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Raul Isidro mounts nature-inspired abstractions in Ayala Museum exhibit

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:16
MULTI-AWARDED artist Raul Isidro transforms landscapes into abstracted forms in a nature-inspired exhibit at the Ayala Museum in Makati City. Isidro said the exhibit, which opened last July 26, featured works that employed a “minimalist, meditative approach.” “My inspiration is our country, more specifically the landscapes of a developing province like mine in Samar,” Isidro […]

‘I was weak’: Artlets Student Council president admits health issues, considers quitting

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:55
The president of the Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Council is considering resigning from his post, apologizing for belatedly disclosing his health problems and multiple injuries after a bout with depression. In a statement posted on the council’s Facebook page on Wednesday, Reymark Simbulan said he would file his resignation should his doctors prohibit […]

Outgoing CSC president contests judiciary board decision, wants special elections

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:41
OUTGOING Central Student Council (CSC) President Janela Love Nartates believes a special election is a better solution than declaring candidates who lost to “abstain” as winners in the April student polls. Nartates spoke at length on the election mess for the first time following the Central Judiciary Board’s widely criticized decision to proclaim those who […]

Thomasians denounce decision to proclaim CSC bets despite overwhelming ‘abstain’ votes

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:08
THOMASIANS have expressed dismay over the Central Judiciary Board’s (CJB) decision to proclaim candidates who lost to “abstain” votes as winners of the April student polls. Central Student Council (CSC) Public Relations Officer-elect Francis Santos and Secretary-elect Therese Gorospe said they were saddened by the decision. “For the record, I respect those candidates, but I […]

Central Judiciary Board orders Comelec to proclaim CSC candidates with highest votes

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:27
THE CENTRAL Judiciary Board of the Central Student Council (CSC) has ordered the Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) to proclaim the candidates with the highest votes as winners in the April student polls, following petitions from various parties to disregard “abstain” votes. READ: Central Board urges Comelec to nullify votes, calls for new CSC elections […]

New academic year opens with Misa de Apertura on Aug. 1

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:17
THE UNIVERSITY is set to kickstart Academic Year 2017 to 2018 with the Misa de Apertura or opening Mass on Aug. 1 at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church. The Misa de Apertura, also called the Mass of the Holy Spirit, will begin with the parade of University deans, principals and institute directors. San Jose, Nueva […]

#NewsWrap – July 21, 2017

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:42

Top CFAD theses highlight social issues

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:48
SOCIETAL issues such as mental health awareness, terrorism and Philippine culture were the focus of this year’s best thesis roster from the College of Fine Arts and Design’s Painting program. The challenges of mental illness were apparent in painting graduate Raniel Vicarez’s oil-on-canvas piece “Hylophobia: An Irrational Psychological Perception in Fear of Forest Depicted in […]

Dedicated crisis mgmt office needed, says emergency official

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:34
ESTABLISHING a crisis management office in UST is essential to improving disaster preparedness for impending natural hazards, an emergency training professional said. Juliano Parena Jr., emergency training officer at the Fire Emergency Assistance Group – a non-profit emergency and rescue unit based in Metro Manila – called on University officials to form a dedicated crisis […]

‘UST at risk with lack of crisis management’

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:15
INADEQUATE crisis management training may place the University at risk in the event of a bombing, an earthquake, or even a lone-wolf attack like that at the Resorts World Manila last June, campus emergency responders have bared. Mark Lester Toribio, UST-AMV College of Accountancy incident commander, said there was a dire need to conduct regular […]

‘Do not fixate on bar exam results’ — Cebu law dean

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:09
A CEBU law dean has downplayed the “top-performing law school notion” in the country, saying law schools should not be benchmarked on bar results alone. Joan Largo, law dean of the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu, said law schools should focus on preparing students for the ethical and competent practice of law. “The […]

Usapang UsteAgham at espirituwalidad, hindi magkatunggali

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
KASABAY ng patuloy na pagsulong sa agham at teknolohiya sa akademiya noong 1934, hinimok ni P. Serapio Tamayo, noo’y rektor ng Unibersidad, ang mga Tomasinong nagsipagtapos na panatilihin ang kanilang espirituwal na katayuan sa labas ng Pamantasan. Sa kaniyang talumpati sa pagtatapos ng akademikong taon 1933-1934, idiniin niyang mahalagang ipagpatuloy ng mga mag-aaral ang kanilang […]

Shadow plays at the CSC

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
CERTAIN forces have been working behind the scenes in the past several weeks to overturn the results of the April Central Student Council (CSC) elections, in which only two candidates were proclaimed winners because of overwhelming abstentions. One of the appellants is Steven Grecia of Lakas Tomasino Coalition, the lone presidential candidate who lost to […]

How Batch 2017 valedictorian paved his way on top

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
IT’S MIDNIGHT but books remained scattered across the desk, each page filled with highlights and post-its. This was how Neill Cachuela described his usual grind—his study routine. Cachuela, who graduated last May 31 with a degree in medical technology, emerged as the valedictorian for Batch 2017. His general weighted average of 1.059 was the highest […]

‘Call center boy’ inspires with tough college journey

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
A UST graduate’s Facebook post has gone viral for all the right reasons. Hard work paid off for Erald Pecson, 23 , who spent seven years in college. His parents unable to send him to school, Pecson worked as a call center agent for pay his tuition. He earned a degree in secondary education and […]

Naaayon nga ba sa kulturang Bisaya?Lengguwaheng Duterte matapos ang isang taon

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
MAKALIPAS ang halos isang taong panunungkulan bilang pangulo ng Filipinas, nananatiling mahalagang sangkap ng identidad ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang estilo ng kaniyang pananalita. Ayon kay Jerry Gracio, komisyoner para sa mga wika sa Samar-Leyte sa Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, hindi dapat iniuugnay ang pagmumura ni Duterte sa kinagisnan niyang kulturang Bisaya sapagkat isa itong […]

UST spells second chances

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
“I’d be surprised if you graduate on time, Gabe.” Our high school principal, a nun, smirked at my father and I as we discussed the sanctions for the offenses I committed. I was in my last year in high school, fearing the possibility of expulsion because my grades in conduct were below 70 for the […]

Maharlika, Solimania, o Luzvimin? Kailangan ba talagang baguhin ang pangalan ng Filipinas?

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
ISANG kahibangan ang panukalang palitan ang pangalan ng bansa upang tanggalin ang impluwensya ng mga dayuhan dito, wika ng isang tanyag na historyador. Ayon kay Jose Victor Torres na nagtuturo ng kasaysayan sa Pamantasang De La Salle, hindi maiaalis ang impluwensya ng mga dayuhan sa Filipinas dahil sa “inculturation” na pinapakahulugang pagtangkilik ng kultura ng […]

Failure isn’t losing

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:00
AS WE grow up, we try to make a plan regarding where we are headed in life. We set goals, we make timelines and we visualize ourselves as professionals in our chosen fields. Despite all of the planning, there will always be a certain dream we wish we could have fulfilled. Mine was becoming a […]

Fr. Pedro Salgado, O.P., 80

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:52
Fr. Pedro Salgado O.P., a former professor of the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy, passed away last July 9 at UST Hospital following cardiac arrest. He was 80 years old. Salgado, a social ethicist and political commentator, was conferred the title professor emeritus by the University in 2009. The Dominican scholar served as rector of Aquinas […]

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