THE UNIVERSITY will produce a “Tomasinovela”, an original television series with a Thomasian twist to be aired on the Tomasian Cable Television later this year.

Spearheaded by the Office of the Secretary General, the series will be based on any of three works that won the Tomasinovela Writing Contest last March 28 at the Rector’s Hall.

Mathematics freshman Jan Michael Musngi’s “Breadwinner,” Pharmacy freshman Charmaine Cabugnason’s “Ang Tala-arawan ni Helena Andrada” and Communication Arts freshman Karl Ivan Dan Orit’s “Naglalakad na Naman Ako” were cited winners.

“None of the entries placed first, second, or third, we just chose the three best entries,” said Augusto Antonio Aguila, UST Publishing House assistant to the director. “None of them actually reached the highest standards, but we would be telling them to improve on their storylines.”

Aguila, together with Faculty of Arts and Letters professor Jose Garcia and Varsitarian editor in chief Eldric Paul Peredo, judged the entries based on how they embodied Thomasian values and ideals, as well as for their coherence, logic and credibility.

Center for Creative Writing Studies Junior Associate for drama Jose Victor will write the script based on the winning story.

Meanwhile, Student Organizations Coordinating Council officer Shan Miralles said a “star-search”, or auditions will select the actors for the series.

According to the Sec-Gen’s Office, the Tomasinovela aims to dramatize the Thomasian values of competence, compassion and commitment to the University’s internal and external publics. Rafael Mejia

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