TO FURTHER improve the security on campus, the University will now provide students and employees digital identification cards. The news has roused mixed reactions, as this Varsitarian survey shows.

Do you agree with the introduction of the digital IDs?

“Yes, it is important to be up-to-date nowadays.”

Angeline Serrano
1st yr. Pre-Com, College of Commerce

“Yes, considering its uses. It’s very ok to have it now.”

Christopher Ong
1st yr. Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

“Of course! UST is one of the top four universities in Philippines and we have been lagging behind in technology-updated gadgets like digital IDs. This would show that we are a capable, updated, and secured university.”

Dyan Quiming
3rd yr. Biology, College of Science

“Yes, because we are technologically-advanced and so we must have advanced facilities.”

Rainer Somera
2nd yr. Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

“Yes, to prevent outsiders from going inside a certain college or building.”

Sharnia Reyes
1st yr. Nursing, College of Nursing

“If the administration thinks that it is for the betterment of the whole Thomasian community, then why not try adopting that system? But if their reasons will not satisfy practicality and purpose, I think it’s better to reject that system.”
– Apple Calderon
2nd yr. Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

Is the cost of the ID (P300) reasonable?

“Yeah, if it would mean a safer community then it’s Ok.”

Angeline Serrano
1st yr. Pre-Com, College of Commerce

“No, it’s expensive. Some students can’t afford it.”

Bernice Tolentino
2nd yr. Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

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“Ayos lang, kasi kahit medyo mahal, puwede mong mapalitan agad ‘yung ID mo kahit anong mangyari.“

Ramon Panlilio
2nd yr. Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

“No, I don’t think the cost of the ID production will reach P300, it’s way too expensive for a mere piece of card.”

Grace Anne Labayog
2nd yr. Communication Arts, Faculty of Arts and Letters

“No. I don’t think the materials that are used are that expensive.”

Rizha Verzosa
2nd yr. HRM, College of Education

“Yes, if they really contain those microchips and if they really came from Germany.”

Tyhe Sia
3rd yr. Biology, College of Science

Will you consider the digital ID as an invasion of privacy of students because of the information that will be contained in it?

“No, I don’t think so, because the University needs those information.”

Kate Fabon
2nd yr. Legal Management, Faculty of Arts and Letters

“No. The information contained is only legal for the University to know.”

Kaye Peralta
2nd yr. HRM, college of Education

“No, as long as only authorized people have access to the information and only when it’s needed.”

Ross Mendoza
3rd yr. Biology, College of Science

“No, at least the management can monitor where the students are in case of emergency.”

Rizha Verzosa
2nd yr. HRM, College of Education

“Maybe, because a lot of information will be known to other people.”

Rainer Somera
2nd yr. Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

“No, because I guess the information is not that private for others to know.”

Sharnia Reyes
1st yr. Nursing, College of Nursing

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“No, because the purpose of the ID is to show information.”

Paulo Luis Santiago
2nd yr. Communication Arts, Faculty of Arts and Letters

Do you think the ID will solve the problem of security, of outsiders getting inside the buildings?

“Yes, because I believe it’s an upgraded way of improving the security of everyone inside the campus.”

Kaye Peralta
2nd yr. HRM, College of Education

“Oo, kung magiging maayos ang patakaran.”

Emerson Clemente
3rd yr. Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

“No, because for sure bulok ang magiging system.

Tyhe Sia
3rd yr. Biology, College of Science

“Definitely. We can’t really prevent outsiders from going in the building if not for these IDs.”

Grace Anne Labayog
2nd yr. Communication Arts, Faculty of Arts and Letters

“No. Outsiders are allowed to enter the buildings with their own IDs anyway. So what’s the difference?”

Dyan Quiming
3rd yr. Biology, College of Science

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