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Thomasians place 7th, 8th and 10th in November 2018 interior design board exams

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:36
FOUR Thomasians landed in the top 10 of the November 2018 licensure examinations for interior designers. Bettina Louise Tiongco led the newest batch of Thomasian interior designers, after landing in the seventh spot with an 84.85-percent score. Anna Kristiniel Obnial and Sonja Brianna Quintela grabbed the eighth place, after both recorded identical scores of 84.80 […]

UST Publishing House author launches comic book in Komikon

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 17:46
AN AUTHOR from the UST Publishing House (USTPH) launched a comic book in Komikon, the Philippine convention of comic enthusiasts, last Nov. 18 at Bayanihan Center in Pasig.‬ ‪Fictionist Sarge Lacuesta’s “Stay” is a collection of 21 comic stories delving into horror, violence, romance and sex. ‪“Writing the book was hard but liberating. [T]he artists […]

Filipino scriptwriters tackle ‘untold stories’ in films

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 17:39
SOME of the country’s top scriptwriters tackled the relevance of untold stories in Filipino films during a discussion at UST Central Laboratory auditorium last Nov. 16. “The sincerest and most enjoyable [films] are those that have unheard small stories. Grandeur scripts are not always good. Consider those simple stories that can also have the same […]

Thomasian banking tycoon George Ty, 86

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 16:24
UST ALUMNUS George Ty died on Friday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 86 years old. The Metrobank Group of Companies announced its chairman’s death on its Facebook page the same day. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Founder and Group Chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty. He […]

CFAD alumnus mixes abstraction, realism in solo exhibit

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 14:53
VISUAL artist Pedro Felix Garcia II mounted “Reality and the Fading Images of the Imagination,” an abstract-realism exhibit launched last Oct. 27 at the SM Megamall Art Center in Mandaluyong. Garcia, an alumnus and instructor of the College of Fine Arts and Design, said his exhibit embodied important parts of his life. “My paintings before […]

UST alumni org honors ‘distinguished alumni’

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:57
THE UST Alumni Association, Inc. (USTAAI) gathered over 150 Thomasian alumni in a bid to sustain relations between them and the University last Nov. 16 at the Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. Building. Tokens modelled after the  University’s Arch of the Centuries were given to 63 alumni to honor them as “distinguished Thomasian alumni.” The tokens however […]

UST bags best int’l website award

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:36
THE UST website won the bronze award for Best International Website in the 14th Quacquarelli Symonds-Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition (QS-APPLE) Creative Awards. UST was the lone Philippine university nominated across all the categories of this year’s QS-APPLE Creative Awards, said Nestor Ong, deputy director of the Office of Planning and […]

Pagbabalik ng Filipino, Panitikan sa kolehiyo, nakasalalay sa CHEd

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:11
HINIMOK ng mga kinatawan ng Tanggol Wika ang Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) na maglabas ng panibagong kautusan upang maibalik ang asignaturang Filipino at Panitikan sa kolehiyo. Binigyang-diin ni David San Juan, convenor ng grupo, ang kakayahan ng CHEd na gawing panukala ang pagkakaroon ng Filipino at Panitikan sa kurikulum ng kolehiyo. “Patunayan nila na […]

Listen to see common humanity, Tagle says on World Day of the Poor

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 15:59
MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle stressed that listening is key to seeing humanity among men in the Mass for the World Day of the Poor at the Santisimo Parish Church last Nov. 17. Tagle said listening to the poor’s stories would make one understand that men’s struggles are the same. “Isang kinakatakot natin ay […]

Construction of new UST flood drainage system set to begin

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 15:12
THE UST Facilities Management Office (FMO) has unveiled the design for a new drainage system inside the campus to mitigate flooding. FMO Director Fr. Dexter Austria, O.P. said work on the flood control project would begin this November, and would be completed in 450 days or a year and a half. The new drainage system […]

