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Thomasians, share hair to cancer patients

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THOMASIANS envisioned a new life, not just for themselves but also for young cancer patients, as they volunteered to chopped off a few inches of their hair.

“SHAIR: Share your Hair,” held at the Dean’s Garden on October 16 and 17,  is a project of the Nursing Central Board of Students (NCBS) helping children suffering from cancerby sharing their hair to produce wigs.

According to Officer-in-charge Hans Joseph Lim, the council got the idea from the Ateneo de Manila University, where NCBS Secretary Erin Morabe took part on a similar event.

Dito kasi sa Nursing, marami din kaming naeexperience na patients na may cancer. Nainspire din po kami na makatulong sa mga cancer patients,” Lim said.

“SHAIR” garnered a total of 63 participants, who were given new haircuts by hairstylists Bhabes and Kenjie of Cosmopolitan Salon.

Jennica Mallorca, a second year Marketing Management student, said she wanted to help cancer patients who have little to no possibility of their hair growing. “Pero yung sakin tutubo naman so might as well give it to them na I have it and they don’t,” she added.

Mallorca’s aunt, who suffered from cancer, prompted her to help people suffering from the same disease. She confessed that if she had the chance before, she would have sacrificed her hair for her aunt.

Ang saya. Masaya tapos parang bagong perspective, kasi hindi ba sabi kapag new hair, new life? ‘Tas ayun the fact na madodonate, makakatulong ka pa so mas extended yung happy feeling,” Mallorca added.

Nursing alumna Marianne Camylle Isnani, who had an appointment in the building, was convinced by a friend to participate in the said event.

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Hindi siya na put into waste and worth giving naman. Actually kaka-cut ko lang ng hair. (Pero) It’s okay, once in a lifetime lang naman to,” Isnani pointed.

All donated hair will go to the Kythe Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to provide support for children who suffer from chronic illnesses, and be made into wigs.

According to the latest United Nations report, about 3,500 new cases of childhood cancers will be diagnosed in the Philippines every year where in 70 percent of them will be found at late stages where cure is less possible.

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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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