Publishing House


The USTPH envisions itself as a modern, professional academic publishing house and the publisher of choice of the country’s top scholars and creative writers.


The USTPH’s specific role is the generation and dissemination of knowledge through the publication of outstanding works of scholarly and artistic literary value.

The University of Santo Tomas Publishing House (USTPH) was established in 1996 through the merger of the Santo Tomas University Press (STUP) and the UST Printing Office (USTPO). The Publishing House evolved from the UST Press, which was founded in 1593 by Fr. Francisco de San Jose, O.P. As such, it is the oldest continuing press in the world today, next to Cambridge University in England.

As an academic publishing house, the USTPH has released numerous literary and scholarly titles as well as textbooks.

It has won the highly-coveted honor of “Publisher of the Year” from the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) twice in a row, 2003 and 2004. In 2008, the MMC entered into an agreement with the National Book Development Board (NBDB) to institutionalize the National Book Awards. The USTPH was named Publisher of the Year by the MCC/NBDB in 2011.

It is a member in good standing of the Philippine Association of Scholarly and Academic Publishers, Inc. (PASAP), the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), and the Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc. (FILCOLS).

The USTPH maintains its own bookstore inside the campus, distributes its titles through major bookstores, and participates in all major book fairs in the country.



Services Offered

  • Publication of textbooks, scholarly references, literary materials, and other trade books
  • Sale of all materials published at the UST Publishing House Bookstore
  • Participation in regional, national and international book fairs
  • Collaborating with prominent organizations in the publication industry— including the National Book Development Board (NBDB), Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc. (FILCOLS), Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) and the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP)—in their efforts to establish an active network among academic publishers in the Asia Pacific region
  • Sale of all materials published at the UST Publishing House Bookstore
  • Sale of all materials published via online facility


Contact Information

Editorial Office

The UST Publishing House (USTPH) has an editorial office, located at the G/F Beato Angelico Building, University of Santo Tomas. The USTPH also indirectly manages the UST Bookstore, located at the G/F of the UST Main Building.

Both offices are open from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on weekdays (excluding University, local, and national holidays).


UST Bookstore

Address: G/F Main Building (across the UST Health Service), University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila

Office numbers: (632) 406-1611 loc. 8278



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Deputy Director