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Triumphant Countdown to 400 AT AROUND 8:00 in the evening last January 27, people have gathered around the UST Grandstand to watch the Quadricentennial Countdown Celebration. Many students, parents and even children went to witness the fireworks display that will happen at exactly 12 midnight. There were two large LCD screens situated at the left and right sides for the audience. The people found their comfortable places by lying down the grass while others put some papers and cartons. There were celebrity alumni like radio DJ Mr. Fu and showbiz talkshow host John Lapus who came

MARK M. UNGSON Thomasian Sculptor Ramon Orlina creates yet another masterpiece, the Quattromondial unveiled last January 27.

to congratulate UST in its 400th year of existence. They also shared some of their experiences while in the university. One very significant thing that happened that night was the presence of alumni who are above a hundred years old including Amadea Medina, the oldest living Thomasian. There were also amazing performances from Mr. Pure Energy, Gary V. and the Pop Princess, Sarah Geronimo. It is evident from the faces of the audience that they were enjoying the show. They were very alive during the performances. They were even responding to the CONT. ON PAGE 5

“Apat na dekada sa apat na siglo” val, February 2 and the AB Amazing Race, February 4. The THE UST FACULTY Of song fest winners were Ralph Arts and Letters celebrated Raniel Padiernos, champion; Dha its 4th decade on the uniBarcelon, 1st runner-up; and versity‘s 400th year of unGaia Royeca, 2nd runner–up. ending grace last February 2 The AB Amazing Race which -10, 2011. was held at the campus grounds Events that kicked had the AB Student Coucil of the pre- AB week were (ABSC) to deliberate the winners the ―Spotlight‖ Song Festi- of the event. The winners were By JELLY LUSTRE

Journalism & Asian Studies who were tied at 1st place; Sociology & Philosophy tied at 2nd place and Political Science at 3rd place. All teams received certificates and consolation prizes. The AB week was really scheduled at February 7, 2011February 12, 2011. Held that week was the AB Pautakan "Athena Cup" at AMV COA,

February 9. The winners for Team Category were Journalism, Champion; Communication Arts, 1st runner-up; and Philosophy, 2nd runner-up. On the other hand, winners for the individual category were Justin Carreon of Behavioral Science (BES), champion; CONT. ON PAGE 2




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Unending Grace commemorated during the Quadricentennial Week By MA. LAARNI S. MALLARI MARK M. UNGSON

ON THE OCCASION of the 400th founding anniversary of the Univesity of Santo Tomas, the UST Santisimo Rosario Parish Church was declared a Jubilee Church and its entrance, the Jubilee Door. Representatives read the Apostolic Penitentiary stating that plenary indulgence will be given to those who will join the Univer-

sity‘s sacred rites, ceremonies and activities in the celebration of its Jubilee as long as they comply with the conditions required namely sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayers offered for the intentions of the Pope. They also read a decree declaring that a faithful can also receive the Papal Blessing even if they are not physically present during the celebrations because of

valid reasons and if they follow the sacred activities through television or radio broadcasts. Following this blessing was a mass officially opening the University‘s Quadricentennial Week last January 24, 2011. The mass was led by Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales. In his homily, he reminded the people about how important the door means to everyone

especially that of the university since this door ―represents the people who entered and left the dark alleys of ignorance and witlessness to enter the University‘s light of wisdom and intelligence through something it can share best, education.‖ The Cardinal also noted the venerable members of the Thomasian community who have contributed a lot to our country and society.

On the 28th of January, the University celebrated another sacred rite as thanksgiving for the successful celebration of its 400th Foundation Anniversary. It was led by Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, representative of Pope Benedict XVI who was unable to join in UST‘s Quadricentennial celebrations. Zenon Cardinal Grocholewksi also Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic EduCONT. ON PAGE 7


UST Job Fair launched

badminton team from Legal Management Majors was so strong that they were able to win all of their games. The AB Dance Fest "CYPHER" The Battle of the Royalties happened at P. Noval Court last February 10. The winners were Political Science, 1st place; Literature, 2nd place; and Economics, 3rd place. Journalism was given the ―People‘s Choice Award.‖ On last day of the AB Week, 137 Artlets joined the parade as they demonstrated pure Artlet pride. They had a parade around UST with their very own drumline, the AB Knighted Owls

THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS commenced its annual job fair at the Plaza Mayor last February 8. This three-day event gave way to all graduating students and alumni of UST in molding their career path. ABS-CBN, GMA, Yellow Cab, Nestle, Canon and over a hundred companies of different sectors and industries participated in the event. Companies began accepting resumes and conducted interviews to cater the needs of job seekers.— JEFFREY GEORGE T. UDARBE

Thomasians’ Feast Day

Apat na dekada...

