by RY PHILIP JACO T. GALVAN
IN THE peak of community quarantines and mass hysteria, news broke out that Niño Jay Jusay’s parents tested positive for COVID-19. The world has not yet fully adjusted to the pandemic, and for Jay and his family, the future was not looking bright.
Jay and his siblings immediately isolated themselves in their condominium in Manila. Meanwhile, a nurse tended to their parents at their house in Quezon City.
Nevertheless, they still found ways to continue their family traditions. With the parents on the other end of the video call, the Jusay family prayed earnestly as ever—hoping for a miracle.
In between prayers, Jay shared in an online interview that he begged God for grace.
He prayed, “Buhayin mo lang ‘yung mom and dad ko... i-extend mo pa ang...
by RY PHILIP JACO T. GALVAN
BAM’S* RELATIONSHIP with Belle* was going well. They would share life stories and experiences, bonding to the extent the virtual world could allow them. They were not officially dating, but according to the journalism junior, he thought it was "something."
“Hi,” Bam sends enthusiastically.
An hour later, his phone rings with a “hello” floating on his lock screen. He quickly replies, asking Belle how she’s been.
Belle leaves the message on-read.
He sends a myriad of messages later on, of which half of them were left “seen” and the latter half—“delivered.” Bam was optimistic that the exchange would develop into something long-term.
All of this was for naught as Bam felt that Belle was slowly drifting away—until it finally happe...
"Where did you learn about the superstitions you follow?"
Sa lola… sa grandparents ko. Noong bata ako, sila ang nagpalaki sa akin kasi nasa abroad ‘yung parents ko. [Sa amin kasi], talagang countryside [kasi] may farm...maraming damuhan, maraming mga puno, [kaya may] ‘tabi tabi po.’ Sa kanila ko natutunan [ang mga pamahiin] at sa mga pinsan ko rin.
"Does it worry you if you do not follow certain superstitions?"
Sobra, lalo na sa “knock on wood.” [Minsan], biglang napapaisip ako, lalo na may pandemic… so paano kapag may mangyari kay papa, paano na kami. So lagi akong nag-wo-worry. Halos everyday ako nag-o-overthink at lagi akong nag-na-knock on wood. Nakakagaan sa feeling kapag at least may nagawa ka to prevent it. Parang [may] sense of control. Kahit wala kang control over th...
POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) started its title defense bid strong as it roasted Sociology in an intense two-set match, 25-14 and 25-20, on the opening day of the AB Sportsfest 2017 mixed volleyball tournament held Feb. 15 at the Felix Huertas Court.
Economics, Legal Management (LegMa), English Language Studies (ELS), and Behavioral Science (BES) earned opening day wins, giving them an instant advantage in their respective brackets, while Sociology recorded a 1-1 standing.
PolSci and Sociology started the first set with an early draw at 6-6 but PolSci’s Samantha Makayan broke the knot with a service ace, leading her team to a 5-0 run and a 13-7 advantage.
The teams continued to exchange spurts of 3-0 but PolSci finished the first set at 25-14 through a 5-0 run and a powerful spik...
THE TEAMS of History and Legal Management (LegMa) grabbed their first triumphs against Sociology and Journalism, respectively, in the season opener of this year’s Athena Cup basketball tournament held Feb. 14.
History got the better of Sociology, last year’s Athena Cup: Basketball first runner-up, in a tense overtime period, 42-38.
Sociology and History immediately went head to head in the first quarter with a parade of rebounds from the players, 17-16, in favor of the men in green.
Both teams recorded less than 10 points in the second and third quarters but Sociology continued to dominate the hard court, 26-22 and 32-28, respectively.
The jump shot of History’s Miles Reyes allowed a 36-36 knot in the fourth quarter that led to a thrilling three-minute overtime.
THE VOLLEYBALL teams of Communication Arts (CA) and Political Science (PolSci) will go against each other for the AB Sportsfest 2016 crown after finishing off their opponents in the semifinal rounds of the tournament held Monday.
Without the key player Jose Mari Sanga on the floor, Economics failed to continue their undefeated run in the tourney as CA grabbed the finals ticket through a straight-set win, 25-21, 25-22, and 25-18.
The last season’s top two teams went neck-and-neck in the early parts of the first set. The spikes of Economics’ Jayson Lumapas pierced through the defense of CA but were matched by the set plays and drop balls of Jepoy Francisco, tying the game at 21.
Economics conceded the first set to CA, 25-21, after making consecutive errors.
In the second set,...
THE TEAMS of Communication Arts (CA), Economics, Political Science (PolSci) and Behavioral Science (BES) propelled right into the semifinals of AB Sportsfest 2016 mixed volleyball tournament after topping their respective brackets in the elimination round.
Defending champion Communication Arts made the teams under bracket C bow down as they swept Philosophy in a two-to-nothing set victory.
CA fashioned out another sweep after a triumphant performance against Literature last Feb. 16, edging Philosophy this time, 25-11 and 25-23.
Starting with an early seven-point lead in the first set, CA’s Jepoy Francisco sizzled the pits as he fired up six consecutive service aces leading to a first set win, 25-11.
CA’s errors in the second set caused the team to slow down as Philosophy, t...