Sunday, April 21, 2024

Tag: March 25, 2002

Salamin, salamin

SA PAGKAKATAONG ito, tama pala talaga ang aking Nanay hinggil sa pagsusuot ng salamin. Halos ilang araw na rin ang nakararaan matapos akong magpasukat ng bagong salamin. At ang totoo, maganda lamang tingnan ang sarili nang nakasalamin. Ibang usapan na ang pagsusuot nito.

“Be the world’s light”

FATHER Rector Tamerlane Lana, O.P. called on the University’s 5,575 new graduates to turn their minds to the needs of the country which needs “radical transformation.”

Delivering his homily during the traditional Baccalaureate Mass held at the University grandstand last March 19, the Rector urged the graduates to keep the “spark” of idealism alive.

Candles for Mark Chua

HE ENTERED the claustrophobic office and retraced the path of a merciless murder. It was like reliving a nightmare.

Welson Chua examined the interiors of the Department of Military Science and Tactics (DMST) office and tried to imagine how his son Mark Welson struggled to breathe while lying on the floor hog-tied, his mouth and nose stuffed with a cloth, his head wrapped in packing tape, and his body wrapped with a carpet.

UST improves in bar exams

THE P250,000 jackpot remains elusive for UST bar takers.

Another year and the drought continues as the University failed to land the top spot during the bar examinations last Sept.

However, the University improved on its passing rate as 56 out of 67 alumni passed, which means an 83 percent passing rate. Last year, UST registered a 73 percent passing rate with 41 out of 56 examinees passing.

The national passing rate was 32.81 percent.

Seguridad, paksa ng pulong ng UST, mga barangay

ANG PAGPAPAUNLAD ng seguridad sa loob at labas ng Unibersidad ang pangunahing layunin ng kauna-unahang pagpupulong ng mga punong barangay sa distrito ng Sampaloc at administrasyon ng UST noong Peb. 19 sa UST Elementary Audio-Visual Room.

Tinalakay sa pagpupulong ang mga hakbanging naisagawa na ng mga opisyal ng barangay upang makatulong sa pag-aalaga ng kapakanan ng mga mag-aaral sa UST.

Aspiroz visits UST

A BARRIO fiesta dinner welcomed the Master of the Dominican Order, Fr. Carlos Alfonso Aspiroz Costa, O.P. and the assistant to the Master for the Asia Pacific Region, Fr. Quirico Pedregosa, O.P., during their visit to UST last March 1.

Fr. Aspiroz is the first Argentinean and the second non-European Master of the 787-year old Dominican Order. He was elected last July 14 at the General Elective Chapter of the Order in the Priory of St. Thomas, Providence College, Rhode Island.

Does tuition hike mean quality education?

THE ADMINISTRATION might have gotten broad approval to increase tuition by 15 percent next school year from the multisectoral campus consultation last Feb. 23, but it is now under pressure to show improved quality in instruction and faculty membership, a key issue raised by student representatives during the consultation.

While the administration has lot to show by way of facilities and physical upgrading to justify the recent tuition increases, it must deliver more forcefully in a matter that strikes at the heart of its academic essence: the quality of its teachers.

Tuition rollback not possible, Catholic educators group say

THE CATHOLIC Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the largest private school organization in the country with 1,184 members, challenged the tuition and fees rollback announcement of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Early this year, The Manila Times reported that CHED would implement a tuition rollback for the coming school year. However, the commission denied the reports and reiterated its position that it has no power to order schools to roll back tuition.

Much ado about transparency

CAMPUS groups criticized the UST administration for allegedly not fully observing the rules governing campus consultations regarding tuition increases as prescribed by the Commission on Higher Education. The administration has denied the charge.

The administration did not release the proposal to increase tuition and other fees 15 days prior to the date of consultation for posting on colleges and faculties’ bulletin boards, according to the Thomasian Student Union, which is not recognized by the administration.

Practicum blues

WHILE most of the graduating students are hyped up, preparing for their graduations, most of the juniors are busy finding a company or an institution that will accept them for on-the-job training. Many juniors try to put all their achievements in their two-page resumé. They make it as good as possible so that the HRD manager of the company will be impressed. They dress in corporate attires to look smart and respectable. All these they do to be taken in.

But what is practicum really for?