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Tag: July 15, 2005

CCWS launches Tomas

THE UST Center for Creative Writing and Studies (CCWS) will release a special issue of Tomas, its official journal, on July 15 at the UST Museum. The edition will feature artworks from College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) professors, thus deviating from its usual text-heavy format.

“This issue is special because part of the Tomas is dedicated to painting and poetry, and this is the first time it will happen,” CCWS director Ophelia Dimalanta said.

A sunday musical treat

SALUTING the country’s cultural heritage, the Philippine Research for Developing Instrumental Soloists (Predis) Children’s Orchestra held a free concert to capoff the 107th anniversary celebration of Philippine Independence.

Under conductor Mary Grace Martinez of the Manila Symphonic Orchestra, the Predis Orchestra, composed of 13 to 16 year olds, performed a wide selection of musical ensemble dominated mostly by the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. The effect was a classy yet all-too-familiar Sunday atmosphere around the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium.

Faith and history remembered

LOCATED within the historic walls of Intramuros, the San Agustin Church is picturesque with its red-bricked glory. One of the few surviving Baroque buildings in the country, the old stone structure comes to life with two new exhibits, Transformation through Religious Experience and Sailors, Monks, and Church Builders.

Immoral bill

THE PROPOSED Anti-Discrimination Act of 2005 (House Bill 634) has received flak from pro-life groups. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has called it “immoral.”

“If same-sex unions were to be legalized, the concept of marriage would be shattered, to the detriment of the common good,” CBCP warned, echoeing the Vatican’s stand on the issue.

Population explosion a ‘hoax’

A FORMER Population Commission regional officer denied that the Philippines is overpopulated, explaining that population figures are inflated.

According to former Visayas Population commissioner Manny Arejola, the population of the Philippines is only around 62-65 million.

Pondo ng Pinoy goes hi-tech

A WOODEN box resting at the entrance of Santissimo Rosario Parish Chapel may look like an ordinary handmade machine. But for the poor, it may be their only hope for a better life.

The box is the ATM of the Pondo ng Pinoy (PnP), the funding project of the Archdiocese of Manila. The letters do not stand for the automated teller machine, however, but Ako’y Tuwinang Mag-aalay (ATM).

Cardinal memories of Cardinal Sin

CONDEMNING sin is one of the most basic and essential Christian teachings. But last month, Filipinos grieved the death of the only Sin the Catholic Church regrets losing.

Jaime Cardinal Sin, one of the more prominent Filipino religious icons, left a rich legacy after his reign as the Archbishop of Manila. In particular, he united the country during its darkest hours.

New assistant registrar appointed

A FORMER College of Architecture college secretary has been appointed Assistant Registrar I of the University.

Cesar Velasco, who took over the position vacated by Wilson Garma, will take care of the public affairs of the Registrar’s Office. Garma left for medical reasons.

“I was overwhelmed when I was informed of my new job because there were three candidates for the position,” said Velasco, who was appointed by Rector Fr. Tamerlane Lana last May. “It shows that the administration trusts me.”

Beware the wire

“HELLO, hello, Garci?”

The infamous line is almost everywhere: on mobile phones and in bargain CDs.

As the nation’s biggest political scandal in recent years continue to take the nation by storm, let’s look at the technological phenomenon that started it all.

Wiretapping, the taking of a signal from a phone connection to allow a third party to monitor conversations, can be done either through line connections or a signal-transmitting device.

‘New’ plant named after UST

Wanna have a cup of “Tomasino”.

Grecebio Alejandro, a Department of Biological Sciences professor at the College of Science (Science), named one of five newly described Philippine coffee plant varieties Mussaenda ustii in honor of the University.

Alejandro said he named the plant after UST because the color its flowers bears resemblance to the University’s official color: yellow gold.