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Auditor hopefuls to establish transparency in the ABSC

Auditor hopefuls to establish transparency in the ABSC

AB Halalan 2019
By JOY THERESE C. GOMEZ AN AUDITOR is not merely the bookkeeper’s assistant. Though this position is seemingly overshadowed by the treasurer, it is more complex than it appears to be and should not be seen as an easy job. In reality, the auditor is responsible for supervising the proper use of funds and the progress of the council’s projects—a duty not to be taken lightly. Both candidates for this position envision several new ways to present the audits. They also advocate for a more efficient and transparent auditing process which the Artlet community must watch out for. Changing the game Grand Alliance for Progress’ (GAP) Jelliza Letran takes pride in being the eldest among her siblings, which she regards as part of her leadership training. She describes this, alo
Presidential bets bent on safeguarding Artlets’ welfare

Presidential bets bent on safeguarding Artlets’ welfare

AB Halalan 2019
By SYRAH VIVIEN J. INOCENCIO THERE is a need for change in the Artlets Student Coucil (ABSC), according to presidential candidates Irah Joyce Embile of Grand Alliance for Progress and Lady Freyja “Dea” Gascon of DEKADA. Both candidates have already accumulated different skills and experiences in the field of student leadership and have different perspectives in leading and serving the Artlet community. A breather for Artlets In her three years as an Artlet, Irah has seen how the ABSC works. Her other leadership experiences include being the vice president of The Political Science Forum and secretary of the AB Knighted Owls, the official drumline of the Faculty. Being part of an organization managed by the ABSC gave Embile a glimpse of what needs to be changed in the stu
PRO candidates aim to empower Artlets to speak up

PRO candidates aim to empower Artlets to speak up

AB Halalan 2019
By MARIA CECILIA O. PAGDANGANAN GONE are the days when the public relations officer (PRO) was relegated to merely creating posters and social media content. In an effort to cope with the changing times, the candidates for PRO seek not only to disseminate accurate information but also to address the grievances of Artlets. 'Never settle' Running under Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP), legal management freshman Rosario Raña believes her major has prepared her for the role of PRO. “As an LM student, I always think on my feet,” she says. “Lalo na kapag ‘yung mga [recitation], kailangan fast ka na mag-answer. Siyempre it’s important as a PRO kasi I disseminate information.” “I learned to be very detail-oriented. I should not miss facts or principles, lalo na when it comes
Treasurer hopefuls see their bookkeeping expertise as key to ABSC seat

Treasurer hopefuls see their bookkeeping expertise as key to ABSC seat

AB Halalan 2019
CONFIDENT in their bookkeeping skills, Niña Estrella of Grand Alliance for Progress and Elan Karsten Castañares of DEKADA are both hoping to secure the position of treasurer in the Artlets Student Council (ABSC) for next academic year. Aside from excelling academically, the two hopefuls also want to walk their talk and use their abilities to better the Artlet community. A born leader Being an economics major, Niña knows the ins and outs of bookkeeping, which is part of the reason why she wanted to run. However, she says leadership does not end in the four corners of the classroom; this led to her becoming the executive associate to the auditor of the Artlets Economics Society. “Actually, I’m enjoying it kasi. Feel ko parang part na siya ng pagkatao ko, and as the eldest ch
Secretarial candidates to go the extra mile for an improved ABSC

Secretarial candidates to go the extra mile for an improved ABSC

AB Halalan 2019
FRESHMEN Jecelie De La Rosa (Grand Alliance for Progress) and Romulo Corporal V (DEKADA) may be new to college, but neither of them are neophytes to leadership roles. Both Artlets have accepted the challenge and pressure to serve the Faculty through student leadership. A transparent ABSC As a creative writing major, Jecelie knows the power of words. However, she wants to transcend words and move into the realm of action. Even though the role of secretary entails working with a lot of pressure, this is not a new thing for her since she is currently a grievance committee member of the Artlets Student Council (ABSC). “It is not really about the title, or mataas man ‘yung rank ko. [I]f there is anything that I can do to contribute to this community, I will do it and I will devo
Journ students victorious in research competition

