AWARDS

Catholic Mass Media Awards

  • 38th CMMA (2016) – Best School Organ – College Level
  • 37th CMMA Special Citation (2015) – Pope Francis’ Apostolic and State Visit Magazine and Coverage
  • 1st Student CMMA (2001) – Best Student Photojournalist

Catholic Social Media Awards

  • 2017 Finalist, Best Twitter Account
  • 2016 Best Twitter Account

UST Student Awards

  • St. Dominic de Guzman Award for Outstanding Teamwork (2018)
  • Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award (2018)
  • Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award (2012)
  • St. Dominic de Guzman Award for Outstanding Teamwork (2011)
  • St. Dominic de Guzman Award for Outstanding Teamwork (2007)
  • St. Dominic de Guzman Award for Outstanding Teamwork (2006)
  • St. Dominic de Guzman Award for Outstanding Teamwork (2004)
  • St. Dominic de Guzman Award for Outstanding Teamwork (2003)
  • Pope Leo XIII Communitarian Award (2001)
  • Pope Leo XIII Communitarian Award (2000)
  • Pope Leo XIII Communitarian Award (1995)
  • Pope Leo XIII Communitarian Award (1984)
  • Pope Leo XIII Communitarian Award (1979)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Office of Student Affairs (1979)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from UST (1979)

Student Quill Awards (International Association of Business Communicators – Philippines)

2017

  • Award of Merit: The Varsitarian Interactive Website
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian Short Videos
  • Award of Merit: The Varsiatrian Sports Infographics
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian Publicity Materials
  • Award of Merit: The Varsitarian V Exclusives
  • Award of Merit: The Varsitarian Week-in-photos
  • Award of Excellence: 19th Inkblots: The Campus Press in Times of Conflict
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Editorial: Hazing Tragedy-Culture of Death is alive and well in and out of UST
  • Award of Merit: The Varsitarian – 2017 Botomasino Special Supplement
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Botomasino 2017: Special Coverage of UST Student Elections
  • Award of Merit: The Varsitarian – Dedicated crisis management office needed, says emergency official
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Court upholds graft raps vs Ched chief

2016

  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian: The Official Student Publication of the University of Santo Tomas
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Website
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Jubilee 800 Supplement
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – “Supreme Court, Supreme Hokum”
  • Award of Excellence: Botomasino: A Special Coverage of the UST Student Council Elections
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Botomasino Special Supplement
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Short Videos
  • Award of Excellence: “Thou Shalt not Kill”: An Editorial
  • Award of Excellence: Inkblots 2016 – Campus Press as Engine of Democracy
  • Award of Merit: The Varsitarian Facebook Page
  • Award of Merit: The Varsitarian – News Wrap

2015

  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian: The Official Student Publication of the University of Santo Tomas
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Botomasino Special Supplement
  • Award of Excellence: 16th Inkblots: The UST Annual Nat’l Campus Journalism Fellowship
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Papal Visit Infographics
  • Award of Excellence: The Vrasitarian – Special Supplement for Papal Visit
  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian – Botomasino Special Coverage of the UST Student Council Elections
  • Award of Merit: The Varsitarian- Papal Visit
  • Award of Merit: “Aquino’s Last SONA: Presidential, Philistine, Bitter”

2014

  • Award of Excellence: The Varsitarian: The Official Student Publication of the University of Santo Tomas
  • Award of Merit: UAAP Season 77 Infographics
  • Award of Merit: “Typhoon Glenda Devastates UST Campus”
  • Award of Merit: “Mindanao Campus to Rise Soon”

Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (Umpil Awards)

  • 2011 Gawad Pedro Bucaneg

PressPlay Awards

2018

  • Best in Photojournalism
  • Best in Campus Journalism Innovation
  • Best News Stories

Other awards and citations

  • Truth Awards: The Fund for Investigative Journalism (2001)
  • Plaque of Excellence, 3rd Runner-Up for Best Alternative Campus Newspaper 1987-1988 (College Editor’s Guild of the Philippines)
  • 3rd Runner-Up, Cultural Page Writing (National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2009)
  • Only campus paper cited in the Cultural Center of the Philippines Encyclopedia of the Arts
  • Citation, National Movement for Free Elections (2001)