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

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    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

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Duterte sworn in as 16th President, vows to uphold rule of law

30 June 2016, 8:03 pm - WITH ONE hand on the Holy Bible, Rodrigo Roa Duterte swore to consecrate himself to the nation’s service, taking over as the Philippines’ 16th president at high noon today in accordance with the Constitution.

The former mayor of Davao City, the first Philippine leader from Mindanao, gave a 15-minute inaugural address in which he promised real change and asked for the Filipinos’ support, but cautioned that the ride would be “rough.”

At the same time he assured those critical of his crime-fighting methods that he would follow the rule of law. read more »

Pathology of a president-elect

CHANGE is definitely coming, but is it for the better or for the worse?

The sudden come-from-national-anonymity victory of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the May 10 elections shows how a candidate can capture the imagination—and votes—of Filipinos by making “big” and “bold” declarations delivered in catchy, savage rhetoric but which might have little or no bearing on reality. read more »

UST's Vigil, Sheriff to see action in new UAAP season

July 30, 2016, 12:56a.m. - VETERAN Louie Vigil said he and point guard Jamil Sheriff could still suit up for the UST Growling Tigers after the UAAP board supposedly opted not to lower the age limit for players to 24.

Vigil and Sheriff would have been cut off from the roster since they would turn 25 years old during the season.

But Vigil said he had been told by Coach Gina Francisco that the UAAP board had decided not to touch the age rule anymore. 

"[It's a] huge morale boost for the team and for the community. Malaki difference pag nandun ako sa team and si Sheriff," Vigil, a former NCAA juniors' Most Valuable Player, told the Varsitarian. read more »

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