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Student org takes down ‘gay pride’ profile pics

July 2, 2015, 5:02 a.m. - CELEBRATING “gay pride” and the US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, an online student organization under the Office for Student Affairs (OSA) switched to rainbow-filtered profile pictures on its social media accounts last June 28, only to take them down just hours later.

Another petition against K to 12 filed at SC

May 29, 2015, 11:52 a.m. - A NEW petition was filed before the Supreme Court Thursday, seeking the suspension of the K to 12 program due to supposed discrepancies in the law.
Petitioners led by the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) sought a temporary r

Eng’g programs promoted to Level III status

May 21, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - THE FACULTY of Engineering has been granted Level III re-accredited status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), after passing rigorous evaluation.

All six programs of the faculty—civil, chemical, mechanical, industrial, electrical, and electronics engineering—passed the re-accreditation process and will have Level III status until November 2018, according to a May 18 letter from PAASCU addressed to Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P.

QS ranking: UST a 4-star university

April 26, 2015, 2:49 p.m. - THE LONDON-based consultancy Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) has given the University of Santo Tomas four out of five stars in its "Stars University Rating," the first such rating for a Philippine university.

According to the QS Top Universities’ website, a university with a four-star rating is "highly international, demonstrating excellence in both research and teaching, and provides an excellent environment for students and faculty."

Eng’g reclaims Pautakan crown

THE FACULTY of Engineering emerged as the Pautakan 2015 champion after besting 13 other teams in the intercollegiate quiz contest last April 13 at the Medicine Auditorium.

The Engineering team finished with 200 points, defeating perennial podium finisher Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets). Artlets led early in the competition but fell short and ended up with 165 points, good for a runner-up finish.

Computing sciences students reject proposed constitution

April 16, 2015, 3:02 p.m. - STUDENTS at the newly established Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS) have rejected a proposed constitution that would have established a separate student council for the newly established academic unit.

A resolution promulgated last April 7 by the Engineering Commission on Elections stated that no article in the proposed IICS constitution gained approval from the students during a plebiscite.

“It [was] resolved by the Engineering Comelec that the drafted IICS constitution be rejected. Hence, the constitution needs to be revised,” the resolution read.

Parents to file petition for K to 12 suspension

April 12, 2015, 9:22 a.m. – A GROUP of parents is set to go to court to seek the suspension of the new basic education program, citing unclear provisions, lack of government preparation, and lack of consultation.

Members of the Parents Advocacy for Children’s Education (PACE) called on other parents to join the effort to suspend the full implementation of the K to 12 program in a conference held at the Ambassador Hotel Saturday.

“We (parents) should unite para ma-suspend itong K to 12. If we really are considered as stakeholders, dapat konsultahin tayo dahil tayo ang nagpapadala ng estudyante sa mga eskwelehan,” PACE Founding Chairman and UST High School Parents Association board member Revenendo Vargas said during the conference titled “K to 12: Impact 2016.”

Manila auxiliary bishop calls for K to 12 suspension

March 27, 2015, 4:17 p.m. - MANILA Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo has called on the Aquino administration to suspend the full implementation of K to 12 program, saying that the looming retrenchment of higher education institution (HEI) employees would be “overwhelming.”

“I appeal to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, our Honorable Justices in the Supreme Court, Bro. Armin [Luistro], and other education officials to suspend the implementation of the K [to] 12 Law until the real and valid concerns and grievances of our education workers are fully addressed,” Pabillo said in a statement.

UST posts lower passing rate in bar exams

March 26, 2015, 10:42 p.m. - THE UNIVERSITY recorded a lower passing rate in the October 2014 bar exams, with no Thomasian entering the top 10.

The UST Faculty of Civil Law registered a 59.13-percent passing rate or 68 passers out of 115 examinees, lower than last year's 63.67 percent or 47 passers out of 75 examinees, exam results showed.

School workers call for K to 12 suspension

March 14, 2015, 6:01 p.m. - TEACHING and non-teaching personnel of several higher educational institutions (HEIs) filed a petition at the Supreme Court (SC) on March 12 to call for the suspension of the full implementation of the K to 12 program in 2016.

A coalition of HEI employees named “Suspend K to 12 Alliance” marched from Plaza Salamanca in Kalaw, Manila to the SC to show their opposition to K to 12, which they described as an “unprepared and ill-designed education program.”