Saturday, January 28, 2017


Because of the Miss Universe craze, a Thomasian reminisced a moment in her life that happened ten years ago when she used to compete in a beauty pageant. Now, Sr. Helen Palacay, FMIJ of the Institute for Theological Formation of the Faculty of Sacred Theology heeded the call of the Lord as a religious sister. Here's her own caption:

"Confidently beautiful with the heart," thanks to the Ms. Universe craze, I remember that once upon a time this picture was taken. How the Good Lord works in our lives is truly a grace-filled experience. I can't believe it has been ten years. "Crowns are beautiful, but the veil lasts forever..."
#vocation #thomasianstory


Sunday, July 24, 2016

See ranks 1st, Silvestre ranks 8th, lead 145 new Thomasian architects

145 new architects Thomasians June 2016 passed the licensure examination for Architects, administered by the Professional Regulation Commission. The 145 new architectures scored a 75.13% passing rate for UST. The UST passing rate was 55.89% higher than the national passing rate.
Furthermore, Jeff McDaniel Y. See ranked first with a grade of 84%, while Cedrick William Y. Silvestre ranked 8th, with a grade of 80.90%.
#ThomasianExcellence #ThomasianArchitects

Santiago of BioChem visits Philippine embassy in Greece, promotes internationalization

PHAR 20160529 Santiago Embassy in Greece
Ms. Myla R. James, MSc, faculty member of the Department of Biochemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy faculty and researcher of the Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences, visited the Philippine embassy in Greece last May 29, 2016, on the sidelines of a conference she was attending.
During the visit, James pitched for internationalization of the University's programs, in a bid to engage into partnerships with universities Greece UST.
She was received by Philippine Ambassador to Athens, Greece Nestor Z Ochoa.

Campus Ministry, RCAM graduate CYMPLE Batch 5

On the evening of July 2, 2016, the Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, presided over a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration during which 24 young people who have successfully completed the CYMPLE (Certificate on Youth Ministry, Pastoral Leadership and Empowerment) program were commissioned as Youth Ministers for their respective parishes / communities .
CYMPLE is a joint project of the University of Santo Tomas and the RCAM Archdiocesan Commission on Youth. For seven saturdays, the youth participants of workshop sessions held at the Multipurpose Hall UST CCM.
The following were the course topics:
Catholic Youth Ministry (Mr. Stephen G. Borja)
Effective Youth Leadership (Ms. Gelay Constantino)
Engaged Citizenship (Fr. Jerome Secillano)
Management of Organization (Mr. Albert Loteyro)
Public Speaking (Mr. Phillip Louise Latonio)
Youth Catechesis and Youth Culture (Mr. Tsard Pazcoguin)
Critical Thinking (Mr. Jeff Garcia)
Peer Facilitating and Conflict Management (Chatt Ms. Quesada)
The participants had to undergo a required mission experience, and had to pass the final oral examination in order to earn the certificate.
During the commissioning rite, bishop said imposed on each of the 24 graduates their mission cross, and in his homily, the Bishop reminded them that Christ calls them to be missionary disciples.
The graduation rites were held after the mass at the UST TYK Auditorium. During his inspirational talk, Fr. Jade Licuanan ACY Commissioner, reminded the graduates that the ministry is first and foremost for holiness, that we may have the fullness of life in Chirst. He exhorted young people to use their gifts and their passion in serving the Church and proclaiming the Gospel, especially in these times when the Church seems persecuted anew.
Michael Maglaque, CYMPLE 5 Class Valedictorian, in his address of thanks, encouraged his fellow graduates to be catalysts of change while at the same time balancing change with things that are permanent.
A simple agape capped the celebration.

Acclaimed linguist Jack Richards finishes teaching run in UST, lectures to UST, AdMU, DLSU, UP, PNU teachers

Acclaimed linguist and language educator Professor Jack C. Richards, PhD was a visiting professor of the University of Santo Tomas this June 2016, having taught the course "Curriculum Development" to Master of Arts in English Language Studies students from June 20-29, 2016 and the Graduate School.
Last June 30, 2016, Richards likewise delivered a lecture entitled "Language Learning beyond the Classroom" to English faculty members from the University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippine Normal University.
In his lecture, Richards emphasized that authentic language learning is premised on several indicators, such as a student's motivation, opportunities to learn language, and supportive of such communities.
Graduate School Dean R. Marilu Madrunio, PhD, underscored the fact that not only was this a special privilege for the University of Santo Tomas, but everything was free-from airfare to accommodations, and honoraria. "No honorarium, please, was his request. This was made possible through the help of Professor A. Melchor Tatlonghari, PhD (English professor at the Graduate School) and De La Salle University's Emeritus Professor Ma. Lourdes Bautista, who are both good friends of Prof. Richards, "Dean said Madrunio.
"I had a good time. I had seven students in my class MA, and it was a very good interaction. It's good to be back in the Philippines, "Richards said of his recent tenure at the Graduate School.
From the Philippines, Richards will go to South Korea and South Africa likewise to train teachers on language teaching.
#USTVisitingProfessors #ThomasiansUpdatingKnowledge #ThomasiansForgingLinks

Sison represents Philippines, presents UST’s internationalization experiences in QS Xchange forum in Taiwan

Prof. Lilian J. Sison, PhD, Director of the Office of International Relations and Programs, presented UST's approach to internationalization during the June 18, 2016 (Saturday) Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) XChange forum, held in Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan.
The forum, which had the theme "Creative ways to build a brand: Successful case studies from universities," featured speeches from educational institution officials from Taiwan, India, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Pharmacy inks MOA with De Los Santos Medical Center for Clinical Pharmacy clerkship

PHAR 20160503 De Los Santos Med MOA
Last May 3, 2016, the Faculty of Pharmacy forged a partnership with De Los Santos Medical Center in order to provide fifth-year BS Pharmacy Clinical Clerkship students with their training in the hospital. The agreement will commence in the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
According to a post on the website of De Los Santos Medical Center, the partnership is "providential," given that it is forged between a pontifical university and the hospital, which "steadfastly kinilala Christian moral values ​​by constantly delivering quality but affordable healthcare. "
First reported in: De Los Santos Med's website