AS PART OF UST‘s token of appreciation to the Thomasian community, the university held out a banquet open to all of its students after celebrating the Quadricentennial Thanksgiving Mass, which was attended by the Papal legate and several bishops last January 28. Thomasians flocked together at their España-based campus as they joined in the Q Fiesta with a big appetite and ate to their heart‘s content as they indulge themselves in Lechong Baboy, Lechong Manok, Lechong Baka and a lot more provided by the food stations which were situated around the campus. The university encouraged the students to bring their own reusable container with utensils to maintain a sanitary environment even right after the celebration, and to present their I.D. as food were being distributed to

Lafi Mangubat of Bachelor of Secondary Education (AB-BSE), 1st runner -up; and Hanzel Grace Medianes of Communication Arts (CA), 2nd runner -up. Journalism majors faced off with Communication Arts majors at the women‘s volleyball finals of "spARTS Fest" Games held last February 10, 2011 at Bomber Court. For the first time in AB history, Journalism was able to grab the title from CA who was last year‘s champion while the Behavioral Science majors remain the champion on the men's category. In basketball, it was the Economics Majors who won the match the same day at the Andalucia Court. The



THE DEADLINE Editor: Matthew Bernie D. Zate


MARCH 2011

UST High School Glee Club wins Himig Tomasino

Future doctors crowned Mr. and Ms. UST By NIRVANA TIME ESTIVA

AFTER NOT JOINING the pageant for several years, the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery came back prepared to take the crown and reign as this year‘s winners of The Search for the Ideal Thomasian Personality (TSITP). Carissa Dumancas, a sophomore, and Ian Daguman, a junior, were crowned as Ms. and Mr. Ideal Thomasian Personalities. The Search for the Ideal Thomasian Personality Coronation Night, an annual project of the Students Organization Coordinating Council (SOCC), was held last February 11, 2011 at Medicine Cinematorium. CONT. TO PAGE 6

Q-Paskuhan Mass celebrated ANNUALY, UST CELEBRATES the Paskuhan Mass as a mark of the beginning of the Christmas Season in the university, but one thing that made this year‘s Paskuhan Mass special is that it is the university‘s Quadricentennial Anniversary. The Mass was lead by the university‘s rector, Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, OP. The mass was celebrated last December 15, 2010, just 10 days before the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, at the UST Grandstand. It started with a portrayal of the ―panunuluyan‖ or the journey of the Holy Family to the birth of Jesus Christ. CONT. ON PAGE 6


JESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO UST Students crowd the grandstand in celebration of the University’s 400 years.

UST Celebrates 400 with business and entrepreneurship By ARRA TRISHA NICOLE PAPICA

JANUARY 28, 2011. The University of Santo Tomas celebrates its 400 years of unending grace in honor of the historic donation of Fr. Miguel de Benavides O.P which has started the venerable institution. The university‘s grand event was sponsored by different enterprises which have seen in front of the Plaza Mayor along Benavides Lane. There were a total of 42 stalls not including the university‘s memorabilia shop for students and alumni. Each enterprise was given a stall which was used to sell and give freebies of their products. Majority of the stalls were food enterprises like Krispy Kreme Donuts, Jollibee Food Corp., Snow King, New York Fries

and Dips (NYFD), Simple Life, Smokey‘s and Scramble. Others are for health and beauty like Mercury Drug, Aficionado and Red Images. UST‘s Official Memorabilia shop was a big hit for alumni, students, faculty, staffs and also for the visitors, who wanted to buy the official Quadricentennial items. The said sponsors were been there for the whole Quadricentennial week to celebrate with the university‘s 40th decade. The celebration was a full success for thousands were able to attend the UST‘s grand event. Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staffs enjoyed the day, of course with the help of the university‘s beloved sponsors which added more fun and also, convenience.

THE INTER-COLLEGIATE ANNUAL chorale competition of the University of Santo Tomas, Himig Tomasino was held last February 19, 2011 at the Medicine Auditorium. Being an inter-collegiate competition everyone was surprised as the UST High School Glee Club was put on the top spot for this year‘s event.UST High School also won for Best in Costume while their conductor Venger Morales won as Best Conductor of the event. Chorus of Arts and Letters won as 1st runner up and on the 2nd runner up spot was last year‘s champion, One Voice Chorale of the Faculty of Engineering. One Voice also won as People‘s Choice for the night. This year‘s competition was said to have the most number of participants recorded in the history of Himig Tomasino. There are 11 competing chorales including the UST High School. The said chorale was invited to join this year‘s competition and gladly accepted to participate and compete among the college chorales. It was the first time that UST High School joined the competition and it is also their first time to win in an inter-collegiate competition. The event also features the two-time Choir of the World winners, the UST Singers as they perform an intermission number for the Thomasian community. Sir Fidel Calalang Jr., the recent conductor of the UST Singers, is also the composer of this year‘s contest piece, Jubilate Deo.— NIRVANA TIME ESTIVA




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EDITORIAL On Candidates: “Di ko sila kilala.”

EFFECTIVE CAMAISHA KHADIJA D. CAGUIAT PAIGN STRATEGY JESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO and sufficient dissemination of information NIRVANA TIME ESTIVA ARRA TRISHA NICOLE PAPICA are among the paKATHERINE PEARL D. TING rameters, which portray an important role JASWINDER KAUR SINGH in an election phase, Correspondents the recently concluded JESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO Central Student CounKATHERINE PEARL D. TING cil seemed lacking. MARK M. UNGSON During the campaign Photography, Layout and Design period, students remained naïve of the AURORA TUBLE occurrence until candiAdviser dates resorted to flyers while providing the voters‘ schema on whom they should vote for, were ignored Comments and Suggestions? Email us at: by some that We are uted a not-so-sanitary online. Get breaking news via twitter at and environment in the catch other stories on campus. Furthermore, setting the debate, an

event wherein Thomasians would more likely know the candidates, was not strategically scheduled. Truth be told, the elections was on short notice. The event which was supposed to signify our rights as a citizen of a democratic country and student of the Thomasian community. Those who are responsible failed to suffice the public with adequate information with regards to the election. Setting aside all of this, the Central Student Council is meant to be the official representation of the students by the students is to heed the

voice of the student body. If they catch the voter‘s attention, what more can they be if the candidates failed to meet their expectations, what more can they do by the time they are seated in the council already? Even if time constraints are present, there are alternative ways to reach out to the masses effectively. Perhaps, their best wasn‘t enough and they have to strive harder to prove themselves worthy to be called our leaders in the future.

