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PRESS RELEASE: Clinical Pharmacy Society’s Lace Up

Lace Up is a major fund-raising event of the UST-Clinical Pharmacy Society (UST-CPS) that has been held for the past three years. All fund-raising projects of the UST-CPS are for the benefit of the numerous communities adopted by the organization.

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What is Lace Up?
Lace Up is a major fund-raising event of the UST-Clinical Pharmacy Society (UST-CPS) that has been held for the past three years. All fund-raising projects of the UST-CPS are for the benefit of the numerous communities adopted by the organization.
On its third year, Lace Up is adding a splashing and shivering kinds of twist! It features an extraordinary marathon with unusual obstacles that will make you go gaga!

Who is Lace Up for?
For you! Whoever, whatever you are, definitely you are welcome to join. Experience a different kind of run in UST! Finish like you conquered a monsoon!
WE DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE COSTUMES LIKE MERMAIDS, DUGONG OR EVEN A RANDOM POKEMON! You might just be the sparkling star of the event!

What is the course like?
Runners will pass through OBSTACLE and SPLASH zones with water BOMBS. There will be three OBSTACLE ZONES.
After every obstacle, there will be SPLASH ZONES where you can locate water showers, water guns and water balloons.
Runners are also encouraged to load their water guns in splash zones to splash their friends and strangers! Make new friends by targeting them with water while running. AWESOME! Isn’t it?

OBSTACLE LOCATION
First: LIMBO-RACK Quezon Drive (beside Plaza de Benavides
Second: GARTER WALL WEB      Front of Tan Yan Kee building
Third: Three-distanced ROPES Front of Santissimo Rosario Church

 

 

 

Is the race timed?
Did I just mention that this is an extraordinary marathon? Then why would you need a timer? Come on, you might end up spending more time on the obstacles having fun than actually race, for at least most of the time. Although this is still a race, so it’s all up to you!

MECHANICS
This is not just your typical marathon. Though you are still running, you need to finish the Obstacle Zones and pass through the Splash Zones.
To finish the race, you need to do 3 lapses and surpass the obstacle and splash zones.

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1. Runners will be divided into three batches and need to accomplish three laps. (Runners are given the option to choose which batch they prefer to be in.)
2. Upon water explosion, the first batch of runners starts their bid to win the title. A “WATER EXPLOSION” will signal the start of the race. The first WATER EXPLOSION for the first batch, a second WATER EXPLOSION for the second batch and so on.
3. Lap markers will be given after each lap.

LAP MARKERS
1st lap: Red
2nd lap: Blue
3rd lap: Green

4. Two flags (per batch color) will be placed at finish line. The first 2 runners to get across the finish line and obtain the flags will win the race. (Important Notice: Lap markers and flags should be surrendered at the end of the race).

WINNING FLAGS (at the finish line)
1st batch: Red
2nd batch: Blue
3rd batch: Green

How to win?
Runners must perform all the obstacle zones. The winner will be determined by whoever runner, whether wet or dry, can cross the finish line first with complete set of lap markers and first to get the assigned flags. There will be two winners per batch. Exciting! We cannot wait and we are sure so as you! So be the winner we are looking for. Sign up for Lace Up and invite more friends.
This will be FUN. This will be WET. This will be WILD. We promise!

IMPORTANT:
EVENT WILL STILL TAKE PLACE, RAIN OR SHINE.
WEAR PROPER RUNNING SHOES.
EXPECT TO BE WET.
BRING YOUR TOWELS AND EXTRA CLOTHES.

For more details, visit the event’s website at http://laceup2013.blogspot.com/.

 

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Para sa Bayan at Lasalyano (BayLayn), muling idaraos ng Ang Pahayagang Plaridel para sa kritikal at aktibong pamamahayag

Muling inihahandog ng Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, opisyal na pahayagang pangmag-aaral sa wikang Filipino ng Pamantasang De La Salle, ang Para sa Bayan at Lasalyano o BayLayn 2021, sa darating na Mayo 15, ika-1 hanggang ika-5:30 ng hapon sa pamamagitan ng Zoom at Facebook Live. 

