Dr. Herminio DAGOHOY, O.P.
Rector, University of Santo Tomas
Born in 1965 in Hagonoy, Bulacan in where he spent his childhood, he completed his basic education at Sta. Elena Elementary School and Hagonoy Institute in Bulacan. He studied Accountancy at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 1985. He professed the evangelical vows in the Order of Preachers in 1988 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1994.
As a Dominican, Fr. Dagohoy obtained the following degrees: BA Philosophy at the Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies in 1990; Bachelor in Sacred Theology at the UST Ecclesiastical Faculty of Sacred Theology in 1993; Master of Arts in Philippine Studies in Philosophy at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, in 2000; Licentiate in Philosophy at the UST Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy in 2011 and Doctorate in Philosophy also at UST in 2012. His areas of specialization include Ancient Philosophy, Theodicy, Social Philosophy, and Hermeneutics.
He previously held posts as Prior/Superior of the Santo Domingo Convent, QC, and Caleruega, Batangas. He was also formerly the Rector of Angelicum College in Quezon City.
Fr. Dagohoy has published articles and book reviews in scholarly journals. He also engaged in significant scientific, ecclesial and cultural activities, and delivered various talks and lectures both in the Philippines and abroad.