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Tag: May 13

Tuition hike limited to 2.5-5.3%

THE UNIVERSITY administration has slashed next academic year's tuition hikes to just 2.5-5.3 percent from 5-8 percent, after strong opposition from students.

Under the final schedule of fees released by the Office of the Vice Rector for Finance last March 26, the tuition increase will now amount to P34 per unit for first-year students (up 2.5 percent), P67 per unit for second-year students (5.1 percent), P68 per unit for third-year students (5.3 percent), and P32 per unit for fourth- and fifth-year students (2.4 percent).

K to 12 troubles largely self-inflicted

THE FATE of the K to 12 education initiative hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court has given due course to the petition of the Suspend K to 12 Alliance of educators and concerned groups to stop Republic Act 10533, which mandates the full implementation of the new basic education system next year.

Teaching and non-teaching members of higher educational institutions (HEIs) who have formed themselves into the alliance described K to 12 as an “ill-designed education program.”

Of stitches and brush strokes

MEDICINE and the arts may seem far apart, but not for Dante Lerma, M.D. who embodies the perfect union of the arts and sciences.

The award-winning artist’s works have been showcased in many art galleries for many years, with his most recent work, “Angelus Fidei” featured in the Kristo Manila exhibit last March in Malolos, Bulacan.

With a stylized mood on surrealism and realism, Dante mostly uses an oil-on-canvas technique to create sceneries displaying Filipino culture, self-awareness and nationalism.

Dante believes his two characteristics of being an artist and a doctor explain the two aspects that comprise him as an individual.

Julio Jose Austria’s Bigger Perspective on Life

TAKING a glance seems exhausting when you have seen more than enough, but Julio Jose Austria’s paintings suggest that one can never be weary with looking at life.

His exhibit, Viewing the World, which runs till April 8 - 22 at the Art Verite’ Gallery in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, consists of oil-paintings on canvas depicting experiences and observations of the United States and Europe. Theme is about the objective viewing of the world, avoiding subjectivity.

Had took up Painting from College of Architecture and Fine Arts batch 2000, Julio Jose Austria got a grant from the Vermont Studio Center, U.S.A., which enabled him to travel in places there. He has also held shows in Germany, Austria and Thailand.