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Tag: December 12, 2008

Nursing studes set record fitness attendance

AN ESTIMATED 1,600 nursing students temporarily hanged their scrub suits and went off-duty to set the UST record for the biggest gathering to promote “wellness” last November 20 at the Plaza Mayor.

“The College of Nursing actually went beyond the 1,000 target number of participants,” College of Nursing spokesman Gio de Guzman told the Varsitarian.

Fr. Moraleda’s sunset

THE CHURCH mourns the death of a priest who tried to build a stronghold of religious vocation in Asia.

Last Nov. 1, Fr. Domingo Moraleda of the Claretian Missionaries (CMF) passed away after a road mishap along the North Luzon Expressway. Reports from the Highway Patrol Group said that a bus on the other lane tried to overtake another vehicle by counter flow and hit the green Revo of Moraleda.

CBCP backs proposed Catholic youth website

CATHOLIC youth organizations gathered at the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) headquarters in Intramuros last Nov. 22 to discuss a website development project that seeks to reach a vast number of young Filipinos and encourage more youth participation in Church-related activities.

Masbate Bishop Joel Baylon and CBCP spokesperson Msgr. Pedro Quitorio came up with this idea, citing the need for Catholic youth organizations to come together and take advantage of the technology.


"Simean Crease. Iyan ang tawag diyan,” sabi ng doktorang nagpaanak sa akin. Hindi ko alam na may ganoon pa palang tawag ang isang simpleng linya sa palad ng kamay. Oo nga’t iba-iba ang mga linyang nasa kamay ng bawat tao. Ngunit tunay na kakaiba ang linyang tulad ng nasa kamay ng aming anak na babae. Sa gitna ng kanyang palad makikita ang isang diretsong linya, mula sa may hintuturo hanggang sa hinliliit.

“Kaunti lang ang may ganyang klase ng linya sa palad. At dalawa lang ang posibleng kaso ng anak mo,” paliwanag ng aking OB.

Pahayagang mag-aaral ng UST sa wikang Espanyol

HINDI nakukulong sa loob ng silid-aralan ang paggamit ng wikang Espanyol sa Unibersidad. Patunay dito ang pagkakatatag ng La Voz Estudiantil na nagsilbing daan upang magamit ng mga mag-aaral ang kanilang natutunan sa pag-aaral ng wikang Espanyol.

Nagmula ang Voz Estudiantil, ang dating opisyal na pahayagang mag-aaral ng UST sa wikang Espanyol, sa “El Universitario” na dating seksyong Espanyol ng Varsitarian.

Melamine ‘crusade’ costly

INSUFFICIENT funds have caused the Department of Health to be underhanded and nearly defenseless in the prevention of importing melamine-containing food products now ravaging China.

Although studies pointing to melamine’s adverse effects on humans have yet to be published, researches on the compound’s exposure to animals suggest negative effects such as renal ailments related to accumulation of bladder stones, which may lead to total kidney failure and in some cases, even death.

‘New’ UST research paradigm bared

FOLLOWING UST Rector Fr. Rolando de la Rosa’s medium-term goals, University researchers are no longer focused solely on being published in academic journals and are instead seeking to become active disseminators of knowledge through a three-pronged research endeavor—solving society’s problems, giving livelihood to people, and cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship.

According to Dr. Fortunato Sevilla III, assistant to the Rector for research and development, this shift in research should facilitate a university-industry technology transfer.

Is there any scientific evidence that negative ions can heal illness?

THERE is no sufficient evidence to prove that negative ions can heal one’s illness.

This is according to Dr. Ma. Cristina Ramos, chairwoman of the Department of Chemistry of the College of Science.

Blueprints of success

School pride is hardly something alien to UST students, but with six Interior Design majors dominating the recently concluded Estilo de Vida Interior Design Competition, Thomasians are given one more reason to be proud of their school.

Wearable art and street chaos

GRAPHIC design has enjoyed a surge of popularity in the past couple of years, but it isn’t everyday that you see a shirt adorned with witticisms like “Kamias You Are” and “Boni Fasyon”. This tongue-in-cheek wit is what design group Electrolychee is best known for.