University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters


University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters

Infobox_University
name = UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
Faculty of Arts and Letters


established = 1611 University
1896 Faculty of Philosophy and Letters
1926 College of Liberal Arts
1964 Faculty of Arts and Letters (Absorption of the Liberal Arts degrees from the College of Liberal Arts)
type = Private college, Roman Catholic
dean = Prof. Armando De Jesus, PhD
head_label = Regent
head = Rev. Fr. Joseto N. Bernadas Jr., OP, SThL-MA
location = St. Raymund de Peñafort Building, Quezon Drive, UST Campus, España, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
website= [http://www.ust.edu.ph/ www.ust.edu.ph] |

The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters, popularly known as UST Artlets or simply UST AB, is the liberal arts college of the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest and the largest university in the city of Manila, Philippines.Ambeth Ocampo, Director, National Historical Institute, 2006.]

The college is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the country.

History

The University of Santo Tomas started offering courses in liberal arts and philosophy since its foundation in 1611. These courses were later institutionalized with the establishment of a Faculty of Philosophy and Letters in 1896. A College of Liberal Arts was also established in 1926. The two colleges were merged and given the name Faculty of Arts and Letters in 1964.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]

At first, the college offered only three programs--Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Bachelor of Literature (Litt.B.), and Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.). New courses and majors gradually developed. In 1971, the college started offering Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Asian Studies, Behavioral Science (originally Liberal Arts-Commerce or LiA-Com), Communication Arts, Economics, Journalism, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Translation. The A.B. major in Translation was eventually phased out for lack of enrollment and funding.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]

In 1994, the college started offering the Bachelor of Arts major in Legal Management, an interdisciplinary degree program in business management and law designed to suit the needs of students intending to go to law school after graduation but would like to have other career prospects as a fall-back option.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]

In 2005, the college teamed up with the U.S.T. College of Education to offer a double degree--Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Sciences/Studies (AB-BSE).Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006. ] In 2007 the program was abolished because of the new curriculum of CHED that will require AB-BSE to be completed at least 5 yrs and 4 summers. The last batch of these graduates will march in 2011.

tudent population

The college has approximately two-thousand students (2,000), unevenly distributed among eleven different majors.Enrollment records, UST Office of the University Registrar, 2001-2006.]

It offers the third highest number of academic majors in the university, next only to the U.S.T. Graduate School and the U.S.T. College of Education.Enrollment records, UST Office of the University Registrar, 2001-2006.]

In recent years, it has been yielding the second largest number of graduates (approx. 400-600), next only to the U.S.T. College of Commerce (approx. 700-900).Enrollment records, UST Office of the University Registrar, 2001-2006.]

Academic programs

The college offers the following four-year academic degree programs:

*Bachelor of Arts major in Asian Studies - interdisciplinary program in Asian history, geography, politics, business, and foreign service.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Behavioral Science - interdisciplinary program in psychology, human resource management, and organizational behavior.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Communication Arts - interdisciplinary program in broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and multimedia studies (film, television, radio, digital technology).Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Economics - intensive program in economic theory, research, analysis, and practice.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Journalism - intensive program in journalism, including business reporting, feature writing, newspaper production, and investigative journalism.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Legal Management - interdisciplinary program in business management, public policy, and legal analysis.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Literature - intensive program in literary theory and creative writing.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy - intensive program in philosophical inquiry, research, and investigation.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science - interdisciplinary program in public administration, history, geography, international relations, and diplomacy.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts major in Sociology - intensive program in sociological theory, research, and immersion.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Sciences/Studies - double degree program in social sciences and education.Official prospectus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]

The Bachelor of Arts programs in Literature and Philosophy are proclaimed Centers of Excellence by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education.List of Centers of Excellence, Commission on Higher Education, Republic of the Philippines, 2007.]

The most popular programs, based on the number of enrollees in recent years, are Communication Arts, Legal Management, Economics and Behavioral Science.Enrollment records, UST Office of the University Registrar, 2001-2006.]

In 2007 the Faculty of Arts and Letters abolished the Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Sciences/Studies, due to the revision of units for the Bachelor of Secondary Education as mandated by the Commission of Higher Education.

Facilities

The college is located in the first and second levels of Saint Raymund de Peñafort Building in the northeastern part of the U.S.T. compound, facing Dapitan St. (back of U.S.T.). The college shares the building with the U.S.T. College of Commerce which occupies the third and fourth levels.Official map, University of Santo Tomas, 2006.]

The college has a medium-sized auditorium (Jose Rizal Conference Hall), several audio-visual conference rooms, a fully-wired computer laboratory, a student activity center, a faculty hall, fully air-conditioned classrooms, free wi-fi access, and photocopying machines.Facilities, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]

Research centers

The college houses the following research institutes:

*University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative Writing and Studies - a special academic unit run by literature professors and active writers (poets, essayists, and novelists) in the country and abroad. The center conducts literary workshops for a select group of literary enthusiasts, dubbed as "Fellows." The Thomasian Writers Guild (TWG) is an independent association of U.S.T. students, faculty and alumni who are actively engaged in the literary field. Members frequently run or at least participate in the projects of the center.Attached offices, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]
*Marcelo G. Casillan Sr. Quadricentennial Research Office - a special office for scholarly research and analysis.Attached offices, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, 2006.]

