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Slain priests are not victims but martyrs –Caloocan bishop

THE CATHOLIC priests who died in a recent spate of attacks against the clergy are not victims but martyrs, said Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgillo David in a homily during the fifth Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE 5). “[Martyrdom] is about [living] out one’s faith no matter if it could …

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Stricter anti-hazing act signed into law

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN AN AMENDED version of the anti-hazing law, which now bans all forms of hazing, was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 29 after an almost year-long debacle following the death of University of Santo Tomas Civil Law freshman Horacio Castillo III. Republic Act (R.A.) …

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ABSC president is new Central Board speaker

ABSC President Rafael Arellano

By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO ARTLETS Student Council (ABSC) President Rafael Arellano was chosen as the new Central Board (CB) speaker of the Central Student Council for academic year 2018-2019 through a secret ballot election held Tuesday night. The speaker’s duties, as decided by the CB, will include convening the …

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P1.2k breakdown to be released soon, says ABSC president

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE DEAN’S Office is set to release the breakdown of the P1,200 pilgrimage fee no later than July 6, Artlets Student Council (ABSC) president Rafael Arellano revealed. Arellano said the Council had submitted a formal letter of request weeks ago as required by the Dean’s …

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Robredo: Do not be afraid of China in WPS issue


By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN VICE PRESIDENT Leni Robredo stressed that the Philippines must not be afraid of China in asserting its ownership over territories within the West Philippine Sea (WPS) during a forum held June 11. “[Speaking] up against a major global superpower is intimidating. By size, by headcount …

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JournSoc condemns killing of Davao journo

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE UST Journalism Society (JournSoc) denounced the killing of Davao journalist Dennis Denora, the sixth journalist killed since Pres. Rodrigo Duterte assumed office. In their statement released Saturday, JournSoc questioned the effectiveness of Duterte’s Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS). STATEMENT OF THE UST …

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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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