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UPDATE: Corrected the song performed by Marshall 150 from “Yugyugan na” to “Super Proxy”

     THE University’s annual battle of the bands ended the Thomasians’ long wait when the finals of SoundCheck took place last November 23 at the Quadricentennial Pavillion Open Area.

     12 of the best college bands competed for the championship trophy in the event hosted by James and Andre of Monster Radio RX 93.1.

     The participating bands were judged with different criteria and were required to perform one cover and one original composition.

     Judges were Chito Ilagan, artist and repertoire director of Polyeast Records Philippines; Krina Cayabyab, alumna of the University of the Philippines’ College of Music and daughter of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab; and Reli De Vera, drummer of Sinosikat.

     Eiros’ Meat from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery lit up the stage with the hit single “Yugyugan Na” followed by their original composition “Sumayaw,” which was acclaimed by a judge as “an excellent composition.”

     Members of the College of Science Glee Club, the band No U Turn, performed a duet with the songs “Huling Sayaw” and their original composition called “Friendzone.”

     Hunio, formed last June, represented the Faculty of Engineering. The band uplifted the Faculty’s pride with “Seasons” and their own composition, “Arcadia.”

     The comeback cats from the College of Architecture, Pen on the Knees, offered something new to the Thomasians: a mixture of Jazz and Rock with Up Dharma Down’s “Oo” and their own composition “It Will End Today.”

     St. Raymund Peñafort building-based band Se7en Streams from the Faculty of Arts and Letters carried the Artlet flag with Urbandub’s very own “The Fighting is Over” and these future economists’ own “Summer Nights.”

     Starting off their performance with a story as to how their band was formed, the Conservatory of Music’s pride 3/4 Band started their journey for the championship with the famous OPM song “Beep Beep.” They caught the judges’ ears with their own composition entitled “Alimangong Pula.”

     Supporters of the College of Commerce and Business Administration’s Emphasis marched to the Quadricentennial Pavilion to witness their bets perform with the song “Hiling ng Paramita” and their original composition “Hindi Ko Masabi,” a sure hit among the crowd.

     The all-girl Peptide Band from the College of Education ended the long wait of their supporters, who were seen carrying a tarpaulin that night, by performing the songs “’Di Bale Na Lang” and “I Can Fly.”

     The Arpeggios, the University’s future artists and representatives of the College and Fine Arts and Design, started the ball rolling with Moonstar 88’s “Gilid” and their very own “I’ll Never Let You Go.”

     Future accountants of Take All Arms of the AMV-College of Accountancy proved that they can do more than mathematical equations with  their take on “Endless, A Silent Whisper” and their own composition, “Up Against Your Nightmare.”

     The Faculty of Pharmacy’s Wicked Mum was highly applauded when they gave an all-out performance with their own composition, “Hands of Infinity.”

     Lastly, the College of Nursing’s Marshall 350, performed on-stage with their song “Tipsy,” which they said are “para sa mga taong nagmahal at nabigo.” They also performed “Super Proxy”

     Aside from the 12 bands, some of UST’s talented musicians were also present to perform: the Conservatory of Music’s Viden, SoundCheck 2010 Champion Read Between the Lines, SoundCheck 2011 Champion Watching the Wheels (formerly known as Sugarplum Fairy), first Thomasian Idol  Jessamae Gabon, and the Thomasian Idol 2012 finalists.

And the winner is…
     The 3/4 Band of the Conservatory of Music outshined the other bands as they were named the SoundCheck 2012 Champion, with a total score of 90.40%.

     “Last minute na kami gumawa ng music tapos hindi pa kami sikat kaya nagulat kami na maraming sumuporta sa’min na kapwa naming Music [students] at iba pang department,” Band Vocalist Romula Callangan said.

     The judges highly praised the band participants with one saying, “I congratulate UST for having so many talented musicians.”

     “Ang hirap ng judging process dahil each band has its own quality na very different from the other bands, pero yung nanalo, they really deserved it,” Judge Krina Cayabyab said in an interview. She gave the winning band a 99%.

     As winners of the competition, 3/4 Band received a cash prize of P20, 000.00, a chance to have a music video and to be the Thomasian band ambassador, a recording single from Chito Ilagan, and an opportunity to perform before the Thomasian community at Paskuhan.

     In the Top 5 after 3/4 Band are as follows: Emphasis (87.87%), Se7en Streams (87.53%), Pen on the Knees (87.47%), and, tied on fifth place, Hunio and Wicked Mum (86.60%).

