial Law, Noon. Ano Na Ngayon,” an exhibit in commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, at the Tan Yan Kee lobby last Sept 18. The exhibit featured infographics about Martial Law and profiles of Thomasians who fought the Marcos dictatorship: Jose Burgos Jr., Asuncion […]

Thomasian archbishop of Nueva Segovia dies at 89

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:01
THOMASIAN Archbishop Emeritus Edmundo Abaya of Nueva Segovia passed away last Sept. 20 at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan. He was 89. Abaya studied at the University of Santo Tomas from 1947 to 1953 and was ordained priest at the Diocese of Nueva Segovia in 1953. He obtained a doctorate in canon […]

Be involved, fight against social injustice, Dominicans urged

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 00:27
MEMBERS of the Order of Preachers were urged on Saturday to fight oppression, poverty and exploitation “the Dominican way” during the Fr. Pedro Salgado, O.P. Conference held at the St. Thomas Hall of Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila. Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox said fighting social injustice was rooted in the […]

‘Taglish’ New Testament brings Bible closer to youth – Thomasian scholars

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 20:22
THOMASIAN scholars lauded the “Pinoy version” of the New Testament launched by the Philippine Bible Society last Sept. 13 at the 39th Manila International Book Fair, saying it would be an effective tool to encourage the youth to read the Bible. The New Testament, which has the imprimatur of Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes, was translated […]

UST posts 97.37-percent passing rate in librarian exams

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:53
THE UNIVERSITY posted a 97.37-percent passing rate, or 37 out of 38 examinees, in the September 2018 licensure examinations for librarians. This was higher than last year’s 90 percent, or 27 out of 30 examinees. Ma. Eunicia Flora Sagun led the new batch of Thomasian librarians, securing the fourth spot with a score of 88.35 […]

Thomasian author: ‘Adults should relate with children’s books’

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:15
THOMASIAN fictionist Iza Maria Reyes said children’s books should be “relatable” to adults, during the launching of her latest title “Ang Aking Agent Nanay” last Sept. 14 during the Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. “A children’s book is most effective if it is understood and can be appreciated by […]

‘Tackle Filipino experience in comics,’ artists urged

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:58
THOMASIAN artist Francis Martelino urged aspiring artists to tackle the Filipino experience in comics during a discussion last Sept. 16 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. “Filipino content and experiences can be automatically considered as unique. That is our culture, and definitely, you don’t have to borrow other experiences or cultures when creating comics,” […]

Veteran artists: Sense of humor missing in illustrations

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:56
THOMASIAN illustrators stressed the importance of passion as well as humor in book illustrations during a workshop last Sept. 16 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. Comic artist Rico Rival said being an artist was about “having the guts to continuously practice the art.” “Your generation is lucky because right at your nose, you […]

Letter to Vatican meant to ‘protect, not destroy, UST’ — Atio’s parents

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:43
PARENTS of the slain UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III said the letter they had sent to Vatican was meant to “protect, not to destroy” the University. The Castillos sent a letter to the Vatican in July, requesting for an investigation on how UST handled the hazing case involving their son. The family marked […]

Research, best weapon against fake news – Thomasian historian

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:24
A THOMASIAN historian said research is key in combating fake news, during the Manila International Book Fair last Sept. 15 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. Research will help Filipinos “have sharp, observant eyes” in discerning what is fake news or not, said journalism alumnus Jose Victor Torres during the launching of his newest […]