HISTORY
Simultaneous with the foundation of the University, a philosophy course was offered. In 1896, the course was enlarged and subsequently called Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. In 1927, when the Central Seminary was to be established directly under the Sacred Congregation on Seminaries and Universities and the University Administration, a complete separation of religious and lay students was brought about, according to the wishes of the Church. Two courses had to be established: one, Ecclesiastical, subject to the laws of the Church; the other, Civil, subject to state legislation. For this reason, the Faculty of Philosophy ? scholastic philosophy particularly ? was established in the Central Seminary. This was intended to enable the students to undertake the study of Sacred Theology more profitably later on. In the school year 1959-1960, the University of Santo Tomas was allowed to offer a four year Classical Liberal Arts Course simultaneously with the regular course offered by the Faculty of Philosophy, in accordance with Government Recognition No. 254, series 1966, dated July 22, 1966. Thus, the curricula of the Faculty of Philosophy and of the Faculty of Arts and Letters were integrated in such wise that students enrolled in the Faculty may obtain their A.B. Classical degree. Beginning with the school year 1973-1974, all the institutional courses of Philosophy were given in the first two years, making up the first cycle or first biennium leading to the Bachelor in Philosophy degree. The second cycle or second biennium would comprise the special course leading to the Licentiate in Philosophy degree.

NATURE
The Faculty of Philosophy is an ecclesiastical faculty and, together with the Faculty of Sacred Theology and the Faculty of Canon Law, is classified under ?Ecclesiastical Faculties.? It is an integral part of the University of Santo Tomas.

OBJECTIVES
The Faculty of Philosophy intends, through the proper organization of its courses, to help students gradually acquire a solid and consistent knowledge of man, of the world and of God based on a philosophical heritage of St. Thomas Aquinas as the best guide in this philosophical journey (Fides et Ratio, nos. 43, 57 and 58). It also aims to make the students conversant with the history of ideas and other human sciences (Pastores Dabo Vobis, no. 52) as well as to engage them in an honest and sincere examination of the solutions given to the problem of the world and of life through the centuries, so that they will be able to arrive at a proper conviction and a coherent vision of reality. This training in philosophy will give the students a solid base for the study of theology, and a preparation for the life and ministry which await them, thus, enabling them to enter into dialogue with the men and women of their own time.

ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY MEMBERS
Dean
REV. FR. RICHARD G. ANG, O.P., STh.L. - MA, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean
REV. FR. MAXIMO P. GATELA, O.P., Ph.D. (Cand.), S.Th.D. (Cand.)

Faculty Council
REV. FR. RICHARD G. ANG, O.P., S.Th.L. - M.A., Ph.D.
REV. FR. MAXIMO P. GATELA, O.P., Ph.D. (Cand.), S.Th.D. (Cand.)
REV. FR. HERMINIO V. DAGOHOY, O.P., C.P.A., Ph.D.
REV. FR. JESUS M. MIRANDA, JR., O.P., S.Th.L. - M.A., Ph.D.
REV. FR. RODEL S. CANSANCIO, O.P., M.A. (Cand.)
REV. RUDOLF STEVEN N. SEÑO, O.P., Ph.L.

Faculty Secretary
JOEL C. SAGUT, M.A.

Commission on Affiliation
REV. FR. MAXIMO P. GATELA, O.P., Ph.D. (Cand.), S.Th.D. (Cand.)
REV. FR. JESUS M. MIRANDA, JR., O.P., S.Th.L. - M.A., Ph.D.
REV. RUDOLF STEVEN N. SEÑO, O.P., Ph.L.

Professor Emeriti
REV. FR. DIONISIO G. CABEZON, O.P., Lect., S.Th.L., Ph.D.
REV. FR. ENRICO D. GONZALES, O.P., S.Th.L., Ph.D.
REV. FR. PEDRO V. SALGADO, O.P., S.Th.L., Ph.D.

Professor
REV. FR. NORBERTO M. CASTILLO, O.P., M.A. (Chem), S.Th.L., Ph.D.

Associate Professors
REV. FR. RICHARD G. ANG, O.P., S.Th.L. - M.A., Ph.D.
REV. FR. ERNESTO M. ARCEO, O.P., S.Th.L., Ph.D.
REV. FR. HERMINIO V. DAGOHOY, O.P., C.P.A., Ph.D.
REV. FR. NILO A. LARDIZABAL, O.P., Ph.D.

Assistant Professors
REV. FR. MAXIMO P. GATELA, O.P., Ph.D. (Cand.), S.Th.D. (Cand.)

