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End social stigma, emulate St. Padre Pio’s faithful heart — bishop

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:00
DEVOTEES of Padre Pio de Pietrelcina were urged on Monday to emulate his faithful heart amid social stigma, during the Mass in honor of the arrival of the saint’s heart relic in UST. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David said being on the police drug watchlist is the worst stigma in the country. “This stigma can get […]

Thomasian poet bags first prize in Palanca

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:55
THOMASIAN poet Paul Castillo won first prize in the Tula category of the 68th Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Castillo, a resident fellow of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies, said winning the Palanca was partly a “validation” for a budding writer. “Palanca is partly a validation for someone looking […]

Combat selfishness, temptations with rosary, Santisimo Rosario parishioners told

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:45
PARISHIONERS of Santisimo Rosario in UST were urged on Sunday to combat selfishness and temptation by praying the Holy Rosary. “Each one of us has to battle every day against the forces of self-centeredness, self-absorption and self-righteousness,” Bishop Emeritus Florentino Cinense of Tarlac said during the celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lady of the […]

Duterte will meet Marcos’ fate

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:10
NEARING the fifth decade since the declaration of Martial Law, the nation finds itself reeling from the thousands of human rights abuses from the 21-year rule of Ferdinand Marcos. The scars of the past have not been settled and yet President Duterte, with clearance from a sycophantic Supreme Court, had ordered the burial of the […]

Holiness not found in ‘complex ideologies,’ La Naval devotees told

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 12:54
DEVOTEES of Our Lady of La Naval de Manila were urged on Thursday to strive for holiness by emulating Mary’s simplicity during the enthronement Mass at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. “Mary is the very model of life we should live. Her holiness is still remembered here. She renounced her own personal gain […]

Thomasian activists cry foul over AFP’s ‘red-tagging’

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 11:37
ACTIVIST youth groups denounced the statement of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) tagging the University in the purported “Red October” ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. Dindo Roxas, chairman of the League of Filipino Students-UST, claimed the move of the AFP placed the youth in danger, as it could be used as a […]

39th Manila International Book Fair: Celebrating the joy of reading with Thomasian writers

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 21:47
IN ITS five-day run, the 39th edition of Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) gathered 120,000 visitors from all ages. From Sept. 12 to 17, it became a venue for the exchange of ideas of writers, readers, and publishers. This year, the book fair expanded to two floors of the SMX Convention Center, compared with just […]

Varsitarian alumnus is Poet of the Year in Nick Joaquin Literary Awards

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 21:09
A THOMASIAN bagged the Poet of the Year award during the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA) last Sept. 25 at Resorts World Manila. Ramil Gulle, UST psychology alumnus, said being awarded the literary prize, named after the late National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, was a great honor for any Filipino writer. “Nick Joaquin is […]

Herculean task: Explaining the collective bargaining agreement

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 20:42
THE PROVISIONS of the proposed collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for 2016 to 2021 are up for a “major overhaul” as the elected negotiators of the 1,900-strong UST Faculty Union (USTFU) aim for an “inclusive” CBA in the following academic years. Five faculty negotiators said “no one will be left behind” in negotiations for a new […]

UST condemns AFP’s ‘red-tagging’

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:17
THOMASIANS denounced on Wednesday the inclusion of UST in the list of schools deemed as recruitment grounds of communists in a plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. UST Secretary General Fr. Jesus Miranda, O.P. said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) must prove its allegations first before dragging the University in its claims of […]

Only 5 regions ready for federalism: study

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:41
AN UNPUBLISHED research funded by the government found that the Philippines is not ready to transition to a federal form of government as only a minority of the proposed federal regions are prepared both economically and socio-politically. Dennis Coronacion, chairman of UST’s Department of Political Science, together with Froilan Calilung, were among those tapped by […]

Asserting rights to ancestral lands through education

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:34
EDUCATION is the Lumads’ “weapon” in their fight for their rights to their ancestral lands. This was the message of representatives from the indigenous people’s group as UST once again opened its doors for the annual Lumad Bakwit School program which was held from Sept. 14 to 17. Datu Tunging Mansumuy-At, a Lumad leader from […]

Duterte economic team hit for ‘slow’ response to rice problem

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:31
A THOMASIAN economist hit the economic managers of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for its ‘slow’ response to the country’s rice problem. Emmanuel Lopez, dean of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s graduate school, said the government should have foreseen the possibility of a rice shortage in the country and immediately imported “thousands […]

Info drive sought amid doubts over federal shift

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:00
EXPERTS are calling on the government to continue the information campaign on federalism even if the shift to a federal type of government faces uncertainty. Cleve Arguelles, chairman of the political science program at the University of the Philippines, said the information drive should not depend on the likelihood of success of the proposed constitution. […]

‘Butil’ honesty kiosks suffer losses because of dishonesty

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:00
“HONESTY kiosks” selling sweets and snacks in the University for charity have recorded heavy losses, ironically because of dishonesty among Thomasians. The “Bonded University Towards Imbued Learning” (Butil) Honesty Kiosks, proceeds of which go to Butil scholars at public schools in UST’s partner communities, recorded a P4,000 deficit, or discrepancy between actual and expected sales, […]