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The Official Magazine of The Philippine Artisan, The Official Student Publication of the Technological University of the Philippines - Manila
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VOLUME 64 NO. 4
Wilminia J. Balon editor-in-chief, Benjunar G. Barcoma associate editor-english, Mark Leilan O. Tanglao associate editor-filipino, Crisanto A. Paet managing editor, Katherine Anne T. Ramos circulation manager, Francis Andrew A. Dy news editor, Geo Raphiel I. Anico features & entertainment / literary editor, Catherine T. Reformado sports editor Ma. Roan O. Barredo, Lucille Andrea M. Barsaga, Jeffry A. Caigoy, Dino Angelo L. Salazar Jonah May C. Trapal Darwin Alveyra, Amor Clidoro, Julius Costa, Rafael Cultura, Melchor Eduarte Jr., Carl Martin Fusilero, Maria Guammela Maala, Dino Alberto Nillo, Jacky Ortega, Criselle Perona, Jenilyne Pumaris, Almira Lyn Recto, Ma. Edalyn Reduta, Mary Anne Roa, Salve Gina Totanes, Romie Zapanta Peachie Kaye Francisco, Nico Lasaca, Anne Karla Rivera Daryl Van D. Abaygar, Albert A. Dadag, Wilvic Joie C. Cañas, Nestor M. Cayabyab Jr., Hermis F. Palicte, James Aaron Eugenio, Russel John Ramos, Reymond Raymundo Prof. Erwin P. Elazegui
Metamorphosed. This is nothing but the mere description of our theme for this release. We have promoted change with our magazine issue two years ago by morphing the ORDINARY Tek into a SUPERTek which focuses on TUP students. This time, we yell our (Artisan’s) metamorphosis. This speaks of the metaphorical capabilities and transformation of this institution as a major element of our highly competitive university. We have changed for the better. We are still the publication established decades ago. We are but a participating component in a community filled with competition and developments. Hence, we contribute to a developing country through uplifting the quality of our write-ups and of our totality. And this is inspired by our major stockholders. Fellow students, we have achieved all this through your unusual support. The increasing demand of a high quality journalistic paper is one of our utmost concerns. Hence, we also consider the layout of all our printouts to be highly commendable through Jonah May C. Trapal, our outgoing Layout Artist. Though we have agreed for this evolution amidst the global recession, we strongly believe that we are making it at the right time for the right reason. We are changing our image. We are changing our style in writing. We are changing our quality. But we assure you, we are NOT changing who we are and the purpose of our existence. Enjoy reading and spread the good news!
SENIOR STAFF WRITERS
JUNIOR STAFF WRITERS
JUNIOR LAYOUT ARTISTS
Benjunar G. Barcoma Associate Editor – English
About the cover
Inspired by the Culture Crash, the Philippine premier comic magazine, Wilvic Joie C. Cañas, the artist for this issue’s cover showcases the transformation of the Philippine Artisan as a single unit. Brace yourself with the matured anime version of Tek (depicting our maturity) fashioned by his wings (our aim to fly higher) and a huge pencil (the growth of Artisan family) underneath the burst of stiff waves (the intense and powerful information dissemination) during the sunset (a new day and hope for the publication). Illustration and Color: PhilArts Logo Design & Typography:
Wilvic Joie C. Cañas Cartoonist / Artist
Jonah May C. Trapal Layout Artist
“PHILARTS” is the official magazine of the Philippine Artisan, The Official Student Publication of the Technological University of the Philippines-Manila, with office located at Room 103, CAFA / CIE Building, Technological University of the Philippines, Ayala Blvd., Ermita, Manila. Letters, suggestions and comments can be sent through email@example.com or you may log-on to our website: www.philippineartisan.multiply.com
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4 Prosecute Perspective 5 On My Mark 6 Provisions 7 Simbuyo 8 Multiplexing 9 Stratagem 10 Vitruvian View 11 Squadron
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31 Ano sa Palagay mo ang
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32 Wat kind of Artisan reader r u?
12 Fidelity of Autonomy 13 Hosting 5th Annual TUPEG...
34 Tol (Part 2) 34 Ako? 34 Gahasa 35 Umbilical Cord 35 Dilim 35 Prerogative
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16 Are you up for a Job?
36 Tek Tak Tics 37 Badtrip II 38 Loser Trip 39 T.H
18 Fads for Presidential Term Enders
20 Mutation Through Time in a Bottle
26 Six of the most Illustrious Stories:
A YEAR THAT WAS ALAM N’YO BA?
28 Refelection of 2008’s Finest 30 Database Outdated! Need Updates?
22 Terror Detekted!
Wilminia J. Balon
I just died… mashed by the gravity of expectations, pressured by the power of responsibility and buried by the monstrous amount of all others, here you’ll see the life of an editor.
You be the Editor
I know this because I have been used from hand to hand. I have experienced being hugged all over because of their need: that means fulfilling my job actually. I was . obliged to produce their ideas. They said I don’t have a life of my own and I extremely agree to that. Every touch of my skin to the paper made my blood run through my veins. I am losing every time I write. Yet I do acknowledge the immense fulfillment everytime someone do read and understand my work… I sent forth my deepest respect and gratitude to all Artisan alumni. This issue is for them. Without their genuine support and concern, Artisan will never be like ‘this’ today. They were the forefathers of every improvement emanating in the publication today. Their works are their teaching tool that can never be erased even if time lapses. I am indeed useless without the hand of any chief. Right now I am about to fade, I can sense that I have to go and meet the new world. I am so glad that the hand that used me is satisfied with my capacity. Now she is smiling her column was done. I just died. Let me say, “Bye friends. I have to face the trash.” • PILOT G-TEC-C3
Everyday seemed like that life of the leading character in Alias played by Jennifer Garner. They have to get clues, news, issues and results. Sometimes they are stuck in a situation wherein they have to stand like a rock for principles: emotionless, speechless, maximizing the capacity of wisdom and diplomacy. They verify and run after facts just to make sure no point of accuracy was being extracted. Every moment counts and a second can make a big difference and revelation. In between meeting deadlines, they laugh, chill, sing and tease each other. They have seen their ugliest and prettiest, strongest and weakest, coolest and warmest and the most likeable a disgusting features (at times). But, these are just all the things that I could see. I don’t really know how many personal chances they have missed and friends they have lost. I don’t have any idea if CR remained a Comfort Room for them or has it already been a Crying Room or a Confession Room. I don’t know when they are lying or faking a smile. I don’t know if they happen to become sorrowful of something. Are they satisfied everyday? Does being a leader ensure being strong at all times? Does power (influence-wise) creates comfort? For almost a semester, they were imprisoned by the vision of a self destructive someone who never cease to complicate Artisan’s operation. Does criticism taste really sweet as they just laugh about it? How do they face harsh judgments, cold shoulders, heavy words and negative prejudices? I believe, everyone is a born leader.
Benjunar G. Barcoma
On My Mark
s mere human beings, we are subjected to imperfections. And through time, we see them as nourishing and humanizing factors of our maturity. With their presence, we see who we really are and who we have become. They contribute in spelling our future and determining where we shall fall. As such, we realize how far we have gone.
We share our own sets of blot. Ironical to my aforementioned implication, not all people understand the existence of these taints. Hence, we get to know people better and deeper. With this natural cycle, we become cognizant of our TRUE and POSER friends. This bitter truth slams through the face. At some point of time, we have to be cautious enough to prevent unhelpful elements in extirpating our completeness. Instead, treat them as catalysts in the reinforcement of our personality. Doing this is already a measure how achieved and fulfilled a person is. Success is also scaled with how virtuous he has become. And in dealing with our personal stains, do not nurse them – mutate them rather. When we are good in spotting the loopholes of our fellow, we should also be equally keen with our flaws. I can still remember an incident during my high school days. I have these two classmates who used to be best of friends. They are seemingly compatible for they grow and mature in each other’s company. However, acceptance of fallibility had been a serious issue. Then I observed the disclosure of each other’s weaknesses. I realized, even the most closely-related break bonds. Everybody can stand the test of time. It’s just a matter of figuring out what’s acceptable within us and what’s not. Our strengths and weaknesses shall forever be revealed. We may be great actors and the world is our stage but we can never refrain from the unconscious revelation of our total selves. They are always transparent in the observant eyes of our (aware and unaware) spectators. Conversely, we should not be ashamed of our stains. They are parts of our being, a creature balanced with essential characters. We build our own theatre through ourselves. We cast the lead characters and the villains in our individualities. Our singularities contain the anticipating aura of a mortal. The real issue is how we present ourselves in the public and in the eyes of God. We may have had our flaws intended to make others stronger with our image taken aback. But the consideration of our self-improvement is a real deal. *** In a fast changing society, we are but pure players. If the situation demands change, we have to go with it if betterment is at stake. We may have been labelled with our indifferences. Try being trademarked with our good qualities and we will be branded by our bravery. A person who fears to change for the better is nothing but a coward. He who hugs the demand of a challenging community is a hero unsung. When you bare your weaknesses, then you opened door for a better you. PA
Mark Leilan O. Tanglao
A Last Candid Expression
t is once again the time of the year when the academic period is finally coming to an end. Countless exams, homework, projects and quizzes are bound to end in a couple of weeks or so. Moreover, everyone is enthusiastically ready for the long summer trips and vacation plans. In higher years, however, things will be truly different as they are about to quest and contour their future.
Graduating students are undeniably grateful for this year as they can finally say goodbye to their four or more than five years of study and wave hello to the career path probably waiting for them. I could simply picture them now marching in academic gown (toga) with smiles flashed across their faces, but surely, a part of them is grieving for they will miss their colleagues and this institution – from where they bear all their hardships and established strong camaraderie. I personally commend the efforts of graduating students, they do deserve a celebration especially those from my Artisan family for they successfully endured years of study and resolved problems in our office. No doubt, it wasn’t easy being a writer; you’ll have to crave for more time in your studies, press works and personal life. Conversely, no one could explain the heartfelt joy staying in a family sharing laughter in a same office. Indeed, it is not a hard life after all. Graduating students had made their mark in this university and ready to aim for greater heights. Ultimately, to my batch mates and other 3rd year studes who are about to take OJT/SIT, I wish all the luck for us and may we all give our best shot in accomplishing our tasks. I especially acclaim the hardwork and patience of my colleagues for we have tasted an ample amount of success in our field. Certainly, it only takes a gust of confidence and a little push for fortitude to thrust for our aspiration. We had all lasted the severe criticisms, failures, disappointments and harmful remarks within classrooms. Plus, of course, those frequent tardiness during early classes (I consider myself liable to that…hehe) Despite our inevitable laziness at times and incredulous people around us, we somehow gain strength to surge forward and grasp every little triumph we had. Again, I wish all the best for SIT/OJT students. To my colleagues and friends, good luck; to my love ones, take care; to my dearest professors, a warm gratitude for keeping this institution’s excellent learning standard and lastly, for Him for lending me His guidance to have strength in doing this all. Though my last column for this school year boasts an inspiring tone, I never meant to just invigorate your spirit but merely to push yourselves to boundaries and try not to set limits on what you can do. PA
i ko alam kung paano sisimulan ang artikulong sa aking palagay ay panghuli ko nang isusulat para sa pahayagang ito. Naisin ko mang simulan ang lahat sa kung papaano ako nag-umpisa bilang isang TUPian, ‘di sasapat ang mumunting pahinang ito para ilahad ang lahat ng iyon. Gayunpaman hayaan niyo akong ilahad ang mga organisasyong aking kinabilangan na naging saksi sa lahat ng aking kalakasan at kahinaan sa panahon ng aking pananatili sa Unibersidad na itinuturing kong pangalawa ko nang tahanan.
