The UST Publishing House (USTPH), the publishing arm of the University of Santo Tomas, held a collective launch of its 17 titles published within the past year on April 4, 2019 at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino of the Benavides Bldg., located in the University campus.
The UST Publishing House (USTPH), the publishing arm of the University of Santo Tomas, held a collective launch of its 17 titles published within the past year on April 4, 2019 at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino of the Benavides Bldg., located in the University campus. The titles are varied, including fiction, poetry, creative non- fiction, literary criticism, philosophy and research, and the conference proceedings of the Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU), together with scholarly papers delivered by key figures on the issues Catholic educational institutions face regarding inclusive education.
A book on philosophical hermeneutics by UST Vice Rector Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., was also launched. Multi-awarded writer Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo’s Collected Stories and Tales, a definitive compendium of the author’s short fiction throughout the years, is among the works of fiction presented to the public. Other titles were A River: One-Woman Deep, which collects Linda Ty-Casper’s new stories and a novella; and Hantong, John Jack Wigley’s first collection of short fiction in Filipino.
The poetry titles launched were: Sa Mga Pagitan ng Buhay at iba pang Pagtutulay by Ralph Semino Galán; Damagan by Allan Popa; Each Sold Separately by Ruel S. De Vera; Walang Iisang Salita by Paul A. Castillo; and Drift by Joel H. Vega.
Books on creative nonfiction included: Ilang Sulyap sa Daigdig (Literary Essays) by Dionisio San Agustin, edited by Michael M. Coroza; Shaw Boulevard (Memoir) by Popi Laudico; and Under Manila Sky: A Memoir on the Art of Survival by Irene W.D. Hecht.
Literary criticism comprised the following titles: Ang Tagalabas sa Panitikan by Chuckberry Pascual, Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay by Joselito De Los Reyes, and Aralín at Siyasat: Mga Pagninilay Hinggil sa Tula by Louie Jon A. Sanchez.
UST Vice Rector and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Ecclesiastical Faculties Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., is also among those whose book Between the Confucian Li and Ren: A Philosophical Hermeneutics was launched. It is a book in the area of philosophy and research. Jovito V. Cariño ‘s Muni: Paglalayag sa Pamimilosopiyang Filipino was launched under the same category. The first book of proceedings from the Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU) Conference was also
Members of the audience were given the chance to have their copies signed by the authors at the end
of the program.