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AB reclaims solo category championship in Pautakan

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AFTER a dismal run last year, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) regained the top spot in this year’s Pautakan individual category and placed third in the group category. AB’s Augustus Botrous Guco emerged as the victor in the individual category after beating Joseph Mari Aranzaso from the Alfredo …

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Dapitan 2017 features stories of departure

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PEOPLE MAY leave and physical things may not last but departures in life do not always bring sadness. Instead these challenge people to become stronger. Litterateurs from the Faculty of Arts and Letters gathered to share their stories once again as the Flame launched this year’s edition of Dapitan, its …

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Poetry connects, educates people, says Fil-Am poet

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ASPIRING POETS must use poetry as an instrument to link people with one another and expand the connection of the “inseparable” concepts of politics and history, an award-winning Filipino-American poet told Thomasians in a lecture held April 27. “Poetry can, at the very least, be an essential thing that tries to …

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IPEA crushes AB’s Goodwill finals hopes

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THE Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) Women’s Basketball Team denied the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team of back-to-back finals appearance and handed the Dapitan-based squad its sole—but worst—loss in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games, 60-29, last April 22 at the P. Noval Court. IPEA’s Juslyne …

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PolSci, Sociology dominate Glaucus Prize

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THE TEAMS of Political Science (PolSci) and Sociology went home as this year’s Glaucus Prize victors in the group and individual category, respectively. The PolSci team composed of Dean Recana, Hanna Medes, Kristoffer Pereda, Lexanne Garcia, and Lawrence Llanita garnered a total of 91 points, dethroning last year’s champion in the …

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Nat’l artists for literature to writers: Write for the nation

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CREATIVE WRITING scholars and writers gathered at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) from April 20 to 22 to review the roles of literary writers in the nation and the rise of alternative platforms for the preservation and propagation of literature to younger generations. National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera said …

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Hontiveros slams ‘war on drugs’, seeks humane policy

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SEN. Risa Hontiveros denounced the current administration’s “war on drugs” that has claimed thousands of lives, saying the government should focus on implementing humane alternatives as means to eradicate illegal drugs in the country. “Let’s not embrace a culture of destruction. If we are to truly build a better nation, we …

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Youth urged to work together to change society

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TO CONTRIBUTE to nation-building and end apathy, the youth must unite and create changes in the society by spreading awareness and taking stand on various issues. This was the challenge of speakers from different universities to Artlets during DANAS: The 4th UST Literary Society Social Issues Seminar on ‘Nation’-Building and …

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Pol Sci sophomore is new CSC PRO

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) sophomore and independent candidate Francis Gabriel Santos was elected public relations officer of the Central Student Council (CSC) after garnering a total of 9,277 votes. Santos swept fellow Artlet Lance Lauren Santiago from Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) and Nursing junior John Rhorick Legaspi from Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino …

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Only 4 of 7 ABSC posts filled; GAP’s bet is new prexy

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SPECIAL ELECTIONS will be held next academic year after abstain votes outnumbered the votes garnered by the candidates for the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) vice president-internal, secretary, and auditor. A total of 678 Artlets abstained for the position of vice president-internal, defeating independent candidate Daniela Angela Frigillana (604 …

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