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UST to honor athletes' scholarships until end of 2020

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The clarification comes after a report stated at least 30 athletes were told they would lose their scholarships in the first term of the academic year 2020-2021

SECURED. UST says no athlete will be released from scholarship for the first term of academic year 2020-21. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Pangasinan town police chief axed after joining mayor's birthday celebration

May 16, 2020 - 12:06 AM

The Pangasinan provincial director says that, aside from Santo Tomas police chief Police Captain Peter Raul Sison, all those involved in the birthday celebration are being investigated

RELIEVED. Santo Tomas, Pangasinan police chief Peter Paul Sison is relieved of his duties after joining the town mayor's birthday celebration amid the province's enhanced community quarantine. Screenshot from Facebook video

Pangasinan mayor’s birthday celebration violates lockdown rules

May 14, 2020 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) The son of Mayor Timoteo Villar III of Santo Tomas, Pangasinan, says in the video he posted: 'O, tulog tayong lahat sa kulungan! Dami nating nilabag: curfew, social distancing'

UST to refund unused fees

May 07, 2020 - 3:45 PM

The University of Santo Tomas will also not impose a tuition fee hike for schoolyear 2020-2021, according to The Varsitarian

HERD IMMUNITY. A study group from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Medicine and Surgery suggests herd immunity in a bid to address the coronavirus outbreak while ensuring economic growth. Image courtesy of WikiCommons

UST likely to win 4th straight double UAAP general championship

May 03, 2020 - 5:06 PM

UST stands on top of the UAAP general championship table before the abrupt end to Season 82

DOMINANCE. University of Santo Tomas continues to dominate the UAAP across all sports. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UST Singers alumni sing for the world in '#HeartHealHope'

Apr 30, 2020 - 12:08 PM

The singers virtually come together from all over the world in a show of solidarity in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

SOLIDARITY. Alumni of the UST Singers come together from all over the world to perform a song dedicated to all those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Screenshot from Facebook.com/OfficialUSTS

Bar 2019: Provincial schools again emerge on top

Apr 29, 2020 - 5:31 PM

The University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi in Albay produces the 2019 Bar examinations' 1st and 3rd placers

TOP 10. Provincial schools emerge at the top of the 2019 Bar Examinations. Photo from Supreme Court


Despite resumption of classes, UST students appeal for shorter semester

Apr 20, 2020 - 7:03 PM

Through a petition, students and members of the UST community continue to call on the administration to show compassion for Thomasians by suspending online classes while the coronavirus outbreak is ongoing

Images courtesy of WikiCommons and League of Filipino Students-UST

WATCH: Alumni of UST Pharmacy Glee Club sing ‘Paraiso’ for coronavirus frontliners

Apr 15, 2020 - 6:33 PM

Members of the virtual choirantine say the song seems fitting as it highlights the simple things in life that we may have taken for granted

FOR FRONTLINERS. Several alumni of the UST Pharmacy Glee Club do a virtual choirantine to celebrate frontliners. Screenshot from Gabriel Cortez' video

UST engineering faculty designs robot to lessen contact between frontliners, patients

Apr 13, 2020 - 7:34 PM

The telepresence robot allows frontliners to deliver medicine and communicate with patients remotely

Photos from University of Santo Tomas Hospital Department of Medical Education and Research

Aric del Rosario: Philippine basketball's underrated overachiever

Mar 30, 2020 - 4:00 PM

In a world where over-the-top is the order of the day, Aric del Rosario stayed in the shadows despite his achievements, which include 4 straight UAAP crowns

ARIC MAGIC. Legendary basketball coach Aric del Rosario dies at 80. Photo from Perpetual


[ANALYSIS] Beating COVID-19: The hammer and the dance

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:35 PM

If you hammer the coronavirus, within a few weeks you’ve controlled it and you’re in much better shape to address it

[ANALYSIS] Strategies for fighting COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020 - 8:47 PM

Every single day we delay the coronavirus, we can get better prepared

Students of top 4 PH schools urge CHED to suspend online classes

Mar 25, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'While we understand the need for learning to continue, the different circumstances of students across universities are not ideal and conducive for such,' the student governments of ADMU, UP Diliman, DLSU Manila, and UST say in their petition to the Commission on Higher Education

SUSPEND ONLINE CLASSES. Students from UP, ADMU, DLSU, and UST submit a petition to CHED to suspend online classes. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Rappler Talk: The exponential growth of a pandemic

Mar 18, 2020 - 6:25 PM

Tomas Pueyo, the author of the Medium article 'Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now,' talks about the lessons he learned from data and what nations should do next

Ex-Nueva Ecija governor Tomas Joson's graft conviction reversed

Mar 01, 2020 - 8:00 PM

The Sandiganbayan also overturns the conviction of two mayors over the province's donation of service vehicles to the mayors' respective towns in 2007

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

University of Santo Tomas releases USTET 2020 results

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Did you take the UST Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

Harvard, UST, KBP to award best student-produced content on disaster resilience

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The competition, called 'PMAC Student Awards,' welcomes entries in the form of short video documentary, public service announcement, and radio jockeying, with 'Filipinos’ resilience to hazards' as the theme

WATCH: A Taal Volcano evacuee despairs after husband dies from stroke

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:58 AM

Still grieving the loss of her eldest child, Jocelyn Salvia loses her husband Elmer to a stroke. He had been busy distributing relief goods to their fellow evacuees, even as he looked after his own family's welfare.

