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Tag: March 9, 2009

Power predictions

ARMED with stock knowledge, sheer determination, and cerebral prowess, 11 teams from different colleges will do battle come March 9 in hopes of bringing home UST’s intellectual holy grail, the Pautakan revolving trophy.

With the absence of Pautakan titan Medicine this year, the lone potential scene-stealer is the looming rivalry between Jerome Ordillano of Arts and Letters and Rhovee Vistan of Engineering.

Lubiana Lagto

Lined with stalls bursting with bright floral colors and different scents, the bricked street of Dos Castillas was packed with people looking for the perfect flowers to give to their lovers two days before Valentine’s Day.

Between tulips and carnations, I found a solitary stall where the only flowers laid out were red and white roses.

Intrigued, I looked for the proprietor of the store that sold only the most popular Valentine gift.

Amorsolo’s new groove

MULTIMEDIA artist and writer Jose Tence Ruiz challenged the traditional notion of beauty as symmetry and balance by fusing iconic images by the late National Artist Fernando Amorsolo and pop culture figures in his solo show, Bukod Tanging Pag-ibig, which runs until March 21 at the Silverlens Lab on Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati.

UST Painting seniors tackle Pinoy culture

CONTEMPORARY artistic depictions of Filipino culture were the focus of the annual graduating student thesis exhibit of the Department of Painting of the College of Fine Arts and Design, February 3 to 7 at the Beato Angelico Gallery.

The focus was evident in the title of the exhibit, Aeskultura, an amalgam of “aesthetics” and “culture.” Painting department chair Mailah Baldemor-Balde

said 34 students of the graduating batch were encouraged “to infuse Filipino culture in their art works.” Themes were religion, politics, revelry and transportation.

Uniting against pheochromocytoma

UST Hospital has been named the first Southeast Asian partner of the United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fighting sustained hypertension caused by pheochromocytoma — a rare and fatal neuroendocrine disease that affects mostly children and young adults — because of the hospital’s pioneering work against the disease.

All ears for UST Clinical Audiology

HEARING impairment affects nearly one out of 10 Filipinos and is considered the second most prevalent disability in the Philippines, next to movement disability.

And with only 30 practicing audiologists in the country to date, reducing the cases of hearing-related problems is an uphill climb.

With 8.8% of the population suffering from hearing deficiencies, the need to train more audiologists becomes more pressing than ever, said Hubert Ramos, lecturer at the Department of Otorhinolaryngiology of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

Kung bakit masama ang mga eroplano

GALIT ako sa mga eroplano. Pinaparamdam ng mga ito na napakalayo ng mga lugar sa isa’t isa kahit na ang lahat ay nasa ilalim ng iisang langit. Kaya kapag nakakakita ako nito, sinisipol ko na lang ang sikat na kanta ni John Denver tungkol sa mga eroplano.

Subalit hindi lamang ako ang naiinis sa mga bakal na ibon na ito, kundi pati ang aking kaibigan. Pinapaalala kasi nito sa amin kung paano nasira ang relasyon ng aming mga pamilya. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit hindi kami naniniwala sa long distance relationship.

Mga kakaibang katha ng takot at pangamba

“HINDI ito para sa mga mahihina ang loob.”

Ito ang naging babala ni Beverly Siy sa sinumang magbubuklat ng mga pahina ng Palalim nang Palalim, Padilim nang Padilim (Fox Literary House, Inc., 2008), kalipunan ng mga kathang nakakapanindig-balahibo.

Pinamatnugutan ni Siy, na nagtapos ng kursong Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (UP), Diliman at kasalukuyang nagtuturo ng Filipino sa UST College of Commerce, binubuo ang libro ng 20 maikling kuwento na isinulat ng ilang manunulat mula sa UP-Diliman.

Echoing the calling

FOLLOWING Christ and His works continues to inspire the missionary ideals of the Seminarians’ Network of the Philippines (SemNet) whose members vowed to strengthen the priestly vocation during its general assembly held last Feb. 7 at the Central Seminary.

RP missionary group gets Holy See stamp

A HOME-GROWN society of Catholic missionary priests has received canonical recognition from the Holy See, a first among missionary groups founded in Asia.

The Missionary Society of the Philippines (MSP), which is the official and chief missionary arm of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, is now the “Society of Apostolic Life for Mission Ad Gentes of Pontifical Right” after Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, signed the pontifical degree granting MSP pontifical recognition last Jan.6, Feast of the Epiphany.