Monday, May 27, 2024

Tag: September 30, 2005

Reconciling differences in faith

ONE OF the other visions of UST by the time of its quadricentennial is to transform itself into a Center for Contextualized Theology in Asia. The University took a step closer in achieving this goal when it created a Center for Contextualized Theology and Ethics (CCTE) in 2001.

Halfway through the 400 race

In its eager rush to produce 400 books in time for the 400th anniversary of UST in 2011, is the UST Publishing House (USTPH) sacrificing quality for quantity?

No, said USTPH director Mecheline Manalastas. The books are for the benefit of the public and not just to complete the target, she explained. But it is presumptuous to assume all books are of the same high quality, she added.

Tomasinong bituin ng masa

MANINGNING ang pangalan ng mga Tomasinong nagtagumpay sa iba’t ibang larangan at nag-alay ng kanilang mga kaalaman sa lipunan. Isa sa kanila si Azucena Vera Perez, na nag-ukol ng kanyang panahon at galing sa paglilingkod para sa bayan.

Nagtapos ng B.S. Chemistry sa Unibersidad si Azucena noong 1941. Ngunit iba ang tinahak niyang landas nang lisanin niya ang kolehiyo. Mas pinili ni Azucena ang magsilbi sa publiko kaysa ipagpatuloy ang tinapos na kurso.

‘Gawi notches fourth straight title

THE VICTORY came four times sweeter for the first ever “four-peat” champions in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition history.

The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe (Salinggawi) and the UST Yellow Jackets roared for four and finally broke the curse of the elusive fourth-consecutive championship in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition last Sept. 17 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Salinggawi wowed the judges with well executed routines, registering 90.98 per cent to pocket the title and the P130,000 cash prize.

Mary, full of grace

In the Catholic tradition, the “Age of Mary” refers to the years 1830-1950 when there have been almost 400 apparitions of Mary in almost every continent. Decades after this period, devotees still manage to sustain and even enrich Christian devotion to Mary, with the influx of worldwide Marian movements, establishing the significance of the Blessed Virgin in the Catholic faith.

Meeting the world in Cologne

Fifteen students who spent 15 days away from home would have to make up for what they missed in class, but their World Youth Day (WYD) experience earned them something not taught in school: a pilgrimage of faith with the new Pope and thousands of young people from all over the world.

Pulitika ng wika, wika ng pulitika

ISA SA mga pangunahing pagkakaiba ng tao sa hayop ang kakayahan niyang makapagsalita. Sa pamamagitan ng komunikasyon, naipapahayag niya ang kanyang mga ideya at saloobin. Subalit pwede ring maging makapangyarihang sandata ang wika upang wasakin ang kanyang kapwa.

Sa isang seminar, “Pulitika ng Wika: Dekonstruksyon, Ilusyon, Imahinasyon,” noong Agosto 19 sa St. Raymund’s Building, tinalakay ni Dr. Pamela Constantino, isang tanyag na linggwista at propesor sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, ang halaga ng wika sa lipunan.


My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. - Prov. 3:1-2

CYNICISM has become welded to my personality in recent years. It has become more than just a manifestation of youthful pride and melodrama; I wake up each afternoon (I can’t sleep at night, thinking, or otherwise reading) looking at a world I am sure will fail my expectations. I am an idealist condemned to be frustrated by an environment that is helplessly finite.

Mensahe ng pamahiin

NAKAGISNAN na sa kulturang Pilipino ang maniwala sa mga pamahiin. Hindi man ito lubos na naipaliwanag ng mga nagdaang henerasyon, ginagawa pa rin itong basehan sa pamumuhay ng marami sa atin.

Marami sa mga pamahiin o matandang paniniwala ang kapupulutan ng mabuting halimbawa, gawi at pag-iingat. Ngunit hindi pa rin lubos na maunawaan ang pinagmulan at dahilan ng mga pamahiing ito.

Sa likod ng paniniwala

Rescuing the Mother from the apocalypse of neglect

THE SCULPTURE’S restoration was divided into six stages: ocular inspection, dismantling, chemical and physical stabilization, application of protective covering and installation. The first and most important stage required keen observation and intense research as it determined what steps would follow.

The sculpture’s medium molave wood, which lasts for hundreds of years due to its resin deposits, Rabara said. The team concluded that the bas relief underwent “warping” decades ago because of restoration during the 1970s.