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AB profs honored in 17th Dangal ng UST

AB profs honored in 17th Dangal ng UST

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FACULTY MEMBERS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) received recognition for their exemplary service and stay in the University during the 17th Dangal ng UST Awards. The Hall of Fame award was bestowed upon Prof. Jove Jim Aguas, Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy after receiving Gawad Santo Tomas in 2009 and 2013 and Gawad San Alberto Magno in 2014. Gawad Santo Tomas was given to outstanding professors in the University, while Gawad San Alberto Magno was awarded to professors who excel in the field of research and innovation. For her Best Published Research, Department of Literature chair Prof. Joyce Arriola, Ph.D. received the Gawad San Alberto Magno award. Assoc. Prof. Maria Eloisa De Castro, Ph.D. from the Department of History and Assoc. Prof. Reynaldo Reyes ...

Thomasians have political maturity, University study shows

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THE STUDY of the University’s Research Center for Culture, Education, and Social Issues (RCCESI) named Thomasian Initiative for Good Election Results (TIGER) 2016 found that the youth possess political maturity and awareness on national and global issues. “This appears to be reflecting a sense of political maturity among a group of university students, the Thomasian Online Respondents (TOR), whose political voices in the 2016 elections mixed up a new breed of Filipino generation who are well aware of the persisting interspersing national and global issues such as graft and corruption, healthcare, and disaster management,” said RCCESI Director Clarence Batan in a forum held Monday. Batan said this quality of mind will enable them to use their awareness on social issues to be infor
GAP, SDP ask AB Comelec to declare poll failure

GAP, SDP ask AB Comelec to declare poll failure

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POLITICAL PARTIES Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP) and Students’ Democratic Party (SDP) demanded the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) to declare this year’s Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections a failure due to “negligence and inefficiency” of the said poll body. In a letter addressed to AB Comelec Chairperson Kristoffer Dela Cruz last April 26, GAP and SDP raised some irregularities in the recently-concluded ABSC elections—which Dekada dominated, winning all seven positions—and questioned the local Comelec’s credibility and integrity. GAP and SDP said “there are students who were able to vote outside the Learning Resource Unit (LRU)" and thus requested that the votes cast outside the official voting precincts be considered null and v
Media studes urged to play role in nat’l polls

Media studes urged to play role in nat’l polls

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COMMUNICATION STUDENTS from different universities were urged to go beyond casting their votes in the upcoming national elections and engage in the electoral process through different forms of media. DZRH Manila station manager Atty. Rudolph Jularbal said in this year’s Podcast Convention (Pod Con) that it is important for the youth, who make up a significant population in the electorate, to get involved in the elections because the results will have a huge impact on them. “Tataya dapat kayo, gagawa kayo dapat ng karapat-dapat na plano, and that is you should get involved…not only in casting your votes,” he said. Jularbal added that the youth can play a more independent role in social media compared to traditional media. “You don’t need traditional media platforms to be involv
LM, ELS sophomores represent AB in TYAA

LM, ELS sophomores represent AB in TYAA

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Youth Ambassador and Ambassadress were formally introduced to the Thomasian community, along with the candidates from other colleges and faculties, in the launching of this year’s Thomasian Youth Ambassador and Ambassadress (TYAA). Showcasing their looks and wits, Legal Management (LM) sophomore Jason Javier and English Language Studies sophomore Rafaella Potestades descended the UST Main Building grand staircase with grace last April 22. Javier and Potestades were selected in a panel screening for Mr. and Ms. AB last April 1. They were judged based on their personalities, interview answers, talents, essays, and over-all performance. LM sophomores Joshua Carillo and Ann Catherine Calingasan finished as first runners-up. In an interview w
Dekada sweeps ABSC polls; CSC proclamation rescheduled on Monday

Dekada sweeps ABSC polls; CSC proclamation rescheduled on Monday

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IT IS Dekada's year. All seven candidates from the political party Dekada will sit in the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) next academic year. Garnering a total of 2,276 votes, former ABSC Vice President-External Ysabella Gabrielle Marasigan was proclaimed the president of the next council. Grand Alliance for Progress’ (GAP) Renz Joshua Esguerra, Students’ Democratic Party’s (SDP) Samantha Makayan, and Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST’s (STAND-UST) Elizabeth Anthony got 666 votes, 235 votes, and 199 votes, respectively. The newly-elected president believes the whole political party won because of Artlets’ trust. “Everyone in Dekada slate actually worked inside the student council. Because of that, they trusted us na ‘yung taong may exp
Artlet CSC bets seek active studentry in mandatory debate

Artlet CSC bets seek active studentry in mandatory debate

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CENTRAL STUDENT Council (CSC) candidates from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) bared their platforms and stands on different University issues in Tagisan 2016 mandatory debate, all seeking to end student apathy and to promote active involvement in the Thomasian community. Both vying for the position of public relations officer, Journalism junior Enna Hermoso from Lakas ng Diwang Tomasino (Lakasdiwa) and Behavioral Science junior Jherome Ramos from Lakas Tomasino Coalition (LTC) presented measures to combat Thomasians’ political apathy. Hermoso said it is important to know the cause of students’ apathy first in order to come up with efficient solutions while Ramos sees the lack of awareness among students as the main problem. “Kapag naging aware na po ang mga estudyante, he
Artlets’ proper waste management advocacy clinch 2nd place in speech contest

Artlets’ proper waste management advocacy clinch 2nd place in speech contest

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REPRESENTATIVES FROM the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) won second place after fighting for proper waste management in an advocacy speech contest. Behavioral Science junior and AB Debate Parliament Prime Minister Sophia Salonga, Philosophy sophomore Andrew Cerrudo, Communication Arts sophomore Wailyn Lavarias, and Legal Management freshman Xandra Bravo encouraged people to focus on small efforts being done to protect the environment. “They’re so focused on the big ideas that they forgot that the smallest actions contribute to the biggest difference,” the group said in their performance. While many are pushing for proper waste management awareness, the real problem, according to the group, boils down to lack of concrete action. “They think that the miniscule act of segregatin
#ABHalalan2016: Aspiring ABSC officers file candidacy

#ABHalalan2016: Aspiring ABSC officers file candidacy

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TWENTY-SEVEN hopefuls formalized their bids in the upcoming Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections after filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) yesterday. There were no independent aspirants in this year’s local polls as all bets came from the four accredited political parties in the Faculty namely Dekada, Students’ Democratic Party (SDP), Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP), and the newly-recognized Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST (STAND-UST). Standard bearers of the political parties are former ABSC vice president for external affairs Ysabela Gabrielle Marasigan (Dekada), Political Science (PolSci) sophomore Samantha Makayan (SDP), former ABSC chief-of-staff Renz Joshua Miguel Esguerra (GAP), and Journalism junior Elizabeth Antho
AB Comelec, Flame join forces for ABSC polls

AB Comelec, Flame join forces for ABSC polls

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Commission on Elections (Comelec) and The Flame on Monday launched a voters’ education campaign to raise awareness and involvement in the Artlet community as the local student council election nears. Both parties signed a memorandum of agreement for the conduct of #ABHalalan: Voters’ Education Campaign and Special Coverage which aims to help Artlets make informed choices in electing the next set of Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) officers. The education campaign also aims to educate students about the importance of the upcoming elections to the future of student leadership in the Faculty. #ABHalalan will deliver informative and extensive coverage to all ABSC election-related activities. “The reason for the partnership between the