Friday, January 7, 2011

UPCAT 2011 Results Questions/ Queries Here

Hi incoming UP freshmen (mga bagong Isko at Iska)!

If you have questions regarding UPCAT, UPCAT results, deficiencies, pending cases, DWPS, Form 137, enrollment processes, etc., pwede ninyong i-raise dito, baka may maitulong ako. So, just place your inquiries here if there are things which you don't understand.

To those who are experiencing difficulties in choosing the course suitable for them because they were tagged DPWAS or Degree Program with Available Slot, kelangan niyo lang pumili ng iba pang course other than your choice courses when you applied. It only means di kayo nakapasok sa quota na kinukuha ng course na pinili niyo, but don't worry, there are lots of other good-to-take courses here in UP Diliman or in any of UP's constituents.

Some of you may have been tagged Wait-listed: "insert course". Ibig sabihin konti na lang pasok ka na dapat sa quota, kaso di ka pa din pasok. Ang kelangan mo na lang gawin is makiramdam, and if you feel like may mag-baback out sa list ng mga actual na nakapasok edi hintayin mo na lang, malay mo makapasok ka.

Pero, if you want to play safe, and you think you're ok with another course (program), edi leave the one na lang where you're wait-listed in, and pick another course.

Kelangan niyo lang alamin if ano ba talaga hilig niyo or kung saan ba kayo may passion, so that when your stay ages, di mo pagsisisihan na napunta ka sa ganung course.

Meron din namang nakakakuha ng "Pending Cases", which means may mga pagkukulang kayo samin, lol. Kidding aside, ibig sabihin lang nun you (or your school) have failed to provide UP Office of Admissions the necessary documents, lalo na yung Form 137 na yan (Transcript of Records). So, if I were you, better check if your school has sent the right docs during the application process. Yung failure to submit the TOR ay nahahalata usually kapag marami kayo sa batch niyo na pumasa pero nasa "Pending Cases".

"Admission into UP depends not only on your performance in the UPCAT but also on your high school grades -- your weighted standardized scores on the UPCAT subtests in Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics and Science, and the weighted average of final grades in your first three years in high school are combined. Moreover, to implement the policy of democratization to make the UP studentry more representative of the nation's population, socio-economic and geographic considerations are factored in the selection of campus qualifiers."

Tandaan niyo ito mga freshemen tagged under "Pending Cases", di ibig sabihin na pumasa kayo sa UPCAT eh qualified na kayo na makapasok sa UP branch na yun, kasi kinoconsider dito yung F137 (TOR) o breakdown ng high school grades niyo, at kung anu-ano pa.

The best thing to do when you're having problems in your pre-entry to the UP life is to visit the UP Office of Admissions.

Telefax: (632) 927-4561
Telephone: (632) 981-8500 locals 3827,3831,3828
E-mail: oadms@up.edu.ph

You may also check out the UPCAT General Information na nakapost sa UP website. Just click the link to proceed to the web page.

P.S. Hay, namiss ko tuloy ung pagkakalito-lito ko ukol sa UPCAT issues nung bago pa ako pumasok bilang freshman.  

Definitely, the easiest exam in UP is the UPCAT. :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Roxanne Guinoo, Elton Yap Wedding on January 23

Actress Roxanne Guinoo will marry Filipino-Chinese businessman Angelo Elton Yap on January 23, 2011, Sunday. Details about the wedding were not yet announced, but it is already set to occur since the couple already had photos of their engagement taken last month.

Last year, on February, Roxanne announced their wedding after she's been rumored to be pregnant, which was made true when, on September 13, she gave birth to a baby girl they named Rain Eliana.

Source: MyKiRu IsYuSeRo

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

UPCAT 2011 results now online

The most attended and sought-after college entrance exam, the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT), has now screened the best of the best graduating high school students to enter the premier State University in the Philippines for the Academic Year 2011-2012.

Please find yourself in the name range enlisted below:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oil up in Asia on demand hopes

SINGAPORE - Oil rose in afternoon Asian trade on Monday on expectations that an improving US economy will lead to higher demand for crude, analysts said.

New York's main contract, light sweet crude for February delivery, rose 34 cents to 91.72 dollars per barrel.

Brent North Sea crude for February was up 28 cents at 95.03 dollars.

The two contracts closed 2010 at a two-year high, buoyed by hopes that improved US economic momentum will bolster global growth and translate into higher oil demand, analysts said.

"A stronger US dollar means that the US economy is gaining momentum, which increases the future demand in oil," said Ong Yi Ling, an investment analyst from Phillip Futures in Singapore.

In afternoon Asian trade, the dollar was unchanged from Friday at 81.28 yen, while the euro was at 1.3298 to the dollar, down slightly from 1.3381.

The United States is the world's biggest oil consuming nation and the recent cold winter spell in its northeast region also boosted crude prices.

Source: Inquirer.net

Philippine stocks rise at start of 2011

With a high expectation for a gracious, saving year for equities, investors snapped up stocks leading to a New Year rise in Asian indexes, including that of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Monday, this year's first trading day.

PSE's index rose up 14.07 points or 0.33 percent ending a good 4,215.21. The biggest gaining sector was the industrial sector, firming up with 2.54 percent. Value turnover was relatively low at 3.825 billion due to the holiday hangover.

Meanwhile, 79 advancers beat 54 decliners and 30 stocks remain unchanged.

In-demand stocks came from Manila Electric Co., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Cyber Bay Corp., Aboitiz Power Corp., San Miguel Corp., Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., SM Investments Corp., Nickel Asia Corp., Petron Corp., First Philippine Holdings Corp., Cebu Air Inc., San Miguel Corp. preferred shares and Megaworld Corp.

Dealers said investors hastily took up shares of Meralco and MPIC, the two most actively traded stocks for this day, on expectations that the First Pacific group could extract more values out of Meralco.

The decliners include Alliance Global Group Inc., DMCI Holdings Inc., Atlas Consolidated Mining & Development Corp., Energy Development Corp., Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., Philex Mining Corp. and Ayala Land Inc.