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Upholding excellence: Building a culture of research

Upholding excellence: Building a culture of research

Issues
By ALYSSA MAE S. RAFAEL and PEACH ARIANNA P. MANOS IN an effort to meet the demands of higher education institutions, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) is geared toward providing quality education and promoting excellence in different fields and disciplines. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized these efforts and gave prestigious seals of Center of Excellence (COE) and Center of Development (COD) to 24 programs of UST. In 2015, UST received the highest number of accredited academic programs among private institutions. Four of these programs were from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB). The philosophy program was recognized as a COE, while the literature, journalism, and communication arts programs were accredited as CODs. These recognitions are a good ...
Literature Department hits SC ruling on Filipino, Panitikan subjects

Literature Department hits SC ruling on Filipino, Panitikan subjects

News
By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE Department of Literature decried on Thursday the Supreme Court (SC) ruling allowing the removal of Filipino and Panitikan subjects from the tertiary level, saying the decision will have the “unmeasurable damage” on future generations of Filipinos. Literature professors lamented that the decision will affect more than just students’ mental faculties. “Tinatanggal ng Korte Suprema ang isang mabisang lunsaran ng pagkakaroon ng kritikal na pag-iisip, ng maayos na pakikipag-ugnayan sa kapwa, ng marubdob na pag-unawa at pagpapahalaga sa buhay,” the statement read. “Ang usaping ito ay nangangahulugan na rin ng pagtanggal ng sa kakayahang umunawa at magpakatao dulot ng pag-aaral ng komplikasyon ng ating wika—at kung paano ginagamit at umiiral ito—at pag...