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Only 4 of 7 ABSC posts filled; new officers unfazed by vacancies

Only 4 of 7 ABSC posts filled; new officers unfazed by vacancies

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By KAREN RENEE NOGOY ONLY FOUR of the seven Artlets Student Council (ABSC) positions were filled in the recently concluded ABSC polls, but the newly-elected officers gave assurance that the vacancies won’t affect the performance of their duties.  The positions of president, vice president (VP)-internal, VP-external, and secretary will be occupied, while auditor, treasurer, and public relations officer posts will remain vacant. “With proper delegations, I am confident that the Artlets Student Council will not be compromised by the vacancies,” incoming ABSC president Kim Czaccei Dacanay told The Flame. Dacanay, DEKADA’s candidate and former ABSC Secretary, was proclaimed new president of the council after a 966-vote victory against independent candidate Cyrille Coronado, who ...
ABSC candidates call for a safe return of F2F classes, on-site org activities

ABSC candidates call for a safe return of F2F classes, on-site org activities

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By DAWN SOLANO and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM ALL CANDIDATES of this year’s Artlets student council (ABSC) elections are pushing for a safe resumption of the activities of student organizations once the University resumes face-to-face (F2F) classes. ABSC presidential bets Cyrille Coronado and Kim Czaccei Dacanay, candidates for external vice president Timothy Santiago and Ierathel Tabuno, lone candidate for internal vice president Jose Maria Balbaboco, and candidate for secretary Janica Buan said resuming in-person classes can be done as long as the students’ safety is prioritized. “I am for the pushing of limited F2F classes, as long as we are anchored on the Ligtas na Balik Eskwela (safe return to schools) agenda, and as long as the healthcare and safety of students are prioritized....
Six Artlets vie for ABSC posts; three seats remain vacant

Six Artlets vie for ABSC posts; three seats remain vacant

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SIX ARTLETS are seeking positions in the Artlets Student Council (ABSC), while three seats will remain vacant in this year’s local polls. The six students filed their certificates of candidacy last Wednesday but a final list of student council aspirants will be released by the AB Commission on Elections on March 12. Two sophomores are vying for the presidency namely former UST MaKatha Vice President External Cyrille Coronado (independent) and former ABSC Secretary Kim Czaccei Dacanay (DEKADA). Coronado, a creative writing major, said she is ready to listen to the concerns of the Artlet community. “I don’t want to just wait and hope that the qualities that I look for in a leader are in those who will run in this election. I myself will embody the type of leader I want to see...
ABSC denounces Sara Duterte’s proposal to make military service mandatory

ABSC denounces Sara Duterte’s proposal to make military service mandatory

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY THE ARTLETS Student Council (ABSC) condemned the proposal of Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to push for mandatory military service if she wins the race for vice president. In a statement released Wednesday, the student body described the proposal as “dictatorial and militaristic” as it claimed that the approach won’t solve the country’s problems. “In the unfortunate case that Sara Duterte wins and lobbies her proposal of mandatory military service, the UST Artlets student body will remain firm in resistance. We deem her proposal to be dictatorial, militaristic, a misplaced priority, and a breeding ground for institutionalized abuse,” the statement read. The ABSC said mandatory military service would only divert funds and resources from other is...
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, ...