mapuan ka ba?

Posted by Analyse at 1:13 PM

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Then read this. Or better yet, sign this online protest.

So much things has changed since I left this institution. Dati, just before graduation, tsismis na yang pagbebenta ng Mapua sa mga Yuchengco. Most of the organizations even formed the first ever rally inside the campus, but since we're not used to this kinds of protestations, ayun, we still continued with our reports/drawings or whatever sa bawat sulok ng CR. Wala lang, tsismis lang naman e. And then, nagkatotoo ang tsismis barely 2 years yata after i left.

After that, they closed Mapua High School, implemented quarter-mester program (P100,000 na daw per year!!!), added other IT courses, pati nursing courses...and now, they're changing the name!

So what's the big deal abouth that name-changing? Siguro naman everybody could relate with me that you're proud to be alumni of your respective universities. And yes, every Mapuan is darn proud to be one! In that name comes a reputation...

I just hope that whatever the decision may be..this new name could inherit the same legacy as what Mapua has proudly embedded to his graduates. Sabi nga ni Mr President..

"Mapua" has been synonymous with quality engineering education for a long time. In preserving the precious name "Mapua", this can remain true moving forward, even as "Malayan", we hope, will eventually become synonymous with quality education in general.

Reynaldo B. Vea,
Ph.D.President

14 comments:

Pepe said...

I'm not a Mapuan though I dreamed to be one. And yes, the name is indeed synonymous to engineering excellence. Doesn't really makes sense changing it...

celia kusinera said...

Huy, bago 'tong comment page ng Blogger! I can see Pepe's picture.

Ah where was I? Why do they have to change it to Malayan? Why not Mapua University? The latter's prestige and good name has been built up over the years then they want to change it and start all over again? And what about the alumnis? DO we call ourselves Mapua alumnis or Malayans? Besides ang panget ng 'Malayan'. Parang insurance company.

Bokbok said...

hi ana!
at first sabi ko, "what's mapuan? ilocano ba to? o bisaya kaya? hehe

no, i ain't mapuan...my uncles are. i have 4 and i'm telling you, they're all smart not like their niece, hehe

yikes said...

sayang naman kung papalitan na ang pangalan...the name by itself is already an institution.

Analyse said...

celiak, i dont really understand why they have to change it and use the same name as that of their insurance company. question of marketing? i dont think so, the name mapua in itself is marketable already. sayang naman pinagpaguran ni don tomas...will they remove his statue there too? ... hay naku, i dont think the red and gold spirit is still there naman after they changed the proprietor..tsk tsk.

pepe, boks and yikes..doesnt make any sense nga considering we still could have the university status without dropping the name of the institution.

Jam said...

hi there... I just passed by your blog via google search (mapua rally malayan) and I am a student in the institution. (^^,)

Analyse said...

welcome pow eskolmeyt.. :)

Anonymous said...

hi.. im a current student @ mit. i believe that the name mapua is an edge, favorable to us, compared to other students in the field of work. the legacy of the school will all be lost just like that. changing the institution's name is a very bold business move.

that's why we, students, and some alumnis and faculties are going to fight for that 'name'. the name that created great engineers, architects, etc. MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY not Malayan University!

and for that, we ask all mapuans, past, present and future willing mapuans, to support our cause..


VIVA MAPUA!!

Anonymous said...

sencya na kng mdjo dramatic! hehehe...

Analyse said...

hi anonymous..i hope our pleas will be heard. let the red and gold spirit remain. viva mapua :)

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betteredge said...

I've been receiving emails everyday decrying the loss of the Mapua name. But the truth is, it's not going away. Malayan University will be the umbrella name of the three schools that Yuchengco owns. Mapua Institute of Technology will remain the name of the engineering school. Granted na pangit talaga ang Malayan, but it looks like Yuchengco likes it very much. As for me, I'll continue calling myself a Mapuan.

Analyse said...

Quote:
In the transition, while we are trying to be eligible for university status, the collection of colleges shall be called Malayan Colleges. Accordingly we are now working to change the name of the corporation from Mapua Institute of Technology to Malayan Colleges. The CHED-NCR has just approved this corporate name change.yep, the engg and ar depts will still be MIT but it will eventually change to malayan colleges. well, like you, im a mapuan and will be that way whatever happens.

what makes me really sad is that we're like burying the legacy of that name which gave many engrs and archis alike the reputation which boosted them in their quest to prefessional life.

hay naku..

Anonymous said...

wala ng square (at maanghang together with pop) pizzahan sa tabi ng chem lab, wala ng nagbebenta ng slush sa gym, nilipat na yung bookstore, nilipat na yung gate, pero di pwedeng palitan ang pangalan utang na loob!