Sunday, July 21, 2024

Tag: Vol. LXXVI

Medicine lobby gets facelift

THE LOBBY of the oldest medical school will get a facelift worth P2 million this month, courtesy of Medicine Batch 1979.

According to Dr. Rolando Lopez, dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a class ’79 member, the Medicine lobby needs new flooring, ceiling, and lighting fixtures as it is “shady and shabby compared with other historic buildings in UST.”

The Faculty also hopes to restore the 46-year-old mural by National Artist Vicente Manansala on the lobby’s walls, but that would cost another P500,000, said Lopez.

Teatro Tomasino tackles adult theme

FOR its second major production this season, Teatro Tomasino, the official theater guild of UST, focuses on the consequences of pre-marital sex in its one-act play in Filipino, “June at Johnny,” on Dec. 13 to 15 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium.

The play tells the story of two irrational teenagers who fall in love and become parents at an early age. It was written by Ustetika and Palanca award winner Jun Lana.

A festival of Pinoy operas

WHOEVER said the opera is dead obviously didn’t get the chance to see Gilas!, one of the dazzling shows featured in the 3rd National Theater Festival. The performance brought together renowned luminaries of opera in the country on a single stage, and with the country’s leading orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), formed one unforgettable ensemble.

Greatest Gospel ever told

IT IS a story often told, virtually everywhere—in children’s books, movies, Lenten TV specials, and of course, in the Holy Bible. In the story of Christ, there can be no changes in the plot, new twists or angles, or introduction of new characters. Such is the challenge Philip Saville’s The Gospel of John faces in its hopes to spark new interest in Christ, his public ministry, and his Passion.

Pioneer Thomasian art group on the rise

IF THERE were to be a list of promising organizations in the University, the Gintong Susi Art Organization would be high on the list. An organization open to College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) students, it is the only art organization in the University, certainly a melting pot of bright and promising visual artists.

Unlike the usual outreach almost every organization holds, Gintong Susi goes out to several communities and entertains them—not with song-and-dance numbers and food—but with art.

Natatagong ngiti


Ito na lang ang naisip ko nang gumimbal sa harap ko ang balitang pumanaw na si Prana Escalante, 4th year Nursing student at matapang na mountaineer. Natagpuan siyang walang buhay sa ilog at pinagigitnaan ng dalawang batong tila yakap-yakap siya’t nagpapasalamat sa kanyang pagmamahal sa kalikasan.


A LEGAL Management student e-mailed us recently to narrate a very disturbing incident involving theft on campus. Apparently, after an event at the Engineering Sports Complex, a purse was missing. The place and the surrounding vicinity was searched, to no avail, until a security guard advised them to go to the Office of Security Affairs and check for lost or stolen things turned in.

Nursing’s Vargas is top dean

COLLEGE of Nursing Dean Glenda Vargas topped the performance evaluation survey of deans conducted by the UST Faculty Union (USTFU) among faculty members last semester.

The results, released last Dec. 7 during the general assembly at the Medicine Auditorium, showed Vargas with a 3.59 average weighted mean. The highest rating is four, while the lowest is one.

The deans were rated based on their leadership and management style, work attitude, job knowledge, quality and quantity of work, effectiveness and interpersonal skills.

CSC to sue South Border manager over humiliation

SEE YOU in court.

The UST Central Student Council (CSC) will file a case against the band manager of South Border for allegedly humiliating the Council during its benefit concert Livre last Nov. 26 at the UST Grandstand.

According to CSC president Xialameer Valdeavilla, band manager Sharon Inductivo announced at the concert that South Border will not be playing due to the “non-payment of the talent fee and irresponsible event organizers.”

Sugat ng trahedya

“Maraming sugat ang dapat namnamin. / Mga sugat na hindi magagap ng antibayotiko o sikologo, / mga sugat na hindi maopera ng siruhano’t bagamundo, / mga sugat na tatanggapin ng di-tiyak na salinlahi.”

- Roberto T. Añonuevo, Lupain ng Kapangyarihan

GINIMBAL ng dalawang malakas na bagyo ang sambayanan.