HEIGHTENED ALERT. UST tightens security a day after the bomb scare last February 25, with security guards now checking bags and recording logs in all gates and buildings. JOHN DANIEL J. HIRRO ... Read More

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    WITH ALMOST all obstacles cleared, Asia’s oldest University is set to open its first satellite campus soon in Mindanao. ... Read More

  • Peace prize honorees call on Rector

    THE 12TH Gusi Peace Prize laureates paid a courtesy call on UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. last Nov. 26 at the Main Building ... Read More

  • Growling Tigers roar in defeat

    THE GROWLING Tigers' remarkable run in UAAP Season 76 ended with a 69-71 overtime loss to the De La Salle Green Archers ... Read More

  • UST joins clamor to abolish 'pork'

    THOMASIANS joined thousands of angry citizens in the Million People March last Aug. 26, calling for the abolition of “pork barrel” ... Read More

  • Pork barrel: Mas marangal pa ang baboy

    Habang ang bahang matagal nang suliranin ay hindi pa rin masolusyunan, patuloy namang yumayaman ang iba gamit ang pera ng bayan. ... Read More

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    THOMASIANS were urged to emulate Blessed Teresa of Calcutta by appreciating the small things in life ... Read More

  • Carpark row goes to Supreme Court

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    The freshman batch of 2013 got a welcome rite they would never forget, less than a week after stepping inside UST at the start of Academic Year 2013-2014. ... Read More

Faculty Union files notice of strike

But backdoor talks continue

THE UST Faculty Union (USTFU) filed a notice of strike with the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) last Feb. 27 after negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the University administration ended in deadlock on Valentine’s Day.

The union, which represents 1,600 faculty members, accused the administration of negotiating in bad faith and failing to provide complete and audited financial statements needed during collective bargaining talks, despite repeated requests. The strike notice, signed by Dr. George Lim, USTFU president, also cited as basis the administration’s refusal to accept the union’s final proposal. read more »

No freedom is ever absolute

THE SUPREME Court has ruled on the constitutionality of the controversial Cybercrime Law, upholding certain provisions, striking down some. Significant to note is that the Court has sustained the provision punishing “online libel.”

To recall, the Cybercrime Law drew flak when it was enacted in 2012 for its alleged infringement on the consitutional right to free expression. Thus, the Court immediately stopped the government from implementing the law.  read more »

Jarencio ends storied UST coaching stint

ALFREDO “Pido” Jarencio steered the UST Growling Tigers to a UAAP championship in his rookie year in 2006, six Final Four appearances and a Philippine Collegiate Champions League title in his eight-year at the helm, and it’s time for him to pass on the torch.

Now appointed as the head coach of Globalport in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Jarencio hopes the next mentor could cherish the alma mater like he did.

“Sa susunod na coach, alagaan lang lang niya ang pangalan ng UST. Mahalin ang eskwelahan at ang community,” Jarencio told the Varsitarian during Globalport’s practice session at the Moro Lorenzo Gym in Ateneo de Manila University. read more »

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