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Marcos Jr.’s choices of Cabinet members draw jeers, cheers from AB profs

Marcos Jr.’s choices of Cabinet members draw jeers, cheers from AB profs

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A NUMBER of Artlet professors have criticized some of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.’s choices for the Cabinet, saying they do not have enough credentials to lead their respective agencies. Asst. Prof. Dennis Coronacion, chairman of the political science department, said Vice President and education secretary Sara Duterte lacks professional experience to lead her agency. “[She] should not have been appointed as DepEd (Department of Education) chief for lack of an education-related degree and lack of education management experience,” he told The Flame. Since Duterte is a lawyer and former local chief executive, she should have been appointed interior or justice secretary, Coronacion said. Journalism program coordinator Felipe Salvosa II scored the appointment of
Marcos Jr. praises father, promises a ‘future of sufficiency’ in inaugural address

Marcos Jr. praises father, promises a ‘future of sufficiency’ in inaugural address

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PRESIDENT FERDINAND “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. heaped praises on his father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., during his inaugural address, where he also vowed to fulfill the dreams of Filipinos and provide them with a “future of sufficiency.” "I once knew a man who saw what little had been achieved since independence, in a land of people with the greatest potential for achievement—and yet they were poor. But he got it done. Sometimes with needed support; sometimes without,” Marcos Jr. said during his inauguration as 17th president of the Philippines at the National Museum on June 30. “So will it be with his son. You will get no excuses from me,” he added. Marcos Jr. said Filipinos resisted and never failed to defeat foreign attempts to break up the country in his father’s
Artlet claims probe into his sexual abuse complaint ‘rushed;’ AB SWDC says university rules followed

Artlet claims probe into his sexual abuse complaint ‘rushed;’ AB SWDC says university rules followed

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AN ARTLET who accused another student of sexual assault has described the Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Welfare and Development Committee (AB SWDC) as “unfair,” saying the results of the investigation into his case were “rushed.” In a Facebook post dated June 11, 2022, philosophy student Christopher Edo Uytico called out the committee for supposedly hearing him “only once” on a complaint he filed against another male Artlet who allegedly abused him. He said the case was dismissed after the hearing.  In an interview with The Flame, Uytico said it seemed that the office was “forced” to release a resolution just in time for the graduation. The AB held its solemn investiture on June 10 and 11.  “I just hope they did not rush coming up with the decision. I just wish I was giv
Marcos Jr. presidency seen to reflect a ‘head-on’ battle between true and false

Marcos Jr. presidency seen to reflect a ‘head-on’ battle between true and false

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THE MARCOS Jr. administration is expected to reveal the struggle between truth and disinformation, compelling journalists to heighten their efforts to tell the truth, journalism educators said. Since the Marcos camp has had a record of peddling “fake news” to win the election, journalists may find it hard to perform their role as truth-tellers, UST journalism instructor and The Philippine Star desk editor Leo Laparan II said. “The reality of an impending Marcos administration dawned upon us: that now, more than ever, is the best time to be a journalist. It is going to be a head-on battle between truth-tellers and fake news peddlers,” Laparan told The Flame. Laparan said the emphasis on ethical standards and the principles of honest-to-goodness journalism would champion the fig
AB Dean urges Artlets to ‘take research seriously,’ hopes theses will be done individually

AB Dean urges Artlets to ‘take research seriously,’ hopes theses will be done individually

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) recognized for the first time the best theses of each program during the Solemn Investiture held this month in a move that administrators hope will encourage students to produce studies that will enrich their respective fields.  “Hopefully, this award will serve as an incentive to our graduating students to take research seriously. Certainly, one cannot be nominated if his or her paper is haphazardly done. This calls for hard work for at least one and a half years,” Faculty of Arts and Letters Dean Marilu Madrunio told The Flame.  The University has been recognizing outstanding research work through the St. Albertus Magnus Award, which is given to papers that generated impact here and abroad. However, the Faculty only started to recognize its
A bittersweet farewell: Thomasians return to UST to say goodbye

A bittersweet farewell: Thomasians return to UST to say goodbye

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By PATRICK V. MIGUEL and DAWN DANIELLE SOLANO FOR THE first time in what felt like forever, the University felt the atmosphere everyone was familiar with during its back-to-back Baccalaureate Mass for the graduates of batch 2020, 2021, and 2022. From June 3 to 4, the University was brought back to life, revived by the presence of the Thomasian community—students, professors, and staff. The hallways that have been silent since the University adopted the virtual learning mode reverberated with laughter and greetings. Classrooms were once again filled with students. Students were seen embracing again, propagating the culture of hugs that was discouraged two years ago. Drumbeats and chants filled the air, reminding Thomasians that no pandemic can extinguish their school pride and spi
IN PHOTOS: Batch 2022 in-person Baccalaureate Mass

IN PHOTOS: Batch 2022 in-person Baccalaureate Mass

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IN PHOTOS: Scenes from the first in-person Baccalaureate Mass for the batch 2022 since the pandemic held at UST Grandstand and Open Field on Friday, June 3. Graduating Thomasians celebrated the historic event by joining the Ceremony of Lights and the exit through the Arch of the Centuries. FULL ALBUM: https://t.co/BncXoyZZbv Photos by Rainiel Angelyn Figueroa and Angeline Tanqueco/ THE FLAME