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Bomb scare a hoax, says UST security chief

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:18
THE supposed bomb scare in the University was declared a hoax after the UST Security Office and the Manila Police District confirmed that no explosives were planted in the campus. UST Security Office Chief Joseph Badinas said the bomb threat was received through a text message by a medical technology student, who reported the threat […]

Kalayaan man ay may limitasiyon din

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:15
KAMAKAILAN lamang ay kinatigan ng Korte Suprema ang pasiya ng Court of Appeals na dapat managot ang aktibistang si Carlos Celdran sa kadahilanan ng “offending religious feelings” sa aksiyon nito sa isang pagtitipon ng mga kaparian noong 2010 sa katedral ng Maynila. Dala-dala ang isang plaklard na may salitang “Damaso” na tumutukoy sa kilalang mapang-aping […]

Mapanganib na information campaign

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:11
WALANG humpay ang pagpapahiya ni Mocha Uson, katuwang na kalihim ng Presidential Communications Operations Office, sa kaniyang sarili at sa mga taong nagtitiwala sa kaniya. Isang harap-harapang pambabastos, pareho sa mga tagasuporta ng pederalismo at hindi, ang ‘di kaaya-ayang laman ng isang video ni Uson na naglalayong magbigay ng impormasiyon tungkol sa federalismo. Ilang araw […]

National ID: Perhuwisiyo, hindi solusiyon

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:06
ISANG kahibangan at tila mapusok at hindi pinag-isipang aksiyon ang pagsasabatas ng isang National ID System na ginawang natatanging solusiyon sa hindi maubos-ubos na mga problemang kinahaharap ng gobyerno. Ika-6 ng Agosto nang lagdaan ni Pangulong Duterte ang Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) na siyang naglalayong mapagsama ang lahat ng mga ID na inisyu ng pamahalaan […]

Sapat, kaaya-ayang pasilidad para sa Artlets

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:01
NGAYONG taon ay pinasinayaan ang programang Creative Writing ng Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets). Kilalang minsang naging tahanan ang Unibersidad ng tatlong Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan—Bienvenido Lumbera, F. Sionil Jose at ang namayapang sina Cirilo Bautista at Rolando Tinio. Tunay na nakasasabik malaman na may kakayahan ang Unibersidad na tumanggap ng […]

Atios’s death anniversary: Time for justice, healing

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:28
A YEAR after the hazing tragedy, it’s about time for justice to be served and for healing to begin. This was the message of UST Secretary General Fr. Jesus Miranda, Jr., O.P. during the Mass for the first death anniversary of Civil Law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. “After that year of the sad event, […]

Thomasians join ‘Art for Everyone’ weeklong exhibit

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:37
THOMASIAN visual artists came together in “Art for Everyone 2018,” an art exhibit committed to supporting local artists and widening their audience at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City last Aug 30. The exhibit was participated in by 11 groups and 53 solo artists. Ronnie Lim, a biology and medicine alumnus, injected realism […]

Thomasian PR guru given Asia communication award

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:32
A THOMASIAN public relations (PR) guru was given the 2018 Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Asia Communication Award last Sept. 13 for a lifetime of contributions to the communication profession. Charlie Agatep, a cum laude journalism graduate of the defunct Faculty of Philosophy and Letters in 1950, received the AMIC Communication Award for […]

Top CFAD theses highlight variety of media

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:42
TWENTY-TWO Advertising Arts alumni mounted their theses in “Apollo: Voyage Beyond the Spectrum,” the annual best thesis exhibition of College of Fine Arts and Design’s (CFAD) Advertising Arts program last Aug. 4 to 8 at the Beato Angelico Gallery. “Apollo,” inspired by the National Aeronautics and Space Authority’s first spaceship to land on the moon, […]

