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Artlets are new CSC secretary and treasurer

Artlets are new CSC secretary and treasurer

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By JOAHNA LEI CASILAO and MA. LEANDREA TAMARES   A LEGAL management freshman and a political science junior will serve as the secretary and treasurer, respectively, of the next Central Student Council (CSC). Independent candidate Krizia Milleny Bricio won as secretary after garnering 7,449 votes, defeating Lakasdiwa candidate Karch Andrei Rafael's 4,804 votes and Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) bet Nicholas Sia's 3,875 votes.  A total of 4,994 Thomasians left the position unanswered. "[E]ven though I am still a freshman, I believe I am already equipped with enough knowledge and skills to work as your Central Student Council secretary,” she told the Flame. LTC candidate Jan Rafael Lipat won unopposed for treasurer with 12,093 votes that outnumbered the 9,029 Thomasia
Senatorial candidates tackle Chinese ‘debt trap’, drug war in debate

Senatorial candidates tackle Chinese ‘debt trap’, drug war in debate

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ELEVEN SENATORIAL candidates clashed on whether the Philippines is falling for China’s “debt-trap diplomacy” in light of President Rodrigo Duterte’s state visit to China, and the administration's drug war, among other issues during CNN Philippines’ debate held Saturday in UST. The candidates in attendance were Rafael "Raffy" Alunan III, Gary Alejano, Glenn Chong, Neri Colmenares, Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, Chel Diokno, Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, Samira Gutoc, Florin Hilbay, Romulo Macalintal, and Erin Tañada. Former Philippine National Police chief Dela Rosa pressed Magdalo Rep. Alejano on whether or not he has requested a copy of the loan agreements between the country and China from the Malacañang. “[P]alagi niyong sinasabi na ‘confidential, confidential.’ Nanghingi na ba k
DEKADA to lead ABSC anew; independent snags PRO seat

DEKADA to lead ABSC anew; independent snags PRO seat

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO and MA LEANDREA A. TAMARES POLITICAL party DEKADA will once again lead the Artlets Student Council (ABSC) after dominating the 2019 polls, securing all seats in the council except for public relations officer (PRO), which was claimed by independent candidate Eadric Espiritu. Lady Freyja Gascon will sit as the next ABSC president after garnering 1,119 votes (64.35%), defeating Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP) bet Irah Joyce Embile who garnered 371 votes. A total of 249 Artlets left the position unanswered. “[T]here's a lot of pressure but then at the same time it's also a huge honor that they saw our political party as [...] worthy to be the next executive board,” Gascon told the Flame. Paolo Jericho Manuel secured the position of vice president (V
Journ coordinator quits as Times editor over ‘matrix’ story

Journ coordinator quits as Times editor over ‘matrix’ story

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO UPDATED: Apr. 25, 6:55 p.m. THE COORDINATOR of the Journalism program resigned from his post as managing editor of The Manila Times following the newspaper’s publication of an article linking various media outlets to an alleged ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. Felipe Salvosa II left the publication on Wednesday because he “didn’t agree with the publication of the ‘matrix’ story” tagging the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), Vera Files, Rappler, and the National Union of People’s Lawyers in an ouster plot. Also tagged in the story was journalism lecturer Karol Ilagan from the PCIJ. The media organization has renounced the matrix as “wrong on many points” in a statement. “After that, I felt it was time to go. We
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