Institute of Religion

Institute of Religion

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Institute of Religion (1933)

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Courses Offered

Signature Pedagogy

Courses Offered

Institutionally Mandated Courses (Tertiary Level)

An outcomes-based undergraduate theology course that enables students to understand the Christian view of the human person and to live out the fundamentals of the moral doctrine of the Church. The course focuses on Christ’s call to holiness and the human person’s response in faith. It covers the following major themes on the human person:   I. Called to Salvation in Christ; II. Called to Happiness in Christ; III. Called to Fullness in Christ; and IV. Called to Holiness in Christ. The students are expected to reflect more deeply and act more fully on the moral teachings of Christ so that they can lead lives worthy of the Gospel.

An outcomes-based undergraduate theology course that provides a complete understanding of marriage and family as a Christian vocation rooted in the Catholic faith. The course focuses on marriage as vocation to holiness and the family as the institution willed by God to form faithful members of the Church. It covers the following major themes: I. Fundamental Christian Dimensions of the Family, II. Christian Understanding of Marriage, III. Education on Human Love, IV. Pastoral Response of the Church to Issues Affecting the Family. The students are expected to uphold the sanctity of marriage, to promote the family as domestic Church, and to become responsible Christians in discerning and making decisions with regard to their vocation.

An outcomes-based undergraduate theology course that serves as a moral guide in the socio-cultural, economic, political, and technological involvement of Christians in the world. The course focuses on the role of the Church in the social order, emanating from her mission of evangelization and integral human liberation, and promotion of the common good. It covers the following major themes: I. Understanding the Concept of Human Dignity; II. Social Mission of the Church and the Commitment of the Lay Faithful; III. The Principles and the Development of the Social Teachings of the Church; and IV. The Mission of the Church in the Contemporary World. The students are expected to manifest a way of life that is inspired by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching in their decision-making and involvement in ecclesial and civic affairs.

An outcomes-based undergraduate theology course that provides students an opportunity to understand what it means to be Church in the contemporary world, integrate faith and context in the light of the Gospel, and create concrete steps in committed response to the “signs of the times.” The course focuses on the Christian response to the challenges in the contemporary world, rooted in one’s relationship with God. It covers the following major themes: I. Harmony With God: Called to Communion; II. Harmony With the Human Community: Called to Dialogue; III. Harmony With All Creation: Called to Stewardship; IV. Harmony of Faith and Life: Called to Mission. The students are expected to develop a capstone program as their personal and committed response to the call of the Gospel today, rooted in a sound spirituality and discerning the signs of the times.

Certificate in REligious EDucation (CREED)

Signature Pedagogy

As an integral part of the charism of the Order of Preachers and of Catholic Social Teaching, the Salamanca Process calls for a synergy between the Dominican intellectual and apostolic life by directing study, research, analysis and action towards addressing the challenges that the world faces. This was articulated during the International Congress on “Dominicans in the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights: Past, Present and Future” held in Salamanca, Spain from 1-5 September 2016, to which the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, is party. The Congress formed part of the celebration of the 800th Jubilee Year of the Dominican Order as entrusted by the Church with the mission to go forth and preach the Gospel. In response to the declarations pronounced in the final document of the Congress, the UST Institute of Religion draws inspiration from the Salamanca Process to conceive its signature pedagogy in the form of this educative framework named “DoT-ED: Dominican-Thomistic Education by Design”.

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Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives

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Patron Saint

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Patron Saint

St. Mary Magdalene

Administrators

Rev. Fr. Ramon Salibay, O.P., Director

Asst. Prof. Catalina N. Lituañas, MA, Assistant Director

Assoc. Prof. Allan A. Basas, SThD, Institute Secretary

Faculty Council

Rev. Fr. Ramon Salibay, O.P., Chair (Ex-Officio)

Asst. Prof. Lorna T. Paras, MA, Member

Assoc. Prof. Allan A. Basas, SThD, Secretary (Ex-Officio)

Coordinators

Mr. John Paul T. Balanquit, MA

Community Service and Extension

Asst. Prof. Dennis Ian B. Sy, MA

e-Learning

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

Library

Ms. Maria Lourdes L. Santiago, BSEd

Pedagogical Lead

Faculty Members

Asst. Prof. Gemma V. Aboy, MEd

Master of Education, major in School Leadership


Mr. Bryan B. Albia, BA, SThB

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Bachelor in Sacred Theology


Ms. Cristine B. Amontos, MPM

Master in Pastoral Ministry


Mr. Fred Jr. F. Antonio, MA

Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies


Mr. Jeson Mark C. Arances, BA, SThB

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

Prof. Noel G. Asiones, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Theology

Prof. Joan Christi T. Bagaipo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Development Studies

Asst. Prof. Ma. Cecilia L. Balajadia, MA

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Mr. John Paul T. Balanquit, MA

