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The Students Tourism Society (STS) of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM) ushered September with a bang as it held its annual pageant, entitled Saplot, last September 1 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium in celebration of the Tourism Festival 2011.

Thirteen ladies and four men from Tourism and Travel Management represented their respective sections as they vied for the title of Mr. and Ms. Saplot 2011.

The pageant’s theme coincided with the general theme of the Tourism Festival 2011, “Unity Amidst Diversity.” An eco-friendly twist was added as the candidates were specifically required to wear casual apparel which exhibited their advocacies and theme clothes made from recycled materials.  In line with this, each contestant picked a country that they were to represent. The countries associated with them tested their creativity in making clothing that best symbolizes their chosen theme.

The contest was made up of four parts: the presentation of the candidates with their advocacies, the shirt and jeans or casual wear presentation, the theme wear presentation, and the question and answer portion, where only the top five contestants participated.

The top five candidates were announced after the casual question and answer portion. They were: Desiree Sto. Tomas representing South Africa, Jasmin Tamayo for Brazil, Elizabeth Sese for USA, Emil Pangilinan representing Thailand and Jacob Gooh with France as his country.

In the end, it was Elizabeth Sese (USA) who emerged victorious from the tight competition as she overcame pressure and graced her way through the crucial question and answer proper. Also a model who took part in the recently concluded SOCC’s “Pintig Tomasino: Viaje,” Sese was crowned Ms. Saplot 2011.

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Special awards were also given to Kate Vergara (Venezuela) as Ms. Congeniality, Jasmin Tamayo (Brazil) for the best shirt design, Elizabeth Sese (USA) for the best advocacy, and Cheska Abe (China) for the best theme wear.

The event was graced by the presence of CTHM Regent Romulo V. Rodriguez, O.P.,J.C.D, Ferdinand Ocampo of All Points Travel Agency, the executive board of the CTHM Student Council, Rolando Vittorio Gatmaitan Jr., president of the Student Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC), and Ms. CTHM 2010 Joanna Cindy Miranda, who also served as one of the judges.

Upcoming events of the CTHM STS Tourism Festival 2011 are the Tourism and Travel Management Quiz Bee on September 12, an exhibit on September 12 to 14, and Tourism Night on September 16.

By Anne Jeanette Priela

 

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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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