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Davao prelate is new CBCP president

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:04
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles was elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines last July 8, succeeding Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who had served the organization for four years. Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the CBCP Permanent Committee on Public Affairs, lauded Valles’ election and considered it an “advantage” for the Catholic […]

Thomasian tops US management accounting exams

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:15
A THOMASIAN accountant has topped the certified management accountant (CMA) examinations in the United States. Manny John Tan, who finished accountancy in 2005, magna cum laude, was awarded a gold medal for garnering the highest score in the CMA exams held in February last year. “[I was] very surprised. I thought it was a hoax,” […]

Retired Fine Arts prof dies at 57

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:16
A RETIRED professor from the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) passed away last July 8 following complications from diabetes. He was 57 years old. Rey Amado Mañago taught in CFAD’s advertising department for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2014. The professor was known for designing the first 10-foot Christmas tree […]

UST increases tuition by at least 7 percent

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:44
THE UNIVERSITY has settled for a 7.02- to 9.96-percent tuition hike next academic year from the earlier 10-percent proposal, following consultations with the central and local student councils. Under the final schedule of fees released by the Office of the Vice Rector for Finance, the tuition for first-year students increased by P138 per unit (or […]

Panukalang gamitin ang Ingles bilang wikang panturo, kinondena ng KWF

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:53
TINUTULAN ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ang mungkahing batas na gamitin ang Ingles bilang pangunahing wikang panturo sa lahat ng antas ng edukasiyon sa Filipinas. Sa opisyal na pahayag ng KWF noong ika-24 ng Abril, ipinahayag ng ahensya ang pagtaliwas sa House Bill 5019 o “An Act to Enhance the Use of English as […]

Pagsasama ng midya at panitikan, pinaaangat ng modernong diskurso

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 14:52
KINAKAILANGAN ang pagkakaisa ng panitikan at midya sa paglalahad ng iba’t ibang talakayan sa mamamayan, partikular na sa mga kabataan. Ito ang pahayag ni Kristoffer Brugada, broadcast producer at dalubguro sa Pamantasang De La Salle, sa lekturang “Ang Panulat at Pagbasa sa Panahon nina Maute, Aguirre, Mocha, Pacquiao, Sotto, etc.” noong ika-7 ng Hulyo. “Hindi […]

UST bags 4th School of the Year title in prestigious Quill Awards

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 23:12
THE UNIVERSITY was named “School of the Year” for the fourth straight year in the prestigious Philippine Student Quill Awards, which recognizes outstanding communication-related works by students nationwide. UST took home a total of 41 wins, beating other nominees for the top school category: UST-Angelicum College in Quezon City, Bataan Peninsula State University, Colegio de […]

Ex-Artlets dean, academic affairs chief passes away at 71

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 21:09
FORMER Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) Dean Armando de Jesus died last July 2 at the age of 71 after battling prostate cancer. De Jesus served as Artlets dean for two terms, from 2000 to 2003 and 2006 to 2009. He taught in UST for 39 years, from July of 1972 to 2011. In […]

Vatican officials to visit UST for 4th ‘new evangelization’ conference

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 20:57
OFFICIALS from the Vatican are among the top speakers in the 4th Philippine Conference on the New Evangelization (PCNE), which will take place at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion from July 28 to 30. Archbishop Salvatore Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council on New Evangelization, will deliver the keynote speech on the second day, July […]

Thomasian neurologist among 100 Asian Scientists of 2017

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:12
A THOMASIAN neurologist made it to the list of the 100 Asian Scientists of 2017, published by the Asian Scientist Magazine last June 29. Dr. Raymond Rosales, who teaches at the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, entered the list under the biomedical sciences category. Rosales, who was also a recipient of the 2016 Philippines […]

Fil-Am writer showcases ‘creative’ approach to history

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 20:15
A FILIPINO-AMERICAN author has stressed on the role of historical fiction as an entertaining and informative genre of literature. “I think there is power in knowing one’s history. Historical fiction is one way of giving that information out in an entertaining manner,” Cecilia Manguerra Brainard said in a lecture last June 30 at the Albertus […]

UST alumnus appointed to Bangko Sentral monetary board

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:39
A THOMASIAN banker was appointed to the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas by President Rodrigo Duterte last June 28. Peter Favila will return to the monetary board, where he last served from 2008 to 2014. Favila obtained his banking and finance degree from the College of Commerce in 1968. He served as […]

2 Thomasians among fellows in Virgin Labfest

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:50
TWO THOMASIANS will be among the 10 fellows of a national dramatic writing fellowship program. Miko Jan Portes and Lloyd Alcedric Opalec are set to join the Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program. Opalec, an incoming literature senior, said his program gave him an advantage in applying for the fellowship. “Advantage ‘yun (literature) kasi maiintindihan […]

UST aims for 4th School of the Year plum in prestigious Quill Awards

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 18:19
THE UNIVERSITY is vying for its fourth consecutive “School of the Year” award in the prestigious Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). UST has bagged the School of the Year plum for three straight years after winning the most number of awards in the Student Quill Division. Angelicum College, Bataan Peninsula […]

Angelicum College in QC officially under UST

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 16:01
THE UNIVERSITY’S footprint has officially extended to Quezon City. UST signed a memorandum of agreement with Angelicum College in Quezon City on June 29 as part of plans to oversee and integrate with other Dominican educational institutions in the Philippines. Under the integration plan, Angelicum College will now be called UST Angelicum, with UST Rector […]

UST tops June 2017 architecture board exams

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:52
THE UNIVERSITY emerged as the sole top-performing school in the June 2017 architecture licensure examinations, with a Thomasian landing in the top 10 list of passers. UST’s passing rate went up to 83.26 percent, with 184 making the cut out of 221 examinees, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was significantly higher compared […]

UST Singers reap major awards in Austria

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:32
THE GLOBALLY acclaimed UST Singers emerged as champions in the 3rd International Choral Competition Ave Verum in Baden Austria, bagging major awards including the 2017 Grand Prix. The ensemble was hailed as the 2017 Grand Prix Niederosterreich winner after besting 10 other international chorales in the competition, which took place last June 22 to 25. […]

UST prof gets award for achievements in career dev’t and counseling

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:56
A THOMASIAN professor has been given a lifetime achievement award by the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) for her contributions to the field of career development and counseling in the country. Lucila Bance, director of the UST Counseling and Career Center, was lauded during the APCDA conference at Ateneo de Manila last May 23. […]

Thomasian bishop dies at 68

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:03
Bishop Rodolfo Beltran, prelate of San Fernando in La Union, passed away last June 17 after a bout with prostate cancer. He was 68 years old. Beltran earned his bachelor’s and licentiate degrees in theology in UST. He obtained his doctorate in philosophy at the Dominican-run Angelicum in Rome. In 2006, he served as bishop […]

Sunico pays tribute to Nakpil in large-scale concert

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 22:54
FORMER Music dean Raul Sunico took center stage in stirring performances of Julio Nakpil’s original compositions last June 16 at the Ayala Museum in Makati. Sunico opened the concert with a piano rendition of “Cefiro, polka, Op. 1,” Nakpil’s first composition written in 1888 and described as a warm polka with a “gentle rhythm in […]