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Tag: December 13, 2006

Favorite Christmas dish

“Hamonado, because it was my late dad’s favorite.”
-Gianna Earnshaw, Psychology freshman, College of Science

“Chicken Cordon Bleu. It has always been included in our Christmas dinner.”
-Reginald Buhay, junior, College of Nursing

“Any salad. My mom’s salads are the best.”
-Ninoy dela Peña, Communication Arts senior, Faculty of Arts and Letters

Students speak up on Christmas

If you could reschedule Christmas, when would it be and why?

“April or May. Most of the time, we end up doing our plates during the December break, so we don’t get to enjoy the season.”
-William Kelvin Chua, fifth-year student, College of Architecture

“December 16, so Christmas break would be longer.”
-Diana Tongson, Biology sophomore, College of Science

SGV founder: We need more analytical accountants

ACCOUNTANTS should not be mere mechanical functionaries of numbers and statistics but should display dexterity in analytics and technology.

Thomasian accountant and philanthropist Washington Sycip, co-founder of the one of the largest accounting firms in Asia, called for the country’s Accountancy curriculum to focus on developing students’ analytical and technology skills rather than teaching them to be mere auditors.

CFAD students dominate Student Ad Congress

A GROUP of Fine Arts and Design students reaped 16 of the 24 awards in the first Student Advertising Congress at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Aliw Theater last Nov. 23.

University rates high in Engineering boards

THE UNIVERSITY registered notable performances in the professional licensure examinations for engineers last November and October.

Thomasian Bernard Anthony Marcial placed first over-all in the Civil Engineering (CE) board exams, posting a 98.95 per cent average.

UST dominated the CE exams in the 50 to 100 examinees category, as its passing rate surged from last year’s 88 per cent to 94 per cent this year.

Huwarang eskriba ng batas

NAIPAKITA ng Tomasinong si Arturo Tolentino ang isang magandang mukha ng pulitika sa kaniyang pagsinaya ng mga batas para sa kasarinlan at kaayusan ng bansa.

Bilang isang mambabatas, nakapapaglathala si “Ka Turing” ng higit sa 2,000 batas, kabilang na ang anti-graft law, civil service law, at law establishing the archipelago doctrine for the Philippines. Higit pa siyang nakilala sa buong mundo dahil sa ipinanukala niyang Law of the Sea, na nakatulong sa pagpapalawak ng teritoryo hindi lamang ng Pilipinas kundi ng iba pang mga bansa gaya ng Indonesia at Canada.

Civil Law alumna nominated for Chief Justice

A THOMASIAN had been nominated to succeed Artemio Panganiban as Chief Justice.

Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez earned her Law degree in 1960 at the Faculty of Civil Law and passed the bar examinations at the same year. She was nominated on the basis of seniority, along with other associate justices such as Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Reynato Puno, Leonardo Quisumbing, and Antonio Carpio.

President Macapagal-Arroyo appointed Puno last Dec.6 as the new Chief Justice, a day before Panganiban was set to retire.

New academic affairs head eyes stronger research

NEW VICE-Rector for Academic Affairs Dr. Clarita Carillo said she will focus on faculty development, faculty research, and continuing education in her three-year term.

Carillo, who served as the College of Education’s assistant dean from 1994-1999, said that her office will continue establishing links with other universities, focusing particularly on forging faculty exchange programs.

Arceo defends separation of UST Hospital and Faculty of Medicine

NEW UST RECTOR Fr. Ernesto Arceo O.P. defended the decision of the University Board of Trustees (BOT) to separate the UST Hospital (USTH) from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in the face of allegations by the UST Medical Alumni Association of Southern California (USTMAASC) that the separation was done in bad faith.

“They have convicted us without giving us a day in court,” Arceo told the Varsitarian. “They should have verified first the truth regarding the hospital’s separation before they made such harsh accusations and pronounced us guilty.”

Rector to cut costs, tame tuition hike

THOMASIANS should expect shorter fireworks display in the Paskuhan and a “rationalized” tuition increase next school year as new UST Rector Fr. Ernesto Arceo, O.P. intends to reduce the University’s “superficial expenses.”

“I intend to cut back on expenses such as the unnecessary Christmas lights in the University,” Arceo said in a courtesy call with the Varsitarian last Nov. 22 at the Rector’s Hall.