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P1.2k breakdown to be released soon, says ABSC president

P1.2k breakdown to be released soon, says ABSC president

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE DEAN'S Office is set to release the breakdown of the P1,200 pilgrimage fee no later than July 6, Artlets Student Council (ABSC) president Rafael Arellano revealed. Arellano said the Council had submitted a formal letter of request weeks ago as required by the Dean’s Office. "Sabi [po] samin may cine-clear pa po sila sa [Office of the Vice Rector for Finance]. Pero mabibigay daw po nila not later than July 6," the Council president told the Flame. The P1,200 that each student from Batch 2018 paid last academic year for a pilgrimage was reallocated to a thanksgiving and prayer worship activity after the Commission on Higher Education put a hold order on all off-campus activities after the February 2017 Tanay bus accident. READ: No breakdown for
12K stolen from PolSci CommDev

12K stolen from PolSci CommDev

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THE POLITICAL Science Forum (TPSF) Community Development (CommDev) lost to an alleged thief a total of P 12,200 inside the St. Raymund de Peñafort Building last Nov.16, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed. TPSF President Juancho Martinez told the Flame that the incident took place between 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the second floor lockers area in front of the faculty room. Some P 10,200 of the stolen money was allotted for the society’s community development project, “The Youth Is, The Youth Can, The Youth Will 1.0,” in Nagcarlan, Laguna, which pushed through last. Nov. 20. The other P 2,000 was the personal money of the CommDev head. Martinez requested the anonymity of the head as the investigation is still underway. Authorities are still investigating the lone su
AB books finals appearance in Goodwill

AB books finals appearance in Goodwill

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Photo by MARIANNE LORRAINE M. SAMILINGTHE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men's Volleyball Team is now one step away from this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games championship after wiping out the College of Commerce and Business Administration (Commerce) during their intense semifinals match Monday at the P. Noval Court. AB forced Commerce to surrender their finals hopes, 28-26, 25-18, 22-25, and 25-22. The Dapitan-based squad struggled to set the tone during the first frame because of the errors committed by its players, giving Commerce a quick nine-point lead, 12-21. But the spikes and blocks of AB's Russel Wilfred Estrada, Desmund Gerardo, and John David, along with Commerce’s errors, rewarded AB with 12 points and evened the set at 23-23. Commerce’s Josh Liñan and Thomas
AB grabs Goodwill semis berth

AB grabs Goodwill semis berth

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Volleyball Team clinched a semifinal spot in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games after they handily disposed the College of Science (Science) during their quarterfinals match Saturday at the P. Noval Court. Denying Science the chance to claim victory this time, AB immediately swept two of the three sets of the game, 25-17 and 25-20. A storm of forceful spikes from AB’s Judenn Macareñas, Wayne Parulan, John David Subiere, and Charles Adrian Vallo outplayed Science to set the tone for the first set, 7-1. Multiple errors from the players of Science troubled their bid to catch up with AB’s growing lead. Stepping-up for the playoffs, AB’s Marjan Christopher Landan also delivered a barrage of hits, bringing the score to 14-7. AB cruised
AB’s cold stretch continues after losing to Medicine

AB’s cold stretch continues after losing to Medicine

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THE PLAYOFF hopes of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team in the Thomasian Goodwill Games dimmed after it suffered its third straight defeat, this time in the hands of a surging Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Medicine). AB fell prey to Medicine in a two-set meltdown, 25-23 and 25-14, in their elimination round duel held Monday at the P. Noval Court. Medicine came out streaking with an 8-0 run against AB, earning a 12-4 advantage in the first set. AB, however, bounced back and caught up through nimble offensive attacks. The two sides clashed in an effort to take control of the match, but Medicine secured the set with its players’ swooping attacks, 25-23. In the second set, Medicine took advantage of the Dapitan-based squad’s faulty spikes and servic
AB bags awards in Theomasino 2016

AB bags awards in Theomasino 2016

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) grabbed bronze in this year’s Theomasino: Thomasian Theology Quiz Bee held Friday at the Medicine Auditorium. The Conservatory of Music landed as first runner-up, while the College of Education emerged as champions, dethroning the Faculty of Pharmacy. Composing the AB team were Philosophy junior Gabriel Madrid, Philosophy sophomore Kenichi Tigas, History senior Argene Clasara, and Behavioral Science senior Sophia Salonga, who represented the Faculty in the extemporaneous speech in the final round. Literature sophomore Philip Jamilla, meanwhile, won first place in the Theomasino essay writing contest held October. Representatives from the College of Education and College of Rehabilitation Sciences grabbed the second and third spots, respecti
ABSC to revise 2 articles of constitution

ABSC to revise 2 articles of constitution

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) seeks to revise the provisions on Bill of Rights and Meetings of its constitution to strengthen the rights of Artlets and increase the liability of council officers. ABSC President Ysabela Gabrielle Marasigan told the Flame in an e-mail interview that the council is planning to revise Article IV (Bill of Rights) and Article IX (Meetings) because these are “integral parts to the main purpose of initiating [the call for a constitutional revision].” Article IV states the rights of Artlets to vote, to run for any elective position in the council, to obtain public information, to be heard, to have a prompt, proper and impartial disposition of his or her case, and to freely form and organize. ABSC intends to add the “right to di
An Artlet’s Guide to Beginning a New Semester

An Artlet’s Guide to Beginning a New Semester

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THE NEXT academic year is fast approaching, but not everyone is ready to let go of satisfying afternoon naps and lazy days at the beach just yet. Beginning a semester is always a tough task, so here are a few tips to help you slowly ease into a new chapter of your university life. 1. Finish your to-watch and to-read list before the onslaught of academic load and extra-curricular activities. Curl up with a good book or marathon those series you’ve been wanting to watch. Once your vacation ends, you can never be as chill as you are now. 2. Clean and organize files in your computer or laptop to make room for future handouts, presentations and videos. Invest in an external hard-drive, or set up a Google Drive to back-up important documents. Avoid last minute hard-drive cleansing, and
AB to also offer JRN, LM next academic year

AB to also offer JRN, LM next academic year

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the Flame’s second issue during the academic year 2015-2016. THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) will also offer Journalism and Legal Management in the next two academic years, alongside two other degree programs initially retained in the Faculty’s course offerings. Last year, the University announced it would reduce its program offerings in the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 to courses which are highly in-demand, initially leaving Communication Arts and Political Science under AB. The said move is in anticipation of low freshman enrollees due to the full implementation of the K to 12 program. AB Dean Michael Anthony Vasco said the reopening for enrollment of the said programs was due to the inquiries his offi
AB to offer only CA, PolSci in 2016

AB to offer only CA, PolSci in 2016

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the Flame's first issue during the academic year 2015-2016. THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) will only offer Communication Arts and Political Science courses in anticipation of the full implementation of the K to 12 program next year, where a significant decrease in freshman enrollees is expected as senior high school opens. AB Dean Michael Anthony Vasco explained this was because a high number of students who came from K to 12-implementing schools are enrolled in the said programs. "Two years ago, I got a figure that only 89 of freshmen students graduated from K to 12-ready schools," Vasco said. "A great majority of these students are in Communication Arts and Political Science." Vasco said the Faculty did not com