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Muling inihahandog ng Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, opisyal na pahayagang pangmag-aaral sa wikang Filipino ng Pamantasang De La Salle, ang Para sa Bayan at Lasalyano o BayLayn 2021, sa darating na Mayo 15, ika-1 hanggang ika-5:30 ng hapon sa pamamagitan ng Zoom at Facebook Live. 

Layon ng BayLayn na hubugin ang kakayahan at palawigin ang kamalayan ng mga estudyanteng mamamahayag sa Pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng pagtalakay sa mga isyung may kaugnayan sa kritikal at aktibong pamamahayag. Sa taong ito, iikot ang programa sa temang, “Kritikal na Pag-uulat tungo sa Pagmumulat: Tungkulin ng Kabataan sa Gitna ng Pandemya’t Katiwalian.”

Upang maisakatuparan ito, inimbitahan ng APP ang mga kilalang mamamahayag na sina Anjo Bagaoisan at Raffy Tima para magbahagi ng kanilang kaalaman at karanasan sa pamamahayag, lalo na ngayong nasa gitna ng pandemya’t katiwalian ang bansa. Makakasama rin sa maikling diskusyon ang ilang tanyag na indibidwal mula sa hanay ng kabataan na sina Yani Villarosa, Gab Campos, at Raoul Manuel upang talakayin ang kahalagahan ng pakikialam at pakikisangkot ng kabataan sa pagtugon sa mga usapin at isyung kinahaharap ng bansa. 

Makilahok sa BayLayn 2021 at makiisa sa pagsusulong at pagtataguyod ng pagbabalitang pumipiglas para sa katotohanan! Magparehistro sa https://tinyurl.com/BayLayn2021 at sundan ang Facebook page ng BayLayn (facebook.com/baylayn) at Twitter account na @baylayn_app para sa iba pang detalye at anunsyo.

Magkita-kita tayo sa Mayo 15! 

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PRESS RELEASE: Leave no student behind! Academic ease now!

The Thomasian free press have seen and heard the call of the student body – whether unaffected or not – to leave no one behind. We call upon the administration to do the same. 

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(Photo by Vince Imperio/TomasinoWeb)

Four typhoons – Rolly, Quinta, Siony, and Ulysses – have ravaged the Philippines in less than a month during the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The devastation has incited mass efforts and a collective demand for accountability from the national government as well as calls for humane responses to the events that have led to the displacement of thousands of Filipinos. 

The University of Santo Tomas has chosen to respond to these by opting to resume classes on Monday, November 16, 2020, as stipulated by Memorandum No. 21 which was released by the Office of the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and the Office of the Secretary-General among the colleges. 

The said memorandum indicates that synchronous and asynchronous classes are to resume tomorrow, that they shall be recorded, that no attendance shall be checked, that passing of assessments and submissions may begin on November 20, and that preliminary examinations for General Education courses shall be moved accordingly for the sake of maintaining the delivery of quality education despite the said devastating recent events.   

However, the undersigned strongly disavow this lukewarm decision made by an institution that claims to adhere to the Thomasian value of compassion. This call for action is based on the premises that:

  • Several lives have been lost and many remain missing;
  • Students lack adequate resources for online classes such as electricity, internet connection, review materials, etc. due to destruction of property;
  • Families have lost access to basic needs, such as proper shelter, clothing, water, and food;
  • Deterioration of students’ mental health has become rampant due to academic workload, situational factors, and personal issues and;
  • Filipinos suffer from the lack of proper response and disaster plan from authorities.

As such, to expect the student body to act as if disasters can be forgotten within a weekend is an irresponsible and tone-deaf response that is indicative of an administration that is privileged and far removed from the turmoil experienced on ground.

