Thomasians spread spirit of resilience through original song “Malalagpasan” The University of Santo Tomas recently released a tribute music video to bolster the morale and thank COVID-19 frontliners. It contained heartfelt messages for the frontliners, featuring the song titled “Malalagpasan,” (We shall overcome). UST Conservatory of Music student Kenneth Reodica, wrote the song, and it was performed by fellow students Jan Romina Montenegro and Ryan Gabriel Ayangco. The music video, which at time of writing has almost 100,000 views on the official Facebook page of the University of Santo Tomas, is accompanied by a message: “We are witnessing the heroism of individuals who remain committed to duty despite the risks to their own safety. We salute you, especially our front liners. We are with you in praying and believing that like past struggles, we will overcome this.” The music video was also played on air in mainstream media such as CNN.
The University of Santo Tomas is one of the leading private research universities in the Philippines and is consistently ranked among the top 1000 universities in the whole world. With academic degrees and research thrusts in the natural, health, applied, social, and sacred sciences, as well as business and management, the University continuously strives to make a positive impact on the society.
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