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400 Outstanding Alumni

Justice Alicia Lumboy Santos

Justice Alicia Santos has been practicing her profession for over forty years now. She started as a private law practitioner in 1961 immediately after graduating from the University of Santo Tomas. After three years, she was appointed as Election Registrar by the Commission on Elections which began her career in the government service. Her next government stints were as Presiding Judge from a Municipal Trial Court to the Regional Trial Court then as Executive Judge. Today, she is an Associate Justice at the Court of Appeals.


Justice Jaime M. Lantin

Justice Jaime M. Lantin had been a public servant for 45 years, covering the period of 1956 to 2001. He started as a Legal Aide in Office of the Solicitor General where he later on became an Assistant Solicitor General. He joined the Judiciary where he became a Judge of the Court of First Instance (now Regional Trial Court) in Guimba, Nueva Ecija in 1974 and Branch 17 in Quezon City in 1976. Justice Lantin then became a Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 87 in Quezon City in 1983.


Justice Jose Y. Feria

Justice Feria is a noted law practitioner, legal scholar and educator, as well as a respected author, commentarist, a jurist, and a dedicated public servant.


Leonida Laki Vera

Ms. Leonida Laki Vera is currently the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the Holy See and to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Ms. Vera was a recipient of the prestigious Dame of the Pontifical Order of St. Sylvester in 1994, Dame of the Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1998, and Dame Grand Cross of Magistral Grace in 2002.


Leticia Sablan-Limpo

Archt. Leticia Sablan Limpo is a Licensed Architect and Interior Designer who has successfully merged both her professions with the highest standards of ethical conduct and unquestionable integrity. She developed and upgraded Interior Design to complement the Architect’s professional services and initiated the drafting of the Interior Design Bill, persisted lobbying in Congress and the Senate until its approval on February 23, 1998 as RA#8534.


Madam Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana

Considered as the "First Lady of Philippine Theater" Madam Avellana devoted all her life to the furtherance of Philippine Theater as performer, director and writer. She was recently conferred by the University of Santo Tomas the Degree of Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa. She completed her Master of Arts degree at the University of Santo Tomas.


  • UST Alumni Association, Inc.
    TOTAL Awards 1999 Souvenir Program
    March 5, 1999, Medicine Auditorium
    St. Martin de Porres Building, University of Santo Tomas

Maestra Stella Goldenberg-Brimo

Maestra Stella Goldenberg-Brimo trained extensively under Edward Steuermann and Sascha Gorodnitsky in New York, Rosa Schmidt in Munich, and Richard Hauser in Vienna. She obtained her master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Santo Tomas after earning a Teacher's Certificate and an Artist's Diploma from one of pre-war Manila's premiere institutions of musical learning, the Academy of Music.


Magdalena A. Villaba, Ph.D.

Magdalena A. Villaba, Ph.D. was former dean of the UST Graduate School from 1987 to 1996 and the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters from 1976 to 1987 of the University of Santo Tomas. A true blue Thomasian, she earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy in 1957 from the University of Santo Tomas where she also completed Master of Arts in Philosophy degree in 1967 and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1976.


Mario Torres Parial

Maestro Mario Parial has carved a name for his art and his alma mater, in the field of graphic art—being esteemed as a multi awarded Filipino painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer whose masterpieces have been sold at Sotheby’s, considered the world’s preeminent fine art auctioneer.


Mina T. Gabor

Ms. Gabor served as Secretary of the Department of Tourism during the Ramos Administration. Prior to her appointment as Deparment Secretary, she was President of CITEM from January 20, 1983 to June 30, 1989 and Department Undersecretary of Tourism from July 1, 1989 to April 7, 1996.