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Tag: July 31, 2008


“ISANG linggo akong walang gagawin kundi magbantay ng mga mayayamang pasahero,” nakangiting sinabi ni Rob sa kanyang sarili matapos tanggalin ang suot niyang shades at pumuwesto sa mataas na upuan sa harap ng malaking parihabang swimming pool. Unang araw ito ni Rob bilang isang lifeguard sa cruise ship na M/V Majestic Empress na bibiyahe patungo sa Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, at Phuket.

“Makakapaglibang at makakapagpahinga na rin ako,” isip ni Rob sabay iling nang biglang dumagsa ang mga batang pinayagan ng kanilang mga magulang na maligo sa swimming pool.

Paggamit ng wikang Filipino sa loob ng korte

MADALAS na umalingaw-ngaw ang linyang “ang hustisya ay para sa mga mayayaman lamang” mula sa mga maralita habang kanilang ipinapahayag ang mga hinaing ukol sa ‘di umano’y hindi patas na “pagtrato” sa kanila sa loob ng hukuman.

Dominican wonder cure

After almost 50 years of research and investment, the University is gearing up for mass production of the “tunkin” or “Dominican bean,” a known herbal remedy for skin ailments, not for profit, but to help economically challenged Filipinos.

According to Fortunato Sevilla III, assistant to the rector for research and development, medical products from the tunkin are nearly set for commercialization.

“We have already determined the effects of tunkin seed. At the moment, one of our priorities is to get its intellectual property rights,” he said.

Whitening treatment’s dark side

TO OVERCOME the insecurity of being the only exception in a relatively fair-skinned family, Cheska (not her real name), a third year student from the Faculty of Pharmacy, experimented with different brands of popular whitening products.

Dissatisfied with the results, her last resort was glutathione.

With its increased popularity thanks to endorsements from celebrities and politicians, glutathione has become one of the most popular choices for people who want to have fairer skin, like Cheska.

Asian women artists in UST

IN AN art world dominated by males, it is always refreshing to see women artists stepping up with their art-making and challenging the men in the latter’s own turf.

Held at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences last July 8 to 12, the ”Flame of Asia” exhibit showcased the works of Asian women artists from Korea, Nepal, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.

Comic art back with a vengeance

Manga and graphic novels may dominate people’s concept of the comic book these days but the enduring mystique rests on more than just the flashy images of this ever-evolving medium.

This was the crux of “Cartooning and Comic Art: Catching Up in a Digital World,” held last July 12 at the Miguel de Benavides Library Auditorium of UST. The event was sponsored by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators together with the Varsitarian and the UST Department of Communication and Media Studies.

When it rains, it floods

DO NOT be surprised if you step out of your college building one day, only to find that the University is suddenly surrounded by streams, like an island in the middle of a muddy ocean. Do not fret, you are not lost. You’re still in UST, your beloved alma mater unfortunately located in one of Manila’s flood-prone areas – Sampaloc.

Students and employees who find themselves haplessly stranded in the middle of the flood are left with only two options: to stay in the University until the water subsides or to exhaust all possible means to get home.

What to do in case of flood

AFTER the rain comes flood, Thomasians know for sure.

But how can we survive in the virtual “island” that becomes of UST come rainy season? Consider some tips from the UST Crisis Management Committee (CMC). After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry

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St. Thomas Aquinas relevant as ever

Pope Benedict XVI won’t have to remind the Pontifical University on the importance of philosophy as Thomasians are most privileged to have St. Thomas Aquinas as their alma mater’s patron saint, who is regarded as one of the most important thinkers and theologians of all times.

Last June, the Pope called on educational institutions to give more attention to philosophy to mold one’s faith that is founded on reason. The appeal was due to the seeming deviation of technology from the natural law, which distinguishes the philosophy of Aquinas.

Catechism reemphasized

THE CHURCH, despite providing avenues for income generation, must focus on evangelization and not on livelihood, a Filipino archbishop stressed.

In his catechism titled “On Our Being Church Workers,” Ozamis Archbishop Jesus Dosado emphasized that no church-related institution must become a source of livelihood.