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Volume 26.4 SENSIBLE, CREDIBLE AND RESPONSIBLE CAMPUS JOURNALISM JANUARY-MARCH 2007 ISSUE THE OFFICIAL SCHOOL AND STUDENT PUBLICATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES–QUEZON CITY
nAK AtIWAnGWAnG na lamang ang silyang ito sa isang mataas na paaralan. Dahil sa hindi pagkagamit at pagkahayaang masira, ang silyang ito ay sumasalamin sa kundisyon ng edukasyon sa kalakhan. Dala ito nang paglala ng krisis sa lipunan, kaakibat ng patuloy na pagtaas sa matrikula sa halos lahat ng institusyong pangakademiko. Maaayos at magagamit pa kaya ito? O sadyang wala nang makakaupo? PHOTO BY ERIC ABEJERO
CHED tolerates ToFI through suspension of CMOs
By Jomar Samson
TF to increase 6.2%
Increase pegged at National Inflation Rate cap
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TIP Founder’s Night:
Raising the Bar for Quality Education
By Arloene Aviles, Remlee dela Cruz
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THE TEcHnological institute of the Philippines has indeed gone a long way in its servitude to the school employees as it celebrates its 45th foundation anniversary. Bearing the theme “TiP at 45: Raising customer Service to new level”, teaching and nonteaching personnel from both campuses, gathered at TiP-Qc congregating area to grace the traditional Founder’s night on February 9. The motif for the gala was “Mad Hatter’s Party”, based from lewis carroll’s alice’s adventures in Wonderland. This encourages employees to dress up in their most insane hats to display the essence of unity among the TiP family. in addition, prizes will be given for those individuals that bear the maddest hat design. The Mad Hatter’s party kicked off with a series of fun-filled parlor games.
headed the handing out of “appreciation Ball Pens” to employees who recruited most students for this school year. it was then followed of the awarding for the Best PowerPoint Presentation given to Ms. Rosmina Joy cabauatan (Qc-ciTE). also, Engr. alexie Ballon, alumni coordinator, received the Best non-Teaching employee research award entitled “Predictors of Employability of the graduates of TiP Qc”. in addition, the award for the Best Faculty Research for Qc campus was given to Engr. allan Awards and Awardees The affair also featured the tribute M. lizardo (chE) with his research enand handing out of plaques and certifi- titled “activated carbon from Various cates to academic officers, faculty and agricultural Wastes and Their Efficacy non-teaching personnel for rendering for the Removal of Dyes and Metal ions service and talents to the institution. from aqueous Solutions”. While Engr. adding to this, a raffle draw of appli- Teodora gutierrez with her research ances and gift checks was conducted to entitled “Manpower Requirements of Manufacturing industries: input to benefit those who attended the party. Mr. angelo lahoz, assistant Vice curriculum Development” grabbed the President for administration, spearFOUNDER’S NIGHT...|4 This is to promote familiarity among the staff of both campuses. President Elizabeth Q. lahoz formally commenced the affair by emphasizing the aim of the administration to meet the needs of the institution. She also stressed that quality education is the way of life. Dr. lahoz mentioned that competition is stiff in the education circle so it’s up for the administration to open its eyes and exceed customer satisfaction.
SSG-DSG officers elected
By Remlee C. dela Cruz
TiPianS ExERciSED their rights to vote on the Department Student government (DSg) elections held at the congregating area on February 28. The office of Student affairs (oSa) together with the central committee on Elections (coMElEc) spearheaded the affair allotting vote precincts for every department.
R&D recognizes exceptional researches
By Alan N. monreal Remlee C. Dela Cruz
In thIs Issue
in linE WiTH TiP’s vision of becoming a school steeped in research, the Research and Development office awarded exceptional researchers coming from chairpersons, non-teaching employees, faculty members, and students. The awarding of winners was held at congregating area on February 9 as part of the 45th Founder’s night.
Best Chair Research
For the best chairperson Research category, Engr. cecilia general of chE Department–Manila was awarded first place for her research entitled “Potential of Pre-enforced Rose Hull
and coconut coir composite utilizing Waste low Density Polyethylene for the Furniture industry”. also, Engr. nahum Bravo of cE/SE Department– Manila garnered second place fro his research “The effect of cut Prestressing Steel Tendon Wires on the structural Strength of normal concrete”. lastly, coE Department–Manila’s Engr Jennifer Enriquez was awarded as third place for her research entitled “Development of a Pc Based Shoe Size measurement with inventory System”. Engr. general received a plaque of recognition and a cash prize of 15,000. on the other hand, Engr. Bravo and Engr. Enriquez received certificate of recognition and a cash prize of P10,000 and P5,000 respectively.
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The panel of judges, who came from various universities and institutions, was comprised of Dr. gisela Rolluqui, Dr. Jonathan Salvacion, and Engr. Edwin obra.
The DSg election was done before the end of this semester to give officers sufficient time in preparation for their plans for the coming school year. The voting proper commenced at 9am and the poll officially ended at 7pm where in the collecting and tallying of ballots followed. The new set of officers for each department is as follows (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, auditor, PRo):
ARCHITECTURE DEPARTmENT sarah Corazon Certeza Kristan Padilla Marilou Pitlo Genevieve Cardenas Madel Comiso Olivia Velerie Rombaoa COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION Rachel Jann Celis Arlene Pangilinan Maria Armie Conde Jennifer Leonardo Adrian Rebosura Rose Ann Piad
EBRuaRy 16—The consultation for tuition and other fee increases (ToFi) for the upcoming academic year 2007-2008 was held at Big Meeting Room (Bldg. 1). The representatives from the Supreme Student government (SSg), Department Heads, Deans, TiP Teachers and Employees organization (TiPTEo), and TiP Quezon city alumni association (TiPQcaa) attended the meeting. The consultation started with a PowerPoint presentation of the renovations in different buildings of TiP, by Engr. Severino Pader, Vice Pres. for administration and Student Services (VPaSS). afterwards, Pres. lahoz had discussed the ToFi to be implemented for the academic year 2007-2008. “TiP’s style was subsidizing what is supposed to be shouldered by the students…” Pres. lahoz said in the meeting. She recalled that there was a cHED Memorandum order no. 14 (cMo14) that legitimizes the increases of tuition and other fees. She also said that there was a 6% increase on tuition fees, which was implemented on the school year 2006-2007. Then, she announced that TiP would be having an increase on tuition fees, based on cMo14 s. 2005, cMo42 s. 2006, and cMo7 s. 2007, which states that “the allowable increase in tuition and other fees should not be more than the national inflation rate.” The prevailing national inflation rate (niR), as of press time, is 6.2% However, miscellaneous fees will be increased higher than that of the prevailing niR. Test paper fee (TPF) will be inflating 16%, from the recent P9 to P11, so as with the 12% increase on the Student council Fee, which is currently P25 to P28. on the other hand, she said that there would be no increase in cisco/oracle, Development, late Registration, Red cross, and insurance fees. in addition to the proposed increases on the existing fees, Pres. lahoz added two new fees for the coming academic year: the library energy fee (P100) and the audio-visual fee (P60). The library energy fee will be used for the expansion of TiPQc and Manila libraries, and for the facilitation and addition of air-conditioning units. The audio-visual fee is also for the maintenance of instructional Technology Rooms (iTRs) and audio-Visual Rooms (aVRs). after the consultation with the SSg and Department Heads, VOICE was not allowed to cover the consultation with the TiPTEo and TiPQcaa. Two weeks after the consultation, memoranda were posted in line with the notices for consultation. The new memos said that the tuition fee per unit (S.y. 2007-2008) for incoming freshmen and new students were as follows: BS iT, iM, acT, cPM, MarE—P556.85; other courses—P509.55. nevertheless, the tuition for ‘old students,’ will be based on cMo 14; which means that from P507.53, tuition fee will be inflating to P539.00. Pres. lahoz had issued a memorandum, which says: “This is to certify that 70% tuition increase for ay2006-2007 was utilized/allocated in accordance of the provisions of our cBa. This certifies further that 20% tuition increase and increase in other fees was utilized for the purpose it was intended.” it was also stated that the memo was made in accordance to cHED’s order.
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Best Non-Teaching Research
Exemplary researches of nonteaching employees were also acknowledged. Engr. alexie Ballon, coordinator of Alumni Coordination Office– Qc, in his research entitled “Predictors of emplobility of the graduates of TiPQc School year 2006-2007”, was awarded as the Best non-Teaching Employee Research. Engr. Ballon received a plaque of recognition and cash prize of P5,000.
on the consultation for ToFi, Pres. lahoz had emphasized on the fees that will be increasing and those that will not be changed. Thus, other fees not mentioned during the consultation will still be on the students’ registration cards and will still be of the same value as charged on the preceding semester– athletic, cultural and activity, computer, library, medical/dental, and guidance and counseling fee. according to Mr. Enteria, TiP athTF to increase...|3
NEWS TIPQCAA organizes Homecoming
JANUARYmARCH 2007 VOLUmE 26.4 By Alan monreal
TIPQC enters ABC
By Peter John Eclevia
aluMni FRoM different batches attended “Exemplary TiP,” a reunion organized by TiPQc alumni association in cooperation with alumni coordinating office. The get together at the congregating area on February 10 was also participated by graduating students and student leaders. Engr. Severino P. Pader, Vice President for administration and Student Services, started the program by his talk. Engr. Pader shared his gladness to see all the participants at the event, especially the alumni of TiP Quezon city from different batches since 1984. To unite and serve the TiP community was stressed by Mrs. Maria Minerva Baldres, TiPQcaa President on her speech in behalf of the Board of TiPQcaa as their commitment to the institution’s mission and vision. She also encouraged all the participants to help the organization to reach out other TiPians to visit their alma mater.
The awarding ceremonies for the Search for outstanding Student organizations were also set as part of the celebration. The search started last February judged by Mrs. Veronica c. alfonso (Director, Student Personnel Services), Engr. alexie Ballon (Head, aco) and Mrs. Maria Minervah B. Baldres (President, TiPQcaa). lumbre En Treatro (lente) grabbed the first place, while united association of Student assistants (uaSa) received second place and Junior Philippine computer Society (JPcS) got the third place. The three outstanding
CHEmICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTmENT Karl Christian Parreñas Jonalyn san Andres emmanuel dela serna Grace de Jongoy Melvin Aldrin Perez Francis Joseph Gagante CIVIL/SANITARY ENGINEERING DEPARTmENT erich Gil Lopez Krystine Kay Geronimo evelyn Ogrimen Krister Bill umoso Chrizald Asama Mark Anthony Reyes COLLEGE OF INFORmATION TECHNOLOGY Rexez Guban noel Musnit Jovelyn Del Catillo eduard Bascones Karen Jill Morales Ana Lea Olvis COmPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTmENT John Michael Gonzales Ma. Concepcion Cureg Jealine teodoro Mary Joy Manalo Christian Jay Madronio Giselle Ann Cruz COmPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTmENT Alberto De Ynchausti Juemar Berches Dunhill Lindayao Allen William Rabino IV Johnvier Merino Mon eduard espiritu ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING DEPARTmENT Madonna Marie Perez Arjel Villadores Lhora Anne Macam
Business administration (PSBa), asian college of Science and Technology (accayetano (EcE 1998), and Whilhelmina To acHiEVE greater strength and SaT), ncBa , and Wcc . However, the plan cayena-tayag (cE 1996). The awardees balance of service by means of resource did not materialized. received a plaque of recognition for their sharing and cooperative development, on 2004, Ms. Teresita castor, ccP’s contribution to the institution. after those TiPQc , with other five tertiary schools chief librarian, planned the organizaawarding ceremonies, induction of the along aurora Boulevard, signed a memo- tion of aBc with three additional schools ROYAL HIGHNESSES computer Engineering alumni chapter randum of agreement (Moa) to formally namely SPuQc , uERMMMc , and ccP. took place. organize the aurora Boulevard consor- unfortunately, the plan failed to take tium (aBc). aBc seeks to provide corre- place because Ms. castor and her sucAstonishing intermissions lation of libraries of the member schools cessor Ms. Mila Rodriguez left ccP. intermissions for the attendees’ en- namely TiPQc , national college of BusiHowever, on January 31, the long tertainment were given by different organ- ness and arts (ncBa), World citi col- perceived agreement was endorsed izations. lente performed a one-act play leges (Wcc), Saint Paul university Qc by the member schools at uERMMMc . entitled “Homecoming”, showing differ- (SPuQc), university of the East Ramon among TiPQc’s representatives are ent students’ characters in their first day in Magsaysay Memorial Medical center President Elizabeth lahoz, Dr. Maria college life and visiting their alma mater af- (uERMMMc), and cental colleges of the consuelo Flora, Vice President for acater ten years. Talent guilds took the dance Philippines (ccP). demic affairs (VPaa), Engr. Severino floor with their modern dance number. Ten years ago, Dr. Teresita u. Pader, Vice President for administration cercado Sisters as the last performer show- Quirino, former President and present and Student Services (VPaSS), and chief cased their talents in singing. Vice chairman of Board of Trustees of librarian Ms. Maribel Estepa, together TiP, initiated the formation of the said with two librarians, Ms. carolina DioniTIP President’s Closing Remarks consortium with Philippine School of sio and Ms. alma colarina. Dr. Elizabeth Q. lahoz, President BUILD OUR FUTURE of the Technological institute of the Philippines, was overwhelmed to see the presence of the participants especially Former VOICE photographer, Ms. Resil Fuscablo (left) together with TIPQC EE faculty, Engr. the alumni of the institution. She invited Ferdinand Milan (right) as they were crowned all the participants to help the institution as Homecoming Queen and King of the Night. to gain more students, thus, serving as ERIC ABEJERO ambassadors of the school. She also acorganizations accepted a plaque of recogni- knowledged the efforts of the TiPQcaa tion and a cash prize for their efforts given officers led by Mrs. Maria Minervah B. Baldres as the President and the alumni in their respective organizations. This year’s homecoming was also a coordination office headed by Engr. chance to award the Top 12 outstanding alexie Ballon in organizing the event. Dr. TiPQc alumni. The twelve awardees were Ma. consuelo V. Flora, Vice President for alfredo Broqueza, Jr. (EE 1994), ana Ebal- the academic affairs (VPaa) ended up doni (BSa 1994), augusto Reyes (cE 1991), the programme by delivering a speech of Eric Mendoza (EcE 1998), Felipe Diaz Jr. appreciation. (EE 1990), Jesusa Manlapaz (cE 1991), Joel guinsatao (cE 1991), Manuel Manuel (cE 1991), narciso nerveza (cE 1991), olga Victoria alinsangco (EcE 1998), oliver
niña Rizalina Villamon Daryl tJ dela Cruz nicholas Alexander Rocas mARINE ENGINEERING DEPARTmENT Jo-Mari hieras Jhun Ashley Adolfo Rodel Lumasac Jonas Llamares Mark Vincent Agustin Rea Linda Mogar
Arch/DT snatches Interdept quiz title from ChE
By Darwin Singh, Kwin Tolentino
Future engineers from Jose P. Laurel, Sr. High exhibiting teamwork in the intense activities of Olymphysics.
aRcHiTEcTuRE students composed of yshmael cabaña, Sarah certeza, and mECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTmENT Paul cerdenio grabbed the top spot from Ma. Juvelyn Menor Kristoffer santos the former titleholder, chE department, in Melanie Abracia the annual interdepartmental Quiz Show Criseldaa Mendelebar organized by the Humanities and Social Ferdinand Banaag Bryan Albert Francisco Sciences Department on February 5 at the PE center. The SSG selection The chE representatives, Jonathan another election for SSg positions lazo, Michael catamco and John anrick was held. This time, it was conducted at cabael were marginalized by ten points the conference Room participated by ten with 135 compared to arch/DT’s 145. DSg representatives from every course. cabaña and company grasped the title The newly elected SSg officers are: from 11 participating college departments SUPREmE STUDENT GOVERNmENT and four academic departments after domPresident John-John solam (Me/Ie) inating all the rounds, easy, average, and Vice President John Albert engaño (Ce) difficult. secretary Vanessa neillizzle Bacolcol (Che) treasurer JR nebril (CBe) cE/SE, nonetheless, proved its worth Auditor Felix Fulgar (ee) as it took the third spot with only 15 points Ronniel Andaya (Arch) Board differential against chE. Mr. carlito BiaMembers Jayson Arcillas (eCe) Jayson Jacob (Coe) rez served as the quizmaster for this year, Darwin Pascua (Mare) while Mr. Joeron Dalisay and Ms. lea calJuan Carlo saracho (CIte) These officers will represent the deron composed the panel of judges. student body in various activities in and out of the institution. induction rites for the SSg and DSg officers will take place next semester.
By Lovlie Balorio, Jomar Samson
MAPD, ACE-Q launch first Olymphysics
By Jomar Samson
JanuaRy 24–The Congregating Area was packed with young scientists from different high schools, as the Math and Physics Department (MaPD), in part with acE-Q, launched the first olymphysics. olymphysics is an interschool invitational competition for high school students from Quezon city, Marikina, Pasig and Rizal. The subject covered by the competition, as the name suggests, was Physics. unlike other quiz bees, the participating students will not answer objective or computational type of questions. Thus, the students are to apply the theories in Physics for them to accomplish the given challenges in a specified time.
The participating schools were antipolo national High School, antipolo national HS (Muntindilaw Extension), camp general Emilio aguinaldo HS , Don Quintin Paredes HS , Mayamot national HS, Quirino HS, Rizal HS (Pasig city), San Jose national HS, concepcion HS , and Jose P. laurel HS . neris alano was the gamemaster of the competition. among ten high schools, only three outshone the rest. garnering 20 points, camp gen. Emilio aguinaldo HS bagged 3rd place. on the second spot was San Jose national HS with 20 points. antipolo national HS was this year’s champion by seizing 30 points. The winners received cash prizes and certificates.
CoE seizes Interdept Exhibit title
based cD Burner. The exhibit was composed of almost 20 research entries housed into a booth that represented their departments and the objectives of their researches. Faculty members, deans, and administrative officials observed the projects as a part of the judgment process. The recognition for the best researches took place in the Students night on February 8 at the congregating area. The college of information Technology Education’s (ciTE) i-Teacher and Security Finger Scanner and Mechanical/industrial Engineering (ME/iE) Department’s Supply chain Management, Hydroelectric Power Plant, Dynamo, and Robot were tied-up in the third place. chemical Engineering Department (chE) clutched second place with their projects ampalaya noodles, coconut coir Paper, Shrimp Shell Plastic Film, and chicken Bone and ginger as Medication for indigestion.
SEcES spearheads ic Fabrication Seminar
By Peter John Eclevia
in oRDER to widen the knowledge and skills of engineering students taking up electronics subject, the Society of Electronics and communications Engineering Students (SEcES) conducted a seminar and workshop for third and fourth year EcE students entitled “integrated circuit (ic) Fabrication” on February 16 at Seminar Room a. EcE Department faculty member Engr. Roberto n. Sanguyo, Jr. served as the resource speaker. Engr. Sanguyo discussed the origin, kinds, and advantages of ics. He also talked on the different processes
DiFFEREnT departments showed their ingenuity in the three-day interdepartmental Exhibit starting February 6 at the Study area. The computer Engineering Department outshone ten other in manufacturing ics like deposition, departments, flaunting their projects, etching (the process of removing lay- namely, Pay-per-Trash, Mira-ball adverers of ic chemically), patterning, and tisement Display, Multimedia Downphotolithography (transfer of a pattern loading Machine, Baggage counter for from a photomask). He pointed out the library, lecture Provider and the MPumodification of electrical properties of ics and explained how to form the kinds of biasing like the voltage divider, impedance, and loaded voltage divider. on JanuaRy 19, third and fourth year Moreover, the effect of frequency to the students taking up logistics Manageresistance used in ics was also tackled. ment from both Qc and Manila held a after a short break, the partici- forum concerning their discipline at the pants were divided into groups for the Seminar Room B bearing the theme workshop. Each group made a printed “Facing challenges of the Future for Efcircuit board (PcB) layout and assem- fective logistics Management”. Transbled a night switch as their project for pocure, iDS, Perfetti, Wrigley, Risk the said workshop. Matters, and linaheim corporation
Logistics Cos. provide forum for LM studes
sponsored the said activity. Mr. charlie Villasenor, President and cEo of Transprocure, discussed on procurement and sourcing strategies. Subsequently, Transprocure’s Vice President Mr. lino Jap stressed on logistics issues and strategies, an issue in which business expenses are being reduced to a very high percentage. linaheim’s President Mr. Ben Zeta provided information regarding logistics issues and waste management. lastly, Mrs. Dina Pilapil, iDS Director, emphasized the falsity in the idealism that unemployment is caused by scarcity in opportunity lack of skilled individuals to fit in the positions being offered by industries. model Tesoro
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By Joemerlyn Cabug-os, Naty Jean Ebay
aRMED WiTH their great music and charms, Spongecola and Moonstar88, together with other guest bands and talented members of the TiP association of Bands (TaBs), astounded the congregating area on February 8 during the celebration of the Students night. The Supreme Student government (SSg) and the Department Student government (DSg) collaborated with office of Students affairs (oSa) and arts and cultural affairs (aca) in organizing the concert.
letics Director, the “athletics fee” was utilized for the Rangers, the TiP varsity team. The “athletic fee,” which is currently pegged at P218.60 will still be charged to the students’ miscellaneous fees though TiP will not be joining the college and universities Sports association (cuSa). otherwise, TiP will be joining invitational sports events. another glaring feature of students’ registration cards is the development fee, which many assume to be used for the improvement of the schools’ facilities. To date, the ‘development fee’ was still in question to youth groups for the said fee was ‘vague.’ no particular development was mentioned in the registration cards as it was just merely written as “Development.” according to sources, the development fee per se was used to pay for “some engineering schools’” debts to the asian Development Bank years ago. The guidance and counseling, medical/dental, and athletic fees were also in question because the said fees were of the same value P218.60.