UST Benavides Library

Among its many departments, the UST Benavides Library has nine departments which suit the academic requirements of the college:Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]

*Humanities Section - books on world literature and philosophy.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]
*Languages Section - books on languages, linguistics, and speech communication.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]
*Filipiniana Section - books on Philippine history, arts, culture, and literature.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]
*Civil Law Section - books on laws and jurisprudence.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]
*Social Studies Section - books on economics, political science, psychology etc.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]
*Asian Studies Section - Asian history, geography, politics.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]
*Periodicals Section - hardcopies of major newspapers and magazines from the pre-war period up to the present.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]
*General References Section - encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, etc.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]
*Educational Technology Center (Ed-Tech Center) - supervises the "Tomcat", a student-run cable television network. The center has mini-theatres, audio-visual rooms, and an archive of important films, television documentaries, and audio-CDs.Division map, UST Central Library, 2006.]

The library also has conference rooms readily available and free-of-charge to students and faculty upon prior reservation.Library services, UST Central Library, 2006.]

Faculty Officials

Faculty Administrators

Dr. Armando de Jesus, PhD - Dean
Rev. Fr. Joseto N. Bernadas Jr., OP, SThL-MA - Regent
Asst. Prof. Nancy Tabirara, MA - Assistant Dean
Asst. Prof. Lino Baron, MA - Faculty Secretary

Department Chairs

Assoc. Prof. Emmanuel Lopez, PhD - Social Sciences
Asst. Prof. Jose Arsenio Salandanan, AB - Media Studies
Asst. Prof. Estrella Cruz, MA - Humanities

Department Coordinators


= Degree Program Coordinators=Social SciencesInst. Ferdinand Magkasi, MA                  - Behavioral Science
Asst. Prof. Carlos Garcia, PhD               - EconomicsAsst. Prof. Gerardo Banzon, LL.B             - Legal Management
Asst. Prof. Cresencio Doma, MS               - Sociology
Assoc. Prof. Carlito Dalangin, MA            - AB-BSEMedia StudiesInst. Nestor Cuartero, AB                    - Journalism
- Communication ArtsHumanitiesAsst. Prof. Arlen Ancheta, PhD               - Asian Studies
Asst. Prof. Ferdinand Lopez, MA              - Literature
Asst. Prof. Emerito Gonzales, Ph.L             - Philosophy

Department Coordinators

Asst. Prof. Consuelo Gotauco, MA - Coordinator for General Education
Inst. Joselito Zulueta, MA - Public and Alumni Affairs
Asst. Prof. Florence Ledesma, MA - Student Welfare and Development Board
Asst. Prof. Marina Gamo, PhD - UST Office for Community Development
Asst. Prof. Roberto Ampil, MA - UST Miguel de Benavidez Library

tudent organizations

The college is home to various student organizations.List of student organizations, UST Artlets Student Council, 2008.]

Student regulatory bodies:List of student organizations, UST Artlets Student Council, 2008.]
*Artlets Student Council (ABSC) - the official student government of the college.
*Artlets Commission on Elections (AB COMELEC) - the official student elections authority of the college.
*Artlets Student Parliament (AB Parliament)- the official student organization of all class presidents.
*Artlets Sophomore Chamber - the official student organization of college sophomores.
*Artlets Freshmen Assembly - the official student organization of college freshmen.

Student publications:List of student organizations, UST Artlets Student Council, 2008.]
*The Flame - the official student publication of the college.
*Dapitan - the literary folio of The Flame, named after Dapitan St., running at the north side of the college.
*The Economics Tribune - the official student publication of Artlets Economics Society (AES).

Student academic organizations:List of student organizations, UST Artlets Student Council, 2008.]
*UST Artlets Economics Society (AES) - the official student organization of Economics majors; the Artlets is used a prefix to distinguish the group from the UST Economics Society, the organization of Economics majors in the UST College of Commerce.
*UST Asian Studies Society - the official student organization of Asian Studies majors.
*UST Behavioral Science Society - the official student organization of Behavioral Science majors.
*UST Communication Arts Students Association (CASA) - the official student organization of Communication Arts majors.
*UST Journalism Society (JournSoc) - the official student organization of Journalism majors.
*UST Legal Management Society (LM Soc) - the official student organization of Legal Management majors. The group is a founding member of the Philippine Alliance of Legal Management Societies (PALMS), a federation of legal management socities in different colleges and universities in the country. In March 2001, LM Soc produced most of the year's academic and leadership awardees, including the top three graduates in the entire college.
*UST Literary Society - the official student organization of Literature majors.
*UST Philosophy Council or Concilium Philosophiae - the official student organization of Philosophy majors. In 1998, the group started recruiting members from outside the Philosophy Department. The purpose is to promote philosophy and debate as an interesting discipline even to non-philosophy students.
*UST Political Science Forum - the official student organization of Political Science majors.
*UST Sociological Society - the official student organization of Sociology majors.
*UST AB-BSE Social Science Society- the official student organization of AB-BSE majors.

