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UST is 4th top-performing school in Aug 2018 mech eng’g board exams

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 22:55
THE UNIVERSITY posted an 87.18-percent passing rate in the Aug. 2018 licensure examinations for mechanical engineers, making it the fourth top-performing school in the country. A total of 102 out of 117 Thomasian examinees passed the licensure exams. Last year’s passing rate was 88.24 percent, and UST clinched the seventh spot among the top-performing schools. […]

Floods welcome Thomasians this academic year

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:01
WITH THE start of the academic year comes torrential rain that often results in flooding in UST and the Sampaloc district of Manila. Discussions on how to solve the flooding problem without disrupting the University’s operations and sacrificing its heritage were revived, when photos posted by the Varsitarian showing flooding on campus circulated in social […]

Pangulo ng unyon, ‘di na sasali sa usapan sa sahod ng mga propesor

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 20:53
NAGBIGAY-daan na ang pangulo ng UST Faculty Union (USTFU) na si Dr. George Lim sa limang halal na miyembro sa negosasiyon para sa isang bagong kasunduan tungkol sa sahod at benepisyo ng mga guro sa UST. Sa isang liham na nakuha ng Varsitarian, inihayag ni Lim na ang kaniyang naging aksiyon ay para sa mabilisang pag-usad […]

Man of faith fights poverty with science

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:21
A CATHOLIC priest believes science can alleviate hunger and poverty with the use of biotechnology. Calling for more trust in science, Fr. Emmanuel Alparce stressed that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are completely safe and can be beneficial to farmers and consumers by providing more robust and nutritious crops. His involvement in biotechnology started when he […]

New pumps eyed vs flooding in UST

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:47
UST OFFICIALS have bared plans to improve drainage and pumps on campus under a two-year flood management project. The Facilities Management Office (FMO) director, Fr. Dexter Austria, O.P., said continuous road elevation around the University is causing flooding inside the University. Aggravating the situation is the difficulty of pumping out flood waters trapped inside the […]

Music, CFAD receive research grants from CHEd, NCCA

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 19:26
The Conservatory of Music and the College of Fine Arts and Design have received creative research grants from the Commission on Higher Education and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The grants, meant to support higher education institutions affected by the K to 12 transition period, were given on the second day […]

Wage hike, regularization soon for non-teaching staff — Rector

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 13:24
THE NON-TEACHING staff hired by UST on a contractual basis will soon receive a pay hike from the freshmen tuition increase along with their regularization, said UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. Dagohoy revealed that UST’s Economic Council, which oversees financial policies of the University, had considered the situation of workers with no benefits and […]

Cinemalaya 14 in review, Part 1: ‘Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon,’ ‘Liway,’ ‘School Service,’ ‘Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma,’ ‘Kuya Wes’

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:19
THIS YEAR’S Cinemalaya Film Festival showcased diverse, timely and relevant themes, giving the audience an opportunity to examine the truth from various perspectives. At the helm of both veteran and neophyte directors and actors, this year’s lineup achieved the goal of organizers to exhibit the talents and skills of those behind the scenes and to […]

Brillante Mendoza’s films document PH social reality, Thomasian critic says

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:03
THOMASIAN filmmaker Brillante Mendoza’s films tackle the country’s social realities through “pornography of poverty,” Thomasian critic Joselito Zulueta said in the book “Direk: Essays on Filipino Filmmakers.” “[L]ike most of Mendoza’s movies, the humanity does not come on a silver platter, and the poignancy is characterized by a certain realism that renders the feeling painfully […]

Dalumat sa Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2, part 1: “Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi,” “The Day After Valentine’s,” “Pinay Beauty”

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 03:00
Pelikula ang isa sa mga lunsaran upang mailahad ang pang-araw-araw na pagdanas ng mga Pilipino sa kani-kaniyang lugar at panahon. Kaya naman sa ikalawang taon ng Pista ng Pelikulang Filipino, ipinalabas ang walong pelikula upang payabungin ang estetika, kultura at halaga ng lokal na pelikula. Pinamunuan ito ng Film Development Council of the Philippines katuwang […]

UST tops nutritionist-dietician boards

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 19:49
THE UNIVERSITY achieved a perfect passing rate in the August 2018 nutritionist-dietitian board exams, with three Thomasians landing in the top 10. UST shared the crown with University of the Philippines‒Los Banos as this year’s top-performing schools. Leading the new batch of Thomasian nutrionist-dietitians is Nicole Marie Lota, who placed fourth with a score of […]

Sunog sumiklab sa Kalye Dapitan

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 20:48
NILAMON ng apoy ang isang compound sa kanto ng Kalye Antonio  at Dapitan sa likod ng Unibersidad, Martes ng hapon. Limang bahay ang naapektuhan ng apoy na hinihinalang nagmula sa isang pumalyang bentilador na naabutang umuusok ng isang residente. “Naabutang umuusok ang ginamit na electric fan ng isa sa mga residente ng compound na si […]

Canon lawyers called to be merciful in Church annulment process

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:00
THE FACULTY of Canon Law should be an “instrument of mercy” following Pope Francis’ call for a quicker judicial process on the declaration of the nullity of Christian marriages, canon law experts said during a symposium at the UST Martyrs’ Hall on Thursday. Fr. Danilo Flores, who has a doctorate in canon law, said “pastoral conversion” […]

Thomasian cinematographer wins in Cinemalaya 14

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:00
MULTI-AWARDED cinematographer Neil Daza bagged “Best Cinematography” for the film “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon” in this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival awards night held last Aug. 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Daza veered away from his usual dark lighting and set the mood of the movie with nostalgic effects. “The challenge […]

UST launches online journal for humanities and social sciences

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 02:00
UNITAS, the University’s official scholarly journal for humanities, arts and the social sciences, launched its online home on Thursday at St. Raymund de Peñafort building. Prof. Maria Luisa Reyes, Unitas editor in chief, said the digital platform would accommodate research papers of great historical value. “Our archives section is what seems to surprise our scholars. [It is] […]