Friday, January 19, 2018


Thomasian puts up ‘Harry Potter’-inspired cafe

YOU DON’T need a port key, floo powder, Knight Bus, or Hogwarts Express to experience Hogsmeade and have a taste of the famous Butterbeer.

Nicole Guanio, a Business Economics graduate of 2014, came up with a Harry Potter-themed café called The Nook Café on the famous Maginhawa food strip last July which continues to leave Potterheads spell-bound with all of its quirky charms.

Butterbeer, a frothy drink that was adopted from the Three Broomsticks pub in Harry Potter, is the signature drink of the Nook Café, which allowed it to gain the favor of many Harry Potter fans in and out of the metro.

Theses turn into businesses

SAAN tayo kakain?

For the College of Commerce and Business Administration, finding the answer to this generic question has been one of the objectives of some Thomasian entrepreneurs.

Students under the entrepreneurship program were required to establish businesses as part of their theses and, true to their objective, were able to hit this sweet spot.

Not ‘just’ a thesis

Thomasian gourmets may start to recognize stores at a glance, and even formulate "food plans" before ever entering their chosen establishments. From a diversity of meals and price ranges, a prospective Thomasian may either try new meals or simply choose their “usual.”

CTHM alumnus: bartender extraordinaire

This UST graduate is a world-class bartender.

Kenneth Bandivas, who obtained a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 2011, was named winner of the “Around the World” challenge of World Class 2015, the cocktail industry’s most prestigious mixology competition.

Bandivas bested 53 other bartenders with his drinks “Bitter Felipe,” an ampalaya infused cocktail mixed with lime, and “My First Float,” a Marula flavored cocktail with rum and syrup.

Aiming to pay homage to the Filipinos, Bandivas’ “drinks with a twist” relived all-time favorite drinks, but cream liquors provided extra twists to his pieces.

World Class 2015, hosted by Diageo Reserve bar in South Africa, was held last Sept. 4.

Tomasinong direktor ng Inside Out, nagbalik sa UST

10 Agosto 2015, 9:55 p.m. - KINILALA si Ronaldo "Ronnie" del Carmen, alumnus ng dating College of Architecture and Fine Arts, para sa kaniyang kontribusyon sa larangan ng paglikha ng animated films, kabilang na ang pagiging kauna-unahang Filipino na naging co-director ng isang internasyunal na pelikula.

Ginawaran ng parangal ni P. Edgardo Alaurin, O.P., rehente ng College of Fine Arts and Design, si Del Carmen, co-director ng  pelikulang "Inside Out" ng Disney-Pixar, sa Gusaling Beato Angelico noong ika-10 ng Agosto.

Thomasian co-director of new Disney-Pixar movie to visit UST

(Litrato mula kay Jay Gonzales)

6 Agosto 2015, 09:14 a.m. - AN OSCAR-nominated Thomasian alumnus will have a homecoming at the University on Monday, August 10.

Ronaldo del Carmen, alumnus of the College of Fine Arts and Design, is the co-director of the latest Disney-Pixar film, Inside Out. He will be coming to the University to deliver a lecture on animation before students and local animators. 

The Quadricentennial Pavilion

FINALLY, a home befitting the school with arguably the most accomplished collegiate sports program in the country.

Located on an 11,784.33-square-meter lot at the former Engineering sports field is the Quadricentennial Pavilion, the 5,000-seat arena that is said to be the most advanced sports stadium in any Philippine university.

The structure, designed by chief architect Carmelo Casas, is now the home court of UST athletes whose proud history boasts of 38 overall titles in 74 UAAP seasons.

“The site and the client are very close to my heart. I practically grew up in that place,” said Casas, who also designed the multi-level car park that houses the AMV-College of Accountancy.

Sweet smell of success for Prescripto founder

Mixing the right dosage of fate and faith was all he needed to reach success.

Starting from a pharmaceutical-based business, one of the leading perfumeries, Prescripto (Latin term for Prescription) managed to invade the sense of smell of the local market in a span of six years. However, it is neither owned by a prominent celebrity nor by an established businessman. Instead, Thomasian pharmacist Marnie Alcantara transformed his business from its humble beginnings into a multi-million company.

Destined to be rector magnificus – again

FATHER Rolando V. de la Rosa, O.P. is set to return to the scene of his greatest personal and professional achievement—the rectorship of UST....

The UST Rectors throughout the centuries

A. College Rectors

(During the construction of the UST building in Intramuros)
1612 – 1616 Fr. Domingo González, O. P.*
1616 – 1617 Fr. Lorenzo de Porras, O. P.
1617 – 1619 Fr. Antonio Gutierrez, O. P.

(Beginning of classes)
1619 - 1621 Fr. Baltasar Fort, O. P
1621 – 1625 Fr. Tomás de Vilar, O. P.
1625 – 1626 Fr. Lucas García, O. P.
1626 – 1633 Fr. Domingo Gonzáles, O. P.**
1633 – 1637 Fr. Francisco de Herrera
1637 – 1639 Fr. Francisco de Paula, O. P. *
1639 – 1641 Fr. Domingo González, O. P. ***
1641 – 1643 Fr. Lucas Ruiz de Montanero, O. P.
1643 – 1645 Fr. Domingo González, O. P. ****
1645 – 1646 Fr. Francisco de Paula, O. P.**

B. University Rectors


Students and PoliticsLest we take to the streets again

THE PAST IBP elections stimulated once more the political itch in students. Ever since the proclamation of Martial Law, student disturbance motivated by politics was conspicuously absent. Except the not-so-spectacular emergence of the KB and the other extra-curricular activities, students remained quiet in their proper pale­­ ­­­­­­– study.

Now almost five years of political quiescence, they suddenly sneaked into the scene again, surfacing like snails out of hibernation. They swarmed all over either as campaigners, rallyists, poll watchers, sympathizers, etc.

This current phenomenon is as expected. Students have always been responsive to political and social issues. Their political sympathies have often stimulated unrest and catalyzed changes. Considered as the “incipient elite” of society because of the education they receive, students have always played a crucial role in political and social upheavals.