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UST hosts 150 children for Makibata 2019

UST hosts 150 children for Makibata 2019

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ABOUT 150 children from seven different communities participated in the annual community development project spearheaded by the Student Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC) in partnership with the Office for Student Affairs and Simbahayan. According to the SOCC, Makibata is an annual activity meant to allow kids from partner communities and Thomasians to interact with and learn from each other. SOCC Executive Vice President and Project Head John Lemuel Calero said they hosted Makibata again because it was worth it seeing both the Thomasians and the children smile. “[I]nulit po namin siya ulit kasi every year, nasa isip at puso ng mga bata na, ‘Ay pupunta kami ng UST,’ ‘Ay parang andiyan na naman sina kuya,’ ‘Kakain na naman po tayo tapos iikot na naman po tayo,’” Calero s...
THE FLAME EXPLAINS:  Why OSA wants uniform constitution for SCs, orgs

THE FLAME EXPLAINS: Why OSA wants uniform constitution for SCs, orgs

Issues, The Flame Explains
FROM STUDENT councils, interest organizations, and political parties, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) is home to an array of extra-curricular organizations that cater to Thomasians’ interests and need for holistic learning. Student leaders and concerned constituents have been in constant pursuit of amending their constitutions to adapt to the changing times and demands of their organizations. Usually, it is the students who initiate such move. Fast forward to 2015, this grassroot-level of student lawmaking could take a different route. Due to the lack of proper documentation of some faculties and colleges, the University’s Office for Student Affairs (OSA) wants to hold a constitutional convention with all faculties, colleges, and institutes to revisit their constitutions. This w...