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AB prof re-elected as president of Philippine Sociological Society

By JANYN MARIELLA MONTEALEGRE A SOCIOLOGY professor from the Faculty of Arts and Letters is again heading the Philippine Sociological Society (PSS). Assoc. Prof. Clarence Batan, who will serve as the organization’s president from January to December 2018, said he wants to address the problem on Filipinos’ understanding of the …

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JRN alumna bags award for business reporting

By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG   A JOURNALISM alumna was recognized by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Oct. 2 for her extensive and professional handling of statistics. Chrisee Dela Paz, a business reporter from Rappler, was named Best Individual for the Online Category of the 7th National Statistics …

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Former senator calls for complete ban on hazing

By ANGELIQUE ANNE F. TORRES A FORMER senator and author of the Anti-Hazing Law of 1995 urged all officers and members of fraternities and sororities to exclude hazing as a form of initiation. “[G]et together [to] ban and burn all the paddles in a symbolic gesture. ‘Wag ningas kugon, [na …

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Atio is a perfect son, Horacio’s father recalls

By VANN MARLO M. VILLEGAS HE IS the best son any parent could have. This is how Horacio Castillo Jr. talked about his son “Atio” who was laid to rest on Wednesday at the Manila Memorial Park. “Horacio, our son, is a good son, a perfect son,” Horacio Jr. said during …

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Lumads to gov’t: Provide education, not martial law

By MARIA EDEN T. DINO MEMBERS AND supporters of the Lumad community on Tuesday renewed their call on the government to end martial law in Mindanao which led to school bombings, military harassment to students and teachers, and deprivation of Lumads’ right to education. RJ Perez, a four-year Lumad volunteer …

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