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3 Artlet alumni bag ‘Business Reporter of the Year’ award

3 Artlet alumni bag ‘Business Reporter of the Year’ award

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THREE ALUMNI of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) were recognized as best business journalists in the country through the 31st Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP)-Ayala Business Journalism Awards. Journalism alumni Angela Celis-Mercurio, Bianca Cuaresma, and Karl Ocampo received awards in different categories of this year’s EJAP held on Nov. 11.  Malaya Business Insight reporter Celis-Mercurio won back the Reporter of the Year award in the field of macroeconomy after the six-year successive wins of UST Journalism instructor Cai Ordinario from 2016 to 2021.  Celis-Mercurio was the recipient of the award from 2013 to 2015. BusinessMirror reporter Cuaresma has been named the Banking Reporter of the Year, while Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Karl Ocampor ...
Dos and Don’ts for Paskuhan 2022

Dos and Don’ts for Paskuhan 2022

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AFTER TWO years of virtual celebrations, the University of Santo Tomas will finally hold its Paskuhan festivities, from liturgies to concerts, in person. As part of the preparations, University officials held a virtual session last Nov. 11 to discuss the protocols for the much-anticipated event.  The Flame listed the things Thomasians need to know to enjoy the festivities.  Dos: Mark your calendars Thomasians can look forward to experiencing the Agape and Paskuhan concert festivities to be held on Dec. 2 and 19, respectively.  Tunog Tomasino, the university-wide battle of the bands, is set to take place on Dec. 5.  The Paskuhan Mass will be held on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. at the UST Santissimo Rosario Parish. All donations from mass attendees will go to Dominican missio...
Artlets told to experience God, touch the lives of others

Artlets told to experience God, touch the lives of others

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by AUBREY SHANE LIM FACULTY OF Arts and Letters (AB) Regent Rev. Fr. George Phe Mang, O.P likened members of the Artlet community to God’s “living water,” citing their capacity to be a source of joy and wisdom to others. “So all the members—every member in Artlets—it comes the living water flowing from the same building. Flowing around, touching the lives of others, generating lives, making refreshes to the trite [and] plants,” Phe Mang said during a faculty-wide mass on Wednesday, Nov. 9. “So bringing and giving life to the people around us, even to the plants, animals, and anything created by God,” he added. The AB regent cited the book of Psalms in linking water and the “Temple of God” as a source of wisdom. “[Water is] truly a blessing from God, so thus, God’s temp...
UST retains 4th spot among Philippine schools in QS rankings

UST retains 4th spot among Philippine schools in QS rankings

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by MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM [This is a developing story] THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas remained in fourth place among 16 Philippine schools despite attaining a better overall ranking in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Ranking. The University ranked 175th in Asia, two spots higher than the previous year's ranking, according to the 2023 QS Asia University Ranking released on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The QS ranks the universities based on academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, research citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international students ratio, international research network, and employment outcomes. The following are the University's scores in each category: Academic reputation (10.8%); employer reputation (23.9%); f...
‘We do not belong to this world’

‘We do not belong to this world’

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WHILE PEOPLE live in this world, they "do not belong" in it because their citizenship is in heaven, UST Vice Rector for Religious Affairs Fr. Pablo Tiong O.P. said. In his homily during the mass for deceased Thomasians on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Tiong said people are "citizens of heaven” and that the earth is only a place of pilgrimage to pray for the departed. "All Thomasians, we pray for them. We embark on a pilgrimage together because while we are on this earth, we do not belong to the world," he said. "Our pilgrimage is not just a bridge to the kingdom of God, but the beginning of God’s kingdom." Tiong told Thomasians not to worry as “the living and the dead are already in the hands of God.” He said the tradition of dedicating prayers to those who have passed away make...
Thomasians told to still wear facemasks indoors despite eased masking policy

Thomasians told to still wear facemasks indoors despite eased masking policy

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DESPITE THE government's decision to relax the masking mandate, University officials advised Thomasians to continue wearing face masks in indoor settings, citing the rising number of COVID-19 infections. Executive Order No. 7 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. last Oct. 28 made the wearing of face masks voluntary in indoor areas and enclosed spaces. In response to the Palace order, the Office of the Secretary-General issued a memorandum "strongly" recommending the wearing of facemasks in enclosed spaces and indoor areas where ventilation may be compromised." "Proper wearing of facemask will help prevent the spread and transmission of disease, providing protection to you and your family members as well as other people in the community," UST Secretary-General Fr. Louie Co...
(UPDATED) Journalism, Communication among new AUN-QA recipients

(UPDATED) Journalism, Communication among new AUN-QA recipients

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by ZOE AIRABELLE AGUINALDO and AUBREY SHANE LIM (Updated as of 5:00 p.m on Oct. 31, 2022) THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters’ (AB) Journalism and Communication programs were among the four new programs in the University that have been certified by the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA). The two programs were also the first in AB to receive such accreditation after the remote visit by the AUN accreditors last July 2022. BS Hospitality Managment and BS Tourism Management are the two other programs from the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management that were also approved. AB dean Marilu Madrunio said that the certification makes the faculty more internationally competitive, as the AUN-QA accreditation is international in scope. “If our programs pas...
IN PHOTOS: USTET returns

IN PHOTOS: USTET returns

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IN PHOTOS: The University welcomes USTET takers in campus on Sunday, Oct. 23, after two years of waiving its entrance test due to the ongoing pandemic. FULL ALBUM: https://bit.ly/3VRuxkC Photos by Rainiel Angelyn Figueroa/ THE FLAME
UST loses to UE for the first time in five years

UST loses to UE for the first time in five years

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by SHAYNE LEE MACARAEG The UST Growling Tigers are now on a four-game losing streak as they are outgunned by the UE Red Warriors, 78-68, in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball eliminations at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday, Oct. 16. UE defeated UST for the first time since UAAP season 80 dating back to October 7, 2017. Things got physical at the 2:01 minute mark of the third quarter, causing Tigers’ big man Adama Faye to be thrown out of the game due to a disqualifying foul on Red Warriors’ Harvey Pagsanjan. It was anyone’s game in the first half that featured fast-paced action from both teams, as UST’s Nic Cabanero finished through contact with 38.3 left to take the first-half lead, 29-28. But UE managed to convert five triples in the third quarter, led by its team ca...
Tigresses demolish Lady Warriors with a 63-point blowout

Tigresses demolish Lady Warriors with a 63-point blowout

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by SHAYNE LEE MACARAEG The UST Growling Tigresses prove their consistent prowess after an overwhelming 63-point victory, 107-44, over the UE Lady Warriors in the first round of UAAP Season 85 women’s basketball tournament. UST holds the second best record as it improved to 4-1 win-loss card. UE is still winless with a 0-5 record. Tigresses’ Tacky Tacatac led all scorers with 27 points as she grabbed four rebounds along with three steals on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Mall of Asia Arena. After a close opening quarter with UE only trailing by three points, 18-15, it was a wrecking job for the rest of the game after the Tigresses adjusted their defensive scheme, closing the first half with a huge lead, 52-26. The Lady Warriors were unable to find answers to the Tigresses’ suffoc...