High-rise buildings in the Sampaloc area continue to overshadow UST's Main Building, which used to be a towering presence many decades ago. Photo by NAZZI M. CASTRO ... Read More

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    THE UNIVERSITY administration and the 1,600-strong UST Faculty Union (USTFU) finally signed a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement ... Read More


    UST tightens security a day after the bomb scare last February 25, with security guards now checking bags and recording logs in all gates and buildings. JOHN DANIEL J. HIRRO ... Read More

  • Mindanao campus to rise soon

    WITH ALMOST all obstacles cleared, Asia’s oldest University is set to open its first satellite campus soon in Mindanao. ... Read More

  • Peace prize honorees call on Rector

    THE 12TH Gusi Peace Prize laureates paid a courtesy call on UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. last Nov. 26 at the Main Building ... Read More

  • Growling Tigers roar in defeat

    THE GROWLING Tigers' remarkable run in UAAP Season 76 ended with a 69-71 overtime loss to the De La Salle Green Archers ... Read More

  • UST joins clamor to abolish 'pork'

    THOMASIANS joined thousands of angry citizens in the Million People March last Aug. 26, calling for the abolition of “pork barrel” ... Read More

  • Pork barrel: Mas marangal pa ang baboy

    Habang ang bahang matagal nang suliranin ay hindi pa rin masolusyunan, patuloy namang yumayaman ang iba gamit ang pera ng bayan. ... Read More

  • UST unveils bust of Mother Teresa

    THOMASIANS were urged to emulate Blessed Teresa of Calcutta by appreciating the small things in life ... Read More

  • Carpark row goes to Supreme Court

    CERTIORARI. Selegna Holdings Corp., the private firm operating the multi-deck carpark, has been in a legal tussle with UST since 2009 ... Read More

UST roars in board exams, 2009-2013

THE UNIVERSITY remains the biggest producer of licensed professionals in the country, with a total 15,863 Thomasians hurdling board examinations out of 18,835 examinees in the past five years, or an overall passing rate of 84.22 percent. UST also produced 296 board exam topnotchers from 2009 to 2013.

Science courses led by the Nursing program recorded the highest passing rates, results of a study by the Varsitarian, using data from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), showed.

From 2009 to 2013, Nursing was the University’s top-performing program based on licensure exam results, with a total of 2,250 successful examinees out of 2,264, or an overall passing rate of 99.17 percent. read more »

RP 'caste system'

A FEW weeks ago, seasoned election lawyer Romulo Macalintal made a bold statement, saying both houses of Congress should be abolished for being unproductive and a waste of taxpayer's money. He proposed amending the Constitution to abolish Congress for just six years, after which people would be given the choice whether to revive Congress.

It is easy to dismiss the lawyer’s statement as bombast. But the way Congress acts makes one wish for Macalintal to have his wish fulfilled.

Congressmen Samuel Pagdilao, Rodel Batocabe and Christopher Co have recently filed a bill seeking to make a separate detention facility for high-profile, or VIP, prisoners, such as politicians.  read more »

Thomasians reap medals in RP national games

THOMASIAN athletes dominated the 4th POC-PSC Philippine National Games last May 16 to 25.

Tiger Spikers Mark Gil Alfafara and Kris Roy Guzman took home the championship in the men’s beach volleyball tournament after surviving the pair from Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Aga Tahiluddin and Halim Khan, 21-23, 26-24, 15-8, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The UST duo lost all first sets of their six games but managed to come back for a perfect 6-0 win-loss record.

“Nahirapan kami mag-adjust sa mga unang sets dahil konti lang ‘yung araw na magakasama kami ng partner ko sa training dahil sa summer classes niya at na-admit ako sa hospital a week before the games,” said Guzman, UAAP Season 76 beach volleyball Rookie of the Year. read more »

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