by KATHERINE CHAN and VANESSA NORIKO YAP
THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) will dedicate this year’s Paskuhan decoration theme to medical frontliners to pay tribute to their heroism during the pandemic.
“This year we want to celebrate the heroes, not only in our country but heroes of our world who stood their ground while fighting the pandemic in our frontline,” Facilities Management Office architect Mark Guarano said during the Paskuhan 2022 info session last Friday, Nov. 11.
The University has decided to adopt the theme “Pinoy Superheroes” for the decoration of this year’s Paskuhan, the first celebration to be done in person since the pandemic struck the country in 2020.
Guarano said the Paskuhan decorations would also remind Thomasians to commemorate the life of Jesus Christ and “be a hero to each other.”
Katherine Patrice Sibug, assistant to the director for publications, echoed Guarano’s sentiments, saying the “greatest superhero of all” is Jesus Christ.
Sibug also encouraged Thomasians to bring out the heroes in them during the Paskuhan.
“Maybe the best superpower that we can have for the UST Paskuhan really is to follow whatever it is that we presented as a means and ways for us to have a good and safe celebration for everyone,” she said.
Themed decorations are a University tradition for the Paskuhan festivities. The decorations of the last onsite celebration was inspired by Harry Potter.
The traditional lighting ceremony, which marks the start of the Paskuhan season and a live concert will be held on Dec. 2.
This year, Paskuhan is only open to UST students, employees and alumni in compliance with safety measures against COVID-19. F