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Find alternatives to capital punishment, Rector urges lawmakers

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 23:07
UST Rector Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. has spoken out against the restoration of death penalty in the Philippines, saying it is a move “against life.” “The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) already issued a statement and we support them in this issue which [is] against life,” Dagohoy said in an interview with […]

Purge negative emotions, UST Rector urges Thomasians on Ash Wednesday

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 21:56
ASH WEDNESDAY is a reminder of our mortality and belonging to the Lord. This was the message of UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. as he opened the Lenten season in the University with a concelebrated Mass earlier at Plaza Mayor. “Ash Wednesday is not a just a day that reminds us of our mortality. […]

Asignaturang pagsasalin sa senior high, nais ipatupad

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 19:50
IMINUNGKAHI ng isang Tomasinong propesor ang pagkakaroon ng asignaturang pagsasalin sa senior high school upang mas lumago ang kamalayan ng mga kabataan sa kahalagahan ng larangang ito. “Sa pamamagitan ng pagsasalin tayo nakatatamo ng kaalaman at nagkakaroon ng koneksiyon sa iba,” ani Michael Coroza, tagapangulo ng Filipinas Institute of Translation, Inc. (FIT), sa isinagawang pagpupulong […]

UST Simbahayan helps fund school for Lumad in Zamboanga de Sur

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 16:37
WITH the support of the UST Simbahayan Community Development Office, the first alternative school for Grade 7 to senior high school students for the Lumad in Zamboanga del Sur will soon rise. The National Service Training Program, under UST Simbahayan, donated P378,000 last Feb. 28 to Barangay Lipatan at Josefina town in Zamboanga del Sur […]

‘Troya’ at ‘Eksena,’ inilunsad

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 08:38
SA KABILA ng ingay at kaguluhan sa Maynila, mayroong mga bahagi ang lungsod na naglalaman ng mga kuwentong hindi pa naririnig ng karamihan. Sinilip ni Chuckberry Pascual, dalubguro ng panitikan sa Fakultad ng Sining at Panitik, ang ilan dito at ibinahagi sa kaniyang aklat na pinamagatang “Pagpasok sa Eksena: Ang Sinehan sa Panitikan at Pag-aaral […]

Panawagan ng Komisyon sa Wika: Mas maraming saliksik sa Filipino

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 08:34
BINIGYANG-DIIN ng isang tagapagsalin ang pangangailangan ng mas marami pang saliksik na nakasulat sa wikang pambansa at maaaring mabasa sa Internet. “Kulang na kulang iyong mga materyales [saliksik] na nakasulat sa Filipino [na matatagpuan sa Internet],” ani Lourdes Zorilla-Hinampas, puno ng sangay ng literatura at araling kultural ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) sa ginanap […]

Ched lists exemptions from out-of-campus activities halt

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 18:23
THE COMMISSION on Higher Education (Ched) has excluded local and international internships, international educational trips and linkages from the suspension of all out-of-campus activities, which came after the death of more than a dozen students in a bus crash in Tanay, Rizal. In a memorandum released last Feb. 23, local and international on-the-job training, practicum, […]

Ebarle’s ‘Hibla 9’ combines ethnic motifs, abstraction, figuration

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
JANE Arietta Ebarle melds anew Philippine traditional weaving motifs and modern abstraction but with hints of feminine figuration in her new Hibla series at the Alliance Francaise Total Gallery in Makati. The exhibit, running until March 3, features Ebarle’s “Babaeng Hibla,” a collection of four paintings of women figures formed by interweaving thread-like geometric patterns. […]

‘Sound sexuality’ sought in HS curriculum

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
ADMINISTRATORS of three high schools in the University will uphold Catholic moral teachings on sexuality amid the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) to launch a reproductive health (RH) education curriculum. UST Senior High School (SHS) Principal Pilar Romero said the school wants to contribute to the formation of “sound sexuality” among students through […]

Conductor Ranera changes tune; plays euphonium for a change

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
FOR THE first time in seven years, UST Symphony Orchestra conductor played his instrument of choice, the euphonium, in “All About that Bass: #NoTreble,” a concert by Conservatory of Music students, last Feb. 7. Herminigildo Ranera, professor at the Conservatory, showcased his ageless talent in playing the euphonium, a valve instrument resembling a tuba that […]

Beware of fake news

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
THE JOURNALISM industry may be facing its biggest enemy to date: fake news. Everything is so available on social media that even fake news is shared there; fake accounts and websites are subscribed there. Posts are not regulated in the Internet, meaning everyone has the right to upload whatever pleases him. It is disturbing that […]

Duterte vs the Church

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
NOT EVEN the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos clashed head on with the Catholic Church. Even before he entered the presidential race last year, coming late into the fray apparently to spare himself a grilling, Rodrigo Duterte had already started to pounce on the oldest institution in the world. After winning the presidency, Duterte called the […]

New Central Lab to open soon

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
A NEW building that will soon house teaching laboratories will be opened before the end of the academic year. Lawrence Pangan, in-house engineer of the Facilities and Management Office, said the Central Laboratories building was scheduled to be finished by April, and would be fully operational in Academic Year 2017-2018. The laboratories, previously housed in […]

No to Nickelodeon park in Palawan

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
It was almost a year ago since I last set foot in Palawan. Like every other tourist who has been a witness to its indubitable beauty, I promised myself to go back and once again admire its islands just as they were – untouched and unpiloted by hungry firms waiting for windfall profits. A month ago, […]

(Mis)Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
SINCE the beginning of the Duterte administration, the news media have been subject to a negative campaign aimed at selling the “biased” and “mouthpiece” narrative. But what’s even more disappointing were the accusations hurled at them by Communications Secretary Martin Andanar when they reported on Duterte’s pronouncements of reviving Martial Law. “Kung gusto ko at […]

Why Valentine’s is red-letter day

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 00:00
AMID the Duterte administration’s initiatives to distribute condoms in public schools and undermine the Supreme Court’s injunction against the contraceptive-based Reproductive Health Law of 2012 by issuing an executive order to fast-track its implementation, Catholic pro-life groups last Feb. 14 continued its annual activity of distributing candies especially to young people with messages of chastity […]

Religious women condemn summary killings on People Power anniversary

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 21:01
A GROUP of religious women commemorated the 31st EDSA People Power Anniversary by urging Filipinos to uphold the “dignity and humanity of creation.” Sister Regina Kuizon, head of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of Women in the Philippines, said the People Power Revolution became an inspiration to countries worldwide. Kuizon also encouraged congregations to […]

Foreign scientists named honorary UST professors

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 20:48
THE UNIVERSITY named three foreign scientists “honorary professors” for their contribution to the field of science last Feb. 27. American chemist Geoffrey Cordell, Australian physicist John Holdsworth and Japanese biomedical expert Takashi Okamoto were given the title during conferment ceremonies led by Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. Cordell has authored 600 research publications, book chapters, […]

CBCP head calls for ‘healing’ amid arrest of Duterte critic

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:02
THE HEAD of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called for “the healing of our land,” following the surrender of Sen. Leila de Lima to authorities due to her alleged involvement in illegal drug trafficking inside the New Bilibid Prison. “Following the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima, we turn to God […]

Solution to oil spills, pollution wins award in int’l confab

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:09
A GROUP of chemical engineering students bagged the Best Oral Presentation award for proposing a solution to oil spills during the 2017 Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference (PACCON) last Feb. 2 to 3 in Bangkok, Thailand. Among a thousand local and foreign presenters, the UST team, composed of Cheynne Louise Abelardo, Kevin Chad Cerezo […]

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