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True Marian devotion means reaching out to the poor, La Naval devotees told

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:05
THE PRIOR of Santo Domingo Convent on Thursday challenged devotees of La Naval de Manila to be living witnesses of their faith by reaching out to the poor and marginalized. “[Sa pagtulong natin] makikita kung tunay ang ating debosyon sa ating Mahal na Ina. Sana’y kalakip sa panalangin hindi lamang ang ating ugnayan sa Diyos […]

Lead suspect in hazing victim Castillo’s slay freed

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:04
THE LEAD suspect behind the death of UST Faculty of Civil Law freshman Horacio Castillo III was set free on Thursday, following an order from the Department of Justice (DOJ). John Paul Solano, who is facing charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, murder and violation of Anti-Hazing Law, was released from detention as there was […]

Thomasian writer highlights ‘reverence for Earth’ in poetry

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:47
An Australia-based Thomasian writer discussed nature and travel-inspired poetry in a lecture at De La Salle University on Sept. 27. “Let us surface from the deep now and rise into space, so we can see our blue planet as a whole entity and possibly imagine the interconnectedness of its inhabitants’ fulfillment for everyone’s survival,” said […]

Divina planning to resign from Aegis Juris frat

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:32
Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina said on Thursday he was planning to resign from the Aegis Juris Fraternity following the death of law freshman Horacio Castillo III in hazing rites. “I am seriously considering [resigning] but not now. [The resignation] will have no bearing on the ongoing investigation,” Divina told the Varsitarian. Divina, the fraternity’s […]

Family vows to pursue justice as UST law freshman laid to rest

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:24
The family of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III vowed to pursue justice for their son as he was laid to rest on Wednesday at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque. In his eulogy, Horacio Jr., father of the slain Civil Law freshman, said his son Atio was “murdered at the hands of his initiators” […]

Third Aegis Juris fratman in Castillo’s slay surrenders

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:25
ANOTHER AEGIS Juris Fraternity member turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday, on the same day the remains of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III, a freshman at Civil Law, were laid to rest. Jason Adolfo Robiños, a fifth-year Civil Law student and treasurer of Aegis Juris, presented security footage of his boarding house to prove […]

Suspect bares identities of fratmen behind hazing death in closed-door meet

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 01:35
ONE OF the main suspects in the death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III revealed the names or at least six individuals involved in the Aegis Juris Fraternity hazing rites, Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri said on Tuesday, Sept. 26. John Paul Solano disclosed the names in an executive session last Sept. 25 after a […]

SENATE PROBE: Suspect mum on identities of Aegis Juris fratmen behind hazing death

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 21:29
ONE OF the main suspects in the death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III denied his involvement in the hazing rites conducted by the Aegis Juris Fraternity during a Senate probe last Sept. 25, and was mum on the identities of those behind it. John Paul Solano, a medical technologist, said he was not […]

Divina dismisses disbarment raps

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:53
UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina has dismissed the disbarment case filed against him by Patricia Bautista, estranged wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista. “They are probably sour that their impeachment complaint was dismissed,” Divina told the Varsitarian. Divina was referring to the impeachment complaint against the Comelec chief […]

Murder, hazing, robbery charges filed against Aegis Juris fratmen

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 01:19
Criminal charges were filed on Monday against lead suspect John Paul Solano and Aegis Juris Fraternity members involved in the hazing rites that led to the death of UST Faculty of Civil Law freshman Horacio Castillo III. The Manila Police District charged Solano with murder, perjury, obstruction of justice, robbery and violation of the Anti-Hazing […]

Thomasian tops September 2017 librarian exams

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:51
A THOMASIAN topped this year’s licensure examinations for librarians, while two other UST graduates landed in the top 10. Apolonio Patron led the country’s new batch of licensed librarians with a score of 90.85 percent, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. UST graduates Pauline Espiritu and Justin Joy Genton clinched the sixth and ninth […]

News media ‘beacon of light’ amid fake news, says ABS-CBN exec

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:14
THE HEAD of ABS-CBN Digital News Media said media should shed light on relevant issues and guide the public toward verified information in a lecture last Sept. 20 at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. “[T]here’s so much fake content out there online, [so] news media must become the beacon of light that guides the public […]

Former UST rector condemns hazing following death of UST law freshman

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:18
Former UST rector Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P. has condemned the violent initiation rites of college fraternities following last week’s death of UST law freshman Horacio Castillo III. In his opinion column published on the Sept. 23 issue of the Manila Bulletin, de la Rosa said physical violence inflicted on fraternity recruits does not […]

‘Let them fall to God’s justice’: Artlets regent calls for conversion, surrender of hazing suspects

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:09
UST Faculty of Arts and Letters Regent Fr. Rodel Aligan, O.P. on Friday urged the Thomasian community to pray for the conversion and surrender of the suspects in the killing of law freshman Horacio Castillo III in a Mass at the UST Central Seminary Chapel. Aligan said the death of Castillo should remind Thomasians of […]

UST Symphony Orchestra goes Disney

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 17:08
The UST Symphony Orchestra impressed its audience anew with lively renditions of classical music in their concert, “Brahms meets Disney,” last Sept. 17 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Under the baton of Daniel Bartolome of the Conservatory of Music, the orchestra blended German composer Johannes Brahms’s intricate symphonies with the music of Disney […]

Panitikan, hindi ligtas sa Batas Militar ni Marcos

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:24
Marami ang ipinagbawal noong panahon ng Batas Militar, at isa na rito ang pagtuturo ng panitikan.   Isinalaysay ni Efren Abueg, propesor noong panahon ng Batas Militar sa Polytechnic University of the Philippines, ang pagtuturo ng panitikang naglalahad ng mga damdaming kumakalaban sa paniniil at kawalan ng hustisya sa ilalim ng diktadurya.   Wika niya, […]

Thomasians dominate top 10 of September 2017 physician board exams

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:39
THOMASIANS ruled this year’s licensure examinations for physicians, with six Medicine graduates making it to the top 10. UST graduates occupied the first, fourth, fifth, eighth, ninth and 10th places. Vincent Edouard Anthony Gullas led the latest batch of physicians with a score of 90.50 percent. The University’s passing rate rose to 97.10 percent, or […]

Divina: Suspension order on fratmen not part of a coverup

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:32
UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina defended his decision to suspend Aegis Juris fratmen, saying it was because of the “gravity of offense” and not part of a coverup. “The reason I issued an order [of suspension] last Monday is [based on] the gravity of the offense [and] at the same time to […]

Suspect in hazing death of UST law freshman surfaces

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:33
A suspect behind the hazing death of UST Faculty of Civil Law freshman Horacio Castillo III surrendered to authorities on Friday to clear his name. John Paul Solano, a medical technology alumnus of UST who is on leave from studies in Civil Law, said he did not take part in the hazing rites of Aegis Juris Fraternity […]

Vatican OKs plenary indulgence for Santisimo Rosario Parish jubilee

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:59
PILGRIMS who will take part in the festivities of the Santisimo Rosario Parish’s Jubilee Year will gain plenary indulgence following the approval of the Holy See, Parish Priest Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P. announced on Thursday. The Vatican’s grant of plenary indulgence is God’s way of reconciling with His people, he said. “Ang ibig sabihin nito, […]