Journ students victorious in research competition

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THREE Journalism students bagged awards at the annual Asian Journalism Research Conference (AJRC), among competitors hailing from as far as Mindanao, while over 10 more students qualified as finalists. Joselle Czarina Dela Cruz won second place in the news analysis category while the pair of Ryan Piolo Veluz and Angel Dukha III won third place in the journalism studies category. Dela Cruz said she did not expect to win, given the tough competition she had to face. “Maniwala man po kayo at sa hindi, wala po akong kaide-ideya na makukuha ko po ang second place dahil aminado po akong marami po sa mga kalaban ko sa category ko ay magagaling. Isa pa po, hindi ko rin po sigurado kung interesting sa mata ng ibang tao ang study ko,” Dela Cruz told the Flame. Dela Cruz’s thesis expl
VP-external aspirants push for social awareness

VP-external aspirants push for social awareness

AB Halalan 2019
DESPITE being freshmen, the vice president for external affairs hopefuls are taking on a big challenge: to bring forth in AB the change that it needs and deserves. The two aspirants seek to change the growing culture of apathy and complacency in the Faculty. A different style of leadership Words are the weapons of persuasion of DEKADA bet Paolo Jericho Manuel. A debater and a strong-willed intellectual, Paolo believes that his experience as a public speaker can help him actualize his goals for the Faculty. “Whatever job you give me, I can give my utmost excellence—that I can assure you,” he says. Driven by his advocacy for the rehabilitation of drug users and giving people the chance to change, he believes that his leadership style will bring to the council a different ki
VP-internal candidates strive for a unified Artlet community

VP-internal candidates strive for a unified Artlet community

AB Halalan 2019
ARMED with the passion to eradicate the prevailing culture of apathy and ignorance in the Faculty, candidates for the position of vice president for internal affairs are ready to take a leap for leadership. The three hopefuls are challenging the leadership styles of the present council and are ready to implement change in the Faculty and bring about the kind of governance and direction that they think it needs. Harnessing potential His appreciation for interdisciplinary studies heightened the interest of Students’ Democratic Party’s Remar Paulo Panganiban in pushing forward cultural awareness and appreciation—a goal he wishes to achieve through running for the council. “It takes a lot of mental fortitude, it takes a lot of courage and bravery to run a council; one must ha
ABSC hopefuls look to make council more accountable, transparent

ABSC hopefuls look to make council more accountable, transparent

AB Halalan 2019
THE CANDIDATES for this year’s Artlets Student Council (ABSC) general elections defended their platforms that focused mostly on transparency and an improved grievance system during the annual miting de avance held Friday. Their projects highlighted the need for seminars and meetings that will serve as an outlet for Artlets to voice out their opinions on social issues as well as activities to showcase students’ talents. Improved transparency Candidates for PRO, treasurer, auditor, and secretary agreed that transparency is important and should be upheld. Auditor candidate Jelliza Letran of Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP) said being transparent may help solve or lessen problems with funds, while DEKADA bet Gabriel Lapid said he will be willing to admit fault and step down if h
AB Women’s basketball loses championship spot to IPEA

AB Women’s basketball loses championship spot to IPEA

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters’ (AB) Women’s Basketball Team on Friday suffered a crushing defeat in their semifinal game versus the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) anew, 26-64. IPEA started strong with an immediate nine-point run led by Romina Regine Manahan who sank multiple jump shots ahead of the paint. AB ended the first quarter with a run of their own to narrow the gap, 9-15. AB stepped up their defense in the second quarter, preventing IPEA from clinching a field goal until the six-minute mark. However, AB soon crumbled on the back of their sloppy ball handling and grip that allowed IPEA to bolster their lead, 16-29. Despite Marienne Renee Durano’s eight-point contribution past halftime, AB lost control of the game with IPEA successfully converting