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At 23, Ryan Lopez had much to look forward to. He had just been hired by a multinational bank after completing his degree in legal management when he started suffering from bouts of severe headaches, dizziness, vomiting, slurring speech and double vision.
In September, test results showed a hemorrhage in the brain, specifically the cerebellum which is close to the part which controls movement, speech and other vital functions. He underwent surgery to have the blood clots removed although subsequent tests showed the real cause—an abnormal tangle of vessels in the cerebellum.
This time, doctors have advised Ryan to undergo an angiogram to help prevent the formation of blood clots as well as to determine which treatment option would be best—an embolization, radiotherapy or another surgery.
However, his brain operation last year and the series of physical therapy sessions which followed have left Ryan and his family financially strapped.
“I just started my adult life. I’m raring to help my widowed mother and younger brother who just entered college,” he said in his letter to the Inquirer.
Ryan added that he used to be physically fit, having been a member of the University of Santo Tomas fencing team which won back-to-back championships at UAAP matches with him as one of the lead players.
“My prayer warriors and I pray hard that there are earthly angels out there who can help save my brain and life,” he said.
Ryan can be reached at 0917-6602387 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be deposited into the BDO account of his brother, John Christopher Lopez (account number 1700131697).
Camus misses UST support, contemplates pro draft
By Randolph B. Leongson
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines – For Chris Camus, the feeling is mutual. After exhausting all of his playing years in the UAAP, the Fil-am from Southern California notes one thing that he would miss from the collegiate ranks.
“There’s no crowd like the UAAP,” says Camus.
The forward with a 6-foot-4 frame shares that it is indeed a sad thing for him, or anybody for that matter, to leave the Tigers this season. “It is a different feeling when the support comes from your school. There’s nothing like the support from the UST community,” he says.
Camus, a Fil-am who studied in Buena Park High School in California, had to sit out his first two years in UST for residency, per the player eligibility rules of the league. He then showcased his hustle and energy in front of the UST crowd for four fruitful seasons, two of which the Growling Tigers entered the Final Four.
But despite his non-entry in the UAAP this season, Camus, who has one year left as a marketing major in UST’s College of Commerce and Business Administration, says that he is enjoying his time. “I am enjoying basketball. I play here [in Blackwater] in the D-League. There’s no rush, no pressure,” he said.
“For now, I have no plans of declaring for the [2012 PBA] draft. I’m looking on how I will fare here in the D-League. If I can make a good performance out of my stint here, maybe I will for the next drafts, but that’s all in the future.”
UST opens exhibit of never-before-seen photos
MANILA, Philippines -- An exhibit of never-before-seen pictures of the 400-year-old University of Santo Tomas (UST) taken by student-photographer Paul Quiambao opens at the Manila university on Friday.
The exhibit, entitled “400 Shots to Immortality,” is part of UST’s activities for its neo-centennial celebration, which succeeds the school’s year-long quadricentennial festivities held last year.
Visitors of the exhibit can also buy limited copies of some of the featured photographs. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of tropical storm Sendong as well as to UST-supported Ayta communities in Tarlac.
The exhibit will run until February 10 at the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences Gallery and the lobby of the UST Main Building, which was declared a National Landmark by the National Museum.
Aside from the photo exhibit, UST’s Neo-Centennial celebrations include the blessing of the grounds of the new hospital building on January 23. The University Fair opens on January 24, which is also the start of the Feria de la Tapa at the Quadricentennial Square, and the launch the "400 Books" at the Benavides Library.
The celebrations will be capped by "40,000 Voices" at the Open Field on January 27 and a grand variety show at the UST Grandstand.
UST has most number of beauty queens
By Ricardo F. Lo, The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines -- If students and alumni of other schools have any objection, raise it now or remain silent forever.
Anyway, according to Funfare’s “beauty expert” Felix Manuel, a nursing graduate from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), his alma mater has produced more beauty queens than any school in the Philippines.
He and his fellow “beauty experts” Joey Cezeare, Gery Yumping and Francis Calubaquib have come up with a list of Thomasian title-holders to prove it, led by Janine Mari Tugonon who was a former Miss UST before she recently bagged the 2012 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe crown.
Said Felix: “UST…The Pontifical, Royal, The Catholic University of the Philippines…celebrated its 401st anniversary on April 28. Janine’s victory was a fitting start of the university’s fifth century.”
