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#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 […]

Ex-Tarlac governor hits Aquino for mishandling Mamasapano encounter

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 22:10
THOMASIAN and former Tarlac governor Margarita “Tingting Cojuangco” has called out former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for “avoiding responsibility” on the Mamasapano encounter, which killed 44 members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (SAF). “It was utter ignorance that he allowed a little number of troopers to enter a territory of 1,026 […]

Thomasian surgeon is new PhilHealth president

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 19:09
A UST Medicine alumnus is the new president of state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp., after being nominated by President Rodrigo Duterte during a board election last March 7. Dr. Hildegardes Dineros, known for his volunteer work in medical missions to far-flung villages in the country, joined “mercy missions” to the Visayas region and other areas […]

Music faculty, students to render classics of Camille Saint-Saens

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 07:18
FACULTY members and students of the Conservatory of Music will pay tribute to the music of renowned French composer Camille Saint-Saens in the annual “Tribute to the Thomasians” concert on March 12 at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Titled “Mostly Camille,” this year’s edition will feature a […]

UST: Tuition hike needed to keep faculty, maintain facilities amid K to 12 disruption

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 22:55
  THE UNIVERSITY has no choice but to hike tuition next academic year in addition to using savings to keep its faculty and maintain school facilities amid the disruption caused by K to 12, UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. has said. Dagohoy said the proposed hike would go to salary increases for faculty members […]

32nd Gawad Ustetika confers lifetime achievement award on playwright, historian

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:04
TWO ACCLAIMED Thomasian writers were given lifetime achievement awards in the 32nd Gawad Ustetika Thursday night (March 9). Palanca-winning playwright Jesus Peralta and the late Spanish Dominican historian Fr. Fidel Villaroel, O.P. were given the Parangal Hagbong at the George Ty Hall of the Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. Building last March 9. Assoc. Prof. Eloisa […]

UST still out of QS subject rankings

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:53
THE UNIVERSITY failed to land a spot in the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) worldwide subject rankings for the sixth consecutive year, left behind by the University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila and De La Salle University. UP ranked in seven subjects globally compared with last year’s four subjects. The state university ranked 101st in the […]

‘Venerable Master’: With humanities under attack, continue pursuit of ‘true knowledge’

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:17
PROFESSOR Emeritus Alfredo Co of the Faculty of Arts and Letters urged Thomasians to yearn for true knowledge, as he lamented society’s focus on impersonal digital technology at the expense of humanities and philosophy. “I am disturbed that man is gradually abandoning the idea for the search of true knowledge, the good of human, and […]

UST to confer ‘Professor Emeritus’ title on Alfredo Co, the ‘Venerable Master’

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:05
PHILOSOPHY Professor Alfredo Co, affectionately called the “Venerable Master” in the Faculty of Arts and Letters, will be conferred the title Professor Emeritus in a solemn ceremony on Thursday, March 9, at the UST Medicine Auditorium. Co, who has taught for over 40 years in the University, is a sought-after scholar and speaker on the […]