Surviving American internees of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp during the Second World War open the exhibit of the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences marking the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Manila. Welcoming them back to UST were Vice Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. and Museum Director Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P. Photo by SHERWIN MARION T. VARDELEON ... Read More


    The opening of Christmas lights signifies the start of Paskuhan season in the University. Paskuhan will be held on Dec. 8, coinciding with the Feast of Immaculate Conception. ALVIN JOSEPH KASIBAN ... Read More

  • The Pope in the Philippines

    The Varsitarian launches special coverage of 2015 Papal Visit ... Read More

  • Despite rain, thousands flock to La Naval

    SEA OF LIGHT. Devouts of the of Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario de La Naval de Manila join the celebration of her feast. Photo by Basilio H. Sepe ... Read More


    The enthronement of the image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in the Santisimo Rosario Parish church is part of the solemn celebration for the month of the holy rosary. Photo by Nazzi M. Castro ... Read More

  • Unang Filipinong Rektor ng UST, pumanaw na

    PUMANAW ang kauna-unahang rektor na Filipino ng Unibersidad na si P. Leonardo Legaspi, O.P. ... Read More


    Uprooted trees are scattered in the Plaza Mayor after Typhoon "Glenda" hit several parts of the country including the University. Photo by ALVIN JOSEPH KASIBAN ... Read More


    High-rise buildings in the Sampaloc area continue to overshadow UST's Main Building, which used to be a towering presence many decades ago. Photo by NAZZI M. CASTRO ... Read More

  • UST Faculty Union ratifies new CBA

    THE UNIVERSITY administration and the 1,600-strong UST Faculty Union (USTFU) finally signed a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement ... Read More


    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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Independent candidates dominate CSC polls

April 18, 2015, 1:25 a.m. - INDEPENDENT candidates nearly swept the slate of Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) in this year’s Central Student Council (CSC) elections, winning five out of six CSC Executive Board positions including the presidency. read more »

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Gains and lessons of 4th papal visit to UST

THE VISIT last Jan. 18 of Pope Francis reaffirmed UST’s status as a Pontifical University and the center of Catholic education not only in the Philippines but in Asia. The latter status was more than underscored when the Pope held a meeting with other Christian groups and with leaders of other religions on campus. Truly the papal visit trained the world’s spotlight on UST as a world-class university and a global hub of learning and dialogue on key concerns affecting humanity.

Even before the Vatican officially announced last July that the Pope would visit the Philippines, word had already leaked that for the fourth time, the Vicar of Christ would address the young people of the Philippines and Asia on campus, repeating in the process the gestures of his predecessors, notably Pope, now Blessed, Paul VI, who came in 1970, and Pope, now Saint, John Paul II, who came twice, in 1981 and 1995. read more »

Tiger Softbelles settle for 3rd after UP blowout

March 24, 2015, 12:03 a.m. - THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines crushed the UST Tiger Softbelles' hopes for a finals appearance with a convincing 9-1 victory in the knockout semifinals of the UAAP Season 77 softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium Sunday.

The Tiger Softbelles settled for third place after allowing the Lady Maroons to convert six runs in the fifth inning.

The UP batters started to connect in the fourth inning as Angela Penales converted a run via Sella Mendoza's run batted in (RBI). Chanty Bongat's right field hit sent DC Cruz and Danielle Cruz to home plate, giving the Lady Maroons a 3-1 lead. read more »

Tags: Softbelles vs UP, Tiger Softbelles, UAAP 77, UAAP softball

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