UST's Varsitarian to hold 21st Inkblots journalism fellowship

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:57 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Inkblots will feature veteran writers, reporters, and photojournalists to discuss trends and issues in the media landscape. It will run from December 3 to 5.

UST sweeps UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball crowns

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Putting on another dominant show, UST completes a perfect campaign in the beach volleyball men and women's divisions

HEIR. Season MVP Babylove Barbon ably fills the void left by former UST star Sisi Rondina. Photo release

UAAP beach volleyball: UST on track in double title defense

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The UST beach volleyball teams remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament

TITLE DEFENSE. UST's Babylove Barbon powers the Golden Tigresses to a perfect 7-0 record at the end of the eliminations. Photo from release

Family of topnotchers: Youngest ranks 1st in physician licensure exam

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Acing the physician licensure exam isn't new to the Peralta family as Federico’s sisters, Ana Bianca Eloise and Ana Eryka Elaine, were also among the top passers of the same exams in past years

Santo Tomas is 4th city of Batangas

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Santo Tomas joins the provincial capital Batangas, Lipa and Tanauan

Rhenz Abando claims 1st UAAP Season 82 Player of the Week honor

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The prize find from La Union is a major reason why University of Santo Tomas jumpstarted Season 82 with back-to-back wins

STAR ROOKIE. Rhenz Abando leads the UST Growling Tigers to back-to-back wins. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP Season 82: Team standings, scores

Sep 09, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Check out the team standings and game results in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament

Osmeña files suit vs Cebu City government, real estate conglomerates over SRP deal

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The ex-mayor also seeks to stop the city from using proceeds from the SRP to fund the local government's P2.5-billion supplemental budget

LAND SALE. Cebu City is funding its budget from partial payment of property sold in 2015. Former Mayor Tommy Osmeña wants to stop it. Road file photo from Cebu City's website

Plebiscite for cityhood of Sto Tomas in Batangas set for September 7

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The Commission on Elections will oversee the voting to convert the municipality of Sto Tomas, Batangas, into a city

PLEBISCITE. The Comelec will conduct a plebiscite to convert the municipality of Sto Tomas, Batangas into a city. Photo from WikiCommons

Tomas Claudio Bridge in Manila to be closed starting August 3

Jul 31, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Here are the alternate routes that motorists should follow for the next 6 months, according to the MMDA

CLOSURE. Construction of Skyway Stage 3 project starts, as the MMDA announces the closure of the Tomas Claudio bridge in Pandacan, Manila, starting August 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

Cebu City Public Library resumes 24-hour operations

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:39 AM

The library limited its hours for a month while the administration of new Mayor Edgar Labella looked for new staff to man the round-the-clock operations

LIMITED HOURS. The Cebu City Public Library returns to 24-hour operations. Photo from CCPL Facebook

Osmeña says he was prevented from restoring office to ‘2016 state’

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

In his letter, the former mayor says the incident became a 'media spectacle' and he asks Labella to allow the contractors to finish restoring the office

Osmeña photo from Rappler Talk. Labella photo from Facebook. Isla dela Victoria photo from Cebu City official website

Outgoing Cebu City top cop Garma takes one last jab at Osmeña

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Stripping her office bare isn't one of the things police colonel Royina Garma will do before stepping down as Cebu City police director

LEAVING OFFICE. Police colonel Royina Garma says she's not taking anything from the Cebu City Police Office before stepping down. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Osmeña’s lawyer says 'not true' mayor's seal removed from office

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Amanda Virgil Ligutan, Osmeña’s legal counsel, says it was City Engineer Mejilito Cajes – a complainant in the case against Osmeña – who took the seal out of the mayor’s office on June 25

STRIPPED. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña leaves his office stripped down to the tiles. Photo by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

DILG to probe Osmeña, says stripping mayor’s office 'uncalled for'

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:13 AM

'The act of even removing what are considered immovable objects like ceiling, walls, and the tiles is already bad faith,' says DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya

FIXTURES GONE. Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has furniture, fixtures, even tiles removed from the mayor's office on his last day on the job on June 28, 2019. All photos by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

Osmeña’s running mate also leaves Cebu City councilor’s office bare

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Former councilor Mary Ann delos Santos, who ran for vice mayor but lost, allegedly removes partition walls, cuts electrical wirings, and saws the newel caps of the railings leading to her former office

