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Rector urges Thomasians to use pandemic experiences to become ‘more worthy presents’ to Jesus

Rector urges Thomasians to use pandemic experiences to become ‘more worthy presents’ to Jesus

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UST RECTOR Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. has urged Thomasians to use their pandemic experiences to become more worthy presents to Jesus and to enhance ties within their community. In his speech for the opening of Paskuhan, Ang noted that the two-year lockdown intensified the desire of Thomasians to return to campus. He said this year’s theme of “Pananabik, Pagbabalik, Panunumbalik” should guide Thomasians in terms of strengthening relationships. “Ang mga bitak at pira-pirasong bahagi ng ating pagkatao dulot ng ating hindi magandang karanasan sa pandemya ay muling bubuuin, pakikinisin, at paninibaguhin upang tayo’y higit na maging karapat-dapat na handog sa banal na sanggol (The cracks and broken pieces of our humanity brought about by terrible experiences during the pandemic should be re...
Gov’t urged to address food supply woes, lower cost of living amid global economic shocks

Gov’t urged to address food supply woes, lower cost of living amid global economic shocks

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ECONOMISTS AND  government officials called for measures that would ease food supply woes and assist vulnerable sectors as the Philippines grapples with the impact of a global economic crisis. Trade department trade service officer Enrico Mariano said the government needs to revive  agricultural extension by providing farmers with sustained training and technological support to address food supply issues.  “So what does this mean? Food production and processing demand a lot of technology; of training; of knowledge; experience accumulation; data; market linkage; and organization and cooperation,” Mariano said during a recent economic forum organized by the National Collegiate Economics Convention and hosted by the UST Department of Economics and the Artlet Economic Society. Mar...
Prepare and celebrate the A-G-A-P-E way

Prepare and celebrate the A-G-A-P-E way

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By TRISHA TAMIO and ZOE AIRABELLE AGUINALDO FOR THE first time in two years, Agape - an event that gathers Thomasians as one family to share free food - will light the way back toward the much anticipated Paskuhan festivities. With the return of Agape in person, The Flame is providing tips to newcomers to help them enjoy the feast . A - Arrive an hour early Missing out on one of the University’s most awaited events and activities is the last thing a Thomasian wants. Pharmacy freshman Athessa Lacerna suggested arriving “an hour early” to avoid this situation. “We should arrive early so we don’t miss out on anything, especially for newcomers like me. Maybe an hour early would be fine,” Lacerna said. Information technology senior Ryan Lopez shared Lacerna’s sentiment o...
Tigresses edge Lady Tamaraws, finish third in elims

Tigresses edge Lady Tamaraws, finish third in elims

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by SHAYNE LEE MACARAEG THE FEU Lady Tamaraws led by as much as ten points in the first half, but the UST Growling Tigresses had other plans as they surged during the second half, taking a 77-65 win in their 14th game of UAAP Season 85 women’s basketball tournament. After trailing 38-31 at the half, Rocel Dionisio finished strong for the Tigresses by dropping 15 points and 13 rebounds, after limping off the floor in the second quarter with a seemingly minor injury on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. MVP candidate Eka Soriano fired up in the fourth quarter, scoring nine straight points, including a basket that gave UST a 14-point lead late in the game, 70-56. Soriano finished with 14 markers, seven boards, and four assists. UST was able to lock in the t...
Christians told to stand by their beliefs despite modern day persecution

Christians told to stand by their beliefs despite modern day persecution

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CHRISTIANS SHOULD embrace suffering and should not be afraid to be ostracized for standing by their beliefs, a Dominican priest said. UST Institute of Religion director Rev. Fr. Ermito de Sagon, O. P. said the Church endures discrimination because of her stance on various social issues and persecution against Christians has grown more abundant in "subtle" forms. He noted that Christians are attacked on social media for holding on to their religious practices and that the Church is criticized as “very unscientific” for rejecting certain views. “They say that when the Church speaks against abortion and against divorce… 'the Church lacks humane treatment’ (but) it’s just that we think that this is the wisdom of God and we have to preach it day in and day out,” de Sagon said durin...
F3 – November 20, 2022

F3 – November 20, 2022

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F3 - These are the facts and figures you need to know this week (November 22, 2022).   Producers: Dawn Solano & Rainiel Angelyn Figueroa Writers: Karen Nogoy & Aubrey Lim Researchers: Trisha Tamio, Vanessa Yap, & Zoe Airabelle Aguinaldo Art Director: Tcheky Nicole Cabrera Animators: Francis Rafael Obenza & Janssen Romero Video editors: Angeline Tanqueco
3 Artlet alumni bag ‘Business Reporter of the Year’ award

3 Artlet alumni bag ‘Business Reporter of the Year’ award

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THREE ALUMNI of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) were recognized as best business journalists in the country through the 31st Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP)-Ayala Business Journalism Awards. Journalism alumni Angela Celis-Mercurio, Bianca Cuaresma, and Karl Ocampo received awards in different categories of this year’s EJAP held on Nov. 11.  Malaya Business Insight reporter Celis-Mercurio won back the Reporter of the Year award in the field of macroeconomy after the six-year successive wins of UST Journalism instructor Cai Ordinario from 2016 to 2021.  Celis-Mercurio was the recipient of the award from 2013 to 2015. BusinessMirror reporter Cuaresma has been named the Banking Reporter of the Year, while Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Karl Ocampor ...
Dos and Don’ts for Paskuhan 2022

Dos and Don’ts for Paskuhan 2022

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AFTER TWO years of virtual celebrations, the University of Santo Tomas will finally hold its Paskuhan festivities, from liturgies to concerts, in person. As part of the preparations, University officials held a virtual session last Nov. 11 to discuss the protocols for the much-anticipated event.  The Flame listed the things Thomasians need to know to enjoy the festivities.  Dos: Mark your calendars Thomasians can look forward to experiencing the Agape and Paskuhan concert festivities to be held on Dec. 2 and 19, respectively.  Tunog Tomasino, the university-wide battle of the bands, is set to take place on Dec. 5.  The Paskuhan Mass will be held on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. at the UST Santissimo Rosario Parish. All donations from mass attendees will go to Dominican missio...
Paskuhan decors to honor ‘Pinoy Superheroes’

Paskuhan decors to honor ‘Pinoy Superheroes’

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by KATHERINE CHAN and VANESSA NORIKO YAP THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) will dedicate this year’s Paskuhan decoration theme to medical frontliners to pay tribute to their heroism during the pandemic. “This year we want to celebrate the heroes, not only in our country but heroes of our world who stood their ground while fighting the pandemic in our frontline,” Facilities Management Office architect Mark Guarano said during the Paskuhan 2022 info session last Friday, Nov. 11. The University has decided to adopt the theme “Pinoy Superheroes” for the decoration of this year’s Paskuhan, the first celebration to be done in person since the pandemic struck the country in 2020. Guarano said the Paskuhan decorations would also remind Thomasians to commemorate the life of Jesus ...