ITMS Directress defends removal of Salon computers, cites demolition

By: Kathlene Ann Go
October 30, 2017
1638

Before computer units at the Salon de Actos make a return, a proper venue should first be present.

This was the explanation Assoc. Prof. Grace Hilario, Directress of the Information Technology and Media Services( ITMS), provided in an interview with the LANCE.

“Kaya hindi siya na ibabalik (ang mga computers), kasi pinag-usapan namin na dapat pag ilalagay ulit ‘yan ay dapat maging maayos na, nirequest na  kasi namin na i-close--ayusin ‘yung computer tables, so pag natapos na siya, ibabalik na namin.” Hilario explained.

Computers have been removed at the Salon de Actos by the Information Technology and Media Services (ITMS) last July, during the first semester of ‘AY 2017-2018. Much to the dismay of the students who regularly use these PCs, an exact date of the return of these units has yet to be provided.

According to the Directress of ITMS, Assoc. Prof Grace Hilario, the reason why the computers were removed is because of the demolition of the old ITMS office to give way for the expansion of Salon de Actos.

Hilario said that one of the reasons why the computers are not back yet is because they are also planning to improve the appearance of the computer tables used at the lounge,

“Actually ready naman na yung ITMS na balik, kasi andoon lang yung mga computer units, basta maayos na yung paglalagyan,” Hilario added.

For the meantime, Hilario says that students who really need to use computers may request a reservation to the ITMS, at the 3rd floor of the new building, as their office is widely open, and so that the computers inside their laboratory may further be utilized by the Letranites.

Hilario explains that everyone is welcome to their office “Open naman ‘yun (ITMS office) for students kahit hindi computer subjects ‘yung klase nila, for learning purposes,” Even the Mac lab is free to use as long as there is a reservation request coming from a student or a faculty member.

LETRANITES BEMOAN  ABSENCE OF COMPUTERS

Letranites, most especially the collegiate students, are already fond of using the computers at Salon de Actos whether it may be for emergency purposes, or just to kill time during their break periods. Kevin Manalac, a 4th year AB Communication student is one of those who look for the computers “Hindi ko alam kung bakit nila tinanggal (ang mga computers) eh super convenient niya sa lahat ng mga estudyante, lalo na doon sa may mga urgent na needs.” He stressed.

Manalac further explained that if a student needs to do an academic-related activity, and the time forbids him or her to go out and look for an electronic device to use, the computers at Salon de Actos were always there to back the student up “Ang tanong ko lang eh bakit nila tinanggal eh dapat mas prioritize nila ‘yung mga students kasi nga, school ‘to kaya mas kailangan ang mas maraming gamit para mas madali ‘yung kanilang buhay,” he added.

 

