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Ex-Graduate School dean passes away at 93

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:24
Rev. Fr. Paul Zwaenepoel, CICM, former dean of the UST Graduate School, died last March 22 at the age of 93. Fr. Zwaenepoel was dean of the Graduate School from 1983 to 1987. Before that, he served as assistant to the rector for external development. He was a faculty member from 1977 to 1987. The […]

Rector calls for judicial reforms instead of death penaltyAlumni hit UST’s silence on Edsa anniversary

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:41
ALUMNI have criticized the UST administration and campus community for not showing up during the 31st anniversary celebration of the Edsa People Power Revolt last Feb. 25 and their alleged silence over such issues as the thousands of drug-related killings under the new administration of President Duterte, the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan […]

#NewsWrap – March 26, 2017

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 14:28

UST opens Graduate School of Law

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 08:09
THE UNIVERSITY’S Master of Laws and Doctor of Civil Law programs are set to be offered under the newly established UST Graduate School of Law, beginning second semester of this academic year. Maria Liza Lopez-Rosario, who obtained her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and bachelor of laws from UST in 1984 and 1988, respectively, is the […]

CBCP head lauds Earth Hour initiative

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:15
THE HEAD of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on the faithful to “nurture and care for creation” in line with the annual celebration of Earth Hour, March 25. “Creation bears the Divine imprint, and they who deface it transgress against God’s sovereignty,” CBCP President and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said […]

Church must challenge death penalty bill, summary killings — seminary rector

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:00
THE RECTOR of a major seminary has defended the Church in its vocal opposition to the death penalty and summary killings despite being criticized by politicians for meddling in state affairs. In his lecture last March 24 at the Benavides Auditorium, Fr. Emmanuel Cruz, Rector of Immaculate Conception Major Seminary, said the Church must challenge […]

Pambansang Araw ni Balagtas, isinusulong ng KWF

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:34
NAIS italagang non-working holiday ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ang kaarawan ng manunulat na si Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar tuwing ikalawang araw ng Abril sa ilang mga lalawigan, habang working holiday naman sa buong bansa. “Kailangan natin ng isang araw para maalala [si Balagtas],” ani Roy Rene Cagalingan, senior language researcher ng KWF, sa ginanap […]

Central Comelec assures secure elections after reverting to manual vote

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:34
THE UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) has vowed a secure canvassing of election returns, despite reverting to manual voting after last year’s electronic voting was plagued with technical problems. Comelec Chairman Arvin Bersonda said Comelec would occupy the entire fourth floor of the Tan Yan Kee Student Center, including rooms of different University-wide student […]

Lakasdiwa: No ‘willing’ member for top CSC post

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:27
UNIVERSITY-WIDE party Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) has failed to field a presidential bet in the 2017 Central Student Council (CSC) polls, saying the party had no “competent and willing” member for the highest position. Lakasdiwa Legal Affairs Officer Gino Monsod said the party did not want to force its members to become the standard […]

College of Science eyes high-tech classrooms

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:55
THE COLLEGE of Science plans to move away from the “traditional classroom” set-up through the soon-to-be-constructed Science Online Learning Environment (SOLE) room, as a response to the University’s shift to an output-based education curriculum. “When you do an OBE class it will require the teacher group dynamics and [this] project is an answer to the […]

Journalism alumni cited for agriculture reporting

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:49
TWO JOURNALISM alumni were recognized in an agricultural journalism awards ceremony last March 22. Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas, who graduated in 2016, and Louise Maureen Simeon, who graduated in 2015, won second and third best agriculture beat reporters in the 2016 Philippine Agriculture Journalists – San Miguel Corp. Binhi Awards. Arcalas, a former Varsitarian writer, said […]

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 […]