Sunday, 30 June 2013

A UCCian's Struggle (From Facebook)



Mixed emotions summarized in the following adjectives creep over me as I once again attempt to post in this blog site.

strange
happy
reminiscent
proud

Why wouldn't I feel so? After a long hiatus from posting on this blog site, as someone who graduated from the university more than a year ago, I feel like it's not my turn anymore to be doing this. I feel that 'my turn' has ended. But a post I've recently read on Facebook provoked me to do so so I here it goes.

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Familiar with the photo below? 



If yes, you must be one of those who have shared, liked & commented on a Facebook post by someone named Dandreb Gonzales Flavio. It has been circulating and been visible on UCC Facebook community. As of writing, there have been 210 shares, 98 comments and 593 'likes'. 
If you wonder how such a mundane-looking photo could catch that much attention, you're probably one of those who haven't read it yet. Okay let me shorten you're 'beating the bush' agony and share what this is about. 

Here's a link to the original post. 

The photo above (which I don't own by the way. Credit goes to the original link/individual), along with the caption below was posted last June 21, 2013. 

ANG KUBOL (Freedom of Expression)

Sabi ng Magulang ko, magtapos daw ako ng pag aaral ko. Pero paano mangyayari iyon kung wala naman kaming pera? Ang nanay ko ay nagtitinda lang at ang tatay ko ay nangangalakl lang lang ng sirang gamit.
Napunta ako ditto sa UCC. Napansin ko na butas ang bubong, may stiff neck ang electric fan, muntik pang lumusot yung paa ko sa second floor kasi marupok na ang kahoy doon. Minsan nakapag klase na ako sa NAPAKA LAKING ROOM, hindi pala siya isang room, COVERED COURT pala. Nakapag klase narin ako sa NAPAKA FRESH NA LUGAR, yun pala nagkaklase kami sa ILALIM NG PUNO. At ang latest ISSUE, nagkaklase narin kami sa isang KUBOL. Maraming nanglait! ‘may medical mission?’ ‘ squatter room’ syempre nasaktan ako nung una.

Pero ngayon okay lang sakin iyon. Sa totoo lang nagpapasalamat ako sa mga prof ko at dean. Proud ako dahil magagaling sila sila. Kahit ganito ang facilities naming, nakapag produce naman ang UCC ng professionals, Let Passers, CPA Passers at kung ano ano pa. Yan ang ASSET ng UCC

Sabi ng magulang ko tanggapin ko nalang ang lahat ng panglalait sa akin, PERO NAKAKATAWANG ISIPIN NA KUNG SINO PA ANG NANGLALAIT SAKIN, SILA PA PALA YUNG MGA HINDI NAG AARAL SA KOLEHIYO,MGA NAHINTO SA PAG AARAL DAHIL SA MAHAL NG MATRIKULA.
Heto ako ngayon at nangangalahati na. Malapit ko nang ibigay ang pinaka magandang regalo sa magulang ko. Diploma nga lang naman. Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga prof ko dahil magagaling at matiyaga sila.

DI DAPAT NATIN HUSGAHAN ANG ISANG PAARALAN BASE SA PANGLABAS. 

BALANG ARAW PASASALAMATAN KO ITONG KUBOL NA ITO, DAHIL SA KUBOL NA ITO’Y MARAMING MAG AARAL ANG NATUTO. 

This is not something new to us UCCians. Some of us may be lucky enough not to have experienced this but we can't deny that some of our friends or acquaintances may have been through this. We UCCians are not new to struggles such as this one. 

- shortage of rooms 
- sweat-inducing temperature of classrooms
- long queues during enrollment
- costly contributions 
- tuition fees 

...are just to name a few. We may not be privileged enough to experience the luxury of the college life others had but have we have an edge over them...only if we are open-minded enough to see it. Through these struggles and adversities we have learned to make the best of the least we have, be more 'abilidad'. Now that's not something taught in the classroom. So be happy UCC students. Cheer up! 

