There has been a WILD confusion today. The Central Student Council released a statement which contains the following letter:To: The Student Body
Mapua Institute of Technology
The past three weeks have been very emotional for the entire Mapua community, for our alumni, the faculty members, the administration officers, and most especially for us, the students of Mapua Institute of Technology. All this time, we have been clamoring for the name of our beloved alma mater to be retained, and now, we gladly impart to you the victory that we share.
The Central Student Council has had talks going on with the president of our Institute, Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, for the past three weeks. We have relayed each and every bit of concern that the students would like to address to the administration. With the approval of the Board of Trustees, they have agreed to give us what we asked for. Attached herewith is the news article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, dated March 5, 2005, stating:
"...The school would continue to use the name Mapua Institute of Technology in its record with the CHED as well as official documents and records."
"...the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the change in the name of the school to Malayan Colleges Inc. but with stipulation that it was 'operating under the name 'Mapua Institute of Technology'."
This means that Mapua shall retain its name
and its graduates shall receive the same diploma and transcript of records as before.
The management has given back the students the name of our alma mater and they still intend to pursue their noble intention for aiming for a university status. Thus, given this situation, the Malayan Colleges shall be operating under the name Mapua Institute of Technology (for a period of (5) years) as indicated on the lower part of our diplomas (also attached herein). Meanwhile, in this five-year period, the previous proposals of our alumni, as well as the students shall be carefully put into serious consideration where it could possibly be put into action (for the proposals, refer to open statement of the CSC dated Feb. 15, 2005).
By far, we can say that we can finally reap the fruit of our labor and perseverance. We, the officers of the Central Student Council, give our sincerest appreciation to everyone who took part and played especially big roles in helping us attain what all of us were after.Your efforts to show passion in fighting for our cause has not gone to waste for it has helped greatly in securing the favorable response of the management, have share in the past week.
We are on the road to victory for we have chosen to take responsibility in preserving the legacy of our beloved Don Tomas Mapua and now it has been given to us. The future of our alma mater is in our hands; it is left up to us, to uphold and to continue the fight in building the honor and the glory of our Mapua Institute of Technology by doing well in our present and future undertakings as Mapuans. We must continue to be the excellent builders of our nation as envisioned by Don Tomas.
Viva Mapua! God Bless.
*photos lifted from www.notomalayan.tk
Ang sarap pakinggan, hindi ba? but here's what United Mapuans got to say:
WAG MAGPALOKO SA ADMIN!
THERE IS ANOTHER ADMIN-INSTIGATED CONFUSION CAMPAIGN TO WEAKEN OUR RANKS. Their tactic is to tell the students and faculty that Mapua name will be retained for a few years (4 and 1/2 years) and will then transition to Malayan University.
Mapua Institute of Technology Inc. has already been killed last year (Dec. 14, 2004) and superseded by Malayan Colleges Inc. (According to the latest document obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Also, Malayan Colleges operating under the name MIT is UNACCEPTABLE.)
LAST YEAR PA PINALITAN ANG PANGALAN NG MAPUA. NGAYON SINASABI NG ADMIN NA MANANATILI ANG NAME NG MAPUA IN PAPER FOR A FEW YEARS (PARA PAG GRADUATE NA ANG KASALUKUYANG HENERASYON NG LUMALABANG MAPUANS AY MAISASAKATUPARAN NA ANG PLANONG TULUYANG PAGTANGGAL SA PANGALAN NG MAPUA SA LAHAT NG MGA DOKUMENTO).
AS THE GUARDIAN OF DON TOMAS MAPUA'S LEGACY, THE UNITED MAPUANS WILL NOW POSITION ITSELF IN ITS FINAL DEFENSE OF THE INSTITUTE.
AS TRUE BLOODED MAPUANS, WE WILL FIGHT THIS BATTLE TO THE LAST DITCH AND DEFEND THE INSTITUTE AT ALL COST.
BEFORE TAKING SERIOUSLY ANY ADMIN-SPONSORED TV/RADIO/NEWSPAPER ARTICLE, TRY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:
1. HAS THE CORPORATE NAME "MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED" BEEN RESTORED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION?
2. HAS MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BEEN "SEPARATED" FROM MALAYAN COLLEGES?
IF THE ANSWER TO BOTH QUESTIONS IS NO, THEN THE NEWS SHOULD BE IGNORED.
BE SMART. HUWAG MAGPALOKO SA ADMIN.TULOY PARIN ANG LABAN!!!