December 20, 8:50 p.m.- THOMASIANS WENT all out for year’s Paskuhan, themed “Paskuhan 2010:
Pasasalamat sa 400 Taong Biyaya, in thanksgiving ahead of the
University’s 400th anniversary next year.

The annual Paskuhan officially started last December 15 with a Mass
led by Fr. Rolando De La Rosa, O.P., rector of the University, in
which he urged Thomasians never to lose sight of the reason for

De la Rosa, in his homily, called on Thomasians to “be instruments of light.”

“Be the light, my dear Thomasians, so that no matter where we are, we
shall be like that star of Bethlehem that led everyone to Jesus,” De
la Rosa said.

The second part of the Paskuhan last December 17 opened with an
audiovisual presentation expressing the University’s gratitude for the
past 400 years, followed by a performance from the UST Yellow Jackets.

Mini concerts and raffle draws were held at the Quadricentennial Park,
Plaza Mayor, and Tinoko Park, while the main concert was held at the
UST Grandstand.

Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo, an alumna, sang “Give love on Christmas
day.” The program featured bands Up Dharma Down, Pupil, Franco, and
Kamikazee. Thomasian bands Publico, Beyond Science and Fiction, There
She Blows, and December Avenue also performed.

A few minutes before midnight, everyone gathered at the Grandstand to
witness the much-awaited fireworks display.

UST Facilities Management Office chief Fr. Roberto Pinto, O.P.
estimated the crowd at 75,000, higher than the 50,000 that showed up
for last year’s Paskuhan, which had a countdown to the start of the
Quadricentennial celebrations. The News Team


  1. Paskuhan reached 75,000 because not only Thomasians attended the event. Madami din ang galing sa ibang school and universities. I think that’s the real spirit of Christmas, as Thomasians, we also ‘share’ what we have. 🙂

  2. Agree. 🙂 We share our beloved Alma mater and her glorious four hundred years with all our fellow Filipinos. That’s the real spirit of a genuine Thomasian. Merry Christmas! 😀


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