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AB welcomes 1,299 freshmen in traditional Welcome Walk

By ANGEL B. DUKHA III and CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN AS THE implementation of the K to 12 program comes full circle, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) welcomed 1,299 freshmen who marked the beginning of their Thomasian journey on Monday in the annual Thomasian Welcome Walk. The number …

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Archbishop Gabriele Caccia: Without truth, we are slaves

ARCHBISHOP GABRIELE Giordano Caccia, papal nuncio to the Philippines, urged Thomasians to seek the truth lest they become “slaves” to other interests during the annual Misa de Apertura (Mass of the Holy Spirit) held Wednesday morning. Caccia said looking for the truth also means searching for Jesus Christ. “When we …

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SONA delayed by unexpected ouster; no ad-libs, cussing

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday was delayed for an hour by the unprecedented ouster of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo unseated Alvarez, necessitating two separate sit-downs between Duterte and the two …

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Youth is the greatest danger to Duterte –Sr. Mary John Mananzan

By JULIA MARI T. ORNEDO THE YOUTH is the “greatest danger” to the Duterte administration, said veteran activist Sr. Mary John Mananzan on the sidelines of the rally against President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday afternoon. During the “United People’s SONA” staged at Commonwealth Ave. …

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Slain priests are not victims but martyrs –Caloocan bishop

THE CATHOLIC priests who died in a recent spate of attacks against the clergy are not victims but martyrs, said Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgillo David in a homily during the fifth Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE 5). “[Martyrdom] is about [living] out one’s faith no matter if it could …

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Stricter anti-hazing act signed into law

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN AN AMENDED version of the anti-hazing law, which now bans all forms of hazing, was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 29 after an almost year-long debacle following the death of University of Santo Tomas Civil Law freshman Horacio Castillo III. Republic Act (R.A.) …

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ABSC president is new Central Board speaker

ABSC President Rafael Arellano

By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO ARTLETS Student Council (ABSC) President Rafael Arellano was chosen as the new Central Board (CB) speaker of the Central Student Council for academic year 2018-2019 through a secret ballot election held Tuesday night. The speaker’s duties, as decided by the CB, will include convening the …

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