CmO Update: CHED admits mistakes
in addition to cMo5, s. 2006, issued on February 17, 2006, cHED again amended the controversial cMo14 by issuing cMo42, s. 2006. Through this amendment, cHED showed that they had committed grave mistakes in imposing cMo14. But, there are still loopholes in the said amendments. on the students’ part, they have partially won the war against ToFi and cMo14. in Section 1 of cMo42, it was stated that: “Section 8 of cMo14 as amended is further amended as follows:
section 8. tuition and Other Fees. the allowable increase in tuition and other fees in all levels should not be more than the prevailing national inflation rate (nIR).
TaBs’ instrumento, off coast, Samaria, Spunk Thru, Salty Eggs, My Wounded letters, Pasta Powers, D’ Rush, Elegy of Defiance and cost Diaries heated up the audience with different genres of music. To enliven the crowd further, a guest band gave a front act for Moonstar 88 and Sideshow band had their turn in the platform and performed their respective songs.
Moonstar88 steps in
nonstop commotion started as Moonstar88, one of the hottest bands nowadays, took center stage with their signature songs and revivals such as Torete, ang Pag-ibig Kong ito, Stay and Panalangin. Moreover, they performed some songs included in their new album, which will be launched soon this year. in an interview with VOICE Moonstar Maychelle, vocalist, expressed her gratitude to the whole TiP community for their warm welcome. “So far, eto ang pinakamasayang gig na pinuntahan namin this year, and safe ‘yung venue for us and for the students,” she stated. “Para naman sa mga aspiring bands dito, tuloy-tuloy lang ang paggawa ng original songs, and dapat pumili sila ng tuner. That is very important. and of course prayer,” she added. aside from Maychelle, the band is Herbert Hernandez (lead guitar), Von Sonja (drums) and Paulo Bernardo (bass).
“TIP rocks!” – Spongecola
Deafening cheers and heartpounding yells disseminated in the whole congregating area as Spongecola took the spotlight with their hits lunes, Bitiw, gemini, Jeepney and their revival piece nakapagtataka. TiPians were also the first to hear Tuliro, a song from Spongecola’s new album. “TiP rocks!” exclaimed chris, drummer, on a quick interview after their performance. The band, which was formed in ateneo de Manila university, is composed of yael yuzon on vocals, Erwin armovit on guitar, gosh Dilay on bass and chris cantada on drums.
(Clockwise from top) Spongecola, Moonstar 88, from TABs: Instrumento and other aspiring bands rocked the crowd at the congregating area on February 8,2007 during the celebration of the students’ night.
PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC ABEJERO VIRGILIO CAmORAL JR., mARVEN mANES, DENNIS TEODORO
any increase in tuition and other fees in all levels to be made by private Higher Education instituitions (HEis) shall be subject to consultation with stakeholders, in accordance with the progress set forth in this order, and approval of the commission on Higher Education through the cHED Regional offices.” Thus, schools will not be able to impose increases in tuition and other fees higher than the prevailing niR declared by the national Economic Development authority (nEDa). Section 2 of cMo42 had deleted Section 10 of cMo14, which states that ToFi equal to or below than the niR, and ToFi on incoming freshmen will need not to be consulted. However, cMo42 was still covered with intrigues, because of Sec. 5 of the memo that says “The amendment shall take effect FiFTEEn (15) days after its publication in a newspaper of general information.” on the contrary, similar to what happened to cMo5, no newspaper had published such amendments to cMo14. also, the amendment says that it was issued on September 27, 2006. But, according to alvin Peters, Secretary-general of the national union of Students of the Philippines (nuSP), on December 2006, cHED was still in the process of making a Task Force to amend cMo14. in addition, nuSP had their copy of cMo42 just in January 2007, though they regularly check for updates regarding ToFi and cMo14. another instance in ilo-ilo also proves that the date in cMo42 was probably fabricated. nuSP ilo-ilo chapter reported that they were the first to know that there was an existing cMo42 than their cHED Regional office (cHEDRo). The issuance of cMo42 contradicts cHED’s flow of information. up to now, cMo42 is still in question due to its irregularities. With all those amendments, unclear and vague, justify that cHED partially admits their mistakes in imposing the said cMo’s.
Puno suspends CmO14, Amendments
“cHED chairman carlito Puno’s unilateral and shameless act shows the commission’s subservience and capitulation to strong pressure from school
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ACA names first TIP Idol
By Alan N. monreal
Super Noypi unveils talents
By Lovlie Balorio, Peter John Eclevia
in iTS aiM to discover talented singers to represent the school in various singing competitions, the arts and cultural affairs (aca), headed by Mr. leonyl clarence Torres, organized a talent search conceptualized from Fremantle Media’s american idol—the first TiP idol. TiP idol was open to all students who wants to excel in performing arts, specifically in solo singing. The audition was held at aca office on January 31. Talent asia screened the participants through their video that was recorded during the audition. Simultaneous with the Bloodletting activity held at the PE center on February 7, the grand finals for TiP idol was held. out of 26 students who
competed for the TiP idol title, Jenicia Ramirez of EcE Department garnered the first place for her rendition of “We Belong Together” by Mariah carey. She was handed out with a music training and an artist management contract under Mon Del Rosario’s Talent asia. other winners included in the final six were Mary ann Mendoza from cBE , Mark Roxas from cE/SE Dept., John Michael gagui from EE Dept. Tabirao Michael from coE Dept. and Rolando Velez Jr. from arki Dept. The panel of jurors were Ms. Jona Ramirez of Talent asia’s Marketing and Business Development, yayen gallardo, Vocal coach from aBS-cBn Talent center and Music adviser for aBc 5’s First Philippine idol, and girl Valencia, award-Winning singer and songwriter.
Model Search ‘07 marks history
By Roque P. Kaw Cyntril manglugay
THE QuEST for the individuals that will represent TiP never ends as 26 aspiring TiPians took center stage as the TiP Model Search flaunts on its second year. The search that displayed the distinctive personalities of TiPians took place at TiP Manila on February 5. according to Mr. leonyl o. Torres, Director of arts and cultural affairs, TiP Model Search is not about seeking individuals with astounding physical attributes, but relatively seeking individuals with benevolent and humble spirit that embodies the essence of being a TiPian. The complete list of TiP Model Search 2007 is as follows: lhora anne Macam (EcE , Qc), Marlon Reyes (MT, Manila), angelica dela cruz (MT, Manila), lawrence anthony aldea (EcE , Qc), aiko Manalong (cS , Qc), nino Kristoffer Torralba (BSa , Manila), Ma. christina antonio (EcE , Manila), Marvin latina (cE , Manila), Michelle Toling (BSa , Manila), Brian Martinez (chE , Manila), Jenalyn gay Javate (cE , Manila), Marlon umali (coE , Manila), Marieness gaen (chE , Manila), alexis Beltran (iT, Qc), Marsha alison (coE , Qc), nathaniel Tan (iE , Qc), Jennifer leonardo (Mngt, Qc), christopher de leon (iT, Manila), Merie ann Mendoza (iE , Qc), Saturnino Rivera iii (ME ,
Ma. Teresa orro (coE , Manila), Mark Kenneth Fria (coE , Qc), Kyrene gaslang (iM, Manila), guian Paolo atienza (Mngt, Qc), april Rose Bello (iE , Manila), and Ma. criselda Dimention (arch, Manila). To assure acceptable results, personalities from different fields of fashion served as judges for the model search. They were nana caragay, Editor of chalk Magazine; Maite de alba Rodriguez, ramp model and fashion designer; Jonas gruet, TV and print ad model and abeson camacho, fashion designer and owner of Technical Bros. Digital Photography.
The students grooved and jived to the music of King as he swayed the crowd with his newest single during the Founder’s Week on February 6, 2007.
THE THiRD part of the noyPi series held at the congregating area on February 5 showcased talents of lumbre En Teatro (lEnTE) and TiP association of Bands (TaBS). The program entitled noyPi 3: Super noypi, organized by the arts and cultural affairs and in cooperation with the office of Student affairs, was intended to entertain the crowd and to unveil the talents of TiPians. noypi 3 was presented in a play which revolved in search for modern heroes of TiP. in the search, “T4” and “T5” were chosen to become the agents who will fight the enemies of TiPians such as Madam Vice, who lures the students to various vices; Don Katam, who makes the students weak and lazy with their studies; and Dr. Virus, who spreads viruses and makes the students sick. To provide more entertainment, TaBS’s Bluehearted Psyche and Staircase played different genres of music for the show’s intermission numbers. TiP chorale Society and the winner of the 2006 inter-Department choir competition, the cBE Executives, rendered song numbers to further enliven the crowd. united association of Students assistants (uaSa) made a special participation for the program with its song and dance number. Talents guild with its usual talent heated the dance floor. TiP Model Search contestants had their initial pageant as they took the center stage and modeled with different attires.
FACES OF CHARm
Sta. Elena High survives Quizstruck
By Peter John Eclevia, Rose Ann Piad
Let the Search Begin
as a starter to the event, the 26 contestants ramped with their sophisticated material and indigenous-inspired clothes. During the talent portion, the contestants presented a wide array of talents, from singing ballad and acoustic songs, to dancing sexy and ballroom, and even to dramatic acting. The crowd displayed a standing ovation as angelica dela cruz danced in the tune of “itaktak Mo”. also, nathaniel Tan, with his “Korean-look”, have received the crowd’s appreciation. nevertheless, the talent that appealed most to the taste of the judges was the dance number of lawrence anthony aldea and the fire
TIP Manila’s bets—Niño Kristoffer S. Torralba (right) and Marieness DG. Jaen (left), winners of Mr. and Ms. Model Student Search ’07.
mARVEN C. mANES
TIPians help through Bloodletting
munity by being an avenue of service carried the theme “Sagip Buhay alay FEBRuaRy 7—The PE center was sa Founder” for this year. Joint efforts temporarily transformed into a hospi- from Engr. Severino Pader, Vice Presital ward. The annual TiP bloodletting, dent for administration and Student which aims to help the outside com- Services, information Technology
By Rose Ann Piad, model Tesoro
FoR THE laST four years, inspired by Starstruck, an “artista search competition” during primetime, Society of Electronics and communications Students (SEcES) in cooperation with EcE-DSg launched once again Quizstruck. The quiz bee held at the congregating area on February 6 was dubbed “Quizstruck Jr. 4: The next level”. The said competition intended for high school students boasts scholarship grants given by the administration as its prize for the winners. Various schools from Rizal, antipolo, Marikina, Pasig and Quezon city namely: camp general Emilio aguinaldo High, concepcion High, antipolo national Muntidilaw Extension High, Ramon Magsaysay cubao High, Rizal national Science High, Quirino High, Rizal High, Sta. Elena and Pasig christian academy High participated in the event. The participating schools experiFOUNDER’S NIGHT...|1
enced brain-draining questions from quizmasters Engr. Roberto Sanguyo Jr. and Engr. Jayrold Baliwagan. The quiz focused on Mathematics, Science, and Technology and information and communications Technology. Quirino, Ramon Magsaysay and Sta. Elena High Schools secured the top spot in the easy round but on the average and difficult rounds, Sta. Elena High managed to outplay other competing schools and took the lead. Sta. Elena High composed by Fra angelica c. Baloaloa, angelico B. llabares and Jaime R. Motus, Jr. was entitled as “ultimate Quizstruck Survivor” while Quirino High and Rizal national High grabbed the first and second runners-up respectively. Mrs. lorena Rabago, ciTE chair; Engr. oligario Suaiso, Math and Physics Department Head and Engr. oliver Daitol , EcE Department Head served as the judges for the competition. in memory of
BLOOD FOR LIFE
Donating blood brings a big smile to a student as he is being assisted by a volunteer from Red Cross on the Bloodletting Day on February 7 at the PE Center.
Services office (iTSo), TiPQc alumni association (TiPQcaa) and Supreme Student government (SSg) made the occasion possible. Thorough check-up of donors took a process that underwent for about 25 minutes, from weighing, blood typing, physical examination, and blood pressure checking. For the safety of the occasion, volunteers and medical technicians from the Philippine Red cross assisted and cater foods for the donors. Various students rendered performances like dance, song, and martial arts performances. in addition, the search for TiP idol was held in the same venue. There was a report of 20 students who fainted. They were immediately given first aids by the medical technicians. according to Dr. Michael angelou Marques, majority of the students who fainted were boys who have donated a maximum of 450 cc blood and having the blood type aB . However the bloodletting is successful accommodating 864 blood bags amounting to approximately 345,600 cc. celebrities were also present to give support such as Richard gomez, lucy Torres, Bernadette Sembrano, gelli de Belen and Ms. Rosa Rosal. a raffle draw was also held as a symbol of appreciation to the blood donors.
2nd spot and Engr. yvonne ligaya Musico placed 3rd with her work entitled, “The Potential of calcium carbonate from Philippine green Mussel Shells as Extenders in the Manufacture of latex Paints”. The search for the most outstanding teacher for TiP Qc was given to Engr. allan M. lizardo (chE) for his exemplary performance this school year. appreciation of loyalty awards was also handed to employees that served the institution from ten years and up. Ten-year loyalty awardees were lirio F. Banal (HSSD), alvin T. dela cruz (EE), lourdes R. dela gana (Registrar), Quiovy M. de leon (HSSD), Marietta R. Eclavea (cashier’s office), anabelle c. godes (Exec. office), Rowena a. ibay (Student accounting office), allan M. lizardo (chE), Prescilla B. luzong (HSSD), ariel H. Magat (EE), oliver M. Merin (MarE), Ferdinand D. Milan (EE), Ma. antonia Jennifer E. nardo (arch) and Helen grace D. Pastera (library). Fifteen years in service were leny Rose l. leona (Executive office), gerarda Marilou P. lorenzo (Registrar), and Fe a. Rimando (VPaa office). Emerita E. ayapana (MDS), Marlou l. cortes (Maintenance), Edna n. Enriquez (Executive office) and Segundondy M. Hipulla (lS) were recognized for their 20 years of service. as part of the institution’s 45th year,
Engr. Marlon Sicat
Vice President for Quality Planning
condolences to his family. the party included raffling of 45 cash prizes of Php 1,000 and other major prizes.
Mad Hatter’s Dance Contest
To add more fun to the affair, employees form both Qc and Manila campuses participated in the Modern Dance contest. Teaching and non-teaching employees grooved to the beat of DJ Bomba’s “crazy Pipe” while wearing hats as part of their costumes. non-teaching group from TiP Manila was proclaimed winner and received Php 4,000 while Php 1,000 were given to the other groups as consolation prizes.
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ITONg NAkARAANg Disyembre 2006, tumawag muli ng pansin ang Pilipinas sa ibang bansa. kinilala ang ating pamahalaan bilang isa sa tatlong Housing Rights Violators ng Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), isang grupong nakikipag-ugnayan sa United Nations (UN) upang itaguyod ang mga karapatang pabahay at may punong-tanggapan rin sa geneva, Switzerland. Kinondena ng coHRE, kasama ng urban Poor associates (uPa) na isang lokal na organisasyon, ang sapilitang demolisyon ng mga tahanan ng libu-libong pamilyang Pilipino nitong taong nakalipas. Mula nang pasinayaan ang rehabilitasyon ng Philippine national Railways (PnR) sa pamamagitan ng proyektong tinatawag na nortrail-Southrail linkage Project (nSlP) noong 2005, umigting ang pagpapaalis sa mga naninirahan sa riles ng mga probinsya ng Bulacan at laguna. alinsunod sa islogan na Strong Republic ng Pangulong arroyo, ang nasabing proyekto ay inaasahang makapagpapaginhawa sa sumisikip na Metro Manila sa pamamagitan ng transportasyong pangmasa. Sa kasalukuyan, lagpas 29,000 pamilya na ang nailipat sa iba’t-ibang relocation sites sa labas ng Metro Manila batay sa pananaliksik ng uPa.
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Project: De[ s]ce nt Paghukay sa Hou Lagay ng Pabahay sin
sa Informal Settlers
By Y sh Caba ña
Karapatan sa pabahay
ayon sa coHRE, ang gawad ay ibinibigay taun-taon sa mga pamahalaan at iba pang pampublikong institusyong patuloy sa paglabag sa karapatang pabahay—sa tahasang ‘di-pagsunod sa mga pandaigdigang batas hinggil sa karapatang-pantao. ilang mga tratado, at pamantayan, kasama na ang 1966 international convention on Economic, Social and cultural Rights (icEScR) at ang 1948 universal Declaration on Human Rights, ang nagpapahalaga sa karapatan sa sapat na pabahay bilang isang pangunahing karapatangpantao. Subalit maraming pamahalaan ang lumalabag dito—kabilang na ang ating gobyerno, bagaman nasasaklaw ng 1987 Saligang-Batas ng Pilipinas at urban Development and Housing act (uDHa) ng 1992 ang karapatang pabahay. nakatala sa artikulo xiii Seksyon 10 ng Konsti-
tusyon: “Hindi dapat ilipat ng tirahan ang nagsisipanirahan na mga dukhang urban o rural nang walang sapat na pakikipagsanggunian sa kanila at sa mga pamayanang paglilipatan sa kanila.” ani Jean du Plessis, coHRE Executive Director, patuloy ang ating gobyerno sa pagpapaalis sa libu-libong mamamayan sa iba’t ibang lungsod sa ngalan ng ‘pagpapaganda’ at ‘pag-unlad.’ Pinakaapektado ng paglabag ang mga maralitang tagalungsod na walang sariling lupa. Sabi pa ni Teodoro añana, Deputy coordinator ng uPa , “gumagamit ang gobyerno ng Pilipinas ng mga istratehiyang pananakot gaya ng pamimilit sa pagpirma sa mga waiver at ‘boluntaryong’ paglipat sa mga pook na hindi angkop panirhan.” Hinggil naman sa sapat na paglilipatan, itinakda sa artikulo 11 ng icEScR sa mga partido estado (o, mga estadong nakipagkasunduan sa icEScR, kabilang ang Pilipinas) na ang relocation site ng mga apektadong residente ay dapat mayroong mga pangunahing serbisyo at pasilidad: maiinom na tubig, kuryente, sistemang alkantarilya (sewerage), sistema sa pagtapon ng basura at mga pasilidad pangtransportasyon. itinadhana din sa Seksyon 29 ng Batas Republika Blg 7279 o uDHa ang “pagkakaroon ng trabaho at mga oportunidad na pangkabuhayan na sasapat upang matugunan ang mga pangunahing pangangailangan ng mga apektadong pamilya.” gayunman, ang lagay ng pamumuhay sa ilang lugar ng relokasyon ay maliwanag na nagpapakita ng kakulangan ng pamahalaan sa pagpapatupad ng mga obligasyon nito sa mga taong nailipat ng tirahan dahil sa nSlP.
mga naunang proyekto
mula nang pasinayaan ang rehabilitasyon ng Philippine National Railways (PNR) sa pamamagitan ng NorthrailSouthrail Linkage Project noong 2005, umigting ang pagpapaalis sa mga naninirahan sa riles ng mga probinsya ng Bulacan at Laguna.
