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3 Artlet alumni bag ‘Business Reporter of the Year’ award

3 Artlet alumni bag ‘Business Reporter of the Year’ award

News
THREE ALUMNI of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) were recognized as best business journalists in the country through the 31st Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP)-Ayala Business Journalism Awards. Journalism alumni Angela Celis-Mercurio, Bianca Cuaresma, and Karl Ocampo received awards in different categories of this year’s EJAP held on Nov. 11.  Malaya Business Insight reporter Celis-Mercurio won back the Reporter of the Year award in the field of macroeconomy after the six-year successive wins of UST Journalism instructor Cai Ordinario from 2016 to 2021.  Celis-Mercurio was the recipient of the award from 2013 to 2015. BusinessMirror reporter Cuaresma has been named the Banking Reporter of the Year, while Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Karl Ocampor ...
Econ department to tackle PH economic shortage

Econ department to tackle PH economic shortage

AB Events
SENIORS OF the UST Department of Economics, as part of the National Collegiate Economics Convention (NCEC), will be holding a forum titled “Out of Stock: Understanding the Structure of Supply Chain Management in the Philippines” on Nov. 19. The event will tackle the surge of commodity prices and the country’s supply chains, and will provide tips on how people could “shield” themselves from the effects of inflation. Through its invited speakers and experts, the event aims to “familiarize” people with the global issue of how supply and demand affect their daily lives.  The forum will be held via Zoom and live-streamed on its Facebook page from 9 a.m to 4 p.m F – Trisha Tamio  
Mahal Ang Magmahal: For some students, Valentine’s Day comes with a hefty price tag

Mahal Ang Magmahal: For some students, Valentine’s Day comes with a hefty price tag

Features
It was a Sunday afternoon just two weeks before Valentine’s Day. Roey Lagasca walked towards the nearest automated teller machine (ATM) just below his dorm. While waiting, Lagasca calculated his weekly expenses.  For Lagasca, a new week means a new set of expenses to budget. As soon as the ATM dispensed his allowance, he went back to his dorm, pulled out his phone, and began budgeting. He separated his weekly allowance of P3,000 for food, laundry, and another for his emergency funds.  The remaining amount will be used for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Looking at his phone’s calendar, he happily said, “I still have time to save up for Valentine’s,” and continued canvassing for the perfect Valentine’s gift for his girlfriend. Unexpected Valentine’s Day is more often than n...
Increasing COVID-19 cases calls for ‘safer, better normal,’ BioChem prof says

Increasing COVID-19 cases calls for ‘safer, better normal,’ BioChem prof says

News
by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM ‘SAFER NORMAL’ should be practiced through positive cooperation between the citizens and the government amid the increasing COVID-19 cases, UST Department of Biochemistry Leonardo Guevarra Jr. emphasized on Wednesday during a webinar. Guevarra urged the government to develop policies promoting cautious and progressive actions while practicing the imposed health protocols, as resiliency is an inefficient factor in battling the pandemic. He also advised the government to adapt to a ‘better normal’ by developing science-based policies and allocating more funding to science research and development.  “The problem with our government is that it only allocates 0.16 percent of its GDP (Gross Domestic Product) to research and development, while [other count...
CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

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

News, Sports
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 ...
Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

News, Sports
By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES SOCIOLOGY (Socio) secured a spot in the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney after demolishing Behavioral Science (BES), 62-52, and Asian Studies (ASN), 57-52. Socio ran through BES early in the first quarter, 17-9, despite the efforts of BES’s Marvic Ponti with his series of three-pointers. Socio prevailed despite multiple turnovers due to BES’s violations throughout the game, ending the bout at 62-52. ASN fell behind Socio throughout the game. Quick and consistent drives from Socio’s Rowi Pascual as well as a miracle shot in the last quarter from Raymund Abuel kept ASN at bay despite their 10-1 run in the fourth quarter. History bounced back from their loss to Economics (Econ), conque...
CA is back-to-back Athena Cup basketball champion

CA is back-to-back Athena Cup basketball champion

News
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...
PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

News
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...
LegMa, ECO, SCL advance to basketball semis; CA, Philo up for rematch

LegMa, ECO, SCL advance to basketball semis; CA, Philo up for rematch

News
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....
CA, PolSci nail volleyball finals berth

CA, PolSci nail volleyball finals berth

News
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,...