Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tag: August 1, 2002

‘We are a tax-exempt institution’

FOLLOWING the controversial resignation of Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary for legal affairs Jaime Jacob, the UST Hospital’s (USTH) tax exemption case, which caused Jacob’s resignation, was reopened after the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) blocked the hospital’s latest importation of 30 Durastar Hydraulic Stretchers with I.V. poles and accessories last month.

New Science org launched

TO EXPAND knowledge in information and computer systems, students of the Information and Computer Studies Department (ICS) of the College of Science established the Information and Computer Organization (ICOn), which was formally launched last July 4 at the Medicine Auditorium.

ICOn president Irwin Michael Hinayon said he is thankful to the Math Society (MathSoc), his other organization, for help in establish ICOn. Hinayon said they felt the need to establish a new organization because most of MathSoc’s activities are not related with computer studies.

USTH nutritionist feted

FOR her contributions and to the achieve nutrition improvement of Filipinos, College of Education professor Joan Sumpio was conferred the title “fellow” by the Philippine Association of Nutrition last July 1 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City.

Sumpio was nominated by her fellow faculty members and the University alumni to be UST’s official representative to the nationwide event.

Leadership seminar held

THE STUDENTS Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC) organized a leadership training seminar last June 28-30 at the Caraluega Retreat House in Batulao, Batangas to enhance the leadership skills of members of the different student organizations from all the colleges.

Hemophilia Center celebrates third year

“HYMNS for hemophiliacs, a tribute to friends.” This was the theme of the one-night concert sponsored by the National Hemophilia Center of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) as part of the celebration of its third anniversary last July 29 at the UST Museum.

The fund-raising event for hemophiliacs, graced by Department of Health Secretary (DOH) Manuel M. Dayrit, was highlighted by concert of the UST Symphony Orchestra with Conservatory of Music Dean Raul Sunico as pianist.

Beneath murky water

What is Leptospirosis? How can you get the disease? - Floyd Batongbakal 3rd yr. Pharmacy

ESPAÑA Boulevard turns into a huge water basin during the rainy season with UST submerged in murky waters. Heavy downpour drowns the campus, converting it into a 22 hectares of “swamp land”, where swims a variety of microbes including the Leptospirosis-causing bacteria.

Rebuilding the past, now

WHEN she began her talk on historic preservation at the College of Architecture conference room, Roz Li was every inch a successful woman. Although regarded as a well-established architect and preservationist in New York City, she remains proud to be a Thomasian.

Refugees play king

WHAT would you do if you got stranded in the desert with little food, water, and barely enough esteem to begin with? Stage a play? Probably not.

Unsustained summons

BEST-SELLING author John Grisham veers away from his trademark courtroom-dramas and explores the many faces of greed in his latest novel The Summons.

At 43, respected law professor at the University of Virginia Ray Atlee lives life like any middle-aged single man until he receives a letter from his father, Judge Reuben Atlee. The letter summons him and his brother, Forrest, to return to the Atlee mansion to discuss the details of their inheritance.

Successful ‘remake,’ failed sequel

MEN IN Black II is a fly-by-easy-on-the-eye show. The absence of sharp twists and “that bang in the end” may send the audience off to slumber, if not for the great exhibit of digital effects. The much-awaited sequel short-changes the audience because it presents nothing new—as if after five years the MIB had been sucked into a vacuum.