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‘You are never too young to help,’ Hontiveros tells youth leaders

‘You are never too young to help,’ Hontiveros tells youth leaders

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  STUDENT LEADERS should not let their youth hinder them from speaking out and influencing “positive” change in the lives of their fellow young Filipinos, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said. “Use your platform to speak truth to power and help push for reforms to help address the need of young Filipinos. You are never too young to help,” Sen. Risa Hontiveros said at a conference organized by the UST Legal Management Society on Sept. 24. “You are never too young to speak out and be heard, and to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” Hontiveros added. Hontiveros gave the student organization a nod for “imparting new lessons, skills and friends” in becoming better leaders, students and citizens. “As a former student-leader, I thank you for your concern for your fellow ...
Law professor: Human rights, due process non-negotiable

Law professor: Human rights, due process non-negotiable

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ISSUES INVOLVING human rights and due process should be “non-negotiable” and wrong presumptions about them should be corrected as the country prepares for next year’s elections, a law professor said. UST civil law professor Kenneth Manuel said Filipinos should make a firm stand on human rights, due process of law, and education as a right as well as on equality, history, and the principles of democracy. “We can agree to meet halfway with respect to certain issues but with respect to, for instance, historical revisionism, no, we won’t budge. With respect to lack of due process, no, we won’t concede. These are some things that are supposed to be non-negotiable, these are supposed to be firm,” Manuel said during the ‘YOUth Decides: Pagpili. Pagkilatis. Pagboto’ webinar last Oct. 26....
New Artlet CSC officers to resume efforts of current EB

New Artlet CSC officers to resume efforts of current EB

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by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES and KAREN RENEE NOGOY THE NEWLY-elected Artlet officers to lead the Central Student Council (CSC) in the next academic year will continue the efforts of the current Executive Board--to heighten student representation, sustainable projects, and progress on the Students' Code, outgoing CSC Secretary Krizia Milleny Bricio told The Flame. Bricio is the new president of the CSC after securing 24,896 votes in the recent polls while recording 3,952 unanswered ballots. “[There] will be a smoother transition and, of course, we will be able to continue everything that we worked hard on during our term as secretary,” Bricio said. The “Conduit” and “Constitution Revision” policy will start with an agenda-setting with the Central Board and Executive Board, Bricio said...
CSC empowers women abuse victims through online forum

CSC empowers women abuse victims through online forum

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by ARTHUR APOSTOL and MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM IN LINE with the observance of Violence Against Women Day, the UST Central Student Council (CSC) on Thursday premiered a webinar encouraging victims of domestic violence to seek help and urging the youth to "proactively participate" in helping them. “HAB;L: Championing Safe Spaces for Victim Survivors” highlighted four speakers that delve deeper into the topic of abuse on women and how to help those who have experienced abuse in their lives. Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) chairperson Sandra Sanchez-Montano assured the safety, help, and legal aid for victims of domestic Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC).  “Here in PCW, we have a referral system [for the victims who] can be referred to a different agency na ‘yun an...
CSC to hold event honoring Violence Against Women Day

CSC to hold event honoring Violence Against Women Day

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY and ARTHUR FLORENCE JEAN N. APOSTOL THE UST Central Student Council (CSC) will launch a five-day event in commemoration of the International Day of Violence Against Women (VAW) on March 1 to 5. The event titled “Malaya ba si Ligaya?” aims to show the prevailing "social inequalities that women continue to experience, mainly violence," according to the council. Performances depicting stories of women facing abuse inside their homes will be presented during the event. The council will also hold a webinar to discuss women’s experiences of domestic violence and injustices. The UST-CSC said that they aim to organize the event together with the annual Student’s Rights and Welfare event, which also accommodates VAW-related cases. The Flame is one of the me...
‘Revive clamor for passage of bill on students’ rights,’ Thomasians urged

‘Revive clamor for passage of bill on students’ rights,’ Thomasians urged

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THOMASIANS MUST again strengthen their support for the long-delayed passing of the Students' Rights and Welfare (STRAW) Bill to law, the speaker of the Central Board and president of the Civil Law Student Council said in a forum held Tuesday. "It’s not just important na mayroon tayong Students' Code inside the University, but then it is also needed na mayroon tayong national policy that will safeguard our rights to the Students' Code against the administration,” Jonathan Santos said. "I think it's high time to revive the clamor [for] passing the STRAW Bill as law." Santos explained that while the STRAW bill is pro-student, it is not necessarily anti-administration of a school or university. "Hindi naman porket hindi tayo oppressed, hindi na natin ‘to kailangan pansinin. Rights...
CSC President: Council will “genuinely” address student matters

CSC President: Council will “genuinely” address student matters

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A COUNCIL that upholds competence, commitment, and compassion is the council that the Central Student Council (CSC) is aiming to build, CSC President Janela Love Nartates told Thomasians in her State of the Council Address (SOCA) held Feb. 11. “We are the council which strives for an inclusive society [that] will embrace all genders and all beliefs. We are the council which will genuinely address the concerns of every student and […] the council which will portray a more responsible student leadership,” Nartates said. She encouraged Thomasians to seek CSC and their respective local student councils for their grievances and concerns. “Ipinapangako po namin at ipinapangako ko po, basta nasa tama at estudyante ka ng UST, ipaglalaban kita kapalit man ng posisyon ko,” she said. ...