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‘Use literature to fight oppression’

‘Use literature to fight oppression’

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by NILLICENT B. BAUTISTA SCREENWRITERS SHOULD portray social realities in Philippine teleseryes to persuade audiences to fight oppression, a literature professor and award-winning writer said. Louie Jon Sanchez, a literature assistant professor from the Ateneo De Manila University, said the Filipinos’ intimate relationship with teleseryes has made it a lot easier to bring up social realities, such as the oppression under the Duterte administration. “It is easy to use teleserye as a metaphor to describe blue ribbon committee investigations and it is easy to use teleserye as a metaphor to portray election campaigns because of the close proximity of this medium and its product to our lives,” Sanchez said during the “Scriptical Thinking: An Exploration of Philippine Teleseryes” we...
CW dept’s Parabayle wins championship in Cypher

CW dept’s Parabayle wins championship in Cypher

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by JANIS JOPLIN G. MOISES and ARTHUR N. APOSTOL UST MAKATHA Circle representatives, Parabayle, is this year's champion in a virtual dance competition of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB), Transcendence: Cypher 2.0, held Thursday via Facebook live. Parabayle bested five participants from Behavioral Science (BES), Legal Management (LM), and communication programs. Parabayle was crowned champion with their dance concept that was inspired by their experiences in managing their own online businesses during the pandemic while incorporating girl power in their choreography. “This win was completely unexpected. I remember crying after announcing the champions. This was my first competition in college and I’d be leaving a legacy for our society,” Parabayle team captain Bea Masicl...
CW parts ways from LitSoc, declares new student-governing org

CW parts ways from LitSoc, declares new student-governing org

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by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM THE CREATIVE Writing (CW) program announced on Monday its separation from the Literary Society (LitSoc), declaring UST MaKatha Circle as its official student-governing organization.  In a statement, they cited the growing number of students and the diverse interest between the Creative Writing and Literature students that led their separation to LitSoc, who temporarily governed the CW majors. “As the number of students [continues] to grow within our respective programs, and the diversity of interests between the creative writing and literature majors became more apparent, there arises the need for the creative writing students to establish their own governing body,” the statement wrote.  It also said that the MaKatha Circle was formed due to the combine...