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Mikkah Factor

Mikkah Factor

Deciduous

WITH ARMS spread open, I allowed gravity to pull me down to earth as it had the leaves that had flown away from their homes. Fall, a foreign season that reminded me of home, the verb for the motion that brought me to where I was. I lay atop my …

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16 hopefuls eye ABSC posts; no bets for PRO

By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG with reports from CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN SIXTEEN ARTLETS formalized their bids in this year’s Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections after filing their certificates of candidacy on Tuesday. However, no one ran for the position of Public Relations Officer (PRO). Political parties …

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AB Guidance Counselors: Rendering service with a genuine heart

“GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ‘yan. Hindi ‘yan maniniwala sa’yo. May [halong] judgement na nila ‘yan.” This perception is what guidance counselors of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) usually hear from students. Along with similar views, this refrain Artlets from visiting them, thinking that only the gravest problems are needed to …

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The Divine Lamb

FILIPINOS ACROSS the country return to their provinces and homes to observe the Lenten season in commemoration of the sacrifice Jesus did to pay for our sins. It is with utter solemnity and fervent praise that we express our gratitude for the forgiveness and blessings God has bestowed. It is …

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Veteran journo: Duterte, media should adjust to each other

By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte should improve his manner of speaking while journalists should cope with his communication style, veteran journalist Crispin Maslog said in the 50th St. Thomas More Lecture held Thursday. The Journalism alumnus said Duterte’s “barkada style” of public speaking is inappropriate for …

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4 Artlets vie for CSC seats

By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG and CRIS EUGENE GIANAN FOUR INDEPENDENT Artlet bets are eyeing positions in the UST Central Student Council (CSC). Former CSC public relations officer (PRO) and Political Science (PolSci) junior Francis Gabriel Santos is vying for the position of president, saying he wants to continue …

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Touching Lines

I REACHED for your cheek, but the tips of my fingers hit the hard cold surface of my laptop’s screen instead. Do you find it ironic as well that we were separated by the very glass that connected us? You were here, but not quite here, and my hands longed …

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Leonali

“Ano po ‘yung masasabi niyong isa sa successful parts ng buhay niyo sa ngayon?” “Hindi naman ako nakapagtapos ng pag-aaral so hindi ko rin masasabi na successful ako pagdating sa ganun. [S]iguro swerte na lang, maswerte kasi sa sipag na meron ako para matulungan ‘yung mga kapatid ko na makapagtapos …

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