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What were YOU thinking?!
I personally feel that it's somewhat idiotic to base decisions on something that's just "irregular". Something more solid and logical should be made basis.
If you guys don't want people to pass board exams, then don't give them in the first place. Or if that statement happened to stike a nerve, why not TRY TO ANSWER THE ACTUAL EXAM FIRST TO SEE IF IT'S REALLY EASY OR NOT.
Professionals? Yeah, right. Prove it to me.
PRC orders retake of parts of Civil Engineering exam
THE Professional Regulation Commission has ordered a retake in the subjects Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Engineering and Construction in the November 17 and 18, 2007, civil engineer licensure examination given by the Board of Civil Engineering.
The commission nullified examination results in the two subjects after it discovered “irregularities” in the results. A total of 4,782 examinees took the licensure examination in eight test centers nationwide—Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi and Tacloban.
The commission, in a statement, said the examination results in Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering were “statistically improbable,” pointing to the “unusually” high grades obtained by the examinees. In Structural Engineering and Construction, the commission added, two examinees were caught in possession of mobile phones, which were confiscated by an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). The mobile phones were later turned over to the commission. It said it had discovered that one of the mobile phones contained answers to 30 examination questions wherein 21 answers were found to be correct.
The commission reported the irregularities and its decision to order a retake after nullifying the results in the two subjects to Secretary Arturo Brion of the Department of Labor and Employment. The statement said Brion “lauded [its] swift and decisive action.”
The commission referred the matter to the NBI, suggesting that the bureau conduct an investigation, including the identification of the people behind the irregularities.
To afford the examinees the earliest possible opportunity to retake the examination in the two subjects without need for further review class, the commission said it will administer the test on January 12, 2008, without need to pay the examination fee. The commission added that the examinees shall no longer take the subject Mathematics, Surveying and Transportation Engineering.
Examination details on the new school where the test will be conducted and room assignment will be posted at the commission’s central and regional offices and on its website.
The examinees are required to present their notice of admission, which they used in the November 17 and 18, 2007, examination, on the day of the retake.
Last year, the Professional Regulatory Commission also discovered irregularities in the licensure examination for nurses. Examinees retook parts of the test early this year.
--The Manila Times
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You have a fiery soul, and your temper is easily provoked. People are afraid of you sometimes. Just cool it down a little sometimes and everything will be great!! :D
I saw this in one of my online blogs' contacts/friends and I found it interesting to read things like these... plus it had a catchy title... read on girls, it's an FYI... you never know what occurs in other people's minds - even mine.. hehehe...
A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:
1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman w ith a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.
2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women whose clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.
3] They also look for women on their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.
4] The number one place women are abducted from/attacked at is a grocery store parking lot.
5] Number two are office parking lots/garages.
6] Number three are public restrooms.
7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don't have to worry about getting caught.
8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.
9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.
10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.
POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:
1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like 'what time is it', or make general small talk like 'can't believe it is so cold out here, we're in for a bad winter'. Now that you've seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.
2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell 'Stop!' or 'Stay back!' Most of the rapists this man talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.
3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling 'I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY!' and holding it out will be a deterrent.
4] If someone grabs you, you can't beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.
5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy's parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you'll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he's out of there.
6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.
7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don't dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel a little silly at the time, but you'd feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.
a. Be aware. Look around you. Look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.
FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ...
I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some time, when you will go "Hmm... I must remember that." After reading, forward it to someone you care about. Never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.
2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans: If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you... chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet and/or purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.) DON'T DO THIS!The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU LOCK YOUR DOORS...LEAVE!
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage: