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Tag: October 6

Is UST ready for its quadricentennary?

WITH a little more than a year to go, anticipation and excitement are building up for UST’s quadricentennial celebrations in 2011, and so are expectations for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

For the year-long event, officials have drawn up big plans consisting of a grand Christmas concert and “Paskuhan,” the unveiling of a new monument and a new University gym costing almost P800 million, an international conference and trade exposition, and even a song-writing contest.

The rationale behind the seemingly broad outlines for UST’s quadricentennial festivities is to show the University’s place in witnessing Philippine history, as well as in shaping it.

“The University wants to reaffirm its significant role in nation-building and service to the Church through its resemblance of moral integrity in four centuries,” Office for Public Affairs Director Giovanna Fontanilla said.