IN PREPARATION for UST’s quadri-centennial celebration in 2011, the UST Publishing House launched 40 book titles during the 12th Philippine Bookfair at SM Megamall last Sept. 9.

According to Mecheline Manalastas, UST Publishing House director, the University aims to publish 400 books in the next 10 years for UST’s 400th anniversary.

“With the launching of 40 titles, the University aims to encourage the Thomasian community to write research works, educational books, and literary works as well,” said Manalastas.

Books by Dominican authors launched were Pasyon by Fr. Rodel Aligan O.P., The Language of God by Fr. Jose Antonio Aureada O.P., Mary Seat of Wisdom by Fr. Roland Mactal O.P., Marxism and Religion: A Fusion of Horizons by Fr. Virgilio Abad Ojoy O.P., Domingo de Salazar, O.P., First Bishop of the Philippines by Fr. Lucio Gutierrez O.P., Ethical Guidelines for Medical Practices by Fr. Fausto Gomez O.P., and Ethics of Health Care by Fr. Benedict Ashley O.P., and Fr. Kevin O’ Rourke O.P.

Books by Thomasian alumni included Nakatanim na Granada ang Diyos by Rebecca Añonuevo, Vital Flow by Erma Cuizon, This City is in the Heart by Anacleta Encarnacion, Gandhi: The Model Ascetic by Vincent Chitilappily, Kaluluwa: New and Selected Poems by J. Neil Garcia, Tracks Without Giants by Ramil Gulle, Balagtas and His Nationalistic Literature by Johanna Hashim, The Historicism of Teodoro Agooncillo by Antonio Hila, English Handbook: Grammar Made Easy by Cecilia Lana, Paul Claudel: Catholic Dramatist by Milagros Tanlayco, Hanapbuhay 2001 by Jeanette Luanzon, To the Vestal of Ellis Island, with Love and other Essays by Elena Polo, Light from the Old Arch by Abercio Rotor, Shadowboxing in Headphones by Lourd Ernest de Veyra, Forensic Medicine: Facts the Public Must Know by Teresita Sanchez, Everyday Sense of Existence in a Day by Jan Sareno, Karugtong (Ilang Paglalaro sa Isip ni Pepe Rizal) by Jose Victor Torres, The Treasures of Lamon Bay by Frank Tejada, Father Pierre Charron in the Light of Modern and Postmodern Skepticism by Jeffrey Zuñiga, Selyo at Kastilyo by Aurora Yumul, and Apples and Ampalaya by Augusto de Viana.

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Also launched were Introduction to Philosophy by Claro Ceniza and Romualdo Abulad, Outlines and Notes in Basic Biochemistry for Health and Food Science Courses by Alicia Torralba-Bernaldez, and Cecilia Bahrami-Hessari, Economics of Money and Banking by Mercedes Leuterio and Consuelo Estepa, Towards Christian Social Involvement by Celso Nierra and Henelida Onal.

Also released were Justice, Patient’s Right, Psychoethics: Forum in Bioethics 8, edited by Fr. Fausto Gomez O.P. and Benedict Reyes, and Karunungan Vol. 18, edited by Alfredo Co, Mga Pangarap at Pangitain by Abdon Balde, Quadarat: Lord of the Pulangi by Jorge Ma. Cui-Perales, and Three Centuries of Binondo Architecture by Lorelei de Viana. Karen M. Peña


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