Special interest groups:List of student organizations, UST Artlets Student Council, 2008.]
*Artistang Artlets (AA) - the official theater organization of the Faculty.
*AB Dance Synergy (ABDS) - the official dance troupe of the Faculty.
*Artlets Volunteers in Action (AVA) - organization of social outreach volunteers in the college.
*Artlets Basketball Team - the official student basketball team of the college; competes with other colleges in intramural games.
*Artlets Volleyball Team - the official student volleyball team of the college; competes with other colleges in intramural games.
*AB Pautakan Team - the official student quiz team of the college; competes in the annual university-wide Pautakan Quiz Competition sponsored by The Varsitarian, the oldest university-wide student publication in the Philippines. The AB team reigned as "Pautakan" grand champions in 1979, 1989, and from 2002 to 2006, beating all competing colleges across diverse fields of medicine, engineering, architecture, education, commerce, etc.
*UST Chorus of the Arts and Letters (AB Chorale) - the official student choral group of the college; competes with the choral groups of the other colleges of the university.
*AB Pax Romana- college based unit of the Central Pax Romana, the University's official Religious Organization.

Student political parties:List of student organizations, UST Artlets Student Council, 2008.]
*The Students' Democratic Party (SDP)- the oldest student political party in the Philippines; established in 1981 during the dark ages of Marcos regime; one of the student political parties that established the Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) a university wide political party. Currently an affiliate of the said coalition.

*DEKADA - the second oldest political party in the college; affiliated with the AKLAS Central Political party.
*Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP)- the first political party in the college to be established after the year 2000. Also a pioneer member of the LTC, but pulled out their affiliation on the year 2006.
*Alliance of Concerned Thomasians (ACT-Now!)- the newest political party in the college. Originally based on the Faculty of Engineering, it transfered to Arts and Letters on the year 2006. Also a pioneer member of the LTC, but pulled out their membership after a year.

Prominent alumni

Some of the college's notable alumni (graduates and former students), in alphabetical order:List of members, UST Artlets Alumni Association, 2008.]

Academe

*Laura Abara - Chairman, Economics Department, UST College of Commerce
*Josephine Aguilar-Placido - Dean of Sponsors, UST Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC); Consulting sociologist, ABS-CBN, Studio 23, GMA Network, and QTV 11; advice columnist and contributor in periodicals
*Clarence Batan - Doctoral Fellow in Sociology, Dalhousie University, Canada; 1995 Awardee, Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP)
*Maria Teresita B. Buenaventura - Lecturer in Religion and Deaf Studies, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
*Rica Agnes S. Castaneda - Singapore International Foundation-ASEAN Fellow, National University of Singapore; ASEAN Graduate Scholar; Researcher, Institute of Policy Studies; Researcher, National University of Singapore Southeast Asian Studies Programme
*Alfredo P. Co - Post-doctoral Fellow in Philosophy, Sorbonne University of Paris
*Michael Coroza - Professor, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University
*Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo - first female Dean, Ateneo Law School; second female Editor-in-Chief, "Ateneo Law Journal"
*Johnny Delgado - Founding Chairman and President, Actors Workshop Foundation; former Chairman, Committee on Education and Culture, Katipunan ng mga Artista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Screen Actors Guild of the Philippines); drama instructor, Asia Pacific Film Institute
*Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta - S.E.A. Write Awardee; Executive Director, UST Center for Creative Writing and Studies; former Dean, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters; textbook author; literary critic
*Butch Francisco - studied Creative Writing at Harvard University; columnist, "The Philippine Star"
*Ernesto A. Franco - Alfred Sloan Foundation Fellow and Asia Foundation Scholar, Harvard University; FAPE Grantee, Project Management Program, University of California at Los Angeles; British Council Awardee, Open University, United Kingdom
*Frederick Guanzon (Chadwick Guanzon) - Founding Chairman, Philippine Alliance of Legal Management Societies (PALMS); 2001 Delegate, Ayala Young Leaders' Congress; 1997 President, Junior Council-National Executive Board, Children's Museum and Library Inc.
*Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo - Vice President for Public Affairs, University of the Philippines; former Dean, UP College of Arts & Letters; former Director, UP Institute of Creative Writing
*Florin T. Hilbay - 1999 Philippine Bar Topnotcher; Research Fellow, Harvard Law School; Lecturer, UP College of Law; former Instructor, UST Faculty of Arts & Letters
*Mary Joyce Ong Laig - Golden Owl Awardee for Education; former journalism professor, UST Faculty of Arts & Letters; former religion professor, UST Central Seminary; columnist
*Bienvenido Lumbera - Professor, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University, Professor Emeritus, UP College of Arts and Letters; Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, De La Salle University-Manila College of Liberal Arts; co-founder, Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing and Research Center, DLSU-Manila
*Arlene Maneja - 2002 Philippine Bar Topnotcher; 2002 Awardee, Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP); 2002 Aquinas Awardee (highest individual student award); Octofinalist, World Universities Debating Championship; Philippine Representative, Hitachi Young Leaders' Initiative (HYLI); Delegate, Ayala Young Leaders' Congress; Lecturer, UST Faculty of Civil Law; took graduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania and the Asian Institute of Management
*Josephine Acosta-Pasricha - Indian studies expert and translator; Professor, UST Graduate School
*Ponciano Pineda - former Chairman, National Commission on the Filipino Language; Editor-in-Chief, "Diksyunaryo ng Wikang Filipino"
*Tita Datu Puangco - Lecturer, Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute; former Lecturer, Asian Institute of Management; USAID-NEDA Fellow in Communication Planning and Programming at Chicago State University, Michigan State University and Indiana State University; Ford Grantee on Development Communications; author and columnist
*Emerita Quito - former Chairperson, Philosophy Department, De La Salle University-Manila; Doctoral Fellow in Philosophy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; former official, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
*Claire S. Ramos - Museum Docent, Ayala Museum; English instructor, Mentorpia Academy (language school for Koreans); trained in TEFL at Harriet Teacher Training and Language School, Singapore; specialized in teaching at Philippine Normal University
*Alejandro Roces - President, CAP College Foundation; former Secretary of Education; columnist, "The Philippine Star"
*Josefina S. Sumaya - President, Trinity University of Asia (formerly Trinity College of Quezon City)
*Wilma Cruz-Tapalla - Founder and Director, Wilma Cruz-Tapalla Academe of Speech and Personality; author and columnist
*Michael Teodoro G. Ting Jr. - 2003 Philippine Nominee, Georgia Rotary Student Program; the first Southeast Asian contributing writer, "A Different View" (Europe-based publication)
*Michael Anthony Vasco - Faculty Secretary and Consultant for the Humanities, UST Graduate School;Full Professor of Philosophy,UST
*Magdalena Alonso-Villaba - Dean Emeritus, UST Graduate School; Dean Emeritus, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters; textbook author