The Philippine Artisan. ASTIG. Unang organisasyong sinubukan kong pasukin unang tuntong ko pa lamang sa TUP ngunit di ako pinalad sapagkat tuwing pangalawang semestre lamang ito tumatanggap ng bagong aplikante. KOMPLIKADO. Sapagkat wala akong alam sa anumang uri ng pamamahayag lalo na sa publikasyon. Computer ang kinuha kong elective noon at kailanman ay di pumasok sa isip ko ang pagkuha ng Journalism kasi inis ako sa teacher nito dahil nanghuhula lang siya ng grade. Maraming oras ang inilaan ko sa opisina nito, sa higit kumulang apat na taon maraming bagay ang masasabing kong Artisan ang naging sandigan ko. Bukod sa pagkakataon na ibinigay nito sa akin para malinang ang aking kakayahan higit pa rito ang dapat kong ipagpasalamat. Sa unang luhang iniyak ko para lamang patunayan ang aking katatagan at ipaglaban ang aking kagustuhang manatili sa publikasyon. SALAMAT. Sa lakas nang loob na ipinamana ng mga naunang editor. SALAMAT. Sa mga taong nakasama ko na tulad ng pamilyang alam kong kahit anong uri ng unos ay di ako iiwanan. SALAMAT. Mamayani sana ang malayang pamamahayag, dumami pa sana ang kamay na magbubukas sa isipan ng nagtutulug-tulugan nating kamalayan. Sa mga bagong kawani manatili sana kayo upang ipagtanggol ang katotohanan. At alam kong magpapatuloy lamang ang nuo’y nasimulan ng adhikain ang magsulat upang makapagmulat. TUP Artist Society (TUPAS). WALANG KUPAS. Unang organisasyong kinabilangan ko. Halong takot at saya ang naramdaman ko noong araw na nag-audition ako para makapasok sa Teatrong di ko alam kung anong naghihintay sa akin. Mukha kasing monster yung mga judge. Sa kabutihang palad natanggap ako at naging aktibong bahagi. Nuon ko din nalaman na pasang-awa lamang ako. TALENTADO. High School pa lamang ako aktibo na ako sa tanghalan, di ko alam pero masarap makapagpaligaya ng mga manonuod. Iba na siguro ang sikat! Tatawa maya-maya’y bigla na lamang iiyak. Ganito talaga siguro ang teatro maraming mukhang ipinapakita. Dito sa organisasyong ito ako naging masaya. Dito mas nakita ko ang sarili ko. Dahil sa organisasyong ito nakahanap ako ng mga kaibigang alam kong tatanggap sa akin. SALAMAT. Sa tunay na samahang inyong ipinadama. Sa mga oras na tulog na ang lahat at gising pa rin tayong nagtatawanan at hinihintay ang pagharap ni lapu-lapu na madalas nating tambayan. Bukod pa dito ang BG at AYALA kung saan tayo lumalaklak ng RH. SALAMAT. Sa mga kabang nagsilbi kong sandata para ilagan ang mas malalang mga takot na maaari ko pang maranasan. SALAMAT. Sa mga malulutong na murang ibinabato sa amin sa tuwing may pagkakamali kaming nagawa tuwing rehearsals na nagpamanhid na sa akin upang tanggapin kung anumang mga kapangitan ang taglay ko. Nawa’y magpatuloy pa ang pagtaas ng antas at kalidad ng pagtatanghal sa TUP. Di pa man tiyak kung kailan mapapansin ng administrasyon ang lahat ng ating paghihirap para lamang matupad ang matagal na nating pinapangarap. Ang maging opisyal na grupong pangtanghalan (teatro, musika at sayaw) sa unibersidad na ito. Mala’y nyo ito na ang panahon na iyon! (mukha ba akong nagpaparinig?) Naniniwala ako sa galing ng TUPAS. Patuloy sana ang suportang makuha natin mula sa mga TUPians. Commission On Student Election (COMSELEC). WALANG KINIKILINGAN. Isang organisasyong minsan lamang susulpot sa loob ng isang taon. Ang siyang mamumuno para sa ikakaayos ng eleksyon na siyang magluluklok ng mga bagong punong lider ng University Student Government. (USG) PANATA. Nayaya lang naman ako kaya ako sumali dito. Panata ko nang maituturing ang maging isang volunteer ng COMSELEC taun-taon. Kasiyahan ko na siguro ang makapaglingkod sa TUPians sa anumang uri at paraan. Ito ang naghubog sa akin para sa isang matapang na paglilingkod. Di matatawaran ang karanasang ibinigay nito sa akin sa taong naging Chairman ako ng komisyon na ito. Sapat na siguro ang isang buwan para malaman kong kaya ko ang mga bagay na nuo’y inaakala kong imposible, ang pamumuno. Ang mumunting panahon ay nagbunga lamang ng mas mahaba pang samahan para ipagpatuloy namin sampu ng aking mga kasamahan ang pagkakaibigang nasimulan sa loob nito. Sa mga nakatuwang ko sa pamumuno, malaking bahagi kayo ng tagumpay ng komisyon! Sana magpatuloy ang mga estudyanteng buong pusong maglaan ng kanilang oras para makapaglingkod kahit sa pinakasimpleng paraan. Si Aida ba? Si Lorna? O si Fe? Nuon iniisip kong kabit ang mga grupong ito. Kaagaw sa atensyon ng aking pag-aaral. Marami ngang nagbibiro paukol sa kursong aking kinukuha Bachelor of Science in Curricular Activities (BSCA) major in TUPAS, ARTISAN at COMSELEC. Nakakatawa? Marahil OO. Ngunit para sa akin ‘di biro ang mapabilang sa mga ganitong uri ng organisasyon dahil kaakibat nito ang mga responsibilidad na kailangan ibalanse sa pagaaral. Mahirap kung maituturing dahil bawat isa ay nangangailangan ng sapat na oras para mapunan ang katungkulan ko bilang isang aktibong myembro. Naniniwala akong bawat isa sa atin ay naghahanap ng isang pamilyang magiging katuwang natin sa mga bagay na umaasa tayo ng karamay. Iilan lamang ang mga organisasyong tatanggap sa atin. Sa oras na mahanap natin ito, kaligayahan ng maituturing ang mapabilang dito. Ang mga grupong ito ang magbibigay sa atin ng kahulugan, sa mga panahong inilalagi natin sa pamantasan. Maging dahilan man ito ng isang bukas ko pang pananatili sa unibersidad, handa akong ilaan ang nalalabi ko pang panahon para muling makapaglingkod. PA
Crisanto A. Paet
Katherine Anne T. Ramos
t is fun watching Betty La Fea, although I am not a fan of Bea Alonzo. The story is equipped with humor, lesson, love, interest, family and friendship values. Indeed, this telenovela do not give its audience laughter hence, it teaches a lesson everyone should digest.
In the story, Betty is an ugly but kind-hearted woman. She is also intelligent. However, there is no space for her intelligence because of her unique physical appearance. On the other hand, Daniella is the pretty and intelligent woman. She holds a high position at the Ecomoda Company. Her beauty and wit lead her to fame and power, albeit her pretty appearance, a dire attitude lies in her. Likewise, in reality many are playing the role of Betty and Daniella. Being in the shoes of a Betty La Fea is (I think) not a good experience. Why, because you will suffer from racism. We must always admit the fact that many (if not all) are considering beauty. If you are applying for a job, an interviewee does not rely much on your resume. Hence, as what the famous adage says, first impressions lasts. Now the true test of fate comes. How can you manage to absorb the pain of rejection and the pangs of idealistic discrimination from others? Can you tolerate the erroneous and unjust? No one can tell. As a matter of fact, sometimes all you have to do is accept. Eventually, there’ll be a space. Eventually, there’ll be a perfect time. Going back to the characters, Daniella is (for me) a one pound fool. She did nothing but to raise an inch in my IDIOTmeter. She makes everybody’s life miserable. Hence she makes mine sucks. If ever, I’ll meet a Daniella – like in reality, surely, I will not allow myself to be a friend of such. Am I being closed minded? Let’s just put it this way: You met Daniella and unfortunately an urge of detest pushed through. In short, you don’t like her immediately. You tried your best to avoid her, but time is playful with you. You became teammates. You find all the means to like her, instead she refuses. How on earth could you still manage to like her, well in fact she did nothing but to refuse. One can manage her hair, make-up, dress and shoes, but nobody can handle other’s perception towards him. Let me share you this message which my best friend relay to me during a heart to heart conversation. Intelligence counts a lot, but personality speaks even before your mouth proves the power of your brain. A Daniella might run in you veins but a Betty still has the remarks of showing how a person must act. Indeed, one may not understand what my topic is all about. All I know is that I have shared my personal outlook regarding this theme. Hence, I may not be a fan of telenovelas but I consider this great. I am inviting you to visit my site www.ihatemux.multiply.com for more! PA
Francis Andrew A. Dy
ark and violent – these are the terms used to describe the different forms of metal music such as death, trash metal, slam death, black metal, grind-core and many more. And these speak of death, murder, and satanic rights. But do you think this kind of music really deals with the negative influence on today’s youth?
