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  • HERALD AQ U I N I A N The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi GOLDEN COLORS. Aquinas University of Legazpi prepares for the 65th Foundation Anniversary on the last week of January 2013. PHOTO BY ROMEO DIESTAAquinas celebrates 65th bdayAcademic Year 2012-2013 | November-January | VOLUME I | NUMBER 2 Member, College Edit or s G uild of t he Philippines (CEG P)‘Pagheras Aquinas’ launchedTO SHARE the blessings is what AQ Dome. organized St. Thomas Meals Don Buenaventura Cup. Aquinas dance by the university artistsAquinas University of Legazpi(AUL) for breakfast, lunch and dinner University successfully defended groups, AUL Chorale, Sama-samang Later in the day, the focuswants to do as it marks its 65th throughout the day. the Championship against the Tining ng mga Aktor na Gumagalaw was on arts as the art exhibit,Foundation Anniversary in ADNU team. sa Entablado (STAGE) and AUL 65th Avenue, organized by the The second day of the Universityfestivities during the annual Dance Troupe. Polytechnic Institute (PI) was Week, saw the Salinas Lecture at the Competition was also presentUniversity Week from January 28 to launched. While Architecture and DMH. This year, the talk focused the next day, January 29, as different January 29 was also Employees’February 1, 2013 at various venues Fine Arts alumnus Gildo B. Bien, on HIV and Sexually Transmitted high schools in Albay participated Day, a tribute event named Haranain the campus. a visual and creative director for Infections. Meanwhile over at the in the Academic Contest organized at the DMH. The Aquinian community major television network ABS-CBN, St. Dominic Grounds, the Trade Fair by the College of Arts, Sciences and Thursday, January 30, featuredwelcomed the week on Monday received his plaque as this year’s was opened for the community. Education (CASE). Tabaco National two talks on different topics. In thewith a mass for St. Thomas Aquinas OmawsaOragon awardee during High School won the top prize. In the afternoon, things heated morning, the Hururon Aquinianon his feast day, January 28, at the rites at the DaragangMagayon Hall up as AUL went head-to-head with Along with the contest, focused on the use of Social MediaAQ Dome. This was followed by the (DMH). Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU) Enrichment Classes were also in evangelizing. This was followedUWeek Opening Salvo also at the On Monday, the school also for the final round of the 2013 organized on singing, acting and AQUINAS CELEBRATES, PAGE 3 Students elect leadersUniversityHighlights Week OSA hopes for better turnout By Carmela Diane B. Doma (Left) Personnel enjoy COME FEBRUARY 6, 2013, the Aquinians will have a Guillermo is the standard-bearer of Coalition a light moment during new Supreme Student Council (SSC) President-elect; of Leaders Advocating the Welfare of the Students the St. Thomas Meal. this as Aquinas University of Legazpi gears up for the (CLAWS) while Rima is running as an independent Student Council elections on February 5, 2013. candidate. The SSC President post is a choice between AB CLAWS also fielded candidates for other SSC posts Communication junior Angelica Guillermo and AB as well as the CSC posts in the College of Arts, Sciences Political Science junior Paolo Rima. All other positions and Education (CASE), and the Polytechnic Institute (Below) Dick Gordon (PI). Meanwhile, the League of Liberal Reformists speaks to students are uncontested - from the SSC Vice President position in the Raymond of all the way down to the College Student Council (CSC) (LLR) dominated the line-ups for the College of Peñaforte Lecture. positions. Business Management and Accountancy (CBMA) and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS). Earlier in the week, from January 27 to February 1, 2013, the different candidates went around the campus The different candidates, including the unopposed, to campaign. STUDENTS CHOOSE, PAGE 3 Aquinians go far in Roco Debate Cup AQDS wins seat in regional adhoc committee (Above) Aquinians enjoy the Art Exhibit set up by the Fine Arts majors. By Carmela Diane B. Doma AQUINAS UNIVERSITY of Legazpi all fourth best speaker while Aaron (AUL) debaters continue to shine Marc M. Dimaano (3 ABPS) was in debate competitions in the Bicol adjudged the tournament’s sixth Region. best. (Above) The Opening Mass signifies the A total of four teams were sent start of the University Week. On the debut year of the Aquinas University Debate Society (AQDS), by the school: AUL A composed of the Aquinian debaters competed Alfred Babasoro (2 ABPhilo) and and won awards in the sixth Raul Luis Villanueva (3 BSComSci); AUL AQDS Logo S. Roco Cup Regional British- B made up of Deo Geocoda (2 ABPS) and Erika Pereña (4 BSChem); AUL also sent student- Parliamentary Debate Tournament AUL C composed of Abitria and adjudicators Carmela Diane Doma at Universidad de Sta. Isabel from Dimaano; and AUL D composed (2 ABComm), Kristine Ibañez November 28 to December 3, 2012. of Fritzie Monilla (3 ABPS) and (2 BLIS), and Romeo Diesta (3Gil Bien (right), this years recepient ofOmaw sa Oragon, receives his award. Roger A. Abitria IV (3 ABEL) was Phoebe Kris Sison (1 ABComm). (Above) Aquinians win the Don Buenaventura Cup. awarded as the tournament’s over- AQUINIANS GO FAR, PAGE 3 PHOTOS BY ROMEO DIESTA
  • 2 HE R A LD AQUINIAN The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi CASE toasts 2012 board passers By Carmela Diane B. Doma THE COLLEGE of Arts, Sciences and Education responsibility as professionals. Maria Veroninique (CASE) celebrated the achievement of its graduates Berdin, Acting Director of the Center for Culture in the annual Testimonial Dinner for Licensure and Arts and a new LET passer herself, answered Examination for Teachers (LET) and Chemist the challenge. Licensure Examination (CLE) 2012 passers at Speaking on behalf of current both of graduating Jennifers Kabayan Hotel on January 19, 2013. students, Francis Malaquilla, a graduating CASE has 22 LET passers in September 2012, Education major, accepts the challenge of taking with 16 first-time takers, and one CLE board passer and passing the next board examination. from batch 2011. Prof. Susan Bobadilla, Chair of the Education Prof. Gina Boromeo, Director for Alumni and program and former dean of the passers, gave the Public Affairs, led the school’s toast to the success closing remarks to end the night. of the new teachers and chemists. Earlier in the The said event finally pushed through after program, Liezl Lorilla and Pauline Machinay, two being postponed twice. It was originally scheduled of the Aquinian passers, shared testimonials. on December 21, 2012 but was put off because of University Academic Coordinator, Prof. other concerns of the College. The event was thenBLOODY TRUTH. Students act out human rights violations during the Gabi ng Lilian Legson, gave the challenge to the newly rescheduled on January 12, 2013 but was againKarapatang Pantao on December 7, 2012 at the AUL Dome. reset due to tropical depression Bising. PHOTO BY ENRICO MANALLO licensed teachers and chemists to exercise their 400+ seniors attend Pabalon Chem dep’t sees influx of transferees By Aldrin C. Brosas By Vianne J. Hermida AQUINAS UNIVERSITY of Legazpi This orientation was spearheadedSOME 420 graduating Aquinian program was a lecture on “Career Arturo Corbe, from the Department (AUL) welcomed 12 new third year by PsyChem, the home organizationstudents went to “Pabalon sa Ka- Planning and Goal Setting” by Mr. of Labor and Employment Albay Chemistry majors in the orientation of Psychology and ChemistryAQ,” a job-hunting-preparation Richard Medalla, Guidance Office Field Office, lectured on Labor rites held on December 19, 2012 at students in AUL.program sponsored by the Office Director of Divine Word College Education. Engr. Corbe expounded the College of Arts, Sciences and Organizers said that despite theof Admissions, Guidance and of Legazpi. Meanwhile, Ms. Jean on the “Basic Rights of an Employee Education faculty room. limited time given to the studentPlacement (OAGP), on January 19, Cardiño, Director of the Human and Employer.” leaders to prepare, the event was The new Aquinian Chemistry2013 at the Daragang Magayon Hall. Resource Management Office of successful. “The organizers were Prior to the event, graduation students are all transferees from AUL, talked about job-hunting from just told about the event a little The yearly event is aimed at applicants were asked to take the Bicol University. the perspective of the HR and gave less than a week before it, but withpreparing students as they face job- Skills Audit Test given by the OAGP- out pointers in “Resume and Cover The orientation given to the the cooperation of the officers,hunting challenges after graduation. Testing Center to measure the Letter Making.” new Chemistry majors was on the the event turned out okay,” sharedThis year, four resource speakers students’ aptitude and readiness university rules and regulations PsyChem President Jerome delgave key and helpful insights on the Bicol University’s Ms. Marion for work. The results of test were particularly on the curriculum, Castillo.usual concerns of fresh graduates Abigail Valencia conducted a mock later handed out and interpreted by financial matters and the registrar.in finding jobs and preparing for interview. She also shared tips on Mr. Raymund Gerard Banzuela, theinterviews. how to dress right for a job interview. university pyschometrician, during The first part of the daylong On the last portion of the event, Engr. the program. MMK team visits AUL, asks for contributions Nat’l scribes’ summit sees AQH participation By Jesus L. Dawal, Jr. Do you have a story that can us saying thank you to everyone. We By Aldrin C. Brosas move the nation to tears? Then want to reach out to all the persons MMK wants you. who’ve been part and contributed in making MMK number one all On January 24, 2013, production these years.” personnel from television giant ABS- CBN visited Aquinas University of The MMK team encouraged the Legazpi in an exclusive engagement Aquinian Communication students with the school as part of 20th year to write entries which were later celebration of the iconic television screened on January 25 to 27, 2013 show “Maalaala Mo Kaya” or MMK. at the Pacific Mall Entertainment Center, Legazpi City. With around 40 Communication majors and a number of College of When a story catches the Arts, Sciences and Education faculty attention of the team, a researcher members as audience at M-Building will contact the storywriter and Room 101, the ABS-CBN team schedule an interview to clarify the led by Akeem del Rosario, MMK details of the story. According to