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PolSci is back-to-back AB Sportsfest volleyball champion

PolSci is back-to-back AB Sportsfest volleyball champion

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) defended its crown in the AB Sportsfest mixed volleyball category after sweeping Behavioral Science (BES), 25-19, 25-23, and 25-23 in the championship match held Feb. 24. PolSci’s team captain Judenn Mascareñas, hailed as the Most Valuable Player, contributed 12 points for his team. The defending victors’ road to triumph proved to be rough as BES went for a neck and neck duel during the second and third sets. Both teams started with deadlocks in the first set, 3-3, 4-4, and 7-7. The spikes of BES’ Miguel Tan and side tosses of John David Subiere helped boost their team’s score during the middle part of the set but were no match to PolSci’s defense, 12-17. Even with double violations, PolSci kept the upper hand until the end of the first set, po
Thomasians urged to take a stand vs. Martial Law

Thomasians urged to take a stand vs. Martial Law

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“[THE DECLARATION of Martial Law] can happen, but only if you let it happen. ‘Pag pinabayaan niyong mangyari, ‘pag ‘di kayo kumilos, mangyayari.” This was the challenge of anti-Martial Law advocates to Thomasians in a forum held Feb. 24 in commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. Ana Elzy Ofreneo, Commission on Human Rights director for human rights promotion, said the youth should remember and act against what transpired during the Martial Law period, which she claimed to be a “horrible experience to everyone.” “Tyrants rule when the people are meek and silent. Marcos […] showed that [Martial Law] does not work as a model for development because as the saying goes, ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely,’” Ofreneo said. The youth played an important role
CASA Footworks bags 5-peat in Cypher

CASA Footworks bags 5-peat in Cypher

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FOR THE fifth straight year, the Communication Arts Students Association (CASA) Footworks once again owned the dance floor as it defended its championship title in Cypher, the annual inter-major street dance competition in the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB). Besting 11 other dance troupes in AB, CASA Footworks garnered 96 points for its Madrid, Spain-themed dance routine. “Sobrang thankful ako, but that doesn’t mean na hindi na kami mag-stop sa pag-grow. And for me, that serves as an inspiration to further push ourselves para ma-achieve ‘yung goals namin,” CASA Footworks captain Codie Larracas told the Flame. Earning 87.3 points, Asian Studies’ Furasia landed as first runner-up with its Japanese-inspired performance. Economics’ Econlibrium, last year’s first runner-up, me
7 Artlet profs among Thomasian profs appointed to CHEd technical committees, panels

7 Artlet profs among Thomasian profs appointed to CHEd technical committees, panels

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SEVEN PROFESSORS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) were among the 35 Thomasian educators who were appointed heads and members of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) technical committees and technical panels last Jan. 20. Department of Philosophy founding chair Prof. Alfredo Co will lead the technical committee for Philosophy as chairperson. He will also serve as co-chairperson of the technical panel for Humanities Education. Former dean Prof. Belen Tangco, meanwhile, was appointed member of the technical panel for Transnational and Distance Education. Department of History Chairperson Assoc. Prof. Augusto De Viana, Department of Literature Chairperson Prof. Joyce Arriola, and Journalism coordinator Asst. Prof. Jeremaiah Opiniano were assigned members of the techn...
CA dethrones Philo, regains Athena Cup men’s basketball title

CA dethrones Philo, regains Athena Cup men’s basketball title

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COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA) rolled past defending champions Philosophy, 90-72, to reclaim the title it lost to the same team a year ago in a heated finals matchup last Feb. 22 at the P. Noval Court. Nicko Bahia came up big with 21 points and six rebounds for CA. Two more CA players tallied double-digit scoring—Louisjeane Cruz dropped 18 points with five rebounds and Kiko Banal had 14 markers and four boards. Philosophy’s marksman Jericho Abesamis tallied 21 points on a hot three-point shooting spree during the finals matchup. Philosophy was scorching beyond the arc as it converted 11 three pointers. Abesamis sank two three-point baskets in the opening period, which gave his team its first and last taste of the lead at 7-2. Fouls from Philosophy’s Adrian Nico Padilla and Austin
PolSci eyes back-to-back volleyball titles, set to face BES

