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UST tops nat’l electrical eng’g quiz

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:12
THE UNIVERSITY topped the 30th Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers National Quiz Show last Feb. 18 at the Far Eastern University – Institute of Technology. The quiz contest focused on electrical engineering subjects, mathematics and engineering sciences and allied subjects. The team was composed of Julie Yu, Wesley Navarro, Alyana Arceo, Rudolph John Renolla and […]

ECE students bag championship in research symposium

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:24
FOURTH-YEAR electrical engineering students emerged as champions in the 5th National Computer Research and Engineering Symposium last Jan. 20 at Polytechnic University of the Philippines, for their study on muscle fatigue detection among the elderly. The thesis, titled “Evaluation of Muscle Fatigue Degree Using Surface Electromyography and Accelerometer Signals in Fall Detection Systems,” focused on […]

Political dynasties to blame for poverty —expert

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 22:18
AN ECONOMIST has blamed well-entrenched political families for their incompetence in allocating economic resources and causing high poverty rates in the country. “The [resources] are not evenly allocated to the poor but are distributed to families of the political clans,” said Ronald Mendoza, dean of the Ateneo School of Government, in a forum at the […]

Classic love songs revived in UST Woodwind concert

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 21:13
THE UST Woodwind Ensemble rendered romantic Filipino songs and Broadway classics in the third edition of their Valentine-themed concert at Albertus Magnus Auditorium last Feb. 21. A week after the commemoration of St. Valentine of Terni’s feast day, the ensemble extended the celebration with a varied repertoire of love songs. “The purpose of this concert […]

UST suspends out-of-campus activities

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:21
THE UNIVERSITY has suspended all out-of-campus activities to comply with a government moratorium on school field trips following a bus crash in Tanay, Rizal that claimed the lives of more than a dozen students and left 40 others injured. The Office of the Secretary General released a memorandum announcing the suspension on Feb. 22, a […]

35 Thomasian profs appointed to Ched technical panels, committees

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 19:28
THIRTY-FIVE Thomasian professors were appointed heads and members of technical committees and panels under the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) to “provide technical expertise” in their respective academic programs. Panel and committee members are tasked to develop guidelines and criteria to determine centers of development and centers of excellence in higher educational institutions, according to […]

Ex-vice chancellor is new socius for Dominicans in Asia-Pacific

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:05
FORMER Dominican provincial and UST vice chancellor Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P. has been appointed socius for Asia-Pacific of the Order of Preachers. Timoner replaces Fr. Vincent Lu Hua, O.P. of the Province of Vietnam as assistant for Asia-Pacific of Dominican Master General Fr. Bruno Cadore, O.P. The former Central Seminary rector will be […]

UST Woodwind Ensemble to perform on Feb. 21

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:00
THE UST Woodwind Ensemble will perform a repertoire of love songs in the third edition of their Valentine-themed concert on Feb. 21 at Albertus Magnus Auditorium. Led by orchestral conducting student Jedrick Itugot, the ensemble will perform romantic classics such as the “Romeo and Juliet Overture” by Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsk, “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin” […]

Lawmaker wants mental health awareness in school curriculum

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 23:33
A SENATOR has called for mental health education in schools to raise awareness and end the stigma suffered by people with mental illnesses. In a conference at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium last Feb. 18, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said a mental health curriculum in schools would be required under the proposed Mental Health Act. “Once enacted […]

Faithful troop to Luneta, call for end to summary executions and conscience vote vs death penalty bill

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:42
CATHOLICS converged at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground Saturday morning for “Walk for Life,” voicing their opposition against summary killings of drug suspects and the proposed revival of capital punishment in the country. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas called on the Duterte administration to uphold the “rule […]

Art fair showcases ‘compelling’ contemporary art

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:51
KNOWN as the country’s premiere event for contemporary art commissioning and exhibiting, Art Fair Philippines mirrored the changes in the modern visual art circuit with this year’s edition that featured local and foreign artists, including a number of Thomasians. For its fifth installment, Art Fair Philippines occupied four floors of The Link Carpark in Makati […]

Catholics to hold ‘walk for life’ vs killings, death penalty bill

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:06
CATHOLICS will gather for a “Walk for Life” at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground on Feb. 18, to protest extrajudicial killings and the proposal to return capital punishment in the country. The event, which has the theme “Care, protection and defense of all human life from conception to natural death,” is being organized by the […]

UST on-the-spot painting contest tackles environmental issues

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:36
THE EFFECTS of environmental hazards were the focus of the winning artworks in this year’s UST interschool on-the-spot painting competition, held at Benavides Park last Feb. 11. The contest’s 76th installment, which had the theme “Love of Nature in Art,” cited National Artists for Painting Carlos “Botong” Francisco and Fernando Amorsolo’s depiction of golden rice […]

No change three decades after EDSA Revolution, says lawmaker

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 20:36
NOT MUCH has changed in the government 31 years after the People Power Revolution that ousted the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Sen. Gregorio Honasan, one of the rebel leaders behind the overthrow of Marcos, lamented partisan politics and corruption that continue to plague the government. “The system [of governance in the Philippines], which requires re-engineering and […]

Miss Germany gives nat’l costume headpiece to UST

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:21
THE CASTLE headpiece worn by Miss Germany Johanna Acs in the recent Miss Universe pageant national costume competition was officially donated to the University’s Museum of Arts and Sciences last Feb. 13. In a turn over ceremony, College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Maria Consolacion Dayo-Albar signed a memorandum of agreement with UST Museum […]

Writers, scholars highlight Filipino identity in literature

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 22:29
IT IS important to embed the Filipino identity in literary works. This was the message of Thomasian scholars and writers in a forum at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex last Feb. 14. Joyce Arriola, director of the UST Research Center for Culture, Arts and Humanities (RCCAH), said Philippine literary theory is necessary for the local […]

Critic hails Nick Joaquin for Catholic writing

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:15
A LITERARY CRITIC has lauded the late National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin for his contributions to Catholic literature in the country. Nick Joaquin is the most complete writer as far as I’m concerned. He masters different genres and deals with them in a comprehensive way, in a highly original manner,” Philippine Daily Inquirer Arts […]

Senior High principal doubts revival of mandatory ROTC

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:55
THE PRINCIPAL of the UST Senior High School (SHS) has expressed doubt over the revival of mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, citing the unpredictability of President Rodrigo Duterte. “[I feel] nonchalant [about the matter]. I have come to the conclusion that we have a flip-flopping government so there is always the possibility that […]

CSC president apologizes for ‘Marcos’ remarks

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:11
CENTRAL Student Council (CSC) President Janela Love Nartates has apologized to the Thomasian community and to Martial Law victims for her remark during her State of the Council Address (SOCA), where she said that the CSC had forgiven the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. “As the CSC President, I take full responsibility for the said statement. […]

Death penalty killed innocent heroes, says CBCP chief

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 22:08
THE HEAD of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has condemned anew the proposed revival of capital punishment in the country, arguing that the death penalty had killed “sinless and heroic” lives. “Jesus Christ, Dr. Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio are all victims of death penalty, and they are all innocent,” CBCP President […]