Monday, October 23, 2017

Tag: Vol. LXXVI

Weighed and found wanting

THE MANILA Film Festival has again gathered filmmakers and artists in a celebration of Philippine Cinema. The six films this year are: Sabel (Regal Films), Kulimlim (Viva Films), Naglalayag (Angora Films), Volta (Star Cinema Productions), Mano Mano 3: Arnis…The Lost Art (Rocketts Productions), and Anak Ka ng Tatay Mo (Magsaysay Films).

Diversity ruled the filmfest this year, but it was not enough to salvage filmdom from bad acting, substandard productions, and annoying clichés.

Sabel: Juday as a grown actress

Thomasians pray for priests

Priests need prayers, too.

The solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus witnessed the Week of Prayer and Gratitude for Priests, a week-long prayer vigil for the clergy last June 14-18 at the Central Seminary chapel.

Priests who had “gone astray” were given prayers and in Hour of Reflection and Discernment, a seminar for aspiring priests that followed after the prayer vigil of the different colleges and faculties in the University.

UST goes ‘high-wire’

ASIA’S oldest university has made the bold shift to electronic management as the Santo Tomas E-Service Providers (Steps), the former UST Computer Center, launched several projects to improve administrative processes and student services through electronic communications.

Banishing self-pity

When I was in high school, I projected an image of aloofness. It was a defense mechanism to hide my poor self-esteem. While most of my batchmates found me a self-confident snob, my intimidating aura actually spoke of my inferiority complex.

Voice of political change

GROWING up in a conservative middle-class family and studying in Catholic schools had insulated young Ronald Llamas from the country’s social problems. Now, as a political activist and the president of Akbayan Citizen’s Action Party, he has chosen to be part of the solution.

Is activism in UST dead?

Being in the forefront of radical movements in the 70’s and 80’s, has the University of Santo Tomas’ become less than activist-inclined nowadays?

“It certainly has not,” said Dr. Ernesto Gonzales, director of the UST Social Research Center (SRC). “We are very much involved,” he said.

Population control, kinontra

KUMAKAPAL na ang mga panukalang batas na inihain sa Kongreso para pigilin ang paglaki ng populasyon ng bansa, at isa rito ang two-children policy bill. Subalit mga eksperto mismo ang nagsasabi na ang mga ito ay hindi solusyon, sa halip, dagdag pa sa problema.

Upang magkaroon ng linaw ang isyu, isinagawa ng UST at ng American Studies Association of the Philippines ang talakayang “Facing the Population Crisis” na ginanap sa audio-visual room ng Faculty of Arts and Letters noong ika-28 ng Hulyo.

MLQ eksibit inilunsad

BILANG pag-alala sa dating Pangulong Manuel Quezon na tinaguriang “Ama ng Wikang Pambansa,” inilunsad ng Heritage Institute Center ang exhibit ng kanyang mga natatanging larawan sa bulwagan ng UST Central Library noong Agosto 19.

Tampok sa exhibit ang ilang mga eksena sa buhay ni Quezon, alumnus ng UST Faculty of Civil Law, noong panahon ng kanyang Commonwealth Government at mga piling personal na larawang mula pa sa filipiniana collection ni Nestor Vera Cruz.

CFAD naglunsad ng patimpalak

Pormal na binuksan ang “Stylish Comfort for Community Living,” isang paligsahan sa pagdidisenyo para sa mga mag-aaral na nasa ikalawa at ikatlong taon ng College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD), kasabay ng groundbreaking sa Magister Suites 1 condominium para sa mga empleyado ng UST sa G. M. Tolentino Street noong Hulyo 30.

Bagong mga dula

BIBIGYANG buhay ng Teatro Tomasino, opisyal na dulaang pantanghalan ng Unibersidad, ang “Karugtong,” isang koleksyon ng tatlong one-act play sa susunod na buwan.

Mula sa panulat ni Jose Victor Torres, junior associate ng UST Center for Creative Writing and Studies, ipamamalas nito ang mga indibidwal na kuwento ng mga tauhan sa kontrobersyal na nobelang “Noli Me Tangere” at “El Filibusterismo” ni Jose Rizal sa pamamagitan ng mga yugto nitong “Senyor-Senyora,” “Ang Huling Panauhin,” at “Resureksyon.”

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