     SoundCheck was part of the Conservatory of Music week, presented by the Student Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC) and the Conservatory of Music Student Council (CMSC). Project heads of the competition were Rafael Enrico Sy, assistant secretary of SOCC; JP Domingo, public relations officer of SOCC; and Sherry Ann Cantor, president of CMSC.

By Charry Fatima D. Garcia
Photo taken by Fay V. Refuerzo



UST lands third in 2019 Electrical Eng’g boards

The University ranked third in the August and September 2019 licensure examinations for Electrical Engineers while a lone Thomasian landed on the topnotchers.



The University ranked third in the August and September 2019 licensure examinations for Electrical Engineers while a lone Thomasian landed on the topnotchers.

Derrick Munar Ramos, the lone Thomasian who made it to the roster of top ten highest scorers, took the third spot.

According to the results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the University yielded a 97.92 percent passing rate, with 94 out of 96 examinees making the cut. 

This is a drop of 2.08 percent from last year’s 100 percent.

Meanwhile, Mikhael Glen Borja Lataza of University of San Carlos claimed the top spot.

Camarines Norte State Colleges – Daet also took the third spot in the top performing schools, while University of Batangas and University of the Philippines – Diliman took the top spot.

This year’s national passing rate of 67.16 percent (1,606 out of 4,891) saw an improvement of .42 percent from the previous year’s performance of 66.74 (1,562 out of 4,697) percent.

The University, however, retained its 100 percent passing rate for the Master Electrician examinations as its lone bet managed to ace the test. 


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UST, nanatili sa ika-apat na pwesto sa mechanical eng’g boards

Nanatili ang Unibersidad sa ika-apat na pwesto sa katatapos lang na mechanical engineering licensure examination nitong Agosto.



Nanatili ang Unibersidad sa ika-apat na pwesto sa katatapos lang na mechanical engineering licensure examination nitong Agosto.

Pumalo sa 94.29 porsyento ang passing rate ng Unibersidad o 132 sa 140 na kumuha ng pagsusulit.

Ito ay higit na mataas kumpara noong Agosto 2018 na may 87.18 porsyento at February 2019 na 58.82 porsyento lamang.

Nasungkit ni Caryl Patrick Rivera ang ika-apat na pwesto matapos magtala ng gradong 93.55. Siya ang kaisa-isang Tomasinong nakapasok sa Top 10.

Samantala, si Lester Toledo naman ng Cebu Institute of Technology- University ang nanguna sa mga bagong rehistradong mechanical engineer na nakakuha ng gradong 94.65.

Ang Batangas State University sa Alangilan ang hinirang na top-performing school matapos pumasa lahat ang mga kumuha ng pagsusulit.

3,928 ang pumasa mula sa 5,563 na kumuha ng pagsusulit sa buong bansa, ayon sa Philippine Regulation Commission.


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UST, pumangalawa sa Nutritionist-Dietitian licensure exams

Hinirang ang Unibersidad bilang pangalawang top-performing school sa Agosto 2019 Nutrition at Dietitian licensure exams na inilabas kanina, ika-22 ng Agosto.



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Kuha ni Von Ozar/TomasinoWeb

Hinirang ang Unibersidad bilang pangalawang top-performing school sa Agosto 2019 Nutrition and Dietitian licensure exams na inilabas kanina, ika-22 ng Agosto.

Ayon sa resulta ng nagdaang pagsusulit, pumasa ang 104 sa 105 na Tomasino, o 99.05 porsyento ng mga kumuha ng pagsusulit.

Nakamit ni Sean Frances Barredo ang ikatlong pwesto matapos magtala ng 89.70 porsyento.

Si Grace Eunice Salvacion mula sa Adventist University of the Philippines ang nanguna sa pagsusulit matapos makakuha ng 90.95 porsyento.

Kinilala ang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (UP) – Los Baños at Diliman bilang top-performing schools sa kakatapos na board exam. Nagtala ang parehong paaralan ng 100 porsyentong passing rate.

Bahagyang bumaba ang mga nakapasang Tomasino sa pagsusulit mula sa 100 porsyentong passing rate noong 2018.

Ang Unibersidad ay pumangalawa rin sa naturang board exam noong Agosto 2017, kung saan ang UP – Los Baños at UP – Diliman din ang nanguna.

Ayon sa Philippine Regulation Commission, 968 ang nakapasa mula sa 1,517 na kumuha ng pagsusulit.

Kinakailangang 30 ang makapasa sa mga estudyante ng paaralan o 90-porsyentong passing rate o higit pa upang mapabilang sa mga top-performing schools. 

Alexa Basa



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