Saturday, February 24, 2018
John Paul P. Corpuz

John Paul P. Corpuz

UST produces 1,090 honor graduates

THE NUMBER of Thomasian honor graduates rose by 11 percent on account of higher admission standards, teaching innovations and improved curricula, deans from UST’s...

Anti-discrimination bill may breach religious freedom, a CBCP lawyer says

A LAWYER for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) wants amendments to an “anti-discrimination” bill, warning that the measure could infringe upon...

Lacson flyover not enough to solve traffic woes

AS THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) pushes through with the Lacson flyover construction in 2017 after four years of delay, it...

Re-elected mayor of General Santos vows support for UST Mindanao

RE-ELECTED to a fresh term, General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera has vowed to support the construction of a UST satellite campus in the...

UST builds catch basin

AFTER rejecting the government’s proposal to dig a massive catch basin for flood waters under the Open Field, UST plans to build its own...

Re-elected GenSan mayor vows to support UST campus construction

RE-ELECTED to a fresh term, General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera has vowed to support the construction of a UST satellite campus in the...

Vote counting machines in May elections 100 percent accurate, says Comelec

THE COMMISSION on Elections last March 7 assured voters that the vote counting machines for the May 9 national elections were “accurate, verifiable and...

SK Reform Act paves way for anti-dynasty law

CHANGE starts with the youth.

The country has taken the first step against political dynasties in the form of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act or Republic Act 10742, a law that bans second-degree relatives of government officials from running for posts in the barangay youth council.

Section 10 of the SK Reform Act, which lists down the qualifications of an SK official, states that an SK official “either elective or appointee […] must not be related within the second civil degree of consanguinity or affinity” to any incumbent national or local government official which includes parents, grandparents, siblings and relations by law or marriage such as spouses and in-laws.

Lacson flyover project pushes through

DESPITE strong opposition from UST officials, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is pushing through with the plan to build a flyover along Lacson Avenue.

Alex Bote, DPWH project manager of the Lacson flyover since 2014, said the start of the construction period was moved to late 2016 due to revisions in the design.

The four-lane flyover, aimed at easing traffic woes in the area, was originally designed to start at Alcantara Street and end near Dapitan Street. The endpoint has been extended three blocks further to Aragon Street.

Addressing anxiety and depression among youth

ANXIETY is common among Thomasians, according to the UST Counseling and Career Center (CCC).

Results of the “depression scale report” of the CCC for Academic Year 2013-2014, the most recent data, yielded an average score of 57.21, which suggested that Thomasians, mostly sophomores, were feeling lethargic, sad and disinterested but that the score was “not enough to warrant a diagnosis for depression.”

The report added that none of the respondent groups got an average score of 60-69, the significant value indicating if depression was present or not.

The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.”