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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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