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Conquering Evil with Good – CBCP Pastoral Statement

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:34
“Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.” Romans 12:21 Our dear People of God, Peace be with you. We are aware that many of you have been wondering why your bishops have kept a collective silence over many disturbing issues, about which you may have felt you urgently needed our spiritual […]

UST artists render childhood sentiments in solo exhibits

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 14:39
TWO THOMASIAN alumni mounted solo exhibits tackling the simplicity of life and memories of childhood at the Galerie Joaquin Podium in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City on Jan. 22. Dubbed “the Father of Philippine Miniature Paintings,” Nelson Castillo gave his pieces a paradoxical coalescence by merging landscapes and his signature miniatures in his exhibit “Infinite Skies.” […]

Commit to the truth, Thomasians urged in Mass for St. Thomas’s feast

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 12:26
UST RECTOR Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. called on Thomasians to pursue “true beauty” through commitment with the truth during the University Mass for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church on Friday. Dagohoy said beauty should come with integrity in upholding what is good and true. “When you Thomasians sing […]

Kabataang manunulat, mas mulat ngunit kailangang maging maingat

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 10:21
BINIGYANG-DIIN ng makata na si Paul Castillo na bagaman mas mulat ang mga kabataang manunulat sa kasalukuyan, dapat silang maging maingat sa mga binibitawang salita. “‘Yong mga estudyanteng tumutula, parang mas alam nila ‘yong nangyayari. Hindi sila bulag. Kailangan lang sigurong mas maayos ‘yong kanilang pananalita or articulation at imahinasiyon para maituring na panitikan ‘yong kanilang isinusulat,” […]

UST Rector: Children belong in schools, not prisons

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 21:45
UST RECTOR Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. slammed the proposed measure to lower the age of criminal liability to 12 years old from 15, saying children should be educated, not imprisoned. In his homily during the University Mass for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday, Dagohoy said children should be seen in schools and […]

‘Be not afraid’ amid recklessness of civil leaders – prelate

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 21:34
CATHOLICS should abhor the “recklessness” of civil leaders, and value life and God’s mercy amid cruelty in society, Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos said during the 4th Philippine Apostolic Congress on Mercy (Pacom) at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Even some of our civil leaders are cruel morally and physically corrupt. Yet, we will not […]

Thomasian artist mounts exhibit vs. social, political empathy

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:22
A THOMASIAN artist opened his exhibit “Trece” during the final instalment of the Thirteen Artist Awards (TAA) at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City last Jan. 19. Janos Delacruz, an advertising alumnus from the College of Fine Arts and Design, said his collection tackles dualism […]

Thomasian visual artists auction off ‘Bahay Nakpil’ mural

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:09
FINE ARTS alumni Roderick “Derrick” Macutay and Eleazar “Abe” Orobia, two painting majors, showcased their works inspired by the famous Bahay Nakpil-Bautista as part of a live preview of the León Exchange Online Auction Edition 10 at the León Gallery in Pasig City last Jan. 16. The paintings were the third and fourth panels of […]

Lakas Tomasino to face Lakasdiwa anew in 2019 CSC polls

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 20:35
THE UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) has accredited the Lakas Tomasino Coalition for this year’s Central Student Council (CSC) elections, and will face rival Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) anew. In a resolution released on Tuesday, Comelec said Lakas Tomasino and Lakasdiwa had complied with the requirements set by the UST Students’ Election Code […]

Teatro Tomasino tackles fate in “Agnoia”

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:18
TEATRO Tomasino highlights the concept of “fate” in a contemporary setup in “Agnoia,” its second production for its 41st season, which opened last Jan. 16 at the Benavides Auditorium of Junior High School Building. “Agnoia” was written by Palanca award-winner Liza Magtoto and is based on the short story “Horoscope” by Eli Rueda Guies III. […]

‘My daughter’s not yet home’ — missing UST student’s mom

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:16
LEGAL management freshman Rizza Divine Camingawan is not yet home, her mother clarified on Friday, contradicting her husband Roland. Luisa Camingawan told the Varsitarian that the 18-year-old had yet to return from a supposed immersion with farmers in Quezon Province last December. Luisa said she was able to talk to her daughter on the phone […]

‘Missing’ legal mgmt freshman back home, father confirms

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:37
THE UST legal management freshman who went missing in December is back home from a month-long “immersion” with farmers in Quezon Province. In a text message, Roland Camingawan said his daughter, Rizza Divine, returned on Wednesday night. Rizza Divine’s participation in an immersion was confirmed by the League of Filipino Students, saying that immersions or […]

Father says legal mgmt freshman ‘missing’ after ‘immersion’

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:42
Jan. 16, 2019, 3 a.m. – THE FATHER of a UST legal management freshman has come out in the open in an effort to reach his daughter, who went missing in December after a supposed immersion with farmers in Quezon Province. Roland Camingawan sought help from radio station dzBB on Tuesday claiming his daughter Rizza Divine, 18, […]

Disertasyon ng Tomasinong Propesor sa Filipino, gagawaran ng KWF

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:29
ISANG Tomasinong propesor ang pararangalan ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) para sa kaniyang saliksik tungkol sa pagsasalin ng panitikang pambata. Hinirang na pinakamahusay na disertasyon ang saliksik ni Wennie Fajilan, propesor ng Departamento ng Filipino sa Unibersidad, na pinamagatang “Pananalig sa Bata: Kasaysayan at Panunuri ng Muling Pagsasalaysay at Pagsasaling Pambata sa Filipino” para […]

Former CFAD dean mounts first solo exhibit

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:26
JAIME de los Santos, former dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD), tackled subjects of women and flora in his first solo exhibit titled “Solo” last Dec. 22 at the SM Megamall Art Center in Mandaluyong. “I’m an advertising artist; I used to work for other companies. I prayed a lot for […]

5 Thomasians among fellows of UST National Writers’ Workshop

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 17:08
FIVE THOMASIAN alumni are set to join the UST National Writers’ Workshop on April 7 to 14 in Baguio City. Literature graduates Tristan Joshua Acda, Christine Andas and Ma. Doreen Evita Garcia were named as fellows for fiction, while journalism alumnus Benjamin Joshua Gutierrez and behavioral science alumna Ana Algabre-Hernandez were selected for katha. Gutierrez […]

Thomasian alumnus named Bishop of Daet, Camarines Norte

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:23
THOMASIAN Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon is the new bishop of the Diocese of Daet, following Pope Francis’s announcement on Wednesday. Alarcon took his philosophy degree at the Holy Rosary Major Seminary in Naga and finished his theological studies at the University of Santo Tomas. The 48-year-old priest was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Caceres […]