Happy 400th Anniversary UST!

Yesterday, the University of Santo Tomas celebrated its quadricentennial celebration. Yep! University of Santo Tomas is already 400 years old. It is the oldest university in Asia.

The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas was established by Miguel de Benavides, who is the third archbishop of Manila.  He came with the first Dominican mission in the Philippines in the year 1587. The complete name of the university is The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines. This is a fitting name for a great university.

For 400th anniversary of UST, the Central Bank of the Philippines issued 200-peso notes that contain the “Unending Grace” logo of 400th anniversary of UST. I managed to get a piece of this special 200-peso note after some pangungulit with a friend who is studying in UST.
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UST Quadricentennial on 200 Philippine peso bill


The “Unending Grace” logo was placed on 200-peso note because Diosdado Macapagal, the person depicted on the currency, is an alumnus of UST.
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UST 400


Last March, UST attempted to form the largest human cross. The cross that they made was not just any cross but it is the Dominican Cross or the Cross of the Order of Preachers. 
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UST Quadricentennial cross

I got a chance to visit the University of Santo Tomas this month. I will tell the story of my visit to UST in the next blog post. As for now, let me give you a photograph that I took when I visited UST.
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UST 400 years

Those figures form the number 400 to signify UST’s celebration of its 400th year of existence.

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Photo of 200 pesos came from Walang Magawa tumblr site. UST Dominican Cross picture came from Im Post.
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10 comments:

  1. ang galing ng UST.Wohhhh for 400 years.

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  2. Wow! collector's item... I got UP centennial for 100 bills before now it's UST's turn and it's on a 200 peso bill... hehehehhe

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  3. Oo nga prosaic. Kelan naman magkakaroon nang ganito ang ibang schools para makumpleto ko na yung mga nasa U-belt.

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  4. Wow congrats to UST! 400 years na pala sila. I remember I tried to keep the 100 peso bill that has the UP centennial logo pero nagastos ko din hehee.

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  5. @My Lovely Adventures:

    Ay sayang naman. Ako nasa akin pa rin. :-) UP at UST. Kelan naman kaya yung sa Ateneo at La Salle?

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  6. the best talaga ang UST.......400 years na..

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  7. Oo nga Kuya Arvin. Congratulations talaga sa mga taga-UST.

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  8. Your alma mater? Gosh...400 years is a long long time. Happy Anniversary!

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  9. @STP:

    Nope. UST is not my Alma Mater. My alama mater is University of the Philippines, which is just 100+ years old.

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