By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES COMMUNICATION ARTS Students' Association (CASA) Footworks bagged its seventh straight championship in Cypher, the annual inter-major streetdance competition of the Faculty. CASA Footworks bested nine other dance troupes with their Flash Bomba-themed dance routine, earning them a total of 355 points. "Hindi kami nag-focus sa pag-defeat ng peat namin or sa pag-keep ng title namin... Hindi kami masyado nagpapakain sa six-peat to seven-peat, ang iniisip lang namin is put on a good show, and that's it. That's what we want,” Team Captain Aaron Espino told the Flame. Behavioral Science's Cathartic improved from years of no podium finish, finally bagging this year's first runner up award with their Darna-inspired routine that earned them 320.9 points.
TWO-TIME defending champion Communication Arts (CA), as well as Philosophy (Philo) and Economics (Econ), are advancing to the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney. CA barely outplayed Legal Management (LM), 67-61, on the back of their run and gun offense. The duo of CA’s Nicko Bahia and Juls Jolbitado secured the first half of the game by constantly driving and breaking for the net. LM trailed behind by only a few points in the second half by exploiting CA’s lapses in defense, but CA remained more aggressive and accurate with their two-pointers. Philo massacred English Language Studies (ELS), 81-38, by capitalizing on their opponent’s weak offense. Philo established their dominance as early as the first quarter, 24-9, and maintained their lead for the rest of
By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) and Communication Arts (CA) claimed the finals spots in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after defeating Journalism (Journ) and Legal Management (LM), respectively. PolSci swept Journ early in the game with an 8-0 run, ending the first set at 25-13. Journ tried to catch PolSci with their own 7-0 run led by Rex Morales, but failed with service errors late in the second set, ending the game at 17-25, in favor of PolSci. "’Yung difficulty na kinaharap namin is ‘yung mawalan ng confidence ‘yung mga bata. Kasi I know ‘yung skills ando’n na talaga, execution na lang talaga sa kanila," PolSci Team Captain Ryan Tuguinayo told the Flame. CA overthrew defending champion LM in an intense three-set match, 25-23, 12-25, and 25-21
By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA) defended its Athena Cup basketball tourney title after trumping Economics, 63-58, on Wednesday at the Seminary Gym. Economics led early at 23-16, but consecutive three-pointers from CA’s Milo Chu immediately closed the gap, 23-22. The second quarter ended deadlocked at 27. CA’s defense was strong enough to maintain its lead in the third quarter, although the opposing team also improved in its defensive rebounds. Consecutive shots from CA’s Nicko Bahia in the last minute of the game secured the lead for his team, 61-58, leaving Economics with no time to come back. CA team captain Erick How said he is grateful for the back-to-back win that they pulled off even with little time to practice. “[W]e have to give credit to our
COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA) rolled past defending champions Philosophy, 90-72, to reclaim the title it lost to the same team a year ago in a heated finals matchup last Feb. 22 at the P. Noval Court. Nicko Bahia came up big with 21 points and six rebounds for CA. Two more CA players tallied double-digit scoring—Louisjeane Cruz dropped 18 points with five rebounds and Kiko Banal had 14 markers and four boards. Philosophy’s marksman Jericho Abesamis tallied 21 points on a hot three-point shooting spree during the finals matchup. Philosophy was scorching beyond the arc as it converted 11 three pointers. Abesamis sank two three-point baskets in the opening period, which gave his team its first and last taste of the lead at 7-2. Fouls from Philosophy’s Adrian Nico Padilla and Austin
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the Flame’s second issue during the academic year 2015-2016. THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) will also offer Journalism and Legal Management in the next two academic years, alongside two other degree programs initially retained in the Faculty’s course offerings. Last year, the University announced it would reduce its program offerings in the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 to courses which are highly in-demand, initially leaving Communication Arts and Political Science under AB. The said move is in anticipation of low freshman enrollees due to the full implementation of the K to 12 program. AB Dean Michael Anthony Vasco said the reopening for enrollment of the said programs was due to the inquiries his offi
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the Flame's first issue during the academic year 2015-2016. THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) will only offer Communication Arts and Political Science courses in anticipation of the full implementation of the K to 12 program next year, where a significant decrease in freshman enrollees is expected as senior high school opens. AB Dean Michael Anthony Vasco explained this was because a high number of students who came from K to 12-implementing schools are enrolled in the said programs. "Two years ago, I got a figure that only 89 of freshmen students graduated from K to 12-ready schools," Vasco said. "A great majority of these students are in Communication Arts and Political Science." Vasco said the Faculty did not com
THERE WILL be no Journalism and Legal Management (LM) freshmen this academic year 2016-2017. Due to the low number of qualified applicants, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) will no longer offer Journalism and LM during the full implementation of the K to 12 program, Asst. Dean Narcisa Tabirara revealed yesterday. Tabirara said there were only six qualified applicants for Journalism and 11 for LM—far short from a “viable” class that should be composed of at least 40 students. The Communication Arts (CA) and Political Science (PolSci) programs, however, will remain open for freshman enrollees. In a past interview, Dean Michael Anthony Vasco noted that the Faculty will discontinue offering Journalism and LM to freshmen if the number of applicants would not fill in the mini
THE TEAM of Political Science (PolSci) crushed the hopes of Communication Arts (CA) for a back-to-back championship after emerging as victor in the AB Sportsfest mixed volleyball tournament finals, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, and 25-21. Determined to dethrone last year’s champion, PolSci immediately hustled to match the attacks of CA, earning them a four-to-nothing lead. The consecutive spikes of PolSci’s team captain Judenn Mascareñas prevented CA from gaining points. CA’s team captain Froilan Hilario led his team in cutting the deficit to seven, 23-16, after PolSci failed to return Hilario’s drops. But PolSci’s seething offense was too much for CA to handle, as they capped the first set with an eight-point advantage, 25-17. The second set kicked off with PolSci having an early 5
LEGAL MANAGEMENT (LegMa), Economics, and Sociology secured their semifinals slots after prevailing in the elimination round of Gilas AB basketball tournament held Friday. LegMa snatched the crucial win against History, 67-59, with the former setting the pace early in the game after a 14-7 run and keeping the momentum until the end of the first quarter, 21-7. History’s JP Vibandor, who missed all of his shots in the first frame, finally converted baskets and ushered his team to a 10-0 run. Both teams tied at 25 until Harold Liao led LegMa’s rally late in the second quarter to end the first half on a high note, 36-25. LegMa’s domination over History became more evident in the second half as the former tightened its man-to-man defense, putting the latter in a difficult situation.