THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters nabbed the championship title in the 16th intercollegiate theology quiz bee from last year’s champion, the College of Education, at the Medicine Auditorium last Nov. 29.
Philosophy seniors Anton Rennesland and Andrew Domingo, sociology senior Alex Azul and history junior Dennis Amarante bested contestants from 14 other colleges, winning 55 points in the final round and jumping from third place in last year’s “TeoMasino.”
The College of Education won 50 total points, followed by the College of Science with 46, the Faculty of Pharmacy with 45 and the College of Architecture with 42, good for second, third, fourth and fifth places respectively.
Catalina Lituañas, assistant director of the Institute of Religion, said the TeoMasino quiz contest has been an avenue for Thomasians to showcase their knowledge of theology.
“This is not just a show of stock knowledge in theology, but this is a sign that you are among those who really want to be nourished by God’s word,” Lituañas said.
In the essay competition last Oct. 26, Jean Aika Piojo of the College of Science won first place, followed by Nicole Lasquety of the College of Fine Arts and Design and Joseph John Verallo of the Conservatory of Music.
Leo-Martin Angelo Ocampo, faculty member of Institute of Religion, said this year’s TeoMasino was a reminder of the fact that Thomasians are called to be competent professionals, as well as committed and compassionate Christians with the ability to articulate their faith.