PolSci eyes back-to-back volleyball titles, set to face BES

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) is back in the spotlight of the Athena Cup mixed volleyball tournament as it is set to defend its title against a red hot Behavioral Science (BES) squad on Feb. 24. PolSci prevailed over Legal Management (LegMa) in a heart-stopping five-set match, 27-29, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, and 16-14 during their semifinal rubber match held last Feb. 20 at the Felix Huertas court. Both teams displayed determination to claim victory during the first set as premier spikers Judenn Mascareñas of PolSci and Wayne Parulan of LegMa exchanged powerful spikes toward each other, which led the score to 11-10 in favor of LegMa. LegMa did not easily give up the rally as Parulan’s spikes denied PolSci’s chances of owning the set, extending the score to 29-27. Tables turned dur
LegMa, PolSci, BES, ELS lead AB volleyball tourney

LegMa, PolSci, BES, ELS lead AB volleyball tourney

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THE TEAMS of Legal Management (LegMa), Political Science (PolSci), Behavioral Science (BES), and English Language Studies (ELS) inched closer to the semifinals of the Athena Cup mixed volleyball category after dominating their respective brackets during the elimination rounds. Meanwhile, both Journalism and Philosophy recorded a 1-1 standing after their recent matches. Communication Arts (CA) found a strong ground in the first set but still fell short to LegMa’s combined efforts, 26-24 and 25-13. Countering the orchestrated attacks of CA, LegMa’s Wayne Parulan and Franz Agapito led their team with their powerful hits that led to deadlocks, 20-20, 23-23, and 24-24. LegMa then took over the first set with Parulan’s intense spike, 26-24. With unforced double hits and servic
CA rules Athena Cup basketball bracket A; Philo, PolSci, Eco, BES post first wins

CA rules Athena Cup basketball bracket A; Philo, PolSci, Eco, BES post first wins

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IT ONLY took Communication Arts (CA) one day to secure itself atop bracket A of this year’s Athena Cup men’s basketball tourney after posting back-to-back wins against the teams of Legal Management (LegMa) and Journalism last Feb. 16 at the Felix Huertas Court. CA’s Kiko Banal exploded with season-high 19 points, while Nicko Bahia and Max Mercado delivered in the payoff period to edge LegMa, 65-59. LegMa managed to take a one-point lead in the final three minutes of the play, 55-54. However, Bahia drove hard to the bucket for a clutch layup, taking the lead back to CA, 56-54. CA tightened its defense and allowed LegMa to score only four points in the last two minutes of play. With little time left and CA leading by two possessions, LegMa was forced to give up intentional fouls
PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) started its title defense bid strong as it roasted Sociology in an intense two-set match, 25-14 and 25-20, on the opening day of the AB Sportsfest 2017 mixed volleyball tournament held Feb. 15 at the Felix Huertas Court. Economics, Legal Management (LegMa), English Language Studies (ELS), and Behavioral Science (BES) earned opening day wins, giving them an instant advantage in their respective brackets, while Sociology recorded a 1-1 standing. PolSci and Sociology started the first set with an early draw at 6-6 but PolSci’s Samantha Makayan broke the knot with a service ace, leading her team to a 5-0 run and a 13-7 advantage. The teams continued to exchange spurts of 3-0 but PolSci finished the first set at 25-14 through a 5-0 run and a powerful spik
History, LegMa score first game wins in AB basketball league

History, LegMa score first game wins in AB basketball league

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THE TEAMS of History and Legal Management (LegMa) grabbed their first triumphs against Sociology and Journalism, respectively, in the season opener of this year’s Athena Cup basketball tournament held Feb. 14. History got the better of Sociology, last year’s Athena Cup: Basketball first runner-up, in a tense overtime period, 42-38. Sociology and History immediately went head to head in the first quarter with a parade of rebounds from the players, 17-16, in favor of the men in green. Both teams recorded less than 10 points in the second and third quarters but Sociology continued to dominate the hard court, 26-22 and 32-28, respectively. The jump shot of History’s Miles Reyes allowed a 36-36 knot in the fourth quarter that led to a thrilling three-minute overtime. The comb