by: KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN and JUSTIN LIM
photo grabbed from the official twitter account of the Artlets Student Council (@UST_ArtletsSC)
THE ARTLETS Student Council (ABSC) did not meet its goals for this year’s installment of the annual Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Organization Fair due to inclement weather, according to ABSC Vice President (VP)-Internal Gerald Dela Cruz.
“For me, hindi ko siya matatawag na na-meet ‘yung goal kasi una, hindi nakapag-participate halos lahat ng estudyante so hindi natin nakuha ‘yung majority ng estudyante ng AB, hindi natin sila napapunta roon,” Dela Cruz told The Flame.
The VP-Internal said heavy rains and class suspensions led to low student turnout, although he was not able to cite statistics regarding student participation in the fair.
“Sa tingin natin, hindi man natin na-meet ‘yung main goal natin, at least na-tap natin sila, napakita natin na merong ganitong [mga] organization, ito ‘yung goal nila, ito ‘yung vision nila for the succeeding years, so sa tingin ko naman nao-open natin ‘yung mga organizations sa mga estudyante,” Dela Cruz said.
The annual event titled “Pista ni Athena: AB Organization Fair 2019” started on Sept. 11 at the Quadricentennial Square with the aim of engaging the Artlets to join various organizations offered by the Faculty.
Dela Cruz said the fair was primarily meant to provide AB organizations with an avenue to recruit members and allow Artlets to take part in achieving the goals of the respective groups.
Artistang Artlets, The UST Chorus of Arts and Letters, UST Red Cross-AB Unit, AB Debate Parliament, Rotaract AB, UST Students’ Democratic Party, Grand Alliance for Progress, DEKADA, and AB Comelec were some of the organizations and political parties that participated in this year’s organization fair.
ABSC formally closed the organization fair on Monday night. F