del production researcher, encouraged Rosario, an interview lasts for about Aquinians to share their stories six hours, but the longest he’s heardBUDDING JOURNALISTS. The Aquinian Herald delegates (L-R) Aldrin Brosas, Jillian Estrellado, Vianne Hermida and Prof. SimonListana posed with noted GMA News TV personality Mariz Umali (center), in the Inkblots event at UST. and get the chance to have their of so far lasted for ten hours. PHOTO BY ALDRIN C. BROSAS contributions featured in an MMK If the story finally gets selected,IN ITS initial year as the official consisted of Managing Editor newscaster Mariz Umali, ABS-CBN episode. the sender gets an honorarium,student paper of Aquinas University VianneJ. Hermida (3BSN), news reporter Nico Baua, Associated MMK is an award-winning and the production commences.of Legazpi, Aquinian Herald (AQH) Associate Editor Jillian J. Estrellado Press photographer Aaron Favila, television show that features Usually, the production takessent three members of its editorial (2BSECE), and Graphics Editor veteran sports columnist Quinito stories of different individuals to two full days, but as to when theboard to attend “Inkblots,” the 14th Aldrin C. Brosas (2 ABComm). Henson, and columnist, award- inspire viewers on themes of hope, episode gets aired, one cannot beUniversity of Santo Tomas (UST) They were accompanied by Prof. winning author Eros Atalia. despair, family, love and personal fully certain. “It depends upon theNational Campus Journalism Simon S. Listana, the school paper’s Meanwhile, news writer from the growth. MMK is especially known season, or the theme,” added DelFellowship, on October 22 to 24, technical adviser. Philippine Daily Inquirer Christian for producing tear-jerker episodes Rosario.2012. Esguerra, Associate Editor of The Sponsored and hosted by the which viewers easily relate to. Philippine Star Marichu Villanueva, Del Rosario had been an MMK The convention, held at 84-year-old campus paper of entertainment columnist Nestor Part of del Rosario’s job is to story researcher for three yearsthe Thomas Aquinas Research UST, The Varsitarian, the press Cuartero and renowned Manila discover new stories for the show. already, and so he’s hoping, he said,Complex, UST, España, Manila, was conference saw about 300 college Bulletin cartoonist Jess Abrera were He says a major reason why the that he would be able to read aboutparticipated by AQH writers in an campus journalists review the among the newspapermen who network targeted Legazpi in their an original story the show generallyeffort to further hone the staffers’ basics of journalism with lectures graced the event. search is that the production team never heard before, especially set inskills through exposure on college and workshops given by top media wants to look for a story set in Bicol Legazpi City, in other parts of Albay,campus journalism. practitioners in the country. which will also promote the place. or in the Bicol Region. The Aquinian delegation Some of the speakers were GMA Del Rosario adds, “this is one way of
  • The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi HE R A LD AQUINIAN 3 AUL celebrates Christmas with Agtas By Luis A. VillanuevaTHE CENTER for Community the university, school supplies from distance. And there on the sitio, liesInvolvement (CCI) and the SSC officers, and groceries from a small elementary school and aSupreme Student Council (SSC) NSTP students. tribal hall.organized the immersion activity According to the organizers, the Further up, about a few“Paskong AQ, Pakikisumaro sa project encouraged Aquinians to kilometers from Sitio Antom,Agta” on December 10, 2012 as gain better understanding of the is an even more isolated Sitio,part of Aquinas University of AQUINIAN MARDI GRAS. CBMA beauties parade their carnivale-inspired attire situation and the way of life of the called Mayharigue. Some of the during ROKYAW Year 12 at AUL grounds.Legazpi’s Christmas celebrations. locals. participants went there and got PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER REOLOThe activity was an opportunityfor the university to extend a hand Agta brothers caught in the rain. However, JPIA conducts annual Christmas outreach according to them, their effort to By Lyka M. Consultato the Agta Tabangnon tribe, an Sitio Antom, is where the reach the place was well worth it.indigenous people’s community, at majority of native Agta Filipinos THE AQUINAS chapter of the conducted games especially forSitio Antom, Misibis, Tiwi, Albay. Upon arrival, the Aquinians Junior Philippine Institute of children. who belong to the Agta Tabangnon proceeded to talking and getting Accountants (JPIA) welcomed The Aquinian group that tribe reside. One of the beneficiaries, a 50- acquainted with the locals and residents from Busay and Pandan,consisted of 29 faculty members This particular sitio is about a distributing the gifts. The locals, in year old man named Mr. Trujillo, Daraga, to celebrate a Christmasand personnel and 8 students went kilometer hike on the mountainous turn, cooked for their guests and said that he and his 10-year old son, party together at the AQ Dome,to the Agta communities to share part of Barangay Misibis. The path held a small feast. The participants Shem, were very much delighted on December ,5 2012. The JPIAChristmas gifts to the families. up the hills to the sitio is quite steep, noted that “the priceless smiles on and thankful for being part of the community shared their ChristmasAmong the gifts were basic needs which would take almost half an everyones face showed the most said event. with poor Albayanos with thesuch as clothing, which were hour for a person to travel the short sincere appreciation.” JPIA president Natasha Pedige theme, “A JPIAN Christmas, Onedonated by the different offices of said that the preparation put into Spirit, One Home with the Ones.”Aquinas celebrates... Every year a celebration like this the project by her fellow College of Business Management andFROM PAGE 1 On the final day, Friday, the whole Aquinian is conducted by JPIA to reach out to Accountancy students was all worth community came together to witness Rokyaw Year 12, as less fortunate families and share a it because of all the smiles of theby the St. Raymond of Peñafort lecture on the Tourism members from the different departments participated meaningful Christmas with them. children.Law featuring former Senator and Tourism Secretary in street dance and school pride. In the event, students gave gifts andRichard “Dick” Gordon as speaker. The day ended on a high note as students and Initially into the University Week, students got confused as to whether regular classes were still Students elect...faculty members converged for the HuringHuding full being held. But on the afternoon of Friday, the whole FROM PAGE 1 appointed Commission onof poetry reading, music and other artful performances. university trooped to the St. Dominic grounds to take Elections (COMELEC) members part in the festivities. presents their platforms and last have initiated an information pitch for election during the Miting dissemination campaign to educate de Avance in St. Thomas Building voters. COMELEC also said that lobby on February 4, 2013. additional computer terminals will also be provided to accommodate Meanwhile, Office of Student the students. Affairs (OSA) Acting Director Mr. Jesus Barizo hopes that majority of COMELEC Chairman Kevin students, or even more, would vote Cledera (4 ABPS) assured Aquinians on Election Day, February 5, 2013. that COMELEC aimed to have a more organized campaign period The OSA Acting Head said this and election this year. as the last year elections saw only about 500 students going to the Additionally, Cledera alsoBICOLS BEST. Aquinas Roger Abitria IV (right) receives his best speaker award along with other top debaters in the sixth Roco Cup polls out of more than 3,000 voters. advised all students to bring theirat Naga City. whiteforms when they vote.Aquinians go far... Along with this, OSA- PHOTO BY USI DEBATE SOCIETYFROM PAGE 1 Public Speaking Competition with Villanueva reaching the final rounds.ABPhilo). The sixth edition of the Roco Cup, with the theme In a field of over 50 college debaters, Aquinas teams Debate Evolution saw the participation of 56 debatersalso made it to the higher rounds of the competition. from Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU), UniversidadAUL C reached the semi-final round, while AUL D de Sta. Isabel (USI), Aquinas University of Legazpicompeted up to the quarterfinals. (AUL), Central Bicol State University of Agriculture Meanwhile, AUL A also reached the Salubungan (CBSUA), Sorsogon State College (SSC), CamarinesCup finals. The Salubungan Cup gives the top four Norte State College (CNSC), and Bicol University (BU).teams who did not reach the quarterfinals another The participating debate institutions also establishedchance to compete. an adhoc committee for the newly organized Bicol A MOTHERS TOUCH. DLLH Chair Dr. Arlene Aguilar interacts with children participants during the BALIK AQUI program at DMH. Aside from debates, the tournament also had a Debate Council (BDC). Dimaano, premier of AQDS, PHOTO BY ENRICO MANALLO was elected Vice President. Special Feature Aquinian Herald has conducted a survey In particular, the respondents were Understanding the student vote knew who these officers are. By Christopher Lawrence Reolo activities, while others wished for effective of 75 students proportionately distributed asked to point out the best and worst things leadership and good council-student At the same time, less than half or 31 of the among the four colleges to dissect better about their incumbent Student Councils, relations. Other respondents also hoped for respondents considered the performance of student perception on the Student Council whetherSupreme Student Council or their more fairness among students. A number the Supreme Student Council as satisfactory. and the elections. Inferences based on these respective College Student Councils (CSCs). mentioned “decreasing the killjoy stuff,” results are, of course, non-conclusive. Meanwhile, many of the respondents perhaps lamenting that not enough ‘fun’ The strength of the student government from the College of Arts, Sciences and activities have happened in the year. But Question 1: What qualities should an pointed out by many was in the actual Education, College of Business Management then, there are also those who want to have Aquinian Leader possess? activities conducted by the student and Accountancy, and the Polytechnic new faces on the Student Council, wishing government. One student, Gene Magno (3 According to the respondents, most are Institute deem their CSCs as satisfactory as that new leaders