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Literature is beyond ‘instant gratification, fleeting celebrity’— Hidalgo

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:35
THOMASIAN veteran writer Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo stressed that writers’ works must “serve beyond instant gratification and fleeting celebrity,” during the Kumustahan: Creative Writing in the Philippines Today at One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites last Oct. 22. “The writers [should] still see themselves engaged in a quest for meaning or answers to our most disturbing questions or […]

Top writers tackle ethical responsibility in 14th Creative Writing Workshop

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:10
SOME OF the country’s top poets and fictionists tackled ethical responsibility in writing about mental health and other sensitive topics during the 14th Creative Writing Workshop held at the Tan Yan Kee Student Center last Oct. 27-28. Poet Vijae Alquisola said authors have an ethical responsibility in representing people dealing with mental health issues. “Creative […]

UST 2nd in med boards, 3 Thomasians in top 10

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:13
THE UNIVERSITY ranked second among the top-performing schools in the September 2018 licensure examinations for physicians, with three Thomasians landing in the top 10. Ernest Matthew Paggabao led the newest batch of Thomasian physicians, grabbing the third spot with a score of 90.58 percent. UST graduate Luisa Encarnacion secured the fifth spot with a score […]

8,700 examinees troop to UST for 2018 Bar Exams

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 15:39
THE UNIVERSITY welcomed 8,701 bar exam takers from all over the country on Sunday, as it hosted the Bar Examinations for the eighth straight year. In a statement, the Supreme Court said this was the highest number of Bar candidates in recent years. There were 7,290 examinees last year and 6,831 in 2016. The UST […]

Duterte’s hollow Halloween yarn

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 00:00
OCTOBER has passed and no revolution or uprising has taken place in the country, contrary to what the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has claimed to be a classic plot to oust President Duterte from power. Called “Red October,” the outlanding plot is clearly Duterte’s way to celebrate Halloween at the expense of the universities. Even as the […]

Salinggawi places 3rd in Sayaw Pinoy 2018

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 13:51
THE UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe clinched the third prize in the folk dance and contemporary dance categories of the annual dance competition Sayaw Pinoy 2018 held at the Luneta Open Air Auditorium, Rizal Park last Oct. 21. Salinggawi’s contemporary dance titled “Queueing Class” portrayed the everyday struggles of the working class, through brisk movements and […]

UST is 2nd in electronics technician board

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 20:41
THE UNIVERSITY was named the second top-performing school in the October 2018 licensure exams for electronics technicians, after posting a 97.70-percent passing rate. Eighty-five out of 87 Thomasian examinees passed. Last year, all 78 examinees made it to the cut. Justin Allen Arciga of Holy Angel University in Pampanga topped this year’s electronics technician board […]

Thomasian artists win in CCP 2018 Thirteen Artists Awards

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:03
TWO THOMASIANS were among the recipients of the Thirteen Artist Awards (TAA) held last Oct. 18 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Janos Delacruz, an advertising art alumnus, is known to deliver social commentary and self-exploration through art. “I believe that I should present my art not just in printing or sculpture but also […]

Kahalagahan ng ortograpiya sa pagtuturo, binigyang-diin

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:56
PINUNA ni Virgilio Almario, Pambansang Alagad ng Sining sa Panitikan, ang kakulangan sa paghahanda sa pagtuturo ng Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), sa paglulunsad ng Ortograpiyang Ilokano sa Kagawaran ng Edukasyon (DepEd) Rehiyon I sa lungsod ng La Union noong ika-18 ng Oktubre. “[K]ailangan kasi ang wastong paghahanda para sa ganitong gawain. Nawawala pa ‘yong […]

Thomasian architect Francisco Mañosa is National Artist for architecture

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 16:55
THOMASIAN architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa was named National Artist for architecture and allied arts, along with six other artists, in a ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on Wednesday. Mañosa, who graduated from the old College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1953, is known for his design philosophy of sustainability and versatility […]