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MARCH 2011

“Spokening Dollars” Regulation ―YOU CAN HAVE brilliant ideas, but if you can‘t get them across, your ideas won‘t get you anywhere.‖Lee Iacocca, businessman A leader can easily cast a vision to his members and implement it through documents. But it is the other way around when it comes to actualizing it. Getting across to fulfill a goal requires a considerable dosage of clarity, creativity and consistency— three things I did not see when the Faculty of Arts and Letters implemented its ―Speak in English‖ Policy. First, their failure to instill the clarity of the goal is made obvious by the stu-


dents‘ and also the professors‘ lack of motivation in participating. They may have clearly stated the purposes of the said regulation through memoranda and The Varsitarian but they failed to show how the goal can be attained in the future. Second, it would be impossible to expect the student to initiate speaking the English language because it

will run counter to their usual way of communicating. Creative plans and devices must be executed to motivate them to embrace the language – another thing that they fail to do. Last, it is consistency. If they are really motivated to train us in speaking in English, they would have to continuously remind the students about the regulation and encourage the professors to train their them in converse in English. To see the university excel in English is brilliant and with the collective participation of the students and the faculty, the goal will surely be attainable.

“Pasasalamat sa 400 Taong Biyaya” THOUSANDS OF THOMASIANS have gathered to celebrate Paskuhan 2010 with its theme: ―Paskuhan 2010: Pasasalamatsa 400 TaongBiyaya‖. The celebration is for the anticipation of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, and a special thanksgiving to the Christmas season preceding the Quadricentennial celebration of the University of Santo Tomas (UST). JESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO AND KATHERINE PEARL D. TING December 15, Thousands of Thomasians celebrate the 19th Paskuhan of the University as a spe2010, the traditional Pas- cial thanksgiving celebration of the Christmas Season before it reaches its mark of kuhan Mass will take place 400 years. together with Rector, Rev. and homilist. After the Eucha- han Mass is also considered as Fr. Rolando V. de la Rosa, ristic celebration, it is followed the ―Unang Simbang Gabi sa O.P. as the main celebrant by short programs. The Pasku- UST‖.



Thomasians’ Feast Day... FROM PAGE 2

them during the event. Capping off the festivity, Silent Sanctuary serenaded the homegrown Tigers with their soul-invigorating songs as the brilliant fireworks display lighted up the sky, stunning each and everyone watching its splendor. — JEFFREY GEORGE T. UDARBE

Triumphant Countdown... FROM PAGE 1

performers like the Itchyworms who belted their hit song. After that, they were mesmerized by the amazing fireworks display. The audience was chanting UST cheers and afterwards all the guests came to the stage and sang the UST Hymn. After the event, people happily left their places while some stayed for a while. This celebration is one of the most significant that happened in the university. Many will surely not forget this.— JASWINDER SINGH

Lent embarked on... FROM PAGE 10

Although the UST is successful in forming the cross, they emphasize that the aim of the activity is also imbued with religious significance such as prayer and penance.




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Unveiling the Q-Mass... Quattromondial: 400 years of excellence FROM PAGE 3

The homily started with the Rector telling a story of how the alumni remember the university. While some answered that they remember UST as ‗laging binabaha‘, a lot also remembered UST as ‗laging binabaha ng ilaw pag-Christmas‘. This lights that make the university glow during the night, says the rector, symbolizes the university is Lumina Pandit or spreading the light. The lights used to eradicate the darkness brought about by ignorance and to transform it to knowledge that the university has brought and is still sharing for the past 400 years. Through education the university believes that it can eventually get rid of unCONT. ON PAGE 7

Future doctors crowned... FROM PAGE 3 Being the Quadricentennial year of the university, the personality search had 16 pairs of representatives from almost every faculty and college in the university. For this year‘s theme, the contestants will have to compete against each other using their own college‘s pride. It is also done for the students to have deeper knowledge about the faculties and colleges in the university. The event started off with a primer special, a new onehour segment for this year‘s show which showed live footages showing the preparation of the candidates from backstage. The main program kicked off with a production number headed by the Commerce Dance Troupe with the first appearance of the candidates on stage. The first set of special awards was announced CONT. ON PAGE 11


THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 at 6pm. The University of Santo Tomas (UST) unveils the Quadromondial Statue or also known a s t h e ―QuattroMondial Statue‖, as part of its 400 years celebration. The ten meter structure which is made of bronze was located at the Quadricentennial Square, found between the Main Building and the Benavides Library. The statue was consists of four human-like figures, which represent a male and a female student, an academician, and a Dominican priest. The arms of the four human figures were stretched upward, representing the 400 years of the university‘s excellence, spirituality and tradition. The gigantic

MARK M. UNGSON The Quattromondial standing tall and proud at the Quadricentennial Park.

monument which considered as a masterpiece for the Thomasian community was made by their very own sculptor Ramon Orlina. Orlina, an architect who mastered to create art by using glass, and has made a name in the field of glass sculpture, needs to shift between Manila and Thailand in able for him to create the monument since the raw materials were only available in Thailand. Orlina from his personal view said that the design of the statue speaks for the University and its character.

