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Tag: July 7, 2012

‘España turned Venezia’: Coping with floods

IT HAS become a rite of passage for Thomasians to be able to wade through floods on campus on a bad rainy day.

“You just have to get used to it. Studying in UST entails having to go through the rigors of the flood,” said John Bryan de Gula, an accountancy junior.

Whatever the cause, flooding has become part of UST life and Thomasians like De Gula have come to live with it.

Freshmen may be surprised by how bad flooding on campus could be. Last year, Tropical Storm Falcon left nearly 500 students stranded.

“I don’t want to experience the floods in UST, but I am prepared because I know it’s part of the ‘tradition’,” said Brian Joven Aguilera, a first-year Industrial Engineering student.

Vatican: Cebu to host 51st International Eucharistic Congress in 2016

CEBU, the “cradle of faith” of the country, has been chosen by the Vatican to host a large gathering of the Catholic world in 2016.

The Pope made the announcement during the liturgy on the final day of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

“I would like to invite you to join me in praying for God’s blessing upon the next International Eucharistic Congress, which will take place in 2016 in the city of Cebu,” Pope Benedict XVI said at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin.

Thomasians reminded to use emotion with reason and will

EMOTIONS reconciled with reason will help people judge whether something is good or evil, a professor from the Catholic University of America said in a talk last June 19 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC).

The lecture, titled “St. Thomas Aquinas on Emotions,” focused on Aquinas’ distinct principles on how to understand and define emotion in a deeper sense.

Fr. Nicholas Lombardo, O.P. said human emotion serves as a response to perception and triggers people to do good.

“Emotion is placed in God’s plan to help us achieve the ends that God prepared for us. Emotion is created by God, therefore, good,” Lombardo quoted St. Thomas as saying.

Isa akong ‘Househusband’

ANG KATIBAYAN ng pagkalalaki ng isang tao ay hindi nababatay sa pagiging househusband, bagkus mas mahalaga ang pagsisilbi niya sa kaniyang pamilya.

Ayon sa Random House Dictionary (2012), ang househusband o stay-at-home-dad ay isang may asawang lalaki na siyang nananatili sa tahanan upang gampanan ang mga gawaing bahay.

Sa inilabas na survey ng Philippine Commission on Women noong Mayo, tumaas ng 49.7 na porsyento ang mga kababaihang nagtatrabaho sa bansa. Sa kasalukuyan, mayroong 14.2 milyong kababaihan na kumakayod at 61.6 na porsyento sa kanila ay mayroong mga asawa.

Ang naging pagsusuri ay isang indikasyon na may ilang ama na kinakailangang magpaiwan sa loob ng bahay upang matustusan ang pangangailangan ng kanilang pamilya.

Ang pagkatuklas ng kapeng ‘Tomasino’

BAGONG halaman, sa Unibersidad ipinangalan.

Ngayon, ang mga mahihilig magkape ay maaari nang kilalanin ang kapeng “Tomasino” o Mussaenda ustii, mula sa bansag ni Grecebio Alejandro ng College of Science. Hango sa pangalan ng Unibersidad o Uste, ang Mussaenda ustii ay isa lamang sa limang bagong tuklas na halamang kape sa Pilipinas.

Ipinaliwanag ni Alejandro na ipinangalan niya sa Unibersidad ang nasabing halaman noong 2005 dahil ang kulay ng mga bulaklak nito ay nagtataglay ng opisyal na kulay na sinasagisag ng Unibersidad, ang gintong dilaw.

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