Sa kabuuan, ang nSlP ang pinakamalawak na proyektong lipat-panirahanan ng gobyerno mula dekada ’70. Panahon ng Batas Militar, ipinatupad ni dating pangulong Ferdinand Marcos ang Tondo urban Renewal Project batay sa istratehiya ng World Bank na mapagbuti ang mga dahop na lugar imbes na magpatayo ng bagong pabahay. ipinagkaloob ng ahensiya ang $32milyon sa mga developer at kompanya na nang maglaon ay hindi naisalin sa konstruksyon. Dahil sa mga protesta, pinanatili ang pananahan ng 27,520 pamilya at bahagdan lamang ng bilang na ito ang nailipat sa Dagat-dagatan, navotas. nang ganapin ang 1976 iMF-World Bank conference sa Maynila, huli na ang lahat para ipakita sa mga delegado ang ‘awtentikong pagpapaunlad ng kalungsuran,’ batay kay gerard lico, isang teyorisista-arkitekto. iniutos na lamang ni dating unang ginang
imelda Marcos ang madaliang paglipat sa 60,000 pamilya sa mga barung-barong may 40-45 kilometro ang layo sa Tondo. Bilang minister ng Human Settlements noong 1979, naipatayo din ng dating unang ginang ang BliSS o Bagong lipunan improvement of Sites and Service. Pinasinayaan ang BliSS upang makapabigay ng mura at komprehensibong serbisyo pabahay sa basehang “lease-to-own.” gayunman, pagkatapos ng konstruksyon, lumobo ang nagastos sa tig-aapat na palapag na tenement kaya’t nabigyang-lugar lang ang mga basalyo ng rehimen at ibang grupong may pribilehiyo. Mas dumami pang demolisyon ang pinairal sa sumunod na pagpapatayo sa kulang 2,500 yunit. Pagkatapos ng People Power at pagkaupo ni corazon aquino, nailathala ang Executive order no. 90 na pinapalitan ang Human Settlements ng Housing and urban Development coordinating council (HuDcc) bilang pinakamataas na ahensiya sa panirahan. Sa kautusan ng bagong ahensiya, giniba ang mga bahay sa ilang bahagi ng lungsod Quezon, gaya ng cubao, Tatalon at Pinyahan. nailipat ang may 15,000 residente sa lupang Pangako, Payatas noong 1989. Bago matapos ang kanyang termino, naisabatas naman ang uDHa o Batas 7279 na nag-aatas sa HuDcc na magbigay ng suportang teknikal at mga kaugnay na serbisyo sa mga pamahalaang lokal. Sa ilalim ng panguluhang Fidel Ramos, ipinasa ng Kongreso ang urban land Reform code upang palawakin ang kakayahan ng mga dukha sa lupa’t pabahay. napagtibay rin ang Batas Republika 8368 na nagsasawalam-bisa sa Presidential Decree 772 (Penalizing Squatting and other Similar acts) ng diktaduryang Marcos. ngunit pumapailanlang ang halaga ng lupa at mas lumubha ang sitwasyon ng squatting. nang manungkulan si Joseph Estrada, ipinangako niya ang pagpapatayo ng kabuuang 1.4 milyong pabahay sa pagtatapos ng kanyang termino. ipinagmalaki ng dating pangulo ang Kasiglahan Village i, isang komunidad ng humigit 300,000 taong naapektuhan ng relokasyon mula sa Pasig, Payatas at Pinyahan, lungsod Quezon. ang Kasiglahan, na umusbong bilang Erap city, ay matatagpuan sa San Jose, Rodriguez (Montalban), Rizal, malapit sa watershed ng la Mesa, angat at Marikina. Higit pa rito ang panganib na nakaantabay ng pagyanig ng lupa dahil ang Marikina Fault line ay nasa mismong kinatatayuan nito. gayundin ang buwanang amortization na hindi abot-kaya ng karamihan ng mga residenteng walang hanapbuhay.
Sa lahat ng mga nabanggit na proyektong pabahay, wala ni isa rito ang nagtagumpay. Paulit-ulit ang pag-intindi ng gobyerno sa suliranin ng pabahay bilang simpleng kawalan ng pisikal na tirahan. ang mga pabahay para sa mga ay naisasantabi kapalit ng mas pinagkakakitaang pabahay sa mga may-kayang pamilya. Sa kabilang banda, dahil sa stigma, ang ‘squatters’ ay nag-organisa ng mga grupo ng maralitang tagalungsod sa loob ng nakalipas na dekada. layon nitong pilitin ang gobyerno, pribadong sektor at mga sibilyan na gamitin ang ‘di lubhang mapanlait na katagang ‘informal settlers’ kapalit ng unang bansag. nagsimula ang pagbuhay-muli sa riles ng PnR noong 2004. ang northrailSouthrail linkage Project ay binubuo ng dalawang sitema: ang northrail na tatakbo mula caloocan hanggang clark, at ang Southrail na aandar naman sa caloocan tungong calamba, laguna. Pangunahing layunin ng NSLP ang “makapagbigay ng mabilis at mapagkakatiwalaang transportasyong pangmasa.” ito rin marahil ang proyektong imprastruktura tungo sa pagiging ganap na super-region ng ‘Metro luzon,’ saklaw ang Metro Manila, gitna at Timog luzon, na inihain ng pangulong arroyo sa kanyang huling State of the nation address. Kahalili nito ang lokal na pagpapatupad ng relokasyon ng mga informal settlers na madaraanan ng riles. Tinatayang 400,000 taong naninirahan sa 80 kilometro-habang riles ang lumalabas na pananagutan (ng unang bahagi pa lamang) ng nSlP—ang pinakamalaki at pinakamagastos na relokasyong plano ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas. at kay Bise-Presidente noli de castro, bilang tagapangulo ng HuDcc, nakaatang ang responsibilidad ng paglipat ng panahanan kaugnay ng mapaghangad na programang rehabilitasyon. Sa ilalim ng programa, sinusustentuhan ng gobyerno ng pautang na nagkakahalaga ng Php25,000 hanggang Php200,000 ang bawat pamilya. ngunit hindi ito kasiya para makapagpatayo ng isang bahay dahil sa buwanang amortization umaabot ng Php125,000 na may 6-9 porsyentong interes na bayarin sa loob ng 25-30 taon. Sa pagsisiyasat ng coHRE, maraming bahay sa relokasyon sa Southville, cabuyao, laguna ang ‘di nalagyan ng
NSLP Relocation Program
PRESSING THE PROPOSAL
owners even at the expense of students. This only proves that cHED is toothless and merely functions as a rubber stamp for school owners’ business interests,” said Kabataan Partylist Pres. Raymond Palatino after the suspension of cMo14 and its amendments. on February 20, cHED chairman carlito Puno had issued a memorandum informing all higher education institutions that cMo14 and all its amendments thereto have been suspended. in lieu of this, cMo13 series of 1998 will be used for all tuition and other fee increases proposals for the school year 2007-2008. However, Kabataan Partylist and nuSP condemned what it called a “grand conspiracy” of officials of cHED, cocoPEa (coordinating council of Private Educational associations), and Pres. gMa to suspend the implementation of cMo14 and subsequent amendments. Palatino stated that Puno’s unilateral move is a “‘policy regression,’ which effectively revokes hard-won amendments to cHED’s policy on tuition hikes that seek to regulate the unabated school fee hikes since the implementation of the original cHED memorandum 13 in 1998.” Furthermore, he said that the suspension of cMo14 came after cocoPEa’s meeting with Pres. arroyo a week before February 20. He added that Kabataan Partylist and nuSP were able to get a copy of cocoPEa’s advisory to its members, dated February 20, which states: “Please be advised that after a meeting cocoPEa had with President Macapagal-arroyo last week, the President took the initiative to order the creation of a review team…The review will also cover cHED memorandum orders no. 7, series of 2007; no. 42, series of 2006; and no. 14, series of 2005. Hence, the suspension of these cMos.” as per alvin Peters, fierce petitioning by private school groups like cocoPEa and cEaP (catholic Educational association of the Philippines) resulted in cHED’s capitulation, thereby suspending the amended cMo14. Peters further assumed that Malacañang may have had a hand in cHED’s action, saying “it is a grave possibility, and one we are looking closely at, that powerful private school owners might have petitioned the Pres. herself to intervene in the matter of the tuition cap.” Kabataan and nuSP had already received reports from the student councils and organizations in the university of the East, Trinity university of asia and Philippine School of Business administration, that their school administrators, after the release of Puno’s memorandum, are now proposing a bigger percentage rate for tuition and miscellaneous fee hikes that is beyond the prevailing niR. Palatino demanded, “The government should implement a moratorium on tuition and other fee hikes to avoid a repeat of the collection of illegal tuition and miscellaneous fee increases last year...implementing an obsolete cMo14 will only make matters worse.”
Mobile Technology symposium for ECEs
a SEMinaR on Mobile Technologies was held on January 15 at Seminar Room B, to give an overview, familiarity of terms, and the future of today’s mobile technologies to the Electronics and communications Engineering students. Engr. alex de Jesus, Sony-Ericsson certified global Mentor assigned in Stockholm, Sweden, discussed global System for Mobile (gSM) communications technology, general Packet Radio Service (gPRS) architecture, and the difference between gPRS and Enhanced Data rates for gSM Evolution (EDgE) in terms of speed and radio quality. He emphasized more on the process behind the cellular communications and its characteristics and gave an overview of the mobile technologies in the coming years. Engr. Jason ampoloquio, on the other hand, gave instructions and background about the licensure examinations to graduating EcE students. The Society of Electronics and communications Engineering Students (SEcES) was the organizer of the said event. Peter John Eclevia
CBE sets Entrepeneurship Forum
JanuaRy 18—the college of Business Education (cBE), in cooperation with Jr. Management Executive officers (JMEo), Jr. institute of Finance Managers (JiFM), Jr. institute of Marketing Executives (JiME) and Philippine Jr. institute of logistics Executives (PJilE), conducted an Entrepreneurship Forum at the congregating area. Mr. allan luna, agent coordinator of SMaRT Telecom, led the first lecture on the said forum. He introduced the launching of the new Electronic-load (E-load) with 100 text messages to all networks for only Php35.00 a day. He also gave ideas, concepts and factors to consider in starting up a business. on the other hand, Mr. Johnwin D. Dionisio, chairman of citigate Marketing corporation in Malolos, Bulacan tackled the advantages and disadvantages of starting up a business and the characteristics of controversial networking companies. Mr. Paul Maria Pesito, Department Student Government– cBE adviser gave the closing remarks. He promised to continue organizing seminars for the students to guide them in choosing and starting the right business as part of their preparation as future businessmen.
Darwin D. Singh Ms. Grace Olaguer (Best Female Presentor) together with Glenn Bacoy explains their proposal “Aquaculture Technology Resource Complex” to Arch. Augusto Galang, presiding judge, in the Architectural Design 10 exhibit on March 9. She was recognized before the exhibit ended alongside three other theses. “Bay City Multi-Modal Terminal” by Robert Calara Jr. (Best Male Presentor) and Jabez Ed Ruiz was awarded Best Visual. “Angono Cultural Promenade” by Erickson Torres and Cecille Causo was given the most-coveted Best Thesis and Best Model plums.
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SSS-Educ day held
By Joemerlyn Cabug-os
BEaRing THE THEME ”Exposing young lives to their Social Responsibilities,” the Social Science Society and college of Education, in cooperation with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, celebrated the Social Sciences-Education Department Day on March 7 at the PE Hall. a quiz competition about Philippine History started the whole day affair entitled Histo-Bee ’07. out of 50 participants, Kclyn Benedicto remained to stand in the finals by answering five out of ten questions. all Social Sciences and Education students were encouraged to take part in the logo Design competition with the concept “Education: a life long Process.” Entries were submitted a week before the day of the celebration wherein only three outstanding pieces among the many entries were chosen by the judges. Tefanny Rodriguez (clM12Fa1) captured the first place presenting education as the heart of the youth, Miguel Benipayo (ES12Fa5) grabbed the second place who believed that education comes with technology innovation and Paul Michael RolSWEET mEmORY
lan (aR22Fa1) won the third place using the scroll to represent youth while achieving their dreams, pen and pencils as the weapons and swords in everyday life and the sunset as the youths future. an essay writing competition was also launched to persuade students to give their perception about the youth’s social awareness. With the substance and originality, Martin Valenzuela (clM22Fc1) captured the grand place, Kclyn Benedicto (ES22Fa2) won the second place, and Tefanny Rodriguez (clM12Fa1) won the third spot. The Debate Tournament served as the highlight of the anticipated affair. as part of the tournament, a pre-debate competition happened on March 21 at the Seminar Room a with the preposition, “Resolve that educational attainment be the basic qualification for political candidates in running public office”. it was participated by six groups from different departments and only nine selected students from the various groups were qualified to enter the finals with the preposition, “Resolved that the minimum voting age be reduced from 18-16”. garnering overall points of 81.556 the affirmative side
QC quizzers reclaim Arkwiz gold
“PRiTZKER PRiZE!” That, according to Ronniel Ferbin andaya and adrian nichole Borja, led to their early predictable win in the prestigious arkwiz held on February 28 at the Engineering Theater, Melchor Hall, university of the Philippines–Diliman (uP –Diliman). andaya and Borja (Team a) of Technological institute of the Philippines–Quezon City (TiP-Qc) quizzers took a heady victory among 18 teams from rival schools: Technological Institute of the Philippines–Manila (TiP –Mla.), Central Colleges of the Philippines (ccP), Pamantasan ng lungsod ng Maynila, Eulogio “amang” Rodriguez institute of Science and Technology, Technological university of the Philippines, Rizal Technological u, Far Eastern u, Bulacan State u, and adamson u. Team a secured a steady lead after naming the most number of winners of Pritzker Prize—equivalent to a nobel Prize for architecture—in the bonus round. With their victory, TiP-Qc reclaimed the golden carillon trophy after their only defeat in the last seven of arkwiz’s 25 years. andaya and Borja also won P7,000 cash. Second and third were TiP –Mla. a and ccP B, respectively. The rest of the TiP-Qc Teams were composed of Ma. Rodaleen Enriquez, Mariam Soleil ochoa, Mary grace Pagaling, yshmael cabaña, genevieve cardenas, Sarah certeza and armie cleofe. They were coached by architects Marietta Estonanto and norberto Zarate. Dean Prosperidad luis, uP –Diliman college of architecture, welcomed the participants from the ten contending schools. The annual inter-school quiz is conducted by the uP architecture Forum. Ysh Cabaña
BEAUTY OF COLORS
Naked eye of a student was truly amazed with an art work as he visits Perception, an exhibit organized by ACA in cooperation with Arch/DT Department.
aca launches Perception
THE aRTS and cultural affairs (aca), in cooperation with the arch/DT Department, launched its first art exhibit entitled “Perception” from February 5-9 that showcased the artistic ability of the students, faculty, alumni, and employees. The artworks were displayed at Seminar Room a. among the featured artworks were oil in canvass, portraits, watercolor on paper, B/W and colored print, photography, series of illustrations, colored pencil on paper, pastel, oil on board and mixed media. The exhibit focused on social realism, a realistic portrayal of life in art to make a social or political point, and surrealism, a representation of the subconscious mind by contrasting elements that seem to contradict each other. The ‘installation”, a series of modified armchairs, was the center of attraction. it visualized freshmen students as a tabula rasa or the mind at birth having no innate conceptions. Joemerlyn Cabug-os
Batch 2006 Flashing back the memories of being a TIPian in CoE Alumni Homecoming.
gCO offers pre-employment seminar
Speech laboratory Specialist Ms. aurora Fontanilla lectured on preparTHE gUIDANCE and Counseling ing resume and application letter. She Office (gCO) conducted a pre-em- discussed proper and consistent format ployment seminar for graduating of text and spaces including the font, and interested students. The topics style, margins and sections in making covered were preparing resume and effective resume customized and geared application letter, the winning per- towards a specific goal. sonality and overcoming pitfalls of Dr. Rebecca M. andrade, Research job interview. and Development office director, talked about the winning personality. She emphasized the different aspects of personality: physical, mental, social, moral and emotional. She also advised
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exhibition of Merie ann Mendoza.
The 12 Survivors
Tension filled the venue when the top 12 contenders were announced. The contestants who had the chance to advance to the finals were: lhora anne Macam, nino Kristoffer Torralba, Marvin latina, Michelle Toling, Marlon umali, Marieness Jaen, alexis Beltran, nathaniel Tan, Jennifer leonardo, Merie ann Mendoza, Saturnino Rivera and Kyrene gaslang. The panel of judges will then interview the said contestants for the finals.
QC seize Awards
after the question and answer portion, the judges revealed the winners. For special awards, Jenalyn gay umali and nathaniel Tan garnered the title Mr. and Ms. iWhite. nathaniel Tan, paired with lhora ann Macam grabbed the Most
BEcauSE oF gooD passing percentage in the concluded PRc examinations after its closure two years ago, the college of Business Education undertakes many preparations for the planned revitalization of BS accountancy (BSa) in TiPQc campus. cBE Dean Evelita celis, said that the re-establishment of BSa is only a plan until now, and she is not assuring By Joemerlyn Cabug-os tions on dealing marine-related business. The importance of proper orienta- for its materialization. She also said that FoR THE BEnEFiT of MarE students, tions and trainings was tackled by Mr. they (cBE) will be needing at least one the apostleship of the Sea (aoS) Worldwide isabelo Samonte of international labor more semester for their plan of restoranetwork Service, an organization promot- organization (ilo). He presented the tion BS accountancy to be approved by ing spiritual, social, and material welfare of perspectives of Standard Training cer- the commission on Higher Education. However, for those TiPians who seafarers, organized a forum on January 8 at tificate on Watchkeeping’95 (STcW’95) Seminar Room a. implementation that focuses on certifica- wish to take the said course, that they Mr. Michael D. Rioja, aoS staff, tions and trainings. He said that, “to be a must be able to comply with the requiretackled values formation for self and so- competitive mariner, utmost training and ments needed in the course BS commerce major in Financial and Managecial transformation. He discussed the im- orientation is needed.” portance of strengthening the values and For the concluding part of the pro- ment accounting. if they fail, they will moral norms of every Filipino seafarer. He gram, an open forum between the partici- loose the chance to take BS accountalso discussed the significance of practicing pants and organizer and a video was pre- ancy. “unlike the past years, cHED is English. sented concerning drug abuse, alcoholism, aoS Director Fr. Savino Bernardi gave the fatal effect of having illicit affairs and now stricter in approving a curriculum, an overview on the nature of their future the transmission of the acquired immune so right now, we do really give our best job and the opportunities attached to it. Deficiency Syndrome (aiDS). “The rest is so that the next school year, which is on Fr. Bernardi enumerated the employment up to you of what you wanted to do, to be 2008, we may be able to open and offer guidelines to be followed by every MarE a worthy Filipino seafarer”, Fr. Bernardi BS accountancy for the students”, Dean celis disclosed. students. He also gave advices and direc- ended.
Photogenic award. For Junior Designer category, Marieness Jaen and guian Paolo atienza, on the other hand, took home the title. The glory of TiPQc further shone as lawrence anthony aldea and Merie ann Mendoza grasped the Best in Talent. nathaniel Tan and lhora anne Macam emerged as Mr. and Ms. Model Student first runners-up. Marieness Jaen won the title as Ms. Model Student 2007 for her answer, “i will help [the] TiP [to] attain their mission and vision.”, to the question “if you were a model student, how would you market the school?”. niño Kristoffer Torralba also gave a wonderful answer to the question given to him that made him won the Mr. Model Student 2007. Voice got the chance to interview Mr. and Ms. Model Student 2007 and said that they are very happy about the result of the pageant and they will both try their best to set a good example to everybody.
BSA: to be revived
By Princess Kwin Tolentino
Jr. PIA spearheads Arki Seminar
BEHIND THE BUILDINGS
the students on how to handle frustrations and conflicts, knowing one’s objectives and goals in life, solving problems and making good decisions. Vice President for administration and Student Services Engr. Severino P. Pader tackled on overcoming pitfalls of job interview. He explained the importance of proper grooming, attire, way of talking and preparation in an interview. The said program was held on January 25 simultaneously at Seminar Room a and B for Engineering, iT and cBE students respectively.
By Rose Ann Piad
AOS offers orientation to MarE
Architect Roger Villarosa, fpia, delineates a lecture on high-rise buildings projected on the canvass during the first day of PIAim High on February 12 at the Seminar Room B.
To giVE aDDiTional knowledge to architecture students in their field, the Philippine institute of architects Junior affiliate (Jr. Pia) organized a three-day seminar entitled Piaim High from February 12, 14 and 16 at Seminar Room B. Prominent architects each day served as resource speakers for the said seminar. The first day was a discussion regarding techniques in planning to construct a multi-story building. The resource person was the designer of the Shangri-la Hotel and gMa network center, arch. Roger Villarosa. a movie personality and author of oro Plata Mata, a book that depicts the Filipino building folk beliefs, arch. Ernie Zarate, talked about the true spirit of Filipino architecture on February 14. arch. Jun nasol, a member of architecture regulation community, tackled on the architectural laws the architects should know and follow, specifically “accessibility law for Public Building” in the last day of the seminar.
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On increasing number of migrants...
HE PHiliPPinES has witnessed the migration of thousands of overseas Filipino Workers (oFWs) since the dictatorship of the late president, Ferdinand Marcos. This seemingly incessant migration has been an alarming issue to our society and the conflict- Pushing LEP ing views whether migration is towards omibeneficial or detrimental stirred nous agenda The lEP, projectcontroversies in the socio-eco- ed as a stopgap measure nomic status of the Philippines. for unemployment and
Because of oFWs subsidies that discernibly spare the hopeless situation of the economy, they were considered as the backbone of Philippine economy. With this, the government saw a shrewd way of earning taxes by trading Filipino laborers for foreign exchange remittances. The mass departure of workers from the country resulted from the increasing unemployment rate and the absence of government’s response to cater their needs. like so, Filipino migrants are into serious problems such as forced labor and survivorship.
more of a burden rather than a help to the oFWs. Pre-departure fees such as PoEa processing fee, oWWa welfare fund contribution, PoEa overseas certificate, artist Record Book, Seaman’s Book and Passport processing were collected from oFWs. also, during employment, the government collects fees for passport renewal and visa per extension. oWWa also gathers uS$25-membership fee in exchange for its services. Thus, oWWa have acquired assets amounting to Php8 billion in 2004 ($155.28 million, based on an exchange rate of Php51.52 per uS dollar) courtesy of various fees collected from oFW’s.