SOCC PHOTO Ian Daguman and Carissa Dumancas, frontrunners of The Ideal Thomasian Personality (TSITP) 2011, both from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

Thomasian artists and alumni Piolo Pascual and Charlene Gonzales posed as models for the monument. Both were thankful and pleasured as they were chosen to become the model of the Quadromondial monument of their alma mater. ―This is something that I will forever treasure my life‖ the university‘s paper The Varsitarian quoted from Piolo. The statue shows a globe facing the North Star, which said to represents the phenomenon of globalization. The University of Santo Tomas (UST) is an institution which shows its concerns towards the economic and social problems not only in the Philippines but the world; a behavior of a catholic institution which everyone, especially the Thomasians must be proud of.

JELLY LUSTRE AB Journalism Volleyball Team rejoice as they bag their first victory in the AB spARTS Fest (see story on page 16)



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Students’ choice of shows recognized in the 7th USTv Awards By MARK M. UNGSON THOMASIANS FLOCKED AT the Plaza Mayor in the University of Santo Tomas as their favorite TV shows and personalities were awarded at the 7th USTv Awards last February 17. Before the winners were announced, the Students‘ Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC) president Luis Asistio III and the previous officers of the SOCC recognized Fr. Isidro Abaño, founding father of the USTv Awards. Along with Abaño, professors who helped him conceptualize the award-giving body were also acknowledged. The USTv Awards which began in 2005 was made to promote a better choice of television programming among students. This year was extra special though because of the University‘s Quadricentennial Celebration. For the first time, online voting was used as a means for students to choose wholesome and value-laden shows. Father Rector Rolando V. Dela Rosa noted that the students should be ―aware and more discriminating in their choices.‖ ABS-CBN and sister company Studio 23 bagged 14 out of 25 awards altogether while GMA Net-

Big winners in USTv (clockwise): GMA’s Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho and 24 Oras and ABS-CBN’s Matanglawin have won 3 times now while I-Witness (GMA) and The Buzz (ABS-CBN) have won 5 awards each.

work had 7 and TV5, 2. The Winners: Best Actress in a Daily Soap Opera: Angelica Panganiban, Rubi (ABS-CBN) Best Actor in a Daily Soap Opera: Coco Martin, Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) Best Local Soap Opera: Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) Best Drama Program: Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) Best Foreign Soap Opera: He is Beautiful (ABS-CBN) Best Animated Program: Doraemon (GMA-7) Best Entertainment News Program: The Buzz (ABS-CBN) Best Gag Show: Bubble Gang (GMA) Best Variety Show: ASAP XV (ABSCBN) Best Game Show: Hole in the Wall (GMA) Best Reality Program: Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) Best Talk Show Program: The Bottomline (ABS-CBN) Best Public Service Program: Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) Best Public Affairs Talk Show Program: The Bottomline (ABS-CBN) Best Educational Program: Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) Best Male News and Current Affairs Program Host: Ted Failon (ABSCBN) CONT. ON PAGE 11

Apat na dekada... Unending Grace... Q-Mass... FROM PAGE 2



(ABKO) which is the official cheering team of the Faculty of Arts and Letters. Together with the AB Mascot "Mulat", this cheering team will serve as AB's official cheering council. After the parade, the Artlets united as they displayed their clamor for the uniform reform through a peaceful mass gathering.

cation was delegated as extraordinary envoy by the Pope in a statement dated December 28, 2010. The mass was held at the UST Grandstand wherein one of the priests read the Pope‘s message to the only Pontifical and Royal University in the Philippines. The holy celebration was followed by the QFiesta and the One@400 UST Quadricentennial Grand Alumni Homecoming.

awareness and lack of knowledge not only trough out the archipelago but also to the youth of other nation who are travelling just to learn from the university. In line with the celebration, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim led the lighting of Espana Boulevard to bring more glow to the street in Manila.— MA. LAARNI S. MALLARI







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Human rosary unites Thomasians in prayer

JESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO AND KATHERINE PEARL D. TING The words “Ave Maria” formed by the Thomasian Students for the Quadricentennial Rosary.

DECEMBER 8, 2010. More than 24,000 Thomasians joined hands to form the world‘s largest ―Living rosary‖ which is also known as the Quadricentennial Rosary, in celebration of the Feast of our Lady of the Holy Rosary. The activity was supposed to be held on October 7 but was cancelled due to the unpredictable weather. The said event took place in the major grounds of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the Thomasians who participated wore assigned shirts which are blue, yellow, and white. Those who formed the

cross wore blue and they formed the cross pass the arc of the century until the front of the plaza mayor. Those who formed the rosary‘s beads wore yellow, while those who formed the chains wore white. There were also students who formed the words ―Ave Maria‖ in front of the grandstand at 4 p.m. on the day of the event. After the Q Rosary (Quadricentennial Rosary) a mass was held at the UST Plaza Mayor in front of the University‘s Main building. Rector Father Rolando V. Dela Rosa, O.P. announced that the aim of the

celebration is not to be a part of the Guinness Book of World Records but to show our appreciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary for blessing the University with 400 years of unending grace. The set date was also the 39th anniversary of the Dominican Province of the Philippines according to Richard Pazcoquin, assistant director of the Canter of the Campus Ministry. JESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO and KATHERINE PEARL D. TING

