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Outstanding Artlets recognized in Student Awards

STUDENTS, organizations, and societies from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) received recognitions for their excellent academic and co-curricular performance during the 2017 Student Awards Day held May 12. A total of 22 university-level awards were given to Artlets. Leading the student-awardees was Behavioral Science (BES) senior Kristine Quiambao …

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New ABSC officers take oath, vow for a ‘fully-geared’ council

ARTLETS can still expect the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) to perform at its fullest extent despite the vacancies for the positions of vice president for internal affairs, secretary, and auditor. This was the promise of ABSC President Reymark Simbulan after he and the other newly-elected council officers took their …

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16 Artlet profs honored in Dangal ng UST Awards

  SIXTEEN PROFESSORS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters were recognized for their loyalty and contributions to the University in the 18th Dangal ng UST Awards held May 11. Department of Philosophy founding chair Alfredo Co received the Gawad San Alberto Magno award for the category Natatanging Aklat, while …

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AB reclaims solo category championship in Pautakan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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