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No classes on Wednesday in 6 Metro Manila cities, 2 provinces
By Katherine Evangelista
5:20 pm | Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
MANILA, Philippines — Local government leaders on Tuesday declared suspension of classes for Wednesday as torrential rains continued to barrage the National Capital Region, the Department of Education said.
On its official account on the microblogging website Twitter, @DepEd, the education department said that classes in all levels in Marikina City on Wednesday have been suspended as advised by Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz.
Meanwhile, Muntinlupa Mayor Aldrin San Pedro also suspended classes for Wednesday on all levels in both private and public schools.
Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri also declared suspension of classes from kindergarten to high school levels in their city, the DepEd said.
Likewise, as of 4:30 p.m., classes for Wednesday in Las Piñas, Navotas, Paranaque, Pampanga and Laguna were suspended, DepEd said.
Meanwhile, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said they will announce whether they will suspend classes in their locality between 7-10 p.m. Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Malacañang, through Memorandum Circular No. 33 and 33-A, suspended classes, work in both government and privately owned offices, in the National Capital Region and nine other provinces due to the inclement weather prevailing over Luzon.
From President Lydia B. Echauz: Classes and office operations in FEU Manila, FEU Makati, FEU Silang, FEU EAC and FEU Diliman are suspended tomorrow August 8, 2012. -Far Eastern University - Official Page
Stranded FEU students vow to jump-start school’s relief drive
By Fat Reyes
MANILA, Philippines—More than 40 students of the Far Eastern University (FEU) have stayed in the school’s main campus in Manila since Monday night due to the heavy rains that wreaked havoc in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
“Kasi talagang sobra ‘yong baha noong gabi so we decided to stay sa FEU. Noong Monday night mga 35 pa lang po kami. Tapos nadagdagan po noong may marami pang na-stranded sa labas. Mga 50 na po kami ngayon,” Erisu Ashitoni, a third year tourism student and one of those who were stranded, said in a phone interview with INQUIRER.net at around 1 p.m. Wednesday .
Ashitoni recalled that the FEU administration suspended classes at around 6 p.m. Monday but many students were unable to go back home because the main streets were already heavily flooded. She said they sought help from the security of the university who escorted them to the second floor of the building.
In the interview, Ashitoni said that the students were staying at the Arts Building in the third floor of the college Wednesday afternoon.
Kevin Klein Adonis, a first year tourism student of the same university who was also stranded in the school, in a separate interview around 3 p.m. Wednesday, said that help for them started to come at dawn on Tuesday, mainly from the college’s officials and student organizations.
“Binigyan po nila kami ng mga pagkain, damit, tubig, at toiletries. Maayos naman po ang kondisyon namin,” Adonis said.
Adonis said that some students had already left because their parents were able to pick them up. He said, however, that other students were not allowed to leave without proper coordination from their families.
“Ako po hindi pa po ako makaalis dahil hindi ko pa po ma-contact yung guardian ko. Nakausap ko po kanina ‘yong pinsan ko na sabihin sa tita ko ‘yong nangyari. Wala po kasi dito yung parents ko,” he said.
In a separate interview at around lunch time Wednesday, JM Olaco, director of FEU’s Office of Community Extension Services, said that upon learning about the situation of the students, the univeristy officials coordinated with the security officers to provide them with shelter.
“Ako po mismo the following morning ang pinapunta ng president to make sure they had clothes, food, toothbrush,” he said.
Olanco said that they made sure that the students were provided for. He added that they would not allow the students to leave unless they had the go signals from their parents or guardians.
“However long it takes, aalagaan po namin sila,” he said.
Uplift the students’ spirits
Olaco said that during his visit for the students at around lunch time Wednesday, they conducted activities to help “uplift the students’ spirits.”
“Kasi down po sila emotionally. So gumawa po kami mga activities tulad ng lunch party, nag-gupit gupit po kami ng iba ibang kulay ng papel, nagkantahan po kami,” he said.
Olaco, however, stressed that the best outcome that came out of the said meeting was that the students volunteered to head the relief operations that FEU would be conducting for the other flood victims.
“Nagplano po talaga kami na magbigay ng relief goods sa mga kapwa po naming nabaha rin po,” Ashitoni said.
“Dahil sa nangyari, ang natutunan ko po ay tumulong dahil lahat po kami ay hirap dito. Makipag-cooperate at huwag magpanic. Maging handa sa lahat ng oras,” she said.
For his part, Adonis said that the reflection activities they conducted Wednesday afternoon made him appreciate the value of team work.
