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UST posts 100-percent passing rate in June 2017 nursing board exams

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 08:28
THE UNIVERSITY aced the June 2017 nursing board exams anew with all four Thomasian examinees passing the test. Last year, UST registered a 100-percent passing rate as all 12 Thomasians hurdled the exams. Mary Angelie Cabañez of West Visayas University – La Paz led the country’s new batch of nurses with a score of 86.20-percent. […]

Media practitioners warn public vs fake news

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 22:43
VETERAN media practitioners urged campus journalists to read newspapers instead of solely relying on social media for information, amid the prevalence of fake news sites on the internet. “Inaasa ninyo ‘yung editorial judgment ninyo sa mga kaibigan ninyo [which] is not necessarily a bad thing because it’s a social network but to rely on that […]

Young writers urged to write about experiences at undergrad workshop

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:17
WRITERS must draw their stories from their personal experiences. This was the advice of the country’s top writers and literary scholars to young writers during the 4th Thomasian Undergraduate Writers’ Workshop. Ned Parfan, fellow at the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS), took a swipe at writers who use cliché subjects such […]

Tamang balarila sa pamamahayag, hinikayat

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:25
IDINIIN ng beteranong peryodista na si Howie Severino ang tungkulin ng midya na gamitin nang wasto ang wikang Filipino upang maipaunawa sa mga mamamayan ang mga mahahalagang pangyayari sa bansa. “Bilang mamamahayag, hindi lamang ako nangungusap, [bagkus], nagtatakda rin ako ng paraan upang marinig ang iba’t ibang tinig sa lipunan,” wika ni Severino sa kaniyang […]

UST slips in 2017 QS world rankings, maintains 4-star rating

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:05
THE UNIVERSITY slid in the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) worldwide university rankings, after clinging to the 701+ bracket for four consecutive years. UST is now in the 801-1000 bracket, placing fourth out of the four Philippine universities on the list. State-run University of the Philippines (UP) still leads Philippine universities, rising to 367th from last year’s 374th […]

2 Thomasians top int’l information technology professional exams

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 22:17
TWO THOMASIANS made it to the list of top examinees of the Asian information technology (IT) professionals examinations, while UST recorded a 90.20-percent passing rate. Leading this year’s batch of new Filipino information technologists are Thomasians Andrew Jose Tengson and John Joen Lim, who ranked second and third, respectively. Tengson graduated with a degree in […]

Central Board urges Comelec to nullify votes, calls for new CSC elections

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 22:10
THE OUTGOING Central Board of the Central Student Council (CSC) has urged the Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) to hold new elections, claiming the poll body committed “gross negligence” during the April elections. The Central Board, the CSC’s legislative arm dominated by the losing Lakas Tomasino Coalition party, filed a case against the Comelec last […]

UST Singers showcase diverse repertoire in ‘Glorious’

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 23:02
BEFORE embarking on their international tour this month, the globally acclaimed UST Singers treated concert-goers to a night of classics and contemporary hits in “Glorious,” a concert held last May 31 at the UST Central Seminary Chapel. “It is entitled ‘Glorious’ because it is one way of thanking God that after all the hardships we’ve […]

Angat Kabataan heritage camp focuses on peace among faiths

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:41
YOUNG people from across the country were urged to promote peace among religions, as the annual heritage advocacy assembly Angat Kabataan Camp (AKC) opened last May 31 at the Pampanga State Agricultural University. “When we’re together, when we respect one another … God is there. Hindi hadlang `yung relihiyon o kultura to be friends with […]

UST halves tuition hike to 5.02 percent, gets CHEd approval

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 21:26
THE COMMISSION on Higher Education (CHEd) has approved a 5.02-percent increase in the UST’s tuition for Academic Year 2017 to 2018. Tuition will increase by an average of P104 per unit while miscellaneous fees will go up by an average of P137.45 or 7.42 percent, based on CHEd’s official list of approved tuition and miscellaneous […]

UST improves in May 2017 chemical eng’g board exams

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 19:13
THE UNIVERSITY posted a higher passing rate in the May 2017 chemical engineering board exams, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. UST registered a 58.82-percent passing rate, with 20 passing the test out of 34 Thomasian examinees. This was higher than last year’s 52.50-percent passing rate, in which 21 made the cut out of […]

UST posts lower passing rate in accountancy board exams

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 23:04
AFTER being named the second top-performing school last year, the University posted a lower passing in the May 2017 licensure examinations for certified public accountants. UST recorded a 71.82-percent passing rate, with 79 passing the test out of 110 Thomasian examinees. This was a drop from last year’s 90.32-percent passing rate, in which 84 made […]

No need for more UST political parties, analyst says

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 00:00
FOLLOWING the unexpected results of the recent Central Student Council–Executive Board elections in which most Thomasians opted to abstain for the positions for president, vice president, treasurer and auditor, is there a need for more University-wide political parties for students to have more candidates to choose from? Dennis Coronacion, UST Department of Political Science chairman, […]

UST psycho-trauma clinic open to all

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 00:00
THE COUNTRY’s first and only clinic that specializes in psychological trauma has become more relevant as more people start to seek help regarding problems on mental health, the supervising psychologist of UST said. “[The clinic] saw it as something positive [that] people are starting to come for help. It became relevant now kasi more people […]

‘Opus II’: UST Symphony Orchestra returns to classics

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 09:23
LIVELY renditions of staple classical music thrilled Thomasians in “Opus II,” a concert by the UST Symphony Orchestra at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium last May 25. With Conservatory of Music student Jedrick Itugot on the baton, the orchestra returned to powerful arrangements of romantic and opera classics, after performing mostly contemporary music in recent concerts. […]

Usapang Uste: 1629: Unang pagtatapos

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:00
ALAM ba ninyong noong 1629, tatlong Tomasino lamang ang naitalang nakapagtapos sa Unibersidad? Sa kaniyang aklat na A History of the University of Santo Tomas (UST Publishing House, 2013), ibinahagi ni Padre Fidel Villarroel, iginagalang na historyador, ang talaan ng mga nakapagtapos sa Unibersidad sa mga unang dekada ng pagkakatayo nito. Kabilang dito sina Diego […]

Huling sulyap sa mga lilisaning alaala

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:00
BINALIKAN ng ilang Tomasino ang mga alaala ng kanilang buhay-kolehiyo sa pakikipanayam ng Varsitarian sa loob ng Unibersidad. Sa kanilang nalalapit na paglisan, ibinahagi nila ang ilan sa mga aral at pangyayari na tiyak na tangan nila sa paglabas sa makasaysayang arko.   Sa una mong pagtuntong sa Unibersidad, naaalala mo ba kung ano ang […]

Home is UST

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:00
I FOUND home in the University of Santo Tomas. When I first entered the Arch of the Centuries during our Thomasian Welcome Walk in 2013, I never thought the University would give me the best moments of my life by far. Even though I expected a bumpy academic life upon entering the halls of St. […]

Raul Sunico sums up deanship

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:00
THE HALLOWED halls of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) speak of culture and refinement. Red carpets cover the marble floors, paintings sprawl acrossthe walls and elaborate chandeliers hang from the ceiling. It’s an environment suited for its president Raul Sunico, a piano virtuoso whose notable achievements include being the only pianist in the […]

No mere child’s play in the ‘V’

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:00
MUCH has changed in the landscape of journalism over the past years, with the proliferation of fake news websites and political demagogues attempting to discredit the press. Now more than ever, journalists ought to, as veteran broadcaster Pia Hontiveros once said in an interview, “do our work well,” to counter this so-called “existential crisis” in […]