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UST Publishing House unveils new titles in grand book launching

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:37
TWENTY-EIGHT new books were unveiled by the UST Publishing House in a grand book launch on April 25 at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino of the Benavides Building. Director John Jack Wigley said the publishing house serves as an “intermingling of tradition and modernity.” “We are proud to have been an instrumental in publishing works that […]

Fine Arts prof dies at 46

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:48
FERNANDO Torres, assistant professor at the College of Fine Arts and Design, passed away last April 24 after cardiac death syndrome. He was 46 years old. Torres had been suffering from arrhythmia, an abnormal beating of the heart, and was confined at the Manila Doctor’s Hospital in Ermita, Manila, according to his family. Torres’ sister, […]

Use technology to promote literature, writers urged

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:17
FILIPINO writers and literary scholars stressed the new role of information technology in promoting literature during the 2017 International Conference on Education, Literatures, and Creative Writing in UST last April 20 to 22. Eros Atalia, who teaches Filipino at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, said online writing platforms such as Wattpad appeal to a […]

#NewsWrap – April 23, 2017

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:15

WHY ‘ABSTAIN’ WON: ‘Thomasians dissatisfied with student council bets’

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:59
DISSATISFACTION with the quality of candidates, especially with their answers to questions on issues such as tuition hikes and martial law, forced Thomasians to abstain from voting in four out of six posts in the Central Student Council (CSC), election observers said. Dennis Coronacion, chairman of the UST political science department, said Thomasians did not […]

Thomasians reject council bets, vote ‘abstain’ in 4 of 6 posts

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 20:59
IN AN unprecedented development, Thomasians roundly rejected candidates in four out of six positions in the Central Student Council (CSC) Executive Board including the presidency, while two independents won the positions of secretary and public relations officer. The official proclamation of the new CSC Executive Board officers held April 22 at the Tan Yan Kee […]

Artlets presidential race down to 2 candidate

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:38
THE PRESIDENTIAL race in the Faculty of Arts and Letters is down to two candidates, after a candidate withdrew while another was disqualified. Independent candidate Sky Makayan officially withdrew from the local student council elections last April 7, Artlets Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairwoman Maria Margarita Villarica confirmed last April 18. “[M]s. Makayan did not […]

Music alumna joins Miss Saigon UK Tour cast

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 22:21
A CONSERVATORY of Music alumna is set to join the United Kingdom tour production of the hit musical Miss Saigon in July. Music theatre graduate Aynrand Ferrer was cast as the second understudy for the main character, Kim, and as part of the overall ensemble. London-based Ferrer trained at the West End and became part […]

UST hosts nationwide law aptitude exam

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 20:44
MORE than 4,700 students from schools across Metro Manila trooped to UST last April 16 for the first nationwide law school aptitude test. The University was designated as a testing site for the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhiLSAT) by the Legal Education Board (LEB) last March 1. LEB Chairman Emerson Aquende said UST was […]

#NewsWrap – April 16, 2017

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 03:00

Mercury Drug founder dies at 96

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 17:29
MERCURY Drug founder Mariano Que, who obtained an honorary doctorate degree from UST in 2015, died last April 12. He was 96 years old. The popular drug store chain announced Que’s death on its Facebook page on Good Friday, April 14. Que received an honorary doctorate in humanities, honoris causa, from UST on Sept. 9, […]

Recall Christ’s sacrifice, Dominicans urge in ‘Siete Palabras’

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 11:07
DOMINICAN preachers urged Filipinos to recall Christ’s sacrifices and follow his example of humility as they reflected on the “Seven Last Words” on Good Friday at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. Members of the Order of the Preachers and other speakers linked the Seven Last Words to current events, such as President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]

UST Rector: Reflect on Christ’s death, renew yourselves in faith

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 01:00
UST RECTOR Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. called on Catholics to renew themselves in faith as they commemorated the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross on Good Friday. “Pinako sa krus ang Diyos upang tayo’y magkaroon ng pagbabago sa buhay [at] magbagong buhay,” Dagohoy said in his homily during the Commemoration of the Lord’s […]

Follow Christ’s example of humility, Catholics urged on Maundy Thursday

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:43
MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle washed the feet of former drug users, policemen and relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings on Maundy Thursday. The reenactment of the “washing of the feet” was part of the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Manila Cathedral. The 12 people, representing the 12 apostles whose feet […]

Science dean elected VP of nat’l biology teachers’ association

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 15:30
THE DEAN of the College of Science has been elected vice president of the Biology Teachers Association (Biota) of the Philippines, Inc. John Donnie Ramos, who was elected to the post during the Biota annual convention last April 6 to 8, will serve as vice president from May 2017 to April 2019. Ramos obtained his […]