JUST LIKE international award-winning speaker Patricia Evangelista, Communication Arts junior Vera Lorraine Celestino had been a Philippine representative to the international Soroptimistâ€™s Violet Richardson Award for community service at the age of 17.
â€˜SUMMER love in the 70sâ€™ could have been a perfect movie title to describe her brief encounter with UST. For Rosario â€œCharoâ€ Santos-Concio, three-time USTv Studentsâ€™ Choice of drama anthology winner and host of Maalaala Mo Kaya TV dramaâ€”there definitely was chemistry in her sweet but short stay at the University.
THE UST Archives houses a repository of countless documents, manuscripts and records of the countryâ€™s oldest university. For many people, reading, collecting and maintaining dog-eared pages seem may be an impossible task taking years and years to accomplish.
A match made in heaven best describes the marriage of performing couple Robert SeÃ±a and Isay Alvarez. In their collaborative recording Dueto, music lovers would instantly fall for the sweet, contagious love the couple evokes in their singing.
UNLIKE alchemists, cooks, and certain Ayala Avenue business wizards, architects are rather easy on sharing the secrets of their trade. Maybe because they believe talent is inherent but skills can be learned; maybe because they deem imparting knowledge is the ethical thing to do. Either way, for Felino Palafox Jr., principal architect and urban planner of Palafox Associates (PA), it is about the attitude, the passion, and the mission that makes architecture remarkable.
DECADES AGO, Thomasian Bayani Rumbaoa would sketch his father on a bond paper with a No. 2 Mongol drawing pencil. Years later, he would engrave his fatherâ€™s image as a Katipunero on the nationâ€™s commemorative one-peso coin.
IMAGINE whiling your worries away at a first-class Spanish-Mediterranean haven that rests right at the heart of Tagaytay. With an 18-hole Par 72 Signature Championship Golf Course by Aussie golfer Greg â€œThe Great White Sharkâ€ Norman, the overlooking 277-hectare Splendido continues to captivate not only golf junkies, but socialites and vacationers alike.
â€œSAFEGUARD provides superior and excellent skin germ protection.â€ This line from a popular TV commercial is one of the most familiar endorsements of the soap brand Safeguard. And the lady delivering this line is one of the most consistent endorsers of Safeguard: the two-time president of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) Agnes Medenilla, a Thomasian.
THEIR CAKES are made with such artistry and workmanship that eating them would seem a waste. With designs ranging from stacked pillows to life-size pianos, Thomasian sisters Penk Ching and Shen Ratilla believe that the art of baking and designing cakes should not only please the taste buds, but also delight the eyes.
AT 24, â€œJERRYâ€ is a big loser, quite literally: He has just shed off a whooping 50 lbs in eight months, thanks to the advice and assistance of Florabel Co, a Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) graduate of UST who pioneered the South Beach Diet (SBD) in the Philippines and is now one of the most sought-after SBD consultants by diet-conscious personalities and celebrities.