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UST maintains top-performing school ranking in November 2017 nursing boards

The University posted a 100-percent passing rate, with 12 Thomasians landing in the top 10 highest scorers.



The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery posted a 100-percent passing rate, with 12 Thomasians landing in the top 10 highest scorers. Photo by Abbie Vinluan/TomasinoWeb.

For the third straight year, the University maintained its performance as the top-performing school in the November 2017 licensure exam for nurses, with all 300 examinees passing the test.

Veronica Louse Necor led this year’s batch of Thomasian nurses with a mark of 88.80-percent, landing second place in the roster of top 10 highest scorers. Eleven other Thomasians landed in the top 10.

Angelica Ignacio shared fifth place with Abigail Bulat Anuman from the Father Saturnino Urios University, Quenna Galicinao of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) — Batac, and Ingrid Nicolas from Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation, with the mark of 87.60-percent.

For sixth place, Erika Kitajima scored 87.40-percent along with Kristine Evangelista from the University of the Philippines (UP) — Manila.

Gerardeanne Repospar garnered seventh place along with Cherry Dominice from San Pedro College (SPC ) — Davao City, Ryan Fuentes of UP-Manila, Ma. Paz Quidlat from the Mindanao State University — Iligan Institute of Technology, and Maria Samaco of Western Mindanao State University — Zamboanga City, with the score of 87.20-percent.

Krissa Gonzales and Sevie Sagucio shared the eighth spot with Angelu Castro from MMSU — Batac, and Christian Domingo and Athena Velina of UP — Manila, garnering a score of 87.00-percent.

Dhonna Arcelona, Jaedi Garcia, Erika Lepiten, and Ciara Yumul topped ninth place with Julia Apatan and Cecilia Zerina of SPC — Davao City, Louis Cascayan and Lyca Pasion of MMSU — Batac, and UP — Manila’s Arlen Aquino, Aena Besilia, Katherine Canlas, Erika Canonizado, Fabette Lagas, Gerlene Lorque and Patricia Mayo, with the score of 86.80-percent.

Clarissa Briones and Meri-Yee Liao bagged tenth place with an 86.60-percent mark, sharing the spot with Patricia Cheng and Quennie Dizon of UP — Manila, Vince Ebuen from Bataan Peninsula State University — Balanga, Francis Palangdosan from the UP School of Health and Sciences — Leyte, and Sharielle Yanson from the Centro Escolar University — Manila.

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Topping this year’s nursing boards is UP — Manila’s Raymund Mañago, who garnered a score of 89.00-percent.

The Professional Regulation Commission announced that 5,875 out of 12,869 examinees passed the Nursing Licensure Examination, slightly lower than last year’s 6,836 out of 14,322 examinees.

by Marc Wyxzel Dela Paz



UST bags 5th School of the Year honor in 2018 Student Quill Awards



Photo grabbed from IABC Philippines' official Facebook page.

For the fifth consecutive year, the University was named School of the Year in the Sixth Philippine Student Quill Awards on Monday, July 9.

UST bagged 36 awards, beating De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, UST Angelicum College, Inc., De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Bataan Peninsula State University and Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila.

Winning entries from the University came from The Varsitarian, UST’s official student paper; TomasinoWeb, the official digital media organization of the University; Tomasian Media Circle and Talents; The Flame, the official publication of UST Faculty of Arts and Letters; and communication arts and journalism students.

School of the Year award is the highest distinction in the Student Quill Awards. It is given to the school with the most Awards of Excellence.

Meanwhile, TomasinoWeb took home its first Student Quill awards, with three Awards of Merit.

TomasinoWeb’s entries titled “Right Click 2017: TomasinoWeb’s Special Coverage of the UST Student Council Elections” and “UAAP Season 80 Campaign” won under the communication skills category; while  “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya National Advocacy Campaign” won in the communication management.

The Philippine Student Quill Awards is the junior division of the Philippine Quill Awards, which recognizes private organizations and corporations in the country for excellence in business communication.

Awarding ceremonies were held at the Mariott Hotel Grand Ballroom in Pasay City.

The event was organized by the Philippine chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, a network of business communicators around the world advocating for professional growth, learning and communication excellence.

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ERRATUM: We have been informed that the previous photo used in the article was actually taken by The Varsitarian. It was not our intention to erroneously credit the owner of the photo. The image has since been replaced.


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UST tops June 2018 architecture boards



The University was named as the lone top performing school in the June 2018 licensure examination for architects, with three Thomasians landing in the top 10.

UST recorded an 84.19-percent passing rate, in which 197 out of 234 Thomasian examinees passed the exam.

This was higher than last year’s 83.26 percent, wherein 184 out of 221 examinees made the cut.

Karl Justin Sayseng Diocales led the new batch of Thomasian architects after placing fourth with a score of 82.90 percent.

Thomasian Jomari Patrick Meñoza Guzman placed seventh with a score of 82.60 percent, while Marie Dominic del Rosario Castillo landed in the ninth spot after scoring 82.20 percent.

Moreover, Paolo Gabriel Torres Martires of Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Sta. Mesa led the new batch of architects with a score of 84.10 percent.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 1, 778 out of 3,177 passed the board exam nationwide.


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Applied Physics gets Level I PACUCOA accreditation



Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) granted the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics major in Instrumentation the Level I accreditation status.

Applied Physics is the newest program among the six straight degree programs of the College of Science.

The accreditation, which was received last May, is valid for three years, up until May 2021.

According to PACUCOA’s website, Level I accreditation status allows the program to have “full administrative deregulation and financial deregulation in terms of setting of tuition and other fees and charges.” It also gives the power to change the curriculum without the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)’s approval.

The program is also made priority during awarding of grants and financial assistance from CHED and from the Department of Education (DepEd).

Pacucoa is a private accrediting agency set to give formal recognition to an educational institution through a series of phases which tests if the academic program of the institution maintains excellent standards.


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