Lent embarked on with largest human cross By MATTHEW BERNIE D. ZATE

ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO AIM HIGH! The Student and Teachers of the University of Santo Thomas (UST) bids for Guinness Book of World record by forming a giant hu-

man cross at the Campus GrandstandWednesday March 9 2011. The cross was an imitation of the Dominican Cross, symbol of the university‘s catholic and Dominican identity. Although there is no official record yet, the cross is already believed to hit the world record with its 12- feet

wide and 18 feet-tall length. The number of participants was estimated to be about 24 000. They endured standing and waiting under the heat of the sun knowing how much the significance of the event was. CONT. ON PAGE 5

THE DEADLINE Editor: Matthew Bernie D. Zate

Students’ Choice... FROM PAGE 7

Best Female News and Current Affairs Program Host: Karen Davila (ABS-CBN) Best Local News and Current Affairs Program: 24 Oras (GMA) Best Variety Talk Program: Mel and Joey (GMA) Best Documentary Program: I-Witness (GMA-7) Best Magazine Program: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA7) Best Local Music Video: ―Di Lang Ikaw‖, Juris Fernandez Best Sports Program: UAAP Season 73 (Studio 23) Best Music Channel: MYX Best TV Advertisement: Tweens (McDonald‘s).




Independents slam Lakas Diwa with 5-1 winnings By NIRVANA TIME ESTIVA

LAST FEBRUARY 19, 2011, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of the University of Santo Tomas has proclaimed the winners of Election 2011. The event was held outside the Tan Yan Kee Building and attended by a small crowd from different political parties in every colleges and faculties. The proclamation started with an opening prayer then proceeded immediately to the program proper. Local Student Council winners are proclaimed first in a random order, the Central Student Council was the last line-up that was announced. Unlike last year‘s straight 6-0 results won by all independent candidates, this

year has a 5-1 result. 5 of them were independent candidates while the other is from the Lakas Diwa party. First proclaimed was Rjay Yu, an incoming fourth year Information Technology Student from the Faculty of Engineering who gained 14,015 votes for the position of Public Relation Officer (PRO). The incoming auditor is a freshman student from the College of Commerce and Business Administration, Maxine Parayno, who got 12,636 votes. Eric Ponce, an incoming graduating student from AMV-College of Accountancy, won as treasurer with 14,445 votes. With 15,040 votes, Karizza Kamille Cruz, a third year BS Tourism student from the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management won as secretary. Outgoing Vice President-External of the

Future doctors crowned 10th Biennial Conference together FROM PAGE 6 with 400 years of excellence right after the production number. Aside for being this year‘s Mr. and Ms. Thomasian Personalities, they were also given the best in talent award. Ms. Medicine also won as Ms. ImageWorld during the second set of special awards. This year‘s top five are pairs from the colleges of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Commerce and Business Administration, Nursing and faculties of Pharmacy and Medicine and Surgery. 2nd runner-ups were Mr. Pharmacy, Alec Brando Dungo who also won as Mr. Image World and Ms. Commerce, Camille Crisostomo. 1st runner-ups were Mr. Nursing, Michael

MARCH 2011

THE OPENING OF the 10th Biennial Conference of the International Conference of University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (ICUSTA) was held at the Santissimo Rosario Parish Church last January 26, 2011. The event was attended by different presidents and administrators of the members of ICUSTA. The theme of the event is ―The Role of Universities in Fostering Catholic Principles in Public Life‖ in which they tackled different problems that education is facing right now through the help of the teachings and philosophies of Saint Thomas

Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Council, Peter Carlo David, won with 13,894 votes as the Vice President of the Central Student Council. The positions of Vice President down to PRO were won by independent candidates while the sole winner from the Lakas Diwa party is the incoming president Lorraine Taguiam of the Faculty of Civil Law who won against Justin Tan from the College of Architecture with 13,661 votes. Taguiam is also the outgoing secretary of the Faculty of Civil Law Council.

Aquinas. The conference also commemorated the 400 years of the University of Santo Tomas. Aside from the presidents and administrators of the members of ICUSTA from different countries like Ireland, Chile, Texas, Thailand, Ethiopia, Canada, Australia, Japan, Columbia and South Africa present in the said event was President Benigno ―Noynoy‖ S. Aquino III. PNoy delivered a speech wherein he praised the University for educating the students with the best eduMARK M. UNGSON cation throughout the past 4 President Benigno Simeon centuries.— AISHA “Noynoy” Aquino while deliverKHADIJA D. CAGUIAT ing his speech at the ICUSTA.




