Monday, January 22, 2018


CA alumna converts her love for board games into business

THIS CAFÉ on Matalino Street in Central Diliman, Quezon City is the perfect getaway for board game fans. The House of Geek is co-owned by...

A Thomasian’s commitment to mold student leaders

EVEN at age 69, Henry Tenedero is nowhere near retiring in molding better student leaders. Tenedero became active in several University-wide organizations at the height...

Think “inside the box” first, Thomasian animator tells aspiring artists

Sept. 24 2016, 2:40 p.m. - MASTERING the basics of story-telling is important to succeed in animation, a Thomasian animator stressed in a forum last Sept. 20.

"Think inside the box first before going outside [because] you have to know the rules before you play them," civil engineering alumnus Armand Serrano said in a lecture at the Beato Angelico Audio-Visual Room.

"In animation, it is important that you have a compelling story, appealing characters and a believable world."

Serrano lamented the lack of Filipino animators in the industry.

Brillante Mendoza sustains global reputation as foremost Filipino auteur

A THOMASIAN director’s film about small-time drug dealers exploited by corrupt cops made waves in the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France last May. Though...

Wanted: ‘Revolutionary’ architecture

THIS UST graduate is looking to spark a “revolution” in local architecture. Jason Buensalido’s eponymous firm is behind Aurora Suites and Pavillion, Luscara Clubhouse and...

Food Technology graduate ventures into ‘whoopie pie’ business

AS FUNNY as a “whoopie pie” may sound, bringing these whimsy treats to the country was no easy feat that a Thomasian dared to...

Loyal Thomasian is top Tourism man for Metro Manila

LOYALTY to UST would probably be an understatement for this Thomasian. Christer James Ray Gaudiano, a 32-year-old lawyer, is the Department of Tourism’s director for...

Café for book lovers and board gamers

For education alumni Kenneth Orallo and Daniel Valderueda, teaching goes beyond the four corners of the classroom. The two turned random paper cutouts and bare...

CRS faculty braves new frontiers in geriatric health care

RAPID ageing has prompted new and creative approaches in healthcare and prevention strategy. This is why Thomasian physical therapist and academician, Donald Manlapaz, aims...

What it takes to win a Palanca

THE LATEST additions to UST’s roster of award-winning writers have one advice for their fellow Thomasians who want to make it to the literary scene—persevere.

On the 65th year of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Literary Awards last September, the works of Thomasians John Carlo Pacala, Lance Lauren Santiago and Brylle Tabora were added to the competition’s 2,278 winning pieces, which include the works of renowned Thomasian writers Nick Joaquin and Bienvenido Lumbera.

Pacala, who won first prize in the Maikling Kuwento category for his story “Ang Reynang Espada at mga Pusa,” used a homosexual prisoner as his subject. The story is about love, life and freedom.