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"Ang goal ko lang po talaga ay to graduate"
“Mommy & Daddy, Cum Laude po ako.”This was the note that accompanied the "gift" of Ron Jacob Abaday to his parents Helen and Lando Abaday.On May 25, 2020, he posted a video of this heartwarming moment, which has been viewed over 55,000 ...
 
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Currently, 2,000 students have signed up for the program.
While we continue to face the COVID-19 threat in the country, on-ground classes are still unlikely to happen, leaving universities to resort to online means of providing education to their students.In an effort to aid the operations of online academic activities, the ...
 
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Rest in peace, Coach Aric.
Aric Del Rosario, one of the most successful and well-loved coaches in Philippine basketball, died on Wednesday night due to cardiac arrest.Fellow coach Ato Badolato confirmed the sad news of Del Rosario’s death that came as the country is battling the crippling effects ...
 
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Bordeos becomes meat of online talk while helping out in family's meat business.
Meat the rookie!University of Santo Tomas bench player Albert Bordeos found himself becoming a viral trending topic early this month.The point guard, who's had limited playing time thus far in the UAAP, became an online sensation after he was photographed working as a ...
 
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The more ~chill~ spots around UST might be more of your scene.
Walking around the UST campus is a cheerful sight. Seeing the crowd, from the ice cream vendors to the students huddled at the Plaza Mayor, can lighten up your mood. There are also org fairs, concerts, and fireworks displays that Thomasians look forward to.The ...
 
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This year's Paskuhan was hands down magical!
University of Sto. Tomas (UST) kicked off their holiday celebration with their annual Paskuhan celebration on December 20, 2019 inside the campus. If you weren't able to drop by and see what went down during the event, here's a rundown of what ...
 
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Jocel Ninobla, Aidaine Laxa, and Darius Venerable took home gold and silver medals for the country.
Among the Philippine representatives for the poomsae competition in the 2019 SEA Games are UST students Jocel Ninobla, Aidaine Laxa, and Darius Venerable who took home medals for the country. As per Spin.ph, Ninobla beat her Thai competitor Srisahakit Ornawee to take home ...
 
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Sixteen exam takers from UST also made it in the Top 10 topnotchers.
The official results for the 2019 Nursing Licensure Exams are finally out, along with the list of the top performing schools, and the school that ranked first is University of Santo Tomas (UST). UST had 100 percent passing rate with all 338 UST ...
 
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For the third time, University of Sto. Tomas ranked first in an independent survey on the best psychology schools in the country.
University of Sto. Tomas ranked first in an independent survey by Local Pulse on the best psychology schools in the country for the third time with a score of 91.2 percent. Ateneo de Manila University takes the second spot, while University of San ...
 
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Campus life will never be boring here.
The University of Santo Tomas campus, with its impressive architecture and refreshing greenery, can certainly feel like home to any student. Outside, the bustling and colorful streets of Manila can be an exciting place for exploration and adventure. Those new in the ...
 
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Welcoming the season with UAAP Greats!
This year's UAAP marked its 80th season by celebrating the theme "go for great." The opening ceremony kicked off by honoring its past. Legendary former athletes attended the event that definitely stirred wild cheers from the crowd.The host university, FEU, went all ...
 
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Plus, some fun facts to get to know them better!
AdU Soaring Falcons - Nicole SumaguiFull name: Trisha Nicole SumaguiAge: 19Course: BS PsychologySocials: instagram.com/nicolesumagui, twitter.com/NicoleSumaguiFun fact: The first thing she does when she wakes up is pray.ADMU Blue Eagles - Martie BautistaFull name: Martie Cinelle BautistaAge: 20Course: AB CommunicationSocials: instagram.com/martiebautista, twitter.com/martie_bautistaFun fact: ...
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PRIMO.

First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.

The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.

There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.

Bea Alamis 8 hours ago

If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.

And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.

Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

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