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Mikkah Factor

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AB settles for podium finish in Pautakan

By ANGELIQUE ANNE F. TORRES DOWN FROM the championship, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) finished first runner-up in the individual category of this year’s Pautakan, and maintained its second runner-up spot in the group category on Monday at the Medicine Auditorium. AB’s individual category representative Augustus Botrous Guco …

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Joselito Delos Reyes: Education with a dose of laughter

By MARK JOSEPH B. FERNANDEZ and JULIA MARI T. ORNEDO HIS NAME had probably popped up on your Facebook feed at least once. Joselito Delos Reyes’ posts are hard to scroll past as they often contain witty jokes, nuggets of wisdom, or heartwarming stories about his family, which had easily …

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Fire Flowers

THE FIREWORKS looked almost like blossoming flowers as they set off in the sky. Blooming, wilting, falling away—repeat—one after the other, three at once, two at once, one at a time. As I stood among my friends, in the middle of the field where we once played alongside, and sometimes …

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AB’s fight for mental health: Is the effort enough?

IN A country with a population of almost 110 million, one in five people suffer from mental health problems as reported by the Philippines Statistic Authority in 2010. Former Department of Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Ubial admitted that the Philippines has one psychiatrist for every 250,000, far from the ideal …

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Rector to Batch 2018: Recognize God’s actions in your life

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN RECTOR REV. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. urged graduating Thomasians to appreciate God’s help in their lives and challenged them to make a legacy for the younger generations to follow in the Baccalaureate Mass held Thursday. “Recognize God’s actions in your life. God is touching you …

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AB Chorale wins in religious group-organized chorale tilt

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE UST Chorus of Arts and Letters (AB Chorale) again proved its vocal caliber after bagging first place in the Clarion Call Chorale Competition held Saturday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. The AB Chorale snagged the championship title and P50,000 in the competition, …

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Charlie

“Ano po ‘yung paghihirap na nalagpasan niyo na?” “Dati, nagtatrabaho lang ako sa canteen. Syempre, magdamag ang oras [doon], 12 hours ang trabaho. Sobrang hirap tapos magkano lang ang sweldo? Maliit lang, P200 lang ang sweldo doon o P150. Ngayon, nag-tricycle na ako, kumikita na ako ng P1000 a day. …

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Standstill

TWO WEEKS. It was only two weeks left before graduation, but none of us really looked like we had absorbed it yet, or grasped the idea of finally having the diploma we have worked for for the past four years. Miguel and I sat on the bench overlooking the field’s …

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Artlets recognized in Student Awards

By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN STUDENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, and societies from the Faculty of Arts and Letters received recognitions for their exceptional academic and co-curricular performance in the University during the 2018 Student Awards Day held May 18. English Language Studies senior Fermina Vergara led the graduating batch of Artlets after …

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