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Papal envoy urges Thomasians to be ‘children of truth,’ fight falsehood

Papal envoy urges Thomasians to be ‘children of truth,’ fight falsehood

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POPE FRANCIS' representative in the Philippines urged Thomasians to be "children of truth" and to fight all forms of falsehood, especially those found in social media. “We need to be children of truth and fight against falsehood and all its forms [...] especially falsehood that is disseminated in social media, and in various forms today, we need to be children of truth, speaking the truth," Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Most Rev. Charles John Brown said in his homily the during the second day of the University-wide retreat Ambag 500. Brown said the notion of truth has been "degraded and under-attacked." "We almost live in a society repeating the words of Pontius Pilate in front of Jesus," he said, referring to the Roman governor who allowed Jesus to be crucified even H
UST to expand limited F2F classes as Metro Manila eases to Alert Level 1

UST to expand limited F2F classes as Metro Manila eases to Alert Level 1

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY THE UNIVERSITY would continue expanding limited in-person classes to other programs as Metro Manila is downgraded to the most lenient Alert Level 1, the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) said Tuesday. In a memorandum, the OSG enumerated the adjustments on onsite work and learning arrangements, institutional health protocols, and retrofitting of facilities effective March 1. “The expansion of LF2F (limited face-to-face) classes to more programs shall continue subject to the approval of the University Crisis Management Committee (UCMC),” UST Secretary General Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P. said in the memorandum. The country's pandemic task force placed Metro Manila and 38 other areas under the lowest quarantine classification from March 1-15. Under t
UST forges election partnerships with media, advocacy groups

UST forges election partnerships with media, advocacy groups

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by MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM THE UNIVERSITY is collaborating with various media, advocacy, and student groups to promote voter’s participation and fair elections. “The University underscores the importance of voter education and participation in order to prepare the Thomasian community for the 2022 national and local elections,” UST Secretary General Fr. Louie Coronel said in a memorandum dated Feb. 19. Through the Office of Public Affairs, UST is partnering with ABS-CBN’s “#HALALAN2022: Andito Kami Para Sa ‘Yo” and GMA’s election-related community program “YouScoop” to promote the role of the youth in the May 2022 polls. The University is also collaborating with CNN Philippines and Microsoft to host the presidential and vice presidential debates on Feb. 26 and 27 at the Quadricen
UST moves opening of classes due to ECQ in NCR

UST moves opening of classes due to ECQ in NCR

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by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL The University announced last Sunday that the opening of classes for the academic year 2021-2022 was moved to Aug. 12 from Aug. 9 due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine that will be imposed in Metro Manila. “The University of Santo Tomas will move the first day of regular classes to August 12, 2021 (Thursday), to allow our stakeholders additional time to adjust to the new restrictions,” the advisory said. Last July 30, President Duterte approved the proposal to put Metro Manila under ECQ for two weeks, Aug. 6 to 20, due to the increasing COVID-19 Delta Variant infections in the country. Independent monitoring group OCTA Research has reported Metro Manila as being in "serious surge" after recording 1,740 new COVID-19 cases on July 31, the highest since
Rector urges Thomasians to restore “Tria Haec” in UST’s 410th anniversary

Rector urges Thomasians to restore “Tria Haec” in UST’s 410th anniversary

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by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES REMEMBERING THE University’s past was not meant to burden the memories, but to revitalize the “Tria Haec” which symbolizes the hope, faith, and love of the Thomasians amid the threats of a pandemic, Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. said Wednesday in a thanksgiving mass for UST's 410th anniversary. “In history, we look into the past as into a  mirror in the hope of seeing ourselves not only clearly reflected but also of becoming masters of the present and the future. Today in our time, there is an ongoing war. It is not the war of guns and bombs. It is not the war of planes and tanks. It is the war for life,” he said. Fr. Miguel de Benavides founded the University in 1611 for the Catholic faith to “inform and transform” educators and students, according to Ang. Benav
16 Artlet profs honored in Dangal ng UST Awards

16 Artlet profs honored in Dangal ng UST Awards

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  SIXTEEN PROFESSORS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters were recognized for their loyalty and contributions to the University in the 18th Dangal ng UST Awards held May 11. Department of Philosophy founding chair Alfredo Co received the Gawad San Alberto Magno award for the category Natatanging Aklat, while UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies resident fellows Chuckberry Pascual and Joselito de los Reyes were recognized for Natatanging Malikhaing Akda and Natatanging Alagad ng Sining, respectively. De los Reyes also received the Gawad San Lorenzo Ruiz award. Gawad San Alberto Magno is given to Thomasian professors who excel in the field of research and innovation, while Gawad San Lorenzo Ruiz is given to educators who have acquired national and interna...
Varying English language reception tackled in lecture

Varying English language reception tackled in lecture

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IN ORDER to be welcoming to a person’s weaknesses in the English language, one must re-evaluate his perceptions on how the language is received by different social groups, a professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) told Thomasians in a lecture held March 28. Aileen Salonga, associate dean for academic affairs of the UP College of Arts and Letters, argued that people from different groups or culture do not share the similar perspective and relationship toward the English language. “Participants themselves have different relationships with English. We may have all of these debates but not everyone will access these arguments or if they do, they [may] have different appreciation of the arguments because they have different realities,” said Salonga, who teach
Scarred, Scared, and Silent: Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment

Scarred, Scared, and Silent: Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment

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  A SECOND home is how students would usually perceive their schools and universities, a safe space where they are nurtured intel­lectually and socially before venturing out in the real world. However, beyond the four walls of the classroom there re­mains greater threats—and that includes sexual harassment. Recently, a Facebook post by a Geo Ce­lestino narrated how his sister, College of Fine Arts and Design junior Yssa Celes­tino was reportedly harassed by a fellow Thomasian while she was on board an FX going home. Celestino wrote that his sister took a blurred photo of her alleged molester and posted it on Twitter to raise aware­ness about sexual molesters lurking in public transport. However, Celestino claimed his sister was “bullied” by the Student Welfare and Deve
Environmentalists call on youth to adopt zero waste living

Environmentalists call on youth to adopt zero waste living

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STUDENTS SHOULD partake in achieving a zero waste surrounding as early as now to attain a sustainable world in the future, environmentalists from different countries told Thomasians in a forum held Thursday. “What we could do to the environment today will affect not just you, not just your children, not just their children, but eight generations,” said Jorge Emmanuel, a professor from Siliman University in the third Zero Waste Youth Convergence held at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium. Data from Zero Waste United States of America revealed that an average of 1.2 pounds is being wasted in the world every day. Meanwhile, the Philippines generated an average of 1.1 pounds of waste per day in 2011, a study from the United Nations Environment Programme showed. Rahyang
Keep passion in writing through reading, says Lit prof

Keep passion in writing through reading, says Lit prof

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THE ASSISTANT director of UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS) urged aspiring creative writers from various schools in Manila to keep their passion for writing alive through reading. Cultural and literary critic Assoc. Prof. Ralph Semino Galan underscored that writers must immerse in literary works. “What we need more are not creative writers, but creative readers. No one can become a good writer when you do not read,” he said in a conference titled The Literary Muse in Manila. Galan also said the readership arouses creativity among writers. “We should also be creative readers so that we appreciate more creative texts, and for you to achieve that, you need to read, and the writing comes next." He added that poetry looks flat when read, but it is brou