Quirao is new Santo Domingo Convent prior

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:32
Fr. Roger Quirao, O.P. was installed on Wednesday as the new prior of the Santo Domingo Convent in Quezon City. Quirao replaced Fr. Roland Mactal, O.P. as the prior of the convent and rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Naval in Santo Domingo Church, the mother church of Filipino Dominicans. Quirao said […]

Address Lumad issues through education, shared humanity – Rector

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:24
UST RECTOR Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. said the University welcomed anew the Lumad for Thomasians to develop a sense of shared humanity as they help in educating the minority group. Dagohoy met with the Lumad representatives on Friday as part of the activities for the week-long “Lumad Bakwit School” in UST, a project of the […]

UST welcomes Lumad for Bakwit School

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 20:18
“STOP Lumad killings!” was the cry of over 70 Lumad representatives as they passed through the Arch of the Centuries to commence the second year of the “Bakwit School” or evacuee school program in the University. UST Simbahayan Director Mark Anthony Abenir said this year’s Bakwit School activities would include “enhancement classes”  and “interactive sessions.” Faculty […]

Senior high students flock to UST exhibit in consultation and guidance fair

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:36
THE UST Office for Admissions (OFAd) drew thousands of students in the 28th Career Consultation and Guidance Fair (CCGF) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. More than 10,000 graduating senior high students attended the event launched by the International Education Student Exchange Program with its partner academic institutions last Sept. 4 and 5. UAAP standouts […]

UST to host community dev’t certificate course

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:21
THE UNIVERSITY will offer a free one-month certificate course in Community Engagement and Organizing this academic year. The UST Simbahayan and the UST Graduate School Center for Continuing Professional Education (CCPED) will run the course from October to November this year and from March to April 2019. Mark Abenir, director of the UST Simbahayan, said […]

UST tops electrical eng’g boards with 100-percent passing rate

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 22:54
THE UNIVERSITY kept its spot as the top-performing school in the September 2018 licensure examinations for electrical engineers after posting a 100-percent passing rate. All 73 Thomasian examinees passed the test. UST shared the crown with the University of Saint Louis in Tuguegarao whose 52 examinees passed the test. Last year, 74 passed out of 75 Thomasian […]

Prosecutors present paddle used by fratmen in Atio’s hazing

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:32
THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday presented the paddle allegedly used by Aegis Juris fratmen in the initiation rites that killed Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. Atio’s mother Carmina described the paddle — considered a “crown of glory” by the fratmen — as a “piece of wooden trash.” “The evidence is strong. We have a […]

UST aces guidance counselor board exams

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 21:33
THE UNIVERSITY posted a 100-percent passing rate in the August 2018 licensure exam for guidance counselors. All four Thomasian examinees passed the exam, redeeming last year’s rock-bottom passing rate of zero. Ma. Agatha Anne Dizon of University of the Assumption in San Fernando, Pampanga topped this year’s licensure exam, scoring 90.20 percent. The national passing […]

Thomasian-led pyrotechnics team victorious once more in international fireworks competition

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 14:25
TWO THOMASIANS took home the silver trophy at the 51st Festival D’Art Pyrotechnique de Cannes in Cannes, France last Aug. 25. Fine Arts alumni John Oliver Zeng and Don Miguel Villaroza, part of pyromusical company Dragon Fireworks, Inc., competed in a special “Battle of Champions” edition of the competition held at the Bay of Cannes. […]

UST Singers, first Filipino choir to perform at the Basilica de Sagrada Familia

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 09:30
THE GLOBALLY acclaimed UST Singers have been recognized as the first Filipino choir to perform at the historical Basilica De Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Under the helm of composer Fidel Calalang Jr., the group took pride in getting the chance to perform in one of the architectural wonders of the world last July as […]

Doctors, psychiatrists urged to join exorcism ministry

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:31
THE RELIGIOUS and expert laity were urged to collaborate with exorcism ministries to combat the increasing number of demonic possessions and occult practices in the country, during the Third Conference on the Ministry of Spiritual Liberation at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. building last Aug. 20 to 24. Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia, chief exorcist of […]

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