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Captive: Capturing the Dualistic Nature of Man

By MARIA ANTIONETTE A. MALICSE IT IS naïve to think that something as complex as a human person only has a single facet. In his film Captive, Brillante Mendoza attempted to capture the dualistic nature of man, and through injecting a flare of humanity in his characterization of the members …

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Singing in Graveyards: The Reality of Retributions

By ADRIAN PAUL L. TAÑEDO PLANNING COMEBACKS in real life is sometimes nothing more than a wish to return to halcyon days, and most of the time, those attempts prove nothing to be futile. Some obsess over the past and hope that they could relive it, while others keep waiting for …

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AB Chorale regains title in Himig Tomasino after 20 years

AFTER 20 years, the Chorus of Arts and Letters (AB Chorale) finally found the perfect melody as it snagged the championship in this year’s Himig Tomasino held May 28 at the Medicine Auditorium. AB Chorale also received the Best Interpretation of Contest Piece award while Mark Raeniel Agpasa was once again …

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Preserve ethics in work, journalists urged

JOURNALISTS should remain ethical in their profession despite the challenges posed by the current administration and the development of technology, seasoned media practitioners stressed in a forum held May 20. Joseph Alwyn Alburo, GMA network program manager and UST Journalism lecturer, said journalists should continue to be truthful and loyal to …

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LegMa sophomore, Philo junior represent AB in TYAA

THE REPRESENTATIVES of the Faculty of Arts and Letters to this year’s Thomasian Youth Ambassador and Ambassadress (TYAA) showed the Thomasian community the inner and outer beauty of Artlets. Artlet Youth Ambassador Rodrich Rey Rebollos, who hails from Zamboanga and has witnessed the armed conflicts in the city, said he aims to …

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Outstanding Artlets recognized in Student Awards

STUDENTS, organizations, and societies from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) received recognitions for their excellent academic and co-curricular performance during the 2017 Student Awards Day held May 12. A total of 22 university-level awards were given to Artlets. Leading the student-awardees was Behavioral Science (BES) senior Kristine Quiambao …

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New ABSC officers take oath, vow for a ‘fully-geared’ council

ARTLETS can still expect the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) to perform at its fullest extent despite the vacancies for the positions of vice president for internal affairs, secretary, and auditor. This was the promise of ABSC President Reymark Simbulan after he and the other newly-elected council officers took their …

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AB reclaims solo category championship in Pautakan

AFTER a dismal run last year, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) regained the top spot in this year’s Pautakan individual category and placed third in the group category. AB’s Augustus Botrous Guco emerged as the victor in the individual category after beating Joseph Mari Aranzaso from the Alfredo …

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Poetry connects, educates people, says Fil-Am poet

ASPIRING POETS must use poetry as an instrument to link people with one another and expand the connection of the “inseparable” concepts of politics and history, an award-winning Filipino-American poet told Thomasians in a lecture held April 27. “Poetry can, at the very least, be an essential thing that tries to …

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IPEA crushes AB’s Goodwill finals hopes

THE Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) Women’s Basketball Team denied the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team of back-to-back finals appearance and handed the Dapitan-based squad its sole—but worst—loss in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games, 60-29, last April 22 at the P. Noval Court. IPEA’s Juslyne …

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