Instructors
REV. FR. REYNALDO J. ADALID, O.P., Ph.L.
REV. FR. FRANKLIN F. BELTRAN, O.P., Ph.D.
REV. FR. DELFO C. CANCERAN, O.P., Ph.D., S.Th.D.
REV. FR. RODEL S. CANSANCIO, O.P., M.A. (Cand.)
REV. FR. LAURO G. DE DIOS, O.P., M.S. (Biology)
REV. FR. ARTHUR B. DINGEL, OP, M.A.
REV. FR. HECTOR C. MARIÑAS, O.P., M.A.
REV. FR. JESUS M. MIRANDA, JR., O.P., S.Th.L. - M.A., Ph.D.
REV. FR. HERMEL O. PAMA, O.P., M.A.
REV. FR. JUAN V. PONCE, Ph.D.
REV. RUDOLF STEVEN N. SEÑO, O.P., Ph.L.

Guest Lecturers
REV. FR. ISIDRO C. ABAÑO, O.P., S.Th.L. - M.A.
ASST. PROF. MARK ABENIR, M.A.
DR. FLEURDELIZ ALTEZ-ALBELA
MS. CHRISMA BANGAOIL
ASST. PROF. CLARENCE M. BATAN, Ph.D.
ASST. PROF. MARIGLO CAMERO, Ph.D.
REV. FR. LOUIE R. CORONEL, O.P., S.Th.L.
REV. FR. LUIS S. DAVID, S.J., Ph.D.
ASST. PROF. MYRA P. DE LEON, M.A.
MS. DARLENE DEMANDANTE, M.A.
MS. REFERENDA JOANNA V. FLORES, M.A.
PROF. FLORENTINO H. HORNEDO, Ph.D.
ROBERT PAUL V. JURADO, M.A.
ATTY. EUGENE KHO, M.A.
ASST. PROF. CARLOS DAVID L. LUZ
REV. FR. ROLAND D. MACTAL, O.P., S.Th.D.
ASSOC. PROF. RICHARD G. PAZCOGUIN, M.A.
ATTY. ELGIN MICHAEL C. PEREZ
MS. FELICIDAD CHRISTINA RAMIREZ, M.A.
JOEL C. SAGUT, M.A.
DR. MARIE ANN SUNGA-VARGAS
ASST. PROF. NARCISA N. TABIRARA, M.A.
REV. FR. GERARD FRANCISCO P. TIMONER, III, O.P., STh.L. - M.A.

Office Staff
CECILIA REBELYN A. FLORES
JEFFERSON C. ONG
AARON JAMES V. BAUTISTA
NIKKO DAVE S. FRANCISCO
MIKE FERDINAND Z. SANTOS

Website Maintainance
JEFFERSON C. ONG
NIKKO DAVE S. FRANCISCO


FACULTY PROFILE

A. PROFESSOR EMERITI

1. REV. FR. DIONISIO CABEZON, OP, Lect., S.T.L., Ph.D.

Ph.D. Psychology, 1972
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

M.A. in Philosophy, 1961
Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1958
Angelicum University, Rome

Specialization: Thomism, Experimental Psychology, Guidance and Counseling


2. REV. FR. ENRICO D. GONZALES, OP, S.T.L., Ph.D.

Doctor in Philosophy, 1979
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Theology, 1980
Katholike Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium

Licentiate in Philosophy, 1977
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1976
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1972
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Thomism, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy and Philosophy of Science


3. REV. FR. PEDRO SALGADO, O.P., S.T.L., Ph.D.

Doctorate in Philosophy, 1965
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1963
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1961
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Philosophy, 1958
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1957
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Social Philosophy and Marxism


B. PROFESSOR

1. REV. FR. NORBERTO M. CASTILLO, O.P., Lect., S.T.L., M.A. Chem., Ph.L., Ph.D.

Doctorate in Philosophy, 1975
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

M.A. in Chemistry Education, 1974
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1973
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1972
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Philosophy, 1969
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

M.A. Chemistry Education, 1976
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1968
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1962
UST College of Science, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Nature, Ethics, Texts of Thomas Aquinas, Latin


C. ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

1. REV. FR. RICHARD ANG, O.P., Ph.L., S.T.L.-M.A., Ph.D.

Doctor in Philosophy, 2010
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology & Master of Arts in Theology, 1999
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1997
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Philosophy, 1994
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Philosophy, 1990
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Rational Psychology, Thomism, Ancient Philosophy, Oriental Philosophy


2. REV. FR. HERMINIO DAGOHOY, O.P., C.P.A., Ph.L.-M.A., Ph.D. (Cand.)

Licentiate in Philosophy, 2010
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Master of Arts in Philosohy, 2000
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1993
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 1990
Philippine Dominican Center for Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

