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LegMa, ECO, SCL advance to basketball semis; CA, Philo up for rematch

LegMa, ECO, SCL advance to basketball semis; CA, Philo up for rematch

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LEGAL MANAGEMENT (LegMa), Economics, and Sociology secured their semifinals slots after prevailing in the elimination round of Gilas AB basketball tournament held Friday. LegMa snatched the crucial win against History, 67-59, with the former setting the pace early in the game after a 14-7 run and keeping the momentum until the end of the first quarter, 21-7. History’s JP Vibandor, who missed all of his shots in the first frame, finally converted baskets and ushered his team to a 10-0 run. Both teams tied at 25 until Harold Liao led LegMa’s rally late in the second quarter to end the first half on a high note, 36-25. LegMa’s domination over History became more evident in the second half as the former tightened its man-to-man defense, putting the latter in a difficult situation.
CA, PolSci nail volleyball finals berth

CA, PolSci nail volleyball finals berth

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THE VOLLEYBALL teams of Communication Arts (CA) and Political Science (PolSci) will go against each other for the AB Sportsfest 2016 crown after finishing off their opponents in the semifinal rounds of the tournament held Monday. Without the key player Jose Mari Sanga on the floor, Economics failed to continue their undefeated run in the tourney as CA grabbed the finals ticket through a straight-set win, 25-21, 25-22, and 25-18. The last season’s top two teams went neck-and-neck in the early parts of the first set. The spikes of Economics’ Jayson Lumapas pierced through the defense of CA but were matched by the set plays and drop balls of Jepoy Francisco, tying the game at 21. Economics conceded the first set to CA, 25-21, after making consecutive errors. In the second set,
CA, ECO, PolSci, BES book tickets to volleyball semis

CA, ECO, PolSci, BES book tickets to volleyball semis

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THE TEAMS of Communication Arts (CA), Economics, Political Science (PolSci) and Behavioral Science (BES) propelled right into the semifinals of AB Sportsfest 2016 mixed volleyball tournament after topping their respective brackets in the elimination round. Defending champion Communication Arts made the teams under bracket C bow down as they swept Philosophy in a two-to-nothing set victory. CA fashioned out another sweep after a triumphant performance against Literature last Feb. 16, edging Philosophy this time, 25-11 and 25-23. Starting with an early seven-point lead in the first set, CA’s Jepoy Francisco sizzled the pits as he fired up six consecutive service aces leading to a first set win, 25-11. CA’s errors in the second set caused the team to slow down as Philosophy, t
HST, LegMa, ASN, CA, SCL open basketball league on a high note

HST, LegMa, ASN, CA, SCL open basketball league on a high note

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THE TEAMS of History, Legal Management (LegMa), Asian Studies (ASN), Communication Arts (CA), and Sociology tasted their triumphs in the season opener of AB Sportsfest basketball tournament held Wednesday. Both History and LegMa escaped Political Science (PolSci), 55-52 and 44-43, respectively. With no wins and two losses, Political Science was eliminated in bracket A. History’s JV Vibandor and Joseph Alfonso spoiled the heroics of PolSci’s Anton Maglaqui throughout the game. Vibrandor and Maglaqui earned 19 and 18 points, respectively. PolSci’s fouls enabled the strong-spirited LegMa to escape their opponent by a slim one-point advantage, 44-43. Meanwhile, ASN gave Journalism its first taste of defeat in bracket B's first game, 39-31, after a thrilling 31-31 deadlock at th
PolSci, JRN, LIT, ECO, CA, ELS, win in AB Sportsfest 2016 opener

PolSci, JRN, LIT, ECO, CA, ELS, win in AB Sportsfest 2016 opener

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THE TEAMS of Political Science (PolSci), Journalism, Literature, Economics, Communication Arts (CA), and English Language Studies (ELS) snatched their victories in the elimination round of Arcade: AB Sportsfest 2016 mixed volleyball tournament. PolSci, Economics, CA, and ELS recorded a 1-0 win, while Journalism and Literature both earned a 1-1 standing. PolSci's road to victory over Legal Management (LegMa) proved to be a bumpy ride as LegMa had the upper hand in the early minutes of the first set, thanks to the seething offenses of Wayne Parulan, until LegMa's offense and defense started to crumble. PolSci capped the first set, matching LegMa’s attacks and minimizing their errors, 31-29. PolSci’s supremacy became more evident as the lanky Judenn Mascareñas unleashed pierci
Research vital in writing, filmmaking, say writers