Business

*Gurjeet Bansal - Marketing Communications Executive, Assured Associates Limited, U.K.; PR Manager, Edge Club, U.K.; PR Coordinator, Maxitech.biz U.K.; Master in Marketing Communications, London, U.K.; Corporate Communications Officer, ABC Broadcasting Company (ABC-5); Features Contributor, Diwa Publishing
*Maria Vida Caparas - Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer of GMA Network
*María Rhodema Canlapan - Dialer Strategy & Execution Manager for NCO Group Manila, Inc (2007-present), Manager, Banco de Oro, Consumer Lending Group (2005-2007)
*Noel Toti Cariño - Chairman and President, Manila Times Publishing Corporation; Chairman of the Board, Boracay Environmental Solutions; President, Forest Hills Golf and Country Club, Inc., Fil-Estate Realty Corporation, Caliraya Springs Golf and Country Club; former Director, Metro Rail Transport Inc.
*Lydia Castillo - Marketing Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways Inc.; Golden Owl Awardee for Marketing
*Antonio M. Chua - Taxation and Compliance Officer, Land Bank of the Philippines
*Nilo Divina - Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Equitable-PCI Bank
*Jennifer Diomampo-Elman - Training Officer, Bayan Telecommunications (Bayantel)
*Ernesto A. Franco - Program Manager/Project Director, Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo; Asian and Pacific Development Center, Kuala Lumpur; Asian Development Bank, Pasig City; Institute of Public Administration, New York
*Marie Katherine Francisco - Manager, Thomson Financial (Philippines) Inc.
*Jennifer Y. Hilario - Co-owner, "Mocha Blends" Coffeeshop
*Francisco Ed Lim - President, Philippine Stock Exchange; Partner, ACCRA Law Firm (second largest law firm)
*Jose Lina (Joey Lina) - President, Manila Hotel
*Chito S. Maniago - Communications Executive and Sustainable Development Manager, Shell Companies in the Philippines; member, International Association of Business Communicators; member, Public Relations Society of the Philippines; member, 43rd Anvil Awards Executive Committee; 2001 Delegate, Ayala Young Leaders' Congress; Most Outstanding Kapampangan 2000 in the field of Youth Leadership; 2002 Finalist, Search for the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) by the Philippine Jaycees
*Maria Karen Olidan - Corporate Executive, JG Summit Group of Companies
*Donna Girlie Pascual - Marketing Manager, LBC Express Inc. (shipping and courier company)
*Tita Datu Puangco - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ancilla Enterprise Development Consulting; former Vice-President, Bank of the Philippine Islands; former Manager, San Miguel Corporation; business author and columnist
*Niño Jesus B. Rañeses - Corporate Executive, Bank of the Philippine Islands; 2001 Finalist, Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP)
*CJ Regala - Lifestyle Purchaser, "Fully Booked" (chain of bookstores)
*Jeffrey O. Tarayao - international speaker, "Corporate Social Responsibility and Business for Social Development"; multi-awarded CSR practitioner; Grand Anvil Awardee; International Gold Quill Awardee; member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of the Philippines; Head, Community Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, Globe Telecom, Inc.; 2001 Delegate, Ayala Young Leaders' Congress

