by THEA ANDREA MAGUERIANO and JOHN PATRICK MAGNO RANARA In collaboration with the National Museum of the Philippines, the embassy of Mexico in the Philippines presented Dia de los Muertos at the National Museum of Fine Arts from Nov. 5 to 17. The exhibition showcased the traditional Mexican Ofrenda where a collection of symbolic objects is on ritual display during the celebration of Día de los Muertos. The expo also showed photo exhibits and ink on silk artworks. Día de los Muertos, which translates to Day of the Dead, is Mexico and the world’s living and intangible heritage. The celebration lasts from November 1 to 2. For the indigenous Mexicans, the souls are believed to go back to their homes during those days. Unlike the traditional all souls day, Dia de los Muert
By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN FIFTEEN PROFESSORS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters were recognized for their loyalty and contributions to the University in the 19th Dangal ng UST Awards held May 10. Literature professor Augusto Antonio Aguila received the Gawad San Alberto Magno Award for the Malikhaing Gawain category for his short story collection titled Carnival of Hate: Stories. Paul Castillo, National Service Training Program facilitator under AB, received the Gawad San Lorenzo Ruiz award in recognition for placing third in Talaang Ginto: Makata ng Taon 2017 given by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino. Asst. Prof. Virginia Sembrano from the English department received the Gawad Benavides, an award recognizing professors who have served the University from 25 to 40 years. Se...
By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN AFTER TWO special elections, the officers of this academic year’s Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) are now complete, with Grand Alliance for Progress’ candidate finally filling the position of auditor. GAP’s Gheck Barlis garnered 496 votes, outnumbering the 480 votes for Jose Antonio Rivera from the Students’ Democratic Party. A total of 334 ballots were void. In the previous special elections, Barlis, then sole candidate for auditor, obtained 1,149 votes but still lost to 1,155 void ballots. Her projects include an HIV awareness campaign and a time table of the development of the council officers’ platforms. Barlis said she plans to meet the audit committee head of the ABSC to update herself with the auditing matters du ring the position'
By KRIZIA MAICA G. MAGBITANG JIMMY F. FLORES brings us a vivid exposure of marital life with his Palanca award-winning screenplay, Kulay Lila ang Gabi na Binudburan pa ng mga Bituin as it debuts on QCinema International Film Festival 2017. The film revolves around Aries (Jay Castillo) and Chai’s (Max Eigenmann) dysfunctional relationship and their plan to reconcile their differences by going on a couple’s retreat for three days and two nights. Evident in their rocky relationship is the seething jealousy both possess for each other’s past lovers; while Chai is still stuck on her old lover Tonyo (Raffy Alfonso), Aries’ desire for Giselle (Frida Monroe) whom he had a major crush on during his college years sparks anew ever since the news of her annulment reaches him. The camerawork
I admit I am at a loss for words for a proper goodbye. This column was already way past its deadline. For an unknown reason, I could not seem to find anything to share on my last chance to write this column. I could not choose what memory or lesson to highlight, so that I could share something relatable to our readers. If there is anything that I aim to do, it was to make my last entry remarkable. My inbox notified with an urgent reminder from our managing editor, requesting me to pass my column already. My mind (which is used to “clutch gaming” or cramming) suddenly decided to get ahold of itself. I hope that the following paragraphs will resonate to every Artlet’s experience and that they would be able to get something out of it, to say the least. I have a confession to make: I
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team is recovering the lethal form that carried it to the Thomasian Goodwill Games Finals last year through a methodical handling of the College of Nursing (Nursing) Women’s Basketball Team, 56-23, in their elimination round duel held March 7 at the P. Noval Court. AB’s Alaina Dimdam equalled the output of the whole Nursing squad with 23 points, while her backcourt tandem, Jonne Senga, tallied 12 points. Nursing only scored a single point in the first quarter, while allowing AB to easily penetrate its defense and mount an early 16-point advantage, 17-1. AB kept its pace in the second period and knocked down its jump shots and layups, ushering the score to 27-7 before halftime. Yen Durano and Micah Atienza of AB grabbed