Naglabas na ng official statement ang University of Santo Tomas, sa pamamagitan ng kanilang Office of the Secretary General, kaugnay ng insidenteng nangyari sa kick-off party ng USTv Student’s Choice Awards noong November 10.
Matatandaang hindi nakasampa ng stage ang Kapamilya star na si Anne Curtis dahil, ayon sa aktres, hindi siya pinayagan ng isang staff ng GMA-7.
Nag-post si Anne sa kanyang personal Twitter account noon ding gabing yun upang ipaliwanag sa mga estudyante ng UST kung bakit hindi siya nakabati o nakapag-perform kahit na nasa backstage na siya. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
Ayon sa pamunuan ng UST, sa programa ay may nakahanda nang sequence upang mabigyan ng sapat na panahon ang lahat ng mga artista na bumati at mag-perform noong gabing iyon.
Pero dahil hindi raw makapagbigay ng eksaktong bilang ng mga artistang makakapunta ang mga TV network, hindi maiiwasan na magkaroon ng "last minute adjustments."
Ngunit ito raw ay "subject to mutual agreement of the concerned parties."
Narito ang kabuuang statement ng Office of the Secretary General ng UST:
"The University of Santo Tomas, together with all its students, deeply appreciate the enthusiastic participation of the television networks during the 8th USTv Students’ Choice Awards Kick Off Party held on 10 November 2011 at the Plaza Mayor of the university. We especially thank the celebrities from different television networks who generously took time out of their hectic schedules to join the Kick Off Party.
"The event featured a program with a pre-determined sequence aimed at giving all the celebrities in attendance ample time to meet or to perform before the Thomasian audience. Since the TV networks normally cannot declare the exact number of talents who would be able to come, last minute adjustments were inevitable, subject, however, to mutual agreement of the concerned parties.
"We regret any misunderstanding or confusion that may have occurred unintentionally and caused inconvenience to some. We pray and hope that all parties can move on and continue with our common commitment of promoting positive values in the mass media. After all, it is for this that the USTv Students’ Choice Awards came into being."