Having originated from years before, heavy metal music became popular in the mid 1980’s. With bands like Slayer, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Iron Maiden and the Black Sabbath, this genre progressed into subgenres. Death metal, known for being blamed from almost anything imaginable from the murder of Christian priests, and the burning of churches seems to be one of the reasons why this kind of music was censured to levels of aggression and violence. Although metal music earned a bad reputation in the social order, there are some evidences that the metal music has positive influence on youth and society, contrary to the perception of those who see it as bad influence. One study conducted by Warwick University analyzed this phenomenon and shows t h e fact comfort levels. It revealed that gifted students were more likely to listen to heavy metal music to comfort themselves and deal with emotional pressure. The sample was over 1,000 students from the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, an organization whose 120,000 student members are within the top five per cent of the academically inclined in the 11-19 age range. Instead of finding that metal was associated with poor academic ability, violence and delinquency, the metal lovers were extremely clever and the music helped them calm down and deal with stress rather than creating it. Metal music is the anti-establishment music of today, and is no more harmful than the music of any other era. Punk music such as the Sex Pistols was seen as being aggressive and completely against all good values in the 1970’s and 1980’s, but as seen nothing truly bad has come of this. Now it is the time of metal to be attacked as a negative influence on youth, mainly by religious groups and those with political power. Metal music does not hold back its content; may it be love, hatred, anger or pain. The music tells the truth, or at least the youth of today believe that. Whilst the music now is far more aggressive than it has ever been, this does not mean it will lead to increased amounts of aggression in its listeners. There has always been violence no matter what the type of music you are in to. PA
that heavy metal music has been linked with students and
Geo Raphiel I. Anico
Synergistic Symbiosis: Emulsifying the Immiscibility
There are many who have these doomed memories of education: A metaphor of a tragic infatuation dealing with different the world. Though deficiencies have already been depicted, the hope for making it to function again is still in abundance. The antidote for math and science to combine is still a grasp to take, requiring just an amount of enthusiasm for it to undergo metamorphosis into a positive change. Making science and mathematics attain miscibility is only by being inquisitive with the realms of cynical phenomenon of the globe. It can only be achieved through given values of life reasons. For not being contented with what is happening, but voicing out the infinite applications of the two with the day to day existence. Because loving different mathematical and scientific aspects of life is the only emulsifying agent that will break the immiscibility of mathematics, science and one’s progress. Favoring the synergestic relationship of the anthropogenic existence with the other portals of the biosphere. *** Seems purely the same w i t h how
n accordance to the celebration of the College of Science’s founding year, I joined the TUP Green Society’s onthe-spot Essay Writing Contest and fortunately won first place. I was so moved with the theme, “Making Science and Mathematics Work for You,” that I used this privilege to present this through my column. This article includes scientific terminologies intended not just to entertainment scientifically inclined people but also to serve as an encouragement to ordinary individuals to deeper appreciate and understand the mythical genesis of logic.
nose bleeding integral and differential equations. Making the fundamentals of Pythagoras and numerals the extreme antagonists of one’s learning life; cursing the futuristic ideas of Einstein, Newton, Pascal, Dalton, and the rest of the so called “nerdy-nerdy” highly observant individuals. Deductively, there are only two general disciplinary bodies of knowledge that many students fear about which makes them puzzled of different formulas and reasoning and turns them into insomniacs; and this forces them to instruct bitter taste buds to be highly sensitive upon comprehending any connections with these two areas. They neglect nearer interaction with mathematical and scientific nature of the universe. Thus, making them obliviously insignificant with the truth. This is the analogy of the immiscible mixture of the fundamentals and persistent ideals of mathematics and science. A troubled machine amidst uncertainties because of the indifferences of the two in reaching a definite threshold of a relative capacity- a common concluding goal. Figuratively speaking, the immiscibility made the reason for that mechanism to stay unfixed. For that invention to delimit its path to blaze new trails, to travel across the extent of one’s imagination-the same reason for not reaching contention with the rest of the Philippine Artisan emulsifies journalism with the truth; as creative writing with our endeavors for change. Hope this will last and all of those will forever remain a colloidal dispersion.PA
oodbye to all of my stressful time, group works, exams, deadlines and awful grades. The fireworks begin today. Get ready to wear your black long gown and square-shaped mortarboards and slowly fetch your ticket to the good life.
compared from my younger days. I have to say goodbye to my innocence days because later, I would be a so called a ‘graduate’ and this is all for them-- my parents. Graduation is a big accomplishment for all students; it can be daunting and at the same time thrilling. But as the year of triumph come, you will realize that after grabbing your diploma, your true life that full of challenges is just starting. This is just the beginning of your fortune in a head boggling sanctuary. After twenty-years or more of your parents’ sacrifices, still, some graduates are unemployed. This is one of the many problems of graduates. Some people think that if they graduate from college they will end up with the best jobs on earth and make a huge amount of money. But how Bill Gates made it big in l i f e facing the real world is another story. The problems and solutions are in your mind and hand. Living with decisions, the ticket or strategies? Nevertheless, as I play with my swivel chair, silence conquers my mind. It is not about the question of millions of graduates, “Will there be enough jobs this year to accommodate us?” But one that interrogates me is “Why can’t we drag all people we really like and put them in one place so that we can stay together?” I guess that wouldn’t work. I’m pertaining to friendship that is always a part of our lives no matter what. A friendship for me isn’t a big thing, but a million little things, that’s how I value every person that crosses the threshold in my little world. More tears to roll down while I reminisce this stuff, our jamming along Luneta Park and our food trip chicharon and cornics, bar hopping, sharing of problems, school papers, professors and our individuality strongly bonded us. I will never forget this forever. It’s nice to end up all tiring seconds in this school of weary but it’s too hard to stop thinking about the good memories until without end. There is an old expression that a fall will not hurt you, just the sudden stop at the end. College graduation is one of those rare moments when everything stops only for you to begin again a fantastic speed. It can be difficult to get back on your feet and onto the right path of such time. PA
Catherine T. Reformado
From my parents who reared me as a good individual, surrender everything just to suffice my needs in everyday life. Steer me milk and feed me. Give my allowances and gadgets to satisfy me. They are my soldier to protect me, a make-up artist, fashion designer in many occasions and most of the time, a real friend that hugs me when I feel cold and bothered. But this is not just about that, I can feel now the maturity over my head and I understand b e t t e r everything
without college? As a wise individual, there are numerous ways of surviving so better clutch on too. I believe in the saying that “Every problems has a solution,” so I keep holding on. College is the best time of your life, but as you graduate,
turno en contra
by Wilminia J. Balon
“If this situation would keep on repeating itself, very minimal improvement could occur. Most probably, a declining trench of performance would be observed.”
Often, people tend to drive the life of their loved ones. How? Simply by being a persistent force to make their decision prevail.
We greatly appreciate the concern and care of those who insisted of having an adviser for the publication. We see no bad implication of that, rather, we see the great chance of learning from someone whose horizon is proven to be wider. Overwhelming, yes it is, because touch of guidance could be sense trying hard to reach us. But looking at the need and reality, we felt a cold chill exceeding through our spine--we are being driven again. “Provide an adviser first before transactions could be made and approved,” he rampantly said. Half- smilingly, I smirk, “Ok, here we go again!” No request was approved unless we were able to find our new adviser. Great delay was the result. If this situation would keep on repeating itself, very minimal improvement could occur. Most probably, a declining trench of performance would be observed. Unfortunately, the effect would not just be on the publication’s side but also to the whole TUP system. We know for a common fact that TUP Manila is the main branch of this institution. Thus, it is expected that most advance undertakings are being performed inside the university. If this type of ‘decision-making’ would keep on affecting the studentry, where on earth could we be found ‘say 10 years from now? TUP at the flipside of technology education? No one in his right sane would ever want our institution be left behind little by little because of this self destructive notion. If someone in authority wants something to happen, careful weighing must be done. More advantages guarantee a success. With all due respect, we would like to repeat (for we have been telling this since time immemorial): The Philippine Artisan (PA) is a student publication in tertiary level protected by the law and was given the National Freedom to choose whether to have an adviser or not. For every situation, an elite university must always know how to adjust. If the next set of PA Editors and staff would choose not to have an adviser for SY ’09-’10 and some transactions requires something that concerns an adviser, let us not forget that we have an Office of Student Affairs (OSA) to count on. They could back us up when it comes to crediting accountability. This situation has been proven effective for the past regime of editors way back 2002 to 2007. On the other hand, are student journalists really free? Though the past stated catastrophe, we still have the present to control righteously. Us, having enough freedom doesn’t mean we would limit anybody from giving us pieces of advice. It is always healthy to once in a while take time to listen and pursue some suggestions into actions. To measure how strong we are is to know how faithful we are to the truth even if it contradicts our belief. How you react, accept and face it reflects who you are. Be not a barbarian! PA
Hosting 5th Annual TUPEG:
A Milestone for PA-M
OR THE second time around, Philippine Artisan-Manila (PA-M) hosted the Annual Technological University of the Philippines Editor’s Guild (TUPEG) participated by true-blooded Artisan delegates. On its fifth year, the event was held at the Integrated Research and Training Center (IRTC) from January 15 to 17. Bearing the theme “TUPEG: DAY (Delineating Abstract Yearnings)”, the event was participated by selected representatives from TUP campuses namely: PA-Manila with 41 participants; PA-Cavite, 12; PA-Taguig, 11; and PAVisayas, 11. Moreover, the said activity aims to develop camaraderie among participants and to discuss about the different matters within the publication system. Lectures, forums and other activities were the highlights of the three-day seminar. Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) College of Mass Communication, tackled “The Art of Interviewing” and “Investigative Journalism” respectively. Despite of in-depth forum, Artisan delegates were still able to enjoy the cultural night held at the TUP Guest House. The said gathering gave PA the chance to showcase their veiled talents through intermission numbers.
by Jeffry A. Caigoy and Carl Martin L. Fusilero
The opening ceremony started with an invocation and national anthem led by Katherine Anne T. Ramos, Circulation Manager, and Jeffry A. Caigoy, Senior Staff Writer; both from PA-M respectively. The welcome remark was delivered by Prof. Erwin P. Elazegui, Technical Adviser of the PA-M, followed by the keynote speech of Prof. Margaret Aquino, Head of the English Department. Furthermore, guest speakers discussed about responsible journalism. Mr. Vijae O. Alquisola, College Editor’s Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) President, shared his experiences on “Campus Journalism in RP”. Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista, Panorama Magazine Columnist, lectured on “Creative Non fiction Writing”. Moreover, Prof. Rachel E. Khan, Head of Journalism Department at the University of the Philippines (UP), and Prof. Gemma C. Dela Cruz, Dean of Pamantasan ng
The following day, the program started with the slide presentation of the Editorial Board and Staff of the four PA system. On the other hand, the Accomplishment Reports were introduced by the editorsin-chief of each publication namely: Wilminia J. Balon, PA-M; Jasmin A. De Guzman, PA-C; Cesar Ian S. Fuentes and Criss Anne Labayoga from PA-V and TUP-T, respectively. The PA financial statement for school year 2007 to 2008 was presented by the Managing Editors of each publication. Furthermore, the United League of Artisans of TUP (ULAT) initiated the main agenda together with Dr. Julian O. Marquez, Vice-President for Planning, Development and Information System (VPPDIS) who escorted all proposed resolutions and other crucial matters. The proposed resolutions acknowledged were as follows: (1) Implementation of the existing scholarship grant for all PA system; (2) Request for the Federation of Student Council and Governments (FSCG) through the Student Regent (SR) to release well-studied, clear and comprehensive guidelines in the management and utilization of the Student Welfare Fund (SWF); and; (3) Telephone line and fax connection for PA office.
