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Comelec junks petition vs independent candidates

THE UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) has denied the petition filed by the Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) disqualifying the six independent bets running for Central Student Council (CSC) posts.

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THE UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) has denied the petition filed by the Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) disqualifying the six independent bets running for Central Student Council (CSC) posts.

“We find no merit in the petition of Lakasdiwa to disqualify the contested independent candidates,” the ruling read in a resolution issued by the Comelec, March 24, Tuesday evening.

According to the resolution, “Lakasdiwa failed to provide clear and convincing evidence that would support their contention,” and that “there is no showing of external actions exhibited by these individuals that would merit the connection that they are running not as an independent candidate, but as a political party.”

The matter was convened upon by the Comelec En Banc, the commission’s decision-making body which comprise of representatives from the 20 colleges and faculties of the University.

On Monday morning, March 23, Lakasdiwa filed a complaint questioning the eligibility of the independent candidates.

The complaint called to clarify the legitimacy of the candidates’ “independency,” accusing them of “masquerading as independent candidates” despite affiliation under unregistered political parties.

The party even provided screen grabbed images of online posts by some of the independent candidates to support their claim.

Likewise, Comelec dismissed the separate plea filed also by Lakasdiwa against tresorial candidate Roi Sergio Rey, a previous affiliate of the party, claiming he failed to submit any resignation or disaffiliation prerequisite.

However, Comelec found that Rey’s name failed to appear in the official roll of members submitted by Lakasdiwa.
Twelve candidates, half of which are running under the banner of the solely-accredited Lakasdiwa while the remaining half from the independent slate, will now vie for the six positions in the Central Student Council (CSC).

The twelve-day campaign period began on March 24 and will run until March 28 to make way for the Lenten break. It will resume on April 7 and will officially end on April 15.

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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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