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State U publications dominate 4th UST nat’l campus journ awards

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:07
CAMPUS publications from state-run universities dominated the 4th UST National Campus Journalism Awards with entries tackling national controversies. Rebel Kulê of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman earned the Best In-Depth Story Award for its entry “Lumad Intensify Calls Against Martial Law.” The story focused on the suffering of the Lumad in Mindanao due to the implementation of extended […]

Rap battle, hindi modernisasiyon ng balagtasan — makata

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:18
BINIGYANG-DIIN ng isang premyadong makata at propesor sa Panitikang Filipino na hindi katumbas ng modernong rap battle ang balagtasan. Giit ni Michael Coroza, malaki ang pagkakaiba ng balagtasan at rap battle dahil nagtataglay sila ng magkaibang ideolohiya, anyo, tema, kultura at lugar na pinagtatanghalan. “Para sa [mga tao sa likod ng liga ng rap battle], […]

UST mounts Disney-inspired Paskuhan

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:54
UST VICE Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. opened this year’s Disney-themed Paskuhan last Dec. 3, telling Thomasians to prepare as the “Prince of Peace” is coming. “Isaiah prophesized that this ‘Prince’ will establish a kingdom. For unto us a child is born and a government will be upon His shoulders and His name will be […]

Veteran journos stress  importance of fact-checking in the digital age

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:47
SEASONED media practitioners said fact-checking remains vital in the digital age to maintain credibility, on the second day of the 20th Inkblots last Dec. 5. John Nery, an opinion columnist from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, highlighted the importance of verification. “The most important element of journalism is verification. Verification means testing the truth,” he said. […]

Thomasian is No.1 in November 2018 Nursing board exams, UST scores 100 percent for 4th straight year

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:50
THE UNIVERSITY remained the top-performing school in the November 2018 licensure exams for nurses for the fourth straight year, and continued its streak of its perfect passing rates since 2015. Thomasian Jennifer Quirante led the country’s fresh batch of nurses with a score of 87.80 percent. Benedict Jerome Calano secured the fifth spot after posting […]

UST is top-performing school for elementary teachers board exam  anew

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:36
THE UNIVERSITY is the top-performing school for elementary teachers for the fifth straight year in the September 2018 licensure examinations for teachers (LET). UST posted an 86.78-percent passing rate, or 105 out of 121 examinees. This was lower than last year’s 93.81 percent, or 106 passers out of 113 examinees. Rhea Joy Genson of the […]

Filipino philosophy requires literature, discourse – Prof Emeritus Co

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:13
PROFESSOR Emeritus Alfredo Co said Filipino philosophy needs literature and discourse during a discussion at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) last Nov. 29. “Great philosophy comes with the birthing of ideas. These ideas have to be committed to a rational discourse and [writing] to form a body of literature,” Co said. “Without a […]

Simbahayan mounts exhibit for Red Wednesday

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:51
THE SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office and the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) launched “Where God Weeps,” an exhibit on persecuted Churches to promote religious freedom, last Nov. 28 at the Main Building lobby. “We need to use our religion to bridge peace with other religions and cultures,” UST Simbahayan Director Mark Anthony Abenir […]

Conservatory, JHS perform in UST Museum annual Christmas concert

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:26
THE CONSERVATORY of Music and UST Junior High School performed a lively Christmas repertoire in a concert titled “Christmas at the Museum: Musical Night” last Nov. 16 to 17 at the UST Museum. Accompanied by percussionist Marco Raquiza, the UST Guitar Octet opened the concert with American guitarist Andrew York’s “Djembe.” It was followed by […]

Stand for the faith amid persecutions in PH, Thomasians urged on Red Wednesday

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:57
MANILA Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urged the Thomasian community to defend the Catholic faith amid persecutions in the country, as the University participated in the “Red Wednesday” campaign in solidarity with persecuted Christians worldwide. Pabillo called on the faithful to preach against the violence sometimes caused by the government.   “It’s a risk to be a […]