On the third day, PA system went to La Mesa EcoPark, Quezon City. Participants engaged in the team building activity prepared by Crisanto A. Paet, Managing Editor of the host publication. The race consists of six stations where each participating groups were given mind-boggling and musclebreaking tasks for them to solve. In addition, each campus were divided into two groups composed of 12 members creating a total of eight groups. The PA-M grabbed the 1 st and 3 rd spot in the race while TUP-C took the 2 nd place. The program ended with a closing ceremony led by Benjunar Barcoma, Associate Editor in English of PA-M and this year’s head organizer for TUPEG, followed by the giving of recognition and souvenirs for delegates. “The event was very successful especially within discussing the critical issues concerning on the publication and hitting the objectives of the annual event,” Barcoma stated. Furthermore, PA-V was declared host
“Other times, other manners… other gadgets” Now, most people in the world genuinely accept the home security system as well as the traditional need for burglar alarms. We listen to the news that we have well developed apprehension of intruders invading our homes. Although a large dog can offer some deterrent offense to consider a quality home security for your love ones hence it may not lick our face when we come home from work, but in this capricious existence, we never know what is going to occur next. The main protection you need for your home and also for yourself is from a close electrical circuit devices consisting of a spring and required components that make up a basic home security system in which they are needed to detect an intruder and ward them off. Security is the number one problem of morals. Certain crimes and accidents were due to lack of security and preparation. Today’s technology has advanced so far for security in order to permit a complete protection of one’s home. Not only does installing a home burglar alarm system improve the safety of your family and possessions, but it can also decrease your home insurance cost. So, you don’t have to fear those dull-brained housebreakers because from old-fashioned padlocks. Here we’ll present to you stunningly gorgeous and techie tools to make your home secure and free from unexpected visitors.
IrisAccess 4000 One Magic Mirror Message
Thinking that mirrors are only used for beauty purposes? Think twice! Because this mirror could make intruders run away to the top of their voices. Concealed with a mirror, this device is really unnoticeable and very unpredictable. It’s not just an ordinary mirror until it’s triggered by someone walking in front of the beam and the scary apparition yells those prerecorded messages. Some of the popular sample messages include: “Alarm! Alarm! The gate has been opened”, “Will someone please greet our guests at the door!” The magic mirror is actually a 30 inch LCD display with a Computer Generated Imagery character known as “Basil of the Mirror” created by Theme addicts. Price: $19,000.00 Impressed by those iris scanners in doors used in sci-fi movies? Why don’t you try it in your house using the IrisAccess 4000 and make your house a top-secret place for intruders. Every human iris is unique and compared to other biometrics, the most difficult to replicate. This device increases not only the level of safety but the convenience of keeping your home safe. Iris recognition is the most accurate, fastest, and scalable option and an iris pattern will not change over time as characteristic measurements of fingers, hands, voices or faces do. Offered by LG Iris Company, increased application versatility and integration flexibility, enrollment and recognition are easier than ever. Intuitive visual user interface enables users to quickly position themselves recognition as images of both eyes are captured virtually simultaneously to improve speed performance while motor-driven auto-tilt mechanism makes adjusting the camera for proper height a simple ‘one touch of a finger’ proposition. The degree of security protection is elevated by the 16-element keypad that comes with standard unit. It has extraordinary flexible with optional device-embedded smart card reader. Price: Pricey
Amazed by the concept of the robot Wall-E? Why don’t you take a look at this cool robot for more? A roving robot that could survey your whole place even when you are far away, it automatically docks to recharge whenever its battery gets low. Amazing isn’t it? Or should I say impressive? This is one of the coolest novelties which offer a costeffective addition to your home security that can be used at nights without leaving the house lights on, surveying the home or office remotely through streaming video and audio transmitted via the Internet to your cell phone, PC or video game console. And to ensure that Rovio doesn’t run out of power while you’re out of the house, the designers blessed it with the power of self-docking. By the press of a button on your web browser, wherever you are, you can send Rovio back to base to recharge and get ready for the next house exploration mission. Price: $299
Spanking New Innovations
by Jeffry A. Caigoy, Ma. Roan O. Barredo, and Melchor L. Eduarte Jr.
Secret Agent Camcorder Watch
Spying device that tells time like a normal watch, having a sleek and stylish designs that make it easy to wear without drawing the fact that you are recording video or snapping high resolution pictures. The two gigabytes memory can be used as data storage and can record up to eight hours of audio and video. To watch the video, simply plug it into a standard USB port on your computer and download the footage. It takes quite a bit of practice to pull it off while simultaneously not looking like someone trying to cautiously point their wrist at something thus, the trick is going to be getting the camera and the microphone pointing in a relevant direction without snapping your wrist in half. Price: $199.95
Tired of bringing inconvenient keys throughout your life? Then for a change, why don’t you try this newly invented door lock in which the key you need is your finger. With this gadget the only key you need is your finger. Having three access methods: fingerprint, pin code, and mechanical key to ensure maximum flexibility, it could store 99 fingerprints on its huge memory and could easily registered fingerprints directly on lock that makes the product suitable for the whole family. It’s not only designed for unsurpassed security but also for the ease of use, its solid metal construction resists breakage and vandalism. Price: $189.00
Wireless Smoke Alarm
Thinking of a new intelligent way to alert your family in case of fire? This smoke alarm could wake-up anyone even when you are sleeping, using its 85 decibel alarm. Furthermore, using this gadget is more effective than shouting like crazy in case of fire. Many newer homes have interconnected smoke alarms, but may not have an alarm in every room as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association. The Wireless AC Powered Smoke Alarm makes it easy to expand the coverage of a home’s current interconnected system. The Wireless AC Powered Smoke Alarm bridges the home’s current system to the newly installed wireless products so that when one alarm sounds, they all create an alarming sound, providing more warning in more places, thus giving a family better chance to escape a fire. Price: $59.95
If you are just living as usual, you are putting your family and your property at unnecessary risk. Home intrusions have increased to the point where every homeowner must become more aware of the dangers, and learn about the latest security products available to protect one’s home, family, and valuables. Make sure your home is safe and secure.
A man’s home is his castle. We want to feel comfort, ease and relaxation in our own home, and one way to do that is to feel safe. Safety is the most important thing in the world. Even in universities, our professors often tell us that we must take safety first before anything else. Why should one have to be afraid? Security systems are easy to install and always there for you. PA
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percent patience, hard work, sacrifice and bottles of sanitizers. One needs not to look far for the hottest dirty job. In fact, in the Philippines we have a plenty of jobs that truly ‘sucks’ like a septic tank cleaner or a drainage pipe excavator.
oday, a lot of people find the need for an immediate job that sometimes they resort to “dirty” source of living. However, in science, a ‘dirty job’ comes far beyond its factual meaning. Otherwise, if you’ll search and browse pages from the internet you’ll be astounded to find new breeds of equally disgusting jobs about to come at the mainstream. To give you a grip, here are some in the list of the dirtiest jobs ever.
Think you got the worst job on earth? Think again. You might consider yourself lucky to have a blue collar or a not-so-trendy job than seeing yourself soaking in mud or collecting unwanted excretions for chemical analyses. These are just jobs that require 100
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What they do They wade through farming manure and inspect different kinds of animal waste to make sure it is free from contaminants. Checking the manure is the scientists’ way of making sure that the harmful materials do not spread to infect vegetation, animals or consumers. Probably the toughest job for a person who is ultrasensitive to stinky farm atmosphere because in this career you will be forced to collect various farm animal excretions and apply standard instrumentation techniques to analyze disease. Gross factor: OOOO What they do: Grow and tend to a towering, foul-smelling plant called the corpse flower. Similar to the way pleasant-smelling flowers attract honeybees, the corpse flower attracts its own bugs, Sumatran carrion beetles and flesh flies. These scientists are competing to grow the largest blooming plant in cultivation. Typically, the corpse flower is about to be considered one of the rotten smelling plants ever existed though not a hard-hitting job, you still needed to be patient waiting for its stinky smell to fade. Gross factor: OO
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What they do: Take semen samples under microscopic observation to study their sperm count, then spin, separate, add preservatives and freeze the samples for in vitro fertilization. This job is certainly not difficult at all since every person is required to be sanitized before going to a procedure but handling other person’s semen is another thing.
What they do: Monitor volcanic regions to determine when they’ll erupt next. In addition to dodging hot magma, these scientists mountain climb their way through the heat and fight their way through fogs of sulfur dioxide gas, ash, rocks and debris. Not a disgusting job, but more likely a ‘fear factor’ scenario that will keep your adrenaline rushing through running while feeling the intense heat of volcanic breath. Gross factor: OOOO What they do: Clean corpses for display using one of a variety of cleaning methods. This may include immersing the body in boiling chemicals, placing maggots or beetles on the carcass, or picking off the leftover flesh. This is another profession not for faint-hearted job. These are job the ones you see during Halloween season, where a man meticulously manipulates cadavers for presentation purposes, the only difference is - it is real! Gross factor: OOOOOO
What they do Collect and analyze do: ape urine to study factors that affect their reproduction. The work involves tracking down apes and laying down large plastic sheets or attaching plastic bags to poles in hopes of catching adequate samples to analyze. Gross factor: OO
What they do: Study stool samples from diseased humans who have experienced diarrhea from a disease-causing microbe. The analysis allows these scientists to develop intestinal diagnostics to ease those suffering from the disease. Certainly not for faint-hearted person. You’ll probably be getting plenty of soap wash to get rid of its putrid smell. Yuck!! Gross factor: OOOOO
Dysentery Stool Sample Analyzer
When we speak of business, there are a lot of opportunities offered down every company, but what matters most is how you can help other people and the environment. These jobs are desperately made to employ jobless people and at the same time make them aid scientific progress and researches. PA
The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines is the fourth law to govern the Philippines after its declaration of independence. Hence, this fundamental law of land provides three (3) mechanisms for revision and amendments which are: People’s initiative, Constitutional Convention and Constituent Assembly.
FOR PRESIDENTIAL TERM ENDERS
ARTICLE I: PEOPLE’S INITIATIVE
Article XVII, Sec.2 of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines “Amendments to this Constitution may likewise be directly proposed by the people through initiative upon a petition of at least twelve per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered votes therein.”
ARTICLE II: CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
Article XVII, Sec.3 of the Constitution of the Philippines “The Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of all its Members, call a constitutional convention, or by a majority vote of all its Members, submit to the electorate the question of calling such a convention.”
ARTICLE III: CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY
Article XVII, hence excerpt of which is as follows “The bicameral Philippine Congress (Senate and the House of Representatives) is in a Constituent assembly mode when they formally convene to propose amendments or revisions to the 1987 constitution upon a vote of three-fourths of all its Members. Any proposed amendment or revision to the 1987 Constitution shall only be valid when ratified by the majority of Filipinos in a plebiscite.”
by Katherine Anne T. Ramos and Jacky Ortega
ARTICLE IV: MILIEU
Since former president Ferdinand Marcos absurd Martial Law during his last term (1972), the succeeding presidents are almost following the same fad. It is evident that when their term comes to its end, they suggest a Charter Change. Given that President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo (PGMA) is about to end her term soon, Charter Change is an issue again nowadays. Last year, PGMA formed a Consultative Commission (ConCom) to draft a new charter. A handful of commissioners inserted last-minute provisions in these drafts. This conversely grants PGMA additional presidential powers. However, trips taken by ConCom members around the country have revealed that people wants Cha-Cha if only as a mean of getting rid of the current administration. Apparently, Senator Manuel Villar quipped that there is a gray area in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. “If you want Cha-Cha, you must understand that the only two institutions – the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court are needed,” he said. Moreover, he further stressed that Cha-Cha can be interpreted as voting jointly or voting separately. Hence, he further explained that if it would be voting separately, Cha-Cha is doomed because the Senate will never allow it. But, if voting jointly, the House might be able to muster enough required number of votes without the senate. Truly, a puzzling thing, right?