As members of the free press, the following student publications, acting as representatives of the students of the University of Santo Tomas, call for the following actions from the administration:

  1. Implementation of an Academic Break, including the postponement of synchronous and asynchronous classes, until all Thomasians have re-established the necessary resources to participate in academic works;
  2. Reinstatement of the In-Progress System (INP) to give students ample time to finish requirements and assessments that cannot bemet due to the current situation, including extension or postponement of deadlines and;
  3. Creation of an updated and inclusive tracker of affected students, faculty, and staff to establish proper communication and to extend assistance to those who are in need through various Thomasian organizations.
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What we deserve is an administration adhering to its three core values of competence, compassion, and commitment, and not a group of individuals too privileged to see the realities beyond their ivory towers. With the circumstances at hand, now is not the time to force the student body to comply with their academics.

If anything, this decision can and will only prove to be counterproductive to the goal of maintaining “quality education.” In fact, it will be the last thing to be achieved if the administration fails to see this. What the Thomasian community needs now is time: to grieve for the families, livelihoods, and properties that we’ve lost, to acknowledge the uncertainties of our situation, to move forward with what’s left, and to fight for a more reasonable approach from the government.  

The Thomasian free press have seen and heard the call of the student body – whether unaffected or not – to leave no one behind. We call upon the administration to do the same. 

 

BRIN RAIZULLI ISAAC
President & Executive Editor
TomasinoWeb

JOSE RAFAEL BALLECER
Executive Vice President & Managing Editor
TomasinoWeb

JEANNY NOVA PUNAY
Editor-in-Chief
College of Science Journal

LYN MARIELLE ABESAMIS
Associate Editor
College of Science Journal

JUSTIN CHRISTOPHER C. RAMOS
Editor-in-Chief
Commerce Journal

ARRIANE LOUISE M. GULAPA
Managing Editor
Commerce Journal

JEFSON ROMEO B. FELIX
Editor-in-Chief
Purple Gazette

EMMANUEL VENER R. MARCADEJAS
Associate Editor
Purple Gazette

PEACH MANOS
Associate Editor
The Flame

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Government officials invited to react on the Youth Declaration for Climate Justice ahead 25 September, ‘Global Day of Climate Action’

Environmental and climate organizations come together to hold the Para Sa Klimabukasan Global Day of Climate Action, in solidarity with youth-led movements around the globe inspired by youth climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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METRO MANILA, 19 September 2020 – Environmental and climate organizations come together to hold the Para Sa Klimabukasan Global Day of Climate Action, in solidarity with youth-led movements around the globe inspired by youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. They carry the Youth Declaration for Climate Justice, a unified call of Filipino youth for the commitment of the government and corporations to implement bold climate actions and uphold climate justice.

“We are inviting government officials to react to the Youth Declaration on 23 September,” Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines Education and Research Committee Head, Sophia Caralde, said, “We want them to work on this Declaration and recognize the role of the youth in addressing the climate crisis. The Filipino youth is more than ready to work with the government to address the climate crisis and achieve climate justice.”

The Press Conference will be held on 23 September 10:00AM to 12:00NN. Confirmed reactors include Mr. John Colin E. Yokingko from CHR, Mr. Albert A. Magalang from DENR-EMB, Dr. Dexter Galban from POPCOM, and Atty. Antonio La Viña, Professor of Law, Politics and Governance, and Philosophy.

Afterwards, they will hold the culminating forum on 25 September 2020 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM to collate the responses of youth leaders as they discuss in a panel discussion the inclusion in the Youth Declaration for Climate Justice. Atty. Antonio Oposa Jr, internationally renowned and pioneering environmental advocate and creative litigator, will share his action points and policy recommendations.

#ParaSaKlimabukasan

#FightClimateInjustice

#GlobalDayOfClimateAction

#AsiaForClimate

Media partners include: Inquirer.Net, InqPOP!, Squeeze, My Pope Philippines, ASTIG.PH, TechKuya, Association of Young Environmental Journalists, Commoner, Realtalk Philippines, TomasinoWeb.org, The LaSallian, PUP DZMC Young Communicators’ Guild, Magnum Opus, The Blueprint Publication, and Heraldo Filipino.

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