Film and television arts

*Roy Alvarez - actor and renowned environmentalist; President, Mother Earth Foundation
*Cesar Apolinario - film director; Best Director for "Banal", 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival
*Henry Bolo - radio deejay and sound designer
*Isay Alvarez-Ceña - stage actress and singer, London main cast in Miss Saigon
*Robert Ceña - stage actor and singer, London cast of Miss Saigon
*Sarah Christophers - television actress and model
*Winnie Cordero (Rowena Cordero) - main cast at "Sine Skwela" and "Batibot"; television and film actress; television host at ABS-CBN; 2005 & 2006 Golden Dove Awardee for Best Variety Radio Program Host
*Dang Cruz - film, television, and stage actress; main cast, "Home Along Da Riles" at ABS-CBN Network; honorary member, Teatro Tomasino
*Lourd Ernest de Veyra - songwriter and lead vocalist of rock band "Radioactive Sago Project"; member, "Artists for the Removal of Gloria" (ARREST Gloria)
*Johnny Delgado - multi-awarded film, television and stage actor; drama instructor, Asia Pacific Film Institute
*Butch Francisco - entertainment writer and talkshow host
*Reggie Gulle - Associate Film Editor, Regal Entertainment, Star Cinema, GMA Films; former Editor, Road Runer Network Inc.
*Rodolfo R. Lana Jr. (Jun Lana) - playwright, screenwriter and director; trained at the Australian Film Institute
*Gretchen Malalad - field reporter, ABS-CBN; former housemate, ; Southeast Asian Games gold medalist for Karate
*Albert Martinez - multi-awarded television and film actor; commercial model
*Dennis Padilla - comedian; former city councilor; husband of actress Marjorie Barretto
*Piolo Pascual - multi-awarded actor, singer, and commercial model, honorary member, Teatro Tomasino
*Ruby Rodriguez - co-host of Eat Bulaga; actress and talent artist at GMA Network
*Dimples Romana - actress, former UAAP courtside reporter
*Zorayda Sanchez - comedienne; television and film scriptwriter
*Jeffrey Santos - television and film actor; brother of actress Judy Ann Santos
*Jennifer Sevilla - film and television actress
*Beth Tamayo - actress and chef-restaurateur; friend of Judy Ann Santos
*Rommel Tolentino (Milo Tolentino) - Best Short Film Winner for "Orasyon", 2006 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
*Alwyn Uytingco - television and film actor; talent artist ABS-CBN Network
*Eula Valdez - multi-awarded television and film actress; commercial model
*Jane Zaleta - television actress and model
*Lito Zulueta - President, "Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino" {Filipino critics organization}

Government and diplomatic affairs

*Alfredo Benipayo - former Court Administrator of the Philippine Supreme Court; Commission on Elections Chairman; Solicitor General; and current Dean of the UST Faculty of Civil Law
*Arturo Buena - former Supreme Court Assciate Justice and Court of Appeals Presiding Justice
*Noel Toti Cariño - Member, Consultative Commission for Charter Change
*Harriet Demetriou - former Commission on Elections Chairperson, Sandiganbayan Associate Justice
*Henrietta De Villa (Tita de Villa) - former Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican City
*Zenaida Elepaño - Supreme Court Deputy Court Administrator
*Ramon A. Ilagan (Mon Ilagan) - Municipal Mayor of Cainta, Rizal; former reporter at ABS-CBN
*Panfilo Lacson Jr. - Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Panfilo Lacson; husband of actress Jodi Santamaria
*Jose Lina (Joey Lina) - former Philippine Senator, Interior and Local Government Secretary, and Laguna Governor
*Rosario N. Lopez - former Chairwoman, Securities and Exchange Commission
*Gretchen Malalad - former Second-class Officer, Philippine Airforce
*Edwin Martin - Director, Public Information Office, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
*Andres Narvasa - former Supreme Court Chief Justice; Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for Constitutional Reform
*Georgina P. Nava - Head, Political Action and Special Projects, Office of Senate Majority Leader Kiko Pangilinan; former Presidential Staff Officer, National Youth Commission
*Teresa Maria Nieva - Member, Philippine Constitutional Commission of 1986; Member, Board of Trustees, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)
*Bernardo Pardo - former Supreme Court Associate Justice and Commission on Elections Chairman
*Enrique Syquia - former Philippine Ambassador to Malta; founding publisher of "The Lawyers Review"
*Jose Tomas Syquia - Director for Legal Affairs, Securities and Exchange Commission
*Francisco Tatad - former Philippine Senator and Minister of Public Information
*Rosalinda Asuncion Vicente - Associate Justice, Philippine Court of Appeals
*Victor Ziga - former Philippine Senator

History and historical figures

*Jose Rizal - the National Hero of the Philippines; author, "Noli Me Tangere", "El Filibusterismo", and "Mi Ultimo Adios".
*Gregorio F. Zaide - history professor; author, "History of Asian Nations"; former President, Philippine Historical Association