Speaker Prospero Nograles however is pushing for House Bill 737, which authored seeks for the amendment of the economic provisons of the constitution. He is referring to Article X of the House Rules which details the procedures for passing bills and resolutions.
ARTICLE V: STATEMENT ON THE GO
I remember the question asked to me once: do you know why the windshield is bigger than the rearview? The past controversies, intrigues or news are all just part of the history. These should not affect what’s going on today and in the future. People should learn from what’s already behind, and not make it as a stepping ground. Just like the Charter Change, this happens to follow a playbook, the Martial Law. Charter Change is amending the constitution, one way or another, from democratic to parliamentary, granting the head of the government (prime minister) an extraordinary power. Similarly, the Martial Law grants Ferdinand Marcos an extraordinary power, in the form of dictatorship. That brings me to the connection between the question above and the Charter Change. It’s quite simply this: people should leave what’s already behind and focus on what’s ahead, because it is more important. The constitution is not really the problem, but we are. For it seems that there are no visible connection between having a Constitution and obeying it. No change is going to matter unless we are willing to live in it. Unless we are determined to never make dictatorship to happen again. Unless we are going to take one step backward and take the same step forward again but this time, wiser. It’s for you to decide.
ARTICLE VI: ASSESMENT
Presidential election is fast approaching. As a matter of fact, individual campaigns are already happening. It’s clear that there is no more time for Cha – Cha. Provisions are making its way as fast as possible. Although their motives are positive (or not), don’t really know. But, as soon as Cha – Cha takes place, our country would soon be facing another chapter of disastrous change. Exposing the 1987 Philippine Constitution is like making prostitution. Everyone could penetrate, in spite of the intentions they have in mind. Nobody knows what’s going to come in and out. And worst, nobody knows what the results will be. People in nature are evil, if temptations are there, hopefully many (if not all) could escape from it alive. Conversely, at one point, PGMA’s term is about to end. So, why bother prolonging people’s (if not her) agony. Why was Cha-Cha not proposed on the first terms of the present? In this manner, a one step at a time process could be observed. It is not an instant noodle that’s ready on the go. In this case, more time must be given to officials concerned to decide and debate about these matters. Optimistically, they could have the urge of concerned amendment urgently. PA
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by Benjunar G. Barcoma and Rafael G. Cultura
Through Time in a Bottle
of time and life by filling its archives of history with remarkable and influential existence. As we reminisce the ancient scrolls in our treasure box, we discover dusty yet legendary newspapers, almost antiques, marked with incredibly old dates and heroic names of time-honored progenitors. And we shall always keep them for good and treasure them like unimaginably undetached body parts.
hrough time, Philippine Artisan has morphed into a foxy unit (better yet, a family). Uncontested, it has been a haven for humanizing nourishment. After all, it was originally purported to address sensible progression. And for years of its permanence, it evolved into a dignified publication nobody can ever think of. Our achievements may go unnoticed but our accomplishments shall shout them all. We all became parts of our readers’ lives through our works, our selfless masterpieces.
For times that PA releases an issue, readers anticipate about a story of an extraordinarily capable student, a critique on an over-priced fee, a commentary on an unjust policy, an expose of a corrupt official, a formal documentation of an outstanding educator, a narrative of important event or a satire of a scandalous undertaking. But things will be a little different this time. On this piece of paper, we will take you inside the door of Artisan’s craziest, merriest and wildest abode. We will undress the mark of curtains of newspaper as we retrace the historical j o u r n e y before PA become as it is. *** When a tree can already reach the skies, one logical entity seems obvious- it started to be nothing but a seed. Likewise, we learn to take bigger leaps through small infant steps. Countless sets of calendar since Philippine Artisan marked its imagery and identity on the pages of history, it invaded the seemingly impenetrable territory of literature. As millions of seconds pass each number of the clock and innumerable pages of calendar have been torn out, PA still outsplit dimensions
issues and controversy. Conversely, we list and transform series of events into a beautifully crafted article like historians. To publish a journalistic paper is no joke. It takes ample time for a simple idea to become a genius composition. It requires persistence and determination to create a masterpiece. During the process, we are subjected to all forms of negative energy such as pressure, exhaustion and underslept nights. It’s some sort of eleventh hour before h a d a mother finally born her child. Grammar
“Various generation have worked hard through modesty. W with apocryphal skil filled with positivity
Various generations of PA family have worked hard to scribe h i s t o r y t h r o u g h modesty. We looked like equipped with apocryphal skills. Truth is, we are filled with positivity. Time molds a nobody into a beautiful somebody. It allows something mature and ripen. Through time, the publication have been metamorphosed and healed. We’ve gone through scars and we handled them. We dealt with our eyes closed putting aside our status and existence as students. At present date when PA, we believe, attains its transformation, it remains intact on its purpose to be the voice of the studentry in this balanced and satiating community. We write to address your thirst from current
“When a tree can already reach the skies, one logical entity seems obviousit started to be nothing but a seed. Likewise, we learn to take bigger leaps through small infant steps.”
concerns a n d spelling issues are to be corrected. Precise information are to be gathered. Interview of a Dean is to be conducted. Hard copies of draft are to be printed. All of these are crushing while working on thesis or reviewing for midterms. We’re kind of exempted from the law of impenetrability for being 100 percent student and 100 percent writer at the same time. As student-writers, we can never do away with the stress brought by coinciding
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presswork and major exams. This is such sweet torture. But this took our disciplines into grip. We are proud learners of timemanagement. We may have lost our social life because of publication concerns but we have found ourselves through them. We have our we are influential. We are JUST the credible and dignified student-writers that you can rely on. mold not only our abilities as writers but also our totality as human beings. We find instruments of being immortal through ink and paper. Someday, our creation will soon be kept inside the time machine of immense horizon. And eternal life of a writer will be bestowed upon us. We choose not to exist as mere writers but we bravely dare to live as writers. And for the years to come, we expect that PA will stand still through time. More readers will be informed. More kibitzers will be stunned. More students will be influenced. More writers will be inspired. And more lives will be moved. Countless names had marked their signature in PA’s log book. It becomes the living proof of Philippine Artisan’s existence. To be an Artisan is a privilege. It is an honor – a priceless reward, an endless salutation. Being such satisfy the human beings within us. When we are fed up with our academic status, love quarrels, and family issues, they can lighten your mood and uplift your standing in the society through familial treatment. Artisans were once nomads. We have hopped offices for we seek conduciveness. We were affected by the fire in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAAS) building around 1 a.m. last June 21, 2001. Despite this, PA still managed to stand and serve the students as it ought to do. With uncontrolled challenging times, we are apt to victims caught in a landslide. We have plenty of options to count on. We may stay and endure the pain and wait for the rescue team or we may struggle, get ourselves out, and savor the freedom after. This will never stop skilled journalists to be true-blooded Artisans. Because of interest in writing, one will leave his invisible footprints on PA’s kingdom forever. He’s now a witness of a piece of paraiso, a living evidence of the existence of an earthly heaven. Once an Artisan, always an Artisan. *** This metamorphosis shall continue as long as wholehearted writers exist. The noble goal of this publication shall continue to flourish until full maturity is observed. However, we shall never stop growing and we shall forever participate in the learningcontributing process of nature. Our passion for writing will be our lifetime guide. PA
ns of PA family d to scribe history We look like equipped lls. Truth is, we are y.”
A dynamic and good blockbuster movie will never be produced without conflicts – man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. himself. Name it all, we had them all. All of these, regardless of the intensity of the impact, taught us lessons to digest. Man vs. Man. For every generation of Artisans, presence of unhelpful outside forces has been trademarked. We have shared our own sets of detractors. We are proud to have treated them rightfully. Our Habulin Mo Kung Kaya Mo column is not a selfish tactic as others may have thought of. We are the voice of the students so we shall not let ourselves be muted when we hear the sentiments of our stockholders – the students! Man vs. Nature. We are but still ordinary students. We seek no
“...we shall never stop growing and we shall forever participate in the learningcontributing process of nature.”
recognition. When in class, we still find difficulties. We are heroes in our own ways as writers, as implied in earlier paragraphs. However, there had been cases that some have to bid goodbye for they are no longer allowed to run the office due to failing grades. This is obedience to our own rules and regulations. Man vs. Himself. Closely-related individuals encounter situations that tests how tight the relationship is. Here, at Artisan, misunderstanding due to personal issues (never professional issues) arises from time to time. But we already passed the test of time since we consider ourselves as a single unit. We have raised a “snake” inside the office before, but we dealt with it accordingly. A single person is nothing compared to a unified group of strong individuals. individualities. But we have linked them with our ideals as promoters of truth and credibility. We may have put ourselves in danger with this undertaking but this proves the bravery that we claim. We are brave not because
No-no Incidental Writers
Humans tend to be imperfect. We are supposed to be bounded by incapacities and principles of science. Despite this nature of man, we try our very best to be inventors of poems, painter of words and reporters of history. Here’s the thing, we take challenges as learning experience to
Ang hamon sa tagumpay ni Tek
Sa pananaliksik nina Francis Andrew A. Dy, Jonah May C. Trapal at Jenilyne Pumaris Iginuhit ni Albert A. Dadag Bitter ka pa rin ba sa professor mong nagbigay sa’yo ng singko? Ngarag ka ba sa kakaisip kung ano nga ba ang naging batayan niya para ibagsak ka? O nagsilbi lamang siyang isang hamon para pagbutihin mo ang iyong pag-aaral? Terror ba ang iyong prof? Kung sa tingin mo ay kumakain ng estudyante si ma’am o si sir, para sa’yo ang artikulong ito! Hayaan mong buksan namin ang pintuan ng katotohanan upang bulatlatin ang pinag-ugatan ng mga dumaraming bilang ng estudyanteng ‘di nakakapasa sa kursong itinuturo nila.
Students’ Confession: “Hindi namin magawa yung projects na pinapagawa n’ya kasi hindi naman s’ya nagbibigay ng format.” Professor’s Assertion: “Pa’no ka naman matututo kung lahat ibibigay ko na lang sa’yo? You should discover by yourself.” Students’ Confession: “Wala naman kasi kaming natututunan sa tinuturo nya eh..” Professor’s Assertion: “Kung gusto mong pumasa, gagawa ka ng paraan para matuto. Be resourceful.”
