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2017 bar exams end safely

According to the police, an estimated 6,290 aspiring lawmakers out of 7,227 applicants took the examination.

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Bar examinees celebrate the conclusion of the four-Sunday bar examinations outside the University, Sunday, Nov. 26. Photo by Alecsandra Go/TomasinoWeb.

With a greater number of security personnel than last year, this year’s bar examinations concluded safely last Sunday, Nov. 26.

Chief Supt. Gen. Joel Coronel, director of the Manila Police District (MPD), confirmed more than 700 policemen, along with other officials, were deployed on the last day of the examination.

“For the past four sundays, there are no reported untoward incidents, no acts of violence or disruptions. Wala naman tayong report na natanggap na threatening the conduct of the bar examinations,” Coronel said.

He added, “Only that we received reports that there are several fraternities [and] school organizations that might be involved in interfraternity violence.”

Strict security measures were implemented from the personnel of Philippine National Police, MPD, Supreme Court, UST Security Office, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and the Manila City Hall.

With some closed roads around the campus, police remained vigilant as groups of supporters for various universities and colleges wait for the exit of the bar examinees.

“Pumunta kami ngayon dito para suportahan ‘yung mga Barrister namin…and ‘yung iba [pa] sa iba’t ibang school. Since we all have the same dream, we all support each other here,” Erika Pimentel, a supporter of La Salle schools, said.

According to the police, an estimated 6,290 aspiring lawmakers out of 7,227 applicants took the examination, which is dubbed as the toughest professional exam in the country.

“Hopeful ako na [makapasa sa exam],” Maria Luisa Guzman, a bar candidate from Cagayan State University, expressed in an interview with TomasinoWeb.

Results are expected to be released either on the first week of May or the last week of April next year. — A. Ortega and M.G. Parlade

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UST retains spot in 2019 QS world ranking, fourth in PH top universities

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The University retained its spot on the 801-1,000 bracket of the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, placing fourth among the Philippine universities that made it on the list.

The University of the Philippines kept its place as the country’s top university despite going down in the 384th place from last year’s 367th.

Ateneo de Manila University went down to the 651-700 bracket from the 551-600 last year.

Moreover, De La Salle University joined UST in the 801-1,000 bracket after dropping from last year’s 701-750 bracket.

Despite remaining unmoved from its last year’s spot, UST remained as the only Philippine university to receive a QS four-star rating.

A four-star rated university is “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both research and teaching,” the QS Top Universities website stated.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was hailed again for the seventh-straight year as the top university in the world.

The National University of Singapore dethroned the Nanyang Technological University as the best in Asia, placing 11th worldwide.

The universities are evaluated based on six factors: academic reputation (40%) , employer reputation (10%) ,  faculty/student ratio (20%) , citations per faculty (20%), international faculty ratio (5%), and international student ratio (5%).—B. Laforga

 

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UST slumps in May 2018 chemical eng’g boards

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The University posted a lower passing rate in the May 2018 licensure examination for chemical engineers.

UST registered a 20.69-percent passing rate, wherein only six out of 29 Thomasians passed. Last year, the University garnered a passing rate of 58.82 percent, with 20 out of 34 Thomasian passers.

However, no Thomasians made it to the roster of topnotchers.

Peter Matthew Paul Toribio Fowler of Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila led the new batch of chemical engineers with a score of 83 percent. Meanwhile, De La Salle University-Manila remained as the top performing school, recording a 96.55-percent passing rate.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 296 out of 636 examinees nationwide passed the board exam.

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UST posts lower passing rate in May 2018 accountancy boards

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The University posted a lower passing rate in the May 2018 licensure examination for certified public accountants.

UST recorded a 68-percent passing rate in which 68 out of 100 Thomasians passed. This was lower than last year’s passing rate of 71.82 percent or 79 out of the 110 Thomasian examinees. 

However, no Thomasian made it to the top ten highest scorers.

Jayson Ong Chan of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies – Palo led the new batch of accountants with a score of 92.50 percent. Meanwhile, De La Salle University-Manila was named as the top performing school with a passing rate of 90.11 percent.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 2,843 out of 9,830 examinees nationwide passed the board exam.

 

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