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ECONciousness Week spreads awareness on business, finance

Being true to their theme, the Economics majors celebrated a weeklong informative festivity aimed to give their fellow students consciousness, not only on money matters, but also on the importance of teamwork, held from September 22 to 27.

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Being true to their theme, the Economics majors celebrated a weeklong informative festivity aimed to give their fellow students consciousness, not only on money matters, but also on the importance of teamwork, held from September 22 to 27.

 Kicking off with corporate awareness forum

Starting their event, Economics majors attended a seminar on financial and business awareness on September 22 in the Albertus Magnus Auditorium.

Titled “eduCASHon: Start your Financial and Business Awareness Seminar”, the event featured Atty. Anthony Abad, president and CEO of TA company, who focused on the entrepreneurial mind.

He discussed what important characteristics each entrepreneur must possess and how to properly develop them; he also mentioned how the Philippines is labor intensive as a country and how this is an advantage among our neighboring countries.

President and CEO of Sterling Group of companies Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, also known for pioneering the “rice bucket challenge,” talked about Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). He gave a discourse on his latest venture in his recent company SL Agritech Corporation, which focuses the production of hybrid rice and how this helped farmers from all over Asia, improving their way of life.

Lastly, Mr. Ramon M. Lopez, former head of RFM Corporation, discussed the importance of the agricultural sector of our country.

Wala sa gobyerno ang solusyon sa kahirapan, kinakailangan nating pagbutihin pa ang ating mga kakayahan at patuloy na matuto araw-araw”, Mr. Lopez said, promoting the need of MSMEs in rural areas.

He also said being market-driven, having a positive mindset and competence, and being innovative & creative, are key factors to success.

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After giving the students all sorts of tips and advice regarding investment and business planning, he ended the program by saying, “Not everyone can be entrepreneurs, but everyone can be enterprising.”

Race towards unity

 Aimed for the development of the student body, the ECONmazing Race was held at the UST campus on Wednesday, September 24.

AES Internal Vice President Isaias Roque stated that the primary aim of the activity was to develop competitiveness and decision-making skills among AES members.

“The AES members carry information they got from seminars and apply it to some of the games,” Roque added, referring to the various physical and mental activities the contenders underwent. -with reports by Jaehwa Bernardo, Danielle Infante and Ivan Gabriel Vecina

 

Photo by Joshua Lugti

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UST caps performance in Oct 2016 chemist licensure exams

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

 

Kent Gervacio shared the sixth spot with Lizette Mella of University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) with a score of 88.25 percent and Jinniel Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

 

Robert Yee, who scored 87.75 percent,  shared the eighth place with Jerwin Taping of University of the Philippines-Manila.

 

UST garnered a 73.17 percent passing rate wherein 30 out of 41 Thomasians made the cut. This is higher than last year’s 66.67 percent  wherein only 16 passed the examination out of 48 examinees.

 

UPD was hailed as the top performing school with a passing rate of 95 percent while Mikel Allas of De La Salle University topped the board examinations with a score of 93.50 percent.

 

According to PRC, 559 passed the board examination out of 1,019 examinees nationwide.- VA Ferreras

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UST ranks 3rd in Sept 2016 mech eng’g boards

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

 

UST garnered a 92 percent passing rate wherein 115 out 125 Thomasians passed the examination. This is higher than last year’s 63.21 percent, wherein only 67 out of 106 made the cut. No Thomasian made it in the top ten highest scorers.

 

University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a perfect passing rate. Meanwhile, Elso Elumbaring Jr. of Notre Dame University led the new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 90.15 percent.

 

According to PRC, 3,110 passed the licensure examination out of 4,470 examinees nationwide.

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UST nursing program gains Pacucoa Level IV accreditation

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

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In reference to the Harry Potter series, College of Nursing freshmen enter through a “wall” made of cloth during the Freshmen Welcome Walk last August 2015.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

Aside from Pacucoa Level IV status, the program is also a CHED Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

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