Research vital in writing, filmmaking, say writers

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RENOWNED WRITERS and professors encouraged Artlets and budding writers to include research in their writing process — be it fictional or academic. “Ang proseso ng pananaliksik ay may angkop na kapangyarihan. Kapag magaling kang tumuklas, sigurado ako, hindi ka matatanga ng mundo,” UST Research Center on Culture, Education, and Social Issues (UST RCCESI) Director Assoc. Prof. Clarence Batan said in a forum held yesterday. Guest speakers Himala scriptwriter Ricky Lee and Ligo na U, Lapit na Me author Eros Atalia, both Palanca awardees, said extensive research is important in the field of writing and filmmaking. “Matinding research ang kinakailangang i-consider mo para [sa isang akda] at sa kung ano ‘yung kayang gawin ng producer at hindi kayang gawin ng producer,” Atalia said.
VP bet Cayetano bares platforms for 2016 polls, pushes for federalism; Duterte a no-show

VP bet Cayetano bares platforms for 2016 polls, pushes for federalism; Duterte a no-show

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A FEDERAL type of government is the solution to the long-term problems of the country, vice presidential candidate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano told Thomasians in the first of an election series titled Filipino Youth Vision held yesterday. Speaking on behalf of his running mate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who was not able to make it to the event despite earlier confirmations as he was in Pampanga, Cayetano said their tandem’s platform would revolve around fighting crime and corruption, improving regional development and imposing equality under the law. In pursuit of economic and political federalism which will take three to four years to materialize, Cayetano noted that at least 15 percent of the country’s national budget goes to Metro Manila alone, leading to the congestion of
Social media, youth key to political mobilization, says educator

Social media, youth key to political mobilization, says educator

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THROUGH THE proper use of social media, the youth can empower and raise social awareness in the society, a journalism educator told Thomasians in a forum held Thursday. Assoc. Prof. Danilo Arao of the University of the Philippines Diliman believes that the youth can serve as a tool in political mobilization even by merely uploading relevant posts on social media. He reminded the youth to weigh in the relevance of what they are posting online, noting that political mobilization “has more to do with how we use information and [share] it via social media.” “The realization in political mobilization is that you don’t lose sight of the bigger objective which is shaping public opinion,” he emphasized. However, Arao said that the content of online posts is neglected because the yo
Sociology, History grab Glaucus Prize championships

Sociology, History grab Glaucus Prize championships

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SOCIOLOGY AND History emerged as the champions in group and individual category, respectively, of this year’s Glaucus Prize held Friday. The Sociology team composed of Antonio Maria Concepcion, Carlo Basilio Lorenzo, Dominique Revadulla, Karol Jim Louis Castillo, and Axl Francisco garnered a total of 145 points, besting 10 other majors. Economics settled for a bridesmaid finish with 130 points, while Political Science placed third in the team category with 105 points. Meanwhile, History sophomore Jose Alberto Jimenez topped the individual category of the competition after earning a total of 155 points. Dominating the average and difficult rounds of the finals, Jimenez kept a close fight with Joshua Ines of Asian Studies who placed second with 135 points. Maiki Raval of Econ
University studes learn diplomacy, int’l relations in 2nd Model ASEAN Summit

University studes learn diplomacy, int’l relations in 2nd Model ASEAN Summit

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UNIVERSITY STUDENTS all over the country gathered in the University of Santo Tomas to understand the decision-making processes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the second Model ASEAN Summit (MAS). ASEAN Foundation Executive Director Elaine Tan and Consultant Wilson Ang said that through MAS, people would be engaged with ASEAN while understanding how diplomacy is practiced in the ASEAN level. Playing the role of delegates from different ASEAN countries, participating students were grouped and tasked to solve issues such as transnational crimes and transboundary haze using the policies and standpoints of their assigned countries. Each delegate group was assigned to designate their country’s Head of Government, Ministers, and Members of the Secretariat