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Thomasian tops October 2017 accountancy boards

Thomasian Alfonso Solomon Magno emerged as the topnotcher in October 2017 licensure examination for accountants.

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A Thomasian emerged as the topnotcher in October 2017 licensure examination for certified public accountants, while the University improved its passing rate this year.

Alfonso Solomon Ramos Magno led the new batch of certified public accountants with a score of 91.33 percent.

Six other Thomasians also made it on the list of top ten highest scorers.

Ray Jay Dizon shared the fourth spot with Ronald Bolanos Jr. of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Manila. Both of them earned a score of 90.67 percent.

Alvin Thomas Endaya landed in the seventh place with a score of 90.00 percent.

Maria Isabel Marfil and Marc Villaverde bagged the ninth spot with a score of 89.67 percent. They were joined by Rochelle Enrile, Angel Mae Reyes, and Vanessa Roxas of Far Eastern University.

Louize Areno and Christine Mae De Leon both landed in the tenth place with a score of 89.33 percent. They were joined by Marcia Butastas of the University of San Carlos.

Meanwhile, UST garnered a passing rate of 91.99 percent this year, in which 333 out of 362 examinees made the cut. This was higher than last year’s 90.72 percent or 352 out of 388 examinees passed the exam.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman retained its title as the top performing school in the board exam after all its 69 examinees passed.

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UST admin suspends education freshman for convening anti-fascist alliance

UST College of Education suspended first year student Hannah Rondilla for convening Thomasians Against Tyranny and Killings (TATAK).

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UST College of Education suspended first year student Hannah Rondilla for convening Thomasians Against Tyranny and Killings (TATAK), an alliance of student organizations and individuals in the University.

Last January, TATAK invited organizations, councils, and publications to discuss the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

On March 13, 2019, Hannah received a show-cause notice, demanding her to explain her involvement in TATAK. The letter stated that she violated University rules by joining an unrecognized organization and participating in unapproved activity, such as organizing.

A hearing was then set on a Monday or Friday nearest to March 13.

On May 4, Hannah was informed that the hearing will be in two days. She requested for it to be moved to a later date, because of the unavailability of her parent or guardian to accompany her.  

However, the hearing pushed through.

“Naramdaman ko na one-sided yung hearing kasi apat silang nagdidiskusyon sa mga sarili nila tapos ako, parang walang kakampi,” Hannah told TomasinoWeb.

“Sa hearing sa mga korte, minor o hindi, may karapatan silang magkaroon ng witness tapos ako, wala.”

Hannah appealed for a second hearing wherein witnesses, a guardian and a legal counsel could be present. The admin denied the request and issued a four-day suspension, effective from May 15 to 18, and 32 hours of community service.

Last year, a similar case was filed against 13 senior high school students who conducted a silent protest against the K-12 program. The University issued a resolution that put the students under disciplinary probation and ordered a non-issuance of their Certificate of Good Moral Character.

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Rondilla’s case was made public by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) via Facebook. As of writing time, the post has about 2.4 thousand reactions and one thousand shares.

The League of Filipino Students – UST also released a statement on democratic rights.

The statement read: “We are dismayed at the fact that the University is doing this to one of its own students on the basis of expressing one’s views, which, in the first place, does not contradict the position of the University.”

“In fact, we are one with the University in condemning state-perpetrated attacks against church people, especially those who are vocal against the tyrannical regime and anti-people policies of [Duterte].”

Central Student Council (CSC) president-elect Robert Dominic Gonzales said in an interview with TomasinoWeb, “I don’t see anything wrong when it comes to creating alliances which aim to tackle prevalent issues that our country is facing right now.”

“If I may do so respectfully and with all sincerity, I urge the administrators to back us up when it comes to matters like these,” he added.

Meanwhile, incumbent CSC president Francis “Kiko” Santos also shared to TomasinoWeb that he has just been informed of the case. He said that the Council will be having a meeting next week to discuss further action.

“I do not condone any form of repression in our campus,” Santos said.

“Rest assured that the Council will remain as a council that upholds student democratic rights and welfare as enshrined in the Constitution and the student handbook.”

TomasinoWeb tried to reach out to the UST College of Education Student Council but they have yet to respond.

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UST places fifth in the MedTech boards

The University of Santo Tomas is the fifth top performing school in the September 2018 Medical Technology Licensure Examination.

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The University of Santo Tomas is the fifth top performing school in the September 2018 Medical Technology Licensure Examination.

The University achieved a 96.49 percent passing rate, where 220 out of 228 Thomasians passed the examination.

This year’s performance improved compared to last year’s examination passing rate of 95.35 percent.

Meanwhile, four Thomasians landed on the top ten roster, led by the topnotcher Lorenz Masajo Barro with a mark of 92.10 percent.

He was followed by Rolter Lorenz Mispeñas Lee who placed second with 91.80 percent.

Harissa Katrina Reyes De Lara tied with Joanna Labajo Canen from Cebu Doctors’ University at the eight place with a 89.90 percent mark.

Jericho Maza Balauro placed tenth alongside Darlene Aclan Robante from Holy Name University with 89.70 percent.

Velez College, University of San Agustin, Trinity University of Asia, Saint Louis University and Cebu Doctors’ University are named as this year’s top performing schools, posting a 100 percent passing rate.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 4,718 out of 6,070 passed this year’s Medical Technology board exam.

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UST ika-apat sa mechanical engineering boards

Pagkatapos mapangalanang ikapitong top performing school noong nakaraang taon, umakyat sa ika-apat na puwesto ang UST sa Agosto 2018 mechanical engineer licensure examination.

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Pagkatapos mapangalanang ikapitong top performing school noong nakaraang taon, umakyat sa ika-apat na puwesto ang UST sa Agosto 2018 mechanical engineer licensure examination.

Nakakuha ang Unibersidad ng 87.18-porsiyentong passing rate, kung saan 102 mula sa 117 na Tomasinong kumuha ng pagsusulit ang nakapasa.

Subalit, ito ay mas mababa sa 88.24-porsiyentong passing rate kumpara sa nakaraang taon.

Walang Tomasino ang nakapasok sa listahan ng sampung nakakuha ng mataas na marka.

Ang Malayan Colleges Laguna naman ang nanguna sa nasabing board exam na may 94.74-porsiyentong passing rate.

Ayon sa Professional Regulation Commission, na 3,092 ang kalahatang nakapasa sa mechanical engineer licensure exam mula sa 5,084 na kumuha nito. H. M. Amoroso

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