Law practice

*Vicente B. Amador - Partner, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
*Marylin A. Victorio-Aquino - Partner, SyCip Salazar Hernandez and Gatmaitan
*Antonio M. Chua - Taxation and Compliance Officer, Land Bank of the Philippines
*Wilma M. Valdemoro-Cua - Partner, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles
*Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo - former Dean, Ateneo Law School (first and only female dean); former Editor-in-Chief, Ateneo Law Journal (second female editor-in-chief)
*Nilo Divina - Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Equitable-PCI Bank
*Irvin Joseph Fabella - Associate, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan; defense counsel for U.S. Corporal Daniel Smith in the Subic rape case
*Reynaldo D. Gatmaytan - Partner, Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako (oldest law firm)
*Florin T. Hilbay - 1999 Philippine Bar Topnotcher; Research Fellow, Harvard Law School; Professorial Lecturer, UP College of Law
*Angelito C. Imperio - Partner, SyCip Salazar Hernandez and Gatmaitan
*Noel B. Lazaro - 1995 Philippine Bar 19th Placer; Partner, Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako; Professorial Lecturer in Labor Law, La Salle-FEU MBA-JD Program
*Maria Liza A. Lopez-Rosario - Doctor of Civil Law, "apto cum laude por unanimidad", Complutense University of Madrid, 1998; Senior Associate, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles (third largest law firm in the country); Professorial Lecturer, La Salle-FEU MBA-JD Program; Lecturer and Bar Reviewer, UST Faculty of Civil Law
*Francisco Ed Lim - President of the Philippine Stock Exchange; Partner, ACCRA Law Firm
*Arlene Maneja - 2002 Philippine Bar Topnotcher; Associate, Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako (oldest law firm in the country); Lecturer, UST Faculty of Civil Law; Bar Reviewer, National Bar Review Consortium
*Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan - Partner, SyCip Salazar Hernandez and Gatmaitan
*Rodrigo Lope S. Quimbo - Partner, Quisumbing Torres Law Firm (member firm of Baker and McKenzie)
*Eleazar B. Reyes - Partner, PECABAR (law firm of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile); former Editor-in-Chief, Philippine Law Journal (official academic journal of the UP College of Law)
*Jose C. Sison - Founder, "Ipaglaban Mo Foundation"; public affairs host, "Ikaw at Ang Batas"; columnist, "Philippine Daily Inquirer"; author, "A Law Each Day"
*Tranquil G.S. Salvador III - Senior Associate, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles
*Dennis Santiago - Founding Partner, Santiago and Banocnoc Law Office
*Carla E. Santamaria-Seña - Associate, Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako
*Jose Luis C. Syquia (Joel Syquia) - former Associate, Puno and Puno; LL.M. in Comparative and International Law, "cum laude", University of Pittsburgh
*Ruby Rose Javier-Yusi - Partner/Head of Tax Department, ACCRA Law Firm

Literature

*Alejandro Abadilla - Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature; Founder, "Kapisanang Balagtas"
*Rebecca T. Añonuevo - Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature
*Teo Antonio - renowned poet
*Eros Atalia - Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature
*Arnold Molina Azurin - renowned poet, anthropologist
*Cirilo F. Bautista - Literary contributor, "Panorama" Lifestyle Magazine; renowned poet, fictionist, critic and writer of nonfiction
*Jose Wendell Capili - Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature
*Michael Coroza - Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature; Professor, Creative Writing Program, Ateneo de Manila University
*Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta - S.E.A. Write Awardee; Executive Director, UST Center for Creative Writing and Studies; former Dean, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters; poet, fictionist, critic
*Lourd Ernest de Veyra - poet, songwriter, member, "Artists for the Removal of Gloria" (ARREST Gloria)
*Eric Gamalinda - renowned poet
*J. Neil Garcia - renowned poet and literary critic
*Eric Giron - Golden Owl Awardee for Literature; former editor, "Mirror" Magazine; short story writer
*Amado V. Hernandez - renowned poet, journalist, novelist, playwright
*Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo - former Executive Director, UP Institute for Creative Writing; Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature; former Dean, UP College of Arts and Letters; former Director, UP Press
*Nick Joaquin - National Artist for Literature
*F. Sionil Jose - National Artist for Literature; Ramon Magsaysay Awardee
*Rodolfo R. Lana Jr. (Jun Lana) - Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature; playwright, screenwriter and director
*Bienvenido Lumbera - National Artist for Literature; Ramon Magsaysay Awardee
*Jose Villa Panganiban - Commissioner on Filipino Language; Editor-in-Chief, "Diksyunaryo-Tesauro Pilipino-Ingles
*Ponciano Pineda - Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature; Chairman, National Commission on the Filipino Language; Editor-in-Chief, "Diksyunaryo ng Wikang Filipino"
*Rogelio R. Sikat - Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature; fictionist, playwright, translator and educator.
*Rolando Tinio - renowned poet, director, actor, critic, essayist and educator