Exportation of Juan dela Cruz
Migration rate boomed in the early 70’s when oil companies in Middle East had to import workers to meet their demands due to lack of manpower. Enticed with high salaries, many Filipino workers grabbed this opportunity. This occurrence led to scarcity of skilled workers and manual laborers. confronted with a huge amount of deficit and financial liabilities, late President Marcos saw overseas workers’ remittances as a sure source of the much-needed dollars to prop up the fast deteriorating economy. He systematized and institutionalized the export of labor by creating a government agency to deal with overseas work—the Philippine overseas Employment agency (PoEa) that later became the biggest recruitment agency which processes documents and in the same time seeks for job opportunities for overseas workers. Through PoEa, the government has the assurance of sending highly skilled and globally competitive workers. Every migrant worker has to secure clearances, visa and passport, medical reports and other requirements and undergo pre-departure orientation seminars and trainings. Since then, processing of documents for overseas employment takes longer period and entails excessive fees. after PoEa, comes the birth of the labor Exportation Program (lEP) that directly trades laborers for foreign exchange earnings and taxes. it further exploits oFWs by regarding him as a commodity for export in order to acquire the much-needed dollars.
underemployment, became a permanent government program with its formidable guidelines to oFWs. To corner dollar earnings of migrant workers, late President Marcos came up with the infamous Executive order 857 or what the migrant workers call “Forced Remittance”. Migrant workers have to remit about 50% and 70% (for land based and sea based workers respectively) of their earnings every month through authorized channels. Failure to do so would subject a migrant worker to penalties such as non-renewal of contract or passport and listing them as ineligible overseas contract workers. However, the strong protest of migrant workers worldwide forced the dictator to withdraw punitive provisions in the said order. Migrant workers, being the savior of the economy, were lauded as modern heroes by the government. During the tenure of President aquino, they were called as the “new economic heroes” and included their remittances as the primary source of foreign exchange necessary for the recovery program of the government. During that time, there was an increase in Filipino migration to asian countries, particularly female, to work as domestic helpers (DH). Former President Ramos, in his term, considered Filipino entertainers abroad as “internationally shared human resources” and was highly recognized by the country. under the presidency of Joseph Ejercito Estrada, two agencies were created to ensure quality export of human resources. These were the Technical Education and Skills Development authority (TESDa) and the Job Fair Program under the joint management of the Department of Foreign affairs, the Department of labor and Employment (DolE) and the Department of trade (DoT). TESDa supervises training for oFWs while Job Fair Program invites placement agencies for the benefit of jobless Filipinos. However, regardless of the previous government actions to ease the burdens of oFWs, the government failed to recog-
nize and resolute the rampant violation of human rights among migrant workers. The deployment of workers in war-torn countries such as iraq and lebanon has put the oFWs into great danger. Furthermore, the oFWs in countries that are not in war, though they do not have to dodge bullets or run away from bombs, have to dodge the blows, escape abuse, beatings and rape by their employers. in addition to the injuries are the stories of neglect, insensitivity and abandonment they experience from the government that hails them as “modern day heroes” and milks them of every dollar they earn. From a human and social rights’ perspective, it is difficult to say whether the Philippine government’s policies have accomplished its goal of protecting the workers’ rights. Recently, PgMa’s labor export policy is anchored with her all-out support for the uS “War on Terror” campaign. in line with this, PgMa propped the “coalition of the Willing” and sent humanitarian contingents and 4,200 oFWs to iraq for postwar reconstruction. ironically, Filipino workers, which are supposedly working in their respective fields, are performing essential logistics and auxiliary services for the coalition forces that are normally done by combatants. PgMa’s all-out support in this campaign has already caused the death of oFWs. among those killed in uS military camps were Rodrigo Reyes, Raul carlos Flores and Raymond natividad. another oFW, Jing Soliman, was wounded. Furthermore, the lives of 1.5 million oFWs in the entire Middle East are in danger. Evidently, the deployment of oFWs in iraq violates the Philippine government’s laborexport policy, which states that oFWs may only be deployed in peaceful and secure countries. The formation of the overseas Workers Welfare administration (oWWa), whose duty is to attend to the plight of overseas workers, seemed to become
“The truth is out. Let justice be served.”
Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves
The government keeps on pushing the Filipinos to work abroad while showing indifference to the agonies of oFWs. They are deprived of wide range of employment rights since domestic work does not fall within the scope of protection laws. in some cases, employers withhold their salaries while others do not get even the minimum wage expected as well as the corresponding wage benefits. not to mention the fact that many oFWs were abused, assaulted, or sexually harassed. Poverty and unemployment have driven millions of Filipinos to work abroad depicting the government’s inadequacy to respond or even to promote the rights and welfare of the Filipinos in terms of labor practice. Many migrantadvocacy groups, both local and international, have demanded for a complete and immediate reform in the administration of migrant’s situation. Migrante international, a global alliance of oFWs, which aims to strengthen unity among oFWs and their families, made an allegiance to condemn social issues harming the condition of migrant workers. according to Migrante, PgMa’s administration robbed the money of oFWs entrusted to oWWa . on March 2003, PgMa approved the release of $293,500 from oWWa , which was allegedly intended for the preparatory activities of Kuwait and six other posts on the uS -iraq crisis as well as another five million ($88,786.29 based on an exchange rate of P56.315 per uS dollar). While PgMa claims that the economic problems may have not began in her assumption to office, she cannot deny that the economy is not on a temporary decline. But in an ever-worsening state; in which the OFWs–the so-called modern heroes– are made bribes for economic survival.
REFERENCE: www,owwa.gov.ph www.bsp.gov.ph www.bulatlat.com www.poea.gov.ph
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gco, Alumni conduct job Fair
THE congREgaTing aREa was made available to students and TiPQc alumni as the guidance and counseling office, in cooperation with the TiPQc alumni association, launched the annual Job Fair the from February 15-16. The two-day event offered job opportunities helped the participating companies fill in their vacant positions. The participating companies were in line with manufacturing, distributing, industrial and commercial, engineering and service industries: add Research and Paints chemicals inc. Hizon lab, lamioyan, uni President, and
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Rapid Forming (manufacturing); asian Tech (iT Performance); Summit (Multi-service cooperative); Bright Point, Rg Meditron, Phil-data, Perfect circle, MSi - EcS Phils. inc. (Distributor); alorica, E-Telecare, one global, Phoenix one (call center); Philippine geoanalytics (Engineering); intertek and McDonalds (Service); Body Shop (Retail); and avesco (industrial and commercial). The participating companies expressed their gratitude to TiP community for its warm welcome and involvement. Remlee dela
Cruz, Rose Ann Piad
Quirino High hailed first Invi Dance Champ
By Peter John Eclevia, model Tesoro
THE TalEnTS guilD (Tg) in cooperation with arts and cultural affairs (aca) and office of Student affairs (oSa) launched an invitational dance competition for high school students. The competition wherein the primary purpose is to promote TiP to its neighboring schools, convened Batasan Hills High, camp general Emilio aguinaldo High, Quirino High, carlos P. garcia High, Flora ylagan High, Don Quintin Paredes High, Tanong High and concepcion integrated School as its participants. after the eliminations held on February, Quirino High, camp general Emilio
aguinaldo High, Batasan Hills High, Tanong High and concepcion integrated School were chosen to compete for the finals on February 6 at the PE center. During the title fight, every team tried to capture the attention of Ms. Jocelyn Del Rosario and Mr. Pabiano Marcelo, Jr. of PE Department together with Ms. lovely Bolante, a former Tg and Human Touch Dancer of gMa7, served as the judges. With their superb costume and break dance moves, Quirino High won the first place followed by concepcion integrated School and camp general Emilio aguinaldo High on second and third place respectively. on the other hand, Batasan Hills High and Tanong High were given consolation prize for the exertion of talents they demonstrated in the competition.
TIP Scholars focus on a lecture from Guidance and Counseling Office’s Ms. Cheryl Espiritu during the Group Process Activity on January 18. The said event is an annual activity of GCO in providing and promoting group interaction among TIPians.
“DancE EVoluTion Through the Decades” was the theme for this year’s field demonstration organized by the PE Department on February 8 at the congregating area. The annual activity aims to showcase student’s dancing talents in array of costumes and polished choreographs. as for this year’s field demo, stu-
Field Demo, Silent Drill entertain studes
2nd class Jericho glenn Evangelista, they gave tribute to the institution by rendering fancy drills. They also amused the audents grooved to the medley of the 70’s also performed. ano Jr., PE faculty member together with dience as they sway in the tune of “Ferhits of Elvis Presley. it was then followed Engr. Severino Pader, Vice President four members from Talents guild ren- gielicious” and “Boom Tarat Tarat”. Dr. Jesusa Dacumos, academic by a disco performance wherein students for administration and Student Services; dered a dance intermission number in the Dean, expressed her gratitude to the pardanced to 80’s new Wave Remixes. Dean Evelita celis, cBE; Ms. Sonia Pen- tune of Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean. nineties’ hits such as “Macarena”, “i ano, Discipline coordinator; Mr. arturo Subsequently, the cadets of Marine ticipants in her closing remarks. She also Saw the Sun”, and “umm bop” as well as Sudlon, cWTS coordinator; Prof. Jocelyn Engineering Department participated in congratulated the faculty members of PE novelty beats like “Mambo no.5”, “love arcillas, Humanities and Social Science the field demonstration through a silent Department who shared their expertise come Down” and “Fergielicious” were Department Head and Mr. Marcelo Pabi- drill. Headed by Silent Drill commander for the fulfillment of the said activity.
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(longest in uP’s history). Kulê was known to have its activist stand on national issues. now that the uP admin decides on a 300% increase on tuition fees for the coming academic year 2007-08, they have somewhat chosen to silence their hard critics, one of which is Kulê. uP admin sticks to the provisions of Republic act 9184 or the government Procurement law, saying that every centavo of Kulê’s fund is subjected to government rules on budgeting, accounting and auditing. However, collegian’s editorial board argues that the publication is not a government unit because students fund it. on november 28, with the help of Renato R. Bello BSiE ’75 of the uP Epsilon chi Engineering Fraternity, Kulê had released an underground version of the Philippine collegian, the Rebel Kulê. amid the protests and mobilizations inside the uP campus, uP admin seemed to be rigid with their selfish deeds. “Pondo ng Kulê, ilabas, ibigay!” Those obscure attacks made by guilty politicians and school administrators threaten the young and determined members of the campus media. The culprit above all these suppressions: the flawed Republic act 7079 or the campus Journalism act of 1991.
UTANG NA ‘YAN! 4,017.2M total national government outstanding debt 45,300 average debt of a Filipino regardless of age
source: Census.GOV.Ph, FReeDOM FROM DeBt COALItIOn
ISKWATER! 2,132,989 urban
MAHAL NA BUHAY
Daily Cost of Living Allowance 557.20 for a Filipino family of six, in Pesos 0.72 purchasing power of the Peso; 2000=100
households within national Capital Region 726,908 informal settler households (34.08%)
source: nAtIOnAL hOusInG AuthORItY (April 2000)
THICKER THAN WATER 424 members of political dy-
REIGN OF TERROR
nasties elected in the national legislature (1907-2004) 160 families have been home in the two houses of the Congress in the last century
pampulitikang panunupil sa ilalim ng administrasyong Arroyo:
source: KARAPAtAn Mar 8, 2007 data
campus Journalist. Philippine journalism was hailed as one of the most free and lively in the entire asia. on the contrary, the picturesque view has been stained by suppressions of the press—both in mainstream and in campus. campus-based journalists were threatened, abused, abducted, tortured, and worst, even killed, despite of existing laws regarding freedom of the press and human rights. attacks on campus journalists were sometimes more violent than that of the repressions in the mainstream. yet, they do not earn the attention they need for justice.
FTER uniTED STaTES, here is Japan, a former colonizer of our country, making a comeback to further exploit the Philippine economy, environment and natural resources through the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership agreement
A direct threat to the Philippine economy and the Filipinos’ welfare
say that it will create a “friendly tie” between the Philippines and Japan, JPEPa is more of an economic pact. Many of its provisions relate to the exportation and importation of goods between the countries and the supposed preferential tariff rates and duties that each country grants to the other. Filipinos, like what JPEPa promises, will also have greater employment opportunities in Japan, as well as greater market access for our agricultural products to enter their country. in return, JPEPa requires free market access for Japanese automobiles and auto parts exports into the Philippines. it seeks to remove barriers to investments and the trade of goods and services, and provide that almost 95% of Philippine exports to Japan will be duty-free. The treaty binds both parties to eliminate the tariffs on almost all individual goods within ten years from the date of entry into force. in this light, duty-free and cheap Japanese goods will slaughter local products because Filipinos will patronize what is cheaper. Thus, it will lead to bankruptcy of local companies. as per Trade Secretary Peter Favila, JPEPa is “a good negotiation strategy for the Philippines to open Japan’s closely guarded labor market.” it ensures access to the Japanese market of Filipino service providers especially our nurses and caregivers. yen remittances would be a plus, but our slowly dying health industry would never be cured, as health workers would take a bite on what JPEPa offers. on other certain provisions, JPEPa alBy Allan Billones, Jomar Samson
Article 29 Basic Agreement
“(i) articles collected in the Party which can no longer perform their original purpose in the Party nor are capable of being restored or repaired and which are fit only for disposal or for the recovery of parts or raw materials; “(j) scrap and waste derived from manufacturing or processing operations or from consumption in the Party and fit only for disposal or for the recovery of raw materials; “(k) parts or raw materials recovered in the Party from articles which can no longer perform their original purpose nor are capable of being restored or repaired; and “(l) goods obtained or produced in the Party exclusively from the goods referred to in subparagraphs (a) through (k) above.”
Catching International Attention
By Jomar Samson their name out of controversy, government officials threw baseless allegations to the victims, that they are being subversive, or being activists or members of the militant organization new People’s army (nPa). The college Editors guild of the Philippines (cEgP), an organization of student publications and campus journalists in the Philippines upholding its campus press advocacy, has been tagged as “terrorist.” Roilo golez, the national Security adviser then, had given an accusation that cEgP is a front organization of the communist Party of the Philippines (cPP), a brother organization of nPa . Worse, surveillance was also used by the military to student publications that publishes critical information about the government. The military used either direct intelligence or the Student intelligence network (Sin), which was under the Reserve officers Training corps (RoTc). Eulogio “amang” Rodriguez institute of Science and Technology’s (EaRiST) Technozette, Tarlac State university’s The Work, university of Bicol’s Varsitarian, and uP Tacloban’s Vista are among the student publications that are looked after by the elements of the military and Sin.
our democratic state deeply contradicted the condition of the press today. The confusing situation has attracted considerable international attention. international press freedom watchdogs—the Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres, the Washington-based committee to Protect Journalists (cPJ) and the Brussels-based international Federation of Journalists have declared Philippines as the second most deadly place for journalists after iraq. in their investigation, they have concluded that “a widespread culture of violence that is tolerated and condoned by the government and officials” is behind the killings and abductions of journalists.
Halting GmA’s critics
under the arroyo regime, a student journalist has been killed, two abducted and another arrested, and there have been clear indications that government authorities are behind these attacks. in most cases, the victims are well-known whistle-blowers whose public exposés of graft, corruption and other wrongdoings embarrassed powerful people. To clear
journalists publishing critical information, commentaries and articles opposing certain policies are threatened by school administrators. ac Times of the assumption college’s adviser, on the other hand, controls the publication’s fund and interferes with the publication’s financial affairs. in the Manuel S. Enverga university Foundation, school admin continues to collect publication fee even though the luzonian chronicle was closed. in the Pamantasan ng lungsod ng Maynila, the editors and staff of ang Pamantasan were either expelled or suspended on 2004. now, the school admin had revived the publication, but the selection of the editorial board was screened by the admin. Startling, arellano university administrators charged the editors of au Herald with libel cases. The national of the national university was closed since the Martial law era. Pintig ng Diwa, official student publication of the Philippine School of Business administration was still closed.
(JPEPa). JPEPa is a bilateral Free Trade agreement (FTa) between the two countries that aims to remove barriers in investments and trade of goods and services. However, in due time, our country will be situated as a dumping site for toxic and hazardous wastes of Japanese. in addition, because Japan is volume-oriented when it comes to production, Philippine local market is endangered. JPEPa also encourages the migration of Filipino caregivers and nurses, abandoning the dying health situation in our hospitals.
The First Approach: A Revelation in January 2002, Japan Prime MinThis 55-word sentence seemed to contradict the current situation of the campus press today. Since the implementation of cJa in 1992, it had brought bigger problems to the campus press. Since it had legitimized the non-mandatory collection of student publication fees, it had legalized closures of student publications. The incessant implementation of cJa shows that the government tolerates the suppression of the campus press. Thus, violations against young journalists have become tolerated. ister Junichiro Koizumi introduced the initiative for Japan-aSEan Economic Partnership in which JPEPa as its Philippine component. President gloria Macapagalarroyo immediately showed her support for the said program, considering Japan as second to united States that has a stable economy. She assigned Department of Trade and industry Senior undersecretary Thomas g. aquino and Department of Foreign affairs undersecretary Edsel custodio to take charge of the newly created Philippine coordinating committee (Pcc) tasked to study and negotiate the proposed JPEPa . Formal talks between Japan and Philippines started on February 2004. Representative Erin Tañada of Quezon Province requested for a copy of the full text of the proposed JPEPa but was denied by DTi. Rep. Tañada filed a complaint and directly called for an inquiry hooked on JPEPa . other previous attempts to get a copy of JPEPa was also denied because the copy can only be given “once the negotiations are completed and as soon as a thorough legal review of the proposed agreement has been conducted” says usec. aquino. The probes on JPEPa made the Pcc reveal that its concern is not just an FTa but allows wider trade systems, which includes Trade in goods, Rules of origin, customs Procedures, Mutual Recognition, Trade in Services, investment, Movement of natural Persons, intellectual Property, government Procurement, improvement of the Business Environment, and cooperation.
Counter-attack to CJA 1991
Eradicating UP’s freedom
Administrating the Suppressions
Threats to campus press freedom and other democratic rights of students do not only come from the military and the government. Just recently, student
Knowing the nature of the university of the Philippines, it is awkward for the freest university to have its student paper to be stopped. it was proved that the admin’s intrusion of collegian’s publication was systematic. The Philippine collegian, the official student publication of uP-Diliman has ceased publication for almost six months
ILLUSTRATIONS: DONNIE TEODORO
after decades of practice of campus journalism without legal basis, the Republic act 7079 or the campus Journalism act of 1991 (cJa), authored by Senator Wigberto Tañada, had defined the role and rights of campus journalists. cJa gives liberty to student journalists as stated in Section 4 that “once the publication is established, its editorial board shall freely determine its editorial policies and manage the publication’s funds.” a journalist’s article or performance shall also not be a ground for him to be expelled or suspended. (Section 7, Security of Tenure) Supposedly, cJa was passed into law to protect the rights of journalists in practicing campus press freedom. However, this law mandated more attacks in campus press. on the other side of cJa comes the intriguing part. it has legitimized the non-mandatory collection of student publication fund, because stated in Section 5, Funding of Student Publication: “Funding for the student publication May include the savings of the respective school’s appropriations, student subscriptions, donations and other sources of funds.” according to cJa’s Declaration of Policy (Section 2), “it is the declared policy of the state to uphold and protect the freedom of the press even at the campus level and to promote the development and growth of campus journalism as a means of strengthening ethical values, encouraging critical and creative thinking, and developing moral character and personal discipline of the Filipino youth.”
the regime. Likewise, government and other authorities linked to the incident and was nabbed that stemmed from the coup d’ etat charges.
until now, there is no concrete Magna carta for Students that will shoulder the civil rights of the students. There have been versions of the Magna carta that were passed in the congress and Senate. yet, none was still approved. This shows that the government still tolerates campus press repression. However, Senator Francis Pangilinan’s version of Magna carta for Students is more precise compared to the flawed cJa 1991. it was also particular to the students’ rights than Senate President Manny Villar and Senator Jinggoy Ejercito’s versions. Section 11 of Sen. Pangilinan’s Magna carta clearly stated that the role of the members of the student publication: “Students shall have the right to publish student newspapers free from ouTSiDE inTERFEREncE and cEnSoRSHiP. Pursuant thereto, no individual who is not a member of the student publication shall determine its contents.” The duty of the school administration was also defined on Section 12: “it shall be the duty of both the school authorities and student editorial staff to ensure that the school paper shall remain inDEPEnDEnT, express and advance the ideas, views and sentiments of the students and the same shall be published regularly.” a student publication is emphasized in Section 12 as a student-funded publication. it states that the school administration must “assist the school paper/ organ in its financial matters through collection of student paper/organ fees from the students. Such funds shall be
TACTICS...|10 up the controversy surrounding against her, citing the administration’s recent attempts to fast track Constitutional Change as turning out to be the “grandest cover-up of them all.