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A Visit to the Nation‟s Oldest Newspaper By JESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO

Have you ever wondered how newspapers are made and how they are produced? Last February 25, 2011 we, Freshmen Journalism students explored the Manila Bulletin in Muralla cor. Recollectos, Intramuros, Manila to find out the answers. At the beginning of the tour, we were lead to the main entrance of the said corporation where we saw the Manila Bulletin‘s name, a replica of a rare 15th century printing machine, and also their other other publications like magazines which feature sports, fashion, cuisine, pets, and others to tabloids (Tempo and Balita) and their Panoramas. We then proceeded in an audio visual room which

JESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO The Manila Bulletin’s logo and its variations of news information.

showed the Manila Bulletin‘s time line beginning from its first publication down to its current projects and contributions in our society. The said newspaper was established by Carson C. Taylor on 1901 having its maiden name The Daily Bulletin and changed its name to Manila Daily Bulletin on 1906. When the WWII broke out, the office and their plant were destroyed. Their publication of news resumed on 1946 and they transferred their office in Intramuros, Manila after 10 years. On

1965, the newspaper started to print Sunday issues and after 3 years, they published their first Panorama, which still continues as a Sunday insertion of their newspapers today. The Manila Daily Bulletin experienced hardship during Marcos‘ regime and was shut down due to his proclamation of Martial Law but reopened after 2 months having a new name, The Bulletin Today. On 1980, they created their first tabloid and on 1986, they changed their name as The Manila Bulletin which we are familiar with. In 1994, they had their first colored printing of news papers, and then decided to expand thus creating magazines. Their first magazine was about Agriculture on 1997 followed by the publication of Sports digest CONT. ON PAGE 13

First Years‟ First Exposure Trip By MA. LAARNI S. MALLARI

―It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example.‖ -Fred Hoyle Sometimes people need not experience things to learn, we just need to learn from others experiences. This is what I discovered when we had this exposure trip in the New Bilibid Prisons for our subject Sociology 101. Together with fellow freshmen AB students our class had this one-shot opportunity to meet prisoners from the

Medium Security Camp. The inmate assigned to me told me a lot of things about his life, his mistake and how he is coping up with it. He made the worst mistake of his life when he killed a man who was allegedly courting his wife. At first he was brought to the Maximum Security Camp, but after behaving well, he was transferred to the Medium Security Camp. He had a wife and two daughters whom he had never seen after he was imprisoned. After a few

years he met a teacher who taught him how to continue hoping and believing that there is still life after all the challenges that are coming into his life. And now after 17 years of being in prison and studying the course of marketing he is hoping to be given parole or be out maybe in three years time. This exposure trip made me and my fellow Thomasians break the stereotypical view of prisoners, because of this trip we learned that there is more to inmates than what we see

through the different media. Inside the camp they study – from high school to different courses in the college -, they develop different talents that they use in entertaining not only visitors but they also sometime visit different places to perform – they even performed in the UST Medicine Auditorium and in the Malacañan Palace – and they also make many merchandises to be sold to visitors as their souvenir. Though the trip was cut short because of an CONT. ON PAGE 14

THE DEADLINE Editor: Jelly Lustre


Freshmen Journalists tour GMA Network By MATTHEW BERNIE D. ZATE

Excited on what they are about to discover, the freshmen journalism students held their first GMA Studio Tour on the 25th day of January. In front of the GMA network‘s stands the Castillejo Monument which is composed of two muses and a man ascending in spiral with one another. The man holding a lightning and a torch represents GMA‘s innovative technology through modern science. The two muses were holding a script and a globe respectively. The script represents the Philippine culture while the globe represents the networks worldwide audi-

ence made possible by the GMA Pinoy TV. The network has 7 studios but only 4 of them were shown in the tour namely studio 2, 3, 6 and 7. Studio 2 is the network‘s second to the smallest studio. Its main newscast is 24 Oras and Saksi. The studio is composed of 6 projectors that are responsible for the background filming and 2 on- screen projector. Meanwhile, Studio 3 is the home studio of QTV News and Public affairs. It is also the studio where Unang Hirit, Imbestigador and Tonight with Arnold Clavio are being filmed. The second to the

largest studio of GMA, Studio 6, measuring 638 sq. m is where Show me The Manny, Comedy Bar and Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis is being filmed. Studio 7 is the largest studio of GMA. It is where the Election 2010 Coverage was held and is also the home studio of the Sunday noontime show, Party Pilipinas. This studio is 1020 sq m and can accommodate 600 people. Over all, these freshmen journalists had encountered the glimpse of what they will be as the future ―watch-dogs‖ of this country.

MARCH 2011


UST, declared as Asia‟s oldest university at 400 years of unending grace By JELLY LUSTRE

THIS YEAR MARKS the 400th year of the oldest existing university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas (UST), which caters to the world‘s largest population of students studying in a single campus on a 21.5-hectare of land at the heart of Manila. With a bequeathed amount of 1,500 pesos on July 24, 1605, the church official was eventually able to erect a seminarycollege, dubbed as Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santisimo CONT. ON PAGE 14

A Visit to the Nation‟s Oldest Newspaper FROM PAGE 12

on 1999. On 2000, it celebrated its centennial year and on the following years, it developed more by having its own website where the access of new is easier. It also stretched its publication from different provinces, creating the Liwayway and the Bisaya. Last year, the newspaper expanded its use of technology by producing the country‘s first 3-D issue. The Manila Bulletin could also be viewed online through its own iPad and iPhone applications. After the Audio Visual presentation, we went to the place where their computerized system can be found. It is the place was where the creation, production and distribution of the paper were done. We were given a chance to ask questions

A view of the Manila Bulletin ‘s currently located since 1946.

and learned a lot from it. We now know that they release 250,000 copies of newspaper during weekdays and 300,000 copies during weekends. In one hour, they can create 25,000 copies of newspaper thru the use of their machines. They don‘t use recycled paper and they use imported ink for printing. With all those said, The Manila Bulletin continues its service since 1900 up to the present by showing what current news is for everyone. The tour helped us a lot for appreciating what our course really is. It showed us that behind every news, there are many proceJESSICA KHRISTA M. BARCELO dures to be done before it is building in Intramuros where it is considered as such.



