We all need some doses of inspiration. Be continuously inspired by our Thomasian alumni from all walks of life in this section.

Engraving his own legacy: Yannie Rumbaoa’s journey to success

"UST is known in the field of arts. I learned to be grateful for all the knowledge and skills that our professors taught us. This guided me and also inspired me to teach young artists to develop their skills as well."

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John Simon and the Thomasian brand of public service

“I always felt that, as a Thomasian, I can make a difference in government service. Thomasians have the efficiency and integrity to realize the triumph of goodness in the fight against graft and corruption.”

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Resiliency: A virtue that made Joji Castillo shine

“Like the University itself, you brave the weather, the flood and the turmoil that comes in every once in a while, but you continue to stand, to get up and get out there to seek your opportunities, and be able to stand proud but never look down on others.”

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Melvin Almonguera: Extending public service to Filipinos in Brunei Darussalam

“The Thomasian attitude of openness is a great help. As I deal with different nationalities in different countries, I have to be open-minded when it comes to their ideas and respective cultures.”

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Perpetua M. Gaiter and the helping hands of a Thomasian nurse

“As a Thomasian, I try to follow the simple value of serving others, which I think is well demonstrated by my love of my profession as a nurse. UST helped me to understand what true passion means when it comes to helping others."

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Josefina E. Sulit and her professional integrity

“A person’s integrity is highly important especially in building and maintaining trust in situations that require decency and uprightness.”

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Henry Tenedero: A selfless leader, educator

“I am competent in the pursuit and performance of my personal and professional goals in life despite all the challenges, committed to making a difference in peoples' lives through the run of my personal education advocacy and compassionate to the plight of the marginalized.”

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Fidel Calalang Jr., Founder of the UST Singers

"I started to study music at UST without any musical background...it was pure determination and the patience to work hard that redeemed me from my deficiencies and weaknesses."

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Engr. Jose Aquino Sy, President & CEO of Sysquared + Associates, Inc.

“As a Thomasian, we were taught that it is important to uphold a tradition of excellence while providing influence to the global community."

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Vim Nadera – Director of the Philippine High School for the Arts

Vim Nadera is the legend behind the Gawad USTETIKA founded in 1989 and other literary bodies namely the UST Writer's Workshop, Moving the Pen Journalism/Literary Seminar (1991) and the Gatula (1996) in the University of the Philippines.

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Assoc. Prof. John Jack Wigley PhD, Director of the UST Publishing House

"One thing that I feel strongly about myself is that I work hard. I think I have very good work habits. I don’t stop until everything’s finished, even if this means I will have long and sleepless nights, or I will sacrifice weekends. I guess I got this from UST."

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The Journey of a Thomasian Physician – Anthony C. Leachon, MD

When I look around this new and modern auditorium, I think of my UST Medicine days in the early 1980s. And as I look at you today, it looks like a huge family gathering - I see a large family of achievers and distinctive ...

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RAMON ORLINA, internationally renowned glass sculptor and artist

Behind the Iconic “Quattromondial”, a sculpture made out of bronze and glass which was made in celebration of UST’s 400th year, was a renowned glass sculptor and architect named Ramon Orlina, an alumnus from the College of Architecture and Fine Arts

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Associate Professor Ma. Cristina C. Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC

Nurses are one of the health care providers who have been dedicating their time and efforts towards the promotion of health and prevention illness.

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Jerry Santiago, Animation Director of Cuttingedge Production

From the Filipino industry that brought you cartoons like Daring Defenders, El Americano, Dayo, Blackjack, Nikte and Pepito, is Mr. Jerry Santiago, a committed Thomasian Animation Director based in the Philippines, who continuously illustrates and perfect minute details to bring to life these animated series.

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Cipriano “Zip” De Guzman, Jr., International Baritone Singer

Music has always been a part of Filipinos’ lives. Be it in festive occasions or just a normal day of getting together with their barkadas, Filipinos will never miss to include videokes in the parties. With their undying passion for music, it is no wonder that videoke or Magic Sing has been a principal commodity in every Pinoys’ home.

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Rudi Ramin, Brand Solutions Expert of Google

Mr. Rudi Ramin, a Thomasian and a Brand Solution Expert at Google, shares his story of learning and discovering to reach what he has now

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Armand Serrano, Visual Development artist of Disney Animation Studios

From one of the makers of Big Hero 6, Surf’s Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Arthur Christmas, and Hotel Translyvania, Mr. Armand Serrano shares his inspiring road from being a civil engineer to a world-class animator.

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Engelberto “Biboy” Rivera, World Champion Thomasian Bowler

You have to set your goals and continue to work towards it. The road to achieving it is not easy. It takes a lot of patience and motivation to get through depressing times. Discipline to avoid the temptations of vices. Dedication and determination to keep you moving forward. In the end it is all worth it.

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Alice Villadolid

Alice Colet Villadolid graduated summa cum laude with a degree in AB Journalism. She also obtained her post-graduate degrees in social science and in journalism from the UST Graduate School, Press Foundation of Asia, and the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin. She is a recipient of The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni award in 2005.

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