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Tag: October 10, 2002

UST says no to abortion bill

YEARS after fading into the background, abortion issue is out again, thanks to House Bill 4110 or the proposed Reproductive Health Care Act.

The bill, which seeks to benefit women and “girl-children” and is authored by Reps. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Darlene Antonino-Custodio, Krisel Lagman-Luistro, and Loreta Ann Castillo, aims to slacken if not totally remove “barriers to reproductive health”.

Museum opens exhibit

FABER-CASTELL Little Masters will showcase the works of its members at the Museum of Arts and Sciences Gallery on Oct. 14 to 18 as part of their campus tour.

Around 50 young members from public and private elementary schools in Metro Manila will participate in the event.

According to Jane Ebarle, Faber-Castell senior marketing manager, their tour of UST will introduce the children to the prestige and eminence of the world-renowned university, giving them the opportunity to experience drawing freehand UST’s Arch of the Centuries.

Of blood and love

PALE skin, sharp fangs, and hypnotic eyes. These images come to mind when one hears the word vampire — a blood-sucking creature that originated from Bram Stoker’s 19th century novel Dracula. Popularized by actors such as Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman in film, the character of Count Dracula has been a constant source of fear and fascination for many.

The magic of Venezuela

“This is Venezuela. This is the magic because every part of it, be it minute or vast, is enchanting in the eyes and heart.”

This caption in a picture of the Venezuelan archipelago sums up the experience of viewing the photographs and listening to the music of Venezuela.

In an exhibit at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences entitled Venezuela Magic Land, Venezuelan landscape photographs were showcased. It was formally opened by Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Ambassador Milena Santana-Ramirez and Secretary-General Fr. Winston Cabading, O.P.

UST Symphony Orchestra plays opera

THE 75-YEAR-OLD UST Symphony Orchestra rendered an interesting and wide-ranging repertoire in its season’s opening concert at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines, last Sept. 25.

Alternative reads

TIRED of political and economic newsmagazines? Bored with magazines with sexy women as cover girls? Oist! and Flip are two magazines that provide refreshing alternative reads.

If your usual magazine flashes colorful full-page advertisements on their first four pages, Oist! has its table of contents. Except the cover, everything else is in black, white and gray¯contrasting with the colorful stories of its articles.

Bilyaran sa Uste?

Noon Po Sa Amin

ALAM BA ninyong minsan nang binalak magpatayo ng bowling alley at billiard hall sa loob mismo ng Unibersidad?

Sa pamumuno ni Ana Marie Andia ng Central Board of Students (CBS), ipinahayag sa pamunuan ng UST noong Setyembre 25, 1969 ang kahilingan ng mga estudyante. Kabilang dito ang pagpapatayo ng isang recreation center, kalinisan ng mga silid at palikuran, paglalagay ng karagdagang telephone booths, guidance counselling sa lahat ng mga kolehiyo at pakultad, maayos na pamamahala ng accounting department ng Unibersidad, pagkontrol sa baha at pangangalaga sa mga drainage, bus availability, at pagkakaroon ng postal savings bank ng UST Post Office.

Unsafe campus?

HOW SAFE is UST nowadays?

Since the beginning of the school year, the Varsitarian has been constantly reporting incidents of petty crimes on campus.

Last June 17, Central Student Council treasurer Ryan Castro almost lost his cellphone to a snatcher near the pay-parking area. A snatcher was also caught inside the University for the second time.

The following month, two freshmen fell prey to swindlers.

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“The government should intensify its family planning program. But there should be caution on this bill. Doctors might always say there’s a medical need for abortion.”
- Professor Emer Gonzales, Faculty of Arts and Letters

Tonkin for all

THE RESEARCH Center for the National Sciences (RCNS) and the Faculty of Pharmacy held a Tonkin Symposium and Pharmacy Research Lectures last October 4 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC) which tackled the commercial potential of the Tonkin ointment.

Tonkin (Arundinaria amabilis) ointment can be used as home remedy to treat secondary infections in common types of skin ailments like cuts, wounds, first and second degree burns, insect bites, itchy skin condition, dry eczematous patches, absecesses, erosions and ulcerations and other skin irritations.