will be given the chance BEED), shared that “[the Student Council] looking for Aquinian leaders who are (a) well. to govern. were doing so many activities [which] intelligent,(b) honest, and (c) responsible. A encouraged a lot of student [to participate].” The College of Nursing and Health Despite the differing opinions, a number of respondents also desired a leader Sciences CSC’s performance in particular consistent expectation was the hope for a (a) who can protect their welfare, (b) hear While many of the respondents feel was considered as very satisfactory by the better student government. their grievances and act upon them and (c) that the Student Council officers are trying CNHS respondents. The Nursing majors are someone who has a strong political will who their best to be good and capable student There you have it. While a more scientific known to be a close-knit group. will not falter from fightingfor the side of the leaders, many respondents also didn’t show social perception survey has to be conducted students. ready knowledge on the identity of their Question 3: What are the students’ to accurately measure the pulse of student actual Student Council officers. Respondents expectations of the newly elected council? opinion, Aquinian Herald hopes some Question 2: What are the views of the commented with “We don’t know them,” When asked of their expectations of these findings can positively influence students on the current Student Council “I don’t really know,” and “Who are they?” towards the next set of officers, the students both voters and would-be officers in their officers? in response to queries whether or not they gave varying answers. Some asked for more decisions.
  • 4 HE R A LD AQUINIAN The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of LegazpiEditorial Unopposed Yearly, students get to choose the leaders that they deemworthy of the various posts in the student government.Among the many choices they pick the best. The problemin this year’s election is that every position in the StudentCouncil, bar the post of the SSC President, is being viedfor by candidates who are running unopposed. It’s a battlebetween Angelica Guillermo, the standard bearer of CLAWS,and Joseph Paolo Rima, an independent candidate, for thetop post. The rest can celebrate immediately after havingfiled their certificates of candidacy. That’s how predictablethe 2013 Student Council election is. We have two major political parties in the school. One isCLAWS, or the Coalition of Leaders Advocating the Welfareof the Students. The other one is LLR, or League of LiberalReformists. It is important to note that all outgoing officersof the Supreme Student Council, Polytechnic Institute andCollege of Arts, Sciences and Education Student Councilsare all from CLAWS. Most of the outgoing officers of theCollege of Nursing, and Health Sciences and College ofBusiness Management and Accountancy Student Councilsall come from LLR. Loving Truth This year, we have many of the outgoing officers runningagain for office. Aside from the familiar faces, anotherobservation is that all council positions of CBMA-SC are The school’s motto says issues. there to Second, to suggestionsready for the taking by all the candidates from LLR. LLRcandidates will also comprise the CNHS-SC. Meanwhile, it all, a life of truth and love out of gratitude. This is the For the benefit Crossing Swords serve the students that the Editorial Board should accommodate peoplefor CLAWS, the CASE-SC, PI-SC, and at least six posts in same philosophy that guides of our Roger A. Abitria IV and not from other colleges apartthe SSC are all theirs. CLAWS and LLR have decided to not the school paper. We report b e l ov e d rogerivabitria@gmail.com throw from CASE to not makechallenge each other in their respective home turfs. It’s as the truth and nothing but. school, y o u r its membership seeminglyif they have decided to play their cards safe. That way, they We report failures. We report please, let’s talk about the weight around or protect favour one college alone.are all sure wins. That way, it’s easy for them. But lest they successes. We report the bad. problems head on. your own kind. The school Firstly, the Board consists offorget, the election is not about them. It is in this note that We report the good. This is paper is not your enemy. students coming from CASE,we welcome the participation of an independent candidate First, to the student because we love this school But of course, neither is it PI, and CNHS. And to statein this year’s election. council, I am well aware that and aim for all our collective your friend. Just because the obvious, we have one many, if not most of you, do Then there’s this perennial issue—true for the past three growth. But more important, we ask you many questions Nursing student and one know that your first priorityyears at the least—of the voter turnout barely averaging a we do this because we are on certain issues, pinag- ECE major occupying top are the students. It’s in yourquarter of the total student population. indebted to the students iinitan na agad, to quote one editorial positions. We did name, student council. You’re who are the school paper’s source. Grow up, people. It’s hold screenings last semester Why do students, in general, feel apathetic towards not the admin council, the publishers. not about you. It’s about the for new writers, and it juststudent politics? On the one hand, students do not realize the tambay council, or the (insert students you are supposed to happened that three of theimportance of the student government. On the other hand, So we exhort every your name here) council. If serve. If you have reactions, four who passed are CASEstudents lack compelling reasons to actively participate in member of this university to we have issues concerning messages, or what have you, students, the other one isstudent elections. This is alarming. stop focusing on the “image” your fellow students that we we are more than glad to from PI. Secondly, the equal of their person, of their office want to clarify with you, we After all, the Student Council exists to forward the publish them. We can even representation of the four or of the school; that I find beseech you to entertain ourconcerns, sentiments, and aspirations of the students. It help you with some projects. colleges in the Aquinian very shallow. As much as attempts to interview you asplans activities that will benefit its constituents on many A good proof of this is the Herald is a non-issue. Making we are all concerned about soon as you can. So that welevels. It relays the students’ concerns to the administration. Suggestion Box that’s been that a criterion in selecting encouraging students to won’t have any problemsSimply put, it gives highest premium to student welfare. perennially promised every members for the school enrol, let’s not forget the later on. So that you won’t election time. Well, we did paper is unfair, at best, and UNOPPOSED PAGE 9 students we have right now. cry foul later on. So that you you a favour by setting up one stupid, at worst. Last time I HERALD Members of the Aquinian won’t act so defensive and tell at the school entrance. checked, representation is AQU IN IA N community all have their own us that it’s all unfair. You’re NEXT PAGE The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi Dream Team A US congressman by the we realize or position be heard and their visions EDITORIAL STAFF name of Bill Owens described that effective Mind-Over-Matter – and who implemented. Second Semester, A.Y. 2012-2013 leadership thus: “True leadership Jillian J. Estrellado are not. But then other candidates leadership lies in guiding is not about jill.estrellado@gmail.com Roger A. Abitria IV I simply ran because they Editor in Chief others to success. In ensuring making big personally wanted a chance to serve, that everyone is performing at speeches Jillian Estrellado had the that it does not matter Associate Editor their best, doing the work they and being liked; leadership chance to interview some whether their voices would are pledged to do and doing it is defined by results and Vianne J. Hermida aspiring student leaders from be heard or not; it may be Phoebe Kris D. Sison well.” He didn’t say whether not attributes or traits different colleges. And I can’t because of great faith (or Managing Editors leaders should be the most alone. Viewing the field of help but be amused by some great foolishness) to be intelligent, the most talented, candidates, perhaps these of these students’ enthusiasm contented of being told what SECTION EDITORS most passionate, the most few who’ve stepped up have Aldrin C. Brosas Carmela Diane B. Doma in running for the council. to do. But isn’t that the point charismatic or even the most already been preselected by Graphics Editor News Editor I kept saying at the back of of joining an organization? popular; neither should he their peers as the ones who my mind whether or not To set aside the self in favor Ralph B. Orense Christopher Lawrence S. Reolo have the best plans or various will be effective leaders. Sports Editor Features Editor they really know what they of achieving something more solutions to all the problems. I think the real fight for are getting into. I’m thinking, than the sum of all the parts? Staff Writers: Lyka B. Consulta, Jesus L. Dawal Jr., Simply, he’s saying that Alfred C. Babasoro, Luis Antononio R. Villanueva, John Edward Bueno positions in the council won’t “When the fervor of going it’s enough for a leader to When alls said and done appear in the ballots, but in through all the processes of Photojournalist: Romeo Diesta make sure that everybody what we are really doing here the students’ minds. Well, not being elected dies down and is doing what they do best is building the Dream Team. Editorial Cartoonist: Jason Patrick Alcazar that the students will have the responsibilities of the and doing it well. Funny, the And to do that, we need many choices come Election ‘real world’ starts kicking in, congressman didn’t even variety: We need fighters, Cartoonist: Alfred C. Babasoro Day – except perhaps in the what happens then?” mention that being a leader followers, listeners and SSC Presidential race. ButI Contributors: Fritzie D. Monilla meant being in a position. Some of these candidates talkers, enthusiastic ones, think interacting with one I have to admire, often and even those who will be Prof. Simon S. Listana In light of the coming another on a daily basis here Technical Adviser reluctantly, their individual clapping at the sides. Among elections, with all the students in the University – and with a passion in vehemently these, what’s constant is The office of the university student publication, vying for various positions in relatively small population – fighting for what they believe that we are giving themAQUINIAN HERALD is located at the AUL Dome. Any comments, the council – or in any form of we can’t help but know wholetters, and contributions can be directly addressed to our office or is right. Their conviction the privilege of leading us, sent through email at aquinianherald@gmail.com. elections really – it seems to among us is best to lead – the that their cause is just, and of being in the front lines YLike us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aquinianherald. me that it all comes down to a kind of persons we are willing that they will do their best fighting for our cause. popularity contest. Hopefully to follow even without a title so that their voices would
