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

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

  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

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

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

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

“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

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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