Media and broadcasting

*Sandra Aguinaldo - investigative reporter and field correspondent, GMA Network; 2008 Investigative Journalist of the Year, Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards; 2008 Silver Screen Awardee for "Iskul Ko No. 1", US International Film & Video Festival; 2008 Silver Medalist for "Iskul Ko No. 1", New York Festivals; 2007 Gold Medalist for "Boy Pusit" &
*Archie Alemania - television host, Studio 23; television and film actor
*Dindo Amparo - field reporter, ABS-CBN Network
*Cesar Apolinario - field reporter, GMA Network
*Doland Castro - field reporter, ABS-CBN
*Arnold Clavio - newscaster and public affairs host, GMA Network; 2008 Silver Screen Awardee for "Philippine Agenda: Health", US International Film & Video Festival; 2008 Bronze Medalist and UNDP Special Awardee for "Mga Batang Nagsusunog", New York Festivals; "Anak TV Seal" Awardee, Southeast Asian Youth Foundation; World Vision celebrity ambassador
*Winnie Cordero (Rowena Cordero) - television host, ABS-CBN; radio program host, DZMM; 2005 & 2006 KBP Golden Dove Awardee for Best Variety Radio Program Host; celebrity endorser; special events host; entrepreneur
*Jullie Yap-Daza - talk show host; former public affairs host, ABS-CBN, RPN-9, ABC-5, and IBC-13
*Jason M. Domantay - executive producer, Studio 23
*Jeffrey Bryan Espiritu (Mr. Fu) - television host, RPN-9, former Artlets student council president
*Marigold Haber - newscaster and public affairs host, RPN-9
*Patricia Anne Bermudez-Hizon (Sha-ann Bermudez) - main host, "Venta 5" at ABC-5; former news anchor and courtside reporter for the Philippine Basketball Association; wife of professional basketball player Vince Hizon
*Ramon A. Ilagan (Mon Ilagan) - former field reporter, ABS-CBN; municipal mayor of Cainta, Rizal
*Gretchen Malalad - field reporter, ABS-CBN; former housemate, ; 2005 & 2006 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist for Karate
*Chito S. Maniago - former tv field reporter, ABS-CBN Network - TV Patrol, ANC etc.
*Georgina P. Nava - former co-producer and co-host, What's Up: the youth activity authority radio program, 1494 DWSS AM
*Patrick Paez - investigative reporter, ABS-CBN Network and ABC-5; husband of television host and interior designer Daphne Oseña-Paez
*Maki Pulido - senior news producer and reporter, GMA Network; 2008 Gold Medalist for "Batang Kalakal", New York Festivals
*Eagle Riggs - television host, GMA Network; comedian
*Jasmin Romero - 2007 KBP Golden Dove Awardee for Best Radio Newscaster (DZXL RMN Manila 558); news anchor, host, and segment producer for Radio Mindanao Networks; news anchor, reporter and public affairs host, National Broadcasting Network (formerly PTV-4); former executive producer and host, "Bottomline" for Business Radio; founder, Philippine Internet Broadcast International
*Ali Sotto - newscaster and public affairs host, ABC-5; radio program host, DZBB; television and film actress
*Recah Trinidad - sports commentator, sportscaster, and sportswriter
*JV Villar - former field reporter, ABS-CBN; recording artist, Star Records
*Charlotte Manapat- field reporter/segment producer for ABS-CBN's Hoy! Gising! and Balitang America

Publishing

*Herbert Atienza - staff reporter, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California); The Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho); The Journal-American (Bellevue, Washington)
*Eugenia Duran Apostol - Founder, "Philippine Daily Inquirer"; first recipient, UP Gawad Plaridel (highest individual media award); Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism
*Teodoro Benigno (Teddy Benigno) - journalist; chief speechwriter of President Corazon Aquino
*Cirilo F. Bautista - literary contributor, "Panorama" Lifestyle Magazine
*Jose Burgos, Jr. - journalist, activist
*Noel Toti Cariño - Chairman and President, Manila Times Publishing Corporation and Newsboy Media Corporation
*Lydia Castillo - columnist, "Starweek" Magazine
*Neal Cruz - columnist, "The Philippine Daily Inquirer"
*Rina Jimenez-David - columnist, "The Philippine Daily Inquirer" and "Sunday Inquirer Magazine"
*Jullie Yap-Daza - former Editor-in-Chief, "Manila Standard"; Columnist, "The Manila Bulletin," Editorial Consultant, "Sense&Style Magazine," Columnist, "Panorama" Lifestyle Magazine; talk show host; author
*Maynard Joseph P. Delfin - research and publications officer, Yuchengco Center, De La Salle University-Manila; former deskman, "The Daily Tribune"
*Lourd Ernest de Veyra - journalist; lead vocalist of rock band "Radioactive Sago Project"
*Christian V. Esguerra - reporter, "The Philippine Daily Inquirer"
*Butch Francisco - entertainment writer, "Philippine Star"
*Blanquita David Gallardo - former editor, "Asia Magazine" and "Dimensions" (Hong Kong-based magazines); Golden Owl Awardee for Journalism
*Marietta Velasco Giron - former columnist, "The Philippine Daily Inquirer" and "Malaya"; Golden Owl Awardee for Journalism
*Reggie Gulle - former contributor, "Manila Standard"
*Nilo Lardizabal - contributor, "Life Today" Magazine
*Beverly P. Movido - former reporter, "Manila Bulletin"
*Ninez Cacho-Olivarez - Founding Publisher and Editor-in-chief, "The Daily Tribune"
*Jeremiah Opiniano - contributor, "The Philippine Daily Inquirer"; Fellow, Ateneo Institute on Church and Social Issues
*Evelyn Sebastian Peplow - editor, Oxford University Press, Gullivers Books, and Orientations Magazines; Golden Owl Awardee for Book Publishing
*Tita Datu Puangco - columnist, "People at Work Section", "The Philippine Daily Inquirer"; author
*Rube Bloom C. Rule - reporter, "The Philippine Daily Inquirer"
*Xerex Xaviera - sex advice columnist, "Abante Tonite"
*Alice Colet-Villadolid - Resident Ombudsman, "Manila Standard"
*Lito Zulueta - film critic and columnist; public relations practitioner; President, "Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino" {Filipino critics organization}

