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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 »

UST is top school in Quill Awards for third straight year

May 18, 2016, 1:58a.m. - FOR THE THIRD straight year, the University bagged the “School of the Year” award in the Philippine Quill Awards, held Tuesday night at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay.

UST won a combined 19 Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence in the Student Quill division to defeat Angelicum College, Bataan Peninsula State University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran and the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde for the School of the Year award.

"My dream is to see a stage full of awardees from UST, and tonight, we proved that," UST Media Studies Department Chairman Jose Arsenio Salandan told the Varsitarian. read more »

“Teaching does not end in school,” faculty retirees told

May 18, 2016, 1:39a.m. - NOT ALL goodbyes are heartbreaking, especially for the 29 retiring professors who were honored by the University earlier today at the Accountancy multipurpose hall.

“We, teachers, are known to change our students and make a continuity on preserving excellence. Our job as teachers does not end in school and we always teach to help,” Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Clarita Carillo said in her opening remarks.

Among the 29 retirees, Professors Evelyn Songco, assistant to the rector for student affairs, and Benedicta Alava of the Faculty of Engineering, had longest tenure of service, at 43 years. read more »

Engineering dominates Pautakan 2016

May 16, 2016, 11:29p.m. -  IT WAS "clutch city" for the Faculty of Engineering after securing back-to-back wins in the individual and group categories of the 2016 Pautakan intercollegiate quiz contest earlier today at the Medicine Auditorium.

Engineering was trailing UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy in both categories. But it surprised the crowd with come-from-behind victories, overtaking Accountancy in the final questions.

Engineering snatched the group championship, scoring 240 points, from Accountancy which scored 230. read more »

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