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Former Tarlac gov renews blame on Aquino for Mamasapano clash

Photo by JANINE C. PEREA

FORMER Tarlac governor Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco reiterated that her nephew, former president Benigno Aquino III, should be held responsible for the Mamasapano clash in 2015, which saw the deaths of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos. Cojuangco claimed that Aquino’s “utter ignorance” was the previous administration’s biggest error that led to …

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Artlets reign in 32nd Gawad Ustetika with 27 awards

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SEVENTEEN ARTLETS dominated this year’s Gawad Ustetika with 27 out of 35 awards, once again proving that the Faculty of Arts and Letters is home to the University of Santo Tomas’ (UST) best literary writers. Winning big was Literature senior Raymond Gold Padao who received the Rector’s Literary Award—the highest literary …

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Professor Emeritus Co: Seek true knowledge through philosophy

photo by KRISTELA DANIELLE S. BOO

NAMED AS Professor Emeritus for his outstanding contributions to the University and the field of philosophy, “Venerable Master” Alfredo Co, Ph.D. urged Thomasians to continue the pursuit of true knowledge and beauty through philosophy amid today’s virtual age. “I am disturbed that man is gradually abandoning the ideal search of …

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AB blasts Nursing for 1st Goodwill victory

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team is recovering the lethal form that carried it to the Thomasian Goodwill Games Finals last year through a methodical handling of the College of Nursing (Nursing) Women’s Basketball Team, 56-23, in their elimination round duel held March 7 at the …

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Commerce trounces AB in overtime

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THE COLLEGE of Commerce and Business Administration (Commerce) Men’s Basketball Team rode on a tense overtime, 77-74, leaving the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Basketball Team winless after its second game in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games. Commerce powerhouses Isaac Lim and Jose Mauricio Beredo racked up 16 points …

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Thomasian Debaters Council to hold symposium on Martial Law

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THE THOMASIAN Debaters Council (TDC), the official debate varsity of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), will be holding “Diskursong Tomasino: The Martial Law Chapter,” a symposium on the various aspects of Martial Law in relation to present-day events on March 11. “Contemporary events prove how relevant it is to educate …

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4th UST MUN tackles peacemaking and poverty

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OVER 180 delegates from local and international universities gathered at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for this year’s UST Model United Nations (MUN) to discuss issues on poverty and advocate ways for international peacemaking. International Relations lecturer Jan Michael Denila urged the aspiring diplomats during the conference’s opening ceremony to …

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ASN tops AB Debate 2017

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THE TEAM of Asian Studies (ASN) emerged as the champion of this year’s Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Debate Series, the annual inter-major debate competition of the Faculty held last Feb. 19 and 26. The team was composed of juniors Lorraine Sajorda and Michael Gutierrez, and sophomore Moses Rivera. Sajorda …

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Medicine hands AB its first loss in Goodwill

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THE FACULTY of Medicine and Surgery (Medicine) Men’s Basketball Team survived a late game rally from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Basketball Team, denying the Dapitan-based squad its first win in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games, 77-73, at the Quadricentennial Pavilion last Feb. 28. Medicine’s main gunner Josemarie …

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PolSci is back-to-back AB Sportsfest volleyball champion

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) defended its crown in the AB Sportsfest mixed volleyball category after sweeping Behavioral Science (BES), 25-19, 25-23, and 25-23 in the championship match held Feb. 24. PolSci’s team captain Judenn Mascareñas, hailed as the Most Valuable Player, contributed 12 points for his team. The defending victors’ road to …

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