Here’s the Honor Roll (and how the beauties fared in contests abroad):
Representatives for Miss Universe:
• 1952 — Teresita Torralba Sanchez
• 1954 — Ma. Blesilda Candida Guia Mueller Ocampo (first Filipina semi-finalist in the pageant)
• 1962 — Josephine Estrada Brown
• 1972 — Armi Barbara Quiray Crespo (semi-finalist)
• 1986 — Violeta Asela Enriquez Naluz
• 1990 — Germelina Leah Banal Padilla (also 1989 Miss UST first runner-up)
• 1994 — Charlene Mae Bonnin Gonzalez (one of Top 6)
• 1999 — Miriam Redito Quiambao (1999 Miss U first runner-up; 1996 Miss Physical Therapy-UST)
• 2008 — Jennifer Tarol Barrientos
• 2012 — Janine Mari Tugonon (reigning Bb. Pilipinas-Universe and also 2010 Miss UST)
Representatives for Miss World
• 1970 — Minerva Manalo Cagatao (semi-finalist)
• 1971 — Onelia Ison Jose
• 1973 — Evangeline Luis Pascual (first runner-up)
• 1990 — Antonette Elizalde Ballesteros
• 1991— Gemith Gonzaga Gemparo
Representatives for Miss International
• 1961 — Pilar Arciaga
• 1962 — Cynthia Lucero Ugalde (fourth runner-up in Miss Photogenic category; 1960 Miss Education)
• 1967 — Margarita Lebumfacil Romualdez
• 1986 — Jessie Alice Salones Dixson (semi-finalist)
• 1990 — Jennifer Perez Pingree
• 1994 — Alma Carvajal Concepcion (semi-finalist and Miss Friendship; Muse of UAAP opening ceremony)
• 1995 — Gladys Andre Dinsay Dueñas (semi-finalist; Miss AB 1992 and Miss UST 1993)
• 2003 — Jhezarie Gamez Javier (Miss Ideal Thomasian Personality 2001)
• 2005 — Precious Lara Quigaman (2005 Miss International)
Representatives for Miss Asia-Pacific
• 1970 — Alice Tiongson Crisostomo (first runner-up)
• 1971 — Carolyn Gomorra Masibay (first runner- up)
• 1990 — Mutya Crisostomo Laxa (second runner-up)
• 1998 — Rochelle Romero Ong (Miss AB 1996 runner-up)
Representatives for Miss Maja Internacional
• 1975 — Annette So Liwanag (fourth runner-up)
• 1989 — Jeanne Therese Plata Hilario (second runner-up; 1989 Miss UST)
Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism winners
• 1988 — Maritoni Macariola Daya (also 1984 Bb. Press Photography
• 1989 — Marichelle Lising Cruz
• 1990 — Dr. Mila Rose Lacdao Javelosa (1989 Miss UST second runner-up)
• 1993 — Jennette Fernando
International title-holders (female)
• Justine Vinluan Gabionza (2006 Miss Tourism Queen International)
• Jhezarie Gamez Javier (2005 Miss ASEAN)
• Bridgette Tolentino Inoferio (2005 Model of the Year)
• Michelle Cueva Reyes (2001 Miss Tourism International and 2002 Miss Tourism World)
• Joanna Paula Abinuman (2002 Miss Global Queen)
• Racquel Tentoco Uy (1999 Queen of the Year)
• Gemith Gemparo (1993 Miss Model of the World)
• 2002 — Justine Vinluan Gabionza (Miss Philippines-Air)
• 2004 — Shiela Alonzo (Miss Philippines-Fire)
• 2008 — Marian Michelle Talag Oblea (Miss Philippines-Water; 2006 Miss UST)
• 2010 — Angela Lauren Fernando (Miss Philippines-Eco Tourism; 2008 Miss UST)
• 2011 — Denise Toribio (Miss Philippines-Eco-Tourism; 2012 Miss UST)
National title-holders (male)
• Christopher Celis (1996 Mr. World Philippines)
• Vincent Pinto (1997 Manhunt International second runner-up and Mr. Talent; 1994 Mr. UST first runner-up)
• Iago Raterta (2006 Manhunt International semi-finalist; former UST Growling Tiger)
• John Adrian Reyes (2010 Mr. Philippines-Earth)
Vatican appoints Dagohoy as Rector of UST
May 24, 12:30 p.m. - ROME has formally approved the appointment of Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. as Rector of the Asia’s only Pontifical university.
Archbishop Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, prefect of the Vatican's Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Educational Institutions), signed the decree of Dagohoy’s appointment last May 14, said Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., prior provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines and vice chancellor of the University.
Dagohoy—the internal auditor and director of finance and administration of UST Hospital—won successive ballots conducted among UST Dominicans, the Academic Senate, and the University’s Board of Trustees early last month.
The veteran administrator was the top choice, followed by Faculty of Sacred Theology Dean Fr. Rodel Aligan, O.P. and Faculty of Philosophy Dean and former UST rector Fr. Norberto Castillo, O.P. The names of all three candidates were sent to Rome last April 9 for the usual vetting process.
