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Engage in political discourse, youth lawmaker tells Thomasians

“Layon namin na gamitin ninyo ang diskurso sa loob at labas ng paaralan para kalayaan at kapayapaan,” Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago said.

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Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago urged Thomasians to utilize political discourse inside and outside the classroom in order to combat the government’s attacks on democracy and human rights.

“Layon namin na gamitin ninyo ang diskurso sa loob at labas ng paaralan para kalayaan at kapayapaan,” Elago urged in the forum titled “Politikan: Diskurso sa Politika ng Henerasyong Milenyal” at the CME Auditorium last March 7.

Using knowledge from discourse, the Kabataan Partylist representative called on the youth to realize their capacity and influence on social issues, especially with the rise of social media.

“May kakayahan at kapasyahan ang kabataan na yanigin ang estado at iyon ang gusto natin ipakita,” she said.

Elago continued further: “Kahit saan, may kabataan. Nagsasalita tayo para sa kanila. Tayo mismo ang makakaimpluwensya sa loob at labas ng Kongreso.”

 

Use film for advocacy, director says

Film is also a powerful medium for discourse and advocacy, said director and screenwriter Baby Nabrida.

“[F]ilm happens to be a very powerful medium because film moves people to change, it can create a great impact for moral, social, and film is a very potent medium, and I strongly believe that film also is a medium of transformation,” Nabrida told Thomasians.

She also urged students that “[w]e need to educate our audience and not just entertain. We need support from government, especially [from the] Department of Education and from universities and schools to be effective as film advocates.”

“Film springs on change; artistic activism can empower not just cinema, but also other art forms,” Nabrida continued.

 

Silence is political

Meanwhile, spoken word artist Juan Miguel Severo called on students to write poetry “coming from the truth” to make their work effective platforms for discourse.

“Napakaepektibo [ng spoken word poetry] dahil ang tula ay nanggaling sa katotohanan. When you’re writing your spoken word poem, make sure you’re coming from the truth. Ito man ay malikhaing pag-iisip, hindi ibig sabihin na hindi ito nanggaling sa katotohanan. At napakadaling makita kung sino yung nagkukunwari lang,” Severo said.

He also narrated how he faced backlash for his poems that criticize the government. However, Severo believed that, as an artist, he has the responsibility not just to entertain but to speak up on pressing issues.

“Ang pagpili natin na manahimik ay pulitikal. Kaya nating manahimik, kaya nating mamiling manahimik dahil we are privileged, maatim natin na manahimik dahil hindi naman tayo masyadong apektado,” he urged.

“Politikan: Diskurso sa Politika ng Henerasyong Milenyal” was organized by the Political Science Forum.—C.E.M.C.

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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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