State U up, Ateneo, La Salle and UST down in 2019 QS Asian ranking

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:22
UST RANKED 62nd in the latest Asian university ranking of the London-based Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS), slipping with three other Philippine universities in the ranking amid the difficult K to 12 transition. The 2019 overall score of UST stood at 33.6, down from 37.6 in the 2018 listing, where the University placed 145th. State-run University of the […]

UST Symphony Orchestra kicks off first CCP concert with classics

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 17:17
The UST Symphony Orchestra (USTSO) and Conservatory of Music faculty members enthralled the audience with their concert titled “Of Triumph and Rebirth” last Oct. 21 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. With music professor Herminigildo Ranera holding the baton, USTSO opened the concert with German-French composer Jacques Ofenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld,” an operetta […]

Spanish Dominican missionary passes away at 88

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 17:10
SPANISH Dominican Fr. Juan Lera Mateos, O.P., died on Thursday at the Dominican Convent of the Holy Cross in San Juan. He was 88. Mateos was one of the few remaining Spanish missionaries belonging to the Holy Rosary Province of Spain who were assigned to the Philippines. In 1956, he was ordained to priesthood in […]

UST Archives opened to international map enthusiasts

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:53
ANCIENT Philippine maps and the University’s rare book collections were opened to delegates of the International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCoS) and the Philippine Map Collectors’ Society last Oct. 16 at the UST Miguel de Benavides Library. The exhibit features 46 maps that date to the 1750s, including those of Philippine provinces, war positions and Dominican […]

Thomasian is No. 1 in October 2018 CPA board exams 

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 02:54
THE VALEDICTORIAN of the UST-AMV College of Accountancy Batch 2018 topped the October licensure exams for certified public accountants (CPA). Four other Thomasians made it to the top 10. Thomasian Lahaira Amy Reyes led the new batch of Filipino accountants with a score of 91.83 percent. Marc Angelo Sanchez placed fourth with a score of […]

Students’ Code to go through another review

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:45
THE CENTRAL Student Council (CSC) Executive Board and Central Board of Students have signed a joint resolution forming committees to review provisions of the long-delayed Students’ Code. The Central Board Speaker will assign presidents of the local students councils to serve as committee members for the reassessment of the sections of the code, namely: Academic […]

‘True wealth is with God, not in earthly goods,’ La Naval devotees told

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:55
CUBAO Bishop Honesto Ongtioco called on devotees to end materialism and strengthen family ties through the rosary, in a Mass for the feast of Our Lady of La Naval de Manila at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. “Kung minsan kasi, [a]ng yaman ng tao ay binabase natin sa materyal na bagay pero inuulit ng […]

Palanca-winning journo: Look for ‘compelling perspectives’ in telling stories

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:42
PALANCA-winning journalist Jeff Canoy urged Thomasians to look for the compelling perspectives of subjects in telling stories during the ABS-CBN Documentary Caravan at the Buenaventura G. Paredes O.P. Building on Oct. 3. “You have to find a person that has a compelling story. Find a case study that can [substantiate] the story [and] can capture […]

UST records 93-percent passing rate in chemical technician exams

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 21:59
THE UNIVERSITY recorded a 93.18-percent passing rate in the board examinations for chemical technicians, and a 74.29-percent passing rate for the separate licensure exams for chemists. Forty one out of 44 UST examinees passed the chemical technician exam. Last year, all 21 examinees made the cut. The University of the Philippines-Diliman was hailed as the top-performing […]

Former ‘V’ chief lensman wins Photographer of the Year Award

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:21
FORMER Varsitarian chief photographer Basilio Sepe was named “Photographer of the Year” in the International Photography Awards (IPA) Filipino last Oct. 4. His winning entry, “The Enemy in the Dark,” depicted the repercussions of the “bloody drug war” in the Philippines. The photos included a dead man’s head wrapped with plastic and packaging tape, the […]

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