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‘Mga mag-aaral, ligtas sa drug operations’ -CHEd

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
TINIYAK ng Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) na ligtas mula sa drug-related police operations ang mga mag-aaral na magtatala ng positibong resulta mula sa mandatory drug tests na isasagawa sa mga kolehiyo at unibersidad. Mahigpit na ipinagbabawal ang pagpataw ng parusa sa mga mag-aaral na positibong gumagamit ng ipinagbabawal na droga, ayon kay Ronaldo Liveta, […]

Wikang Filipino, sangkap sa pagpapakilala ng kultura

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
SA PAMAMAGITAN ng pagsusuri sa mga makabagong uri ng komunikasiyon tulad ng social media, maaaring matagpuan ang mga pagbabago sa kultura at lingguwistika ng ating lipunan, ayon sa mga dalubhasa. “Ang social media ay pangunahing ginagamit natin [sa paghahatid] ng mensahe, [isa ito sa mga pangunahing] proseso ng komunikasyon at hindi ito mahihiwalay sa kultura […]

UST Central Laboratory: Pagsabay sa sulong ng teknolohiya

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
ISANG makabagong camera na ipinapakita ang proseso ng pagsusuri o dissection ng katawan ng tao, isang eight-camera system na kayang suriin ang bawat paggalaw at instrumento sa paggawa ng syrup at iba pang klase ng gamot. Matatagpuan lahat ng ito sa bagong UST Central Laboratory na itinayo malapit sa P. Noval gate ng Unibersidad. Dito […]

Paggamit ng alternibo sa plastic straw, hinikayat

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
SANGKATUTAK na plastic straw ang tinatayang itinatapon kada araw at marami rito, hindi naman sumasailalim sa recycling. Kaya ang resulta, bumabara sa mga estero at iba pang daluyan ng tubig. Seryoso ang problema kaya minabuti ng Central Student Council (CSC) na gumawa ag maliit na hakbang; hinikayat nila ang mga Tomasinong gumamit na lang ng […]

Protect religious freedom amid push for anti-discrimination bill – CBCP lawyer

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 23:34
Religious and academic freedom should be protected in the proposed anti-discrimination bill based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression (SOGIE), the legal counsel of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said. Senate Bill 935 or the SOGIE bill, endorsed by the Senate Committee on Women, Children and Family Relations and Gender […]

Music alumnus collaborates with Russian musician in concert

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 13:43
MUSIC alumnus Darren Matias and Russian prodigy Yasa Poleteava combined classical and contemporary music in an intimate concert titled “Contrast Duo” at the UST Museum last Aug. 24. “This concert is special because this is where I started. I learned to be musical with the help of my professors here,” Matias told the Varsitarian in […]

Marvel writers visit UST for WW2 story inspiration

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:39
Two of the greatest minds behind Marvel Comics paid a visit to the University last Aug. 24 to “find inspiration” for their forthcoming World War 2-inspired story. Whilce Portacio, a Filipino-American comic book writer and Carl Potts, former Marvel executive editor, went to the country to visit war locations, and the University was included in their […]

Bookstores urged to put up LGBT section

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:29
A Thomasian alumnus said bookstores in the country should add a section for works written by members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community for their literature to gain more readership and accessibility. “‘Di ba maganda kung sa isang bookstore may section na LGBT? Hindi na nila (readers) kailangan pang maghanap kasi usually […]

Lourd de Veyra hits Duterte’s war on drugs

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:16
Poet and broadcast personality Lourd de Veyra on Saturday expressed his sympathy over the death 17-year-old Kian de los Santos through his experimental jazz poetry recital. De Veyra, a UST alumnus, read poems that satirically discussed the Duterte administration’s war on drugs and its social implications. One of the poems read by de Veyra, titled […]

‘Wikang Filipino, dapat gamitin sa serbisyo publiko’

