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‘God bless democracy’: CJB, inihalal ang mga kandidato ng CSC na may matataas na boto

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Umiyak si Arvin Besonda, chairperson ng UST Central Commission on Elections, matapos iproklama ang mga bagong opisyal ng Central Student Council ngayong araw, ika-25 ng Agosto 2017. Kuha ni Aleli Catli/TomasinoWeb.

“God bless UST and God bless democracy.”

Ito na lamang ang nasabi ni UST Central Commission on Elections (UST COMELEC) chairperson Arvin Bersonda pagkatapos niyang iproklama ang mga kandidatong may matataas na boto noong halalan para sa Central Student Council (CSC).

Pormal nang pinakilala ng UST COMELEC ngayong araw, ika-25 ng Agosto, ang mga bagong opisyal ng CSC.

Ipinroklema sila Steven Muller-Grecia bilang presidente, Gabriela Sepulchere bilang bise presidente, Daveson Nieto bilang treasurer, at Richard Javier bilang auditor.

Lahat sila ay nagmula sa partidong Lakas Tomasino Coalition.

Noong Abril 21, nanaig ang botong “abstain” ng mga Tomasino sa posisyon ng presidente, bise presidente, treasurer, at auditor.

Sila Therese Gorospe at Francis Santos lamang, na parehong tumakbong independent, ang nanalo sa halalan.

Si Gorospe ang hinirang na kalihim at Santos naman ang nanalong public relations officer.

Matatandaang, naghain ng resolusyon ang Central Judiciary Board noong Hulyo 24 kung saan inaatasan nito ang UST COMELEC na ipagsawalang-bahala ang deklarasyon nito sa mga posisyon ng presidente, bise-presidente, treasurer, at auditor bilang bakante.

Sa bagong resolusyon na inilabas ng judiciary board, pinaboran nito ang apela nila Grecia na nag-iisang kandidato sa pagka-pangulo sa CSC at Daniela Frigillana na tumakbo bilang vice president internal sa lokal na konseho ng Pakultad ng Sining at Panitik.

Umapela sila Grecia at Frigillana na ihalalal ang mga kandidatong may matataas na boto kasunod ng “abstain.”

Sa kabila ng apela ni Frigillana, idiniin ni Bersonda na ang nasabing resolusyon ay hindi makakaapekto sa resulta ng botohan sa mga lokal na konseho.

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“The resolution of the CJB did not expressly state that its resolution would affect local elections and proclamations, therefore the UST Central COMELEC will not order its local units to the proclaim the candidates second highest to abstain,” ani Bersonda.

Dagdag ni Bersonda, aayusin na ng kanilang organisasyon ang elections code upang hindi na maulit muli ang kaguluhang naganap sa halalan.

“We would like to assure the Thomasian student community that this whole affair will not happen ever again. The Central COMELEC is currently undertaking efforts to recall the University of Santo Tomas Elections Code of 2011 so as to clarify and affirm the definition of abstain vote and other revisions related to the shift of the academic calendar.”

Hinakayat niya rin ang mga Tomasino na suportahan ang kanilang pagsulong para sa isang demokratikong insitusyon.

ERRATUM: Nagkamali ang TomasinoWeb sa apelyido ni Francis Santos na unang nasulat bilang “Ramos.” Humihingi kami ng paumanhin.

ni Vince Ferreras

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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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