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How much do we know about martial law? You’ll be surprised

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‘PORTRAIT OF PUTRIDITY, DECAY’  Portrait of the exiled Ferdinand Marcos as he faced his death in Hawaii by lupus in 1989. As a martial law victim puts it: “its architect is a portrait of putridity and decay.” Pointillist drawing by Lynett A Villariba

On Sept. 23, 1972, Filipinos learned about the declaration of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos on TV and the radio. Preceded by an unexpected nationwide power failure, the news angered, shocked and scared many.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Endangered heritage sites in Manila

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UGLY skycrapers now mar the skyline of the UST Main Building, an engineering marvel with anti-seismic features and declared a National Cultural Treasure.

Rizal Park is directly affected by the Torre de Manila condominium project on Taft Avenue.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UST documents in ancient ‘baybayin’ script declared a National Cultural Treasure

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AERIAL shot the UST Miguel de Benavides Library Building, which houses UST Archives

Owing to their outstanding cultural value, two 17th-century baybayin documents from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Archives were recently declared National Cultural Treasure (NCT) by the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP).

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lecture on Filipino pop culture, language at UST

He University of SantoTomas (UST) Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies will hold the lecture “Pusong Walang Pag-ibig: Ang Pagtatatwa sa Wika” (Heartless Love: The Denial of Language), to be delivered by Ateneo de Manila Professor Emeritus Soledad S. Reyes on Aug. 19, 3-5 p.m., at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, G/F Benavides Bldg., UST, España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila. The lecture will be held in celebration of Buwan ng Wika.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

UST releases new titles on drama, short fiction, criticism

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Publishing House has released new titles in drama, fiction and literary criticism.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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