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The waiting game: Thomasians outside Metro Manila still seeking access to COVID-19 jabs

The waiting game: Thomasians outside Metro Manila still seeking access to COVID-19 jabs

Issues, The Flame Explains
THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) has become one of  Manila's vaccination sites, giving Thomasians and their families—Manileño or not—access to what everyone hopes will end the pandemic. But for students residing in the province, the means to travel and the quarantine protocols in the Philippine capital pose a problem. This leaves Thomasians far from school with no choice but to play the waiting game.  Among them is Maxine Rae Joaquin, a third year communication arts student from Ilocos Norte who remains unvaccinated since her local government is still administering jabs to the priority groups.  Because of the limited vaccine supply, the government prioritized health workers, senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, essential workers, and the indigent population, sectors tha
“Press Freedom Is The Pathway of Truth”: 5 Thomasians’ insights on World Press Freedom Day

“Press Freedom Is The Pathway of Truth”: 5 Thomasians’ insights on World Press Freedom Day

Culture
by CHRISTINE JANINE T. CORTEZ, THEA ANDREA C. MAGUERIANO, and JOHN PATRICK A. MAGNO RANARA TO COMMEMORATE the importance of journalists, the United Nations had declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day. This day acts as a reminder to both the government and citizens to respect press freedom and defend journalists from restraint and abolition. This year’s theme; “Information as a Public Good” highlights the importance of information as a service to the people and of finding new ways to strengthen journalism amid a changing media environment. Press freedom in the Philippines has remained under constant threat over the years. With the current administration, there have been multiple unrelenting attacks from the government against the media through bold and brazen means—the ABS
Thomasians support Lumads in forum

Thomasians support Lumads in forum

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THOMASIANS SHOWED their support for the Lumads to fight for their rights and to end the killing of their fellow tribesmen in Mindanao in an advocacy forum and cultural presentation held Friday at the Benavides Auditorium. Asst. Prof. Mark Anthony Abenir, community development director of UST Simbahayan, upheld the University’s support for the Lumads’ campaign for a society free from discrimination, violence, and development aggression as it is not different from the Catholic Church’s advocacy to protect the dignity of people and to attain a peaceful society. “Napagkaisahan po natin na susuportahan ng pamantasan ang mga kapatid nating Lumad dahil [ang] kanilang adhikain ay atin ding adhikain bilang Katolikong pamantasan,” he said. Moreover, Rev. Fr. Gallardo Bombase Jr. O.P., o