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AB Comelec draws flak for ‘undemocratic’ poll decision, declares ABSC prexy post vacant

AB Comelec draws flak for ‘undemocratic’ poll decision, declares ABSC prexy post vacant

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Updated as of Oct. 3, 1:34 pm THE POSITION of president in the Artlets Student Council (ABSC) would remain vacant after the sole candidate failed to secure more than half of the votes cast in the special pols, the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) said. After coordinating with the Board of Majors (BoM), AB Comelec released a resolution amending the proclamation of political science sophomore Denzelle Jude Caro as president as he obtained only 474 out of 1,065 votes. “Jude Denzelle O. Caro, garnering only 474 votes, failed to attain a simple [majority of] 533 votes out of the 1,065 total votes. Now, therefore, the Commission hereby declares no candidate is elected as President in the Faculty of Arts and Letters Student Council Executive Board,” th
Artlets challenge ABSC candidates’ stance on key issues

Artlets challenge ABSC candidates’ stance on key issues

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by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL  TWO UNOPPOSED candidates’ grasp of political and social issues were tested as they engaged in a fierce Miting de Avance for the 2021 Artlets Student Council (ABSC) special polls last Tuesday. Candidate for president and political science sophomore Denzelle Jude Caro’s stance on student activism in AB was questioned by students who pointed out how the ABSC was formed during the Marcos dictatorship. He said he was against activism in AB and that there are other platforms to express it. “Every channel is blocked because of the pandemic. In your student activism, currently, you are individualistic rather than collective. Right now, there are differences and vulnerabilities that we have to consider,” Caro said. He argued that it is necessary to protect t
AB Comelec postpones special elections, extends filing of COC

AB Comelec postpones special elections, extends filing of COC

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THE UNAVAILABILITY of the electronic voting system has forced the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec) to postpone the student council special polls. The Artlets Student Council (ABSC) special elections, which were originally scheduled for Aug. 23 to 28 have been moved to Sept. 13 to 18. The filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for three vacant positions will also be extended. In a resolution dated Aug. 18, the AB Comelec said the UST Office for Student Affairs had released a letter addressed to the ABSC regarding the postponement of the polls. "Whereas, the letter states the postponement of the Special Elections for the Academic Year 2021-2022 due to fortuitous event i.e, 'unavailability of Electronic Voting System (EnVoSys) during the dates of th...
Artlets showcase original songs, poems in open mic event

Artlets showcase original songs, poems in open mic event

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by MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM FOURTEEN ARTLETS showcased their original compositions of songs and poems on Wednesday during a virtual ‘open mic’ event as part of the Arts and Letters' (AB) freshmen festivities. Organized by the Artlets Student Council (ABSC), “Sincerely, Artlets: Open Mic” was intended to promote the Artlets' creative talents as the Faculty welcomes the new breed of Artlets, ABSC Secretary Kim Dacanay told The Flame. “Through “Sincerely, Artlets,” we encourage Artlets to step out of their comfort zones and join the Thomasian-Artlet community in celebrating their talents,” Dacanay said. Communication and philosophy freshmen Matt Saez and Sofia Cabarroguis performed their songs titled “Matalik na Kaibigan," and “Acronym” and “Baunan,” respectively. “Gusto ko tangg
Independent, DEKADA both snag 2 posts in ABSC

Independent, DEKADA both snag 2 posts in ABSC

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by JENNA KAYE M. PANDANAN, MARIE CLAIRE “BLANCHE” S. LAGRISOLA, and MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES claimed the position of vice president (VP)-internal and public relations officer (PRO), while political party DEKADA secured treasurer and secretary positions in the recent polls for the Artlets Student Council (ABSC). Julliana Flores will lead the ABSC as the VP-Internal after garnering 894 votes, defeating DEKADA’s bet Josea Roy Dimasuay who garnered 728 votes, while 176 Artlets left the position unanswered. Despite being an independent candidate, Flores ensured that this will not hinder her in creating a united student council.  "We must work together on how we can move forward as a body in the realization of our shared goals, that is to guarantee a unified and p
ABSC hopefuls to focus on student welfare, inclusivity amid pandemic

