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Artlets win big in 34th Gawad Ustetika; 2 alumni receive lifetime achievement award

Artlets win big in 34th Gawad Ustetika; 2 alumni receive lifetime achievement award

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By ANGEL B. DUKHA III TWELVE ARTLETS dominated the 34th Gawad Ustetika while two renowned Artlet alumni were awarded the lifetime achievement award in the annual Thomasian literary competition hosted by The Varsitarian. Journalism alumnus Benjamin Joshua Gutierrez bagged the prestigious Rector’s Literary Award for his entry, "Ang Tatlong Ulo ng Sitio Pag-Asa," which also won first place for Katha. “Nakita kong nag-[message] sa'kin si Ma’am Jing (Prof. Emeritus Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo) sa [Facebook]; doon ko nalaman na nanalo ako. [S]obrang surreal. Hindi ko naman in-expect na mananalo [ako]. Ang gusto ko lang talaga [ay] magpadala ng mensahe. Bonus na lang ‘yung panalo,” Gutierrez told the Flame. Gutierrez's work tells the story of three garbage dump dwellers who discovere...