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Architecture SC apologizes for concert mishap

“The council made sure to have appropriate measures and approved paperwork assuring that the overtime to 10pm was secured and allowed,” the College of Architecture Student Council told in their official statement.

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(UPDATED March 11, 5:30 p.m.) The College of Architecture student council apologized on Friday evening for the sudden cutoff of the college week’s concert at the grandstand.

“The USTCASC would like to wholeheartedly apologize about the events prior our last performer’s set,” the council told in a tweet following the incident.

 


 

In their official statement released Sunday afternoon, the council said they “made sure to have appropriate measures and approved paperwork assuring that the overtime to 10pm was secured and allowed.”

 


 

Activities organized by student organizations are allowed by the Office for Student Affairs (OSA) until 9 p.m. only, unless approved for overtime.

The grandstand and football field was reserved by the council for the concert and OSA approved the activity from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the University’s Electronic Record of Scheduled Events and Reservation of Venue system, with the concert’s egress from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The program started around 5:30 p.m. but was abruptly cut around 9:30 p.m., three songs into the set of IV of Spades. The band was no longer able to perform their fourth and final song.

A fireworks display set to cap off the concert was also cancelled.

People present in the venue were told in an announcement to evacuate the football field and University grounds as security personnel barred the entry of students who left the campus following the announcement.

No explanation was immediately given or announced during the incident.

In their official statement, the Architecture student council clarified that the evacuation order was merely a lapse in choice of words and was not caused by any emergency.

“We assure that the safety and security of the people present were NOT in any form of threat or hazard – we apologize for our choice of words during our voice-over announcement that had led to speculations of security concerns,” the statement read further.

Students and netizens aired their outrage on social media following the incident, with some blaming the University administration while others slammed the council for supposedly not following University policies on student activities.

Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Council President Reymark Simbulan took to Twitter to call on the University to consider the Architecture student council’s efforts in organizing the concert.

 


 

The council, however, urged the public not to blame the University administration and staff “whose members were merely following standard operating procedures.”

The Ransom Collective, who were supposed to perform after IV of Spades and the final performer for the concert, continued their gig in front of the Beato Angelico Building.

 


 

Nonetheless, the council hopes that the incident “may serve as a lesson to us for future event management, as well as a reminder for us to keep improving and developing as a council.”

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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.

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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.

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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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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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