February 27, 2016, 5:51p.m. – THE UST library digitization project and the University’s quarterly public bulletin garnered recognition in the 51st Anvil Awards for outstanding public relations programs held at Makati Shangri-La Hotel Feb. 27.

Lumina Pandit II, a digitization and re-publication project of the Miguel de Benavides Library and Union Bank of the Philippines, received the Golden Anvil Award for helping in the promotion and preservation of the country’s cultural and historical heritage. It is a continuation of Lumina Pandit, the 2010 exhibit in three languages (Filipino, Spanish and English) that showcased the University archives. 

“We want to make sure knowledge such as this is not lost and is even shared not only on a nationwide scale but on a global scale,” Liane Reyes, communications officer of UnionBank, said in an interview.

Reyes also said Luminda Pandit II has an online payment portal allowing people all over the world to borrow materials for research and other purposes.

“We don’t live in a vacuum. We don’t only exist to serve ourselves. Helping the nation, preserving our history, and furthering the advancement of learning about our culture will benefit us in the long run,” Reyes added. 

Lumina Pandit II aims to digitize more than 30,000 historical books from the library’s collections, dating from 1492 to 1900. UnionBank has given P30 million to fund the digitization project.

The Academia, the quarterly bulletin of the UST Office of Public Affairs, received a Silver Anvil Award for helping inform the local and international communities on UST-related events. 

“For us, the award is an affirmation that the Academia as a [public relations] tool serves its purpose,” Public Affairs Chief Giovanna Fontanilla said in an interview with the Varsitarian.

Established in 1963 and sponsored by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, the Anvil Awards promotes “adherence to the highest standards of excellence in PR (public relations) practice.”

Participants include multinational and local companies, government and non-government organizations, as well as academic institutions. Dayanara T. Cudal and Rhenn Anthony S. Taguiam


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