Academia – December 2019

Academia – December 2019

The Academia is the official international bulletin of the University of Santo Tomas.


In this issue

  • UST celebrates Paskuhan 2019 with lights, music, Belen exhibition
  • PACUCOA recognizes UST for highest number of accredited programs

  • Embassy of Thailand holds Philatelic Forum in UST

  • 14th Washington SyCip Lecture focuses on global accounting profession

  • Argentinian scholar discusses international trade at USTGS

  • European embassies partner with UST for Sustainable Dev’t Goal film festival

  • Christmaseum Year 3: UST Museum celebrates Yuletide season with exhibition, concert

  • UST Conservatory of Music honors Thomasian composers

  • Thomasian alumni association in Brunei Darussalam celebrates chapter anniversary; new officers inducted into office

Latest News

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



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



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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