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Duterte’s 100 days not just war vs. drugs – PolSci profs

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POLITICAL SCIENCE professors in a forum yesterday evaluated President Rodrigo Duterte’s first three months in office, saying he lacked some elements needed to run a country. The president’s focus on eliminating the country’s drug problem and his propensity for expletive statements might have overshadowed his administration’s efforts, said Antonio La Viña, …

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Everyone can contribute to attain global goals, UN officer tells Thomasians

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  EVERYONE, INCLUDING “lazy” people, can take part in attaining the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an officer of the international organization said in a forum held Wednesday. Teresa Debuque, national information officer and operations manager of UN Information Centre in Manila, presented The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving …

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Keep passion in writing through reading, says Lit prof

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THE ASSISTANT director of UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS) urged aspiring creative writers from various schools in Manila to keep their passion for writing alive through reading. Cultural and literary critic Assoc. Prof. Ralph Semino Galan underscored that writers must immerse in literary works. “What we need …

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Docu producer enjoins media students to remain ethical

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GMA 7’s Reporter’s Notebook executive producer encouraged future media practitioners to remain ethical while fulfilling their duties as members of the press. Sharing his decade-long experience in the media industry, Ian Carlos Simbulan reminded the students to apply ethics in their work without sacrificing the accuracy of report. “Have a …

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Thomasians called on to revisit Martial Law history

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ANTI-MARTIAL LAW advocates exposed the atrocities committed during the rule of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and appealed to Thomasians to revisit the “darkest era since World War II.” Human rights lawyer and activist Neri Colmenares claimed that the government has not been providing the “right” information to the people, especially the …

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Students urged to never forget Martial Law atrocities

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“MOVING ON without justice being served is not moving on—it’s giving up.” This was the reminder of University of the Philippines professor and anti-Martial Law advocate Crispin Maslog to Journalism and Communication Arts students in a forum held Saturday. Maslog, a former publisher of a weekly newspaper in Dumaguete that was …

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Educators defend humanities, slam neoliberalism

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UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS told Artlets that the growing influence of neoliberalism in the educational system puts in peril the humanities subjects that teach Filipino culture and national awareness to tertiary students. Filipino language advocate Crizel Sicat-De Laza said humanities subjects like Philippine Government and Constitution, Philippine History, and literature are being removed …

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UST retains QS world ranking for 4th time

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THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) retained its spot in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for the fourth consecutive year. UST, together with De La Salle University, did not move an inch from the 701+ bracket of the 2016 world university rankings. The Ateneo de Manila University is also …

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AB alumnus wins in 66th Palanca Awards

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A JOURNALISM alumnus was among the litterateurs honored in the 66th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature held last Sept. 2 at the Peninsula Manila Hotel. Louie Jon Agustin Sanchez won second place in the Tula category for his collective work of 12 poems titled Tempus Per Annum at iba …

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Artlet is the new King Tiger

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THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers will return to the courts of the country’s premiere intercollegiate sporting event as a hungrier team under its new captain—Faculty of Arts and Letters’ Louie Philippe Vigil. Coming from a heartbreaking loss last season, the newly-crowned King Tiger said the team is …

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