“Personally, natuto po ako nong teamwork at pakikisama. Sa mga ganitong sitwasyon kailangan pong magtulungan,” he said.
Olaco said that as of the moment, they were not yet able to determine the targets of the relief operations but that they would convene to ensure that those who were heavily affected would get help.
He said their program entitled Tambayani Relief Operations, to be led by the stranded victims and the student organizations, would start once the FEU Manila becomes accessible.
He said Tambayani was a response team established by the college’s student leaders to help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.
Olaco said that the incident served as an eye opener for the college, saying that he would call on officials of the school to conduct a meeting with the stranded students so that they could learn about their experiences and come up with guidelines and precautionary measures for such incidents.
As of 5 p.m., Jayvee Badille, president of the FEU Central Student organization, who was with the stranded students Wednesday, said that 31 of the students were able to come home as of Wednesday. However, 19 students would still be spending the night at the building.
“Dahil po tumaas ‘yong baha at hindi makakauwi,” Jayvee said.
Kamusta ang LOOOOONG weekends mga TAMS?
Navy, FEU vow to surprise field
Philippine Navy, Far Eastern University and Cagayan Province set out as the underdogs in the Shakey’s V-League Open but all vowed to pull off some surprises over their fancied rivals when the event is fired off tomorrow at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
The Navy girls will try to improve on their fourth place finish here last year on a team built around mainstays Micmic Laborte, Joan Carpio, Daphne Mata, Marilou Galido and Janet Serafica while Far Eastern U will be bannered by Angeline Tabaquero, Marie Toni Basas, Ivy Remulla, Gyzelle Sy, Yvett Tutanes and Wenneth Eulalio.
Cagayan Province, on the other hand, will be led by a combination of veteran campaigners April Sartin, Royse Rubino, Joy Cases, Jen Manzano and Sandra delos Santos.
Backstopped by two Thai aces, Sandugo-San Sebastian has been picked as the team to beat in the six-week long tournament sponsored by Shakey’s Pizza with Ateneo and defending champion Philippine Army as chief contenders.
But Navy, FEU and Cagayan will go all-out to score reversals and fuel their respective title drives in the tournament backed by Mikasa and Accel.
Meanwhile, in an effort to give fans easy access to the games, the organizing Sports Vision has decided to hold the games at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
Matchs will also be aired on AKTV with live streaming at www.v-league.ph.
Keen competition is seen in the event with the winner gaining the right to represent the Philippines in the planned Shakey’s Invitational in November.
Play will be a double round robin elims with the top four advancing to the crossover semis with the No. 1 team clashing with No. 4 and the Nos. 2 and 3 disputing the other finals berth in a pair of best-of-three series. The finals will also be a best-of-three affair.
Good Morning Fellow Tams..visit our new Website.
Same artist lang kasi may gawa nun eh haha.
Mas ok sa akin yung old-website. masyado kasing dark sa paningin yung new. Pero ok na rin sya, hindi masama
Today is the Last day of examination for Medical Technologist. Good luck to FEU-MANILA and FEU-NRMF
There's approximately 56 takers from FEU-Manila and 39 from FEU-NRMF..pag maganda ang pinakita ng Manila eh baka pumasok tayo sa top performing school..
Diba meron isang Summa Cum Laude from Med Tech last April?
Oo si Lorelie Dejano BS Med Tech, 2012 Summa Cum Laude ng FEU Manila. Sana mag top sila pati yung mga Magna at cum laude. Sana lahat sila pumasa at mag top.
oh?! what happened to victoryliner? nag vacation lang ako ng isang long weekend, pagbalik ko banned na sya? mukhang ok naman sya.
anyway, on another topic. ang bilis! Med Tech naman ngayon. Siguro by Wed may result na. Congrats in adance sa FEU-Manila and NRMF Schools of Med Tech, we know youd make us proud.
Sana talaga mataas makuha ng PIONEERING batch ng FEU Manila and marami rin sanang mag top.
Congratulation FEU-Manila Medical Technology Dept
September 2012 Med.Tech Board Exam
50 or more examinees
TOP1 Performing School with 100% Rate
Kudos also to FEU-NRMF School of Medical Tecnology 36/38 or 94.74%
Congratulations to Far Eastern University - Manila for being one of the top performing schools in the recently concluded Medical Technologist Licensure Examinations.
FEU - Manila 100 % 56/56
Even though our batch was not able to get a place in the top 10, I think a 100% passing rate for the pioneer batch is a job well done. Hopefully the next Batch will carry on with the great start we had.
Proud FEU Manila BS Meical Technology Graduate and Board Passer.