Halos limang libong katao ang lumahok sa naganap na Citizens’ Assembly sa Lapu-Lapu Monument sa Rizal Park, Maynila, noong ika-14 ng Agosto upang kontrahin ang pagpapalibing sa dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani. Kuha ni BASILIO H. SEPE ... Read More


    Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. receives the ceremonial maces during his installation as UST rector for the second time last Aug. 2. Photo by JAMILLAH N. STA. ROSA ... Read More


    Newly appointed Commission on Higher Education chairperson stands with President Rodrigo Dutertre in a rally last May 8. Photo by Basilio H. Sepe ... Read More


    Graduating strudents of the College of Fine Arts and Design pass through the Arch of the Centuries as part of the Baccalaureate celebration on May 20. Photo by ALVIN JOSEPH KASIBAN ... Read More

  • University builds new Central Laboratory

    Workers start the construction of the new building that will house the University’s laboratories. Photo by B.H. SEPE ... Read More

  • Palm Sunday

    Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle blesses palm fronds outside the Manila Cathedral to mark the start of the Holy Week last March 20. Photo by BASILIO H. SEPE ... Read More

  • Real Presence

    The Papal legate to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Myanmar leads the Opening Mass last Jan. 24. Photo by ANGELI MAE S. CANTILLANA ... Read More

  • Five more campuses eyed

    PROSPECTUS. Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy addresses the Thomasian community regarding his plans for the University last Oct. 16 at the Medicine Auditorium. Photo by BASILIO H. SEPE ... Read More


    The UST Growling Tigers are poised to defend the general championship this UAAP Season 78. Photo taken during the UAAP Opening Ceremony at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Sept. 5. Photo by BASILIO H. SEPE ... Read More

  • Imahen ng Santo Niño de Cebu, bumisita sa Maynila

    MULING pinaalalahanan ang mga laiko na kanilang responsibilidad ang alagaan ang kalikasan bilang bahagi ng kanilang misyon ... Read More

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UST remembers "saint-maker" Fr. Fidel Villarroel, O.P.

Oct. 28 2016, 10:42 p.m. - ACCLAIMED historian Fr. Fidel Villarroel, O.P. is known for his intellect and gentle manner, and will always be remembered for giving the University its “institutional history,” former students and colleagues told the Varsitarian.

The prior of the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Rolando Castro, O.P., once a student of Villarroel, said the Dominican historian’s death was a challenge for budding historians to continue his work. 

“There’s only one Father Fidel but if we will do our work well as historians, as Dominicans, then his memory is not wasted,” Castro said in an interview.  read more »

Beware of the return of Martial Law

WE DON’T want to demonize President Duterte early in his term, but this year’s observance of the 44th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law is taking part amid a state of emergency he himself has declared over what he himself (again) has proclaimed as a state of lawlessness in the country.  His own twin declarations should belie the claim of his losing running mate last May 10 and his lackey in the Senate in the latter’s effort to stop the legislative inquiry on alleged extra-judicial killings of drug suspects—that under the three-month-old administration, the Philippines had become secure and peaceful “like Singapore.” Although Singapore has had a history of strongman rule, we don’t think it would be comfortable being remotely linked to extrajudicial killings. read more »

Rookie-MVP claims manhandling; quits Golden Sox

REIGNING UAAP rookie-MVP Julius Diaz is set to leave the UST Golden Sox following an altercation with a teammate.

Diaz, who was tied for the most runs-batted-in at 12 last season, said he could move either to National University or the University of Rizal System, where he played high school baseball. 

“UST is really not for me even if I want to be here,” he told the Varsitarian.

Diaz said an older teammate came to his dormitory on the night ofAug. 25 and kicked him repeatedly on the stomach. 

He said the teammate confronted him for leaving early and failing to perform with other rookies at a UST pep rally. 


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