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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    The enthronement of the image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in the Santisimo Rosario Parish church is part of the solemn celebration for the month of the holy rosary. Photo by Nazzi M. Castro ... Read More

  • Unang Filipinong Rektor ng UST, pumanaw na

    PUMANAW ang kauna-unahang rektor na Filipino ng Unibersidad na si P. Leonardo Legaspi, O.P. ... Read More


    Uprooted trees are scattered in the Plaza Mayor after Typhoon "Glenda" hit several parts of the country including the University. Photo by ALVIN JOSEPH KASIBAN ... Read More


    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

  • UST Faculty Union ratifies new CBA

    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

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Accountancy improves in off-season boards

May 22, 2015, 5:47 p.m. - THE UNIVERSITY improved its passing rate in the off-season licensure examinations for certified public accountants, with 18 out of 27 Thomasian examinees making the cut.

UST registered a 66.67-percent passing rate, higher than last year’s 39.88 percent wherein only 65 of 163 Thomasians passed the exam.

Sixteen out of 22 second-time takers and two out of five first-time takers passed. read more »

Tags: College of Accountancy, CPA boards

Gains and lessons of 4th papal visit to UST

THE VISIT last Jan. 18 of Pope Francis reaffirmed UST’s status as a Pontifical University and the center of Catholic education not only in the Philippines but in Asia. The latter status was more than underscored when the Pope held a meeting with other Christian groups and with leaders of other religions on campus. Truly the papal visit trained the world’s spotlight on UST as a world-class university and a global hub of learning and dialogue on key concerns affecting humanity.

Even before the Vatican officially announced last July that the Pope would visit the Philippines, word had already leaked that for the fourth time, the Vicar of Christ would address the young people of the Philippines and Asia on campus, repeating in the process the gestures of his predecessors, notably Pope, now Blessed, Paul VI, who came in 1970, and Pope, now Saint, John Paul II, who came twice, in 1981 and 1995. read more »

CEU Scorpions outgun UST in Filoil

May 24, 2015, 11:20 a.m. - THE UST Growling Tigers succumbed to the Centro Escolar University (CEU) Scorpions, 77-82, in the 2015 FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the Arena in San Juan Saturday.

Despite huge performances from Ed Daquioag and Kevin Ferrer, UST obviously missed missed the services of center Karim Abdul as the Scorpions pounded the paint led by Alfred Batino who scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Daquioag and Ferrer combined for 60 points but no other Tiger cracked double digits. In contrast, the Scorpions showcased a balanced offense with six of their players scoring at least 10 markers. read more »

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