• GLIMMER

    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

  • GRAND

    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

  • AFTERMATH

    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

  • CITYSCAPE

    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

  • 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

  • Mindanao campus to rise soon

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

CHEd scraps Filipino from college curriculum

THE COMMISSION on Higher Education (CHEd) has stood by its decision to remove Filipino courses in tertiary education.

In a statement released Nov. 27, CHEd proposed to use Filipino as a medium in teaching general education subjects instead.

“Filipino cannot merely be taught as a subject, but must be used in oral and written forms,” according to the statement signed by CHEd Chairperson Patricia Licuanan. “[T]he Commission shall support such aims by providing incentives to Higher Education Institutions (HEI) that opt to use Filipino in the general education courses or offer several sections of a given course in Filipino.” read more »

Spiritual preparation for Papal visit

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner, and if you turn more a little bit, you can take a sneak peek at the Papal Visit.

Slated for Jan. 15 to 19 next year, Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines will mark the fourth time that a Pontiff will come to the pearl of the orient.

On Jan. 18, UST, the only Pontifical university in Asia, will be blessed with the honor of being part of the official itinerary of Francis.

As Thomasians, we are expected to prepare spiritually for the upcoming visit. We are called to uphold the values of mercy and compassion. read more »

Spikers, woodpushers eye podium finishes

WITH THE UAAP general championship within reach, Thomasian athletes are riding on the momentum of a solid performance in the first semester. Here is the Varsitarian's forecast on how the remainder of Season 77 could unfold for UST.

VOLLEYBALL

Golden Tigresses
Last Year: Sixth Place
Prediction: Finals

With an intact lineup bolstered by highly regarded rookies, the UST Golden Tigresses are raring to return to the Final Four after missing out in the past two years of the UAAP.

Team captain Pamela Lastimosa and veteran Carmela Tunay are expected to lead the squad in its quest to revive the UST volleyball’s winning tradition. read more »

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