Dagohoy, who will serve as the 96th rector of UST, will be formally installed on June 4 during the Misa de Apertura or the Mass of the Holy Spirit, which traditionally opens the academic year.
The new Rector had served as prior of the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas in UST and prior of Santo Domingo convent which oversees the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval. He was also the chief finance officer of UST Hospital and rector of Angelicum College in Quezon City.
Dagohoy was ordained to the priesthood in 1994. Rafael L. Antonio
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Please PASS. Thank you. Go USTe!
---- Ateneo lamang sa lahat ng department. Ano ba yan, kaya boto na!
Congratulations to the Tigresses for finishing 2nd...
Congratulations, Jeff and Ninna...
Hi thomasians! Looking forward to UAAP S75. UST MBT for F4, sana umabot rin ng Finals. Diyosmio, 6 years na ang lumipas from our last championship!
Nothing less than a Championship.
Sino ba ang participating colleges/universities sa Pinoy Henyo? :>
UST students are 'Grand Champions' on Eat Bulaga's "Pinoy Henyo" InterCollegiate Edition
Among the 8 grand finalists, it's UST's Jeff Acala, a Comm. Arts student, and Ninna Bonsol, a student of Legal Management, who got the highest correct words: 7 out of 10 "henyo" words within the given time period of 3 minutes.
Jeff and Nina's 7 correct words were: "Butong Pakwan", "Sausage", "Libya", "Laing", "Austria", "Marinduque" and "Peanut". They're the only ones who correctly guessed "Peanut" and the fastest to get 1 correct word, at only 20 seconds when they got "Butong Pakwan" which the other finalists found too difficult.
The other 3 words that the students from UST failed to guess were: "Aurora Boulevard", "Bali" and "Puto Bumbong".
No one was able to guess "Aurora Boulevard". The students from the National College of Business and Arts (NCBA), who finished in 2nd place with 5 out of 10, were the only contestants who got the word "Puto Bumbong", while Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) was the sole team who guessed "Bali", their only correct word out of 10.
It was just funny that the finalist from the University of the East (UE) thought that Bali, a famous Indonesian province and island, is located in the Philippines, somewhere in the Visayas. The Thomasian student also got confused over Kuala Lumpur as a place in Indonesia (and not in Malaysia) while they were guessing "Bali".
As grand winners, Jeff and Ninna won P400,000 cash, two MacBook Pro laptops and a Pinoy Henyo trophy.
Here's the complete results of "Pinoy Henyo: InterCollegiate Edition" Grand Finals...
1st Place - Jeff and Ninna from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) = 7 / 10
(Butong Pakwan @ 20 sec, Sausage @ 1:20 min, Libya @ 1:31 min, Laing @ 1:48 min, Austria @ 1:58 min, Marinduque @ 2:44 min, Peanut @ 2:55 min)
2nd Place - Charles and Cristopher James Turio from the National College of Business and Arts (NCBA) = 5 / 10
(Sausage @ 1:03 min, Libya @ 1:18 min, Austria @ 2:30 min, Puto Bumbong @ 2:42 min, Marinduque @ 2:57 min)
3rd Place - Jayvee Fajutagana and Therese Villanueva from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP) = 4 / 10
(Sausage @ 1:03 min, Libya @ 1:16 min, Austria @ 1:49 min, Marinduque @ 2:44 min)
4th Place - Jhove Banaag and Say Llanes from Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) = 3 / 10
(Butong Pakwan @ 1:09 min, Sausage @ 2:14 min, Libya @ 2:49 min)
5th Place - Mark and Frederic from Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) = 3 / 10
(Sausage @ 2:04 min, Libya @ 2:27 min, Laing @ 2:54 min)
6th Place - Celica Frias and Ledyll Santos from the University of the East (UE) = 2 / 10
(Sausage @ 2:09 min, Libya @ 2:22 min)
7th Place - CL Bernil and Jenny Vargas from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) = 1 / 10
(Bali @ 1:41 min)
8th Place - Yel Sanao and Lyn Son from Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP) = 1 / 10
(Libya @ 2:49 min)
Nitong June lang binisita ni Dr. Mahathir Mohamad ang 'royal and pontifical univerisity'...
Tapos sinundan naman agad ni Queen Sofia ng Espanya... yung bansa sa Europa...
Nabisita na rin ang Pamantasan ng Santo Tomas ng ambassadors ng iba't-ibang bansa, ng US Secretary of State at siyempre ng Santo Papa... parang gusto ko na maniwala na talagang 'pinagpala' ang Santo Tomas...
^Bakit hindi ka ba naniniwala?
Saw the Queen, felt like her lost son. :>
Pang-Glowing Goldies ang style ng jersey...
sino ang nakakaalam ng nakalagay sa head band ng Growling Tigers? 'MLS' yata... sponsor ba yun?