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Educator urges youth awareness on federalism

WITH THE possible shift of the current unitary presidential system of government to a federal one, the youth sector would play an important role in advocating awareness on the said concept, an educator said in a forum held Wednesday. Prof. Eric de Torres, chair of the University of the East Department …

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AB improves Goodwill record after trouncing IICS

THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Volleyball Team is now standing at a 2-1 win-loss record after it brushed aside the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS) Men’s Volleyball Team during the elimination round of the Thomasian Goodwill Games held Wednesday. AB offensive specialist Russel Wilfred Estrada …

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Literature counters social ills, says Nobel laureate

NOBEL PRIZE in Literature awardee Mario Vargas Llosa expressed his confidence in the power of literature to denounce dictatorships and other social ills in his lecture as an honorary professor of the University of Santo Tomas. “It (literature) does not only express one’s conviction, but [it] also [expresses] his feeling …

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Nat’l identity found in aging filmstrips – film archivist

A FILM restoration expert urged Thomasians yesterday to patronize restored classic Filipino movies because they bring a sense of national identity. Leo Katigbak, head of ABS-CBN archives and film restoration, stressed the importance of the younger generation’s exposure to classic movies in the campus tour of Cinema One Originals Festival 2016 …

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Former Socio Dep’t head dies at 86

  THE FORMER chairperson of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Department of Sociology died at the age of 86 due to heart failure last Oct. 21. Alice Bulos, who graduated from UST with a master’s degree in social and behavioral sciences, taught sociology in the University from 1951 to 1971. …

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AB escapes IPEA, logs 1st Goodwill win

THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Volleyball Team welcomed this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games with a triumph against the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) Volleyball Team. Odds were not in the favor of AB during the first few minutes of the game as they committed multiple errors, …

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Errors trouble AB Volleybelles’ search for 1st win

THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team failed to notch a victory against the College of Architecture (Architecture) Women’s Volleyball Team as errors pestered their second game in the elimination round of the 2016 Thomasian Goodwill Games. AB started blazing in the first set by swooping attacks and …

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Veteran reporters view journalism under Duterte a harder task

BEING A journalist is a tough profession, but it is tougher under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. This was how seasoned journalists from the Philippine Star (PhilStar) viewed the current state of journalism in the country in a seminar titled How Press Works: The Press Under President Duterte. Journalists are confronted …

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HS-B denies AB of opening game victory

HIGH SCHOOL Varsity-Team B (HS-B) Volleybelles pounced on an erratic Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team and posted their first win in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games. HS-B grabbed the first set through seething attacks, while AB managed to bounce back in the second. However, the Dapitan-based squad faltered …

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Mother tongue key to mastery of secondary language, says expert

FILIPINO STUDENTS should learn to speak their mother tongue language during their formative years to become multilingual and multicultural learners, an expert in Mother Tongue Language-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) told Artlets yesterday. Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco said that the mastery of the first language leads to the understanding of the second …

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