  • The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi HE R A LD AQUINIAN 5 Yin and Yang The Aquinian Herald exists. It their heads with during rainy Journalism exists to entice, this is not an article to threatenhas and it will – for years to come. days is equally exciting. Some were nervous – who wouldn’t be? Power Trip excite, criticize, inform, entertain, etc. If you can’t take the heat, get anyone completely. It’s an article of common sense, actually. Everyone This is a statement to all the Phoebe Kris D. Sison The idea of having an unbiased out of the kitchen, as they say. In knows what a newspaper’s job is.people who comprise this school. sector in the university to discuss phoebequitecontrary@gmail.com this university, which has been No one likes to be the subject ofThis is a statement for the students, controversial issues and uncover immune to publicized criticism articles, though. If someone wrotefor the faculty, for all individuals – something worth their time and dirty little secrets is nerve-wracking. and journalistic information a defamatory article about me, I’dfor all those who care, for all those money. For some, the idea of having to move dissemination for so long, now is be glad. At least I found out that Iwho care too much, and for all those coffers of money to print out paper Then the editors start writing the time to say to one and to all that have done something eye-catchingwho don’t give a rat’s ass. that will only generally be ignored project proposals, permit letters it is the Aquinian Herald’s duty to do enough to actually inspire critics. The Aquinian Herald is an by the population is equally nerve- for project proposals, and all such all of these things. With the power This is an article to bring hope toindependent branch of this school. wracking. Some were angry – who paperwork. When the writing and responsibilities vested to us by the unheard. This is an article toIt may be frightening to think how wouldn’t be? The idea of actually stage starts, you will catch one the Campus Journalism Act, we are glorify the open-minded. This ismuch power independence can seeing your faults being published or two people staring blankly at here to stay and to guard. an article to warn those who havegive a certain organization, but there for the public to feast upon can the computer screen, wondering something to hide. This is an article The AQH (not the hospital, butis a reason why campus journalism make anyone’s face turn red. Or for God’s sakes what they got to shake-up the defensive and the Aquinian Herald) doesn’t exist justexists. Campus journalism exists to maybe actually seeing the paper themselves into in the first place. overprotective. This is an article to to spread the voice of people frombe the voice of truth and reason on and not liking the general layout of In the course of the finalization inspire students who want to know, the College of Arts, Sciences, andall the components of this school. It the paper can make anyone mad. process, we sacrifice weekends and who want to be published, who Education. If everyone actually tookserves as the watchdog of Aquinas Which one were you? dish out various permits just to make want to write, who want to speak the time to read our announcementsUniversity of Legazpi. It dishes everything ready for publishing. out, who want to create lions out From my perspective, being posted in every room, we acceptout news, human interest stories, of themselves –to actually join the in the school paper is actually a When the time for release comes, anyone’s contributions and anyoneand honest-to-goodness opinion university publication. This is an thrilling roller coaster ride. When thrill, fear, and anxiety all bubble who wants to try out. The AQHarticles. It is concerned with the article for the observant, for the every meeting of every week starts, up within the staffers’ bodies.But doesn’t exist to be the springboardday-to-day events and it keeps a reactive, and proactive, and for you are overwhelmed by the we are relieved to finally see the of any angry editor’s perspective, itwatchful eye on all things new, old, those who understand the value of amount of work that will actually fruits of our labor. We don’t know if just so happened that the complaintsand interesting. seeing the two sides of a coin. go on for the rest of the semester. someone will throw tomatoes at us, of students are in line with the This may be surprising to You will be overwhelmed by the silently seethe and throw tantrums complaints of the writer, who is also The Aquinian Herald exists. Itsome, and some may not care at responsibilities and the amount like children, or be actually grateful, a student. The AQH doesn’t exist to has and it will – for years to come.all. Having a school paper in a of reading and researching you proud, and happy for what we’ve demonize the administration or any As long as there are people whouniversity which lost its voice for will do just to make it appear that written. For me, I doubt if anyone league of student councils. It exists thrive in the truth, as long as therefour years has actually elicited a you’re smart enough and that you will get or understand the dry to serve the questions of the student are people who believe in equalmixture of reactions from different actually know what you’re talking humor and sarcasm of this article. population in all the pages of its opportunities, as long as therepoints of the school. Some were about. When the coverage phase In summary of the point of this latest edition. The AQH doesn’t are people who want to set a stageexcited – who wouldn’t be? The commences, everyone scrambles to paragraph, even though we are make things up as we go along. for their voices to be heard, theidea of having something smart get the job done. Everyone chases tearing our hairs out sometimes, There is public opinion. There is Aquinian Herald will continue toand worth your time to read can after different persons to interview; we are a well-oiled, functional and also the truth. exist for generations to come.make anyone thrilled. For some, the everyone gathers pictures and all fruitful branch of the school even in To lighten everyone’s mood,idea of having something to shelter the data in order to give the school our starting stages. LETTER TO THE EDITORa prime value in the context of the itself and requires undivided andstudent council. The school paper careful attention. It requires a deep No to student TraPosis a different matter. In fact, in other and committed decision to listen to By: Fritzie D. Monillauniversities, the school paper is all the students’ concerns, whether This year is the only year that not have hints of election leadership represents theirprimarily composed of Journalism, they are from student leaders or not. I’ve become interested in propaganda. When a student constituents well, so I leave theCommunication, or English majors. student leadership. From the leader shows up at a public verdict to all concerned. Time and again, people refer to Third, I would like to reiterate the student handbook to threaten first two years of my stay in event at school informingthe autonomy of the university students especially the ones who Aquinas, I had always been people that they’re running for What’s worse is, peoplestudent publication. Yes, are speaking up their minds and just apathetic about who the officers president or vice or what have become used to these tacticsAquinas University is a Catholic telling the truth. First and foremost, in SSC are and other officers of you, I think it’s a misplaced that eventually, they think it’sinstitution, but it doesn’t mean the student handbook should not be different student organizations campaign. Public events which normal for a leader to do thingsthat the Aquinian Herald will echo used liberally just because students in school. What I knew then are sponsored and funded by that are improper. That’s why,everything that the Church says. We choose to disagree. The students’ was that they were just really the whole studentry by the come election time, peoplerespect ideas coming from inside right to be heard should always be busy with usual things such machinations of SSC should expect to be bribed for votes.and outside the Church. Because upheld, and the school must do this as propose campus-based not be used by political parties People think it’s normal thatfor me and for everyone on the in a loving way, fully appreciative projects and such, usually which are private in nature. It their leader bribes and that it isEditorial Board, as long as we don’t that sometimes students can be following traditions of previous is wrong to use public funds part of the system. Personally, Iresort to disrespectful handling of right, and sometimes students are councils before them. Yet, I had for personal political agenda. hope that bribery and the likeopinions and issues, we are on the right. always felt something missing These practices are very will not be practiced by studentright track. The existence of the in the council, something reminiscent of what our TraPos leaders. Speaking of the students’ rightuniversity student publication is to be heard, I do appeal, in behalf of called representation. But then, do. TraPos plaster their faces insecured by the Republic Act 7079 Big changes start with baby the artists in the university, to give I thought it was too much of a big billboards and tarpaulinsor the Campus Journalism Act of steps. Student leadership is a them more attention. After all, they fuss to worry about something using public funds for their1991 and lies not at the mercy of good start; students should be are art scholars. And I think, many as little as student politics so I names to be known, when,the school administration. Ergo, informed and well-educated miss watching their shows. I don’t just continued not to care until name recall plays a big part ofapart from our respect toward the about their leaders whether think our