Tek vs. Terror Professor
Ayon sa kanya, ang pagiging istrikto ay nasa tama ang hangarin, samantalang ang terror ay wala sa katuwiran. Maraming nagsasabi na terror ang nasabing propesor sa kadahilanang pagbasak ng humigit kumulang sampung estudyante niya kada semestre. Ngunit sa aming panayam,
“Sometimes, we have prejudices. We judge a person dun sa narinig natin, na alam natin na alam ng iba, sometimes it is good to discover by yourself if the prejudice is true.” Naniniwala
kaniyang sinabi na siya na mas magandang matuto sa sariling pagtuklas at isa sa mga papel niya ay gabayan ang estudyante. Ayon sa kaniya, ang pagiging terror ng isang professor ay isa lamang “defence mechanism” upang magkaroon ng distansiya sa mga estudyante. “Tanggapin mo man siya, hindi 100 percent kundi 50 percent lang at ang natitirang 50 percent is to prove kung talagang terror ako.” Kung isa ka man sa mga estudyanteng bumagsak sa kaniyang subject, well bata ka pa naman at may panahon pa para patunayang karapat-dapat kang pumasa.
“Bata pa kayo.” Siguro ay pamilyar kayo sa pahayag na ito. Maari itong i-relate sa maraming bagay katulad ng pagaasawa, sa pag-iisip, mga karanasan at marami pang iba. Ngunit sa isang professor, iba ang ibig sabihin nito. Si Prof. Eduardo Conda ay isang professor na nagmula sa College of Science (COS). Maaring kilala mo siya lalo na kung estudyante ka sa nasabing kolehiyo. “I have to excel,” mga katagang maaaring ilarawan sa mga subjects na na-aasign sa kaniya. Kabilang na rito ang Operations Research, Database Management System, Data Communications, Software Engineering at Artificial Intelligence. Sa pagtatapos ng kursong Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering sa Central College of the Philippines, binalak din ni Prof. Conda na magtrabaho sa kanyang field of specialization bilang isang IT Specialist. Ngunit sa takbo ng tadhana, 18 taon na niyang tinatahak ang karera sa pagtuturo. “The door to real life,” ito ang prinsipyo ni Prof. Conda sa pagtuturo niya sa kolehiyo na mahahalintulad sa isang training ground kung saan ang mga estudyante ay kailangang masanay at kumilos bilang mga propesyonal. Kilala si Prof Conda bilang isang propesor na mahigpit na attendance. “May nagwalang estudyante dahil mahigpit ako sa attendance.” Masasabing ito ang isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit kabado ang kaniyang mga estudyante sa pagpasok ng late sa klase niya. Ngunit ayon nga sa kaniya, ang pagpasok sa kolehiyo ay isa lamang paghahanda sa pagharap sa mundo ng industriya. Higit sa lahat, kailangang matuto ang mga estudyante na maging disiplinado.
“Sinasabi lang nilang terror ang isang prof dahil hindi nila masakyan o masundan ang topic or lesson.” Isa ka ba sa mga tinamaan sa pahayag na ito? Well, kung nagkukunwari ka pang hindi apektado ay basahin mo ang profile ng susunod nating professor.
Computer Programing at Basic Web programming ang ilan sa mga subjects na itinuturo ni Prof. May Garcia na nagmula din sa COS. Si Prof. Garcia ay nagtapos ng BS Computer Engineering sa Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Sa kabila ng 15 taon na pagtuturo, ninais din niyang maging isang programmer ngunit mas pinili niyang magturo dahil iyon ang unag trabahong dumating sa kaniya. “Nadi-divide ko yung oras ko sa pagtuturo. Flexible kasi ang hours of teaching unlike sa office,” idinagdag pa niya. Sa panayam namin sa kanya, inilahad niya na gusto niyang may matutunan ang mga estudyante niya dahil binabayaran siya sa pagtuturo at gusto niyang tumbasan iyon sa paraaan ng pagtatrabaho. Kilalang-kilala si Prof. Garcia sa mga first year dahil sa pagiging mahigpit nito sa lahat ng aspeto katulad ng mga assignments, projects at exams. Ngunit kilala rin siya sa pagbabagsak ng mga freshmen.
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Sir Amplifier... Kung ikaw ay isang Electronics and Communications Engineering (EcE) na nagmula sa College of Enginnering (COE), maaaring narinig o pamilyar ka sa pangalan ng prof na ito. Prof. Jason Ampoloquio, isang pangalan na kung mababanggit mo sa mga EcE students ay tiyak na sasama ang timpla ng kanilang mga mukha. Sa mga subjects na Digital Computing and Microwave Communication, tiyak na napakaraming istorya ang kaniyang mga estudyante patungkol sa kanya. Siya ay nagtapos ng kursong BS Electronics and Communications Engineering sa Central College of the Philippines. Mga siyam na taon na din siya sa industriya ng pagtuturo at isang taon pa lamang sa ating unibersidad. Isa sa mga istilo ng pagtuturo niya ang pagbibigay ng mga examples. “Kung ano ang hindi ko naintindihan nung college, yan ang pinapaintindi ko sa mga estudyante.” Inilahad niya na ang contentment at pag-eenjoy ay ang mga bagay na nakukuha niya sa pagtuturo. Idinagdag pa niya na napakahalaga ng pagtuturo sapagkat magco-collapse ang industry kung walang mag-iimpart ng knowledge. impart Nakakatakot at malupit sa subject niya, ito’y isa lamang sa mga pahayag ng kaniyang naging estudyante. Ayon sa kaniya, hindi naman ganoon kadami ang binabagsak ni Sir Ampoloquio at deserving naman daw sila sa naturang pagbagsak.
“Naghihigpit ang prof dahil gusto niyang matuto ang mga bata and to correct wrong attitudes.” Nais niyang turuan
ng tamang asal ang kaniyang mga estudyante upang magkaroon ng tamang direksiyon sa buhay. Ayon sa kaniya, ang pagtuturo ay kasing halaga ng kaniyang buhay at gusto niyang maging kapaki-pakinabang upang may matutunan ang kaniyang mga estudyante. Walang konsiderasyon, nagagalit ng walang dahilan. Ito ang mga katangian ng isang terror na prof para kay Prof. Garcia. Istrikto, ito ang salitang maari daw ihambing sa kaniya ng mga estudyante ngunit kaniyang ipinaliwanag na, “Ang pagiging strict ay may dahilan kung bakit nagagalit sila at may natututunan ang mga estudyante.” “Nalulungkot ako na terror ang tingin nila sa akin, dahil para sa akin, ang terror ay hindi nalalapitan,” ito ang mga pahayag ni Prof. Garcia sa mga estudyanteng inaakala ay terror siya. Ayon sa kanya, sinasabi lang ng mga estudyante na terror ang prof dahil hindi nila masakyan o masundan ang topic. May mga bagay kasi na hindi nila nagagawa ‘pag andyan ang teacher katulad ng pagdadaldalan. “Hindi lahat ng bumagsak ay wala nang natutunan, hindi lang nila na-meet ang standards ng teacher.” Prof Garcia.
“Yung impression nila, kapag maraming binagsak, yun ang terror prof na tinatawag.” Sa paliwanag ni Sir Ampoloquio, ang
pagiging terror ay depende na rin sa teacher, dahil kapag
marami ang kanilang binagsak ay maaring isisi sa kanila ito sa bandang huli. Idinagdag pa niya, na kaya naging terror ang impression ng mga estudyante sa isang prof ay dahil walang silang masyadong natutunan. “I think misinterpreted lang ang pagiging terror ko,” ayon kay Sir, strict daw siya pagdating sa assignments, exams at projects, ngunit open naman sa ibang aspeto. sa istriktong prof. Ayon sa kaniya, ang mga strict professors ay ang mga guro na nasusunod ang goal ng pagtuturo. Kabaliktaran naman ng mga terror professors. “Terror
means fear at hindi nasusunod yung goal nila para sa students,” kaniyang paliwanag.
Naidagdag pa niya na ang kaniyang paghihigpit sa kanyang mga estudyante ay upang malaman niya ang kapasidad ng mga ito kapag sila’y “under pressure” at ayon sa kaniya, ang isang ideal student ay yung mga may respeto sa prof at mga uri ng estudyanteng hindi bright pero willing matuto. “Mas maganda na bagsak ka sa subject mo kaysa bagsak ka sa board exam,” idinagdag niya sa patungkol sa kaniyang mga estudyante.
Ang buhay estudyante ay puno ng napakaraming pagsubok, mga adventure at iba’t ibang mga discoveries. May mga pagkakataong kailangang gumamit ng malalim na pananaw at persepsiyon ukol sa mga bagay sa ating paligid na iregular o hindi angkop sa ating nakagisnan. Sa mga pananaliksik na inyong nabasa, ang pagbabansag na “terror” sa isang professor ay isa lamang sa mga paraan ng estudyante upang makasabay sa mahirap at masalimuot na daloy ng kanilang pag-aaral. Kung minsan nagiging hindi patas ang panghuhusga ng magkaibang panig. Talaga nga bang may terror na prof? O ito’y nasa isip lamang ng mga estudyante? Well… siguro’y iiwan nalang namin sa inyong mga mambabasa ang sagot.
Bolt from the Blue
“Pressure will tell the students who they are.” Naprepressure ka na bang hulaan kung sino ang prof na ito? Siguro nga, pero relax ka lang ng makilala mo siyang mabuti. Isa siyang respetadong propesor mula sa EcE Department, College of Engineering. Sa halos labing-pitong taon niyang pagtuturo, masasabing isa na siya sa mga nag-ambag sa mga karangalan sa kanilang kolehiyo at pati na rin sa ating unibersidad. Siya ay nagtapos ng kursong BS Electrical and Communications Engineering sa Mindanao State University (MSU). Ayon sa kaniya, ang main purpose ng kaniyang pagtuturo ay upang matuto ang mga estudyante, at kung sakaling hindi iyon ang purpose ng isang guro, ay wala siyang karapatang magturo. “I don’t care kung sabihan mo akong terror, as long as you will study your lesson.” Ito’y kaniyang pahayag ukol sa isyung terror prof daw siya. Kaniyang idinagdag na wala naman talagang terror na prof dahil ang salitang terror ay maaring nag-ugat sa salitang takot o pananakit. Sa aming panayam, sinabi niya ang pagkakaiba ng terror
Isang paalala… Ang mga nailahad naming mga impormasyon tungkol sa mga mga propesor ay naaayon lamang sa kanilang mga pahayag at sa kanilang mga estudyante. Ang anumang nakasulat ay hindi tumatalakay sa pangkalahatang grupo ng mga propessor. Sa karagdagan, tanging ang mga propessor lamang na pumayag magpa-interview ang aming inilathala. PA
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Defeating Realistic by Armored Majesty
by Catherine T. Reformado and Salve Gina Totanes
by Jeff Noon
Breathless awaited arduous for the releases of craziest fictions. Novels cooked with such good ingredients like weird creatures, battle, different world, hyptonic love and introduction. Let us sit back and enjoy as we unbuckle the secrets behind each pulchritudinous masterpiece.
