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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
Rains dampen student participation in AB Org Fair

Rains dampen student participation in AB Org Fair

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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
THE FLAME EXPLAINS: Amendments to the ABSC Constitution

THE FLAME EXPLAINS: Amendments to the ABSC Constitution

Issues, The Flame Explains
By ALYSSA MAE S. RAFAEL SINCE THE last amendment on February 11, 2005 to the Artlets Student Council (ABSC) Constitution, the eight-page document has been subjected to various amendment attempts by the different student councils that have taken office through the years. Last academic year, then ABSC President Reymark Simbulan proposed the amendment of the Constitution through a Constitutional Convention (ConCon). Its three reading sessions concluded on March 24. However, Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Dean Michael Anthony Vasco did not sign the proposed Constitution after the Faculty Council rejected the amendments. This caused the delay of the plebiscite, which was originally set to take place after the reading sessions. “Kumpleto na ‘yung signatures ng students. The n
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

ABSC, JRN Society decry Uson’s gov’t service award

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN STUDENT BODIES of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) denounced the Sunday decision of the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, Inc. (UST-AAI) to honor Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson with a government service award. In a statement, the AB Student Council "strongly urged" the UST-AAI to revoke Uson's award despite the alumni association's insistence that the honor inspires recipients to live the Thomasian core values. “The ABSC still highly believes that she does not deserve to receive any form of award, which entails a reward for her merits; let alone be recognized by the University as a notable alumn[a],” the statement read. The UST Journalism Society branded the award as “a serious insult” to other Thom
GAP, SDP bets vie for position of auditor

GAP, SDP bets vie for position of auditor

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By MARIA EDEN T. DINO TWO ARTLETS are eyeing the two-time vacant position of auditor of the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC). Gherick Barlis of the Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP), the sole candidate for auditor last special elections, is running for the position for the second time after 1,155 void ballots previously outnumbered the 1,149 votes she obtained. "What motivated me is ‘yung 1,149 na bumoto sa akin at saka ‘yung experience ko noong campaign. I was ready noong tumakbo ako. […] I can say that I am more ready now to serve AB and to show them what I can do for AB,” Barlis told the Flame on Tuesday during the filing of certificates of candidacy. Also vying for the position of auditor is Legal Management junior Jose Antonio Rivera of the Students' Democratic
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
Opisyales ng ABSC, nanumpa sa tungkulin, nais mapalapit sa mga Artlet

Opisyales ng ABSC, nanumpa sa tungkulin, nais mapalapit sa mga Artlet

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NANUMPA SA tungkulin nitong Lunes ang mga bagong opisyal ng Konseho ng mga Mag-aaral ng Sining at Panitik (ABSC) na naglalayong mas mapalapit sa mga Artlet sa pamamagitan ng kanilang mga isasagawang proyekto. Sinabi ni Ysabella Gabrielle Marasigan, presidente ng konseho, na nakabatay ang mga proyekto nila sa adbokasiyang “live and share the Artlet experience,” matapos ang kanilang pormal na panunumpa sa harap ni katuwang na dekano Narcisa Tabirara. Kasama niyang nanumpa sa tungkulin sina Bise Presidente-Panlabas Jacob Israel Basilio, Bise Presidente-Panloob Shaira Joyce Javier, Kalihim Mariele Carissa Embestro, Auditor Brian Earl Leshen, at Public Relations Officer Jan Krianne Pineda. Hindi nakadalo sa panunumpa ang ingat-yaman na si Rana Mae Dizon. Ayon kay Marasigan, nais
Dekada sweeps ABSC polls; CSC proclamation rescheduled on Monday

Dekada sweeps ABSC polls; CSC proclamation rescheduled on Monday

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IT IS Dekada's year. All seven candidates from the political party Dekada will sit in the Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) next academic year. Garnering a total of 2,276 votes, former ABSC Vice President-External Ysabella Gabrielle Marasigan was proclaimed the president of the next council. Grand Alliance for Progress’ (GAP) Renz Joshua Esguerra, Students’ Democratic Party’s (SDP) Samantha Makayan, and Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST’s (STAND-UST) Elizabeth Anthony got 666 votes, 235 votes, and 199 votes, respectively. The newly-elected president believes the whole political party won because of Artlets’ trust. “Everyone in Dekada slate actually worked inside the student council. Because of that, they trusted us na ‘yung taong may exp
#ABHalalan2016: Aspiring ABSC officers file candidacy

#ABHalalan2016: Aspiring ABSC officers file candidacy

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TWENTY-SEVEN hopefuls formalized their bids in the upcoming Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections after filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) yesterday. There were no independent aspirants in this year’s local polls as all bets came from the four accredited political parties in the Faculty namely Dekada, Students’ Democratic Party (SDP), Grand Alliance for Progress (GAP), and the newly-recognized Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST (STAND-UST). Standard bearers of the political parties are former ABSC vice president for external affairs Ysabela Gabrielle Marasigan (Dekada), Political Science (PolSci) sophomore Samantha Makayan (SDP), former ABSC chief-of-staff Renz Joshua Miguel Esguerra (GAP), and Journalism junior Elizabeth Antho