artists lack brilliant ideas hot issues in school such as the election campaigns.administrators, there’s nothing to their leaders are really or good project proposals. I also TFI and even the RH bill weredisincentivize us to speak up on There is also a problem of fulfilling their prime role of don’t think that they’re not trying raised before the studentry.campus issues if needed. Aquinian inadequate representation. representation. An assessment their best to deserve more funding. of prospective and currentHerald exists to ferret out the truth I fear that the way that student Sometimes, politicians no So, why not give them more leaders is an important part ofon issues and not criticize just for leadership is practiced in our longer represent their people chances to showcase their skills? choosing the next leaders whothe sake of criticizing. Secondly, we university has hints of the anymore, but represent The same thing with our athletes should hold office. Therefore,did make suggestions and positive ways of traditional politicians themselves. I feel that who dominated the recently held it is everyone’s duty to becriticisms with regard to how the Governor’s Cup and did very well (TraPos). You know, come representation should be theadministrators run the school. election time, Filipino TraPos prime goal of any leadership informed and to be wise. in the Private Schools AthleticWe mentioned the importance of Association (PRISAA) Regional would suddenly remember and that leaders should listen to Fritzie D. Monilla, 3 AB Politicalappointing a full-time OSA director, Meet. In fact, 27 of our athletes will to implement projects so that their people, for representationamong many others. I appreciate Science, a champion debater be part of the Bicol delegation in the they can brag about their is vital for democracies to work.the fact that our current director and Dean’s lister, President upcoming nationals. achievements at the proper When leaders cannot addressassumes many responsibilities of the Aquinian Academic time – election time. I think that the whims of the people,aside from being the acting head of Fourth, I would like to relate what Scholars’ Society, and Minister student leaders are learning they’re failing their roles – theythe office, but I think being an OSA happened in one of my classes this for Education of the Aquinas TraPo ways like showing up are failing democracy. It isdirector is a huge responsibility in University Debate Society. LOVING TRUTH, PAGE 9 at public events that should disputable whether our current ERRATA Aquinian Herald Volume 1 Issue 1 (oops our bad!)•Page 2 on the article entitled: “Guidance office launches...”, instead of Mr. Jandro Guinto, it should have been Mr. Carlo Pinto and instead of Ms. Nanette Gantilla it should have been Ms. Nanette Gandia•Page 3 on the article entitled: “CNHS celebrates 43rd...” instead of Venerio Pagiuo it should have been Venerio Pagiuo, MAN instead of Dean Vicente B. Peralta it should have been Dean Vicente B. Peralta, RN,MSN•Page 18 picture citation on Main Header photo instead of Jerome Del Castillo, it should have been Christoper Reolo
  • 6 A.Y. HE R A LD AQUINIAN The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi A.Y 2013-2014 . STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS FEBRUARY 4-5, 2012 Special Feature SSC CANDIDATES SUPREME STUDENT COUNCIL President President Coalition of Leaders Advocating Independent the Welfare of the Students GUILLERMO, RIMA, ANGELICA HIDECEL S. JOSEPH PAOLO S. Third Year, A.B. Communication Third Year, B.S. Political Science What were your platforms before you were elected as secretary last year. What have you achieved in your experience as a Student Leader? :Uh yes, CLAWS in action, academic excellence, communication, transparency, : At present, I passed at least 2-5 proposals for concerts and other activities to the Center innovation, offer opportunities and networking convergeneces. for Culture and the Arts. However, everytime it reaches the higher ups, they do not approve it because of the following reasons: 1) High budget cost of the production; 2) The finance Did your platforms materialize during your term in the student council? department doesn’t have sufficient funds to finance the production; and 3) our director is : I think yes pero of course may mga ano na hindi namin nasunod kasi may mga not courageous enough to defend/justify the proposals especially when it comes to money circumstances like syempre budget uhm, ayun. Sa budget, sa time, sa planning, pero I matters. think most of it, naachieve naman namin yung mga platform. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being in the council? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being in the council? : The first advantage that I can see is you can address the grievances of the students to the higher ups directly. The disadvantage is, I need to double my effort in studies and at the : Honestly, di ko pa naisip na meron… nakafocus kasi ako sa student servant same time in serving the students through the council. leadership pero personally… experience. hindi kasi diba kasi before parang pag may kinakausap akong tao nahihiya ako sa SSC sa dami ng nakakausap kong tao like sa What will be your strategies in achieving academic excellence for students? isang araw sa meeting m okay ganito, sa meeting m okay ganyan, parang mas naaano : First we need to create the atmosphere in which the students are welcomed. We ako na pag siguro pag nagttrabaho na ako alam ko na yung pwede kong iaarte pag need to encourage the students to strive for more excellence by giving incentives and nagmemeeting hindi ka basta basta pwede magsalita. ung mga ganun… recognition, while encouraging them, we need also to upgrade our school facilities What are your plans as a student leader? especially the library because some of our books are obsolete and not enough to sustain the needs of mind of the students. : Aquinian student servant leadership. Susundin ko yung plataporma ni ate val noon and I think it’s nice to serve diba before selfless service uhm ano pa ba? yung box What are your plans as a student leader? napagusapan naming yun ng buong council kagabi na hindi lang sya box for suggestions : Being a student leader, we need to review, revisit and modify the constitution and makikipagcooperate kami sa oagp na aano kami uhm parang hindi lang sya suggestions bylaws and define and give emphasis on the functions and powers. We need also to review kunwari may problema alam mo un kahit si louie belgica parte sya ng council ng case the programs and activities that we have because only few students participants in the nagbigay sya ng suggestion na before daw sa school nila may ganun tapos ang inaano said activity and try to make a new program/activity in which majority of students will is parang may nagreklamo… by that way makakatulong pa kami sa mga estudyante participate and not a waste of time hindi lang basta kailangan lang ng suggestions. walapa kami actually napapaano dun What are your suggestions and comments to the aspiring leaders? pinapangalanan pa lang naming syang Kahon for Cooperation. I can suggest to them that do not be afraid to dream especially when your dream is Are you ready to become the next SSC President? for the good of everyone. And being part of AUL community they have that right to run : to be honest kasi, 90 percent yes. Para kasing pag iniisip ko nan a uhm, studies and for any post especially higher positions and in this way we can give hope that change is leadership. kasi isa rin yun sa mga kinonsider ko. hindi naman sya sa pagmamayabang always possible. , academic scholar ako ngayon. para sakin natuwa ako sa sarili ko hindi ko naman Are you ready to become the next SSC President? ineexpect na ganun ang mangyayari na napagsabay ko sya tapos academic scholar : Yes, I am ready to become the SSC President! pa yung ganun baga parang yun parang natuwa ako sa sarili ko na kaya ko pala. kaya ko talgaa yun so yun yung ten percent na nagaalangan pa rin ako kahit alam kong Are you ready to accept the student’s grievances? nakayanan ko hindi ko alam kung makakayanan ko pa this sem diba ngayon scholar ako : Yes, I am ready to accept grievances because this is one of my goals. to hear and listen kung alam kong next sem. to their needs, issues and problems and that is the essence of SSC to represent the student Are you ready to accept the student’s grievances? and listen to their needs. : I think yes kasi kung hindi ako ready sa ganun parang yun na yung pinaghahandaan What is your position about the TFI (Tuition Fee Increase) ? ko eh. kasi parang pag di ako nagging ready dun parang walang saysay yung pagrun ko : I am against the TFI. The SSC, the legal and sole representative of the students, did not kasi parang isa nga sya sa plataporma ko kaya kailangan tanggapin ko yun dahil isa yun seek permission or opinions of the students. Issues relating to students need to be consulted sa mga kailangan ko kung mananalo man ako as president diba. before they decide. What is your position about the TFI (Tuition Fee Increase) ? Why should Aquinians vote for Paolo Rima? : kasi nung before diba nung nagattend ako ng consultation nung running ako for The students should vote for me because: secretary nakita ko naman na mas maraming benefits sa students kung magttfi kasi 1) I have a strong political will. Once I assume the presidency I will not allow the ang dahilan na talagang naaano ko talaga dun is nawawalan na tayo ng professors higher ups to influence and control the decision of the council because we are independent sa communication pa lang kasi diba hindi lang naman school yung nirerepresent ko and we have autonomy. nirerepresent ko rin naman yung course ko nirerepresent ko, yung college ko then the 2) My goals and dreams for the students is clear and I can feel the grievances and needs school and the students. yung pa lang sa course natin sa comm wala na tayong prof dahil of the students because I only wish what is best for the students. sa sweldo. 3) My expertise as a Political Science major falls into this. I study political ideologies Why should Aquinians vote for Angelica Guillermo? and great political thinkers and with that I have enough knowledge to run the SSC. : They should vote for me because I have the qualifications. Im better, Im good at 4) At present, I am the president of AUL-Chorale, one of the renowned choral groups being a leader and I think I am capable I have the skills to be their president. I have the not just in the country but also abroad and I think it is enough reason for me to run for connections, and by that connections, I mean the admin and I have goals. SSC President.Heard all the candidates? Dont like any? Vote abstain. Its your right.