Comments

  1. COA: Donations for Typhoon Ulysses Victims found Rotten and Undistributed
  2. Philippines, Vulnerable to Rising Global Temperatures
  3. Knights bite the dust, succumbs to San Beda
  4. Filipino authors, books withstand Red-Tagging remarks VS KWF
  5. Sen. Hontiveros seeks to plumb the P7B "questionable releases" of CHED's UniFAST
  6. Letran celebrates Hybrid Binyag Arriba for Senior High School
  7. COA Reports on the Overpriced 39,583 Laptops Units DepEd Procured
  8. Senate Steps in, Files Resolution to solve Gilas Woes
  9. Students and RSOs Hardwork Pays Off in the Collegiate Orientation and Gaward Arriba 2022
  10. Knights fall to neighbors Pirates, record first loss
  11. Academic Year 2022-2023, Commences with Three Subsequent Annual Events
  12. Letranites Creativity and Passion Mirrors RSOs booths in the 2022 Org Fair
  13. Caralipio, Paraiso lift Knights past Tamaraws in FilOil EcoOil Preseason
  14. First Year CBAA Students, Welcomed to the Colegio with Binyag Arriba Day 2
  15. Colegio welcomes CLAS, COED, CEIT freshmen for Binyag Arriba Day 1
  16. Letran falters to UST, Gets Eliminated from Playoff Contention
  17. Wangs-Letran Bows To Baste, Drops Their Third in a Row
  18. Monkeypox detected in PH, Senate marks DOH Chief as 'urgent'
  19. Vape Law lapses into Law
  20. Wangs-Letran Stung by CEU Scorpions with Second Straight Loss
  21. Kobe Monje powers Letran to first FilOil Preseason Cup Win
  22. The New Slate of Officials for the 19th Congress of the Philippines
  23. Knights succumb to Green Archers in D-League
  24. The Trial Classes for the Elementary, Junior High School, and Senior High School of Letran: A Testament
  25. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivers his first SONA at the newly renovated Batasang Pambansa
  26. Shooting in Ateneo de Manila University Results into 3 Deaths and Several Injuries
  27. Teatro de Letran’s “Piladelpiya, Hirrr Ay Kammm!!!” Wows Teatro Europa’s Third Edition Launch; Letran Filipiniana Dance Company Opening, a Dazzling Comeback Performance.
  28. The Letran Let’s Flex Hyflex Program: The Start of Modern Innovative Education
  29. Wangs-Letran Outguns Gutsy Marinerong Pilipino, Gains solo Lead in D-League
  30. Letran Survives Gritty AMA Scare to Get 2nd Straight D-League Win
  31. Cyberknights Grab First Win in CCE, Goes 1-3
  32. Letran Gets Swept By San Sebastian, Officially Ends Season 97 Campaign
  33. Former CBCP President, Archbishop Lagdameo, dies at 81
  34. Sangalang, Paraiso, Caralipio provide championship composure as Letran overcomes pesky St. Clare
  35. Knights unveil roster for PBA D-League
  36. Letran stuns Mapua, Improves to 2-6
  37. Esports: Letran bows to Arellano and CSB in MLBB at the Collegiate Center for Esports Competition
  38. Lady Knights Yield to Lady Generals
  39. A Fight Against Poverty: Launching of Angat Buhay NGO
  40. President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.; Now on the Highest Seat of the Nation
  41. First woman-elect Lacuna takes oath as the 28th Mayor of Manila
  42. “It’s not a signal for me to stop, but to keep on going.”: NBA Dream still alive for Kai Sotto even after Draft Snub
  43. Letran bows to Lyceum; Drops to 1-4
  44. Lady Knights Escape San Beda in Five Set Thriller; Finally Enters Winning Column
  45. Knights sweep Cardinals, cops 19th NCAA title
  46. Letran Completes Comeback Over Mapua to Take Game One
  47. Still in Shining Armor: Letran Escaped The Altas’ Scare, Charges to the NCAA 97 Finals With an Unblemished Record.
  48. Letran Escapes Arch-rivals, Finishes Elimination Round With A Clean Sweep
  49. Elite Eight: Abando, Paraiso Lead Knights to Gritty Win Against Golden Stags, Secures Final Four Slot.
  50. Knights Thrash Bombers, Extending Their Unbeaten Streak to 7-0.  
  51. A Look Into Ping Lacson
  52. Letran Escapes Lyceum, Secures Fifth Straight Win of the Season
  53. Knights Continue Hot Streak, Trounces Mapua
  54. Letran Triumphs Over Perpetual, Abando Records Career Game
  55. Letran Dominates Arellano, gets 2nd Straight Win
  56. Letran Charges Back, Edges Benilde in NCAA ‘97 Opener
  57. Rewriting OPM: The P-pop Takeover
  58. Filipino Humor and Pinoy Comedy Films: A Sacrosanct Relationship
  59. The Unfaltering Voice of the Press
  60. To Get The Fire Back
  61. Pearl's Pride and Glory: First Philippine Republic Day
  62. CHED and DOH Visit Letran In Preparation For NCAA Bubble, Colegio Now Approved For Training
  63. Stand-up Comedy Culture with The KoolPals
  64. LCES, Finally an Official Alliance of AcadArena
  65. To The Unsung Heroes in Our Screens
  66. Tokyo 2021: Looking back and moving forward
  67. Exhibiting ‘Resiliency and Creativity’: NCAA Season 96 to kick off on June 13
  68. NCAA ‘Special’ Season 96 to push through with online sporting events in May
  69. Letran alumnus to send Colegio’s 400th Anniversary score and lyrics to the moon
  70. LOOKBACK: A glimpse of Letran’s Yellow Brick Road of Sports in 2020
  71. Two bullets each
  72. DENR awards Colegio with Gawad Maparaan
  73. Letran conducts webinar on violence against women
  74. The Greatest Reset
  75. Lloyd Cadena: More than a vlogger
  76. Long live the King!
  77. Former Tigers Paraiso, Bataller set to become new members of the Knights
  78. Killing our heroes
  79. Students urge suspension of online classes despite memo from VPAA
  80. Philippines under state of calamity due to COVID-19
  81. NCAA Season 95 suspended indefinitely
  82. Letranites express dismay over Paskong Arriba
  83. Quadricentennial Year 4 ends with a double celebration
  84. Letran dethrones San Beda, claims 18th title
  85. Dugong Arriba: Kilalanin ang ating Rektor