• Rector to UST Batch 2015: 'Give life to others'

    LIBERTY. Graduates of the Faculty and Arts and Letters light the candle representing Christ the light during the Baccalaureate Mass. Photo by Basilio H. Sepe ... Read More

  • Parents, USTFU seek suspension of K to 12

    A mother carries a bigger burden in the new basic education program. The K to 12 program will add two more years to the 10-year basic education program. ... Read More


    Surviving American internees of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp during the Second World War open the exhibit of the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences marking the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Manila. Welcoming them back to UST were Vice Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. and Museum Director Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P. Photo by SHERWIN MARION T. VARDELEON ... Read More


    The opening of Christmas lights signifies the start of Paskuhan season in the University. Paskuhan will be held on Dec. 8, coinciding with the Feast of Immaculate Conception. ALVIN JOSEPH KASIBAN ... Read More

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  • Despite rain, thousands flock to La Naval

    SEA OF LIGHT. Devouts of the of Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario de La Naval de Manila join the celebration of her feast. Photo by Basilio H. Sepe ... Read More

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Thomasians hit Aquino for blame game over Manila flooding

July 28, 2015, 4:08p.m. - THOMASIANS hit back at President Benigno Aquino III for alluding to UST’s opposition to a government “flood catchment” project that would have involved digging a huge tank under the UST Open Field, a National Cultural Treasure.

Aquino, in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday at the House of Representatives, said sacrifices were needed, but a “big university” had rejected a proposal to construct a big flood drain to mitigate perennial flooding in Manila. read more »

Tags: PNoy, SONA 2015

BBL: Make up to break up?

WHEN it was signed early last year, the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was welcomed albeit cautiously as a road map to peace. Nowaways it is often held up as an effigy of hate, a clarion call for war. It appears that Filipinos, Christians and Muslims, have made up to break up.

But could “lasting peace,” a term thrown around these days casually, be attained through the legislation of a 99-page document that many observers believe would literally make or break the peace? read more »

Tigresses survive St. Benilde in V-League win

July 26, 2015, 10:01 p.m. - THE UST Golden Tigresses survived a pesky College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers in a five set thriller, 25-12, 17-25, 25-21, 26-28, 15-7, for their second straight win in the 12th Shakey's V-League Collegiate Conference at the San Juan Arena Sunday.

UST banked on its balanced attack with five of its starters scoring in double digits as the Tigresses improve to a 2-1 win-loss record.

Veteran Carmela Tunay anchored UST's offense with a team-high 15 points, highlighted by 12 attack points, while Jessey de Leon had six blocks to go with 14 markers. read more »

Tags: College of St. Benilde, Shakey's V-League, University of Santo Tomas, UST Golden Tigresses

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