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Tag: May 4, 2005

Law prof is still campus advisers group president

FACULTY of Civil Law (Civil Law) professor Judge Philip Aguinaldo intends to focus on providing guidance to student advisers on legal matters in his second term as Philippine Association of Campus Student Advisers (Pacsa) president.

The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court judge said he plans to create a handbook on parliamentary procedure for student advisers and establish links with the Commission on Higher Education (Ched), aside from reinforcing UST’s role as “big brother to smaller schools.”

Rector warns graduates: ‘Avoid shortcuts’

UST Rector Fr. Tamerlane Lana, O.P., warned 5,675 Thomasian graduates this year against taking “shortcuts to success” that may compromise Christian values during the Baccalaureate Mass last March 18 at the UST Grandstand.

“Because of wanting to get things easily, there are disvalues that often bring us trouble: lagay, lakad, lusot,” Fr. Lana said. “When instant money, power and fame are sought in the pursuit of our ambitions, we forever change those ambitions.”

Med Tech student shines

For the second consecutive year, a Faculty of Pharmacy student placed first in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) online stock trading tournament last February.

Medical Technology senior Mark Lester Sy, who topped the tournament’s individual category, said the repeat victory surprised him.

“I didn’t expect to win again,” Sy said. “In fact, mababa pa nga yung score ko nung first month.”

University improves bar passing rate

Despite not having any alumnus in the top 10 of the 2004 bar exams, Faculty of Civil Law Dean Augusto Aligada, Jr. is happy about UST’s improved passing rate.

“I am more interested in a high passing rate for UST,” Aligada told the Varsitarian.

Based on the Faculty’s estimate, some 128 out of 178 Thomasian examinees who took the bar exams for the first time passed for a 71.91 per cent passing rate. In the 2003 bar exams, UST posted a 56.63 per cent passing rate.

A fresh and chic reading option

“In my experience, I know, no matter how you faithfully follow a recipe to the letter, you don’t always get the perfect cup of joe each time. Love—that other four letter word I know—is much harder to concoct than coffee.” — Excerpt from “The Breakup diaries” by Maya Calica

Commerce alumnus is new stock exchange chairman

UST ALUMNUS and newly elected Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) chairman Peter Favila said that the bourse’s shift to non-broker management reflects “maturity among stockbrokers” as it allows others to take over the operations and management of the PSE.

“The market’s impressive turnaround in recent months has reinforced the need for the brokers to seize the day, focus on their businesses and leave the management and governance of the PSE with career professionals,” Favila, PSE’s first non-broker chairman, told the Varsitarian.

Rediscovering tradition in poetry

DESPITE the emergence of new poetic forms in the Philippine literary scene, an “Old World” poet is still bent on making waves.