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Tag: February 24, 2005

Appeals court rules on CBA

THE COURT of Appeals has affirmed with modification the decision of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Patricia Sto. Tomas to take over the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) dispute between the UST Administration and the Samahang Manggagawa ng UST (SM-UST).

The Court’s 13th division, through Associate Justice Regalado Maambong, ruled that Sto. Tomas did not err in the award for the salaries increment and benefits. Associate Justice Martin S. Villarama, Jr. and Lucenito Tagle, the other members of the division, concurred.

Rehab Science to ‘test’ AFP

AFTER testing sports socks and training UST and national athletes, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS) is set to assess the physical condition of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) this April to create a “standard” for the recruitment and training of its troops.

According to project head Prof. Janine Dizon of the CRS, 1,500 soldiers’ profiles will be recorded through physiological tests on their strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, and speed.

Alumni network launched

IN LINE with the University’s quadricentennial celebration in 2011, the Public and Alumni Affairs Office will update its list of alumni for possible networking activities, assess the responsiveness of UST’s curricula to the demands of the industry through a Graduate Tracking study, and increase efforts to inform Thomasians about in-campus concerns.

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Intercollegiate media group launched

AIMING to be “seeds of responsible and developmental communication,” 10 media organizations from different universities launched the Philippine Association of Media Student Organizations (PAMSO) last Feb. 5 at the Colayco Park.

Dimalanta launches poetry collection

DR. OPHELIA Dimalanta readers can now have a more compact collection of the poetess’ selected poems. The Ophelia A. Dimalanta Reader: Selected Poetry Vol.1 (UST Publishing House, 2004) compiles 141 handpicked poems from Dimalanta’s previous poetry collections: Montage, The Time Factor, Flowing On, Lady Polyester, Love Woman, and Passional.

UNICEF calls for Thomasian volunteers

THE UST volunteers for the United Nations Children’s Fund is looking for new members who will continue its fund-raising activities, site visits, and outreach programs to improve the lives of children, especially in the Philippines. For inquiries, contact Jay Chiu at 0919 - 255 7365.

Phantom crosses point of no return

THE BELOVED successfully debuts on the opera stage, singing to the awe of a theater-filling audience, while the mentor and silent admirer struggles to catch the sound from a drain five stories underground.

Thus goes one of the more powerful scenes depicting the doomed love between the Phantom and Christine in Joel Schumacher’s film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, The Phantom of the Opera.

Hanging on to hope and love

SEPARATION is one of war’s terrible wages.

But French director Jean Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement tells the story of hope after the dreadful Great War. Jeunet, famous for directing Amélie, reunites with Amélie star, Audrey Tautou, in this adaptation of Sébastian Japrisot’s novel about a polio-stricken young woman bent on unearthing, against all odds, the mystery of her fiancé’s disappearance after the final battle of Germany and France in 1917.

Contemplative silence tackled

SILENCE preaches.

A round-table discussion on the value of contemplative silence, titled “Silence, Word, and Light,” was held on Feb. 11 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex.

An offshoot of the 2004 International Seminar on Communication held in Gandolfo, Italy, the event highlighted personal reflective catechesis.

Christians pray for unity

CELEBRATING the 40th anniversary of “Unitatis Redintegratio” (Restoration of Unity), the Second Vatican Council decree on ecumenism, members of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and the Roman Catholic Church celebrated the National Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Feb. 5-12 at the Arzobispado de Manila in Intramuros.

With the theme “Christ, the one foundation of the Church,” the event emphasizes unity of Christian denominations, according to Lesley Capus, Youth Desk coordinator for NCCP.