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Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy reign as Ideal Thomasian Personalities [Updated]

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     MISTER Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and Miss Faculty of Pharmacy were hailed victors of the 2013 ‘The Search for the Ideal Thomasian Personalities’ (TSITP) Coronation Night held last March 1 at the Plaza Mayor.

     “For me, as a graduating student, this doesn’t mean the end, but rather a beginning of a new chapter. What Pope Benedict XVI did was to inspire others to begin a new chapter,” Katrina Marie Torno, Ms. Pharmacy, answered.

     “What I expect from the next pope is to be inspired and to do better [than] what Pope Benedict XVI has done,” she continued.

     “We should not be hindered by this and we should look forward because despite this setback, we are still Catholics and we are still Christians on a mission to follow the word of God,” Jose Carlos Teves, Mr. Medicine and Surgery, said.

     “[Hopefully, the next pope] would continue to promote the mission of God and that would ultimately unite all of the Catholics and follow the word of God,” he continued. Including this year, the male representatives of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery triumphed for three consecutive years.

     The top five pairs answered the question, “How did the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI affect your faith as a Thomasian and what do you expect from the next pope?”

     Christian Cocjin of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Annica Siy of the College of Science were awarded first runner-up. Meanwhile, Jon Jeoffrey Junio of the College of Nursing and Mary Angelique Manto of the Faculty of Arts and Letters garnered the second runner-up spot.

     Third runner-up placers were Bennedictine Marin of the College of Fine Arts & Design and Mohanna Moya of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Completing the list of top 5 finalists were Christoffer Samarista of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Anna Joy Putchero of the College of Tourism & Management.

     Special awards were given before the question and answer portion. Ms. CTHM, Mr. Med, and Mr. CTHM were awarded the ‘Best in Uniform.’

     ‘Best Essay’ award was given to Mr. CFAD and Ms. College of Nursing. Unfortunately, Tiffany de Vega of the College of Nursing was not able to attend the Coronation Night.

     Alfred Panugao and Jeane Janeo, both representing the College of Architecture, won ‘Mr. and Ms. Talent,’ respectively. The two also won ‘Best in Theme Wear.’

     The star-studded panel of judges included celebrity chef Hasset Go, lifestyle columnist Harold Geronimo, designer Eric Pineda, ‘A Secret Affair’ director Ruel Crisostomo Naval, internet sensation Kimpoy Feliciano, and entrepreneur and ‘Warrior Princess of Peace’ Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman.

     Pageant beauties in the likes of Miss Philippines Earth-Air 2010 Rene McHugh, Miss Universe 1984 third runner-up Desiree Verdadero-Abesamis, and Thomasian Pride Janine Tugonon, the Miss Universe 2012 first runner up, were also part of the panel.

     Judges UST alumna Emil Morales from Red Images and cosmetic surgeon Dr. John Cenica, host of ‘What’s Up Doc?’ sponsored the second set of special awards.

     ‘Mr. and Ms. Red Images’ went to Mr. and Ms. Pharmacy. Moreover, Mr. CTHM and Ms. Architecture, won the Mr. and Ms. ‘Joncen Award.’

     ‘Mr. Congeniality’ was awarded to Mr. Faculty of Engineering and ‘Ms. Congeniality’ was given to Ms. College of Science. Meanwhile, Mr. AMV-College of Accountancy and Ms. Faculty of Arts and Letters received the ‘Most Photogenic’ award.

     With the help of TomasinoWeb, the TSITP was able to name Mr. Faculty of Engineering and Ms. College of Architecture as the ‘People’s Choice’ awardees.

     Mr. College of Nursing and Ms. College of Science were given the ‘Best Casual Wear’ award. Concluding the last set of special awards, Mr. Faculty of Pharmacy and Ms. College of Science received the ‘Best in Formal Wear.’

     For their final walk, last year’s TSITP candidates graced the stage along with the 2012 Ideal Thomasian Personalities, Ms. Mary Toribio and Mr. Byron Hontiveros.

     Ms. Janine Tugonon, former Ms. UST, was surprised that the Faculty of Pharmacy was ready for a presentation celebrating her victory. “It’s an honor to be a Thomasian,” she said.

Performances
     Hype Street Dance Champion Juvenile Crew, Cheermania All-Stars, and UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe entertained the crowd with their dance numbers. USTeMundo also livened up the audience.

     Meanwhile, Thomasian Idol Julia Mella serenaded the audience with her rendition of Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ and ‘California King Bed.’

By Marleen Y. Peroz and Mia Rosienna P. Mallari
Photo taken by Rosana Marie A. Lafuente

 

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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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