,s JPEPA One-Sided Agendas
Total Philippine export to (1999-2003) japan by major product groupings
the first place.” Environmentalists still expressed their concerns to the encouragement of hazardous and toxic trade in JPEPa under article 29 of its Basic agreements. The people remain on its stand that they are protected from this kind of unconstitutional agreement. under the Consumer Manufactures constitution, the State is mandated “to Food & Food Preparations promote the right to health of the people” (art. ii, Sec. 15) and “to a balanced and Resource-Based Products healthful ecology” (art. ii, Sec. 16). also, Republic act no. 6969, the Industrial Manufactures Toxic Substance and Hazardous and nuSpecial Transactions clear Waste act of 1990, prohibits entry of hazardous wastes into and their disposal within the country, for whatever purpose. Violation of which is subject to criminal SOURCE: DEPARTmENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY penalties ranging from 12-20 years imprisonment. likewise, the clean air act resulted to nothing. of 1999 (Republic act no. 8749) bans the use of incinerators in the country there(ATING) fore prohibiting the entry of highly toxic incinerator ash under JPEPa . Moreover, JPEPa violated RepubEven though, Trade Secretary Peter Favila asserted that, “one of the items in- lic act no. 4653 (an act to Safeguard cluded (in the agreement) is what we call the Health of the People and maintain hazardous toxic wastes. That’s part of all- the Dignity of the nation by Declaring in trade and it does not mean that we al- it a national Policy to Prohibit the comlow them to ship waste to us. it (provision mercial importation of Textile articles on waste) does not mean anything.” Such commonly Known as used clothing and statement from the secretary was sup- Rags) that forbids the commercial imporported by the Department of Environ- tation of waste materials into the Philipment and natural Resources “it (JPEPa) pines. imprisonment of 2-5 years shall be will not violate our laws in the sense that given to those who will go against this law. The liberalization of toxic trade with they (toxic and hazardous waste) will not be coming in because they are banned in Japan also caught international attention
since the country is one of the partakers, together with other 131 countries, in the Basel convention on the control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. in this regard, Von Hernandez, campaigns Director of greenpeace (an international environmental organization in Southeast asia) said, ”We object to these provisions in the JPEPa and unless they are stricken out or deleted from the treaty, we urge the Senate to reject the said agreement.” Despite warnings from trade law experts, PgMa and Koizumi signed JPEPa on September 9, 2006 during the asiaEurope Summit in Finland. JPEPa was signed without even the copy of its full text released to the public. it was only released one working day after its approval. concerned citizens made mobilizations and protests to condemn the ratification of JPEPa . Various mass organizations made open petitions applying for its prohibition in the Philippines. They are calling the Senate “to exercise its constitutional power to scrutinize JPEPa clause by clause and to disapprove any and all provisions inimical to Philippine national interest and the welfare of the Filipino people.” The media on the other hand, gave beatings to JPEPa . The petitions have raised article 4 of JPEPa to be used in amending laws and regulations affecting the Philippine econJPEPA’S...|10
Disputes over JPEPA: (UN)Economic Treaty An Philippine trade law experts Justice
Florentino Feliciano and Professor Meilou Sereno, who were part of the legal team investigating JPEPa , said that JPEPa is “a mega treaty”. They have compared it to “a combined Bilateral investment Treaty and Bilateral Free Trade agreement that adopts many key features of the north american Free Trade agreement (naFTa) that took all of ten (10) years to negotiate before finally being signed by the united States, canada and Mexico.” and that the Philippines should greatly consider its capacity if it is ready for this kind of agreement which is already “far reaching”. in addition to what its perpetrators
statements. Witnesses gave details about the bribe money the first gentleman owned. testimonies’ regarding the issue has further been considered as a side-out kick for Arroyo to be ousted.
lows Japanese fishing fleets to fish for tuna in the Philippine archipelago’s Exclusive Economic Zone (the 200 nautical miles stretch of water beyond and from the baselines from which the territorial sea is measured as defined in PD 1599). it had legalized the exploitation of marine resources even to its protected areas. another catchy provision is the inclusion of the “Singapore issues.” This Singapore issue arose during the World Trade organization Ministerial conference of 1996 in Singapore, which includes trading systems in investment protection, competition policy, transparency in government procurement and trade facilitation. Due to disagreements between largely developed and developing countries the conference
to prohibit peaceful assemblies, revoke rally permits, order warrantless arrests and superimpose military officers and civilian authorities.
Main Issue: Toxic trade with Japan
GMA’s Sequential Unrest
By Joemerlyn Cabug-os, Darwin Singh
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a socalled “insatiable” shrub that has turned to a crawling vine, climbing the peak of success. During her term, many critics and politicians threw intriguing comments and excessive opinions that show oppositions and disobedience. Tons of controversial issues made her governance, as well as her image to her constituents worse and unsatisfactory.
After the unsettled impeachment trial for President Joseph estrada, which resulted to eDsA 2 in January 2001, Arroyo succeeded as Philippine President replacing the ousted estrada. In the beginning of her term, the most controversial issue stroked her when Allan Paguia, a law professor from the university of the Philippines, accused her as a fake president. “ GMA is a fake president because she stole both her assumption to power in 2001 and the election in 2004.” “the longer she stays in power, the more our people would suffer from division, violence and lies from the GMA regime,” the lawyer stated.
Moreover, many anti-GMA alliances were formed such as negros Movement for Moral Regeneration (nMMR), Workers Alliance Against Gloria (WALA GLORIA), Be not Afraid Movement and Alliance of Concerned teachers and the social science educators Circle (seeDCORe) and some individual, former and active local government officials such as sen. Joker Arroyo and Francis esquederro. As the coalition aimed to expel the president such turbulence take place. early morning of July 27, 2003, more than three hundred junior officers and soldiers of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) formed a rebellion against the government. they occupied the Oakwood Premier suites in Makati City’s financial and commercial district protesting against
against her regarding the ‘Garci’ scandal, attempts to impeach Arroyo failed later that year.
July 23, 2005—samuel Ong former
Deputy Director of the national Bureau of Investigation (nBI), claimed to have audiotapes of wiretapped conversation between Arroyo and former COMeLeC Commissioner Virgilio Garcilliano. Ong asserted the contents of the tape to be evidently true that revealed the methods by which electoral fraud was committed in the 2004 elections. According to him, the national election was manipulated by Arroyo in order to gain million votes over her competitors. the President attempts to cover
August 25, 2003—the first gentle-
man Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo was charged of siphoning off campaign funds and contributions to bank account under the fictitious name of “Jose Pidal,” bringing GMA into much more controversy. It was further considered as the most explosive case to erupt under the present administration. the issue started with a privileged speech by sen. Panfilo Lacson accusing the first gentleman keeping various accounts among fabricated financial
February 2006—Proclamation 1017
June 2006—prominent individuals filed
September 2006—Pres. Arroyo issued
emptive Response policy as unconstitutional, the court said it has “no place in our legal firmament and must be struck down as a darkness that shrouds freedom. In Arroyo’s tenure, she outlined her vision for the country as “Building a strong Republic.” her agenda is consisted of building a strong bureaucracy, lowering crime rates, regulating tax collections, improving economic growth, and intensifying counter-terrorism tactics. however, this vision remained unclear and in contrary, catastrophes resulted.
REFERENCES: en.wikipedia.org www.pcij.org
was declared to establish government security against the perceived conspiracy between the extreme left and extreme right, which resulted to warrantless arrests personalities from the opposition dissenters coming from the military, progressive nGO’s and leaders of peoples’ organizations, media takeovers for those who don’t follow ‘government standards’ and disorders within the line of AFP In addition, this . proclamation gave Arroyo the power
an impeachment complaint against GMA. Cases include curtailment of civil liberties, the killings of activists and other acts that aimed to cover-up her tracks in the fraud she committed during the 2004 elections. had inappropriately talked with “Garci” officially claiming it was a mere “lapse in judgment,” but denied the grave outcome of the election. though tons of impeachment complaints were filed
July 27, 2006—Arroyo admitted that she
executive Order no. 464 or the Calibrated Pre-emptive Response, which states that the demonstrations without permits would be pre-emptively stopped. the “no permit, no rally” policy mandated by the Calibrated Pre-emptive Response aims to regulate street rallies. A provision in eO 464 also forbids government officials under the executive department from appearing in congressional inquiries without Pres. Arroyo’s prior consent. Conversely, the supreme Court declared that the Arroyo government’s so-called Calibrated Pre-
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FROm RAGS TO RICHES
almira CERCADO’S sweet success
are you a Floater or Sinker?
By Naty Jean G. Ebay
By Cyntril manglugay, Roque Kaw aFTER THE SuccESS of arturo Sanchez (grand Prize winner, oil/ acrylic Painting category for 6th artPetron national Student art competition), Junevy llosa (First Placer, 39th Shell national Students art competition), Ruth Jade canlas (one of the Ten outstanding Student of the Philippines of 2005), a TiPian sets another record in bringing pride and recognition, not just to our institution, but also to our motherland in proving the outstanding quality of Filipinos. almira cercado, an 18 year-old, longhaired, petite, and talented lady, is a member of the award-winning group comprised of celena (10), Mylene (14), and irene (16), popularly known as the cercado Sisters. The group marked their names in the entertainment industry after a sweep of gold awards in the prestigious 2006 World championship of Performing arts (WcoPa) held at california, uSa . The wheel of luck had lain on their hand as they gripped the title in singing Michael Jackson’s classic hit, “Billy Jeans.” cercado Sisters took hold of major awards from various musical categories in the competition. Their rendition of the “Phantom of the opera” in the broadway category, “His Eyes is on the Sparrow” for gospel category, and asin’s “Paraiso” reaped gold medals.
The person behind the melodious VOICE meets Almira voice
almira and her sisters have come a very long way before reaching the summit of their success. Before they have attained their triumph, they went through many obstacles and trials that they have seen larger than they have expected. But, their talents jived through their lives and they were given tons of opportunities. During their younger years, they used to sing and perform in fiestas, cockfights, and school programs on their homeland Tuguegarao. almira does her performance alone and focuses on her singing career. on the other hand, her sisters celena, Mylene, and irene had interest in dancing. Though they have different interests, it was never a hindrance to become one of the nation’s world-class performers. later, with the help of their uncle, the path to form a singing and dance group emerged, now known as the cercado Sisters.
terests in music, and determination to become a popular singer someday, she did not allowed all the chances to slip away. although almira was at a very young age, she has an edge in singing; she joined amateur singing contests. She also appeared in various television shows, like iBc-13’s “Star for a night,” where she became one of the finalists. She exerted her high vocal range in “High ka Diva” and “Birit Baby,” and “Batang champion.” The journey of almira‘s singing career is then pursued when QTV-11 launched its family-oriented singing show, Fam-Jam. They doubled their efforts to bear transportation fare from Tuguegarao to Manila. Fortunately, they reached the semi-finals, and yda Henares, head of the gMa artist center and national Director of WcoPa , chose them as the Philippines’ delegates to join WcoPa .
Have you ever felt the urge to pass stool, and this causes constipation. Hemorrhoids or inflamanxious and irritable, mation of the veins around the anus is with matching abdominal pain another factor in straining to move stool. changes in and cold sweat Poor diet, decreased activity, also causes daily routines, and stress are all at the same time? of constipation. Some medications Have you ever waited such as antacids (prevent stomach acidity), anti-depressant (alleviate depresfor a long time, but it won’t just sion), antihistamines (drug for treating come out no matter allergies), antihypertensives (control high how long you’ve been blood pressure), diuretics (increase urine output), and narcotics (pain reliever) consitting on the throne? tribute too. How about singing, FREE! Daily Check “Whoa just set me free… if you are conscious whether you release me now’? are constipated or not, you can have your
i’m extending my apologies to those persons eating while reading this article. now, do you already have an idea of what i’m talking about? i’m sure you’re familiar with this one.
as simple as it can be, constipation is hard stool, but there is more to it. according to the Health guide magazine, constipation is the passage of hard, dry or infrequent stools. Many of us experience such hard feeling every morning eliminating the solid waste inside our body, and worse, some may even have a bowel movement only once in every three to five days. This may cause serious illness and even death. if we are busy, we sometimes ignore
VOICE got the chance to interview almira, a second year information Technology student. During the interview, we let her share their unforgettable experiences abroad. “it was really fun in las Vegas. We’ve met different races, and we also enjoyed watching celine Dion’s concert.” WcoPa competition was a life-changing experience,” almira said, “after winning the competition, we received numerous projects from various entertainment bodies.” She also said that Maalaala Mo Kaya wants to feature their story, and they already had the interview with MMK’s staff. aside from TV appearances, cercado Sisters also invaded the music industry, “now, we have the line-up of recordings under gMa Records, and hopefully, it will be out on the market soon.” almira also gave her inspirational message to those who wants to follow the path they took, “We started Stepping Stone from nothing. i can’t tell you exactly at age 10, almira went through what was our key for this success. We a series of formal voice lessons in ce- just worked hard for it, and fortunately, cilian Voice Training. Having such in- god turn our dream into a reality.”
held in trust for the unhampered use in the publication of the student publication or organ.” youth groups had declared that the Filipino youth needs an existent Magna carta. in trying times of the youth today, the government appear to be preoccupied with various negotiations that do not well benefit the country, or may severely affect the youth.
the day. you must relax while you sit on the toilet bowl. if the first two steps failed, try to change your diet. Try to increase your liquid intake by drinking more water. Prune juice is also helpful for relieving constipation. you can add fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain breads to your diet. avoid eating foods that promotes hardening of stools such as bananas. carbonated beverages and coffee must not also be included in your diet. More importantly, EaT on TiME. aside from the first three, being physically active helps a lot too. Exercise not only helps your bowel move more freely. it also helps reduce the stress that makes you temporarily constipated. own check-ups by simply looking down you can also use a stool softener, the toilet bowl. When you do, ask your- mild laxative or fiber product to relieve self: is it a floater or a sinker? anyway, temporary symptoms. once your bowel what is it all about? movements have returned to normal, use Well, let’s just put it this way: we diet modifications, exercise, and stress renormally eat three meals a day, plus duction techniques to keep it regular. if merienda and all the snacks in between, constipation continues after one week of summing up to at least a kilo of food a day. self-care, it is time to seek medical help. as food travels from two to three days in the length of our complex digestive sys- Be Cautious tem, we have at least three kilos of food at Many think that constipation is different stages of decomposition. if your merely a simple abnormality in the bowdiet has sufficient fiber, yours should be el movement, but in reality, it can be a a floater; which means that it’s a healthy sign of more serious problems. For exstool. However, if it is a sinker, it means ample, alternating diarrhea and constiyou are not eating enough fiber and it pation may mean that you have irritable bowel movement syndrome, a common may cause constipation. disorder of the intestine, which causes cramps and bloating. another is the soSudden Relief if there are no other severe symp- called diverticulitis, an inflammation toms such as vomiting, fever, loss of ap- of small pockets in the colon wall that petite, abdominal pain, and cramps, the causes fever, and pain in the lower left simplest action is to relax. abdomen. Don’t ignore the symptoms. a another way is to listen to your body. it will signal you when it’s ready to have healthy stool helps you to work produca bowel movement. When you discover tive all day long. So whenever you go to the natural time for you to have a bowel the toilet, see to it if it is a sinker or floatmovement, try to set aside that time of er. until next issue… tata for now!!!
gMa is quite impractical at signing this controversial contract, because Philippines will somehow receive a reasonable amount of gains and a huge number of losses. JPEPa is a drastic response to our deteriorating economy. To think that gMa is an economist by practice, it is a shame for her to agree on such treaty whose provisions favor only the Japanese economy.
REFERENCES: www.wikipedia.org www.pids.gov.ph www.pcij.org www.petitiononline.com www.akbayanmayong.wordpress.com www.greenpeace.org 1987 Philippine Constitution IBON Facts and Figures: Special Release, vol. 27 no. 18 Agreement Bet. Republic of the Philippines and Japan for an Economic Partnership (pdf file) Philippine Daily Inquirer Basel Action Network
Crusaders for Students’ Rights
The campus press, as a threat to the unjust and exploitative structures of society, is one of the most vulnerable to attacks by unscrupulous school administrators and cruel rulers of the present regime. in this age of worsening political and economic crisis, the campus press remains to be a potent catalyst for social change. Student publications are not only writers and chroniclers, but they also serve as an alternative press for the people, especially the students. Since the truths are being revealed and the advocacies are carried forward, student publications are definitely makers of history.
Yung isa dun, aba, nag-drama! hindi pumasok ng isang linggo. sapoool at apreyd ang byoti ng lokah! tapos yung isa naman hindi na nagpa-report, siya na daw ang magdi-discuss. Gudlak na lang sa kanya! tsaka may pahabol: madalas ang kanyang pag-absent ha, at maayos pa daw ang kanyang mga substitutes (take note: suBstItutes) niya. Watdapakpak! enden, yung isang mabilis mag-discuss, siya naman ang nagpa-report at yung supertaraytarayan, balita ko, bumait daw. Kita mo nga naman oh! nako! nakakapangkawit-ngalangala! Kaya ngayon pa lang, umayos na tayo ng buhay natin! nang sa gayon eh di tayo masabihan ng “Mga Packaging tape kayong mga Xinghaloo! Xinghaloo to death!”
omy and the Filipinos’ welfare. under it states, “Each party shall examine the possibility of amending or repealing laws and regulations that pertain to or affect the implementation and operation of this agreement...” JPEPa is non-economical and unconstitutional, to the extent that many of its provisions are in contravention of many Philippine laws and international commitments bearing labor migration, trade, investments, economic policy, intellectual property, and other fundamental concerns. into the bargain is the non-involvement of Filipinos in the JPEPa negotiation process, which effectively results in the giving away of their economic and property rights without their knowledge and participation.
ako masyado magbigay ng clue? next!
La Bomba (Vavavoom) Edishun
Anzayah naman ng life, hibernating season na kasi ng mga orgs eh. Yuhuu! Ang gising ulit nila, next sem pa, kaya hintayin natin yun ah. Baka sakaling may mga exciting na pakulo ‘yang mga yan! Kung sa bagay nga naman, busy yung iba sa enter-deaf-fartment games, yung iba busy din…sa meetings (ahaha!), duhvah?! eh paano naman yung IBAng walang gawa ever? nameen! Kaya, may song number ako para sa inyo “ehem, ehem! One day, isang araw, dito sa ti-ay-pi, mga orgs, ano’ng gawa? Lalalala-lie-low…..” O ano ha?! susyal noh? shangapala, nag-may-I-tambak-sa-inbox ng cellphone ng isa kong Kuya dito sa VOICe tungkol sa mga response sa aming poll. salamat din sa mga pampalakas ng loob na suhestiyon. na-gets niyo? Kung hindi, bahala kayo. sobrang gravity na ito! Basahin niyo na lang, nako, nakakapanghilakbot! hatol: Lolo niyo!
A-wan, A-TWO: Supladita de Silya
hellow agen sa mga fans at sa mga di-masyadong-fans ng VOICe! Marami na naman kasing na-sight ang inyong pinakamamahal na OBseRVeR here in tIP Madami-dami . din ang mga magiging pasabog ko now ah. nako! nakaka-excite! Kaya heto, lulubuslubusin ko na! sa mga nagtataka pala kung ano ‘tong kolum na ‘to… magtaka na lang kayo!
hmmm… nakakapang-gigil talaga. Ano ba gusto sa buhay nitong feeling-feelingang Royal highness na ‘to at sobrang galit sa mga estudyante? Maka-dalawang beses nang na-interview ng VOICE ang taong ‘to na para bang utang na loob pa namin sa kanya ang interviewhin siya. nako lang talaga! Kala mo kung sino umasta, eh madalas nakaupo lang naman siya sa silya. Buti pa ang Dean ng thoooot!, gustonggusto ang mga taga-VOICE. Wahahaha! Ayan ah, give-away na ang clue! Kaya naman dapat tong sabihan ng – sabay-sabay tayo mga peeps—hMPF!!!
ng VOICE. Clue? Gusto lang naman kaming pag-madyikin ng “Wingardium Glaviosa” para pa-fly-in ang isang imfourtant na file sa kanya. Andun na ang super gravity na give-away na clue. hihihi! Ang mase-say ko lang sa mga ‘to, dumaan kayo sa tamang prowcess. At syempre, hindi mawawala ang hatol ko: Lola niyo!
Derpor, Pasalamat Porshun Na!
Pasaway con Todo [Grrr…]
Mga impertinente naman talaga ‘tong mga repapips namin dito sa VOICe! suko na vocal chords ko sa pagpapaalala sa mga nuknukan ng pasaway na mga ‘to. Kung hindi late-leytan sa pagpasa ng mga artikols, mga intrimitida’t intrimitido naman sa PC. nako! sarap pagdudunggulin nitong mga ‘to! Btw, [susyal!] napansin niyo ba ang supah-new-look ng inyong dear OBseRVeR?! Malamang, taglish na siya noh?! Well, napag-isip-isip ko na gawing ganun para… masaya! Basta, yun na yun! Ang masasabi ko lang, isang malakas na… hMPF!!!
Heto Na! Numero Uno: RAmPA!
