Sunday, July 21, 2024

Tag: Vol. LXXVI

Lingering ethnic sounds

IN THE age of novelty songs, and acoustic renditions of this and that song, one would have thought that the glorious days of ethnic Filipino music are gone forever. Well, think again.

Currently circulating the airwaves, and are about to break into the mainstream are two noteworthy records from two noteworthy artists: Cynthia Alexander’s Rippingyarns and Pinikpikan’s Kaamulan.

Ethnic pop

Aquinas on exhibit

THOMASIANS, meet St. Thomas Aquinas.

This seems what Sunstruck, an exhibit featuring St. Thomas Aquinas, to say. A brainchild of UST Graduate School Regent Rev. Fr. Jose Antonio Aureada, O.P., the exhibit not only aims to re-introduce the saint to the public but to “show St. Thomas’ human side.”

Currently displayed at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences, the exhibit features the saint as a dreamer, a believer, and a survivor—as the slogan of the popular talent search goes.

PAL exec urges innovation

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) e-business corporate department vice president Roberto Diaz de Rivera urged Tourism students to explore more innovative means of promoting tourism during a convention last Feb. 21 at the Le Pavillion along Roxas Boulevard.

“Let’s move away from our comfort zones. One must be willing to try new ways to be able to catch up with the rest of the digital world,” De Rivera said in the event organized by section 3T1 of UST Tourism.

Publishing house launches new batch of 20 titles

THE UST Publishing House launched its second set of titles for the year last Dec. 11 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex auditorium. The launching is in line with its “400 books for UST’s 400th” project, which seeks to release 40 new titles annually for 10 years until 2011, when the University marks its 400th year.

The titles launched were:

USTPH, pirangalang ‘publisher of the year’

NAGKAMIT agad ang pinakamatandang palimbagan sa Asya ng iba’t ibang parangal sa dalawang patimpalak sa ikaapat na taon pa lamang ng proyektong “400 books for UST’s 400th” ng UST Publishing House (USTPH).

Pinarangalan ng Manila Critics’ Circle sa 23rd National Book Awards ang USTPH bilang “Publisher of the Year 2003,” noong Agosto 14 sa World Trade Center sa Pasay.

CCWS senior associate launches novel

AN AWARD-WINNING Thomasian writer launched his first Filipino novel which he claimed “a timely contribution to the often erratic and unproductive field of Philippine long fiction” last July 15 at the UST Center for Creative Writing and Studies (UST-CCWS).

UST-CCWS senior associate Cirilo Bautista’s “Galaw ng Asoge” tackles the 1965 presidential election and its effects on the members of the Ortiz family, the protagonists in the story.

“(My latest novel) will change the direction of the Tagalog novel in the near future,” Bautista said.