  • The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi HE R A LD AQUINIAN 7 vice president secretary treasurer NIEVA BITARA LLADOC RAPH O. HANNAH RAFFAELLA INEZ B. MAE B. AB English AB Communication " Be a part of the school, live up the aquinian identity.. Even though you are not a student leader you can be a leader in your own way, it’s about the position you are in." auditor p.r.o. p.r.o. BERMILLO YAP MARVIN JOSEPH VII MARTINEZ RAY V. D. AILEEN G. 2nd Year, B.S. Nursing B.S. Architecture "Some people see the council as elitista, and unapproachable. I’m going to prove them otherwise, by making our office more open to students, reconstruct it to have more open areas..Im hardworking. Im a workaholic."CSC COLLEGE STUDENT COUNCIL COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCES & EDUCATION president COALITION OF LEADERS ADVOCATING THE WELFARE OF THE STUDENTS PINEDA, v-pres. treasurer MARK ANTHONY F. APARRA ERRA JAED A. DEL CASTILLO JEROME T. 4th Year, A.B. Communication 3rd Year, AB Communication 2nd Year, BS Pyschology secretary auditor Aquinian Servant Leadership - "Para sakin yun yung nagdadala ng identity ng isang Aquinian. Parang... magserve ka AREOLA HENKELMANN muna, bago ka maglead." ALEJ ALBERT M. JEPHUNNEH M. 3rd Year., AB English 1st Year, BS Psychologyp.r.o. bus.mngr. bus.mngr. 3rd yr. repORAP BELGICA HAPAL NAVALESMARY JANELLE P. LOUIE Z. DON KEVIN JOSE O. ALLAN S.2nd Year, BEED specialization in 4th Year, A.B. Communication 3rd Year, AB Communication 2nd Year, AB Communication Early Childhood COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTANCY LEAGUE OF LIBERAL REFORMISTSpresident vice-president POLINAR, JENNY ROSE GABRENTINA, ARIESsecretary treasurer auditor P.R.O.RAGUDO BALAORO SIA ALARCONROXANNE MA. EDA GLADYS JANICA MA. ROSAM JAYbus.mngr. 2nd yr. rep. 3rd yr. rep. 4th yr. rep.PEREZ AGMATA LARCE LOONGBEA PATRICIA MA. PATRICIA ANGELICA IRENE HIDEL YSABEL COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES LEAGUE OF LIBERAL REFORMISTS president vice-president secretary SAN JOSE, BARCELON, FAITH ESCURREL, JULIUS RAPHAELLE A. ZARRAH P. "..you want to create a change na wala ka BERNARD "There’s no democracy here, only anarchy.." sa position kasi kahit anong galing mo na "Ako yung tao na... I want things be done." kung wala ka namang pinanghahawakan na position, nobody will dare to listen."treasurer P.R.O. bus. mngr. bus.mngr.CLEMEÑA, ROLDA AQUINO CABATERACHEL RALPH ARROL PAUL JUDE MIKKO 4th yr. rep. 3rd yr. rep. 2nd yr. rep ESCOBER SATPARAM RAPAY JOHN KENNETH JEAN CHARLOTTE JERMEY SHAIREH
  • 8 HE R A LD AQUINIAN The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi vice-president secretary POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE BICHARA, TOLOSA, ANA MARGARITA C. MARIANE GRACE BS Architecture Bachelor of Fine ArtsCOALITION OF LEADERS ADVOCATING THE WELFARE OF THE STUDENTS president ARAGON, JOEL treasurer AGUDO, KENNETH C. auditor SALIRE, BS Industrial Engineering JEROLD BS Computer Science BS Computer Enginnering 3rd yr. rep bus.mngr. ABAROA BERMIDO Level Up - "I want to serve para mas makilala pa ang P.I." MARK ANGELO MARION BS Civil Engineering BS Industrial Engineering p.r.o bus. mngr. 4th yr. rep 2nd yr. rep BODINO SAN JOSE AGUILAR TOLEDO PAULO JOHN BERNARD E. REX EMMANUEL JEO BS Industrial Engineering BS Industrial Engineering BS Civil Engineering BS Industrial Engineeringaquinian elections ARTWORK BY ALFRED BABASORO
  • The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi HE R A LD AQUINIAN 9Loving truth... Aquinians advance...FROM PAGE 5 FROM PAGE 10 But while others have already they had a five point edge in points. will feel that the Student Council, secured their slots for the National who should always seek to know “We are really disappointed,”semester. Our teacher gave us a 75- Ronnie Bolivar for Beach Volleyball tournament, there were other about their constituents’ needs, said cagerJesTresvalles, who woulditem long quiz of plain identification men, Maria Cristina Rañaand players from AULwho came up makes an effort to see them and have gone to his first Nationaland enumeration. I do caution AngeliVergara for Beach Volleyball short in their quest. hear them out. Maybe then, that tourney if not for the incident. “Ofeveryone against giving or taking women, and Keith and Lucky Asejo, can inspire them to be more active Whenlady smasher Maria Fe course we wanted to represent Bicol,examinations of that kind especially Teddy Berjuega, and Mark Bryan in student elections because they Malaya made quick work of her especially Aquinas in the Nationals.in science-related courses. Firstly, Flores for Football. know that the Student Council is quarter final opponents, many had It’s like all our hardwork was forit doesn’t develop critical thinking There were games in which our thought that shehad a chance to win nothing. It’s really disappointing.” not a big joke but a body that seeksskills among students. Memorizing athletes cruised to easy victories, the championship. During her semi- to help them in their school life. Albay-Legazpi City chapterthings is a shallow mental process. while others had to squeak past final match against Camarines Sur, Maybe because if we only do all that President and AUL Wellness,Immediately after the quiz though, their opponents to get the win. Malaya was on her way to winning a little while before election time, Sports and Fitness Center directorI did report the incident to our the first and third set, leading her we can’t expect a big improvement The football team looked AldinSonejaexpressed hisdean, Ms. Marytina Bonganay, and opponent 9-4 and 10-4. But she in the voter turnout. sluggish at the start of the frustration on the decision.“I feelgave her a copy of the long quiz. allowed her rival to come back into It is high time that students be tournament. It seemed as if they bad because I don’t think we hadI appreciate our ever supportive the game and steal both sets 12-10 made more aware that elections had no energy in their first match any shortcoming. We submitted ourdean for immediately taking action and 13-11 respectively. Malaya’s happen every year. It’s high time against CamarinesNorte. Both documents on time and we didn’ttowards the matter. As a result, our only cleardefeat was the second set, that students be made more active teams were tied at the end of the allow the players who were ineligibleprelim exam in that subject was 11-7. in this important event. Why? game, scoring two points each. But to play. The players that theybetter. Firstly, the people who get elected in their second and third games, “Maybe the win was not really didn’t allow to play, we also didn’t Fifth, with regard to student ALC completely dominated their meant for me,” said Malaya on her allow because we were following will be the people to represent themelections. I exhort the OSA to keep opponents, beating CamarinesSur disappointing loss. the rules. So we thought that was and voice out their sentiments andrecords of the voter turnout. For 9-0 and Sorsogon 8-2 on their way already okay. Then something like opinions on school matters. The Her teammate in the women’sinstance, we didn’t have data about to the championship. this happens. We relied on their voting public should ensure that division, Kris Villarin swept herthe percentage of the voting public screening capabilities because we those who get elected are the most “It was a bit of a struggle at first opponents in the quarter andwho did vote so I can’t give you also don’t know everything about qualified. By qualified, I mean they because we weren’t able to train semifinal rounds. But she lookedthe exact number of students who the players.And the player being should be genuinely interested in enough,” said football ace Keith lethargic in the championshipparticipated in last year’s elections. protested isn’t even Aquinian,” he the welfare of their schoolmates Asejo. “But when we won one game match against Camarines Sur.Nonetheless, it cannot be denied said. and not just their own. By qualified, after another, everything became Villarin’s errors made it look easythat we do have low voter turnout I mean they are sure about their easy for us. Teamwork made us win.” for her opponent to score points, Meanwhile, PRISAA Presidentevery year. Let’s push for more decision to run, and are not just and win the title in threeactivities that will make the students For Albay’s beach volleyball pressured by their peers because straight sets.participate more. Let’s plan way women’s team, this is thefirst time they think it’s cool, or they thinkahead of the election period to in nearly five years that they’ve Meanwhile,Albay’s they’ll make new friends if theymake more students vote. Let’s had an opponent in the Regional basketball men’steam win, or other shallow reasons. Bylaunch information campaigns Meet. ALC faced CamSur in a would’ve been included qualified, I mean they know themonths before election day. To sudden death championship match in the delegation issues in school and are willing tothe Student Council, let’s make the with the winner not only taking bound for the PRISAA hear their fellow students out whomStudent Center more inviting with home the title, but also advancing National meet. But a they represent, and not just lock inopen doors and windows not just to the national tourney. Led by certain issue occurred the office and make paramdamduring election time, but also in veteran spikerAngeliVergara, in the basketball men’s when election comes.days when you don’t have to turn on Albay tried to dispatch CamSur division that sparked athe air conditioning unit because If you do think that no one’s quickly by relentlessly attacking the big controversy in the SEEKING GUIDANCE. ALC Cagers huddle to prayit’s not really hot outside anyway; qualified for any post, please still inexperienced squad. They spoiled tournament. before their match at PRISAA Regional Meet. PHOTO BY RALPH B. ORENSEthis will make the presence of the exercise your right to vote. Send a CamSur’s return in the regional message by voting for no one. After After the game between Albay- for Region 5, Dr.Abuncho PalenciaStudent Council more felt. Maybe tournament by winning the match all, clicking abstain on the computer Legazpi City and Camarines Sur referred to the issue as a slightthen, more students would think of 21-13, 17-21, 15-7 to take a 2-1 screen is always a legitimate choice. chapter, which the former won miscommunication on the partcoming in and tell you their issues victory. 