Academia – October 2019

Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

September 2019

UST Passing Rate (First-time examinees): 96.56%

UST Passing Rate (Overall): 95.93%

National Passing Rate: 73.50%

Joven Francis Franco Morales

4th – 90%


John Lester Vitto Fabella

6th – 89.60%


YALE-NUS College Writers’ Centre

Students from the YALE-NUS College Writers’ Centre, Writer-in-Residence Prof. Robin Hemley (front row, third from left), and International Programmes Senior Associate Director Ms. Lindsay Allen (front row, fourth from left), accompanied by UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies Assistant Director Assoc. Prof. Ralph Galán (front row, leftmost) during their visit to the University of Santo Tomas on October 1, 2019. They were welcomed by the UST Office of Public Affairs, led by its Director Assoc. Prof. Giovanna V. Fontanilla, Ph.D., A.P.R. (front row, second from left), assisted by Assistant to the Director for Public Affairs Ms. Katherine Patrice B. Sibug (front row, fifth from left), and Assistant to the Director for Publication Asst. Prof. Virginia A. Sembrano (second row, leftmost).


YALE-NUS College Writers’ Centre Writer-in-Residence Prof. Robin Hemley (center) signs the University guest book, witnessed by International Programmes Senior Associate Director Ms. Lindsay Allen (left) and UST Office of Public Affairs Director Assoc. Prof. Giovanna V. Fontanilla, Ph.D., A.P.R.


Academia Sinica

Academia Sinica International Affairs Department Director Prof. Chien-Chang Chen, Ph.D., (sixth from left), Academia Sinica Taiwan International Graduates Program Office Administrative Head Prof. Moses Lin, Ph.D., (fourth from left), with Vice Rector for Research and Innovation Prof. Maribel G. Nonato, Ph.D. (seventh from left), Office of International Relations and Programs (OIRP) Director Prof. Lilian J. Sison, Ph.D. (fifth from left), OIRP Associate Director Prof. Karen Santiago, Ph.D., (eighth from left) with Academia Sinica researcher and UST faculty member Asst. Prof. Maritess Cation and other members of the delegation during their visit to UST on September 27, 2019


Academia Sinica International Affairs Department Director Prof. Chien-Chang Chen, Ph.D., (left) is welcomed by UST Office of Public Affairs Director Assoc. Prof. Giovanna V. Fontanilla, Ph.D., A.P.R.

The Academia Team

Editorial Board

Rev. Fr. Jesús M. Miranda, Jr., O.P., PhDEditor-in-Chief

Assoc. Prof. Giovanna V. Fontanilla, PhD, APREditor

Rev. Fr. Christopher Jeffrey L. Aytona, O.P.Editor

Asst. Prof. Virginia A. Sembrano, MEngAssociate Editor

Mr. Emmanuel M. Batulan, PhDAssociate Editor

Mr. Philippe Jose S. Hernandez, MEngAssociate Editor

Ms. Christie Elise C. CruzStaff Writer

Mr. Kennett Roger T. Garcia, Layout Artist

DMD Photography, Photographers

Coordinator Correspondents

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Fylene U. Gardiner, MS – Academic Affairs

Asst. Prof. Christine S.M. Alday – Accountancy

Mr. Steve Michael M. Moore, Jr. – Admissions

Ms. Jazzmin Mae N. Carilla – Alumni Relations

Arch’t. Froilan M. Fontecha – Architecture

Asst. Prof. Ma. Zenia M. Rodriguez – Arts and Letters

Assoc. Prof. Richard G. Pazcoguin, MA – Campus Ministry 

Atty. Anicia Marquez – Civil Law

Ms. Jasmin A. Victoria – Community Development

Assoc. Prof. Eric B. Zerrudo, MCH – Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics

Assoc. Prof. Ralph S. Galán, MA – Creative Writing and Literary Studies

Ms. Irene T. Nicolas – Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion Legal Aid Clinic

Asst. Prof. Maureen H. Gelle-Jimenez, MA – Commerce and Business Administration

Mr. Hans Lawrence V. Malgapu – Communications

Ms. Carol Angeline P. Macawile – Counseling and Career

Asst. Prof. Joel C. Sagut, PhD – Ecclesiastical Faculties

Assoc. Prof. Joel L. Adamos, MEd – Education

Assoc. Prof. Andres Julio V. Santiago, Jr., PhD – Education High School

Ms. Mariflor Irish C. Ibay – Educational Technology

Engr. Rianna Camille G. Ventura – Engineering

Ms. Adrienne A. Zacarias, MS – Fine Arts and Design

Assoc. Prof. Alejandro S. Bernardo, PhD – Graduate School

Mrs. Rowena R. Castro – Human Resource

Information and Computing Sciences – Mr. Khrisnamonte Balmeo

International Relations and Programs – Prof. Karen S. Santiago, PhD

Junior High School – Mr. Anthony C. Castro

Medicine and Surgery – Prof. Ma. Lourdes B. Coloma, MD

Miguel de Benavides Library – Ms. Diana V. Padilla

Military Science and Tactics – C/COL Carl Matthew R. Alcantara

Museum – Ms. Ma. Zita Maita B. Oebanda

Music – Asst. Prof. Eugene A. delos Santos, PhD

Natural and Applied Sciences – Prof. Edna C. Quinto, PhD

Nursing – Prof. Elmer C. Hibek, PhD

Pharmacy – Ms. Michelle A. Desierto

Physical Education and Athletics – Mr. Al Denn John Lozada

Publishing House – Asst. Prof. Ma. Ailil B. Alvarez, MA

Rehabilitation Sciences – Asst. Prof. Selenne Anne S. Leynes

Religion – Mr. Sir-Lien-Hugh T. Tadeo, MA

Research and Innovation – Assoc. Prof. Michael Jorge N. Peralta, MS, MSc, Ll. M.

Santo Tomas e-Service Providers – Mr. Rosauro L. Gervacio

Science – Asst. Prof. Maria Juana P. Lacuata, PhD

Social Sciences and Education – Asst. Prof. Ryan Francis O. Cayubit, PhD

Tourism and Hospitality Management – Asst. Prof. Freddie A. Quinito, PhD

Varsitarian – Ms. Dayanara C. Cudal

Vice-Rector – Ms. Melanie M. Maddatu

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