The Communication Program of UST Angelicum won two major awards at the 41st Catholic Mass Media Awards held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Teatro ng GSIS in Pasay City.
Sarrah Ditan’s The Dangers of Cyberbullying bagged the Best Student TV PSA. Likewise, We Choose Wood by Nicole Ann Ureta, which was also one of the finalists in the Public Relations Society of the Philippine (PRSP) Grand Prix Competition Digital Category, and Hey I’m Laura by Mary Rose Gesto, emerged as finalists.
Meanwhile, PWDeng-Puwede Documentary by Charlotte Vinluan was named as the Best Student TV Production. It is a story of a 25-year-old Hotel and Restaurant Management Major in the University of Cordillera, Baguio City, Jonel Tejedo. In order to afford his own education and survive life on a daily basis, he sells balut, chicharon, and pugo around the City of Pines. Despite having cerebral palsy-- a group of disorders that affect muscle movement and coordination-- Jonel never used it as an excuse not to persevere in life. He believes that HE CAN DO ANYTHING; attain a bachelor’s degree, become a renowned chef, and more, simply because he believes in his capabilities, and never in his disability.
Karinderya ni Mang Urot by Francis Hermoso, Pasan Pasang Pag-asa by Angelica Catapang, The Little Warrior by Sarrah Ditan, and Lulubog, Aahon by Lyzette Apawan emerged as finalists out of 28 documentary film entries.
Arlindane Villanueva’s Playground was a finalist in the Best Student Film Category.
Moreover, five entries were finalists for the Best Student Print PSA, namely: Balang Araw, Wala Ka Nang Ibubuga by Jastinne May Santos, Tumbang Preso by Charlotte Vinluan, Take Charge by Xiannia Samson, and Highlighted by Sarrah Ditan.
Waze by Rhea Janine Tarape and Bili na! by Mardy Jaye Lising ended as finalists for the Best Student Radio PSA Category.
“When your mind says give up, hope whispers one more try. Thus, you never want to end it on a bad note, but with the biggest wins.” said Mr. Glenn Irwin Reynon, Chair of the Communication Program.
A total of 15 finalists from UST Angelicum College across all Student Categories were recorded for this year’s competition.
In the pursuit of continuous school development to deal with the changes and challenges of 21st century education, the administrators of UST Angelicum College visited the Dominican International School (DIS) in Dazhi, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan on July 4, 2019.
The delegates to the General Chapter of the Order of Preachers from different countries held their world conference in July in Bien Hoa in Vietnam, where the Dominican family has an important presence. After the Mass of the Holy Spirit on July 13, 2019, the plenary session elected the 87th successor of St. Dominic, and the 88th Master of the Order in the person of Rev. Fr. Gerard Francisco P. Timoner, O. P.
UST Angelicum welcomed the new academic year 2019-2020 with the Mass of the Holy Spirit which was held on August 7, 2019. The Mass, which coincided with the celebration of the Feast of St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Order of Preachers, was presided by the Pro-Vice-Rector of the school, Rev. Fr. Ferdinand L. Bautista, O. P. and concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Noel Castor, O. P., the school’s Director for Financial Affairs, Rev. Fr. Rudolf Seño, O.P. and the new Chaplain of the Basic Education Department, Rev. Fr. Arden Dacuma, O. P. Rev. Reynor Munsayac also joined during the celebration.
Despite the rainy weather last weekend, the BEC Youth Volunteers were all excited to attend the Team Building and Planning Session organized by the Office of the Religious Affairs last September 14, 2019 with the theme, ‘ Using One’s Gifts in Serving Others’ (1 Peter 4:10).
UST Angelicum bagged eight awards at the Philippine Student Quill Awards, including the Top Award for Communication Skills.