ociety, fashion, and culture

*Rosemarie Arenas (Baby Arenas) - philantrophist, socialite, concert producer
*Maricarl Tolosa-Cabel - Binibining Pilipinas-International 2001; Mrs. Globe 2006 1st Runner-up; celebrity endorser; fashion model
*Consuelo Madrigal-Collantes (Chito Madrigal) - philantrophist; socialite; aunt of Senator Jamby Madrigal; one of "Manila's Best Dressed Women"
*Alice Dixon (Jessie Alice Salones Dixon) - Binibining Pilipinas-International 1986; Miss International 1986 Semi-finalist; television and film actress
*Gladys Dueñas - Binibining Pilipinas-International 1995; Miss International 1995 Semi-finalist; television and film actress
*Tweetie De Leon-Gonzales - Supermodel of the Philippines 1987; Supermodel of the World 1987 delegate; former President, Professional Models Association of the Philippines; television and film actress; fashion model; entrepreneur; jewel designer; columnist; spokesperson for Milo Sports Camp and Milo Olympics
*Gemma Heaton - Viva Look of the Year 1999; Binibining Pilipinas 2000 Semi-finalist; Binibining Pilipinas 2001 Miss Ponds Beautiful Skin awardee; Miss Philippines Red Cross 2001 3rd Runner-up; Miss Quezon City Red Cross 2001; runway and commercial model
*Patricia Anne Bermudez-Hizon (Sha-ann Bermudez) - 1996 Binibining Pilipinas Semi-finalist; 1999 Mutya ng Pilipinas Semi-finalist; main host, "Venta 5", ABC-5; wife of basketball player Vince Hizon
*Bridgette Inoferio - Model of the Year 2005; Best Model of the World 2004 1st Runner-up
*Gretchen Malalad - Binibining Pilipinas 2002 Miss Talent and Miss Red Bull Supreme awardee; 2005 & 2006 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist for karate
*Evangeline Pascual - Miss Republic of the Philippines 1973; Miss World 1973 1st Runner-up; television and film actress
*Montserrat Kierulf Preysler - Face of the Year 1999; fashion and commercial model; associate at McCann Erickson Singapore.
*Joanne Quintas-Primero - Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1995; Miss Universe 1995 11th placer (preliminary round); Miss Tourism International 1997; television and film actress
*Daisy Reyes - Binibining Pilipinas-World 1996; Miss Personality of the World 1996; Miss Expo International 1997 4th Runner-up; entrepreneur
*Michelle Reyes - Miss Tourism World 2002; Miss Tourism International 2001; Model of the Universe-Asia 2002
*Jasmin Romero - Miss Thomasian Personality 2000 1st Runner-Up; Miss UST Arts and Letters 2000; Miss UST-LM Personality 2000; news anchor and sportscaster, National Broadcasting Network (formerly PTV-4)
*Leticia Corpuz-Syquia - socialite and wife of the late Ambassador Enrique Syquia
*Wilma Cruz-Tapalla - Founding Director, Wilma Cruz-Tapalla Academe of Speech and Personality; image consultant and speech therapist

ocio-civic affairs and public advocacy

*Roy Alvarez - President, Mother Earth Foundation; television and film actor
*Eugenia Duran Apostol - Founder, Foundation for Worldwide People Power; one of 65 Great Asian Heroes, Time Magazine (Nov. 2006)
*Maria Teresita B. Buenaventura - Human Resources Supervisor, Catholic Ministry to Deaf People; Lecturer in Deaf Studies, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
*Mitos Araneta Cabrera - Instructor and Module Designer, Handmaids of the Lord (an affiliate of the Couples for Christ); Golden Owl Awardee for Lay Ministry
*Noel Toti Cariño - Chairman and Founder, War Against Poverty Foundation; Kilusan at Ugnayan ng Maralitang Pasigueño
*Lourd Ernest de Veyra - member, "Artists for the Removal of Gloria" (ARREST Gloria); lead vocalist, "Radioactive Sago Project"
*Henrietta De Villa (Tita de Villa) - National Chairperson, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV); former Chairperson, Pontifical Council for the Laity; Papal Awardee
*Eilleen Esteban - President, Junior Chamber International-Manilena Chapter
*Ronald Lumbao - Chairman, People's Movement Against Poverty (an activist group)
*Linda Montayre - Secretary-General, People's Consultative Assembly of the Philippines (an activist group)
*Mary Ong (Rosebud) - former anti-narcotics agent, National Bureau of Investigation; renowned anti-corruption advocate
*Tita Datu Puangco - Director, International Bureau of Economy and Labor

ee also

*University of Santo Tomas

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