THE UNIVERSITY’S first live Paskuhan concert amid the Covid-19 pandemic raised over P233,123 for partner communities and victims of Typhoon “Odette,” which caused widespread damage in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.

During his Paskuhan Mass homily, UST Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. said the University intentionally toned down the campus’ Christmas lights and decorations to sympathize with Filipinos affected by the typhoon.

UST Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. leads the Paskuhan Mass at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church on Friday.(Photos by…

Posted by The Varsitarian on Friday, December 17, 2021

“Now, one of the major attractions through the years has been the Paskuhan lights and decorations, which we intentionally toned down and made simpler… After all, sparkle and glitter are not the main event—maraming nawalan ng trabaho, marami din ang nawala,” Ang said.  

Ang encouraged the Thomasian community to be “Christmas pilgrims” and send aid to people affected by “Odette.”

“This Christmas, make a journey to our beloved campus for spiritual reasons. Light a candle and say a little prayer for the world, for, perhaps, the victims of the typhoon,” he said. 

The concert featured live performances by Mayonnaise, Nobita, and Orange & Lemons. The concert was held at the Quadricentennial Pavilion and broadcast live through the UST Tiger TV Facebook page.

Posted by The Varsitarian on Friday, December 17, 2021

The Thomasian gaming community also mounted the Paskuhan: Bayanihan Cup, an eSports tournament, which raised over P30,000 funds for partner communities in Nueva Ecija and Rizal. 

This year’s Paskuhan celebrations had the theme, “The Pilgrimage: Our Road through Trials, Our Road to Triumph.” J.B. Angco and J.B. Lim with reports from Faith Ragasa


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