Editor: Matthew Bernie D. Zate


Cheermania XVI kicks off for Quadri Celebration

UST‟s 800-millionpeso sports complex

LAST JANUARY 26, 2011, the 2010 champion Commerce Dance Troupe has once again proved that they are right for the top place for winning the top place for this year‘s Cheermania. It is the second-time that the Commerce Dance Troupe to have won the top spot for the annual cheerdance competition of the University of Santo Tomas. This year has been tougher as they have competed against 19 faculties and colleges compared to last year‘s 8 competing dance troupes. Cheermania XVI: Q street-cheerdance competition served as the kickoff event of the Quadricentennial celebration of the university and with that the Office for Quadricentennial Activities and Highlights tied up with the Student Organizations Coordinating Council to make this event grand and deserving to be the opening event. The event was held at the UST Plaza Mayor, a new venue for the event as it was being held yearly at the UST Gymnasium. According to the organizers, this was done to cater a larger crowd for the event. The prizes also increased from 10,000 pesos to 500,000 pesos for the champion, 300,000 pesos to the 1st runner-up and 100,000 pesos to the 2nd runner-up. This has increased the competitiveness of every dance troupe for the said event. This year‘s prizes are sponsored by the Office for Quadricentennial Activites and Highlights. The College of Commerce and Business Administration got 500,000 pesos followed by the College of Science Dance

PART OF THE UNIVERSITY‘S infrastructure modernization is the construction of an P800million, four-storey gymnasium capable of seating 5,792, designed by Thomasian architects José Pedro Recio and Carmelo T. Casas. The construction is now in full swing after university officials, led by Fr. Rector Rolando V. de la Rosa, O.P., led its groundbreaking ceremonies. Replacing the original UST Gymnasium and the old Engineering Sports Complex, the construction of the 800-million-peso UST Sports Complex began after the Vatican gave its "blessing" to the project. It is set to be inaugurated on August 15, 2011. It will stand on what used to be the Engineering Sports Complex, basketball courts, and the adjacent football field. It will house training areas for gymnastics, aerobics, taekwondo, judo, table tennis, fencing, and badminton at its ground floor. Some features include a ticket counter, a museum, a dance hall for the Salinggawi Dance Troupe, and a fitness room. Its main attraction is a basketball court surrounded by bleachers rising up to the


MA. LAARNI S. MALLARI The Commerce Cheering Squad, once again triumphant in bagging this year’s crown.

UST declared as Asia‟s oldest...


Rosario that was later changed to Colegio de Santo Tomas. The Philippine Government, of course, cordially recognizes the university‘s valuable contributions by having it as the country‘s first and only educational institution declared as a ―National Cultural Treasure.‖ In fact, President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" C. Aquino joined the celebration of UST's unending grace. He congratulated the Thomasian Community. All Thomasians were so proud that they are part of the Asia's oldest university with the title of being the Pontifical, Royal and Cathlolic University. It must be noted that the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans, owns until now the university. That was why the college carried those titles—Dominicans are known to espouse devotion to the Blessed Virgin through the Holy Rosary, while Saint Thomas Aquinas is the foremost Dominican.


First Years‟ First Exposure Trip... FROM PAGE 12

earlier scheduled program, every time we spent in the camp was worthwhile because we learned a lot from these people who became new friends and new teachers to all of us.

THE DEADLINE Editor: Matthew Bernie D. Zate


MARCH 2011


Q Short Film Festival: “Anong Kwen- By the Pictures tong UST Mo?” An intercollegiate competition, Q Short Film Festival, with a theme ―Anong kwentong UST mo?‖ was organized by the Office for Quadricentennial Activities and Highlights together with the Central Student Council and Local Student Councils. The said contest was held ―to find and showcase a collection of short films that reflects the Thomasian Identity; to be able to understand fully and share the story of different Colleges/Faculties to the whole Thomasian Community; and to hone and give chance to show the leadership, creative and resourceful skills of the Thomasians in making short-films.‖ The Q Short Film Festival started on August 13, 2010; the Semi-finals (localbased screenings) was held from November 10 to December 3, 2010, formally ending the competition; the films were opened to the public for viewing from January 5-7, 2011. The awards night was on January 25 where 13 entries were competing for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Original

Music, Best Editing, and Audience Choice Award. The 13 entries were ―Anne‖ which bagged the most number of awards namely Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Original Music and Best Editing; ―Takbo‖ by the College of Architecture which won Best Screenplay and Audience Choice Award; ―Behind the Scene‖ by the Faculty of Arts and Letters which brought home Second Best Picture; ―Unsung‖ by the College of Commerce and Business Administration, ―P50[Fifty Pesos]‖ by the College of Education, The Haunting of Mariellita by the Education High School, Krus by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, ―Lakbay‖ by the Conservatory of Music, ―Rehas‖ by the College of Nursing, ―Arko‖ by the Faculty of Pharmacy, ―Nelson‖ by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, ―Guys...Baha na!‖ by the College of Science, and ―A Friendship Story‖ by the UST High School.—ANNA JENICA D. BACUD

Cheermania XVI...