94-90, the latter sent a protest to of everyone. “Well we can’tand sentiments. Maybe then, they “We outsmarted them,” said the PRISAA committee. In the said have perfect game officials and Vergara, who will be competing in complaint, they told the officials committee. One way or another,Unopposed the national PRISAA meet for the fourth straight year. “We knew their that they found out that one of ALC’s cagers,Andro Diaz from Mariners there will be instances wherein they will commit mistakes. Things like weak points, so we attacked them Polytechnic College was ineligible this, that’s where we learn. So we’llFROM PAGE 4 creative ways to cater to the needs there,” she added. to play because of residency issues. just do the necessary adjustments of its constituents, like raising funds to avoid such issuesin the future,” In the end, the quality of the In the table tennis doubles for After further review, the for student activities or doing ways he said.service that students receive will men, many witnessed one of the tournament officials decided to interact with the students moredepend on the quality of leaders most heart-pounding games of toforfeit the match between But despite some controversies regularly or any other activities thatthey elect. the tournament. AquiniansMark ALC and CamSur. The decision and misunderstandings, Dr. don’t involve money. Anthony Lucas and Jerome Taller was based on the eligibility and Palencia still considered the Now we ask: What can So when the student government were well on their way to winning protest rules written in the PRISAA Regional Meet a successfulincentivize people to vote? Well, if finds it hard to engage its the title against Camarines Sur, handbook. tournament.they see the election as something constituents and at the same time, winning the first two sets 11-4,of value to them, then maybe they the constituents increasingly lose In the handbook, it is stated that “Overall, the PRISAA meet went 11-6 and leading by 10-4 in thewill be motivated to vote. interest in electing that government, a protest can still be made right after well,” said Dr. Palencia. “We’re third set. But their opponents, especially if this has been going on the first game until the beginning of looking forward to making PRISAA If in the course of the year, who were veterans of the regional for years, we have to consider that the second game, as long as a there better every year. I can say thatthey have seen how their student tournament mounted a comeback the problem is already structural; is a discovery of a certain athlete we are on the right trackin termsgovernment acted on their in the third and fourth set 10-12, that the school is not doing enough who is ineligible to play. And if the of improvement. And I hope thatconcerns, or how their elected 9-11. In the deciding match, the to empower its students. said protest is proven to be correct, this good start continues because Istudent leaders became visible, duo from AUL was again dominant the game will automatically be believe PRISAA can go far,” he said.then maybe they would know that Indeed, it is not fair to single for majority of the set, but allowed forfeited.student government is relevant to out the student leaders as the main their rivals to claw their way back Heading into the Nationaltheir school life. If they become reason for all these concerns. The again. AUL finally closed out the Albay then went on to defeat PRISAA Meet in Lingayenaware that indeed student problem is bigger. The solution can game in one valiant effort down the Sorsogon in another nail bitter Pangasinan, Aquinian athletes asgovernment is important, then they be equally as big. stretch to take the game and the 94-89. Then, Sorsogon defeated well as the entire delegation of themay probably start to care. Perhaps championship 12-10. CamSur by 25 points. The three Bicol Region will be facing strongerthen, students will care. The first step is facing the truth chapters were then all tied at 1-1 and tougher opponents. and openly admitting that there “We were confident already win-loss record, so the officials But let’s try to look at the is indeed a problem with the when we go the 2-0 lead, but since “We’ll be ready. We know that decided who will go to the nationalproblem from a bigger perspective. student government. When we are we’re just freshmen, we really didn’t our opponents there are very strong. tournament based on points. SinceIs it singularly the fault of the truthful, we understand that all our know how to close the match. We But anything can happen.Bilogang Albay-Legazpi’s loss to CamSurisStudent Council that they lack shortcomings should no longer be didn’t have that killer instinct that’s bola[fate is unpredictable],” said through nullification, the latter wasactivities? First, we have to consider repeated. When we are truthful, why we almost lost. That’s why on Vergara. awarded 20 points to make theirthat their funds are limited. With we know what interventions are the fifth set, we really gave it our best virtual score against ALC 20-0. Interest is high on how AUL’sthe dwindling enrolment, that necessary to empower our students. to beat them,” said Jerome Taller, But because Sorsogon won over athletes will be able to keep upshouldn’t come as a surprise. When we are truthful, we are who admitted that they’re still CamSur by 25 points, they were with the higher level of competitionSecond, we have to decide whether better servants and leaders of the finding it hard to close out games in declared as the champions of the that they will face in the PRISAAor not it’s the responsibility of the constituency. crucial moments. men’s basketball division because National Meet.Student Council alone to think of
  • SPORTS AQ U I N I A NALBAYS PRIDE. Albay-Legazpi City basketball mens team members are all-smiles after their win in the PRISAA (inset)Regional Meet at Naga City. INSETPHOTO BY RALPH B. ORENSE The Official Student Publication of the Aquinas University of Legazpi Aquinians advance to PRISAA nationals Regional leg held in Naga City AUL continues dominance in By Ralph Orense Governor’s Cup By Ralph Orense ATHLETES FROM Aquinas Boxing, Table Tennis, Badminton, Football, Tae Kwon Do men and FOR THE second straight year, the a 3-1 game one victory of AUL over University of Legazpi (AUL) Beach volleyball, Tae Kwon Do, women, Boxing, Swimming men Aquinas University of Legazpi was Divine. It also pushed the series showcased their skills and went Swimming, Athletics, Chess, and and women, and Athletics men crowned the overall champions of to a sudden death clash. Then, the head to head against other players Dance sport. and women. Meanwhile, Albay’s the Governor’s Cup. The university Aquinian spikers went on to claim from the entire Bicol Region in the Basketball women’s team will go cagers and spikers bagged three of their championship by beating Region V had four competing recently concluded Private Schools straight to the national tournament four championships of the sporting DWCL 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-19, chapters; Sorsogon, Camarines Athletics Association (PRISAA) because they had no opponent. event held from September 11 to 25-22) in the series clincher. Norte, Camarines Sur, and Albay- Regional Meet held on January November 23, 2012 at the Albay Legazpi City (ALC). AUL belonged The players from Albay, On the other hand, having only 11 to 13, 2013 at the University of Astrodome. to Albay, which was also comprised especially those from Aquinas one opponent in the basketball Nueva Caceres in Naga City. of Divine Word College of Legazpi, University, together with the women’s division, Aquinas AUL successfully defended PRISAA, the country’s largest Mariners Polytechnic College, champions from the other three University and Divine Word College their title in basketball women’s sports and athletics association for Amando Cope College, and Bicol chapters will form the Bicol played a winner-take-all match for and volleyball men’s and women’s colleges and universities held its 59th College. delegation to the PRISAA National the championship. Led by Hazel divisions, while the basketball annual tournament which opened Meet on February 10 to 16, 2013. Jean Balunsay, Kreshia Llanera, Albay-Legazpi City sent a men’s team finished as the second in November 2012 at different areas total of 168 players, coaches, and Some of the Aquinian runner up in the tournament which and Maria Patricia Agmata, AUL nationwide. The first leg of PRISAA team officials to the Regional athletes who will be included in was organized by the provincial made quick work of DWCL 77-49. was the provincial meet, wherein tournament. 