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Lyle: [UST is] the home that I imagined it to be

Lyle: [UST is] the home that I imagined it to be

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photo by ANDREI DURAN/THE FLAME How does it feel to see your blockmates face-to-face finally? Exciting! Actually, nasa QPAV ako earlier. Tumakbo ako para makita sila kasi I'm a volunteer there. Sobrang aliwalas sa feeling kasi first time namin magkita-kita and we're gonna have fun. We're gonna make the most out of what we have right now. Anong pakiramdam seeing UST for the first time na buhay? Ang ganda kasi yung energy [of the university], umaapaw siya. That energy transcends to me as a volunteer. Ang saya lang na maraming tao, ang daming faces, ang daming colors. It's exhilarating to see. How much of a home does UST feel after 2 years of online classes? It's really a home that I have been waiting for. UST is really one of my dream schools. Being able to roam around ...
Louie: ‘Enjoy your stay’

Louie: ‘Enjoy your stay’

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What is your welcome message to the sophomores and juniors today? "This is your opportunity to physically be in campus since the time that you enrolled so make the most out of your time inside the campus. For some, you will be back soon enough for the face-to-face classes, but for the others, you still have to wait for a year or so. This might be your first and the second, the next one will be a year from today. Enjoy your stay." Any advice to our sophomores and juniors? "Take one class, one day at a time. Don't be too pressured and just enjoy your classes."               - Louie Ignacio, SWDB coordinator Interview by LILA F. MORTEL
May: Yung achievements ko achievements niyo rin po. 

May: Yung achievements ko achievements niyo rin po. 

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photo by RAINIEL ANGELYN FIGUEROA / THE FLAME   What are you most excited about returning back to the Philippines? "I'm excited to meet ‘yung new nurses. I’m excited to meet [fellow] Filipinos. I’m excited to meet student nurses—all of the people that I could influence and inspire. I'm so excited to meet them all! I welcome everyone to speak to me and I will make time for everyone to ensure that they would feel proud the way that I do. Yung achievements ko achievements niyo rin po.  So all of the filipinos that are here kahit anong profession po kayo, I hope I did you justice to represent ung mga Pilipino kasi iba po talaga pag Pinoy and I’m more than happy. I’m most happiest representing Filipinos around the globe.” What should Filipinos learn about our nurses? “...
Nathan: Marami kayong pagdadaanan, marami kayong maeexperiencee [sa UST]

Nathan: Marami kayong pagdadaanan, marami kayong maeexperiencee [sa UST]

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photo by ANGELINE TANQUECO / THE FLAME As CSC president, do you have a personal message you wish to say to our freshies?  “We very much welcome our freshmen to UST! As a freshman back then, I really noticed it's a journey [freshies] will be taking and you’re very much excited for. Marami kayong pagdadaanan, marami kayong maeexperiencee but at the very least you will have a good time in UST.  We’ll make sure we [CSC] will represent you as you go through life as a student [in UST]. We’re just here if ever you need anything. The central student council will always be vigilant for your rights.” Any advice for our freshies?  “This first year is a very experimental phase. You have to discover what you really want in here UST and you also have to try organizations, try counci...
Mikaela: [part of my college bucketlist is to go to] Paskuhan

Mikaela: [part of my college bucketlist is to go to] Paskuhan

Faces of Dapitan, Features
photo by ANGELINE TANQUECO / THE FLAME Why did you choose UST? "For clout po charot, dream school ko talaga yung UST ever since." Anong event are you currently looking forward to as a Thomasian? Paskuhan [...] po. What's on your college bucketlist? "Makaattend ng paskuhan talaga" - Mikaela Aliwalas, behavioral science freshman Interview by KATRIZHA CAYE DE LEON
Lauren: Dream college ko po [UST]

Lauren: Dream college ko po [UST]

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Photo by ANGELINE TANQUECO/THE FLAME Why did you choose UST? “Dream college ko po [UST], tapos my family— lahat sila they all went to UST so [it’s]like a family thing.”  What are you currently looking forward to as a college student at UST? “To grow more as a writer, and to find [out] more things about myself.”               - Lauren Tagle, creative writing freshman Interview by KATRIZHA CAYE DE LEON  
Ayie, political science freshman: It’s [UST] been my dream university since I was in grade school

Ayie, political science freshman: It’s [UST] been my dream university since I was in grade school

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Why did you choose UST? “Actually it’s [UST]  been my dream university since I was in grade school. Although medyo bumaba ‘yung hope ko nung mga junior high, luckily nakuha naman ako sa UST…. [V]ery thankful po ako.” What’s on your college bucket list? “Syempre ‘di mawawala ‘yung paskuhan, tapos hopefully healthy ‘yung environment sa UST with my classmates, and then… lahat ng event sa UST [I’m] looking forward to.”                - Ayie Elgarico, political science freshman Interview by KATRIZHA CAYE DE LEON  
Abelina: “Sawang-sawa na kami sa sirang pangako.”

Abelina: “Sawang-sawa na kami sa sirang pangako.”

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"Sino ang iboboto niyo ngayong halalan at bakit?" Hindi ko pa alam eh. Baka si Bongbong o si Isko Moreno.  "Bakit si Bongbong at Isko ang pinagpipilian niyo?" ‘Yun lang siguro ang [mga] tamang tao na makakatulong sa aming mahihirap. Sawang-sawa na kami sa sirang pangako. Di kami makakuha ng tulong [mula] sa gobyerno. Parang ako na nagkaroon ng karamdaman, wala namang nakatulong sa akin sa DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development). Wala.  "Kung may batas kayong gusto ipapasa sa susunod na Presidente, ano iyon at bakit?" Sana naman ‘yung [batas] na makakatulong. Sana naman ituloy na nila ‘yung [kailangan] ng mga mahihirap. Unahin nila. Hindi naman humihingi ng malaking tulong ang mahihirap…. [Sana] hindi puro pangarap. Nakakasawa na. Sitenta anyos na ako [pero] w...
Victoria: “Sawa na ako sa datihan. Enough.” 

Victoria: “Sawa na ako sa datihan. Enough.” 

Faces of Dapitan
"Sino ang iboboto niyo ngayong halalan at bakit?" Si Leni kasi gusto kong magbago naman. Sawa na ako sa datihan. Enough.  "Kung may batas kayong gusto ipapasa kay Leni, ano iyon at bakit?" Gusto ko ‘yung wala nang kurakot at ayokong magpadala siya sa mga tuta tuta na mga senador… parang ‘yung isang Presidente pero sunod sunuran lang….                - Victoria, 60 Interview by LILA F. MORTEL
Romy gives credit to the Marcoses

Romy gives credit to the Marcoses

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"Sino ang iboboto niyo ngayong halalan at bakit?" Si Marcos… kasi subok na siya eh. Pati ‘yung tatay niya, maraming nagawa sa Pilipinas katulad ng Lung Center, Heart Center, at mga tulay. Ibig sabihin non, may accomplishment siyang ginawa. ‘Di tulad ng mga dilawan, puro nganga lang, puro daldal. Wala namang nagawa.  "Kung may batas kayong gusto ipapasa kay Marcos, ano iyon at bakit?" Syempre ‘yung para sa mga mahihirap… ‘yung pabahay tsaka ‘yung ayuda… Taasan [din sana] nila ‘yung sahod ng mga tao.                 - Romy, 59 Interview by LILA F. MORTEL