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Pope Francis appoints Thomasian as new bishop of Bacolod

May 26, 2016, 5:17p.m. -  A THOMASIAN was named bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod by the Holy Father last May 25.

Bishop Patricio Buzon, who became bishop of Kabankalan in 2003, succeeds Bishop Vicente Navarra, who held the see for 15 years.

He served as vice provincial of the the Salesians for five years from 1992. Buzon earned his bachelor's degrees in education and sacred theology from UST.

He is also an alumnus of Don Bosco Academy High School in Pampanga.  read more »

Accountancy wins Himig Tomasino chorale tilt anew

25 May 2016, 9:05 pm - IT WAS a back-to-back win for The Accountancy Chamber Singers of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy in Himig Tomasino, the University's annual chorale competition.

Under the baton of Karl Tangco, a Conservatory of Music alumnus, the Accountancy singers emerged victorious with their rendition of Peteris Vasks' "Mate Saule." Accountancy bested seven other choirs in the competition held at Cine Adarna of the UP Film Institute Sunday, May 22.

The chorale also won the best interpretation of the contest piece, Dodjie Simon’s “Isang Dugo, Isang Lahi, Isang Musika.” read more »

Filipino philosophy still in progress – Professor Co

May 25, 2016, 7:26p.m. - FILIPINO philosophy is still growing and needs to be nurtured by today’s scholars, Arts and Letters Prof. Alfredo Co told Thomasians in a lecture earlier this morning.

“The Filipino philosophy [was] not able to form indigenous philosophy. The proof was evident, we have no literary and philosophical corpus of writings that discoursed those ideas,” said Co, a sinologist and leading philosopher in Southeast Asia, in his lecture as holder of the Oscar Picazo Professorial Chair in the Social Sciences and Humanities. read more »

UST posts higher passing rate in chemical engineering board exams

May 25, 2016, 7:27a.m. - THE UNIVERSITY posted a higher passing rate in the May 2016 licensure examinations for chemical engineers, results from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed. 

UST recorded a 52.50-percent passing rate, with 21 making the cut out of 40 examinees. This was better than last year’s 43.33 percent, wherein 13 passed out of 30 examinees.

Lawrence Paul Pamatmat of Adamson University topped this year’s board exams with a score of 85.90 percent.

No school made it to the roster of top performers because none met the requirement set by the PRC of at least an 80 percent passing rate and a minimum 50 examinees. read more »

UST is 2nd top-performing school in 2016 CPA exams

May 24, 2016, 2:46p.m. - THE UNIVERSITY was declared the second top-performing school in the May 2016 licensure examinations for certified public accountants.

UST posted a 90.32-percent passing rate, with 84 Thomasians making the cut out of 93 examinees.

This was a significant improvement from last year’s 66.67 percent, in which 18 passed out of just 24 Thomasian examinees, data from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed.

Karim Gonzales Abitago from Universal Colleges of Parañaque secured first place with a score of 92.17 percent.

UST was joined by two other universities on the list of top-performing schools.  read more »

Fire breaks out in kitchen of KFC Dapitan

May 23, 2016, 9:50p.m. - IT WAS a sad day for chicken lovers as fire broke out at the KFC Dapitan kitchen earlier this evening, May 23. Sr. Insp. Redentor Alumno, station commander of the Sampaloc Fire Police Station, said oil may have overflown and left unchecked by kitchen personnel. “But their problem was the kitchen hood suppression [system] did not function. When I arrived, there was a lot of smoke,” Alumno told the Varsitarian. Fire started at 5:40 p.m. The University Belt Area Police Detachment arrived at 5:45 p.m. read more »

Young Thomasian filmmakers recognized in Sampung Sulyap 2016 awards night

23 May 2016, 9:16 pm - THOMASIAN filmmakers were recognized during the “Sampung Sulyap 2016 Gabi ng Parangal” last May 14 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex auditorium.

TomasinoWeb’s “Bughaw” dominated the awards, winning Best in Cinematography, Best in Editing, Best in Storyline, Best in Production Design and People’s Choice Award. Darcy Recio and Llena Tan won Best Actress in Lead Role and Best Actress in Supporting Role, respectively.

The film, which tells the story of Abby Mendoza and her struggles of rising again after the trauma of being sexually harassed, earned TomasinoWeb the Best in Advocacy and Best in Social Media Campaign and Platform. read more »

Music celebrates 70th year with benefit concert

THE 70-YEAR-OLD history of the Conservatory of Music was celebrated in “Love Unspoken,” a benefit dinner and concert for the upgrade the University’s musical facilities and equipment held at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Bldg. lobby last May 14. read more »

UST improves in board exams for high school teachers

May 21, 2016, 2:02a.m. - THE UNIVERSITY improved in the March licensure examinations for teachers (LET) in the secondary level, with one Thomasian entering the top 10. 

UST recorded a 93.75-percent passing rate, with 45 Thomasians making the cut out of 48 examinees, results from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed. 

This was higher than last year’s 89.06-percent passing rate, in which 57 passed out of 64 examinees. read more »

UST sends off 8,801 graduating students of Batch 2016

May 21, 2016, 12:56a.m. - LIVE A simple life, love others and be thankful to God.

This was Acting Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P.’s parting shot to 8,801 members of the Batch of 2016.

“Ang Tomasino ay marunong lumusong sa baha, kumain sa karinderya, hindi takot lumakad sa lansangan sa gabi at sumakay sa jeep,” Fr. Ang said in his homily during the second of two Baccalaureate Masses held Friday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion.

“Tinuruan kayong magmahal hindi lamang sa Diyos kundi pati sa kapwa,” he added. read more »

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