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Med-tech student gets GWA of 1.059, is named valedictorian of Batch 2017

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 21:16
THE VALEDICTORAN of Batch 2017 is a medical technology graduate, who will receive the highest Latin honors from the University for his general weighted average of 1.059. Neill Steven Cachuela was among the recipients of the Rector’s Academic Award, UST’s highest academic excellence award, during the Students’ Awards Day on May 12 at the Quadricentennial […]

Rector on death penalty bill: ‘Go against the tide, promote culture of life’

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 19:37
UST Rector Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. has called on the Thomasian community to join movements against the re-imposition of death penalty in the country by “going against the tide” and promoting a culture of life and respect for human dignity. In a statement dated May 12, Dagohoy called the passage of House Bill 4727 […]

UST passing rate drops in May 2017 civil engineering board exams

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:10
THE UNIVERSITY posted a 44.47-percent passing rate in the recent civil engineering licensure exams, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. Seventeen Thomasians passed out of 38 examinees. This was a drop from last year’s 71.43 percent, in which 35 made the cut out of 49 examinees. De La Salle University-Manila was named top-performing school with […]

Address cybercime in schools —education lawyer

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:16
AN EDUCATION lawyer has called for policies that address cybercrime cases in educational institutions. Joseph Noel Estrada, legal counsel of Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, said schools should recognize the dangers of social media abuse. “The problem with cyberspace, social media [is] they provide tools to improve communication of our schools and our community, […]

Science professor leads 18th Dangal ng UST honorees

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:39
A FACULTY MEMBER from the College of Science was inducted to the “Hall of Fame” as top Thomasian professors were awarded last May 11 at the 18th Dangal ng UST awards held in the Medicine Auditorium. Science professor Allan Patrick Macabeo received the Hall of Fame Award after receiving three recognitions in past Dangal ng […]

Accountancy, Artlets dethrone Eng’g in 40th Pautakan

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:15
THE UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy secured its third championship title in the group category of the 40th edition of Pautakan, the oldest inter-collegiate quiz contest in the country, defeating the Faculty of Engineering.   JUST IN: The AMV College of Accountancy is #Pautakan2017‘s group category champion. — The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) May 8, […]

‘Stories of change’ featured in Sampung Sulyap 2017

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 21:33
THE LIFE-CHANGING stories of Thomasians were featured a series of short films in the “Sampung Sulyap” film festival, which opened last May 6 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium. Now on its sixth year, the annual event, titled “Sampung Sulyap: Sampung Natatanging Kuwento ng Pagbabago,” featured stories on the lives of 10 Thomasians. The […]

UST Salinggawi retells myth of Cotabato’s sea monster in annual dance concert

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 00:15
THE UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe staged a retelling of the mythical sea serpent Bakunawa in its 49th dance concert at the UST Seminary Gym last May 4 to 5. “We decided to use this event as a dark metaphor to [highlight] the pressing news about land grabbing that is happening to our indigenous people,” head […]

UST Library launches rare books, digital library in ‘Semper Lumina’ exhibit

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 21:26
MULTIVOLUME catalogues of the University’s rare books, periodicals and collections were launched by the UST Miguel de Benavides Library and Archivo de la Universidad de Santo Tomas (AUST) in an exhibit at the Edsa Shangri-La Garden Ballroom last May 5. The formal launching ceremony titled “Semper Lumina” is a follow through of “Lumina Pandit,” the […]

Pautakan 2017: Who will reign supreme?

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 19:46
Faculty of Engineering Champions: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Back-to-back champion Faculty of Engineering is looking to grab its third straight Pautakan crown by brushing up in the humanities category, its major weakness last year. Engineering team captain Wrenzie Regozon said the team aims to maintain its strength in […]

University opens new Graduate School of Law

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00
THE UNIVERSITY’S Master of Laws and Doctor of Civil Law programs are set to be transferred to the newly established UST Graduate School of Law. Maria Liza Lopez-Rosario, inaugural dean of the Graduate School of Law, said the establishment of the school was a requirement by the Legal Education Board (LEB), which wanted UST’s master’s […]

Juvenile delinquents need help, not jail time

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00
“WHERE are the youth who will generously pour out their blood to wash away so much shame, so much crime, so much abomination?” These are the words of Padre Florentino, the patriotic priest in Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo. Sadly, today’s youth are now regarded as one of the causes of national shame, crime and abomination […]

UST voters not apathetic

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00
THE CENTRAL Student Council (CSC) Executive Board elections has been exceptional and controversial. After the UST Central Commission on Elections canvassed the 28,873 votes cast by the Thomasians through manual voting, it was revealed that majority of the student body opted to abstain in four out of six posts in the CSC Executive Board. The […]

Conservatory of Music to offer second degree programs

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:41
ASPIRING musicians will now have a chance to earn academic degrees as the UST Conservatory of Music will be offering a Bachelor in Music second-degree program to all holders of undergraduate degrees next academic year. Auditions will be from June 14 to 17, the Conservatory has announced through its Facebook page. Classes for the second-degree […]

UST honors 38 faculty retirees

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:18
RETIREMENT is not a deprivation of the privilege to dream. This was the message of Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. before 38 retiring faculty members of the University who were honored last May 4 at the Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. Building. “Retirement does not deprive us of the privilege to dream. Those who dream will […]

Must-see plays and exhibits by Thomasians this May to June

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 18:11
THOMASIANS showcase their artistic prowess in a number of art exhibitions, musicals an theatrical performances running until June. Here is a short list: Kapitan Sino (May 3 to 6 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium) To culminate their 39th season, Teatro Tomasino will stage an adaptation of “Kapitan Sino,” a novel by a Filipino author under […]

‘Abstain’ vote sends powerful message

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:57
THE RESULTS of the recent Central Student Council elections can be likened to a double-edged blade. With majority of Thomasians voting to abstain, it appears that students have raised their standards for student leaders. In an unexpected turn of events, students rejected all candidates in four out of six positions in the Central Student Council […]

UST bar passing rate zooms to 96 percent, ‘highest in history;’ Manila law schools shut out of top 10

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 19:16
ALTHOUGH a top-10 finish remained elusive for Thomasian bar takers, UST’s passing rate skyrocketed to what was described by the Faculty of Civil Law dean as “one of the highest in history.” UST’s passing rate soared to 96.25 percent with 77 Thomasians passing the test out of 80 first-time Thomasian examinees. This was significantly higher […]

‘Tokhang,’ dapat na ring talakayin sa panitikan, ayon sa mga manunulat

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:47
MAKABULUHAN ang ambag ng panitikan sa pagpapalawak at pagpapalalim ng talakayan hinggil sa mga mga kaso ng pagpatay sa ilalim ng administrasyon ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, bukod sa pagbabalita ng mga ito sa midya. Ito ang mensahe ng ilang mga kilalang manunulat sa isang talakayang pinamagatang, “Ang Panitikan sa Panahon ng Tokhang,” na idinaos noong […]

On its ninth year, ‘Likhang Bayan’ tackles environmental issues

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:55
THOMASIANS took part in raising environmental awareness through “UST SweetArt,” the ninth edition of the “Likhang Bayan” art and photo exhibit by the UST Museum at SM City North Edsa. The exhibit, which opened last April 22 in celebration of Earth Day, showcased over a hundred works by students from the College of Fine Arts […]