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Tag: June 6, 2002

Guidance Office splits with Testing Center

THE UST Guidance and Counseling Office and the Testing Center have been separated in response to the growing needs of the University. The testing center will henceforth be known as the Office of Student Admission (OFAD).

“Remember, there are Guidance and Testing— two realities handled by one office. We decided, perhaps, that it’s high time for the creation of a separate Office for Student Admissions,” said UST Secretary General Fr. Winston Cabading, O.P.

UST flourishes in CPA board

DESPITE not landing in the top 20, the University got the highest rank in top performing schools in the 100 and above category during the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) licensure examination this month.

Out of UST’s 115 examinees, 46 students passed, good for a 40 percent passing rate.

Karen Joy Digo was the best performing among the UST takers, with 83.43 percent.

USTH pushes for ISO certification

Aiming to reach world-class standards in service, the University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) is eyeing for a certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) by January 2003.

Currently, USTH is mapping out the status of its departments and documenting the reports of the department heads, said Engr. Ernesto de Vera, the hospital’s assurance and general services director. “In this way we will see which department needs the foremost attention, what are the needs of each department, and what could be done about them,” he said.

New curriculum for grade school

THE COLLEGE of Education Grade School (CE-GS) will implement Makabayan this school year, the controversial new basic education curriculum of the education department.

Makabayan will integrate the subjects Sibika at Kultura: Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika (SK:HKS), Musika, Sining, at Edukasyon sa Pagpapalakas ng Katawan (MSEP), Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP), and Edukasyon sa Kagandahang-Asal at Wastong Pag-uugali (EKAWP).

Double-degree course now offered

THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) and the College of Education will offer this school year a double-degree course in Social Science, according to AB Dean Armando de Jesus.

AB-BSE Social Science will include professional subjects for education while covering all areas of the social sciences such as political science, sociology, history, and economics. The course will last eight semesters and two summer courses covering 18 units.

Freshman nearly loses belongings

AN INCOMING freshman student almost lost her cellular phone and wallet inside the Education Bldg. last May 2.

According to a report from the Office for Security Affairs (OSA), victim Abigail Cui left her valuables, a Nokia 6150 cellular phone and a wallet containing P230, inside Room 215 of the Education Bldg., to submit an application form. But, upon returning to her seat, she discovered that her cell phone and wallet were gone.


WORDS come easy when I am in dire need of them.

But at this moment, words elude me.


I do not know exactly how many words per minute I can type in fast speed, or if I am lost in long cogitation, staring blankly at the monitor and hardly touching the keyboard.

Words are a friend to a struggling campus writer and would-be journalist like me. I have learned how to befriend them and even look for them in the most unlikely places.


POWER can frighten and corrupt individuals.

Watching politicians up close can be a very tiring exercise—a train of bodyguards, a long line of secretaries, consultants, beneficiaries, and sponsors trailing them. The scene becomes an excerpt from a modern rigodon where the performers move in an endless circular fashion. Sometimes, I wonder, do they ever get anywhere with all the rigodon they are doing? Probably not.

Pagsasara ng telon

Kahindik-hindik ang mga unang tagpo ng umaga ng Mayo 31. Inalmusal ng libu-libong Filipino ang sana’y maluwalhating pagliligtas sa batang si Dexter Balala, 4, mula sa kamay ng hostage-taker nitong si Diomedes Tulvo, 35. Nang hindi na malunasan ng magandang usapan ang lahat, isang teledrama ang lumapag—sinugod ng mga kawani ng pulisya ng Lungsod Pasay ang suspek at pinagbabaril. Hindi rin nakaligtas ang bata sa bagwis ng bala. Ayon sa mediko-legal na isinagawa sa mga labi ni Dexter, ang balang tumagos sa kanyang atay ang siyang kumitil sa kanyang buhay.

Scarred and wounded, but no regrets

AS JOURNALISTS, we should always be in search of the truth. And in searching for it, we should know how to differentiate the truth from the reality. The truth varies; it depends on the source. What is unfortunate is that lies continue to be told; they also become truth. Be wary of false prophets claiming to be bearers of the truth. Be on your guard against wolves in sheepskin.