THE IMMENSE portrayal of the indigenous people (IP) in mainstream media, especially film and television, open varying perspectives to arise.
Exposing IPs to mainstream media has gained recognition because there are many patronizers. However, it can also mean disruption when their culture is misrepresented and utilized for mere entertainment.
“There are both positive and negative representations. And mostly those shows in popular culture with positive representation or more progressive representations of our indigenous people are usually based on historical facts,” Assoc. Prof. Wennielyn Fajilan from the UST Department of Filipino told The Flame.
“Most representations that connote negative representations of our indigenous people are just reproducing the stereotypes that we al...
THE RESUMPTION of face-to-face classes in some courses has drawn both relief and anxiety among members of the Artlet community who now have to make some adjustments after two years of pure distance learning.
Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB Dean Prof. Marilu Madrunio recently confirmed that in-person classes would be offered in some courses of the Journalism and Communication programs.
Seven other programs of the faculty intend to adopt onsite learning this term namely Behavioral Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English Language Studies, History, Literature and Sociology.
AB Assistant Dean Alejandro Bernardo said the University’s Facilities and Management Office has started preparing the rooms for the return of in-person classes.
“We can only hope that the situation ...
By EDUARDO FAJERMO JR.
THE POOR educational performance of many Filipino students is a result of a “disorganized” and “incoherent” implementation of an education policy, an undergraduate study has suggested.
The research titled “Impact of Policy Implementation on Education Quality: A Case Study on Philippines’ Low Ranking in International and Local Assessment Programs” argued that the country’s education is disorderly due to the lack of an integrated system.
The study conducted by political science students Andrea Gail Cristobal and Paul Christian David won the best thesis award in the political science department this year.
“The data we gathered manifested a certain level of lack in terms of a holistic system of education that greatly affects the nuances in terms of cult...
With the World Health Organization declaring the global monkeypox outbreak as a “public health emergency of international concern," the Flame asks: Do Thomasians think it is already safe to return to the campus?
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MOST OF the programs under the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) intend to conduct limited in-person classes in the coming term, drawing disappointment from students pushing for full onsite learning.
The University has announced that the enriched virtual mode is still the “default mode” of learning instruction for this term.
However, academic units were allowed to decide on the learning modality they would adopt.
Of the 13 AB programs, nine are planning to hold face-to-face classes this term namely Journalism, Behavioral Science, Communication Arts, Creative Writing, Economics, English Language Studies, History, Literature and Sociology.
Three other programs, namely Asian Studies, Legal Management and Philosophy intend to apply for in-person learning next term. The Politi...
by JASMINE MAE ALARDE, EDUARDO FAJERMO JR., and AXEL ALDANA
IN HIS first State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vowed to revive the education system by fully reopening the schools and addressing technology-related issues.
Marcos Jr. said the education department is already preparing to implement in-person classes “with the utmost consideration for the safety of students,” given the continuing threat of COVID-19.
He also promised to improve internet connection quality and digitalize certain processes.
Although he admitted that digitalizing the processes would create “inequalities” among Filipinos, he would still push for it as he deemed it “vital” for citizens not to be left behind.
However, these plans brewed different outlooks from Thom...
Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. filed a bill seeking to rename Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Ferdinand E. Marcos International Airport.
In this FFiles episode, The Flame explains how international gateways are named.
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THE STATE corporate regulator’s decision to reaffirm the closure order against digital news organization Rappler is a direct form of “media repression,” journalism and communication professors said.
Two days before former President Rodrigo Duterte left office, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order affirming the revocation of the certificates of incorporation of Rappler, Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC) for their alleged violation of constitutional and statutory restrictions on foreign ownership in mass media.
The SEC stood by its 2018 decision which found Rappler liable for allegedly violating the constitutional and statutory foreign equity restrictions in mass media. According to the corporate regulator, Rappler issued Philippine Depositary Receipts (...
by SIEGFRED ALDOUS LACERNA
WHEN ANNE Parojinog first entered college as an Environmental Biology student at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, she was unsure of the path to take once she finishes her degree. But after leaving the university, she is now determined to pursue what she called an unconventional career path—to become an environmental biologist and researcher.
For Parojinog, becoming a scientist can make a difference especially because not too many people are taking the same path.
She believes that her future research undertakings would not simply be confined to academic journals; she can also offer these studies to aid policymakers. Parojinog, however, sees that the country might not produce enough green jobs—or those that contribute to preserving or res...
Mandatory ROTC: Boon or Bane
In this episode, The Flame Files explains the intricacies and history of Reserve Officer Training Corps., one of the three components of National Service Training Program, aimed at teaching college students the basic skills of military service.
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