TomasinoWeb (TomWeb!) is the official online-based student publication of the University of Santo Tomas. It is also a recognized university-wide organization which focuses in the fields of writing, photography, digital arts and website development.
It was founded in 2007 by student volunteers mainly from the Faculty of Arts and Letters and Faculty of Engineering under the guidance of the Santo Tomas e-service Providers (STePS). It was the former STePS Director, Rev. Fr. Melchor Saria, who conceptualized the TomasinoWeb. In 2008, TomWeb has been recognized as a university-wide organization and online student publication of UST.
TomWeb commits itself to provide relevant and timely information to the Thomasian community through its official website, and to hone the skills of its members through seminars, workshops and event coverage.
TomWeb envisions itself to become the University’s immediate source of online-based information and to produce Thomasian professionals and leaders who are not only versatile in the fields of web development, online journalism, photography, and digital arts but are also well grounded in the values instilled on them during their stay in the organization.
- About Batch QuadCore
- The Executive Board
- The Editorial Board
- The Department Heads
- The TomWeb v4.0 Web Team
- The Advisers
Four departments. Four committees. Four years. For UST’s 400th year.
QuadCore, the batch name of the fourth batch of TomasinoWeb core group, is composed of the executive board, department heads, and the senior members. Bonded by passion that has been proven by the years of hardship and laughter shared while in the organization, Batch QuadCore considers each member a family that will be cherished not just within their years of stay in the University but also in the years to come as professionals of their respective crafts.
This batch believes that TomasinoWeb’s aim as an organization is not recruiting members who are excellent in their craft, but unraveling that excellence within a member who has the passion for the craft.
Marie Angeline Pagulayan
4th year AB Journalism
Faculty of Arts and Letters
Marian started as the Executive Assistant to the President in 2009 and became TomWeb’s Vice President for Internal Affairs last academic year. She is into writing, public speaking, and doing art-related activities like drawing. She is also affiliated with other organizations such as Becarios de Santo Tomas and The Flame. This year, she was one of the delegates for 6th Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit. Marian, in general, is an optimistic and cheerful person.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS
Bea has been with Tomweb! since 2009 and became the Executive Assistant to the Vice President Internal last academic year. She loves sports (particularly taekwondo), anime and watching foreign series. She is compassionate to animals and is fond of exploring nature. As the VP-Internal, she is responsible for the internal affairs of the organization including its community developments projects.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Faye has been an active TomWeb member since 2009. She was a Media Correspondent, Executive Assistant to the VP-External and Acting Public Relations Officer in the previous academic year. Other than TomasinoWeb, she is an Assistant Vice President for Publicity of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers-National Student Chapter and a member of AIESEC-UST. She is interested in information technology, web design, management, leadership and anything related to industrial engineering.
Nadine or simply Din has been the Executive Assistant to the Treasurer last academic year. She believes that to serve others is the key to be a genuine leader. She also believes in the saying “Do what you are supposed to do”. One of her dreams for Tomweb is to be known outside UST. During her free time, she likes to play with her dog, play the guitar, hang out with her family and friends and lastly, and to relax. She is currently affiliated with Musikat and is part of the documentation team of Asian Studies Society.
Lenn or Chosen Lenn as the former TomWeb officers calls her is a loud, enthusiastic and active member of TomWeb since her freshman year where she also became the Executive Assistant to the Treasurer. Her passion is singing, blogging and travelling. A straightforward and strong-willed personality is her trademark. She believes in the saying, “if one believes that he can, he’s half-way there.” She is also affiliated with Thomasian Cable Television and CASA Retorika.
It was Jennifer’s passion for photography that led her to TomasinoWeb during her freshman year. She also worked as the Executive Assistant to the Secretary in the same year. Taking pictures and exploring new things are her interests. Although she looks snob at first glance (as what others say) Jennifer is one of the most cheerful and bubbly person you will meet.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Chelsea, or simply Chao, has been with TomWeb in her first year in UST. She graduated elementary and high school in Al Jazeera International School at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where she and her family lived for a long time. She can slightly understand German and wishes to learn other countries’ languages and culture. She is into web development and loves to read. Chao as a PRO, and in general, is a very approachable person.
Rome started in Tomweb as a writer in 2010. He was previously involved in a socio-political organization as an executive assistant and a news writer. He was then appointed as the head of TomWeb’s writing department during the start of the current academic year. His interests in writing, reading books and graphic novels, and being a movie buff reinforces his skills as a writer.
