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Bicol’s Aquinas U now UST Legazpi, to remain an ‘independent’ campus

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:40
AQUINAS University of Legazpi (AUL) has officially been renamed “UST Legazpi” following the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sept. 12. UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. earlier allowed the Dominican-run Aquinas University to use the name of the University, in December 2016, after securing the nod of the UST Council of […]

Newly proclaimed CSC officers quit posts

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:32
LESS than a month after being proclaimed on the Central Judiciary Board’s orders, four Central Student Council (CSC) Executive Board officers who lost to “abstain” votes in the April elections have resigned, Office for Student Affairs Director Ma. Socorro Guan Hing told the Varsitarian on Thursday. Steven Grecia, Gabriela Sepulchre, Daveson Nieto and Richard Javier, who were proclaimed […]

Pagsasalin ng mga akdang rehiyonal, isinulong

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:44
Isinulong ng isang tanyag na kuwentista at nobelista ang pagsasalin ng mga akdang rehiyonal upang pagtagpuin ang panitikang Filipino at ang iba’t ibang wika sa Filipinas. “Ang pagkakaisa nating mga Pilipino sa pagtuturo ng pambansang panitikan nang walang pagbubukod at diskriminasyon ang isa pang katangian ng sambayanang nagkakaisa sa gitna ng magkakaibang wika at kultura,” […]

Thomasian papal artist: Share God-given gifts through art

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:33
Thomasian ecclesiastical artist Wilfredo “Willy” Layug on Monday urged the Catholic faithful to use their God-given gifts through art in his book launching event at the Arzobispado de Manila. “As lay, as an artist, ginagawa namin role namin through ecclesiastical art. Katekismo in art. ‘Yun siguro ang iiwanan naming mumunting kontribusyon in our lifetime,” said […]

‘Share your art with a word,’ writers urged

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:25
Objects of art must be incorporated with literary works to attract more readers. This was the message of a number of writers during a roundtable discussion at the Bellas Artes Outpost in Makati last Sept. 9. Carlomar Daoana, UST literature alumnus, emphasized the role of social media as a useful contemporary avenue to promote art […]

Listen to stories of indigenous people, Thomasians urged

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:13
UNIVERSITY officials urged Thomasians to hear the stories of struggle of national minorities as 50 Lumad delegates arrived in UST on Sept. 11 for the annual “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya,” a people’s caravan to assert the rights of indigenous people. Representatives of the Lumad, the non-Muslim indiegenous people of Mindanao, entered the Arch of the […]

Rector concerned over students’ mental health, calls for reduced academic units

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 02:14
UST RECTOR Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. wants stronger action to stem cases of depression and suicide on campus, such as by reducing the load of students to ease academic pressure. “I have noticed that some programs have 33 to 37 units [per term and] that’s too much, that’s not very healthy,” Dagohoy told the Varsitarian. “Looking […]

New Vatican ambassador to PH named

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 19:40
POPE FRANCIS has appointed Italian Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia as the new apostolic nuncio to the Philippines. Caccia will be succeed Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, who served as the Vatican’s representative to the Philippines for six years before his transfer to Croatia in July. This will be the 59-year-old diplomat’s second assignment after being appointed by […]

‘Stop systematic murders, reign of terror’ – CBCP

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:25
THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday called for an end to extrajudicial killings, and condemned the “remorselessness” with which the lives of three teenagers — Kian de los Santos, Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman were snuffed out. “Kian, Carl, Reynaldo…they were young boys, enjoying life, loving sons of parents […]

Mental health advocate urges Thomasians to end ‘stigma’ of depression, suicide

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 08:50
A THOMASIAN doctor urged young people to “kill the stigma” of mental illnesses in a seminar at the Tan Yan Kee auditorium last Sept. 9. Dr. Gia Sison, a mental health advocate, said myths about depression and suicide should be dispelled. “It’s a reality. Hindi natin kailangang maging hush-hush when we talk about it,” Sison said. “I hope […]