58 of delegation came the delegation for the National sports office of Albay, headed by The team showed balanced attack the 17 regions of the Philippines from AUL. The host province, tournament are Joebert Alcazar, Gov. Joey Salceda and Legazpi City to defeat their opposition and conducted tournaments in their Camarines Sur and Camarines Rey Añonuevo, Maria Luisa Buella, councillor Ralph Andes. successfully win the title for the respective provinces that served Norte both had around 130-140 in and Rachel Valladolid for Athletics second straight year. as the selection process for the But despite coming out the their groups. Sorsogon’s delegation men and women, Patricia Agmata, Meanwhile, the AUL cagers nationwide regional meet. ultimate victors in the Governor’s was around 120. Kreshia Cassandra Llanera, Aira entered the Governor’s Cup Cup, AUL had to go through several The Regional meet in Naga City Ravago, Sharmaine Velasco, Hazel undermanned, as injuries to main During the course of the event, hurdles during the course of the saw almost 600 athletes compete Balunsay, Krisha FaeBaranda stays Marco Borras and Maruello Albay-Legazpi City chapter was tournament. against one another in different for Basketball women, Jerome Ferreras forced them to the sidelines able to nab the championships in sporting events: Basketball, Prieto, Renzo Buencosejo, and The volleyball women’s team for majority of the tournament. But Beach Volleyball men and women, Volleyball, Football, Sepak Takraw, of Aquinas University looked Jamies Landicho, Jes Tresvalles, Table Tennis men’s doubles, AQUINIANS ADVANCE, PAGE 9 poised to sweep the elimination and Niño Delos Reyes picked up round of the tournament, but they the slack for Aquinas University. lost to Divine Word College of However, their championship Legazpi. Since AUL had one loss hopes were cut short by Amando and DWCL had none, it resulted Cope College in the semifinals. in a twice-to-beat advantage in AUL bowed to ACC 95-83. Amando favor of the latterheading into the Cope then went on to claim the championship match. championship by defeating Bicol But the AUL volleybelles College in the finals while Aquinas CHAMPIONS. The Governors Cup victors, AUL Volleyball Mens team stand quickly erased that edge of DWCL. University demolished Computer proud in this promotional shoot. SOURCE: OAPA Systems Institute 131-69 for a Led by veteran stalwarts Ethna Aquinas wins it all in BACS athletic meet Guab, Angeli Vergara, and Janine Daep, AUL forced a rubber match second runner-up finish. Aquinas University’s desire By Ralph Orense by beating the Divinians 3-1 in the of winning all the events in the must-win game one. Then, the lady Governor’s Cup has yet to happen. TO SAY that Aquinas University women singles, and Table Tennis Catanduanes, and Masbate spikers finally put Divine away 3-1 Their highest accomplishment in of Legazpi didn’t go home empty men and women doubles. The BACS meet aims to (25-19, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21) in the handed in the Bicol Association for the tournament was back in 2008 “We had very strong teams for promote equitable competition deciding match to win their second Catholic Schools(BACS) athletic when they won three titles and a first BACS this year; their wins were by a and strengthen the bond of all straight title. meet is a severe understatement. place finish. In 2009, AUL decided large margins,” said WSFC Director the participating catholic schools The volleyball men’s team went to pull out their participation in the AUL athletes bagged all the AldinSoneja. through sports and athletic through the exact same scenario as late stages of the tournament due championships in the three- competitions. The tournament which was that of their female counterparts. to eligibility issues and in 2010,AUL day tournament conducted on hosted by Aquinas University and The event also included sports However, the male spikers of AUL didn’t join. They came back in 2011 November 30 to December 2, 2012 Divine Word College saw almost competitions for high school didn’t look concerned by the and immediately won the overall at the AQ Dome. Events include 100 players from different Catholic athletes. twice-to-beat disadvantage held by championship. Basketball men, Volleyball men Schools in Sorsogon,Camarines DWCL in the finals. Ronie Bolivar and women, Table Tennis men and Norte, Camarines Sur, and Paolo Jamoralin spearheaded
  • -------------------www.congress.gov.ph------------------- LAWNUM: RA07079 DATE : 07/05/91 TITLE : AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF CAMPUS JOURNALISM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES TEXT : S. No. 1103 H. No. 22658 Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Fourth Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day ofJuly, nineteen hundred and ninety. [REPUBLIC ACT No. 07079] AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF CAMPUS JOURNALISM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. Title. - This Act shall be known and referred to as the "Campus Journalism Act of 1991". SEC. 2. Dec of Policy. - 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. In furtherance of this policy, the State shall undertake various programs and projects aimed at improving the journalistic skills of students concerned and promoting responsible and free journalism. SEC. 3. Definition of Term. -
  • a) School. - An institution for learning in the elementary, secondary or tertiary level comprised of thestudentry, administration, faculty and non-faculty personnel; b) Student Publication. - The issue of any printed material thatis independently published by, and which meets the needs andinterests of,the studentry; c) Student Journalist. - Any bona fide student enrolled for the current semester or term, who has passed or met thequalification and standards of the editorial board. He must likewisemaintain a satisfactory academic standing; d) Editorial Board. - In the tertiary level, the editorial boardshall be composed of student journalists who have qualified inplacement examinations. In the case of elementary and high schoollevels, the editorial board shall be composed of a duly appointedfaculty adviser, the editor who qualified and a representative ofthe Parents-Teachers Association, who will determine theeditorial policies to be implemented by the editor and staffmembers of the student publication concerned. SEC. 4. Student Publication. - A student publication is published by the student body through an editorialboard and publication staff composed of students selected byfair and competitive examinations. Once the publication is established, its editorial board shall freely determine its editorial policies and managethe publications funds. SEC. 5. Funding of Student Publication - Funding for the student publication may include the savings of therespective schools appropriations, student subscriptions, donations,and other sources of funds. In no instance shall the Department of Education, Culture and Sports or the school administration concernedwithhold the release of funds sourced from the savings of theappropriations of the respective schools and other sourcesintended for the student publication. Subscription fees collected by the school administration shallbe released automatically to the student publicationconcerned.
  • SEC. 6. Publication Adviser. - The publication adviser shall be selected by the school administration from a listof recommendees submitted by the publication staff. The functionof the adviser shall be limited to one of technical guidance. SEC. 7. Security of Tenure. - A member of the publication staff must maintain his or her status as student inorder to retain membership in the publication staff. A student shallnot be expelled or suspended solely on the basis of articles he or shewritten,basis of the performance of his or her duties in the studentpublication. SEC. 8. Press Conferences and Training Seminars. -The Department of Education, Culture and Sports shall sponsorperiodic competitions, press conferences and training seminars in which student-editors/writers and teacher-advisers of studentpublications in the elementary, secondary and tertiary levelsshallparticipate. Such competitions, conferences and seminars shall beheld at the institutional, divisional, and regional levels,culminatingwith the holding of the annual national elementary, secondary ortertiary School Press Conference in places of historical and/orcultural interest in the country. SEC. 9. Rules and Regulations. - The Department of Education,Culture and Sports, in coordination with the officers of thenational elementary, secondary or tertiary organizations orofficialadvisers of student publications, together with studentjournalists atthe tertiary level and existing organizations of studentjournalists,shall promulgate the rules and regulations necessary for theeffectiveimplementation of this Act. SEC. 10. Tax Exemption. - Pursuant to paragraph 4, Section 4,Article XIV of the Constitution, all grants, endowments,donations,or contributions used actually, directly and exclusively for thepromotion of campus journalism as provided for in this Act shallbeexempt from donors or gift tax. SEC. 11. Appropriations. - For the initial year ofimplementation, the sum of Five million pesos (P5,000,000.00) ishereby authorized to be charged against the savings from thecurrentappropriations of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.
  • Thereafter, such amount as may be necessary shall be included intheGeneral Appropriations Act. SEC. 12. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect after fifteen(15) days following the completion of its publication in theOfficialGazette or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation. Approved, RAMON V. MITRA JOVITO R. SALONGASpeaker of the House President of the Senate of Representatives This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1103 andHouse Bill No. 22658 was finally passed by the Senate and theHouseof Representatives on May 20, 1991 and May 23, 1991, respectively. CAMILO L. SABIO EDWIN P. ACOBA Secretary General Secretary of the SenateHouse of RepresentativesApproved: July 5, 1991 CORAZON C. AQUINO President of the Philippines