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Clergy: Balangiga bells belong to the Church

Latest News - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:00
CATHOLIC officials and lay experts stressed that the Balangiga bells symbolize Filipino faith, and that its proper place is in the Church. After 117 years, the three historic church bells of Balangiga were returned to the Philippines on Dec. 11. On September 2017, a 1998 United States law prohibiting the return of war spoils expired, […]

Itim daw ang kulay ng Pasko

Latest News - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:00
Kumukutikutitap, bumubusibusilak, ganiyan ang indak ng mga bumbilya. Ganoon na lamang ang pananabik ko nang marinig ito sa aming radyo. Iba talaga kapag panahon ng kapaskuhan, palaging nasa isip ko ang dating mga matatamis na tsokolate, malalambot na unan, pabango at ‘di umano’y bagong labas na modelo ng headset na iniregalo sa akin nina inay […]

Martial law extension is Duterte’s Christmas gift

Latest News - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:00
Congress has approved President Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao. Duterte and Congress cited the alleged overwhelming support of the people of Mindanao for the extension, which basically betrays their insecurity in a regime where the president is one of their own and who, despite loud calls for law and order, cannot seem […]

LEB merges LI.B, JD law programs

Latest News - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:00
THE LEGAL Education Board (LEB) has directed law schools to “rename” their Bachelor of Laws (LI.B.) programs to Juris Doctor (J.D.) to avoid the misconception that the LI.B. degree is “inferior” to the J.D. degree. In a memorandum last Dec. 2, the LEB explained that the J.D. and the Ll. B. are both graduate degrees […]

UST bags 10 awards in Pacucoa assembly

Latest News - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:00
THE UNIVERSITY was cited anew for having the most number of accredited programs in the country, as it bagged 10 awards in the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation’s (Pacucoa) 29th general assembly. UST has a total of 41 accredited programs, 26 of which have the Level 4 status, the highest rank […]

Pyromusical display—a campus Christmas staple

Latest News - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:00
THE UST alumni that started it all are back again in what they promise to be a “magical” night of pyromusical display, the highlight of this year’s Paskuhan. The company of advertising graduates Don Miguel Villarosa and John Oliver Zeng was the first from Southeast Asia to bring home Gold Jupiter Award and Best in […]

UST Central Seminary holds thanksgiving concert for its 90th anniversary

Latest News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:18
THE UST Central Seminary on Sunday held a thanksgiving concert titled, “Himig Pasasalamat,” in celebration of its 90th anniversary as the official interdiocesan seminary of the Philippines at the UST Central Seminary Chapel. Its official choir, Psalterion, conducted by Michael Bernardino, kicked off the concert with a rendition of Newsboys’ “Stay With Me,” followed by […]

Love of money and power corrupts, blinds – Tagle

Latest News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:10
MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Monday warned against idolatrous worship of money and power that blinds people from the truth, during the Mass for the rededication of the altar at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros. “Tingnan mo ang inaalay sa diyos-diyosan ng kapangyarihan: [ang] katotohanan. Sinusunog ang katotohanan… [K]aya wag kang maghandog nang […]

Thomasian singers lead youth opera group in debut production

Latest News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:29
THOMASIAN singers led a group of young talents in a debut musical production titled “Of Thrones and Tiaras” on Dec. 9 at the Ronac Lifestyle Center in Makati. Thomasian singer Renz Nathaniel Cruz, director of the production, assembled talents from UST as well as from University of the Philippines (UP), New Era University and Mapua […]

Be the ‘voice of God’ for the marginalized, Filipino Dominicans told on their 47th anniversary

Latest News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:21
FILIPINO Dominicans were urged to be the “voice of God” for the marginalized in their respective ministries during the celebration of the 47th anniversary of the Dominican Province in the Philippines (DPP) on Dec. 8. Fr. Napoleon Sipalay, Jr., O.P., head of the Filipino Dominican province, emphasized the need to tackle difficult questions in society […]

Scholar: Literature should denounce ‘patriarchal ideology’

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:50
THOMASIAN scholar Ferdinand Lopez said writers should use literature to “service” or empower oppressed women and gays. “As a writer, I am challenged to produce texts such as poems or stories which are supposed to be serviceable to women and gays,” Lopez said during a discussion on gender at the Miguel de Benavides Library Conference […]

Himig Tomasino champs hold concert at UST Museum

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:39
TWO-TIME Himig Tomasino champions the UST Chorus of Arts and Letters offered a variety of Christmas carols and sacred songs in “Gloria et Exaltatio,” a concert held on Dec. 1 at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences. The choir opened the night with a combination of Latin and English piece titled “Jubilate Deo.” The […]

Steer clear of social media carelessness — media expert

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:22
AN AMERICAN communications professor urged journalism students to be sensible in the use of social media to avoid misinformation and vulnerability from fake information. Stephanie Edgerly, an associate professor of the Medill School of Journalism in Chicago, Illinois, said the lack of context in social media often leads to the spread of false information. “When […]

CCP launches 2nd edition of Encyclopedia of Philippine Art

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:05
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) launched the second edition of Encyclopedia of Philippine Art with 12 volumes and a digital edition last Nov. 29 at the CCP Main Theatre Lobby in Pasay. The 12 volumes cover indigenous peoples of the Philippines, Architecture, Visual Arts, Film, Music, Dance, Theater, Broadcast Arts and Literature. Regalado […]

Imitate Blessed Mother’s trust in God, Thomasians urged

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:28
THOMASIANS were called to emulate the Blessed Mother’s courage to accept God’s plan in her life in a Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church on Friday. “There would be no Christmas without Immaculate Conception. For us Christians, be open to receive what Mary has […]

Thomasian musicians triumph in national competition

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:17
TWO THOMASIANS clinched the second place in the piano and guitar categories of this year’s National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), held on Nov. 22 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). UST Professor Renato Lucas, NAMCYA secretary general, said NAMCYA is a platform for nation-building. “[Music] must be used as a tool […]

Last day of Inkblots 2018 tackles value of clear communication

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:12
CAMPUS journalists were urged to focus on making reports that can easily be understood by readers on the last day of the 20th Inkblots. Jose Maria Carlos, CNN Philippines’s editorial director, said digital technology has changed “how we work [and] how we write,” but stressed that broadcast journalism remains committed to using a language that […]

State U publications dominate 4th UST nat’l campus journ awards

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:07
CAMPUS publications from state-run universities dominated the 4th UST National Campus Journalism Awards with entries tackling national controversies. Rebel Kulê of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman earned the Best In-Depth Story Award for its entry “Lumad Intensify Calls Against Martial Law.” The story focused on the suffering of the Lumad in Mindanao due to the implementation of extended […]

Rap battle, hindi modernisasiyon ng balagtasan — makata

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:18
BINIGYANG-DIIN ng isang premyadong makata at propesor sa Panitikang Filipino na hindi katumbas ng modernong rap battle ang balagtasan. Giit ni Michael Coroza, malaki ang pagkakaiba ng balagtasan at rap battle dahil nagtataglay sila ng magkaibang ideolohiya, anyo, tema, kultura at lugar na pinagtatanghalan. “Para sa [mga tao sa likod ng liga ng rap battle], […]

UST mounts Disney-inspired Paskuhan

Latest News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:54
UST VICE Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. opened this year’s Disney-themed Paskuhan last Dec. 3, telling Thomasians to prepare as the “Prince of Peace” is coming. “Isaiah prophesized that this ‘Prince’ will establish a kingdom. For unto us a child is born and a government will be upon His shoulders and His name will be […]