Paalala sa mga peryodista: maging kritikal sa pag-uulat ukol sa administrasiyong Duterte

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:18
KINAKAILANGANG maging kritikal ng mga peryodista sa pag-uulat ukol sa kasalukuyang administrasiyon. Ito ang paalala ni Vim Nadera, Tomasinong manunulat, sa kaniyang panayam na pinamagatang “Diyaryo Dangal” sa Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) noong ika-8 ng Setyembre. Mungkahi niya, mainam na paraan ang paggamit ng social networking sites gaya ng Facebook upang maipamahagi ng […]

Rector leads groundbreaking of new UST campus in Laguna

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:05
A NEW UST campus will soon rise in Santa Rosa, Laguna, the first outside Metro Manila, with UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. leading groundbreaking rites on Sept. 10. UST Santa Rosa will be a 40-hectare campus, twice the size of UST Manila and will be home to 20,000 Thomasians upon its completion. “We are […]

Thomasians at the helm of first Korean-Filipino film

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 10:35
Thomasians dominate the first Filipino-Korean film “You With Me,” a movie where the cultures of the Philippines and Korea collide. “We are very particular in showing the beauty of Philippines and Korea,” director Rommel Ricafort said in an interview with the Varsitarian. Ricafort, a student at the UST Graduate School, spent a year to film […]

‘Sufferings make us strong,’ UST parish priest tells Thomasians on the Nativity of Mary

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 21:19
Honor the Blessed Mother and always be reminded of her fidelity to God. This was the challenge issued by Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P., pastor of the Santisimo Rosario Parish, to Thomasians in a Eucharistic celebration commemorating the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birth on Sept. 8. “Tayo ay [inaanyayahan] sa kaniyang buhay ng kapakumbabaan, […]

Pagtuturong may puso, daan sa kamalayan – Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino 

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 21:08
Hinimok ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ang mga ulirang gurong Filipino na itaas pa ang makabansang kamalayan sa lipunan. Wika ni Purificacion Delima, kinatawan sa komisyon para sa wikang Filipino, dapat magbigay ng malaking tulong ang pamahalaan sa mga guro pagdating sa pananaliksik tungo sa pagpapalawak at pagpapayaman sa wikang Filipino. “Ang mga gurong […]

P2-B UST Senior High building set to rise in 2019

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:30
UST Senior High School (SHS) students will soon find home in a new building being constructed in front of the campus on España Boulevard. The University plans to build a 23-storey building with 110 classrooms and nine laboratories to accommodate the growing population of Grades 11 and 12 students beginning Academic Year 2019 to 2020. […]

Imitate Blessed Mother’s zeal for service, Thomasian lay ministers urged

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 13:27
THOMASIAN lay liturgical ministers should emulate the Blessed Virgin Mary’s example of servant leadership and effective communication with God, UST Vice Rector for Religious Affairs Fr. Pablo Tiong, O.P. said. These examples set by the Blessed Mother inspire the Thomasian identity, Tiong said in a Eucharistic celebration on Thursday commemorating the Virgin Mary’s nativity. “In […]

Abandon commercialism, ‘throw-away culture,’ Catholics urged

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 13:20
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo challenged Catholics to stop commercialism and the throw-away culture, which prevent people from caring for the creation and the poor. Pabillo made the statement at the opening of the “Season of Creation,” the annual invitation for Christians around the world to pray and care for creation. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference […]

‘We cannot govern the nation by killing’: Tagle condemns drug war

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 23:27
MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Friday denounced the normalization of killings under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, in his strongest statement yet on the bloody drug war. In a pastoral letter released on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tagle said rampant extrajudicial killings cultivate an inhumane culture. […]

Thomasian film critic Mario Hernando, 68

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:39
Renowned Thomasian film critic Mario Hernando passed away on Sept. 5 at the age of 68 after a bout with bone cancer. Hernando was said to have been found unconscious by his brother in their home in Quezon City the morning he died, and was rushed to Capitol Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead. […]