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 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
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
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
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
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
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.