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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
3 Artlets vie for CSC posts

3 Artlets vie for CSC posts

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ALL VOWING to bring change in the Thomasian community, three aspirants from the Faculty of Arts and Letters are among the 17 candidates declared eligible to run in the upcoming Central Student Council (CSC) elections by the University’s Central Commission on Elections (Central Comelec). Newly-resigned Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) Secretary Samantha Anne Williams seeks to bring to the Thomasian community the service she gave Artlets, as she now runs for the post of CSC secretary. “Kasi kung may nakikita kang problema, you go forth and address the issue. So as a student na nakikita ‘yung mga problema na ganoon, I want to make a change. [I want to] step up and make that change that’s why I’m running,” independent candidate Williams said. Meanwhile, Behavioral Science j
CSC bets urged to walk the talk

CSC bets urged to walk the talk

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  ASPIRING STUDENT leaders were challenged to “communicate beyond the syntax of language” and put their words into action in an open dialogue held Wednesday. Thomasian Alumni Leaders Association (TALA) President Henry Tenedero said words are cheap unless they are "communicated within the pinnacle of the heart." “[Saying] less is more for we have become a talkative society but are we making sense? It is not what you know about leadership but about how you walk the talk,” he said. The former Student Organizations Coordinating Council president emphasized the importance of emotional quotient of leaders as many people lack heart in service. “Where’s GMA (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)? Nakakulong. [Mayroon siyang] high IQ,” he said. “Maraming matagumpay na tao na matalino per
SC Justice urges Thomasians to object China’s West PH Sea claim

SC Justice urges Thomasians to object China’s West PH Sea claim

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FILIPINOS HAVE a “sole duty to prevent the loss of a huge maritime space” by objecting China’s claim to the West Philippine Sea, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio told Thomasians in the 48th St. Thomas More lecture. Carpio said the Philippines may lose 531,000 sq. km. of its maritime area, which is larger than the country’s 300,000 sq. km. land area if China wins the arbitration case. “This is the heart of the matter of the dispute. Freedom of navigation is just incidental to me because this is a battle for resources over our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Extended Continental Shelf (ECS),” he said. Carpio, one of the country’s delegates to the Hague-based arbitral tribunal, perceived these activities as a demonstration of China’s “grand strategy to seize the S
Artlets dominate 31st Gawad Ustetika

Artlets dominate 31st Gawad Ustetika

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ARTLETS ONCE again proved that the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) is home to the University's best literary writers after bagging 17 out of 30 awards in the recently concluded 31st Gawad Ustetika. Winning big was Literature junior George Deoso who walked away with two first place awards for Poems in Praise of the Matriarch and Ang Watak-Watak na Salinlahi ni Godot: Mga Tula under the Poem and Tula categories, respectively. Deoso's One Night in the Life of Ivan Dihagiba also placed third in the Fiction category while his entry Patayin sa Sindak si Juan dela Cruz under Sanaysay category received an honorable mention citation. “I’m still out of words as of the moment because those awards came to me as a shock. It’s an extremely surreal experience, especially to me who thinks I,
AB exits Goodwill with bridesmaid finish vs. IPEA

AB exits Goodwill with bridesmaid finish vs. IPEA

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THEY SUPRISED their opponents and the Thomasian community when they came out as a stronger squad, but this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games basketball championship was not theirs to win. This year’s champs, Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA), handed the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team their 52-59 loss in a do-or-die match held Friday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion. IPEA first halted AB’s winning streak after giving them a taste of defeat last March 10, 57-47. Juslyne Eunice Magat handed AB most of its damages after finishing with game-high 25 points. Determined to extend the finals to a winner-take-all third game, AB's Alaina Dimdam immediately drilled jumpers and converted charities. IPEA’s Evina Rea Avelino sank a trey, tying
Artlets win in univ-wide debate contest

Artlets win in univ-wide debate contest

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MEMBERS OF the AB Debate Parliament (ABDP) bagged awards in Dialectics, the annual university-wide debate competition sponsored by the Thomasians Debaters Council. Out of the competition’s ten best speakers, five winners came from AB. Dominating the top three spots were ABDP prime minister and Behavioral Science junior Sophia Marionne Salonga, Journalism senior Roy Narra, and Literature junior Frances Ungria as overall, second, and third best public speakers, respectively. Political Science freshman Peter Ralla and Communication Arts (CA) sophomore Taj Mahal Pasihul joined them in the roster of best public speakers after placing fifth and ninth, respectively CA alumna and former the Flame news writer Felice Anne Cargo emerged as the third best adjudicator. This is ABDP's
AB Week gains good feedback from Artlets

AB Week gains good feedback from Artlets

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LEGAL MANAGEMENT (LM) senior Edrea Jean Ramirez has been studying in the University for almost four years, but this year's celebration of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Week was "the only time [she] genuinely felt that we are indeed celebrating." Ramirez is just one of the Artlets who gave positive comments about the Faculty's celebration of its founding anniversary, with others saying it was “absolutely fun” or “much felt this year.” With the theme “Adventure Bliss," this year’s celebration wanted to take Artlets back to their childhood days through the “Adventure Bliss Theme Park” held from Feb. 29 to March 4. Some students also commended the student council for making this year's celebration “better” than the previous ones. Behavioral Science junior Krishelle L
AB Women’s unscathed, advances to Goodwill semis

AB Women’s unscathed, advances to Goodwill semis

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  THE TOP seed Faculty of Arts and Letters Women’s Basketball Team (AB) overcame the pesky defense of the Faculty of Engineering Women’s Basketball Team (Engineering) to book a semifinal spot in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games. AB is on a four-game winning streak wherein they edged out all their opponents by 10 points or more. Not dropping a single match, AB averaged 71.75 points per game while allowing only an average of 39.75 points for the teams they faced. This time it was 58-48 against the Engineering squad. With star player Alaina Dimdam getting into an early foul trouble, AB managed to close the first half with a nine-point advantage over Engineering, 33-24. The two teams started sloppy in the third quarter but it was AB who found the rhythm first as Jon
Importance of diplomacy discussed in 3rd UST Model UN

Importance of diplomacy discussed in 3rd UST Model UN

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STUDENTS FROM local and international universities gathered at the University of Santo Tomas to understand the importance of diplomatic process and discuss global issues during the third UST Model United Nations (MUN). International Relations lecturer Jan Michael Denila tackled the roles of diplomats, whom he defined as “inextricably linked with representation and communication" in their countries. “As intermediaries, you have a certain responsibility to make sure that your [country’s] goals [and] national interests, are articulated properly,” Denila said. Jesus Gary Domingo of the Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for United Nations and Other International Organizations also defined a diplomat as “a messenger, a bearer of good news, and a bridge.” Furthermo