B.S. Commerce major in Accountancy, 1985
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Ancient Philosophy, Theodicy, Thomism, Cosmology


3. REV. FR. NILO LARDIZABAL, O.P., Ph.L. - M.A., Ph.D. (Cand.)

Doctorate in Philosophy, ongoing
Graduate School, UST, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Philosophy, 2009
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

M.A. in Philosophy, 2005
Graduate School, UST, Manila, Philippines

Certificate in Preaching, 2005
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2003
Faculty of Sacred Theology, UST, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Philosophy, 2000
Faculty of Arts and Letters, UST, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Critics, Rational Psychology, Oriental Philosophy


D. ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

1. REV. FR. MAXIMO GATELA, O.P., Ph.L., S.T.L., Ph.D. (Cand.)

Doctorate in Philosophy, Candidate
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Doctorate in Theology, Candidate
College Dominicain de Philosophie et de Theologie, Canada

Licentiate in Philosophy, 1995
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1987
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 1983
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Metaphysics, Medieval Philosophy, Thomism


D. INSTRUCTORS

1. REV. FR. REYNALDO ADALID, O.P., Ph.L.

Doctorate in Philosophy, units earned
Angelicum University, Rome

Licentiate in Philosophy,
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology,
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Latin Language


2. REV. FR. FRANKLIN BELTRAN, O.P., Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies, 2000
Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines

M.A. in Educational Management, 1998
Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1975
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines


3. REV. FR. DELFO CANCERAN, O.P., S.Th.D., Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Sociology, ongoing
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

Doctor of Sacred Theology and Ph.D. in Theology, 2004
Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 2000
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

M.A. in Theology, 1999
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

M.A. in Philosophy, 2003
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2002
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 1999
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

A.B. English, 1986
St. Louis College, Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines

Specialization: Theodicy, Ethics, Sociology


4. REV. FR. RODEL CANSANCIO, O.P., M.A. Philo (Cand.)

Master of Arts in Philosophy, ongoing
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2005
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

AB Philosophy, 2002
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Social Philosophy, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy


5. REV. FR. LAURO DE DIOS, O.P., M.S.

Master of Science in Biology
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Manila

Bachelor in Sacred Theology
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Secondary Education


6. REV. FR ARTHUR DINGEL, O.P., M.A.

Licentiate in Philosophy, ongoing
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Master of Arts in Philosophy, 2002
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Phils.

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1992
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 1983
Dominican House of Studes, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Rational Psychology, Philosophy of Education, Modern Philosophy


7. REV. FR. HERMEL PAMA, O.P., M.A.

Ph.D. in Anthropology, ongoing
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

M.A. in Anthropology, 1999
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1994
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 1991
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Cultural Anthropology, Philippine Studies


D. GUEST PROFESSORS

1. ALTEZ, DR. FLEURDELIZ

Doctorate in Philosophy, 2009
UST Graduate School, Manila

Master of Arts in Philosophy, 2005
UST Graduate School, Manila

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 2003
Faculty of Arts and Letters, UST

Specialization: Levinas, Logic


2. BUENAVENTURA, ATTY. BENEDICTO

Bachelor of Laws, 1996
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 1990
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Social Economics and Labor Laws, and Taxation and Agrarian Reform


3. DE CASTRO, ASSOC. PROF. ELOISA

Ph.D. in History, ongoing
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

M.A. in Oriental Religions and Culture, 2000
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Asian Studies, 1979
UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Philippine History, Life of Rizal, Cultural Heritage


4. GERONIMO, MS. ERLYN

M.S. in Applied Mathematics, 2001
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

B.A. in Mathematics, 1994
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: College Algebra, Trigonometry


5. HORNEDO, DR. FLORENTINO

Ph.D. Literature, 1971
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

M.A. in Philosophy, 1972
Saint Louis University, Baguio, Philippines

M.A. in English (Literature), 1967
Saint Louis University, Baguio, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Education, 1961
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Grammar and Composition, Essay and Essay Writing


6. LAIG, MS. MARY JOYCE

Bachelor of Arts in Literature, 1957
UST Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Grammar and Composition, Essay and Essay Writing


7. PAZCOGUIN, ASSOC. PROF. RICHARD

Ph.D. in Theology, ongoing
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Master of Arts in Theology, 2004
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Secondary Education major in Religious Education
UST College of Education, Manila, Philippines

8. SAGUT, MR. JOEL

Doctorate in Philosophy, ongoing
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Master of Arts in Philosophy, 2006
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Post-Baccalaureate Teachers Education, 2006
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2004
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 2001
PDCIS, Quezon City, Philippines

 

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