Miguel, a friendly yet shy person, is a TomWeb! member for two years now. He is fond of the Harry Potter series and is also into layouting. When he was in high school, he has been part of their official publication for three years, and became its editor in chief in his senior year. For him, those were the times when his passion for writing peaked on its ignition. If he is not going to be an educator, he plans to be a journalist in the future.
Bettina or ‘Bets’ as coined by her friends is the editor of the Feature Section of TomasinoWeb. She devours travel, fashion and beauty magazines, novels and inspirational books. Bettina has high hopes to trot around the world to do missionary work. She was also part of this year’s Pintig Fashion Show of the Student Organizations Coordinating Council.
From being a deputy writer last academic year, Peevi is now the head of TomWeb!’s sports section. He loves sports but he is also into aviation, commercial planes, and travelling. A frustrated volleyball player, Peevi made use of his writing skills to get at least closer to his one true love, volleyball. He believes that life is a big arena where only the most determined players will succeed.
COPY EDITOR and RESIDENT BLOGGER
Pam is a “dreamer and an achiever” – dreaming to become part of the largest magazine publishing company in the Philippines and soon take a law course. She puts her heart and strength in what she is ought to do. She works well with a team – a good leader and follower, always open to experience new things wherein she could learn from and keeps a professional relationship. Lastly, Pam puts God in the center of everything she does.
Marianne is a quiet girl who loves to draw and write. She goes by “Madee” inside the classroom and “Maan” at home and with her friends. Marianne is usually found observing her environment, sitting outside alone on a tree or rock contemplating. Her interests however are quite peculiar, as she is in love with horror and thriller movies tickling her funny bones. She is planning to take up fine arts after finishing her journalism degree.
Melo or JunJun is a 17-year old photography enthusiast. He hates dull atmosphere and loves to crack jokes. When boredom comes in, he always finds a way to amuse himself and other people around him. He is into computer games and basketball. Despite his jolly attitude, Melo is dedicated in what he does.
ASST. PHOTOGRAPHY HEAD
Jan or JM is a budding photographer and keeps on building up his portfolio by covering events as TomWeb’s assistant photography head. He was the photography head in the previous academic year. He is a nice guy who is always ready to lend a helping hand. Sense of humour is one of his weaknesses. Give him a joke and rest assured that you will hear the weirdest laugh you’ve heard of.
WEB DEVELOPMENT HEADS
Francis has been an active TomWeb member since 2008. He was the consul of architecture in his second year and the executive assistant to the internal vice-president in his third year in the organization. He is fond of fiction writing, photography, image rendering, and web development. He loves OPM and Filipino films.
Mei risked shifting from a world full of girls to the world which she fear the most upon entering the Faculty of Engineering which is dominated by men. She sees herself as a successful Certified Cisco Networking Associate in the future. Mei learns things the hard way. She is an avid fan of Japoy Lizardo and dreams to meet him someday.
Riel is among the heads behind TomWeb’s current website. He is an avid fan of UAAP Cheerdance Competition, particularly the Salinggawi Dance Troupe and the UP Pep Squad. He is a mountaineer since he was 16 years old and became a nature lover since then. Riel also loves drawing. One interesting fact about him is that he does not like cakes but loves Goldilock’s Sansrival. He is also affiliated with UST Mountaineering Club.
DIGITAL ARTS HEAD
Maxin Ann Velasco– can be likened to the muse of art. But this artist is avant- garde, using technology as her canvass. Yes, art and technology becomes one in the deft hands of this lady.
HUMAN RESOURCE HEAD and SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
JC has been an enthusiastic TomWeb member since 2009. He started as member of the organization’s Special Committee in 2009, Assistant Director-Media Correspondent and Executive Assistant to the President in the previous academic year. Other than TomasinoWeb, he works as a Student Partner of Microsoft. His interests span from digital arts, web development and photography to electronics and communications system. He is also a technology enthusiast.
TomWeb v4.0 went under countless revisions before finally being launched. It will never be possible without the diligence and dedication of the members of the TomWeb v4.0 Web Team, composed of the following TomWeb members:
Jimboy Sioson, 4th year ECE
Daryl John Tulay, 4th year IT
Jose Regino Quiambao, 4th year ME
Alyanna Dela Cruz, 4th year BFA Advertising Arts
Joanne May Chagas, 3rd year IT
John Riel Ylaya, 3rd year IT
ASST. PROF. VIRGINIA A. SEMBRANO
Faculty of Engineering
MS. JANNIS T. MONTAÑEZ
Faculty of Arts and Letters
ENGR. JAIME DOLOR