2 Thomasians place 9th in November 2018 civil eng’g board exams

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:01
TWO THOMASIANS landed on the ninth spot in the November 2018 licensure examinations for civil engineers. Jinno Edison Enriquez and Wilson Kristoffer Ricarte led the fresh batch of Thomasian civil engineers, after both recorded identical scores of 94.30 percent. Enriquez and Ricarte shared the ninth spot with Ma. Patricia Leriezz Corpuz of the University of […]

UST Lit profs hit ruling on removal of Filipino, Panitikan subjects

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:57
UST’s Literature department denounced on Thursday the Supreme Court ruling removing Filipino and Panitikan courses in college. In a statement, the department stressed that the ruling failed to account for the importance of Filipino and Panitikan in shaping critical minds. “Ang usaping ito ay nangangahulugan din ng pagtatanggal sa kakayahang umunawa at magpakatao dulot ng […]

‘Regional literary works important in periodization of Philippine literature’

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:03
A FILIPINO cultural scholar urged writers to value regional literary works, stressing that they are vital in organizing the historical information of the country. John Iremil Teodoro, a scholar of Hiligaynon literature, said Filipino writers and scholars must develop works written in the regional languages. “No Philippine literature will materialize if we will not value […]

Thomasian alumna wins EU essay writing contest

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:30
HISTORY alumna Hannah Joy Ibarra won in the collegiate category of the essay writing contest “What’s EUr Story?” organized by the European Union (EU) delegation to the Philippines. Ibarra’s winning entry, “The Power of Education,” tackled the influence of European education in the country. “I am inspired by the European influence in education, exemplified in […]

Thomasian veteran writer: Make readers ‘more intelligent’

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:15
UST LITERATURE Department Chairman Joselito de los Reyes urged writers to pass on knowledge to their readers during a discussion on creative writing at the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College or Accountancy building last Nov. 8. “As a creative writer, [you] should make sure that readers learn something from [your] creations. [Readers] must feel that they […]

UST urged to keep Filipino subjects after SC ruling on K to 12

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 17:34
THE HEAD of the University’s Filipino Department has urged the UST administration to continue offering Filipino subjects under the new curriculum despite the Supreme Court (SC) ruling to exclude Filipino from core subjects in college. The SC lifted on Oct. 9 the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) memorandum order […]

Thomasians top psychometricians, psychologists board exams

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 00:55
THE UNIVERSITY was named the second top-performing school anew in the October 2018 licensure exams for psychometricians, while 11 Thomasians landed in the top 10. Lenard Alain Espiritu led the new batch of Thomasian psychometricians, notching the fifth spot with a score of 81.40 percent. Thomasians Angelica Mula Adia and Samantha Camille Saguin were tied […]

Be a martyr, stand for justice, Thomasians told

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:23
NOVALICHES Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani said standing up for justice is a way of showing martyrdom today, in a Mass commemorating the legacy of Thomasian martyrs at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church on Tuesday. “Maybe while in Luzon, you can become martyrs not because you are explicitly Christians, but because you are defending your neighbor […]

Manosa’s foundation holds fundraising auction for children in need

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:22
COLORFUL doors and windows were auctioned in “Awit at Laro,” a fundraising exhibit for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) Philippines, last Oct. 24 at The Gallery in Makati. The exhibit was organized by the Tungkod Foundation, an organization founded by National Artist Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa to help fund contemporary Filipino artists and […]

Tokhang ang Salita ng Taon sa Sawikaan 2018

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:02
HINIRANG ang “tokhang” bilang salita ng taon sa Sawikaan 2018 na ginanap sa Institute of Biology sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (UP) Diliman noong ika-26 ng Oktubre. Inilahok ng mamamahayag na si Mark Angeles ang salitang ito na hango sa salitang Cebuano na “toktok” o katok at “hangyo” o pakiusap. Naging madalas ang paggamit ng “tokhang” […]

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