Tiples de Santo Domingo, oldest choir in the Philippines

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:55
TIPLES de Santo Domingo, the oldest boys’ choir in the Philippines, does not just serenade devotees during La Naval festivities but also hones its members in spirituality and study. Bro. Glen Mar Gamboa, O.P., the choir’s spiritual director, said the formation of Tiples members include Christian formation, recollection and weekly catechism sessions. “Kailangan mong kilalanin […]

Error-plagued UST Junior Spikers miss UAAP finals

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:03
DEFENDING champion UST Junior Tiger Spikers committed 42 errors and crashed out of finals contention after surrendering to the Far Eastern University Baby Tamaraws, 26-24, 16-25, 23-25, 25-13, 9-15, in the UAAP Season 81 boys’ volleyball semifinals at the Arena in San Juan Wednesday. UST finished the tournament at third place. The Junior Spikers were […]

20th Inkblots highlights relevance of campus press

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:33
TOP MEDIA practitioners stressed the importance of campus journalism in honing journalists amid threats to the press freedom at the opening of the 20th Inkblots, the annual UST national campus journalism fellowship on Dec. 4. Manuel Mogato, Manila-based Thomson Reuters correspondent and 2018 Pulitzer Prize awardee for international reporting, cited tremendous developments in the field of journalism, […]

UST eng’g senior in car mishap dead, ma decries ‘reckless’ Grab drivers

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 17:29
ENGINEERING senior Marko de Guzman passed away a month after a vehicular accident involving a car from the Grab ride-hailing application. De Guzman’s mother, Luz, blamed the driver of her son’s Grab car for the accident, which punctured the brain and fractured the skull of the UST student. “We need justice here… I’ve been receiving […]

‘Theater productions, metaphor for proposed federal republic’

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:34
PALANCA-WINNING writer Nicholas Pichay said theater productions could be a metaphor for the proposed Philippine federal republic during a literary session at the Cultural Center of the Philippines last Nov. 23. Pichay, a playwright and lawyer, said comparing theater relations and local government operations gives Filipinos an idea on the nation’s readiness for federalism. “The […]

CTHM wins in Salinggawi dance competition

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:27
INTERZYNC of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management again won in all three categories of the annual University-wide dance competition last Nov. 14 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium. Interzync’s John Manalang won first place for his performance in the solo category. Eric Cruz conquered the second place for his choreography inspired by the hit […]

Thomasian authors honored in 37th National Book Awards

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:19
THOMASIAN authors Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo and Chuckberry Pascual were recognized in the awarding ceremony of the 37th National Book Awards last Nov. 24 at the National Museum of Fine Arts. Hidalgo, director of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, won Best Book of Essays in English for “The Thing With Feathers: My […]

Tanggol Wika, dumulog sa Korte Suprema upang panatilihin ang Filipino sa kolehiyo

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:02
NAGHAIN ang grupong Tanggol Wika ng motion for reconsideration sa Korte Suprema kasunod ng pagtanggal nito sa temporary restraining order sa utos ng Commission on Higher Education na alisin ang Filipino at Panitikan sa kolehiyo noong ika-26 ng Nobyembre. Ayon kay David San Juan, convenor ng grupo, binigyang-diin sa inihaing petisiyon na magkaiba ang tatalakaying […]

F. Sionil Jose: Writers should read Rizal’s works

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:03
NATIONAL Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose urged writers to read the works of national hero Jose Rizal during the 61st Philippine PEN National Congress at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay last Nov. 22. “Read more on what they (heroes) have written in the past. [S]tart with Rizal because his works are […]

UST is 4th top-performing school in Nov 2018 chem eng’g board exams

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 23:44
THE UNIVERSITY clinched the fourth spot among top-performing schools in the November 2018 licensure examinations for chemical engineers. UST registered an 82.93-percent passing rate, or 102 out of 123 examinees, higher than last year’s 80.17 percent or 97 out of 121. Peter Nicholas Onglao of the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman led the country’s newest […]