STRIPPED BARE. Former councilor Mary Ann delos Santos removes fixtures from her former office before stepping down on June 30, 2019. Photo by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

Labella assures Cebuanos city library will resume 24-hour services

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:32 PM

The Cebu City Public Library stops its 24-hour services – an initiative of former mayor Tomas Osmeña – citing manpower shortage

LIMITED HOURS. The Cebu City Public Library says it doesn't have enough people to man the place 'round the clock like it used to. Photo from CCPL Facebook

Labella vows to solve flooding, waste disposal, traffic in Cebu City

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:48 PM

The new mayor says he will hold office in his old room as vice mayor after his predecessor, Tomas Osmeña, stripped bare the mayor's office before leaving

NEW MAYOR. Edgardo Labella (with wife Joycelyn) starts his term as mayor of Cebu City on June 30, 2019, asking other city officials to set aside politics and work with him for the city's welfare. Photo from Mayor Labella's FB

LOOK: Osmeña strips mayor’s office bare before stepping down

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) The outgoing mayor of Cebu says he spent P2 million of his personal money to have a functional office when he assumed the post in 2016 because the city council rejected his request for funds

FIXTURES GONE. Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has furniture, fixtures, even tiles removed from the mayor's office on his last day on the job on June 28, 2019. All photos by Marthy John Lubiano/Rappler

With Osmeña on way out, Rico’s Lechon eyes return to Cebu City

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:49 PM

'With the new political landscape, the Cebuanos expect you back in Cebu City, Rico's!' the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas' page says in a Facebook post

Rico's Lechon owner Enrico Dionson meets with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Mike Dino. Photo from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas.

Family feud: In-laws suspects in murder of former Batangas vice mayor's widow

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:47 PM

The widow of the former vice mayor of Santo Tomas, Batangas is murdered, and her daughter-in-law and sister-in-law are the suspects. But here's the twist, the victim herself was the suspect in the killing of her husband.

UST captain Marvin Lee to skip final UAAP season for MPBL

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Tigers coach Aldin Ayo admits that he advised veteran point guard Marvin Lee to just hone his craft in the MPBL

SWAN SONG. The Tigers lose a steadfast leader in Marvin Lee. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Osmeña council allies move to invalidate sale of South Road Properties

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Outgoing Mayor Tomas Osmeña insists these properties were sold during the time of mayor Michael Rama for prices below their market value

VIRAL: Muslim graduates from Catholic school, shares inspiring view on faith

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:31 AM

'To be of a certain faith, may it be Christianity or Islam, is to be human,' says 21-year-old Jomana Lomangco

WATCH: UST sweeps 3rd straight UAAP general championship

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:25 PM

University of Santo Tomas rules the seniors and juniors divisions of UAAP Season 81

GRAND EXIT. Sisi Rondina graduates from the UAAP with two MVP titles, a beach volleyball championship and an indoor volleyball finals berth in Season 81. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Copy-pasting concession posts on Facebook? Tomas Osmeña won't have it

May 16, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Outgoing Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña calls out a losing city councilor candidate from Zamboanga City for copying his Facebook message

LOCAL CHIEF. Cebu City Mayor Tomas 'Tommy' Osmeña at his office in the executive building of their city hall. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Labella unseats incumbent Osmeña in Cebu City

May 14, 2019 - 1:22 AM

(UPDATED) While Osmeña remains a popular personality in Cebu politics, Edgar Labella had the backing of President Rodrigo Duterte and his local allies

OFFICIAL. Cebu City Commission on Elections Board of Canvassers Chairman Chauncey Boholst proclaims Edgar Labella as winner of the mayoral race on Tuesday afternoon, May 14. Photo by Micole Tizon/Rappler

Cebu City at the crossroads: Keep or replace Tomas Osmeña?

May 11, 2019 - 10:46 PM

His challenger, Vice Mayor Edgar Labella, is endorsed by President Duterte. Is that enough to topple someone who's been entrenched in the city for decades?

CEBU CITY'S CHOICES: The challenger Edgar Labella (left) or the reelectionist Tomas Osmeña

Osmeña, police clash anew: Why a checkpoint outside Cebu mayor’s house?

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Reelectionist Cebu City Mayor Osmeña, who is being challenged by President Duterte's bet, says his house is not even on a main thoroughfare, and the cops manning the checkpoint leave when he leaves

IRREGULAR? Policemen wearing fatigue set up a checkpoint outside Mayor Tomas Osmeña's house, which is not along a major thoroughfare in Cebu City. Photo from Osmeña's Facebook

Duterte's tirades won't stop Tommy Osmeña from supporting Bong Go

Apr 02, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The Cebu City mayor denies his endorsement of the former presidential aide is a concession to Chief Executive Rodrigo Duterte

BROTHERS. Senatorial bet Sergio Osmena III joins his brother Tomas, who is the reelectionist Cebu City mayor, at the proclamation party of the regional party BOPK. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler