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CA alumna named lead communicator of Marcos admin

CA alumna named lead communicator of Marcos admin

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    PRESIDENT FERDINAND Marcos, Jr. has named a Communication Arts alumna and UST law graduate as officer-in-charge (OIC) and undersecretary of the Office of the Press Secretary, the lead communication arm of the government.  Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil, who finished her Communication Arts degree in 1992, assumed leadership of the OPS last week, replacing lawyer and vlogger Trixie Cruz-Angeles, who had resigned supposedly due to health reasons.  Garafil was appointed chief of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in June but resigned last Friday to become Marcos’ press secretary.  Asked in a recent interview why she was designated as an OIC, not as a full-fledged secretary, Garafil said titles are not important and that what matters is that she has t...
50 years after: Artlet retells Martial Law

50 years after: Artlet retells Martial Law

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50 years after: Artlet retells Martial Law Discover how the Artlet spirit spearheaded the clamor for freedom and independence in the University during the Martial Law era in this exclusive interview with the first president of the UST Artlet Student Council and former editor of The Flame, Mr. Ronald Llamas. -- Producer: Dawn Solano and Rainiel Angelyn Figueroa Researchers: Katherine Chan, Prince Sabado, & Vanessa Yap Writers: Karen Nogoy & Nill Bautista Creatives: Jeanne Pauline Tecson, Francis Rafael Obenza, and Angeline Tanqueco Voiceover: Axel Aldana Video editor: Angeline Tanqueco
[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Pila sa bigasan

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Pila sa bigasan

Features, The Blue Normal
PHOTO BY RAINIEL ANGELYN FIGUEROA/ THE FLAME Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “[....] My memory of Martial Law was huli na. Siguro ‘yung [nalaman ko ‘yung mga atrocities] college na ako, during the death of Ninoy Aquino. [...] Ang natatandaan ko noong sa Martial Law was noong pumila ako for bigas. Kasi ako ‘yung pinaka-galing sa errands at [when I was in] grade two, pumila ako sa bigas. ‘Yung house namin was near the simbahan and ung simabahan. Meroong cooperative na conduit ng mga Nutribun [at bigas]. [...] Wala akong kamalayan sa mga atrocities kasi nakikinabang ako. Pero ung pag-pila sa bigas was something kasi ang haba-haba ng linya, sa tirik ng araw. [...] Na-witness ko ‘yung isang ale, pagdating niya doon sa dulo, malapit na siya [at kasi] two kilos lang puwede i...
[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Waiting for apo

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Waiting for apo

Features, The Blue Normal
PHOTO BY ANGELINE TANQUECO/ THE FLAME  Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “Noong bata ako, panahon ng Martial Law.. sa EARIST ako noon [nagaaral]. Ni-re-require kami, kapag dumadating si Marcos, pipila kaming nakahilera papuntang Malacañang. Binibigyan kami ng bandera, magkakaway lang pag dumating si Marcos. Minsan nga nagalit sa akin [‘yung nanay ko] kasi ginabi ako ng uwi eh, [pero] kaya ako ginabi ng uwi kasi nga inaantay namin dumating si Marcos. Nabigyan din kami dati ng Nutribun. Nakatikim din kami, grabe talagang siksik. Pero ‘di naman ‘yun palagi, minsan lang... Minsan lang nagbibigay ng Nutribun. Pagka-declare ng Martial Law, bumili agad kami ng bigas kasi nagkakaubusan. Tsaka may oras na may curfew, lahat sila pasok na sa bahay pag gabi na tumutunog na ‘y...
[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Radio silence, collegiate fears

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – Radio silence, collegiate fears

The Blue Normal
  PHOTO BY ARIS JOHN GALANG Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “It was a Saturday when I woke up, and normally, before going to the office on Saturdays, nagoopen muna ako ng radyo. [That time] wala akong marinig sa radyo, lahat ng stations quiet. I went to the office and sabi nga Martial Law daw was declared already. August ‘yung Martial Law [...] November na kami nagkaroon ng klase. Tsaka nagkaroon na ng konting bali-balita sa mga radyo---pero puro Marcos lang. During the time of Martial Law, Marcos created a Bagong Lipunan Society which later on he turned it into a political party na lahat naman sila-sila ang nag-ho-hold [political positions]. There were so many atrocities made by Marcos at that time, he took control of all major industries in the Philippines...
[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – High school peace

[NEVER FORGET] The Blue Normal – High school peace

Features, The Blue Normal
photo by ARWIN ROMANO/ THE FLAME   Anong natatandaan niyo noong Martial Law? “Ang natatandaan ko noong Martial Law, nasa high school pa ako noon, first year high school ako. Noong wala pang Martial Law, laging nagkakagulo sa compound ng school namin. May [mga] nagbabatuhan, may mga nagra-riot. Noong time na ‘yun—hindi pa naibaba ang Martial Law—sinasara namin mga pinto ng classroom. Kinabukasan, nagbaba si Marcos ng Martial Law, natigil lahat ng mga pag-aamok nila sa loob ng compound ng school. Nanahimik sila. Wala ng riot, basta naging very peaceful. Ang natatandaan ko pa, ‘eh pag may inutos si President Marcos, walang pwedeng humindi. Kailangan matupad ‘yun, at kailangan susundin lahat ng mamamayan na nakabuti naman kasi noon, mga responsable ang mga tao, unlike ng...
Marcos Jr.’s blueprint for education: What do Thomasians say?

Marcos Jr.’s blueprint for education: What do Thomasians say?

Issues
by JASMINE MAE ALARDE, EDUARDO FAJERMO JR., and AXEL ALDANA   IN HIS first State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vowed to revive the education system by fully reopening the schools and addressing technology-related issues. Marcos Jr. said the education department is already preparing to implement in-person classes “with the utmost consideration for the safety of students,” given the continuing threat of COVID-19.  He also promised to improve internet connection quality and digitalize certain processes.  Although he admitted that digitalizing the processes would create “inequalities” among Filipinos, he would still push for it as he deemed it “vital” for citizens not to be left behind.  However, these plans brewed different outlooks from Thom...
F Files: The Marcos disqualification case

F Files: The Marcos disqualification case

F Files
In its new multimedia segment, F Files, The Flame will explain issues, trends, and current events concerning the Artlet community, the University, and the nation.   For its first episode, The Flame explains Marcos Jr's disqualification cases.   Now that seven of the petitions to cancel and disqualify Marcos Jr's bid to presidency were dismissed by Comelec at the division level, what could happen next?   Like us on Facebook (The Flame) and follow us on Twitter (@abtheflame)