Las Banat da Lis: Epalistas y Intrimitidas
ansarap i-braid ng mga buhok nitong mga papampam na ‘to sa mga VOICe affairs. Dati, may nag-contribute ng super habacious na article na balak sakupin ang mahigit isang page ng paper. sos, ni hindi nga kagandahan yung ginawa eh, puro mabulaklak na words lang, “Watcha kol dis?” nako, mangarap ka na lang dong kasi ipina-chocho na namin sa shredder yung papel mong natapunan ng ink. heto pa, may dalawang Royal highnesses na like maki-apid sa aming mga sowperconfidentialitacious na files. Yung isa, ayaw daw masira ang everly-byowtipool na image at ayaw din mag-end ang career sa tIP. Clue? Agen? I-hide na lang natin siya sa namesung na … Lukresya Careerista. Den, yung isa naman, mala-MtRCB ang dating, balak pang sirain ang nov-Dec isyu
Safool ang Byoti
Kamusta naman pala mga orgs natin?
hay nako! Majhoray talaga ‘tong mga prof na naisama sa OBseRVeR last isyu. Ayon kasi sa aking mga anghel de la guardia (a.k.a. espihas con todo chikadoras), medyo nagbagong-life ulit yung mga kumag.
Mahilig ba kayong rumampa? Pwes, malamang eh makakasundo niyo itong Royal highness na ‘to na super gravity ang pagkahilig sa pagrampa! Corrected by ang narinig niyo mga dudes. Leveling talaga ito! Kung me kelangan kayo sa kanya, bihira niyo siyang ma-sight sa owpis niya. I-expect mo na ang dapat i-expect: nakikipag-tsikahan sa iba pang Royal highnesses everywhere! Kaya pala, nag-aala-tanod pa ‘to na magronda-rondahan. Kalurka! Clue? Ayaw. Basta, ang masasabi ko lang, es möchte nicht in formalem unten tragen sein. es versucht nicht, es anzuschlagen, wenn sie Ihren Kopf nicht zu den schmerz wünschen. Duhvah, generous
Pers and pormows, nais kong pasalamatan ang mga ka-tropa ko dito sa VOICE para sa pagbibigay ng mga matatalinhagang salita para sa pitak na ito: kay usA, Dong Abay, erbog, erbog Founder, Mas erbog at Pina-erbog, Rextor, nose King, Organ, Bubut, PBA Buff at kay horror Gay. tenkyu a lot din sa aking mga friendliness na mga Isko at Iska awtder. Without you guys, siguro… ahmm… wala lang! tenks din kay Cathether Queen at Ms. sacred sa pag-eencourage sa ken na magpasabog pa! (ng mga isyu, baka kung ano isipin niyo!) Owfcurs hindi ko rin malilimutan ang tambalang Balahura at Balasubas por giving me inspeereshun.
Derfive, I conclude dat…
Osha, kitakits next skulyir ha. hindi ko nais sirain ang mga taong nabanggit ko sa pitak na ito. Bilang mga mamahayag pangkampus, ipinapakita lang namin ang mga katotohanan na lingid sa kaalaman ng mga mag-aaral ng tIP. Gayunpaman, hindi na ako maka-breathe sa mga pinagsasasabi ko! Btw, ayusin na sana buhay natin, ano ha?! Mga kapuso talaga sila noh, mga siyete, siyete!!! Choleng Chorvaness
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The Candidates of 2007 Senatorial Elections...What will happen now?!
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search entitled “activated carbon from Various agricultural Wastes and Their Efficacy for the Removal of Dyes and Metal ions From aqueous Solutions”. He was given a plaque of recognition and cash prize of 15,000. Engr. Teodora gutierrez of ME/iE Department and Engr. yvonne ligaya Musico of chE Department received the second and third spot respectively. Engr gutierrez’ research was “Manpower Requirements of Manufacturing industries input to curriculum Development” while Engr. Musico’s research was entitled “The Potential calcium carbonate form Philippine green Mussel Shells as Extenders in the Manufacture of latex Paints”, both of them received a plaque of recognition and a cash prize of P10,000 and P5,000 respectively. Dr. Bartolome Tanguilig iii, college of information Technology Education Dean, Dr. Rebecca andrade, coordinator for industry academe linkages and Engr. Best Faculty Research among all the faculties who partici- cynthia llanes, college of Engineering pated in the best faculty research, Engr. and architecture Dean served as the panel allan lizardo, chE Department, ranked of judges for the best faculty research catas the Best Faculty Researcher for his re- egory. Ms. aurora Fontanilla and Mrs. Raquel laquiores, officers from Speech Laboratory Department– Qc got the second spot for their research entitled “Manpower communication competency Standards for Marine Engineering Perspective for intervention Program Development”. For the third place, the research entitled “Employability and Productivity of TiP Engineering graduates Sy20042005” authored by Ms. Jasmin niguidula, coordinator of alumni coordination office–Manila was awarded as the third best non-teaching employee research. Dr. Ma. consuelo Flora, Vice-President for academic affairs; Dr. Epifania Tabbada, center for Teaching Excellence Director– Qc and Dr. Jesusa Dacumos, academic Dean served as the panel of judges for the non-teaching research category.
Best PowerPoint Presentation
Engr. Severino P. Pader, Vice-President for administration and Student Services; Mr. alan go, chief information Technology officer; John Peter Sarabia, internal auditor; Dr. Jesusa Dacumos, and Dr. Rebecca andrade made the final tabulation of scores for the Best PowerPoint Presentation. The winners for the best PowerPoint Presentation category were Mr. Rosmina Joy cabauatan, allan lizardo, and yvonne ligaya Musico. composed by Ryan Sy, Bernard Estioco, Jerome Rustia, Maria conception Martin and Rea Sumaway won over the negative side with 74.111 points. Mr. Jelwen gaquit and Mr. Felipe Romanillos coached the affirmative and negative side respectively. The new indak’07 ”Katutubong Sayaw sa Makabagong Tugtugin” was introduced. a participating group was composed of six to eight members and can choose Philippine Ethnic Dance or Filipino Modern Dance performing atleast three to five minutes. in the judgment forum, indios Bravos under the supervision of Mr. Joeron Dalisay won the contest, next was Kamalig under Ms. Myla Plan and the third one was Taktak Boys all set by Mr. carlito Biares. act-Kustik’07 “Himig ng Makabagong Kabataang Pinoy” was also presented. This was the way of embarking the voice of the youth. it was a group-singing contest with a requirement of three to six members. Participating groups were Banda ni Plan, Empoy Band, Biak na Bato, Bilog Band, Kitsuka Band, naughty cat Band,
Trial Balance, Headsband, Many More Band, Vuga Band and Bigas Band. Biak na Bato won the first runner-up while Trial Balance successfully bagged the championship title. JR nebril (SSS President) and Karen gumal (SSS Secretary) served as the masters of the ceremony.
the school shall implement tuition fee discounts for brothers/sisters of tIP Alumni effective sY2006-2007. First brother/sister second brother/sister third brother/sister 20% 30% 40%
Best Student Research (QC Campus)
For the Best Student research category, the entry of Dennis crisostomo and Edith abalos of college of information Technology Education entitled “Effectiveness of My interactive Teacher Edith abalos” garnered the top spot. The researches of Dwirrel M. agor and Joeld Singh got the second and third place respectively. “Feasibility Study on Bourgeois Valentino Hangon café” was the title of agor’s research while Singh’s research was entitled “ic Multi-Tester for logic circuit laboratory an automated Detection”.
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Or Lack of time Act of 2007. After controversies of the May 2004 elections due to allegations of cheating, PGMA had finally approved the computerization of elections in the country last January 23 through Republic Act 9369, otherwise known as the Automated election system (Aes) or the revised RA 8436, which is supposed to be passed before the 1998 national elections. One of RA 9369’s fair provisions states that, “paper-based election system” as a type of automated election system that uses paper ballots, records and counts votes, tabulates, consolidates or canvasses and transmits electronically the results of the vote count. thus, Aes’ objectives are transparency, credibility, fairness, and accuracy of elections. the debate on the implementation of this law transpired when the Commission on elections (COMeLeC) chairman Benjamin Abalos, sr. said that it would be “operationally impossible” to conduct automation because of lack of time. under section 5 of RA 9369, COMeLeC is mandated “to use an automated election system or systems in the same election in different provinces, whether paper-based or direct recording electronic election system as it may deem appropriate and practical for the process of voting, counting of votes and canvassing or consolidation and transmittal of results of electoral exercises.” senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments, questioned the reasons of COMeLeC and said that it can be grounds for charges against them. even some civil society groups condemned the commission and had also expressed their support in the pursuance of the automation. It seems that the recognizable effort of the Congress in passing this law will not be appreciated due to “lack of time” alibis delaying the implementation. Why did COMeLeC say that this is “operationally impossible”, even for pilot testing if there are already appropriations of P2.6 billion for the poll automation itself? this budget is included in the modernization fund this year relative to the needed P3 billion to carry out the manual system. With this budget the government can provide sufficiently, the automation is reasonable to put into operation. however, Chairman Abalos’ primary concern is the probable setbacks it may cause if this law will be executed at this time. Maybe, the reasons are, technically it will demand additional workforce, documentations and systems that would require proper set-ups for testing and operation. As of now, the COMeLeC will pursue the traditional system of election this coming May 2007 and hopefully the commission is ready to face many controversies that may arise. the challenge for them is to work efficiently and effectively and see to it that there is an existing law to be observed. hOnestY. Aes is the answer in different issues pertaining to election. It can somehow give us paybacks in terms of providing fast and innovative process for clean and honest elections. the challenge nOW is in the COMeLeC to work for the implementation of Aes. It’ll be, in return, a gift for the Filipino to be provided with credible electoral process that can furnish high-quality political leaders.
Whew! An event could never be successful without an issue in it. tIP had recently celebrated its 45th founding anniversary from February 5-10. Well, the whole foundation week was but a week of funny controversies. even before the start of the foundation week, there were conflicts already in the air between the supreme student Government (ssG), Arts and Cultural Affairs (ACA), and the Office of student Affairs (OsA) with regards to the preparation of the event and whose programs will take place. Anyway, that was only a mild issue and it should not be given more emphasis. now, lets enumerate the issues during the foundation week. On Monday, first day of the celebration, the Department student Government (DsG), ssG and various student organizations were busy assembling their exhibits. Most of them were certainly mad and haggard because OsA did not allow them to set up a weekend before the actual presentation of exhibits. tuesday marked King’s concert. the show was all well until the concert was over and King had to exit at the backstage door but he was unable to open it. he slammed the door thrice but it did not open. the crowd was already laughing at him. to make it seem nothing, he just sang another song. After that, he made his way out through the now-opened backstage door. Maybe next time he should use the stairs in front in-
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stead. Besides, we are not that obsessed to see celebrities like him. It was Wednesday when I bled laughing. sorry to exaggerate things but we found it hilarious seeing people at the Pe center forming a line waiting for Richard Gomez to come out from the comfort room just to take pictures of him. he was shocked when he came out while he was still drying his wet hands. Most of the paparazzi were tIP employees. By the way, I haven’t mentioned that he was here, “accidentally” perhaps, to “inform” us that he filed his candidacy for a position in the senate. Ahmm…guys lets vote wisely in the coming election, ok? And here comes the most exciting day of the week (maybe?)—students night. the main issue was the selling of concert tickets for the students night. It costs Php100 (only). they said that a percentage of the proceeds would go to Gawad Kalinga (GK). unfortunately, the project
plunged and there was not enough money to give to GK. Friday came in and, poof, it was Founders’ night. the day was also successful except that the squid Ball stands ran out of supply before I was able to claim our squid balls. Another sumptuous day was saturday. It was the Grand Alumni homecoming of tIPQC. President Lahoz was invited to give her speech. she was in the middle of her speech a noticeable noise coming from the student Personnel services Bldg. emerged. It was from the members of talents Guild practicing their next intermission number. Mr. Angelo Lahoz went there and stopped their noise. All these celebrations were held under the theme “tIP@45:Raising Customer service to the next Level.” however, I can’t find a reason why student celebrations should be held bearing that theme. Are the students the one rendering service in tIP? Definitely not, it just shows that we cannot celebrate students’ day with tIP’s day. Maybe ssG should organize another event that will fit exactly for the students. I’m proposing a College Fair in short. I hope you get what I mean. I guess that’s all for the Foundation week; but if you still have other funny stories, please do share it with us. We will be glad to hear from you.
The Doulos experience
tons of books, multitude of people, almost two hours of waiting, one ship—M/V Doulos. It was such a nice experience boarding in a ship featured in various tV programs and seeing for yourself what it has to offer: not just books, but learning from the ship’s own staff who came from various races but has a common goal — service. no wonder why the ship they’re boarding is named as such, because Doulos is a Greek word for servant. *** torian and political analyst, is right in stating that A leader, in his entirety is a servant. But this the 13th Congress is “ang pinaka-nakakahiya sa truth seems to be overlooked nowadays. Lead- lahat ng nakakahiya”. Is this the kind of service ership as defined by people today is the state of they promised us before? I don’t think so. being powerful, being in control of other’s lives, *** and having the authority to give orders and comspeaking of government, our student mands. Let’s take a look on our leaders — the Council is (or should be) the primary body to government in particular. What do you think protect our rights and opinions, as an epitome they are doing? Before they were elected, they of the national government. If we have somepromised us of their commitment to serve. With thing we want to tell which concerns the school flowery words, they enticed us to give them the community, then they are (again, should be) the votes they are after for. But after that, what hap- primary institution (along with the student Publipened? Instead of doing the jobs they are ought cation) to help us air our voice. to do, they are busy fulfilling their purses with Before every semester ends, we exercise money supposedly appropriated for general our rights as students by casting our votes on welfare and benefit. should I name some? By the candidates we wish to be our representative. the way, all of us have their own names to give But we, in VOICE, have found one ironic thing and the space for my column is not enough for about this selection process: since we choose all of them. our year-level repreI have watched a documensentative by the end To be a leader does of the semester, it haptary revealing the 13th Congress’ shameful accomplishments. For not mean that you have pens that the incomalmost three years of being in their to finish a certain de- ing freshmen have no seats representing their respecrepresentative of their tive districts, only 27 bills were ap- gree in college; to be a own. Or if they have proved to become a law, unlike the good leader is to be a such representative, 11th Congress’ 415 and 12th Conthey’re not the one good servant. gress’ 172. Manolo Quezon, a hiswho voted for him/ her, it’s the year level they succeeded. In other words, the incoming freshmen don’t have even a single seat in the student Council to represent their concerns as students. I just hope that the student Council will ponder about this, and also realize that they have the power to make our stay here in school much more interesting and memorable than the usual. *** to be a leader does not mean that you have to finish a certain degree in college. neither does it mean that you must come from a very prestigious school or institution. to be a good leader is to be a good servant. And a servant is commended by his sincerity. thus, sincerity is the key to become a good leader. the staff of M/V Doulos is a very good example of this sincerity. they are sincere in giving the world the service of sharing the importance of books and alleviating the worsening problem on illiteracy. not to mention their goal of sharing their faith to the countries they go to. they are not leaders per se, but their motives are outstanding. If only our leaders, both national and local, could grasp the real essence of leadership, imagine what change will it bring to our economy, to our country, to our lives. *** Mid-term elections is fast approaching and politicians, as early as now, are already giving us cues that they’re after our votes in order for them to fulfill their respective motives. I just hope that we, as youths, would strive to make a difference. Let us not be blinded by a politician’s fame and riches, nor with their flowery words and impossible promises, but instead, let us put their personality as the primary basis for our votes. I still believe in the principle, “Vox populi, Vox Dei”.
sports Demoralization: Odds and Ends
the past few months had rendered a very busy schedule for me as I attend to my duties as sports editor. Aside from giving assignments to the writers, I am also obliged to cover the sports event myself, and deliver the reports before the set deadlines. Other people might think that writing a sports article is an easy task. Perhaps, those individuals do not know the pressures accompanied with this kind of duty. I must consider proper time management, aside from the fact that I have to make alibis to my professors for the sake of covering a specific sports event. I am also receiving censures from co-editors and eIC for misuse of my vocabulary. In addition, I must also be aware of the technicalities of the sports played and should be keen observant especially in fast-paced sports. Moreover, I have to be acquainted with the players for verification of result of the games. But above all these things, there are still a lot of things to learn (…sigh!) *** After a short break (due to Christmas vacation), the Interdept sportsfest that started last november was resumed on January and element that “binds” us turns brittle? Definitely, it will lead to disunity and disaster. Although the occurrence of dispute among the players and teams during the competition is inevitable, this should not serve as an excuse for us to disintegrate, or worse to demoralize the value of sports. *** Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely. this old adage became an unpleasant reality nowadays when the Philippine sports officials corrupted our chances to join international sports competition. the emergence of conflicts became eminent two years ago when International Basketball Federation (FIBA) banned the Philippines in competing in all FIBA-sanctioned meets like the 2005 Manila southeast Asian Games and the 2006 Doha Asian Games. A great dismay on our part because we have a high expectation to rule in those competitions. Moreover, there is a significant decline in enthusiasm to join in various sports competitions. Finally, the long desire to end this unpleasant happenings came into life when conflicts between samahang Basketbol SPORTS DEmORALIZATION...|14
lasted until mid-February. Ce/se emerged as over-all champion after winning three events namely, badminton, board games, and table tennis. After that month-long competition which displayed the prowess of players from various departments, we seemed to forget the real sense why do we have those games. It is neither to determine what department will rule nor who will stand and emerge as MVP. Fairness and Character. these are two essential reasons for the event—for the players to manifest fairness despite of losing in the game; and to develop a character of sportsmanship to rekindle the spirit of unity. sports binds us to unity. however, what if the
Commercialized Education and the Future
this will be my final column for this publication so I’d rather give my best shot. until to the last drop of ink present in my pen, I will provide fearless views to everyone. to the very last moment of being a student, it’s a pleasure to express freely my concerns to the “turning to be extinct” Philippine education. ***** every person has the right to quality and affordable education as mandated in the Philippine Constitution. however, education for every Filipino, particularly to the youth, looms in doom. state universities and colleges (suCs) are being tied with the detrimental provisions of the higher education Modernization Act (RA8292). seems to have a nice title but it permits suCs to “enter into joint ventures with business and industry for the profitable development and management of the college or institution, the proceeds from which are to be used for the development and strengthening of the college and the university...” thus, it pushes education to commercialization. suCs impose increase in tuition and other fees so they can comply with the act and worse privatization took place. It then leads education beyond the reach of the poor. Why don’t the government give greater
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Flight of the Ballerina
“hike up your skirt a little more and show the world to me. hike up your skirt a little more and show the world to me.” —Dave Matthews Band
Can you imagine that it’s finally over? the five grueling years of human manipulation and deception has lastly come to a close. (Well, for others it took six, seven, or even more than that but the bright side is they’ve at long last got the job done!). the days of asking allowance from your clueless parents, staying out late from attending imaginary group projects, cheating on exams and forging of grades and receipts had finally drawn to an end. It’s all over and your practically numbed by the thought on what your next move should be. Reality can be such bliss since you know deep inside that the only thing out there waiting to embrace is the world of unemployment. What does come next after leaving college? Will you be determined enough to meet your parents expectations? With the aim of enhancing personal satisfaction through effectively managing your priorities in the business area you wish to operate. to assure the successful fulfillment of our commitments to ourselves, friends and family, we should maintain and continually improve the effectiveness of our skills and all areas of our personality. exhibiting confidence as you venture the land of fierce competition is such a dilemma. Piece of advice, don’t mind set yourself that everything will go your way after graduation because it won’t. Pessimistic as it may seem but that’s how the truth works, especially in this country. A wise mentor of mine once said that the hardest job there after graduation is looking the people around you in the sense that they know their work and if you ask them questions or need them for help, they don’t give you a scratch on the head or refer you to other people who might help you. You would see that responsible people don’t only understand their duties but also endowing good service to the people… so to the entire eCe faculty, I would like to extend my fullest gratitude. In addition, I can’t study with an empty stomach, so I also want to thank the carinderias at Aurora Plaza (BOROKYO) for their endless supply of sisig and sabaw ng sinigang. to my Mix tape friends, I’ve never played with such classy ballers and the laughter I shared with you guys is irreplaceable (thank God were finally going to graduate). VoiCeunheaRD to my TIP VOICE family, all of this would not have been possible without you guys. Concomitant with the consignment are the odds, perplexities, and struggles of being a student journalist. Our minds, privileges, and pluma – intensified to the edge. the VOICE’s pledge of fight for the students’ welfare will nevertheless leave no stones unturned. We will unite the noose and heed your calls. We will not wait in vain for your whimpers to metamorphose to a fuming clamor. We would definitely not cover the eyes of our fellow students and lead them to a blind alley. We will not shroud the truth and embrace shams. It is for the VOICE to say, “Let us Work together” because we just wanted to be assured that we would be advocating for a genuine cause. YouKnowWhoYouaRe to my baby, you just don’t know how sweet it is to be loved by you…
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for one, and to be honest that’s the only lesson retained in my sublime mind. Democratic aristocracy it may seems. Competition is no longer available to your chosen field and obviously disappointment is the end result. therefore, the conclusion for opportunities for new grads is not what you know but the people who you know. however, remind yourself that the best things in life are for free; love, laughter, and dreams. so keep on dreaming and go for it. Don’t depend on your education alone; just make it as your foundation. Focus on accumulating new skills and developing new talents. Learn to manage the risk rather than avoiding it. If there’s no way you can go back to take another route aside the one you took, there’s no longer any point in looking back. Capture the moment, do the most you can do. take everything. Whatever path you choose, stick to it. And if you believe you’ve made a mistake somewhere along, try to reroute as soon as possible. Put your rear mirror down, go on, and tour life. shift on high gear and give everything you’ve got otherwise regrets might catch up on you. FriendsAndMemoRies I once read that the key to effectiveness and progress in a workplace lies on how responsible
subsidies to its suCs so that tuition and other fee increase can be avoided? In addition, most private higher education institutions use the loopholes of CheD Memo 14 to impose tuition and other fee increase (I assume I don’t have to say more with this topic. It’s been hot news in the mainstream and alternative press and it’ll only drive me exhausted.). the end result: huge decline of enrolment. With this kind of situation, when education becomes a business, a privilege, rather than a right, the future of the so-called hopes of Motherland will be:
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***** Did you get what I mean? I still believe that KABAtAAn AnG PAG-AsA nG BAYAn. If the youth will be endowed with adequate education, they can provide a bright future in return. Despite the inflating economy, the government and school owners must not treat education as a profit machine. ***** I would like to end this column and my service as eIC with an axiom offered to the tIP community. this will be an assurance that our struggle in upholding students’ welfare is for perpetuity. “ the phoenix may die but unto its ashes; a new bird shall rise...”. Arrivederci. Ü
Many things bothered me this semester. And the following– both good and bad–shook me. *** I was writing this part of my column when I was waiting in line to pay for my midterm exams. the process had quite improved, I must say. three out of four windows in the tellering section was opened, compared to past semesters having two or less opened. student Accounting had also their version of improvements. Issuance of permits is now as fast as 1-2-3. (!) though there were other students who lined up for about five minutes earlier than I did, I was one of those who first got their permits. so, job well done! Continuous improvement, if I may suggest. *** ten centavo and five centavo coins, as for my experience, were no use in tIP, particularly the Photocopy Center behind Building 4. I have done a little experiment (to which I give Kuya Allan the credits), and I came up with surprising results. In line with our midterm exam in FIL123, I have to photocopy three copies of two pages of handouts. I told my classmates that it would be my treat, because all would just cost P 3.60 (60 centavos per page). I then prepared three one-peso coins, two 25-centavo coins and one 10-centavo coin. When I was paying, I was surprised to hear from the photocopier lady (if she was to be called like that): “P4.25 lahat,” to think that it was supposed to cost P3.60. I had slightly argued with her and insisted on paying my coins. I had even calculated verbally the supposed total amount of our photocopy. she seemed to be firm in her point. But then, I ended up paying P4.25, since I don’t want to create much fiasco. this not only happens at Building 4, but also in the libraries in Building 1 and 8. these photocopy services create much profit, yet behind their modus operandi (I’m not using it in legal terms), in small amounts, they are robbing the students. Isn’t 10 centavo and 5 centavo coins are still money? It is of legal tender, right? According to the Bangko sentral ng Pilipinas, “All notes and coins issued by the BsP are fully guaranteed by the government and are considered legal tender for all private and public debts.” BsP would not waste millions worth of coins if it would be of no use. I’m expecting some of the photocopying guys to say this: “Walang panukli.” If that’s the case, then why don’t you go to banks and exchange your bills into coins? there is really no definite basis on overcharging the students in photocopy services. to my fellow students, those coins that I have mentioned are still money. those were not made to be used as necklaces or bracelets. Make use of it. spend it. *** I stand on my point. the tIPians I have mentioned in the novDec issue not only refers to students, but to the whole tIP community. evidences are apparent. It’s ironic to think that tIPians are being sensitive As members of the and insensitive at the same campus press, we have time. however, I’ll be focusing on tIP students bethe purpose of delivering insensitive. ing the truth to the peoAs members of the campus press, we have ple. And we are being the purpose of delivering consistent in carrying the truth to the people. out that rationale. And we are being consistent in carrying out that rationale. We are letting the students know what should be known, but what do tIPians have done? Many people are reading our paper. Yet, they had, to some extent, ignored our exposés that deeply involved every one of us. Passive attitude never really abandoned the students. In my investigative report published last year regarding the CheD Memorandum Order 14 (CMO 14), I have partially expected that students will react on the issue. On the contrary, few responses came out from the students. I could say that only few of the tIP community are familiar with CMO14 and the tuition and other fee increase (toFI). Proof? In a department’s mid-semester dialogue, when a student asked about the toFI, an administrative official present at that moment answered that no increase in any fees was made. haven’t anyone realized that CMO14 is illegal and unconstitutional? What if I give you a copy of the Constitution, RA6728, or the INSENSITIVE...|14
ILLUSTRATION: JESS GRANADA, JR.
