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Eight more AB programs secure approval for F2F classes

Eight more AB programs secure approval for F2F classes

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by NILLICENT BAUTISTA THE UNIVERSITY Crisis Management Council has approved the application of eight more programs of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) for the conduct of limited face-to-face classes, Artlet Dean Prof. Marilu Madrunio said. The programs that secured the approval for limited in-person classes are Communication, Behavioral Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English Language Studies, History, Literature, and Sociology. “When we are given the go-signal, we will then begin with the limited face-to-face classes which may start sometime in September for some programs,” Madrunio told The Flame. Madrunio said the programs are now finalizing documents to be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Office of the Rector, and then to the Co...
Trolling for the truth? Two online trolls claim they are not just after the money

Trolling for the truth? Two online trolls claim they are not just after the money

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by RY PHILIP JACO T. GALVAN WEEKS BEFORE the official start of this year’s local campaigns, Raphy and Harry (not their real names) have already posted propaganda on social media. They would call out and highlight the opposition’s wrongdoing, which could benefit the local politician they are serving.  As the tight race for city mayor heated up, trolls from both sides hurled insults and allegations against each other. Raphy and Harry had been doing everything to promote their candidate and to discredit their rivals, even at the expense of truth. “Corrupt!” they wrote as if unleashing hell towards their target social media users.   While they do not have substantial evidence to back their claim, the two insisted that what they wrote was the truth. “I do not lie when ...
Nasaan si Balikbayan?: How an OFW family celebrates Christmas

Nasaan si Balikbayan?: How an OFW family celebrates Christmas

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THE YEAR 2011 was the last time Hannah “Hans” Joy Baquiran physically celebrated Christmas with her father. This would be the tenth year they will celebrate the holidays with an unfilled seat by the dining table.  As Hans and her mother Liza Baquiran prepared food and gifts for their relatives, her father Baroy Baquiran would set up his device in time to see his family’s smiles back home.  Liza’s phone would eventually ring, she would answer and would be greeted by her husband’s voice.  From Qatar to the Philippines, a virtual connection allows them to share the joy of celebrating the Holidays. From screen to screen, they would endure the longing that precedes their situation—all in hope for their family in these coming years. Holidays Remembered After Hans’ elementary gradu...
(UPDATED) Communication Arts, Journalism to be prioritized in face-to-face classes, says Artlets Dean

(UPDATED) Communication Arts, Journalism to be prioritized in face-to-face classes, says Artlets Dean

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by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM and NILLICENT B. BAUTISTA (UPDATED AS OF 9:00 P.M.) COMMUNICATION AND Journalism programs would be prioritized once the government allows the resumption of face-to-face classes in the University, Faculty of Arts and Letters Dean Marilu Madrunio said. "If the government approves the resumption of face-to-face classes, our priority would be the Communication and Journalism programs since there are courses in higher years in those programs that require face-to-face interactions," Madrunio told The Flame. "Please note that our priority would be the higher years for Communication and Journalism only," she added. The Commission on Higher Education has allowed the resumption of limited in-person classes in areas under Alert Level 2, including Metro Manila, ...
Communication professor dies at 49

Communication professor dies at 49

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY DEPARTMENT OF Communication and Media Studies professor Samuel Ramos Jr., better known by his students as “Sir Samu,” died on Sunday, Aug. 1, at 49. The cause of his death was not disclosed. The University announced his passing and expressed its condolences to his family on its official social media accounts on Wednesday.  “The Thomasian family mourns the passing of Dr. Samuel Jr. T. Ramos, a faculty member of the Department of Communication and Media Studies of the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters. We grieve with the family of Dr. Ramos on his sudden and untimely passing. Eternal rest grant unto Dr. Ramos, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace,” the University wrote in a Facebook post. Ramos finished his bachelor’s d...
CASA Footworks is 7-time Cypher champ

CASA Footworks is 7-time Cypher champ

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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. ...
CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

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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 ...
PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

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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...
CA is back-to-back Athena Cup basketball champion

CA is back-to-back Athena Cup basketball champion

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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...
CA dethrones Philo, regains Athena Cup men’s basketball title

CA dethrones Philo, regains Athena Cup men’s basketball title

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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 ...