Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tag: June 6, 2002


TINATAYANG 400,000 Pilipino ang nagtatapos ng kolehiyo taun-taon. Magkakaiba man ng kursong tinapos, pinagbubuklod ang mga ito ng iisang layunin-ang makahanap ng matinong trabaho matapos ang halos 15 taong pag-aaral.

Subalit, sa patuloy na pagbagsak ng ekonomiya dahil sa iba’t ibang dahilan tulad ng terorismo at kawalang kasiguruhan sa pulitika, tiyak na higit na maraming Pilipino na naman ang walang trabaho dahil sa pagdagsa sa merkado ng mga nagsipagtapos.



MAHIRAP simulan ang pagwawakas. Hindi madaling humanap ng mga salita upang magpaalam. Ito ang aking napatunayan sa ilang ulit kong pagtitig sa isang papel na nananatili pa ring malinis pagkatapos ng ilang oras na pagmumuni. Nakalulungkot isiping marahil ito na nga ang katapusan ng isa sa pinakamakukulay kong paglalakbay.



NAGMULA ako sa isang pampublikong paaralan. Isang paaralan kung saan ang lahat ng estudyante ay itinuturing na iskolar ng bayan. Walang tuition, kahit piso. Ang binabayaran lamang ay ang paminsan-minsang Red-Cross ticket at iba pang mga kontribusyon.

Be a volunteer

THOMASIANS can help in the production of cheap high-quality medicines in the country. How? Be a volunteer to the UST Bioavailability Unit.

In any experiment, specimens are needed to obtain results. In this case, the UST Bioavailability Unit requires volunteers who play a vital role in shaping the formulation of a drug especially in knowing the rate and extent of its absorption in the body and its concentration.

Enrico Lagdameo, Unit Manager of the UST Bioavailability Unit, said that only male volunteers are accepted.

Pope turns 82

POPE JOHN Paul II celebrated his 82nd birthday last May 18.

Amid press speculations of his resignation, the Pope assured millions of Catholics throughout the world that he will continue with fidelity the ministry that the Lord has entrusted to him.

Even before his birthday, thousands of pilgrims have already flocked to St. Peter’s Square to offer their greetings and warm wishes for the Holy Father.

At his birthday celebration, 7,000 students from the Christian Brothers Schools rendered a birthday song for the Pope at the Vatican Audience Hall.

Church law adequate against sexual harassment

A top Vatican canon lawyer has pointed out that existing Church law already provides adequate means of addressing the problem of sexual harassment involving priests.

In a speech delivered at the University of Milan last May 3, Archbishop Julian Herranz, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, suggested that Catholic officials should not rely immediately on secular authorities to handle such issues, since the Church’s own canonical structure is designed to promote the confidence of the faithful in the integrity of the Church and her mission.

Strike looms as dispute worsens

A STRIKE by non-academic employees has become more likely after the Samahang Manggawa ng UST (SM-UST) voted to strike to protest what it alleged as union-busting over the decision of the administration to fire the union’s president.

The strike may happen anytime from now until school opening.

Curricular changes set for 2003

THIS early, the University is already planning the curriculum changes for school year 2003-2004.

However, according to Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Fr. Antonio Aureada, O.P., they are still waiting for the revision of the University’s vision-mission which would guide the academic thrust of UST. “Once you want to innovate something, you have to innovate it from principle. Without that, things would be like groping in the dark,” he said.

The academic revisions will be aligned with the reinvented Thomasian profile.

Campus prepares for floods

UNIVERSITY officials are hopeful that with the redesigned drainage system, incidents of heavy flooding will be lessened.

The new design, an open drainage system, the same type found in the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC), is now under construction along Quezon Drive. The project is expected to be finished on or before June 10, the official start of classes.

UST bans smoking inside campus

THE UNIVERSITY will implement a no-smoking policy on campus starting in the new school year.

In an interview with the Varsitarian, Health Service director Dr. William Olalia said the policy will be strictly implemented and sanctions will be given to offenders, whether students, professors or outsiders.

”They (officials) will start the non-smoking policy not only in the buildings but in the whole campus,” he said.

The Office of Secretary General will be coming out with the specific guidelines before June 10, the official start of the school year.