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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
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

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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