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Tag: April 24, 2002

May natutuhan ka na ba?

Isang pagsilip sa mga karanasan ng isang batang Filipino sa kanyang pag-aaral ang ABNKKBSNPLAko?! Mga Kwentong Chalk ni Bob Ong (Visual Print Enterprises, 2001). Dito, isanasalaysay ng may-akda ang mga kawili-wiling pangyayari sa buhay niya habang siya ay pumapasok sa paaralan, mula kinder hanggang sa makapagtrabaho na siya. Tunay na nakatutuwa ang pagsasalaysay ni Ong sa kanyang mga karanasan sapagkat ang kanyang paglalahad ay makatotohanan. Bukod dito, madaling mauunawaan ang libro dahil makikilala ng mga mambabasa ang kanyang mga karanasan.

Paraiso ng isang nilalang

ANG TAO ay isang manlalakbay. Nais niyang talikuran ang mga pasakit na bumabalot sa kanyang kapaligiran. Nais niyang layuan ang mga hinagpis na pumupunit sa kanyang puso. Nais niyang takbuhan ang kawalan ng pag-asang namamayani sa kanyang pagkatao.

Gusto ng isang nilalalang na maglakbay papuntang Eden. Nais niyang paliguan ang kanyang balat sa init ng araw. Gusto niyang makinig sa mga bulungan at harutan ng hangin at ibon. Gusto niyang uminom sa mga batis, makipaglaro sa kapwa niya nilalang, at mahiga sa mga damo at dahon.

UST sa Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig

SA PAGDIRIWANG ng bansa ng ika-61 anibersaryo ng Araw ng Kagitingan, binalikan ng Varsitarian ang kalagayan ng UST noong kasagsagan ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig, kung kailan nagsilbing isa sa mga internment camp sa Pilipinas ang Unibersidad.

UST Symphony Orchestra performs with Chinese virtuoso Tian Jiang

POWERFUL and enigmatic. These are words that aptly describe the performance of Chinese virtuoso Tian Jiang. Recognized internationally for his marvelous playing technique, Tian Jiang, together with the UST Symphony Orchestra, treated the Filipino audience to a night of classical music last Feb. 27 at the Francisco Santiago Hall, Equitable PCIBank Makati City.

Summer reading suggestions

READERS seem to be attracted so much to foreign literature that little attention has been given to contemporary Philippine Literature. Our literature embodies the past traumas, present ideals, and future aspirations of our country. The stories written by Filipino authors tell more of ourselves than any of our history book. They dwell on human experience, life-like characters, and substantial themes that are truly Filipino.

In this issue, the Varsitarian makes a short list of Filipino titles published in the last five years that you may read.

A sojourn up north

I WAS 11 when I first heard of Vigan. My best friend spent her summer vacation there and she could not cease from talking about it. It took me eight years to encounter the city once again. This time, in a book of short stories, and I inevitably fell in love with it.

Reyann, TL and I rode the bus to Ilocos Sur’s capital at dawn on Maundy Thursday. After diligently waiting in line for seven hours for the bus, our patience finally paid off.

New graduates of Education

THE UST College of Education graduated 592 students during its commencement exercises at the Philippine International Convention Center last March 25. The graduates came from the following programs: Education (19 cum laudes and one magna cum laude), Food Technology (seven cum laudes), Nutrition and Dietetics (one cum laude), Hotel and Restaurant Management (nine cum laudes), and Tourism (31 cum laudes and four magna cum laudes).

UST’s new traffic routes and lanes

AS A TRIPLE zone with its university, hospital, and parish church, the University of Santo Tomas is now expected to be more accessible to Thomasians and the public through its redesigned traffic routes.

Late last year, the University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) administration requested University officials to make the hospital more available to its patrons.

“Kaya naman naging two-way ang Lacson dahil maraming nagsasabi na hindi na accessible ang USTH,” said UST Traffic Management Committee head Roberto Evangelista.

Parking woes, traffic blues

DESPITE the construction of the two-story, 200-slot pay-parking complex, parking woes in the University of Santo Tomas persist.

Although, the area across the Central Library has been converted to 20 additional parking slots, the estimated 1,200 parking spaces allotted for students, administrators, and faculty members are still not enough to accommodate vehicle owners in UST. There are no plans by the University to assign the 20 parking spaces at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex for the use of students.

The new jobless

YEAR after year, millions of Filipino graduates end up jobless. Their last hurrah in the glorious graduation ceremonies really becomes their last, for economic crises, political instability and now, global terror, rob them of the opportunities for employment.

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