GIRL IN THE LANDSCAPE
by Jonathan Lethem Chronicle: The novel begins in a future Brooklyn where pollution has gotten so bad the residents must live indoors. The Marsh family decided to leave the Earth and go to the Planet of the Archbuilders. Caitlin Marsh takes her three children to Coney Island to reminisce about the times that she was able to go there with her children without wearing protective clothes. The Marshes have settled in a sparsely populated area which is on the verge of becoming a town. The population runs the area from politicians to anthropologists to loners to drunkards and the planet was populated with a strange race of semisentient creatures known as house-deer. At first these creatures seem completely harmless but as the novel moves on,
Chronicle: In future Manchester, strange half-humans can change shapes, cast all spells, can see the future and they’re spreading illness to everybody in a mysterious way. It all started when a Coyote, Black Cab driver was found dead with a bouquet of flowers on his throat. Because of her mental powers, mind and emotion reading Shadow-cop, Sibyl Jones and her daughter Boda follow separate paths to the place where the pollen originates. Sibyl Jones wants to find out whose behind of all the crime and her daughter was seeking for revenge for the death of his beloved dog. Will her mental power be enough to defeat the mysterious antagonist, the spreader of the pollen in the city? Will they escape the charm of Virtual Reality? Ratings:
their role on the planet is expanded. Lethem as the author of the novel, left a twist to his readers as he demonstrated on what he can do with his aliens and other races on the planet. He also fulfills the promise of the phrase “speculative fiction”. Ratings:
ANGELS OF DEATH: INSIDE THE BIKER’S GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE
by William Marsden & Julian Sher Chronicle: Sonny Barger, applauded as an American legend for being the world’s most famous Hells Angel, works hard to promote his gang’s folk hero image. But the features tell another story. The gangs of Sonny Barger, The Hells Angels are Americans major crime export who spread their membership in twenty-five countries including UK, Australia and Holland. They have inspired violent subculture, shoot-outs, drugs, weapons trafficking and extortion in their places. Because of the Angels of Death Story, the reader from the streets of London and Amsterdam to the Australian outback to uncover the Bikers Global Crime Empire. And it opens one of the darkest moments of Hells Angel and the dangerous covert operations of the police to stop them. Ratings:
by R. A Salvator Chronicle: As the third son of Malice, the Do’Urden Matron Mother and Zaknafein, the Do’Urden weaponmaster, Drizzt must be sacrificed to their goddess Lolth. In his first sixteen years, he suffered reasonable abuse in his family. He spent his first ten years with her sister Vierna who took cared of him. He would recall some affection for her because of their connection through Zaknafein. Because of his amazing reflexes and coordination in his weapon training, his father advises his mother that he can be a warrior someday. At twenty years of age, he went to Meleemagthere, Academy for the future warriors of Menzoberranzan. When his teachers noticed that no one in their class beat him, they decided to match Drizzt with the students who are years older. But Drizzt defeated that class easily. Will Drizzt engulf his potentials after being excelled by the academy? Is he the future hero of his lineage? Ratings:
THE DARK ELF TRILOGY
KING OF THE GODFATHERS
by Anthony M. Destefano Chronicle: Joseph Massino, Head of the Bonnano Family, is known as “The Ear”. Instead of saying his name, he commanded his men to point to their ear for recognition. His family was responsible for over 30 murders, even killing a dozen of its own members to settle scores. He ran a hazardous organization, which’s checking his social club for bugging devices, frustrating FBI surveillance and for more than twenty years Massino made the huge criminal network in the US hiring over 250 men and untold numbers of associates. Will his bad deeds last? And who will bring Massino down? Will they be another victims of his family? Ratings:
by Jonathan Lethem Chronicle: Chief leader Chaos lives in an abandoned megapixel in Wyoming after a declared nuclear strike. He had forgotten his history that’s why he traveled the world of 1990s US cultural imaginary and ideology. He hopes to piece together all the fragments that he will recover in his tour. The residents of his town Hatfork are reliant on an evil messianic figure named Kellogg for food. Like Chaos, Kellogg also has powerful dreams, which he transfers into the minds of others. Chaos mind is willing to receive and retain impressions, making him adverse to sleep. Chaos also goes by the name of Everett Moon, depending on where he is. He encountered the edge of a war between humans and aliens. Ratings:
Though all are fantasy stories, these novels are entirely humanistic battle about good over evil. Each series takes us out of ordinary life and take us into a fantastical world, but the characters’ emotions never stray from the truth of human existence. PA
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Reflecting 2008’s Finest
by Carl Martin L. Fusilero and Mary Anne Sy Roa
cozy wind blew across the landscape. It whistled softly through the firm, resilient tree near the well of the Technological University of the Philippines where I am actually sitting. I watched those leaves cascading from the branches of the tree down the pavement while grinning students walked along the aisle. When finally the wind ceased, silence settled on the area. Now the air was utterly still and it seemed that time itself had stopped. It was like time made its way for me to reminisce those blissful thoughts as I ponder the year that passed by. Willminia J. Balon, Editor-in-Chief of I can still remember the feeling of Well, it’s true that time inevitably The Philippine Artisan, was chosen as hesitation that forced me to accept passes by. Eventually, my connotation one of the finalists in the Lasallian the fact that I’m going to spend the about this university fades away. Scholarum Awards. rest of my schooling here in TUP, my And then, a better view was slowly I’ll also never forget when I so-called “Tabi ng UP” or “Taniman ng established inside me. met my inspirations through two Upo’t Patola”. I was amused by the countless individuals here in TUP. Firstly, a It was nearing June and I was in a victories successfully nabbed by College of Science (COS) student, hurry, and my mind was in the state TUPians. One of which was when Mr. Rodell C. Barrientos, was hailed of pandemonium. Perplexed upon Electronic and Communication as Most Outstanding Leader in the knowing that almost all universities Engineering (EcE) showcased their 103rd Commencement Exercises of and colleges were no longer accepting excelling performance in terms of the the Pre-baccalaureate in school year applicants, I started thinking that I board exam. As a student, I’m very 2008-2009. He was a young bachelor won’t make it this school year. I’m proud that TUP receives a certificate who achieved several awards and extremely eager (or so I thought) of recognition for obtaining the 1st recognitions aside from being a to be enrolled on that time. I can’t place in the mentioned examination. Cum Laude for his good academic imagine myself doing nothing the Moreover, both Civil Engineering performance. Secondly, Dr. Melito year ahead. Most of all, I don’t want (CE) students Engr. Leinjiel Esteban Baccay, College of Engineering to hear rumors against me. Upon my Sicat and Engr. Kristofer Arnie V. (COE) Dean, proves his supremacy in desire, I decided to enroll here. Borreros ranked 4th and 6th places winning the Outstanding and Original On my first day in school, I respectively in the CE Licensure Paper Award by the Societe Technique thought that it was ironic to see Exam. Furthermore, TUP still holds pour L, Utilisation de la Precontrainte myself entering this dilapidated the title for the Art Petron oil (STUP). He was also named as The university when I was supposed to be painting category. After the three Best Researcher by the TUP System in Harvard, Oxford, Tokyo University consecutive winnings brought by the December 2008 in line with the or even in UP. It was quite deceiving College of Architecture and Fine Arts Foundation Week Celebration. that from the elusive dream of mine, (CAFA) students, Christian Erick R. The TUP community made me I just ended up here; a non-exclusive Vilaruz proved that TUP still bears realized that this institution is university, not even popular that I the honor and pride in winning the indeed a premiere state university; myself wasn’t familiar with. said competition. On the other hand,
a year that was... ear
an institution having the cream of the crop whether it is a student or a professor. And most of all it has a state curriculum of genuine artistry. Reminiscing the glorious events that happened throughout the year was also astounding. Knowing that TUP marks another milestone in its 107th year of being an institute of excellence was a remarkable thing. I thought that TUP was just an immature university; a university far behind the famous schools here in the Philippines like Ateneo, La Salle, UST and Mapua. Then I learned that it was a century when it was first established aiming to nurture students to their fullest unleashing their feat and talents hiding beneath them. Another interesting celebration was the Bloodletting campaign held at the university clinic wherein approximately 100 donors shared their blood in the event. The eagerness of every student and school personnel unfolds as they donated their blood for the benefit of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC). It makes me proud that despite controversies, TUP still stands for what is right. Why do I say this? Many TUPians thought that for the three years of Alternative Student Alliance for Progress’ (ASAP) reign in the TUP University Student Government (USG) positions they will still win again. Arbitrarily, Commission on Student Election (COMSELEC) decided to disqualify all aspiring candidates from the said party for not complying with the requirements for candidacy. I almost thought that it is already a sure win for the opposite party, Pagkakaisang Uunlad tungo sa Serbisyong progresibO (PUSO) However, they still needed to have at least 50% or surpass the total number of votes as stated in the election code. The democracy displayed by the commission was likely to be compared to a real electoral procedure. A candidate can’t be proclaimed unless constituents brought them in their seats by votes. I really admired the way they handle the issue. Yet, upon realizing USG president resigned from his position. Mark Fave Reyes decided to give up his seat due to his health problem. Perhaps not all things end right. Though he was proclaimed the president, still there are things that we can’t just let go. For Reyes, perhaps health was more important to ponder. TUP has made its name in the field of technology education. Yet TUP is obviously seen with the pervasive restrooms, insufficient chairs and rooms, hideous anomalies and a lot more problems that are really difficult to ignore. On the other hand, the administration is making its own step to lessen at least the impression. Some visible improvements found in the university are the CIT building extension and the pedestrian shed. Although surrounded by controversies, these kinds of projects are evidence of progress. From a skeptic, It then transformed to a believer. I learned that looks may be deceiving. We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. We should think outside the box, and learn to see the beauty beneath the uncharted caverns of an institution. It was ironically to see a university having a good quality education though it lacks technology needed for a student’s attainment of goals. Perhaps, upon closer scrutiny I learned that TUP was far from my expectation. It molded me not as stranger in my course but it revolutionized my doubts into a challenge for me to undertake. Then my fear of being humiliated by my former classmates flowed gently away from my senses. I realized how TUP brought me from a larva into an adult butterfly. I was so thankful that I’ve been a part of this institution and taught me to be strong though I do get a grade of 3.0, still I know I would have a better future upon my stay here. And at last, the wind blew once more, gently carrying the leaves against its mother’s trunk while I finished turning the pages of time. I stood at the pavement stalwartly with a beam on my face. I was comparably the same with those TUPians walking on the aisle as if I discovered something that made me stay in this institution. And I learned that looking back was like dreaming of yesterday. PA
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Makalipas ang isang taon, maraming bagay na ang tila nagbago sa ating unibersidad. Kasabay ng pagsulpot ng mga catwalks, marami ring kakaibang bagay ang makikita at matutuklasan sa loob ng ating unibersidad na kadalasan ay lingid pa ‘rin sa ating kaalaman. Mukha nga yatang outdated na tayo sa mga tsismis ah? Heto ang updates! Alam niyo ba?…
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Makulay ang buhay ng TUPians tuwing wash day dahil sa latest PORMA NG TEYUPS na colored jeans. (Go rainbow gurls and boys!)
Si Ma’am Ellen, secretary from the Office of the President, ang mother ni Polo Ravales (Pa-autograph naman po!)