Disyembre sa Mayo
namulat ako mula sa mahimbing na pagkakatulog, ang lamig ng panahon. Grrr!! hindi ko man lang magawang kumilos, laging namamaluktot. Pasko ba? At tila ang mga tao’y puno ng kagalakan. Kaya pala, dalawang buwan na lang halalan na. sa aking pagmamasid sa paligid dumarami na ang mga pinamumukhang hitsura ng mga pulitikong tatakbo. May nagpapakita ng pangako at naglalahad ng plataporma. May ilan ding naglahad ng mga nagawa ‘di umano nila. Isang bentahe at publisidad mang maituturing, lahat ng ito’y maaaring maglagay sa kanila sa pinapangarap na pwesto. Muli kong iiwan ang pagiging mag-aaral at maglalahad ng panukala bilang karaniwang mamamayan na may sapat na kaalaman. Isang katanungan, natuto na ba tayo sa nakaraang pagkakamali na minsang naglagay sa ating boto sa alanganin? sa pagtitiyak ng inyong lingkod, naging maingay ang nakaraang halalan. hindi ito natapos sa bilangan ng boto bagkus humantong pa sa bangayan ng mga kandidato. Kultura nga naman ng eleksyon sa Pilipinas na kapag natalo, sinasabing sila’y nadaya. Kung ating iisipin, ang KAtAPAtAn ay kay hirap kamtin. bilehiyong inihahain sa atin na magkaroon ng maayos na pamumuhay. sa muli kong pagtunghay, tila ba dumarami ang mga proyektong pambayan. nagkaroon ng pailaw sa barangay, napatag ang dating lubak na lansangan, nagkaroon ng serbisyong pangkalusugan, dumami ang iskolar sa paaralan, nagkaroon ng pabahay at maging ang programang palakasan ay nabigyang pansin. Ang lahat ng ito ay hindi malimit kung halalan. Isang masaklap na katotohanan na dahil lamang sa panahong ito naisasakatuparan ang mga pangangailangan ng bayan. Muli, ang nais ng Pilipino ay ang pagpapahayag ng tunay na pagkatao at bagamat may ilan din namang naglilingkod ng maayos at tapat, ito sana ang siyang manguna nang sa gayon maitampok ang layunin at pangarap ng bawat mamamayan. Isang panawagan, kilatisin nating mabuti ang pulitikong ating kinakamayan o kinakawayan dahil hindi natin alam, sa likod nila nagkukubli ang buwayang mapanlinlang. Kung minsan, nagtatagpo man ang Pasko at halalan sana sa pagdating ng panahon ang kapakanan ng bawat Pilipino ang magwagi dito kahit ‘di kailangan ng ating boto.
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Lubos kung ang kapalit ay dignidad para sa isang puwesto na ‘di naman kalakihan ang suweldo. Ang kuwarta na kanilang nagagasta sa bawat kampanya ay batayan lamang kung gaano kahalaga ang maupo at mahalal. sabi nga ng ilan,“Kaya namang bawiin ‘yan”. Ang tunay na paglilingkod ay sapat nang kabayaran sa isang tao upang siya’y ituring na karapat-dapat. ngunit sino ba ang karapat-dapat? sila ba yung nakapagpatayo ng maraming imprastraktura, nakapagbigay ng maraming hanapbuhay, nakapagpasa ng maraming batas o yung bumili ng inyong boto kapalit ang kumakalam na sikmura? Isang panawagan, ang karapatan nating makapamili ng kandidato ay ‘di napapala sa dikta ng pagkakataon, sa halip ito’y isang pri-
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student activities are learning experiences outside the classroom that promote purposeful involvement of students in college life. In this light, the student government and the various student organizations, under the guidance of the student Personnel services, planned, organized and implemented a variety of activities for this school year. Innovation is best exemplified by the first OlymPhysics organized by the Math and Physics Department and assisted by the ACe-Q Math organization. Architecture student and Art Petron winner, Arturo sanchez, put up the first Visual Art exhibit called “Perceptions.” the newly organized student Crime Prevention Council sponsored a student Crime Prevention seminar in cooperation with the CheD and the nAPOLCOM. Regular Department Day celebrations and sports tournament were spiced with small surprises like parade in the campus and festive balloons and confetti. Variety was experienced through the arts and cultural events that flourished this year, such as the play “Once On this Island,” art exhibit by Gallerie Joaquin and nOYPI 3 among others. In sports, games were not limited to basketball and volleyball alone. Interest in badminton, chess and other board games were given INSENSITIVE...|13 education Act of 1982? Would you dare read it? What if I prove you that refund of illegal tuition fee increases was approved long ago? What if I say to your face that there will be another increase on tuition and other fees? Would you dare react? Just to remind you, I’m not here to destroy the school where I belong. I’m not being radical or activist, as other people think of VOICE. We’re here to impart with the students what they should know. Actually, CMO14 is just a pinch of the issues that students must be aware of. never be afraid of speaking what’s within you, it’s our right. Be vigilant, my fellow students. Our silence is used as a weapon in violating our civil rights as students and as citizens. Anyway, I have mentioned about CMO14, RA6728, and the education Act of 1982. If you would be, by hook or by crook, interested, I would be very delighted to furnish you a copy. *** Well, that wraps up my first year in tIP and VOICE. As I’ve said in my column last year, CHANGE for the coming school year. attention, too. In response to the needs of the students, group process activities were offered to fraternities and other special groups. student leaders attended an english enhancement seminar and leadership seminar. they also participated in the LeAP Congress for student leaders organized by the Rotary Club. student activities also served as venues for promoting among students the culture of sharing and service to others. For instance, families in Brgy. silangan and the typhoon victims in Bicol were the beneficiaries of goods donated by the students and the entire tIP community. they were also involved in computer and art workshops for Batang K or children with cancer. Overall, it can be said that the year-long student activities have become opportunities for social, cultural, leadership, educational, recreational and spiritual development of students. Perceptions as to the outcomes or effectiveness of these activities, however, may differ among students. the gap between what is and what students want for student activities are areas for improvement that can be addressed in a climate of respect and collaborative work between the student Personnel services and concerned student groups. ms. Veronica C. Alfonso Director, Student Personnel Services SPORTS DEmORALIZATION...|13 ng Pilipinas (sBP) and Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) ceased after a series of mediation through the unity congress last February 5. now, FIBA had lifted its suspension for the RP team, however, this will only mean the beginning of a new chapter for our national team as they comeback on track. the united BAP-sBP has scheduled meetings to draft the formation of delegates who will represent us on the coming seA Games that will be held in thailand on late December, and the much-awaited 2008 Beijing Olympics. sports officials have said that this is the moment to bring back the glorious times when the country is well known for its great endeavor to win competitions. Well, winning is possible only if there are resolutions addressing the needs of athletes and maintaining the unity among the leaders who holds the power. *** Last January, tIP had sent a letter of withdrawal to the Colleges and universities sports Associations (CusA) officials regarding its decision to pull out the tIP Rangers in joining the succeeding CusA seasons. In the said letter, explanations for withdrawal were stated, but it has no exact effective date.
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What can you say about the student activities held this school year?
prng WALAnG KWentA kc d lhat ng students nagkkroon ng chance mksli s mga activities d kc nman alm n my ganun pala. —John Gabriel, CE, 0919******* prng WALAnG KWentA… — Kenneth Arellano, CE, 0920******* mganda nman s lht ng dep. Khit nkknood lng kmi! Pero sna my magconduct ng program s amn,… pra ma recognize kmi d2! nd also sna magkaroon ng interdepartment sportfez ung mga 1st year… wahe2… tnx — Spark, Educ, 0920******* Actualy fair enough namn ung mga effort ng mga studnt org. satisfactory ung performance. Pero I always beliv n der always a rum 4 impruvments. sana lang add sila ng iba png activities that wil showcase the student’s talent and would create camaraderie… —modie Jun, CoE 0910******* so boring, walang thrill parang highskul lng ung mga activities…! —Draconian_devil, CS 0910******* Panget…! Wlang kwenta ang activities dis yr. kkboring…! —Anonymous, 0919******* student activities compared lyk circus. too many clowns and crooks and nincompoops are at d helm of d game. Itz a free 4-ol among d mediocre, d seasoned and the trapos. 4 so long, we have had a activity system dat doesn’t work, and opportunists don’t want it. Charged. Our pinoy sense of humor is world-class. Current events are timely topics. A junior basketball team is even named “his Bola.” Wow?!! hahaha… —Silent activist, BSIT Mzazaya nmn mga activities peu mz mzaya qng my educ. —Day Jeje, Educ, 0918******* auz lng naman, pwde nah kya lang sna ung tlgang mageenjoy kmeh! Ang boring kc! tska bat ung faculty lng and ung tG ata my x-mas party, dpat lahat ksli,.. anu un nagso2lo? —mheanne, IT, 0919******* masya nmn lhat ng mga activities… wlng ngbago.. nkk2wa prin. —Rejeenald Libadia, Lm, 0928******* mas mganda nd ms nkkaenjoy ung mga activitites ds skul year sna mas lalo p nlang pgndahin ang mga su2nod n s2dent activts 4 s2dents satisfaction. —Jhovz, BSC,0920******* hmm… student act… auz lng kya lng parang minamadali n mtpz… un lng. —JV, ECE, 0919******* Ok nman po mga activities dis yir kya lng hectic msydo scheds q —Junevy Llosa, Arch. 0928******* all the activities held are not satisfctorly, need to be improve! —Gem, mgt, 0920******* ADDITIONAL COmmENTS: “Ok ung pagtatakle nio bout CMO14, brave enof and very eye opener. tumatapang na ang publication nio ah! Kala ko kc matatapos na lang sa lampoon at pagpopost ng mga dean’s lister ang every issue nio… KeeP uP the GOOD WORK GuYs!!! –modie Jun, 0910******* hi, I chance 2 read ur paper tIP VOICe, nd was hapi aftr reading d articles. Am nt a tipian tho ma sis is, am n d odr state nstut–uPD. Vry mpresiv are ol d thots esp n d editorial or opinion section nd olso d tiptongue b un, funi, u wat strykt me —Anonymous For our next poll question: NATIONAL: What can you say about the recently concluded may elections? INSTITUTIONAL: How did VOICE performed this academic year? You can send them through text key in: <Voice><name/Course/Message> to 0921.664.5788.
From its humble beginnings, CusA has grown from the original membership of only eight schools to a significant number of twelve. tIP, being one of the founding members of CusA, had created camaraderie among participating schools in the past twelve seasons. however, the plan of withdrawal will leave questions in the minds of tIPians and will besmirch the image of our Institution. One of the rampant rumors mentioned for withdrawal was that tIP officials found out that the money supposedly spent for training was wasted in vain because our teams fail to win games. Another aspect that motivated the decision to pull out the team was to save budget or perhaps use it on lucrative projects. though the administration has allotted and allocated budget for CusA players, the increasing demands necessary for preparation and training are not taken into consideration. the end result…the team standing of tIP continuously declines over the CusA season. Perhaps, the remedy is to give athletes an extensive and expensive training if possible. however, the most important thing is to have patience on every endeavor to grasp the ever-aspired goals. I will leave this column with a Chinese proverb, which states, “ A handful of patience is more than a bushel full of brains.”
Case 004: Arch/DT/ChE studes nalalasing
happy new hairdo pips! nairita ba kayo sa last issue ng tIPtOnGue? Pwes, kakaiba ngayon… By the way, bago ako magsimula gusto ko munang batiin si katoto kong OBseRVeR. so gay nang pitak n’ya. Ang tIPtOnGue, macho-gwapito pa rin at wala silang panama sa mala-pandesal kong abs at naglalakihang daga sa aking braso at syempre sa hairdo ko. May nagtanong nga sa’kin ng “Ang cute mo naman, nagparebond ka ba?” Ang sagot ko naman, “hindi, ah, dalawang araw na nga akong hindi pa naliligo, eh; saka gugo lang shampoo ko, noh!” sa sobrang shock nya, nagtsismis na lang sya sakin ng kung ano-anu. eto yun, basahin nyo…
Case 002: Chem Stock Room nauubusan na ng gamit
Case 001: ASAPhil vs. ACA
Isa sa nakwento sa akin ni tipoy ay ang pagkakalagay ng pangalan ng AsAPhil sa ilalim ng Arts and Cultural Affairs (ACA) sa web. hindi naman daw ito dapat kasi academic organization ang AsAPhil at ang mother organization nito ay ang AsAPhil-national at hindi ang ACA. At eto pa, na-relay na ang concern na ito sa Office of students Affairs (OsA) pero mukhang wala pang nagyayari sa complaint. Aahhmm..kasi naman akala nila siguro arts din ang ginagawa nyo kaya nasa ACA kayo. Pero nangyari na rin ‘yan sa history ng VOICE at ACA din ang may gustong kumuha sa amin, eh, kaso ayaw namin. Basta, tingnan n’yo na lang sa site na ‘to ‘yung name ng AsAPhil na nakalista under ng ACA: http:// www.tip.edu.ph/content/oaca.htm.
Dahil sa cost cutting, pati mga gamit sa Chem stock Room (CsR) ay nauubos na. Mga mag-aaral na raw ang dapat bumili ng wire gauze dahil P10.00 LAnG naman daw at posporo na P2.50 LAnG naman din. Ito ang napagkasunduan ng faculty ng Che ayon sa staff ng CsR. Kung iisipin, kaya nga tayo nagbayad ng Lab Fee para makagamit ng Lab instruments at hindi na kailangan pang bumili ng wire gauze at posporo. Ano ba Case 005: Tatanggalin ko USLI mo! ‘yan, dagdag pasakit na naman ‘yan sa aming bulsa. naMga kapatid, nabasa nyo ba ang nakapaskil na glolokohan yata tayo, eh. har…har… poster ng MMDA sa labas na “usLI ang istraktura na ito. Kailangan alisin kaagad. Ang ano mang sagabal sa Case 003: Midsem Assembly: Wala lang? bangketa ay ipinagbabawal alinsunod sa national BuildMaraming nagrereklamo tuwing nagkakaroon ng ing Code (PD 1096)”. In fairness naman sa tIP, dapat tamidsem assembly. Yung iba nga ‘di alam kung ano lagang tanggalin ‘yung poster na ‘yun dahil mas nauna at para saan yun. Kasi wala naman daw nangyayari ang tIP dun sa sidewalk. At ang kapal ng mukha nila kasi kahit anong ireklamo nila. eh para saan pa nga ba na- ’yung posteng katabi nun, na proyekto para sa pailaw man ‘yun kung walang nangyayari? sayang lang ang ng Aurora Blvd., ay hindi nilagyan. naku, magtanggalan laway mo sa kakareklamo. nasabi rin ng ssG na hindi man tayo ng usLI dito, eh, kami pa rin mananalo. na raw DsG ang gumagawa ng final report ng mga midsem assembly ayon sa ipinalabas na memo sa kaKung meron kayong reklamo o dinagit na balnila. Mga secretary ng Department heads na daw ang ita, ipagbigay alam lang sa tIPtOnGue. Just type: gagawa nito. hhmm…I smell something fishy about <tt><nAMe, YR, PROGRAM, stuDent#><MsG> it. Kapag ikaw ang Department head at inulan ka ng at I-send sa 0921.664.5788 o di kayay magsadya sa reklamo, ipapa-report mo ba? sino nga ba naman ang aming tanggapan. Bukas din kame sa gustong makigustong matanggal sa trabaho, ‘di ba? Dapat n’yan, pag-away (joke). Ang name ay optional pero ang DsG ang gumagawa para fair sa amin at dapat diretso walang student number ay hindi namen ilalathala. O, sa President ang reporting para maaksyunan talaga sya, advance happy summer vacation. Peace out! ang problema. Allan L. Billones
Lashing ka na ba pare? eh, pano ka ba naman hindi malalasing, eh ang baho ng amoy sa likod ng Bldg. 3 (dahil sa planta ng san Miguel Beer). Kung sa bagay minsanan lang naman ang pag-alingasaw ng nakakasusulasok nilang alak. Buti sana kung mamimigay sila ng free araw-araw. Ang kaso, hindi. Kaya tuloy ang init-init din sa mga lab rooms ng Che kasi nakasara lahat ng bintana dahil sa amoy. sa susunod magdala tayo ng pulutan para pagna-tayming sa aten ang amoy, solb na.
