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USTFU pleads high court for medical benefits

THE UST Faculty Union (USTFU) has asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its July decision junking the union’s P26-million claim for hospitalization and medical benefits for the years 1997 to 2003.

USTFU filed its motion for reconsideration last Sept. 15, arguing that the high tribunal made an error in holding that the claims of USTFU were barred by prescription or the period set by law within which the claims could be made, and that USTFU was not entitled to the medical benefits.

The dispute between USTFU and UST is over how much the latter would contribute to the former’s hospitalization and medical benefits fund, and whether it should be one-time or cumulative, given the annual increase in tuition.

Members of 2 law frats suspended

Oct. 14, 2014, 6:25 p.m. - THE FACULTY of Civil Law has suspended all members of two fraternities involved in two separate "standoff" incidents yesterday and last Sunday.

In a memorandum signed by Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina, members of the Gamma Delta Epsilon Fraternity and Aegis Juris Fraternity were temporarily suspended from “all bar operations and other student activities within [the] UST campus or other site where [the] UST Faculty of Civil Law has an official activity.”

UST improves in 2014 mech eng’g boards

Oct. 10, 2014, 8:39 p.m. - THE UNIVERSITY posted a higher passing rate in the licensure examination for mechanical engineers, with one Thomasian entering the top 10.

UST placed fifth on the list of top-performing schools after posting a passing rate of 92.03 percent, or 127 passers out of 138 examinees. This was higher than last year’s 75.21-percent or 91 passers out of 121 examinees, data from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed.

Last year, the University failed to earn a spot on the list of top-performing schools.

More than 6,000 law grads take 2014 bar exams at UST

Oct. 5, 2014, 10:06 p.m. - A TOTAL of 6,344 aspiring lawyers trooped to UST earlier today for the 2014 Bar Examinations.

The bar exams, to be conducted during all Sundays of October, cover Political Law, Labor Law, Civil Law, Taxation, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law, and Legal and Judicial Ethics topics. Essay questions make up 80 percent of the exams while the rest are multiple-choice questions.

The number of examinees went up from last year's 5,593.

UST posts lower passing rate in electronics eng’g exams

Oct. 3, 2014, 6:05 p.m. - THE UNIVERSITY recorded a slightly lower passing rate in the September electronics engineers licensure examinations, while one Thomasian made it to the top 10.

UST’s passing rate went down to 54.92 percent (106 passers out of 193 examinees) from last year’s 55.86 percent (81 passers out of 145 examinees), results from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed.

Leading the new batch of Thomasian electronics engineers was second-placer Harold Alexis Lao, who scored 90.60 percent.

SC rejects Faculty Union’s P26M claim

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has denied the UST Faculty Union’s (USTFU) claim for P26 million in hospitalization and medical benefits from 1997 to 2003, saying the union’s complaint was too late and that it had misinterpreted its collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the University.

The dispute was over whether UST’s annual contributions to USTFU hospitalization and medical benefits fund should be one-time or cumulative given annual increases in tuition.

Arts and Letters gets PACUCOA level 4 accreditation

FOUR PROGRAMS of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) have been granted the coveted Level 4 accreditation status, the highest rank that can be obtained by an educational institution from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).

Economics, Legal Management, Literature, and Philosophy obtained the highest accreditation level after a two-day “survey visit” by PACUCOA accreditors last August 18 and 19.

Police probing death of Med student electrocuted by live wire during flood

Sept. 20, 2014, Saturday (1:30 p.m.) -- Police are investigating the death of the Medicine student who was electrocuted by a live wire on España Boulevard on Friday amid flooding caused by storm "Mario."

Storm shuts down campus anew; live wire near gate kills Med student

Relentless rains caused by Tropical Storm “Mario” brought heavy flooding to UST and nearby areas, shutting down the campus and claiming the life of a second-year Medicine student.

Floodwaters--reaching up to chest-deep at Singian Drive in front of St. Martin de Porres Building which houses the College of Nursing, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery--forced the University administration to suspend classes on Friday (Sept. 19) and Saturday (Sept. 20).

UST ranks second anew in electrical eng’g exams

11 September 2014, 11:35 p.m.THE UNIVERSITY placed second anew in the September electrical engineering licensure examination despite a slightly lower passing rate.

UST got a 95.16-percent passing rate, equivalent to 59 passers out of 62 examinees, figures from the Professional Regulation Commission showed.

This was slightly lower than last year’s 96.49 percent or 55 passers out of 57 examinees. No Thomasian made it to the top 10 list of passers this year.

Batangas State University was named the top-performing school after scoring a 96.47-percent passing rate, equivalent to 82 passers out of 85 examinees.