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UST Journ Faculty denounce quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

UST Journ Faculty denounce quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

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by KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN JOURNALISM EDUCATORS from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) denounced on Wednesday the government's filing of a quo warranto petition against broadcast network ABS-CBN. "As journalism educators, we have always taught students that a free press is the cornerstone of democracy, and that part of the journalist’s job is to zealously guard this freedom and close ranks when it comes under attack," they said. Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday filed with the Supreme Court a quo warranto petition seeking to revoke the legislative franchise of the country's largest television network by challenging the corporation's legal right or qualification to continue its operations. The UST Journalism Faculty criticized the move as a "direct assault" on press f
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
Journ alumni bag business journalism awards

Journ alumni bag business journalism awards

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By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES FOUR Thomasian journalism alumni were honored in the 27th Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (Ejap) Awards, the highest award-giving body for business journalism in the Philippines. Philippine Star reporter Louise Maureen Simeon of Batch 2015 was recognized as Agriculture/Mining Reporter of the Year. Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas of Batch 2016 won the Best Business Feature Award, Marie Carisa Ordinario of Batch 2002 was named Macroeconomy Reporter of the Year, and Bianca Cuaresma of Batch 2013 was awarded Banking Reporter of the Year. All three are from BusinessMirror. “Business news can be very technical and data-driven and writing business stories may be boring for some, that’s why it is necessary to write it in a way that would be inter
LM clinches Athena Cup volleyball championship

LM clinches Athena Cup volleyball championship

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN LEGAL MANAGEMENT (LM) emerged as champion in this year’s Athena Cup volleyball tourney after sweeping Journalism, 26-24, 25-23, and 25-19, on Wednesday at the Seminary Gym. The two teams found themselves neck-and-neck in the first frame that resulted in nine deadlocks. Rex Morales led Journalism in the set until LM’s Wayne Parulan’s attacks proved too furious for the opposing team. Journalism fired back in the second frame and maintained its lead almost throughout, but its errors allowed LM to chase a five-point deficit to arrive at a 21-point deadlock. Russel Wilfred Estrada’s attacks nabbed Journalism a few points back in the third set but the team still struggled to keep up with LM’s four-point lead at 17-13. LM team captain Alpha Mayo Jambalo
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

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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
History, LegMa score first game wins in AB basketball league

History, LegMa score first game wins in AB basketball league

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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
AB to also offer JRN, LM next academic year

AB to also offer JRN, LM next academic year

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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
AB cancels JRN, LM first year offerings

AB cancels JRN, LM first year offerings

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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
CA now center of development; Philo, JRN, Lit retain accreditation status

CA now center of development; Philo, JRN, Lit retain accreditation status

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THE COMMUNICATION Arts (CA) program of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) is now a center of development (COD), as declared by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). As per CHEd Memorandum Order No. 38, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) is now at par with Miriam College and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) in terms of accreditation status for CA, while the University of the Philippines (UP) remains the sole Center of Excellence (COE) in the said area of study. Meanwhile, the Philosophy program is still the only COE in AB. For the Philosophy program, UST shares its standing with ADMU, followed by the University of San Carlos. Moreover, the Journalism and the Literature program retained their COD status, while UP Diliman holds the COE status for both disciplines, shari