Opinions expressed in this section are solely of the writers and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the whole publication.
bubong at sahig. liban dito ang kawalan ng patubig, elektrisidad, paaralan, at serbisyong pangkalusugan. ayon sa urban Poor associates, mga 70 porsiyento ng mga pamilya sa Southville ang may miyembrong nagtratrabaho sa Metro Manila. natuklasan din nilang ang posibilidad ng pagkagutom sa relokasyon ay doble pa ng nararanasan ng mga komunidad malapit sa riles ng tren. Sa loob ng proyektong nSlP naitala ang pinakamaraming pagpapaalis sa Metro Manila at Bulacan na umabot sa bilang na 145,000 katao magmula 2005. gayundin ang sitwasyon ng pwersahang demolisyon sa cebu para sa paghahanda ng 12th association of Southeast asian nations (aSEan) Summit. May 3,000 katao ang pinalayas at giniba ang bahay mula Setyembre ng sumunod na taon. Mahigit 600 pamilya ang naapektuhan ng pagpapalayas sa Bgy. Mantoyong, guizo sa lungsod ng Mandaue. isa sa bawat anim na pamilya lamang ang nailipat ng tirahan pansamantala. Habang naudlot ng isang buwan ang
Summit walang mga serbisyong patubig at kuryenteng natanggap sa nasabing pansumandaling pinaglipatan. ang pagpapaalis din sa may 420 taong nakatira sa harap ng Shangri-la Mactan island Resort ay humantong sa paggamit ng mga batuta at water cannon ng operatiba. ang lupang binakante ay inilaan para sa paradahan ng sasakyan ng mga dayuhang delegado. yamang ang lupang pinaglabanan ay pribado, ang pinapalagay na may-ari ay dapat pumunta sa korte para kumuha ng demolition order. Sa halip, ginamit ng lokal na pamahalaan ang national Building code o PD1096 na humihingi ng permiso sa pagpapatayo (building permit) ng bahay na nangangailangan ng pag-isyu ng titulo. Malinaw na hindi maaaring makatamo ng permit ang mga squatter mula sa pamahalaang lungsod. noong 1984 pa, sa ilalim ni dating kalihim Jesus Hipolito ng Kagawaran ng gawaing-Bayan at lansangan (DPWH) napag-utos ang pagbabawal sa paggamit ng PD1096 sa demolisyon ng bahay ng informal settlers.
Bago magtapos ang nakaraang taon, naglabas ng ulat ang coHRE sa kanilang mahabang pag-aaral sa kalagayan ng karapatang pabahay sa bansa. Batay sa organisasyon, sistematikong nilalabag ng pamahalaan ang ilang tadhana sa ating Konstitusyon, sa uDHa at sa icEScR. Kinondena din ng urban Poor associates na kinabibilangan ng mga miyembro ng simbahan, ang marahas na pagpapalayas sa informal settlers. Sabi ni du Plessis, “given the Philippines’ increasingly poor human rights reputation, both internationally and domestically, we call on the government to take concrete steps to prevent any further housing rights violations. The basic human right to housing of the urban poor in the Philippines must be taken seriously by the government. Economic progress should never be achieved at the expense of the human rights of Philippine society’s poorest and most vulnerable members.” (Sapagkat mababa na ang reputasyon ng Pilipinas hinggil sa karapatang-pantao,
lokal man o internasyonal, hinihimok namin ang pamahalaan na gumawa ng hakbang upang maiwasan ang mga susunod pang paglabag. Dapat ay pagtuunan ng pansin ang pangunahing karapatan ng mga dukhang urban sa pabahay. Hindi kailangang ipagpalit ang pag-unlad ng ekonomiya sa kapinsalaan ng mga pinakamahirap at kapuspalad sa lipunan.) ang makitid na pagplaplano para sa maralitang tagalungsod ay umuugat sa makitid na pakahulugan sa “pabahay” o “tirahan.” nakalulungkot isiping ang mga burgis na opisyal ay mas pinahahalagahan ang pisikal na istraktura ng tirahan. Sa kadahilanang ito, nagkakamaling pwersahang palayasin ang mga naninirahan sa mga barungbarong upang magpatayo ng mga sementadong pabahay malayo sa kalungsuran—malayo din sa oportunidad pangkabuhayan at pangunahing serbisyo. ang pwersahang demolisyon ay nagpapatunay na mahina ang pangangasiwa ng pabahay bilang isa sa batayang pang-ekonomiya. Kung tunay ang mga reporma sa lupang urban at pabahay, dapat isabay ang pagba-
bago ng mga patakaran ng Estado upang matulungan ang mga mahihirap at kapuspalad na makatamo ng disenteng pabahay. Para sa informal settlers na nabubuhay sa banta ng pagpapaalis, ang “pabahay” ay lehitimong pagmamay-ari ng lupang hindi nila maokupa sa kasalukuyan. ito ay mas kanais-nais kung ipinagtibay ng titulo o para mas praktikal, siguradong pangmatagalang upa. Hindi maiaahon ng sariling pulitikal na istraktura ang mahinang panguluhan. Bagkus, ang mga polisiyang urban ng administrasyon, gaya ng sa diktaduryang Marcos, ay tangka ng sikolohikal na pangungumbinsi. ayon kay lico, ang mga proyektong ganito ay isinasagawa sa pamamagitan ng imprastraktura upang “matutuhang tanggapin ang rehimen bilang lehitimo mula sa pagkukunwari nito.”
SANGGUNIAN: www.cohre.org www.hudcc.gov.ph Lico, Gerard. Edifice Complex 1987 Saligang-Batas ng Pilipinas 1992 Batas sa Pagpapaunlad ng Kalunsuran at Pabahay Urban Poor Associates
A Hopeless Romantic’s Cinquain
i i’ve been into relationships for so many times yet, those were never sublime. Finding a paramour so true, impossible it seems; makes me feel blue When can love be fond of me? ii What’s wrong with me? When can i feel genuine love? How could i not feel empty? Questions as unclear as the dusk’s hue. answers approach me quick. iii on this forlornness, what should i do? Moves of which i have no clue. loneliness never inspires me; never do i need pity. Would someone be of help?
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i am irate… Why can’t they tell it to my face? Why do i need to hear it from other people? i am enraged… Why do i have to be backstabbed? Don’t they have the guts to attack if i’m facing in front of them? i am infuriated… Why do people have to do all of these? There is really no antidote to such disease.
i haven’t done anything My concentration has abandoned me Delirium slowly fills in i’m lost in this battle. never am i drunk nor am i an insomniac Mystifying, this suffering was Drowns me into suffocation. am i to blame To cause such wretchedness? i can’t fight this culprit oh migraine, off you go!
i’m waiting for you. Here. That in time, you’ll look and smile. and you’ll gonna realize.` i’m just here. Whatever happens. i’ll never leave. ‘cause i left all my memories. Here. with you....
Sabrina Dagdag (3rd yr, BSC)
Addicted in Ruthless Agony
all i can see is pitch-black, My heart beats in its fastest rate. Damn this feeling, i can’t help but cry Do i really deserve this kind of fate? i don’t want to waste my life yearning for you But your presence keeps on bothering me. i try to go on with my life forgetting the past, But yesterday’s memories haunt me from inside. Ruthless agony, i’m addicted to it. What have i done to suffer like this? if falling for you is an abominable act, Then i’ll always do it for it’s a bliss.
after all the things you’ve said and done, i’ve no hatred because of the pain goodness gracious! i can’t take this anymore! My mind’s enemies add up to my depression. Hope and instead of living with abhorrence slowly glides away from my being. i couldn’t blame anyone or anything. What am i to do? and shame, at times, i am stuck in moments of emptiness; staring blankly into space, no thoughts stirring in i’d rather live with the agony, just my mind. it’s as though my spirit has abandoned me during those times, and i hate every single moment remain. of it. it makes me somewhat paralyzed; unproductive. Why am i alone? People tend to distance themselves away from me, for which the reasons are uncarpe_diem known. never had i done something wrong against them. or haven’t i noticed that i have done such. To those people who left me behind without any proper reason: you SucK! loneliness and anger sips out the happiness in me. i hope that someday, solace would embrace me endlessly.
Frats display brotherhood Incredible Summer Adventure through basketball
By Rose Ann Piad By Dan Calaycay, Darwin Singh
an EaRSPliTTing congregating area as the council of Fraternities and Sororities (cFS) tried to resolve inflicting issues between fraternities through camaraderie and sportsmanship represented by the inter-Fraternity Friendship Week from March 1-5. The office of Student affairs (oSa) cooperated in the event by helping cFS to organize a basketball tournament. Ten participants vied to capture the inter-frat basketball crown namely: alpha Phi omega (aPo), alpha Kappa Rho (aKRHo), Beta Kappa (BK), confederation of ilocano associations incorporated (ciaSi), Delta Sigma xi, Full Blooded ilocano (FBi), genuine ilocano (gi), Samahang Visaya (SV), Phi lambda upsilon (Plu) and Sigma Epsilon Phi (SEPHianS). The participating frats were
screened in various games in the elimination round and because of exemplary efforts by SEPHianS, FBi, ciaSi and Plu, they entered the semis. ciaSi and Plu defeated their rivals and obtained slots for the championship. During the finals, ciaSi managed to stick in the top of the scorecards against Plu with just a basket, 70-68. With three point shots accomplished by Valdepeñas and partnered by crucial free throws of Roble in the dying minutes of the game, ciaSi prevailed in the tourney and won the championship. Three players from the ciaSi was chosen as part of mythical five who were carlos Valdepeñas, lovie agcaoli and Dave Pacis, while Erik castromayor and Jerick Sapalicio of Plu completed the list. Valdepeñas also received the Most Valuable Player title.
suMMeR Is fast approaching. We can already feel the warmth of air as well as the restless excitement. All conversation falls down into a single topic—summer-get away. It is the time when we finally bid farewell to voluminous paper works, interminable assignments, projects, reports and frustrating thesis and researches. there are countless ways on how we can spend our summer vacation. We can stay at home, have out-of-town trip(s), or perhaps, look for a summer job. nevertheless, summer is a time to relax, a season where we can flaunt those sexy bodies and show-off those welldeveloped muscles. Moreover, it is a time to experience thrill by being involved in sports activities that will surely put you into an adrenaline rush. Let us spice up our vacation and make the most of it by trying new and exciting sports.
water skiing and surfing. through binding (boot-like gadget), you are attached to the board and a boat will pull you with the use of a cable. this requires a lot of patience in mastering the fundamental techniques to keep you in balance. this sport, aside from putting you into adrenaline rush, also serves as an exercise as it strengthens your arms and legs. Regular wakeboarding can help you achieve the perfect tanned complexion. however, this luxurious sport will cost you Php12000 for a complete gear.
calm beaches, over the coral reefs, or along mangrove swamps.
this water sport is popular these days. It is a combination of
A kayak is a small-human powered boat propelled by a double-bladed paddle. It has a covered deck, or a cockpit covered by a spraydeck. however, modern kayaks come in a variety of materials and design for special purposes. sea Kayaking is a relatively new sport in the Philippines but with the country’s conceivable variety of tropical seascape, it is certain to become a popular activity. Kayaking offers a wonderful paddling experience either on crystal-clear water,
At first, this is known to be a male-dominated sport but now, women are starting to develop interest in this challenging discipline. this is good for those who are afraid of heights for it can help conquer fear. Rock though, a new sport in the country, is spreading fast. there are already rock climbing spots on Metro Manila like Power up Gym in Quezon City, Planet Rock in Makati, and Gravity Gym in Paranaque. this sports is normally performed with two persons with a strong harness attached to them. the leader, who climbs first, will leave marks on the rock that will serve as a guide to the second climber. When the leader reaches the top, he will set up an anchor for his partner. nevertheless, the one who serves as a leader must have the courage because a wrong footstep may lead to danger.
ceremony with the purpose to plead the god of water to prevent disaster. now, it is considered as one of the most popular team sports. this is not an expensive recreational activity. the only things you need are shorts, a top dress (preferably sleeveless), rubber slippers and Php5.00 for boat rental. this is also beginner-friendly because all you have to do is to row. however, the group’s movement and timing is important.
White Water Rafting
this sport was once a Chinese
If you want to develop camaraderie between your peers, try out white water rafting. It is frightening at first because of the rapid waters and large boulders but once you have tried it, you might never want to stop. Rafting is a recreational activity that uses a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. this is usually done on pallid waters or on different degrees of rough waters in order to thrill and excite the passenger. All these sports will serve as a physical and mental exercise. they will surely give significance to the coming summer break as it intensifies the heat and adventure.
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ECE volleys Interdept Volleyball crown
THiS yEaR’S interdepartmental volleyball games served as an avenue in unveiling the skills of TiPians in serving, blocking and spiking. Held at the PE center on the whole month of January, the games energized the player’s enthusiasm and eagerness to win. after series of games in the eliminations, ME/iE, arch/DT, EcE, and cBE landed on the top four slots and entered the semifinals. For the first game in semis, a rch/DT and ME/iE exchanged hundreds of spikes, both trying to grab the victory. However, despite the skills of ME/iE, arch/DT managed to prevent their opponent in claiming the victory. cBE and EcE faced-off for the second game. The crucial point of the game occurred when EcE threw tremendous spikes to cBE, giving them the opportunity to meet arch/DT in the finals. The battle for third commenced between cBE and ME/iE. The teams’ supporters helped in energizing the players’ ability. in the end cBE supporters went home with high spirits, as their team took the third spot with the scores: 2520, 25-15,25-21. The much-awaited match between arch/DT and EcE took place at the PE center. EcE surmounted the powerful spikes from arch/ DT and managed to settle a lead. a rch/DT tried to shift the score but the three consecutive sets have spoiled their chance of winning. EcE , full of vigor, took this year’s crown with the scores 25-20, 25-21 and 25-20. This year’s tournament named gervie caparas, Julius lawrence antido, Roberto nabo, Paul abesamis, Francis Magtibay, and aries Dane Bautista as the mythical six. gervie caparas also snatched this year’s MVP title.
CE/SE racketeers prove dominance
By model Tesoro
THE PE CENTER had witnessed encounters of competing teams vying for the 2007 Interdepartmental Badminton Tourney. The tournament, categorized singles for men and women and doubles, was set every evening from January 12-19.
Players kept themselves on alert status to prevent the shuttlecock in landing on their court. Breath-taking rallies were witnessed in the venue as the final matches for different categories of the game commenced. For the doubles category, Mark anthony Reyes and Milan Morandarte of cE/SE as well as ulysses Francisco and John John Solam of
faced-off in the finals. after alternate smashes from contending teams, cE/SE have proved their spectacular badminton prowess as they defeated ME/iE. after the success of cE/SE for doubles, Mark anthony Reyes competed once again for the men’s division finals against Samboy San Jose of ciTE. Staggeringly, he was again
victorious and captured the championship title. on the other hand, for the women’s division, Krystine geronimo (cE/SE) and carmela Pacheco (ciTE) vied for the championship crown. geronimo, being equipped with proper hand-eye coordination and effective racket skills, outscored Pacheco and snatched the title.
Interdept Basketball Tourney ’07
By Alan monreal, Naty Jean Ebay
ECE takes home championship trophy
ing and rebounding. During the first half, ciTE managed to a 43-41 advantage. However, MarE’s cagers woefully interrupted ciTE’s efforts when they manifested their furious attacks during the second half, reciprocating the score, 75-65. Throughout the eliminations, MarE drove eight winning streaks, securing their slot in the finals. The next game blazed between cBE and coE. coE outplayed its opponent with a 66-56 finish. Being determined to make to the finals, coE played with confidence that resulted to their record of six wins, assuring its place in the quarterfinals. EcE, on the other hand, enjoyed their astounding seven-point advantage against arch/ DT on their match, 70-63. The solid defense of EcE made it win their matches, thus entering the semis. side with a prevailing score of 64-61. During the last seconds of the game, MarE committed fouls that served as an advantage for EcE, making a 6765 finish and bringing home the championship title.
CE/SE captures table tennis title
By Joemerlyn Cabug-os
aS a PaRT of the annual celebration of TiP’s foundation week, the interdepartmental table tennis competition was held at PE Hall from January 3-12. it was participated by eleven departments namely cE/SE, arch/DT, cBE, Educ, ME/iE, ciTE, MarE, EE, EcE, and chE. The departments, composed of two representatives each, were divided into two brackets, a and B. Bracket a was comprised of cE/ SE, arch/DT, cBE, EDuc , ME/iE, and ciTE while MarE, EE, EcE, coE, and cHE made up Bracket B. The players from the same department were further separated into different tables, Table 1, and 2. For the eliminations, a single round robin system was followed and only players holding the top two spots will enter the quarterfinals. Bracket a, Table 1 was dominated by cE/SE, 5-0 and arch/DT, 3-2. cE/SE and cBE outplayed their opponents in Bracket a, Table 2, 4-1 and 3-2 respectively. For Bracket B, MarE showed no mercy to other teams as they claimed victory from both tables, 4-0 in Table 1 and 2-2 in Table
“EcE SPoilS MarE’s defense…” a few yet meaningful lines EcE supporters uttered after the team’s hard-fought victory against MarE, 67-65. an upset to MarE after EcE demolished their last year’s record as the over-all champion. This year’s interdepartmental basketball tournament paved way to exciting rounds of fair competition among nine departments namely EcE, MarE, Princess Tolentino ciTE, coE, ME/iE, arch/DT, cE/SE, EE and cBE. The tourney followed a round robin elimination where each team has a chance to play eight games and the teams who will outrank others will proceed to the finals. Each team faced off in the jam-packed congregating area november 20 and ended February 5. This annual sports event 2. EE followed with a. score of 3-1. was organized by SSg-DSg to promote unity and Semis: ECE demolished CITE For the crossover system brotherhood among TiP students through sports. The clash between coE and ciTE made the quarterfinals, the clash between TiPians cheer deafeningly. The knuckle-breakcE/SE’s neil Bagaforo and EE’s A must-see sports event ing quarterfinals depicted ciTE’s domination James lawrence gomez for Table The elimination rounds had driven passion against coE by its astonishing offense. ciTE bade 1 took place. after rounds of alter- and spirit among teams to quench their thirst to its triumphant win after setting 108-96 finish. afnate smashes, Bagaforo’s moves as- fight for the much-awaited finals. in a power colliter that win, ciTE immediately advanced to the toundingly triumphs as he defeated sion among ten vigorous players of MarE and ciTE semis to meet EcE. gomez. For Table 2, Heidi luyon displayed their agility and dexterity in shootDuring the first half of the semis, EcE manof cE/SE overpowered her opponent aged to control the game with a reputable lead aries oliva. For the second game, while ciTE is trying to push their immediate MarE’s Brix Kennedy legazpi and response to get even the score in favor of them. John Patrick Benitez conquered However, EcE did not allow that to happen. EcE their respective tables after defeatmaintained its firm defense and powerful ofing Kirk Heraldo of arch/DT and fenses until the end of the game, abolishing Kurt Heraldo of cBE. ciTE, 74-61. Table 1’s battle between neil Bagaforo and Brix Kennedy The glory that was marE; grandeur that legazpi commenced simultanewas ECE ously with Table 2’s Heidi luyon The match between last year’s rival for the and John Patrick Benitez for the most coveted championship crown, MarE and semifinals. Both cE/SE’s representEcE, was once again set. atives have secured their position in The finals followed a best-of-three set-up. the final match. The first game held at the PE center upset the The impetus became higher mariners when EcE bulldozed their contingent as the rectangular green tables with 67-63. MarE, on the other hand, tried to catch welcomed the smashing attacks of up in their next face off by securing its scores in Bagaforo and luyon for the finals. most of the quarters. Due to steals and turnovers, in the end, Bagaforo grabbed his EcE almost lost the game. However, in the final win as he successfully made a strong quarter, EcE succeed to switch the luck to their attack to luyon’s court. The match ECE VS mARINE ended with a score of 15-11.
mVP and mythical Five
Due to their exemplary prowess, this year’s mythical five were andrew Domagas of ciTE, Steve casuyon of EcE, Manuel Villela of coE, Jerry alvarado of MarE, and neil Salamanca of EcE. Salamanca also seized this year’s MVP title.
Escalona seizes board master’s title
By Peter John Eclevia
BaTTlE oF WiTS and cunning moves… Participated by 31 students from eight Departments—arch/DT, cE/SE, chE, MarE, EcE, EE, ME/iE, and cBE, the interdepartmental Board games has set a new roster of witty players. The games composed of various board games that tested the intelligence of each participant were held from January 15-18 at the Students center. The players meet in the eliminations with the game Word factory. out of 31, only eight triumphed. after that, chinese checkers was played in the quarterfinals. it followed a best-of-three mechanics in which after intense clashes of wits, only four remained. The semifinals went down with norbert dela cruz (ME/iE), Ma. Rodeleen Enriquez (arch), James alfred Escalona (EcE), and Francis Jodin Mamon (EE). They faced each other in games of the generals. The best-of-three chess finals commenced between Escalona and Mamon. Escalona delivered his move wisely on the first round but Mamon recovered his loss after Escalona left his king defenseless during the second round. on the third round, Escalona grabbed victory when he abolished the weak positioning of his opponent’s chess pieces.
PHOOTOGRAPH: mARVEN mANES
nother milestone in fostering unity among various departments had been established as the annual interdepartmental Sports Tournament, which lasted from november 20 ’06 to February 19 ’07, took place on different venues such as congregating area, PE center, and Students center. Eleven departments participated in the sports event namely: arch/DT, cBE, cE/SE, chE, ciTE, coE, EcE, Educ, EE, MarE, and ME/iE. The tourney displayed five sports discipline, which includes basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton and board games. Each team has the drive and desire to win, but only one team, the cE/SE, prevailed as the over-all champion dominating three disciplines. SSg-DSg organized the said event.
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