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:12
Hinimok ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ang mga pamahalaang lokal at institusiyon na gamitin ang wikang Filipino sa serbisyo publiko lalo na sa mga opisiyal na transaksiyon, kalatas at liham. “Ang paggamit ng wikang Filipino ay katapat ng mahusay na paglilingkod sa bayan at pagkilala sa mga mamamayan na nasa loob ng isang barangay, […]

Dominican band holds fundraising concert for Order’s missions

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:35
A Filipino Dominican band is back after a long hiatus from the music scene. “Inggo 1587” returned to the stage on August 26, after almost two decades of absence, in a fundraising concert at the UST Central Seminary for the Dominican Province of the Philippines’ missionary activities. The 12-member band performed songs from their new […]

Independent probe into drug war deaths pushed after Kian de los Santos’ killing

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 10:46
CHURCH leaders called for “genuine and verifiable investigations” into the deaths of victims of the drug war last Aug. 26, the day of the burial of 17-year-old Kian de los Santos who was killed by policemen in Caloocan on Aug. 16. At the sidelines of Kian’s burial rites at La Loma Catholic Cemetery, activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes said there should […]

New CSC officers proclaimed on orders of judiciary board

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 19:27
Following an order from the Central Judiciary Board, the UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed candidates with the highest number votes next to “Abstain” as winners in the April student polls. In a resolution read by Comelec Chairman Arvin Carlo Bersonda earlier today, the poll body named Steven Grecia as the new CSC president, […]

Lawmaker seeks more training, career services for fresh grads

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 08:56
A THOMASIAN lawmaker is pushing for a bill mandating improved career counseling in higher education institutions (HEIs) to equalize job opportunities. Senate Committee on Youth Chairman Sen. Joel Villanueva on Tuesday said fresh graduates who come from poor families should be given opportunities similar to those who went to expensive schools. “[We need] to create an equal field for […]

Communication arts alumna among 2017 British Council IELTS Prize recipients

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 08:36
THOMASIAN sports journalist and communication arts alumna Jane Bracher is among the three Filipino awardees of this year’s British Council International English Language Teaching System (IELTS) Prize. Bracher, along with Yla Paras and Joseph Talampas, was given P140,000 for post-graduate studies abroad. Bracher, who graduated in 2011, is a scholar of the University of Westminster […]

4 undergrad programs receive Asean University Network quality stamp

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 02:18
FOUR undergraduate programs of the University received the coveted Asean University Network (AUN) Quality Assurance (QA) seal last Aug. 18, placing them at par with the best universities in the region. UST’s accountancy, biology, chemistry and psychology programs were granted certifications effective until March 2022 after an institutional assessment last February by the AUN-QA, an […]

UST is 2nd top-performing school in nutritionist-dietitian board exams

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:00
The University was the second top-performing school in the August 2017 nutritionist-dietitian board exams, with three Thomasians landing in the top 10. UST posted a slightly lower passing rate of 97.65-percent, or 83 out of 85 examinees. Thomasian Camille Ang placed second with a score of 89.90 percent, while Danca Francisco and Elisa Mae Garcia […]

Nat’l study: Female catechists provide crucial link between youth and Church

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 16:12
The average catechist in the Philippines is a middle-aged married woman, spending one to five hours of volunteer work a week, partial results of the National Catechetical Study in 2016 showed. Clarence Batan, director of the UST Research Center on Culture, Education and Social Issues (RCCESI), said the results showed how female catechists play a […]

Archbishops decry killing of 17-year-old in Duterte’s war on drugs

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:10
Archbishops on Saturday decried the “normalization” of extrajudicial killings (EJK) as a result of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, following the killing of a 17-year-old senior high student in an anti-drug operation. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, outgoing president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, condemned Filipinos who justify EJKs during “Oplan Tokhang” raids. […]

‘Love begins with understanding,’ Charo Santos tells Thomasians

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 10:41
ABS-CBN University President Charo Santos-Concio on Friday reminded Thomasians to have love for oneself as she launched her memoir and gave a “leadership lecture” in UST last Aug. 18. “When you begin to understand yourself and love yourself, that’s the only [time] when you can love others—with no judgment,” Santos-Concio said. The three-time winner of […]