Since November 2008, nawawala na ang basurahan ng Philippine Artisan (PA) at takip na lang ang naiwan. (Yayks! Nananawagan po kami, kung sino man po ang nakakita o kumuha, pakibalik naman! Please…)
Pwede na ‘din palang gawing advertising space ang mga pinto at pader ng CR. (Ooopss! Illegal ‘yan! Walang “Ok for posting”)
Ang CWTS ay nagkaroon ng first ever Horror House sa TUP during our 107th Foundation Week. Located ito sa dating TUP Gallery, CLA Building. (Woooohhh… Katakot! You missed the chance kung hindi ka nakapasok!)
Natapyas ang kalahati ng toilet bowl sa CR ng girls sa CIE 2nd floor. (Hhhuuuwwattt happened?!)
October 24, 2008, na-feature ang TUP including PA at University Student Government (USG) sa isang issue ng Manila Bulettin. (Dali! Punta ka sa IRTC ground floor malapit sa elevator or sa 3rd floor Admin Building, naka-post yung article dun!)
Limang Artisan staff ang ga-graduate na this March. (Once an Artisan, always an Artisan. Yeah!) PA
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Wat Kind of Artisan Reader R U?
LA CHIKKA!!! HALA BIRA… Panahon na naman ng mga fiesta sa Pilipinas! At dahil diyan may selebrasyon din ang inyong mahal na publikasyon at ito ay ang pagkakaroon ng bagong format ng magazine! VIVA ARTISAN! Gusto kong magsabog ng bulaklak na tulad ng sa Panagbenga ng Baguio para maging makulay ang buong university. At dahil sa ang topic natin ngayon ay ang metamorphosis ng Artisan mula sa Jurassic Era, patungo sa lahi ng mga unggoy haggang sa tayo ay maging ganap na tao at matutong magbasa. Kung kaya’t naghanap-hanap ako ng mga uri ng mambabasa ng ating one and only Artisan. Kaya ano pang hinihintay natin heto na sila!!!
Sila yung mga estudyanteng after ma-release ang aming isyu ay mag-memessage sa aming mga friendster para kami ay pasalamatan at magcongratulate sa aming mga nagawang artikulo. (Yung iba magyayayang mag kape sa labas) Mga taong hindi lamang ang publikasyon ang minamahal sa halip maging ang mga tao sa likod nito. Kaya Ate at Kuya, I love you! You love me! We love TUP! Send your comments reaction http://philippineartisan.multiply.com
ARTISAN COLLECTOR. Mga TUPians na love na love talaga ang diyaryo ng Artisan. Mga mababait na inuuwi ang mga ito at itinatago sa kanilang bahay. (Baka pinantatapal sa pader?) Mga kumpleto ng release at g i n a g a w a n g koleksyon ang dyaryo ng Artisan. Kaya lang sila ate at kuya pag kumuha ng kopya dalawa, dahil yung isa pang kolekta at yung isa lang ang binabasa. One is to one lang po kawawa naman ang ibang nagbabayad ng SPF. Kayo ha?
na matapos basahin ang diyaryo ng Artisan ay iiyak, tatawa, magagalit, tatawa, hihinga ng malalim tapos ayos na. Mga taong ginagawang libangan ang pagbabasa ng aming issue para maalis ang kanilang mga dinaramdam. Kadalasan mo silang makikita na ang binabasa ay Ang Habulin Mo Kung Kaya Mo, (pampaalis ng kabag) Rama K. Joda (pampawala ng lagnat) at siyempre ang Literary Page (pampalusog ng puso). At dahil pili lamang ang kanilang binabasa hindi na nila pinag-aaksayahan ng panahon ang iba pang pahina. Uy si ate at kuya nakakarelate!!!
na sobra namang mapagmahal sa ating kalikasan ang mga Artisan Recycler. Sila po yung mga ginagawang payong pansaklob sa ulan o kaya sa araw ang dyaryo ng Artisan. Nakakita ka na ba ng mga issue namin na kung hindi payong ay ginagawang pamaypay, sapin sa upuan, table cloth, table napkin, tent, saranggola, eroplano at ang pinakamasaklap pamunas sa tut-tooot! Hay ‘di lang pala impormasyon ang hatid ng aming diyaryo puwede pa itong magamit sa iba pang paraan. Talaga nga naman astig makatulong sa TUPians. Save the Earth, recycle the Artisan issues.
ARTISAN RECYCLER. Mga TUPians
ARTISAN REACTOR. Mga TUPians
rama k. joda
ASSASINATOR. You know them. Mga nagpupumilit na sirain ang Artisan. Mga taong after mabasa ang Artisan ay kukunot ang noo, mamumula at bigla na lamang uusok ang ilong at bibig na parang makina. Kasi naman po kumukulo talaga ang dugo nila sa Artisan. Sila ay ang mga galit na tinamaan dahil naisulat ang kanilang pangalan at naging bisita ng paborito nating pitak, ang Habulin Mo Kung Kaya Mo! Peace na lang sa kanila! Welcome bwisitor!
Ang mga tagapagtanggol ng inyong mga tagapagtanggol. Sila ay ang magigiting n a m i n g katuwang. Sapagkat sa tuwing nasa panganib ang publikasyon ay sila ang siyang nagsasalba sa amin. Mga taong nagpapaalala sa amin ng aming responsibilidad.SALAMAT po Maam at Sir! Masakit man isipin at sabihin m a y r o o n talagang mga tulad nilang m a t a p o s b a s a h i n ang aming pahayagan ay pababayaan na lamang at minsa’y madadatnan na lamang namin ang mga ito sa basurahan. Sila talaga yung
mga walang pakialam sa kung ano ang pinaghirapang gawin ng iba para lamang maihatid ang katotohanan at mga balita. Di naman namin sila masisisi kung talagang hindi nila nais iuwi ang aming pahayagan. Ganun talaga, we cannot please everybody! HU HU HU : (
Siyempre sila yung mga manunulat na shy type at minsan ayaw magpakilala. Bakit kaya? Baka pangit sa personal. Kaso minsan yung iba nanliligaw na pala kaya gustong magpapublish ng love letter este tula na ginawa niya para sa kanyang one and only. Oh di ba sweet!!! Muwaaaah!
CORRECTOR. Ang aming mga dalubhasang kritiko. Mga estudyante, propesor at maging kawani ng TUP na pupunta sa aming opisina para ipaalam sa amin ang mga mali naming naisulat. Mga wrong grammar, wrong names, wrong venue basta lahat ng mali. Kahit simpleng spelling lang at tipong typographical error ay pinapaalam nila sa amin. Sila yung mga libangan na yata ang mag-word haunt ng mga mali sa ating pahayagan at pagnakakita ay agad na bibilugan (with matching clap at tawa). Kaya naman kami nagkakaroon ng mga errata. Minsan mapapansin mo naghahanap pa yan ng makakalaban ng paramihan ng mabibilugan. Aba parang DOTA lang a’.Salamat sa mga liquid eraser este Artisan Corrector natin. Nyebe! Bawal po ang pustahan okay!?
lang kami ang manunulat sa TUP. Dahil maraming mga magagaling din magsulat na dinadaan na lamang sa pagcocontribute ng kanilang mga gawang balita, tula , sanaysay at minsan ay talambuhay na pang Maalaala Mo Kaya..
SOURCE. Ang tunay na tagapagtanggol ng TUP. Kung sa iniisip niyo ay gawagawa lang po namin ang mga istoryang isinusulat namin sa Artisan, nagkakamali po kayo. Dahil ang Artisan ay may mga source na kusang bumibisita sa aming opisina para iparating ang mga kabulastugan ng mga opisyal, propesor at iba pang kawani ng TUP. Ang mga third eye at galamay ng publikasyon na nag i-spy at tahimik na nagmamasasid sa lahat ng kaganapan sa TUP. Sosyal! Para kaming may hidden camera sa lahat ng sulok ng TUP di ba!
*** Hayan tapos na naman ang trabaho ko. Ano na spottan ba kita? Ayan na gumagana na naman ang mga crrectoor (paniguradong bibilugan nila ang word na crrectoor). At dahil Rama K. ang binabasa mo paniguradong isa kang Reactor o kung hindi naman dalaw ka lang sa aming opisina at maging contributor, puwede ring source, sana lang matapos mong basahin ito ay huwag kang dumper sa halip ay maging collector at maging Artisan Lover. O ‘wag na uminit ang ulo! Di ka naman siguro assasinator? Hala Babush na! At marami pa akong dadalawing bonggang events. BOOM TARAT TARAT, BOOM TARARAT TARARAT, BOOM BOOM BOOM!!! PA
ni Lucille Andrea M. Barsaga
Kailan lang tayo nagkakilala… Ngunit loob ko’y tila nahuhulog na Kasalanan ba ang nararamdaman? O sadyang ito’y isang kabaliwan. Bawat araw na nagdaan Ika’y nasusulyapan Pagkakataon lang ba? O ito’y nakaplano na?
TOL (Part 2)
Ang mga mata mo na nakatingin Tila ako’y gustong angkinin, Alam nating hindi dapat pahintulutan Ngayon pa lang ay atin ng tigilan. Ngunit paano ang paghinto, Kung ang mundo’y guguho? Hahayaan na lang bang masaktan? Kahit puso’t isipan sa’yo laan?
Mas lalo mo akong pinahalagahan. Nagpasalamat ka pa nga,
Ayokong siya’y iyong iwan Dahil ito’y kataksilan. Ngunit ako ba’y hindi kayang ipaglaban?! Kahit pareho ating nararamdaman?!
Sabi mo tatambay lang tayo At uupo sa damuhan.
Mabilis na tumitibok ang ang aking puso
Bawat segundo at minuto natin sa Luneta. Makulay na sana ang gabi ko
Nang di mo namamalayan…
Kaysa mapaso, masaktan ang damdamin
by Catherine T. Reformado
Drowning in a glass of wine Suffocating in a cigarette stick Flowing the mind in the misty air Hurting myself but not to speak. Broke the glass and pick some piece, Blood flows down into deep injuries. No one fix me, no one cares! Until the word for me seems unfair. I’m totally sick, I’m totally dumped Stab me in the heart ‘till it never pumps A wound to the bone, a needle in the eye A word for a word, a lie for a lie. And now its me, a mess for all, Can’t hide the pain, can’t stand again. Vomit my own self, trash the whole me, Throw me far from others, I have no fear, I’m numb! This illness may be cured, This scars may be healed. I crash and fall in a never ending cliff, Having you in my life is already a myth.
by Katherine Anne T. Ramos
Play a game completely While others could Reshuffle a dime One can Engage himself forever While others Really pay the prize Queen of Hearts Or Ace of Spades
Guarantees none at all ‘Coz one could only Alter the other A Timeless looser ever told Be a bitch and Ignite oneself Nor forever face the Valor of gaze
It Otherwise, it’s you who’ll
Endure the victorious goal
FEBRUARY 2009 PHILARTS
SM Manila, Level 4