by THERIZ LIZEL R. SILVANO WARS took place in several nations and in different environments. Soldiers, families, reformers, and survivors were carrying values and beliefs of their own, with a hopeful perspective that their needs and aspirations would soon be met. They are the affirmation that history truly happened, and that they brought changes in society that can still be observed today. The people of the past have battled for the principles that concern not only their lives but also the lives of others. Indeed, wars have brought chaos and change, but above all, the aftermath of wars brought starvation and scarcity, especially during the Second World War in the 1940s. When war emerges, the government does not only need strong survivor instincts but faith that the Filipino ci...
by JHONA R. VITOR photo grabbed from the official Facebook page of UST Department of History THE LAUGHTER of dissent is not the only way to fight back, but the way to start fighting back, according to Filipino history professor and playwright Jose Victor Torres. “[It] continues today as [socio-political] awareness grows in society; whether it will have a visible effect on the people is still a question,” Torres said during a webinar last Friday. He added that humor with political undertones can deliver a message to address the ills of society. “[When] laughter of dissent suddenly happens, it shows a warning that [people] are laughing at you, [and] you better watch out because the laughter might change into something else,” he said. As the country continues to g
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
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 comb
THE TEAMS of History, Legal Management (LegMa), Asian Studies (ASN), Communication Arts (CA), and Sociology tasted their triumphs in the season opener of AB Sportsfest basketball tournament held Wednesday. Both History and LegMa escaped Political Science (PolSci), 55-52 and 44-43, respectively. With no wins and two losses, Political Science was eliminated in bracket A. History’s JV Vibandor and Joseph Alfonso spoiled the heroics of PolSci’s Anton Maglaqui throughout the game. Vibrandor and Maglaqui earned 19 and 18 points, respectively. PolSci’s fouls enabled the strong-spirited LegMa to escape their opponent by a slim one-point advantage, 44-43. Meanwhile, ASN gave Journalism its first taste of defeat in bracket B's first game, 39-31, after a thrilling 31-31 deadlock at th
SOCIOLOGY AND History emerged as the champions in group and individual category, respectively, of this year’s Glaucus Prize held Friday. The Sociology team composed of Antonio Maria Concepcion, Carlo Basilio Lorenzo, Dominique Revadulla, Karol Jim Louis Castillo, and Axl Francisco garnered a total of 145 points, besting 10 other majors. Economics settled for a bridesmaid finish with 130 points, while Political Science placed third in the team category with 105 points. Meanwhile, History sophomore Jose Alberto Jimenez topped the individual category of the competition after earning a total of 155 points. Dominating the average and difficult rounds of the finals, Jimenez kept a close fight with Joshua Ines of Asian Studies who placed second with 135 points. Maiki Raval of Econ