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The Varsitarian launches first national campus journalism awards »

MANILA, Philippines—The Varsitarian, the official student publication of University of Santo Tomas, launched the first ever journalism awards for campus organs in the Philippines. The Thomasian paper, together with alumni and New York-based labor lawyer Julio Macaranas Jr., will give recognition to student journalists who have written exemplary works in feature writing, in-depth news, and […]

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Building bridges from molecules to mankind »

Of all the components of the cell—what a high school Science teacher would call the “basic unit of life”—the ribosome has always been a favorite. Known as the cell’s protein “factory,” the ribosome “translates” what are called “amino acids”—think of phrases in a sentence—into proteins that play vital functions in the human body, from twitching […]

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2015 Science awardees seek solutions to current issues »

Laboratory work may not be as glamorous or as rewarding as a career in finance, but basic scientific research is essential to national development. Some banks or insurance companies award talent in picking stocks or building portfolios, but for more than 25 years now the Bank of the Philippine Islands, with the Department of Science […]

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Learning about music performance from a master »

The young and promising often take master classes to strengthen their profiles as artists. Through  master classes, they learn from veteran artists, the more famous, the better. Pianists aspire to be able to include in their biodata tutelage by Van Cliburn or Susan Starr or Cecile Licad. For violinists, it pays to have taken master […]

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Game to make Math fun wins Benilde’s design prize »

Silliman University (SU) won the first Benilde Prize with its innovative social design, ‘’The Bamboard Game Project.’’ The team received P500,000 in grant money and a trophy designed by Ann Pamintuan. Other winners were the Green Roof Project of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), Disaster Tycoon of University of Immaculate Conception, Still Mind […]

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Magsaysay, the education Guy »

In his very first address to the nation, delivered before a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives on Jan. 25, 1954, after his election to the presidency, Ramon Magsaysay (RM) declared that “students have proved their right to participate in public affairs.” And to underscore this conviction, Magsaysay appointed as his […]

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RM’s Credo »

I believe that government starts at the bottom and moves upward, for government exists for the welfare of the masses of the nation.

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Francisco Balagtas and the info ‘jeproks’ »

You are a happy (or serious) netizen. Meaning, you are frequently online or connected to the Internet (and Facebook and Twitter) through your smartphone, laptop, or whatever gadget. Or at least you have access to the nearest Internet café. If you are, you have probably never heard of, or are even remotely interested in, that […]

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The world is your oyster »

Mollusks comprise the large phylum of invertebrate animals collectively known as Mollusca. It is the largest marine phylum, accounting for 23 percent of all existing marine organisms. They live in freshwater, saltwater and terrestrial habitats. Mollusca comprises six classes but the subject of this article will center on the class Bivalvia, all of whose members […]

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Duterte is LPU’s outstanding alumnus »

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte is this year’s Most Outstanding Alumnus of Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU). Duterte, who some quarters hope will run for President if only to enliven the 2016 elections, was cited for “his incalculable services, exemplary dedication to duty, and outstanding achievements in positions of high responsibility in … […]

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‘Unang Aklat’ teaches moms to read and read to their kids »

A government doctor and her staff decided to help mothers in Samal, Bataan province, improve their lives through literacy. “We wanted to know if there would be an improvement in the lives of the women if we educated them, and if we gave their children access to books as early as under 3 years old,” […]

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Best graduation day gifts to parents »

No one wakes up and suddenly turns into an inspiring teacher, a sought-after engineer or a brilliant lawyer. For anyone to become what he/she wants to be, one needs to attend and do well in school. In elementary school, one learns to read, write, count and make friends. Then, more reading, writing, counting and making […]

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‘Floating’ school is top project proposal »

A “school” built on clumps of empty plastic bottles will soon hit riverside communities to mentor young schoolchildren. “Project Ahon,” which was developed by 10 college students, topped the project proposal contest at the fourth ARC Refreshment Corp. Young Leaders Camp (ARCYLC) in Tagaytay City. The student-leaders, who came from different schools, said they would […]

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There’s new hope for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer »

FOLLOWING the success of trastuzumab, Roche brings the latest innovations in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer, namely pertuzumab and trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1), which can provide new hope for women to continue to have options when the disease gets worse. Dr. Kimberly Blackwell, professor of medicine and assistant professor of Radiation Oncology at Duke University […]

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