Master of Arts in Philosophy

Mr. Louell V. Baldoza, MA

Master of Arts in Theology

Assoc. Prof. Allan A. Basas, SThD

Doctor of Sacred Theology

Assoc. Prof. Pablito Jr. A. Baybado, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Asst. Prof. Maila M. Blanza, MA, MA

Master of Arts in Religious Education

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Ms. Mariel B. Blanza, MA

Master of Arts in Religious Education


Asst. Prof. Ser Allan G. Bodoraya, MA

Master of Arts in Applied Theology

Asst. Prof. Mary Erika N. Bolaños, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

Asst. Prof. Val G. Brillo, SThL, MPBM

Licentiate in Sacred Theology

Master in Peace Building Management

Asst. Prof. Mario Jr. M. Cagurangan, MPsy

Master of Psychology



Mr. Antonio III C. Calonge, MA

Master of Arts in Preaching


Mr. Christian George P. Caning, SThB, BA

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Asst. Prof. Fides Maria Lourdes F. Carlos, MA

Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies

Asst. Prof. Jose Y. Carlos, MA

Master of Arts in Theology

Mr. Jeffrey B. Cercado, MA

Master of Arts in Theology, major in Religious Studies


Mr. Andrew Joseph S. Chanco, MRS

Master in Religious Studies, major in Catechesis

Asst. Prof. Girly V. Constantino, MA

Master of Arts in Educational Management

Assoc. Prof. Concepcion Liza V. Corotan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Theology


Ms. Catherine Edith O. Cruz, MA

Master of Arts in Philosophy


Ms. Ericka Mae B. Cunanan, BSEd

Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Religious Education


Ms. Mary Ann C. de Vera, MA

Master of Arts in Theology, major in Consecrated Life

Asst. Prof. Frederick C. del Rosario, MA

Master of Arts in Religious Education


Asst. Prof. Emma Lyn Y. dela Santa, MA

Master of Arts, major in Religious Education


Ms. Veronica Chiari A. Dy-Liacco, MA

Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis

Prof. Arvin D. Eballo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Religious Education and Values Education

Mr. Christopher E. Esparagoza, MEd

Master of Education, major in Religious and Values Education

Mr. Benjohn B. Espares, SThB

Bachelor of Sacred Theology

Asst. Prof. Philip L. Fuentes, SThL, MA

Licentiate in Sacred Theology

Master of Arts in Philosophy


Mr. Patrick Meryll J. Garcia, BA

Bachelor of Arts in Classical Philosophy


Asst. Prof. Joselito G. Gutierrez, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Family Studies

Asst. Prof. Enrique M. Jamilla, MA

Master of Arts in Theology


Hannson G. Labisig, MA

Master of Arts in Theology

Asst. Prof. Catalina M. Lituañas, MTheo

Master in Theology


Mr. Joseph V. Macalanggan, MA

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry


Mr. Norbert G. Magluyan, MA

Master of Arts in Pastroral Ministry

Asst. Prof. Warren S. Mañeja, MA

Master of Arts in Theology

Mr. Eddie Vicente V. Marquiño, MA

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry


Asst. Prof. Kristine C. Meneses, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

Asst. Prof. Celso M. Nierra, MA

Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies

Mr. Leo-Martin Angelo R. Ocampo, MA

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Asst. Prof. Raul T. Ortega, PhL, MA

Licentiate in Philosophy

Master of Arts in Theology


Ms. Sarah Gail A. Ortiz, MA

Master of Arts in Theology


Mr. Sergio Jr. G. Paganao, BA

Bachelor of Arts in Theology

Asst, Prof. Ulysses John R. Parado, MA

Master of Arts in Theology

Asst. Prof. Lorna T. Paras, MA

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Asst. Prof. Ma. Sanita A. Quilatan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Studies

Ms. Judith T. Quintero, MA

Master of Arts in Theology

Asst. Prof. Marites R. Redoña, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

Mr. Joseph Albert D. Reyes

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry


Ms. Melanie S. Reyes, JCL

Licentiate in Canon Law


Mr. Anthony G. Roman, MCM

Master of Communication Management


Mr. Raphael Emmanuel A. Rosales, BSEd

Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Religious Education

Assoc. Prof. Joel C. Sagut, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

Ms. Maria Lourdes L. Santiago, BSEd

Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Religious Education

Asst. Prof. Grace D. Santizo, MA

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Asst. Prof. Chito M. Sawit, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Theology

Asst. Prof. Dennis Ian B. Sy, MA

Master of Arts in Theology, major in Theological Studies

Mr. Sien-Lien Hugh T. Tadeo, MA

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Asst. Prof. Edgar M. Tuballa, MA

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Asst. Prof. Revenendo R. Vargas, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Theology

Asst. Prof. Rosario D. Verdeflor, MA

Master of Arts in Theology

Asst. Prof. Claudita O. Yaranon, MA

Master of Arts in Theology

Support Staff

Mr. Benjamin Bautista

Office Staff

Ms. Trisha Adrienne Pabalate

Office Staff

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