To Dandreb, I sincerely admire your courage and perseverance. Cliche as it may sound but they can never put a good man (such as yourself) down. May you reach your dreams and be happy always. :) Your UCC Alumni community is with you. 


Sunday, 8 April 2012

2012 Graduation Schedule


Graduation Rehearsal

(Main)
April 10,11 , 2012 UCC tandang Sora
8am 

(Camarin)
April 12,13, 2012 UCC Camarin
8am

April 14,2012
merge, cam and main at Camarin Campus
8am

April 15, 2012
merge, cam and main at UCC Tandang Sora
8am

Final Rehearsal and Distribution of Toga
Main and Camarin at UCC Tandang Sora
on April 17, 2012
8am

Baccalaureate Mass
Main
San Roque Cathedral
1:00-3:00
April 18, 2012

Camarin
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
7am to 9am
on April 18, 2012

Recognition and Hooding Ceremony
At Bulwagan ng Katipunan Caloocan City Hall Main
April 18, 2012 
3pm onwards 

Commencement Exercise
At Folk Arts Theater
10am to 7pm
April 19, 2012

Info from : SirDan Odi Gutierrez from FB


Sunday, 1 April 2012

TOR Processing

I got my Transcript Of Records few weeks ago and I wanna share how to get it so that others won't go through the same ordeal just to get it.

1. Go to your campus registrar and mention that you will process your TOR. (You may skip this)
2. Then you will be asked to go to the Accounting Office. Just tell them that it's for TOR fee and you will be given an ORDER of PAYMENT. Sorry but if my memory serves me right, it costs around 170.00.
3. Head to the City Hall and pay the amount written on the ORDER of PAYMENT.
4. Go back to the office of the REGISTRAR and there you'll be asked to photocopy a Clearance Form.
5.  Let the assigned signatories sign your clearance.
6. Go back to the Registrar's Office and submit your fully signed clearance. You will be given a piece of paper mentioning the date when you'll be able to claim your TOR. Usually it's 2 weeks later. Make sure to ask about the picture. If you still haven't claimed your graduation pictures, follow it up because it's the one that will be used for the TOR.
7. Call the RO on the dates given (usually 2 days prior to the date when you're supposed to claim) to follow up about your TOR.
8. Go to the RO and claim your TOR.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

My Recent Visit


I've just been to Camarin campus last week to process my TOR (subject to another post) and these were what welcomed me. It was a nostalgic feeling...walking past through the gate I once took during the entrance examination period, seeing freshmen & sophomores busy with their PE exams, students memorizing their presentation, Ate Flor. A lot has changed but a lot has also remained the same. 

Anyway, enough of this kaartehan. Let me just share these pictures I took. 



I remember when I was in their shoes there was definitely no way of copying from our classmates. 



The RB



New PE Uniform.




City Hall - paying for my TOR fee.


The Registrar









I hope you liked it!! 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

L.E.T. Passers of BSEd Science batch 2011


CONGRATULATIONS 

to the 

L.E.T. Passers of BSEd Science batch 2011 !!!

Roll of Successful Examinees in the 
L.E.T. - SECONDARY - All Regions 
Held on SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 
Released on NOVEMBER 16, 2011 

228 ADA, NIKKI FRANCISCO 

1192 AZORES, JERRYBERT ERANISTA 

1785 BAXLEY, JENELYN SAMBRANO

2167 BONITA, RIZZA FAJARDO 

2345 BULING, JOAN ALINDAO 

5895 GOJAS, MAY ANTONETTE LANDICHO

6292 HILIS, ANGELA CRUZ 

7035 LAZO, ADRIAN ESTIVA

8473 MIRANDA, ARCHIE ALEJANDRO 

8661 MORATO, JOHN MARK FLORES

9828 PERALTA, RICHARD BRYAN PARI√ĎAS

9922 PIACCA, ROMA AMOR CATOLICO

10995 SADICON, HERBERT DOMALAON

12861 VILLANUEVA, VEA MARIE CASTOR