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All unopposed candidates win CSC posts

All unopposed candidates win CSC posts

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by MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM  ALL FIVE unopposed candidates, one from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB), were proclaimed as winners of the UST Central Student Council (CSC) elections and will hold posts in the student governing body next term. UST Central Commission on Elections declared on Friday Dale Ignatius Marollano, the sole candidate from AB, the council’s next auditor after garnering 27,020 votes. A total of 3,904 students left the post unanswered. During the mandatory debates held last April 2, Marollano vowed to strengthen the ties between the central and local student councils. He also assured students of accountability and transparency from these student governing bodies. Nathan Agustin of the Faculty of Civil Law will assume the highest post in the CSC after gettin...
Philosophy sophomore is lone candidate for auditor in CSC polls

Philosophy sophomore is lone candidate for auditor in CSC polls

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by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL A PHILOSOPHY sophomore from the Faculty of Arts and Letters will be running unopposed for the position of auditor in the coming Central Student Council (CSC) polls. Independent candidate and former UST Senior High School Student Council (UST-SHS SC) president Dale Marollano is also the only Artlet in the official list of candidates released by the University’s Central Commission on Elections (Comelec). "[N]aniniwala ako na makakatulong ako kasama ang aking mga plataporma hindi lamang sa mga kapwa ko estudyante kung hindi pati na rin sa iba’t ibang sektor sa ating unibersidad (I believe I can help through my platforms not only my fellow students, but also the various sectors in our university)," Marollano told The Flame. His platforms include strengthe...
Law professor: Human rights, due process non-negotiable

Law professor: Human rights, due process non-negotiable

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ISSUES INVOLVING human rights and due process should be “non-negotiable” and wrong presumptions about them should be corrected as the country prepares for next year’s elections, a law professor said. UST civil law professor Kenneth Manuel said Filipinos should make a firm stand on human rights, due process of law, and education as a right as well as on equality, history, and the principles of democracy. “We can agree to meet halfway with respect to certain issues but with respect to, for instance, historical revisionism, no, we won’t budge. With respect to lack of due process, no, we won’t concede. These are some things that are supposed to be non-negotiable, these are supposed to be firm,” Manuel said during the ‘YOUth Decides: Pagpili. Pagkilatis. Pagboto’ webinar last Oct. 26....
New Artlet CSC officers to resume efforts of current EB

New Artlet CSC officers to resume efforts of current EB

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by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES and KAREN RENEE NOGOY THE NEWLY-elected Artlet officers to lead the Central Student Council (CSC) in the next academic year will continue the efforts of the current Executive Board--to heighten student representation, sustainable projects, and progress on the Students' Code, outgoing CSC Secretary Krizia Milleny Bricio told The Flame. Bricio is the new president of the CSC after securing 24,896 votes in the recent polls while recording 3,952 unanswered ballots. “[There] will be a smoother transition and, of course, we will be able to continue everything that we worked hard on during our term as secretary,” Bricio said. The “Conduit” and “Constitution Revision” policy will start with an agenda-setting with the Central Board and Executive Board, Bricio said...
Artlet bets for CSC campaign for students’ rights, voters’ education

Artlet bets for CSC campaign for students’ rights, voters’ education

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by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES and KAREN RENEE NOGOY ARTLET CANDIDATES for the Central Student Council (CSC) vowed on Friday to amplify the students’ rights and voters’ education, and to dignify the voice and welfare of Thomasians amid pandemic. Interim CSC Secretary and sole candidate for presidency, Krizia Milleny Bricio, seeks to focus on efficiency, accountability, and transparency with the CSC Constitution revision to establish an efficient system in the council. “From my four years [of] stay [in] the Central Student Council, I saw that [the] transition period from the previous term to the new term takes [too] much time pagdating sa pag-transition ng work, description of task, and projects,” she said. Under the revision, warnings and other modes of disciplinary actions on the misc...
3 Artlets to run unopposed for CSC seats

3 Artlets to run unopposed for CSC seats

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by KRISTINE ERIKA L. AGUSTIN and MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM THREE INDEPENDENT bets from the Faculty of Arts and Letters will be running unopposed as they seek positions in the Central Student Council (CSC) for the upcoming 2021 elections, according to the official list of the UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec). Interim CSC Secretary Krizia Milleny Bricio is the lone candidate for the presidency. Bricio said that some student leaders encountered difficulties adjusting to the new normal, given the pandemic and the academic workload, which urged her to run. “I won’t blame them if they opted not to continue serving anymore because it’s understandable, given our circumstances. However, I saw na during this pandemic as well, mas kinailangan natin ng student leaders and not ...
CSC empowers women abuse victims through online forum

CSC empowers women abuse victims through online forum

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by ARTHUR APOSTOL and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM IN LINE with the observance of Violence Against Women Day, the UST Central Student Council (CSC) on Thursday premiered a webinar encouraging victims of domestic violence to seek help and urging the youth to "proactively participate" in helping them. “HAB;L: Championing Safe Spaces for Victim Survivors” highlighted four speakers that delve deeper into the topic of abuse on women and how to help those who have experienced abuse in their lives. Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) chairperson Sandra Sanchez-Montano assured the safety, help, and legal aid for victims of domestic Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC).  “Here in PCW, we have a referral system [for the victims who] can be referred to a different agency na ‘yun an...
CSC to hold event honoring Violence Against Women Day

CSC to hold event honoring Violence Against Women Day

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY and ARTHUR FLORENCE JEAN N. APOSTOL THE UST Central Student Council (CSC) will launch a five-day event in commemoration of the International Day of Violence Against Women (VAW) on March 1 to 5. The event titled “Malaya ba si Ligaya?” aims to show the prevailing "social inequalities that women continue to experience, mainly violence," according to the council. Performances depicting stories of women facing abuse inside their homes will be presented during the event. The council will also hold a webinar to discuss women’s experiences of domestic violence and injustices. The UST-CSC said that they aim to organize the event together with the annual Student’s Rights and Welfare event, which also accommodates VAW-related cases. The Flame is one of the me...
ABSC president is new Central Board speaker

ABSC president is new Central Board speaker

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO ARTLETS Student Council (ABSC) President Rafael Arellano was chosen as the new Central Board (CB) speaker of the Central Student Council for academic year 2018-2019 through a secret ballot election held Tuesday night. The speaker’s duties, as decided by the CB, will include convening the board members, presiding over sessions and appointing or dissolving ad hoc committees. “To be honest, I’m still overwhelmed. Imagine being the presider of all local student council presidents and [being] the head of the legislative arm of the Central Student Council,” Arellano told the Flame in an online exchange. Arellano said he will handle his responsibilities as ABSC president and CB speaker through “proper planning and investment [in] who you work with.” “I...
Artlet bets for CSC vow to promote students’ rights, social awareness

Artlet bets for CSC vow to promote students’ rights, social awareness

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STUDENTS’ RIGHTS and social awareness are among the concerns that the four independent Central Student Council (CSC) bets from the Faculty of Arts and Letters would like to focus on should they be elected to the council. Presidential candidate and former CSC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Francis Gabriel Santos said he will fight for the passage of the Students’ Code, a document aiming to protect the rights of Thomasian students. “[Ang] gagawin natin, lalabas tayo ng UST. Doon tayo sa kongreso. [Magtatayo] tayo ng national coalition. ‘Pag napasa ‘yun sa kongreso, saklaw ang UST. Hindi lang UST ang makikinabang kundi ang bawat mag-aaral na Pilipino,” Santos said. He added that when he was the CSC PRO, the council took steps to support the passage of the Student’s Code but to no...