ABSC hopefuls to focus on student welfare, inclusivity amid pandemic

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by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM and JENNA KAYE M. PANDANAN SIX ASPIRANTS for the Artlets Student Council (ABSC) positions vowed on Thursday to heighten student inclusivity and enrich the student welfare as online classes continue. The candidates presented their platforms and engaged in a mandatory debate during the “Miting de Avance: Online Sagupaan 2021” led by the Faculty of Arts and Letters Commission on Elections (AB Comelec), with the AB Board of Majors as panelists.  DEKADA’s bet for vice president (VP)-internal Josea Dimasuay said that his platform “Student Centered Distance Learning Guidelines” would let the Artlets' involvement in the dialogue regarding their experiences on distance learning. The grievances will be directed to the concerned institution for necessary actions,
6 Artlets eyeing for ABSC; no bets for prexy

6 Artlets eyeing for ABSC; no bets for prexy

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by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM SIX ARTLETS are vying for this year’s Artlets Student Council (ABSC) general elections, while no candidate applied for the presidency, the Faculty of Arts and Letters-Commission on Elections announced Friday.  Four candidates came from the political party DEKADA, while the other two will run independently. Competing for the position of vice president (VP)-internal are political science junior Josea Roy Dimasuay (DEKADA) and political science freshman Julliana Flores (independent). Freshman history major Kim Czaccei Dacanay (DEKADA) is the sole candidate for secretary.  History sophomore Jiego Tagaban (DEKADA) is the lone candidate for the position of treasurer. Meanwhile, communication arts freshman Francesca Ventanilla (independent) and Asian Stu
ABSC’s VP-internal, treasurer, auditor, take leave of absence

ABSC’s VP-internal, treasurer, auditor, take leave of absence

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by KRISTINE ERIKA L. AGUSTIN THREE ARTLETS Student Council (ABSC) interim officers filed their leave of absence, citing academic and personal concerns as reasons, according to a memorandum released Tuesday by the ABSC. Gabriel Lapid, interim auditor, and Elan Karsten Castañares, interim treasurer, will temporarily leave their positions from April 26 to May 8. Lapid and Castañares said that they will be focusing on their “academic requirements, mental well-being, and personal matters,” as mentioned in the memorandum. Meanwhile, Interim Vice President (VP)-Internal Gerald Matthew Dela Cruz will take a break from his duties starting April 20 to May 8. Dela Cruz cited “thesis, other academic requirements for this semester, and personal reasons” as the basis for his leave of abse
ABSC appoints new interim officers

ABSC appoints new interim officers

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by ARTHUR APOSTOL and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM THE ARTLETS Student Council (ABSC) appointed on Wednesday a new interim secretary and interim public relations officer (PRO) for the academic year (AY) 2020-2021.  The memorandum stated that Fifth Corporal, the interim secretary, was replaced by Khalilla Grace Yayen who was the council's executive coordinator to the secretary, while Pamela Dela Cruz, the director for public relations committee, was appointed as the interim PRO. Corporal has cut its communication and connection with the council, which had caused failure in performing his duties and responsibilities for the position. "[He] ceased all forms of communication with the officers and staff of ABSC which prevented him in performing his duties as the interim secretary," the me
ABSC PRO resigns, cites health issue, professional incapacity

ABSC PRO resigns, cites health issue, professional incapacity

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by KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN AND JUSTIN LIM     THE ARTLETS Student Council’s (ABSC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) officially resigned from his position on Thursday, citing his health problem and potential “handicap” to the council as reasons.   Eadric Espiritu said that his health problem is one of the contributing factors that prompted him to resign, although he did not want to disclose any other information and wanted it to remain confidential.    The former PRO added that he did not want to become a liability to the council as officers rebrand and re-establish the ABSC into a better student body.    "I feel relieved for the council. I consider myself as a handicap. It’s really painful na ito 'yung pinangarap ko since I was a kid. To