UST‟s 800-million-peso sports complex... FROM PAGE 14

Troupe and AMV-College of Accountancy Dance Troupe who won as 1st and 2nd runner-ups respectively. This year‘s competition has also come up with a new category which includes different universities and colleges. These are Adamson University, University of the East (UE), Lyceum of the Philippines, Mapua Institute of Technology and Far Eastern University (FEU). Unlike the inter-college street-cheer theme, these different schools focused on folk dances. FarEastern University won as the champion for this category, Mapua went for the 1st runner-up spot and Lyceum finished as 2nd runner-up.—NIRVANA TIME ESTIVA


fourth level. The UST Sports Complex will be finished at 2011 before the Quadricentennial Celebration ends. UAAP plans to hold the games at UST since they will be the host for the next year's UAAP season 74.— JELLY LUSTRE

KRISTOFFER BENIGNO Thousands of students participate in the Quadricentennial Parade, Jan. 26.

MARK M. UNGSON Aspiring AB student leaders file their bid for candidacy, February 3.

Future doctors crowned... FROM PAGE 11 Cruz and Ms. Pharmacy, Sharmaine Reyes. Mr. Nursing also grabbed special awards of Best in Eco and Casual wear and Mr. Photogenic (Red Images) while Ms. Pharmacy won as best in essay.

MARK M. UNGSON Engineering students roam around the campus for their Faculty Parade, February 4.




Editor: Anna Jenica D. Bacud

IPEA organizes its first mass field demonstration TO CELEBRATE ITS faculty week, the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) held its very first mass field demonstration of different physical activities. The mass demo was held on the UST Grandstand last Tuesday, February 22, 2011. According to Mr. Israel Ona, Arnis professor, there were approximately 4,500 Thomasians who joined the said activity. Students who are enrolled in different ball games, fitness, folk dance, arnis and social dance as their PE course are said to have joined the field demonstration. He also added that they have decided to make a field mass demo for a change in their annual celebration of IPEA week. Students in ball games did Sport Mimetics as they form the acronym IPEA. Fitness students amazed the audience with their ―domino effect‖ as they performed the basics of physical activity while those enrolled in folk dance revived the traditional dance by our ancestors. Second to the last performers were the arnis students wherein almost 1000 students performed the different sinawalis. And last but not the least, social dance students gave a different aura from each dance whether Cha-cha, Boogie or Tango. — A I S HA K HA D I J A D . CAGUIAT

Have a break in writing, Let‟s start playing THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS geared up for their ‗Journ Olympics 2011‘ held last February 27, March 6 & 13, 2010 at the Andalucia court. The tournament had two events namely, basketball and volleyball. The basketball teams were 1JRN1, 1JRN2, 2JRN1, 2JRN2, 3JRN1, 3JRN3, 3JRN4, 4JRN1, and 4JRN2 while the volleyball teams were 1JRN1, 1JRN2, 2JRN1, 2JRN2,

The Faculty of Arts and Letters bring you „spARTS Fest 2011‟ THE OPENING OF the AB spARTS fest games was on the 2nd day of February. The sports competition lasted for almost 2 weeks. It was launched to build the relationship of the students with each other and hone everyone‘s talent in sports. Even though one of the goals of the sports fest is to have camaraderie among the Artlets, the essence of the competition is still there which means that at the end of the day, there will always be a winner. The champions for the ―spARTS fest 2011‖ are the MARK M. UNGSON following: Economics for bas13, indeed a lucky number ketball, Journalism for women‘s volleyball, Behavioral sciences for the Tigers for men‘s volleyball and Legal By ANNA JENICA D. BACUD Management for badminton. THE ESPAÑA-BASED PACK was triumphant in ANNA JENICA D. BACUD

winning their 13th consecutive crown as the overall champions in the Senior Division of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). The Tigers won 1st place for 7 events, 2nd place in 10 events and 3rd place in the remaining 5 events. The team had collected 313 points in the whole tournament which gave them the number one spot, the Green Archers placed second with 263 points, the Fighting Maroons placed third with 221 and the Tamaraws placed fourth with 219 points, only 2 points from the Maroons. The Tiger Cubs also emerged as general champions in the Junior Division. 3JRN1, 3JRN4, 4JRN1, and 4JRN2. The eliminations were done last February 27. In volleyball, 4JRN1 won over 1JRN1, 1JRN2 won over 3JRN4, and 2JRN1 and 4JRN2 won by default while in basketball, 4JRN1, 3JRN3, 4JRN2 and 2JRN2 defeated 2JRN1, 1JRN1, 3JRN4 and 3JRN1, res p ecti vel y a nd 1JRN2wonby defa ul t. The semi-finals were scheduled last March 6 wherein 4JRN1 and 2JRN2 were eliminated in the volleyball game after the loss over 2JRN1 and 3JRN1, respectively; 1JRN2 secured their spot in the finals after winning over 4JRN2 while 3JRN1 had to compete with 2JRN1 to get to the finals. On the other hand, 4JRN1, 3JRN3 and 1JRN2 were eliminated in

Pasasalamat sa 400 taong biyaya... FROM PAGE 5

For 19 years we‘ve been celebrating Paskuhan, which is a special thanksgiving celebrating season held every year. The first was held on December 19, 1991.— KATHERINE PEARL D. TING the basketball game after their loss over 2JRN2, 2JRN1 and 4JRN2; the two sophomore teams had to compete with each other while the senior team got a sure place in the f i n a l s . March 13 was the date for the final round in which 1JRN2 was overpowered by 2JRN1 in the volleyball tournament and 4JRN2 beat 2JRN2 in basketball.— ANNA JENICA D. BACUD

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