Erwin L. Rector
Worthy turned worthless
Let me give you an introduction about my column entitled "Outburst".
In vocabulary, it simply means "an emotional fit or an eruption" which is literally compared to a reader's stand on different issues. I believe that the reader has his/her own point of view and the writer who acts as the "watchdog" is only the instrument of telling the real truth, no embellishments.
The Comprehensive Bartending Seminar that was conducted last August 3 and 10 for the BSHRM, HRM and HM students, as well, was an appalling event. Due to financial constraints. Students from this department undoubtedly participated in and contributed P200.00 each for the aforementioned activity. Additional knowledge and information are the things they wanted to gain. The reason is, they are not paying for nothing without a cause.
Worth noticing in the said seminar was the experience of those participants. We know that an activity like this is usually provided with the materials. The presence of foods and certificates are commonly expected. Through the support of the MPC Administration by providing the materials and tools, the activity was done smoothly. However, this turned worthless on the part of the participants, not because of the lectures and hands-on they have acquired but because of the questionable accommodation they have experienced. The big Q will bang us mentally. Different questions came out and hang in our mind. Why? Because we are awared of what usually happens within a seminar except for those who have not yet attended this kind of activity. We ask you, could they concentrate on the lectures that were given to them if their stomachs were empty. Maybe some of us will say "No", others will say "Yes". Just remember that it is a whole day activity. A calvary for them, no foods or even snacks.
In contrast, Mrs. Jocelyn Magpantay allegedly denied that the issue was just a rumor based on the interview that we did. She said that the students were formally informed to provide/bring their own snacks but when we asked the students, they started that no information was relayed to them regarding this. We are not accusing you of misappropriation.
On the part of those concerned persons, it does not mean that your job was well done. It does not hurt if sometimes you will hear the sentiments of your students. They too are human. Let us not be pushing your side that you informed them. We should know that they highly need it. How come they experienced it here? In the computation, approximately P60,000.00 plus should be the total amount being collected if almost 300 students out of the total population of this department participated. Let us set aside the airfare, the talent fee and other expenses for the speaker. Just go beyond the remaining cash. Where did it go? We dare not offend anyone. We are waiting for the financial report because we have the right to know the truth. We are just keen observers in every move not pleasant to everybody. We believe in the MPC concept you have cultivated in our mind that "Do not lie, cheat or steal". How could we apply it in our daily lives if those persons we look forward to, do not follow the golden concept?
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