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Thomasian profs elected to nat’l research council

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:27
A PROFESSOR from the College of Science is the new president of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). Christina Binag, professor at the Department of Chemistry, was elected president during NRCP’s annual scientific conference and 84th general membership assembly at the Philippine International Convention Center last March 22. Maria Natalia Dimaano of the […]

Pharmacy professor receives nat’l research award

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:21
A UST professor’s research on the Euphorbia hirta or asthma plant won the 2017 National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) Achievement Award for Research in Pharmacy last March 22 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Jovencio Apostol of the Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences was awarded for his discovery of the […]

UST posts 73-percent passing rate in March 2017 mech eng’g exams

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 21:39
THE UNIVERSITY registered a 72.73-perent passing rate in the March 2017 mechanical engineering board exams, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. Eight Thomasians made the cut out of 11 who took the exam. This was lower than last year’s 81.08 percent, in which 30 Thomasians made the cut out of 37 examinees. Brylle Glbuena […]

Annual piano concert features famous film soundtracks

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:19
MOVING away from the staple repertoire of classical music, faculty members and students of the UST Conservatory of Music treated concert-goers to renditions of local and international film scores in the 32nd edition of “Sampung Mga Daliri” at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines last March 19. Joining […]

Education dean appointed to nat’l education council

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:41
THE DEAN of the College of Education has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to the Teacher Education Council of the Department of Education. Prof. Allan de Guzman will represent Luzon in the council for three years, from 2017 to 2020. De Guzman will be in charge of parents-teachers and community associations, student associations, nongovernment […]

CSC VP is sole presidential candidate in 2017 student polls

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:37
ELECTION season began in UST with only one student filing his certificate of candidacy for the highest position in the Central Student Council (CSC). Medical technology junior and CSC Vice President Steven Grecia of Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) is this year’s sole candidate for the presidency. A total of 13 candidates are vying for CSC […]

Science programs obtain Level IV accreditation anew

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:22
FIVE PROGRAMS under the College of Science were granted Level IV accreditation status anew, the highest level of accreditation given by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities’ Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) to private higher education institutions. Bachelor of Science (BS) programs in Biology, Psychology, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry and Microbiology were re-accredited to Level IV […]

UST posts 100-percent passing rate in March 2017 nutritionist-dietitian exams

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 22:52
THE UNIVERSITY emerged as one of the top-performing schools in the March 2017 nutritionist-dietitian licensure examination, while a Thomasian was named topnotcher. The University posted a 100-percent passing rate with all its 88 examinees passing the test, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. UST shared the top spot with the University of the Philippines-Los […]

#NewsWrap – March 19, 2017

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 22:52

Bishops hit use of bible to justify death penalty bill

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 22:35
THE CATHOLIC Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has hit back at those who use the bible to defend the revival of capital punishment in the country, following the passage of the death penalty bill at the House of Representatives. “To the people who use the Bible to defend death penalty, need we point out […]

Thomasians urged to link with Latin America

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 21:37
AN ECONOMIC consultant has urged Thomasians to engage in international linkages with countries in Latin America to strengthen economic ties between the Philippines and the region. “The students participating in these activities will be contributing to the beneficial end of both parties and the enrichment of their own country’s economy and the other’s,” Corrado Letta, […]

Thomasians among fellows in int’l writing workshop

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 20:41
TWO THOMASIANS were among the 10 fellows chosen for an acclaimed creative writing workshop. Biology alumnus and former Varsitarian managing editor Brylle Tabora and journalism alumnus Chuck Smith were selected to take part in the International Writing Program-Alumni Writers Workshop. Workshop panelists include Thomasian writers Eros Atalia and Carlomar Arcangel Daoana. Award-winning poet Mookie Katigbak […]

UST improves in March 2017 physician board exams

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 07:25
The University posted a higher passing rate in the March 2017 physician licensure examinations, with one Thomasian making it to the list of top 10 passers. UST’s passing rate rose to 88.89 percent, as 32 made the cut out of 36 examinees, from last year’s 80.49 percent (33 out of 41 examinees), results from the […]

Thomasians urged to join ‘crusade against corruption’ in St. Thomas More Lecture

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 23:00
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales called on Thomasians to be vigilant against corruption in government and involved in national issues. “As individuals or a group, you can always help us by bringing to our attention anything that you think there’s [an] irregularity or corruption. Write us, go ahead [and] we will welcome them,” Morales told the […]

Tomasinong instruktor, wagi sa Talaang Ginto ng KWF

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:49
ISANG Tomasinong instruktor ang pararangalan ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) para sa kaniyang tula hinggil sa “pagrerebisa” ng kasaysayan ng batas militar. Bibigyang parangal ang “Rebisyon” ni Paul Castillo, facilitator ng National Service Training Program sa UST, sa unang araw ng Abril sa Orion Elementary School sa Bataan matapos magwagi ng ikatlong gantimpala sa […]

Thomasian tops pharmacy board exams

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 22:07
A THOMASIAN emerged as the topnotcher in the March 2017 pharmacy licensure examinations, while the University posted a higher passing rate. UST’s passing rate soared to 94.15 percent, with 193 making the cut out of 205 examinees, good for No. 4 on the list of top-performing schools. This was significantly higher than last year’s 81.43 […]

‘Tribute to the Thomasians’ pays homage to Camille Saint-Saens

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 19:51
FACULTY members and students of the Conservatory of Music showcased the music of renowned French composer Camille Saint-Saens in this year’s “Tribute to the Thomasians” concert held last March 12 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). With Reynato Resurreccion and Herminigildo Ranera as conductors, the UST Symphony Orchestra and Music faculty members treated the […]

Review Martial Law atrocities, Thomasians urged

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 19:46
A VETERAN journalist has urged Thomasians to revisit abuses committed during Martial Law and ensure these are not repeated. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas said students should study Martial Law and be informed about people’s rights. “Mag-isip-isip tayo kasi baka mayroong pag-uulit ng kasaysayan at mas mabuti pa na pag-aralan natin […]

Lead sectors to promote agenda of the poor, ex-elections chief urges Church

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 19:41
A CONSTITUTIONAL expert has pressed the Catholic Church to use its resources and lead various sectors in addressing the issue of poverty in the country. “[The] Church, business, and civil society must commit resources and expend social capital to promote the agenda of the poor even when it is against our own interests,” lawyer Christian […]

Author highlights Catholicism in writing

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 22:14
A THOMASIAN author has urged aspiring writers to draw inspiration from the Catholic faith into their writing. “Upang matupad itong tungkulin at pangako ng pagsulat, kailangan ko ring ituring ang opisina ng pagsulat bilang isang katambal ng Simbahan, ang tabernakulo ng aking pananampalataya,” said Louie Jon Sanchez in a lecture during the launching of his […]

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