Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Pharmacy

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Faculty of Pharmacy (1871)

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Vision & Mission

The Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Santo Tomas envisions itself as a premier Pharmacy, Medical Technology, Biochemistry institution in Asia, committed to the professional and moral formation of her stakeholders for social transformation.

The mission of the Faculty of Pharmacy is aligned with UST’s mission to generate, advance, and transmit knowledge to form competent and compassionate Pharmacy, Medical Technology, and Biochemistry professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

Recognitions

Certified (BS Biochemistry, BS Medical Technology, BS Pharmacy)

Center of Excellence (Medical Technology, Pharmacy)

Level IV Accreditation (BS Pharmacy, BS Medical Technology)

Level III Accreditation (BS Biochemistry)

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Activities and Events

Pharmacy @ 150

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Activities and Events

Pharmacy @ 150

Achievers

Student Organizations

Patroness

Achievers

Student Organizations

Faculty of Pharmacy Student Council

Purple Gazette

Commission on Elections – Pharmacy Unit

Junior Pharmacists’ Association – Gamma Chapter

Medical Technology Society

UST Biochemistry Society

UST Pharmacy Glee Club

UST Pharmacy Dance Troupe

Pax Romana – Pharmacy Unit

UST Red Cross Youth Council – Pharmacy Unit

Scarlet – Pharmacy Unit

Scholia Tutorial Club

Organization of Medical Technology Interns

Patroness

Patron of the UST Faculty of Pharmacy

Feast Day: December 8

Written by  Fr. Louie R. Coronel O.P.

 

The Virgin Mary was enriched by God with gifts to fulfill her mission as the mother of God (cf. LG 56). When the angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as "full of grace" (Lk 1:28), she faithfully responded: "Let it be [done] to me according to your word" (Lk 1:28-38).. In fact, in order to give the free assent of her faith, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God's grace. On December 8, 1854, the Church proclaimed: “The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin” (Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus). Embracing the divine will, she gave herself entirely to the person and to the work of her Son to serve the mystery of redemption with Him and dependent on Him, by God's grace (cf. LG 56).

 

Since the 15th century, the Universities in Europe had a special influence in the promotion of the Immaculate Conception which was not only an intensely debated topic, but also had a clear impact on the early graduates of Pharmacy, who considered her as their patroness. During the reign of Reina Isabel II from 1833 until 1868, the pharmacists in Spain were obliged to take an oath to the Immaculate Mother upon finishing their degree and receiving the title. In such a solemn act, white gloves were used to symbolize the cleanliness and purity of the medicines they were to prepare, and their commitment to Science as their profession.

 

In 1871, UST is the first to offer Pharmacy in the Philippines. Based on his research, Fr. Lorenzo Rodriguez, OP, the Dean from 1946 to 1968, declared that the Faculty did not have a patron ever since. Since the Immaculate Conception has been generally regarded as the Patroness of Pharmacy, the UST Faculty of Pharmacy adopted her as their patroness on November 9, 1948. The first celebration was held on December 7, 1948, which coincided with the inauguration of the second UST Botanical Garden. An image of the Immaculate Conception was blessed in the Office of the Dean on February 26, 1949, and remains to be enthroned there until the present. On October 11, 2015, the Council of Regents confirmed the Immaculate Conception as the Patroness of Pharmacy. Subsequently, the first ‘White Coat Ceremony' was held on December 7, 2015.

 

 

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Research Engagements

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Administrators

Rev. Fr. Pompeyo F. de Mesa, O.P., Regent

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Freida Z. Hapan, PhD, Assistant Dean

Asst. Prof. Renz Kenneth G. Cadiang, MS, Faculty Secretary

Department Chairpersons and Laboratory Coordinators

Asst. Prof. Minerva L. Daya, PhD

Chair, Department of Biochemistry

Prof. Edilberto P. Manahan, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical Technology

Assoc. Prof. Nelson T. Tubon, PhD

Chair, Department of Pharmacy

Asst. Prof. Jay P. Jazul, MSc

Laboratory Coordinator, Pharmacy

Faculty Council

Rev. Fr. Pompeyo F. de Mesa, O.P., Member (Ex-Officio)

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Freida Z. Hapan, PhD, Member (Ex-Officio)

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Cristina C. Doria, PhD, Member

Assoc. Prof. Nelson Tubon, PhD, Member

Asst. Prof. Maria Socorro Crooc, MS, Member

Asst. Prof. Andrea Vargas, MSc, Member

Asst. Prof. Renz Kenneth G. Cadiang, MSc, Secretary (Ex-Officio)

Coordinators / Supervisors

Mr. Marlon III C. Mallilin, MPHI

Community Development

Asst. Prof. Grace Marie C. Alunan-Maclan, MS

e-Learning

Mr. Benjie M. Clemente, MSc

e-Learning

Ms. Alifa Camille N. Santos, MSc

e-Learning

Assoc. Prof. Agnes L. Castillo, PhD

International Relations

Asst. Prof. Mariejim Diane P. Lee, MSc

Library

Asst. Prof. Vincent Thomas S. Alferos V, MD

Student Welfare and Development

Mr. Joemarie T. Malana, MSc

Medical Technology Internship

Assoc. Prof. Florence C. Navidad, EdD

Pedagogical Lead

Asst. Prof. Michelle D. Bartolome, MSc

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

Support Staff

Ms. Lilia Imelda M. Cabrito

Office Clerk

Ms. Peregrina F. Mongcal

Office Clerk

Ms. Consuelo M. Pardiñez

Office Clerk

Mr. Fred S. Unilongo

Office Clerk

Mr. Marionito M. Yadao

Office Clerk

Mr. Jacob M. Espiritu

Computer Laboratory Technician

Mr. Michael P. Vindollo

Animal Laboratory Technician

Mr. Aaron H. Atienza

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Wilmer P. Atienza

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Carlo Honesto B. Botor

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Jay Anthony S. Cabahug

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Feliciano C. Capiral

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Romie Robert C. Cultura

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Ernesto C. Gutierrez, Jr.

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Roberto C. Li

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Isagani H. Manalo

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Ernani R. Mutas

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Franz Kevin P. Salvador

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Rhayan Q. Valdez

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Glenn A. Vasquez

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Julian Kenneth A. Yap

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Emmanuel D. Zambrano

Laboratory Assistant

History

The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Pharmacy is the first to offer Pharmacy in the Philippines. It was founded in May 29, 1871 by virtue of the Modification of the Moret Decree. During the Spanish regime, the course took 6 years to finish, then was reduced to 4 years when the Americans took over. By 1926, the Faculty of Pharmacy was the first to accept female students.

The Faculty of Pharmacy continued to grow with the addition of programs leading to a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 1958 and Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1962. In both cases, the University of Santo Tomas has gained the distinction of introducing these programs first time in the Philippines. In 2006, the 5 year BS Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy was offered that paved the way for graduates to venture into another promising field of Pharmacy practice.

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