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Christine Francisco brings passion to the court

Christine Francisco brings passion to the court

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By JOY THERESE C. GOMEZ and SYRAH VIVIEN J. INOCENCIO KNOWN FOR her knack for going the extra mile in the volleyball court, the ferocious middle blocker Christine Dianne Francisco has emerged as the new team captain of the UST Golden Tigresses.   Tin, as she is fondly called, followed the sports legacies of her brother and grandparents, former Thomasian volleyball player Justin Francisco, former UST athletic director Felicitas Francisco, and member of the 1954 Philippine team for the World Basketball Championship (now FIBA World Cup) Ben Francisco. She began her career as a Thomasian volleyball player during her sophomore high school year. Tin shares that the start of her volleyball journey was not a walk in the park as she joined her first volleyball team without even knowin
AB remains unbeaten, destroys CTHM

AB remains unbeaten, destroys CTHM

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team demolished the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM), 57-28, to preserve its unbeaten record and inch closer to securing a playoff seed in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games. AB’s Alaina Dimdam finished with 24 points—13 of which coming from a huge third quarter rally—while her backcourt tandem, Jonne Senga, dropped 16 points last April 4 at the P. Noval Gym. The two squads started sloppy in the opening quarter but AB managed to set the pace as Dimdam grabbed defensive rebounds and scored a hook shot, 12-4. CTHM seemed like a squad ready to upset last year’s runner-up with Bea Danica Benito dropping two consecutive bombs from the arc and cutting the deficit to four, 17-21. But AB closed the first
AB nails first back-to-back wins after surviving Nursing, Grad School

AB nails first back-to-back wins after surviving Nursing, Grad School

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Basketball Team breezed past the College of Nursing (Nursing), 70-54, and repulsed the Graduate School (Grad School), 63-59, to boost its playoff bid in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games elimination round held last week at the P. Noval Gym. AB’s Paul Lopez and team captain Giuseppe Punzalan racked up 24 and 17 points, respectively, against Nursing to usher the Dapitan-based squad to its first win of the season. AB capitalized on a sloppy ball-handling from Nursing who gave away the ball six times in the final period. AB tallied 27 points in the fourth quarter, logging its highest scoring quarter this season, 20 of which came from the shaded area. Nursing, on the other hand, shot bricks from beyond, hitting just one out of its nine
STAND-UST’s only bet disqualified to run for ABSC polls

STAND-UST’s only bet disqualified to run for ABSC polls

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    THE SOLE candidate of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UST (STAND-UST) has been disqualified to run for president in the upcoming Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) elections. In a resolution released on March 31, the AB Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that STAND-UST’s standard bearer Rochel Ellen Bernido failed to submit one of the necessary documents for the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) as provided by the local poll body. “Ms. Bernido filed her certificate of candidacy before the Legal Division at 4:51 pm on March 27, 2017 under the banner of STAND-UST for the position of president. However, Ms. Bernido failed to submit a resignation letter to the Commission as the Thomasian Film Society’s (TFS) direct
Scarred, Scared, and Silent: Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment

Scarred, Scared, and Silent: Shedding Light on Sexual Harassment

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  A SECOND home is how students would usually perceive their schools and universities, a safe space where they are nurtured intel­lectually and socially before venturing out in the real world. However, beyond the four walls of the classroom there re­mains greater threats—and that includes sexual harassment. Recently, a Facebook post by a Geo Ce­lestino narrated how his sister, College of Fine Arts and Design junior Yssa Celes­tino was reportedly harassed by a fellow Thomasian while she was on board an FX going home. Celestino wrote that his sister took a blurred photo of her alleged molester and posted it on Twitter to raise aware­ness about sexual molesters lurking in public transport. However, Celestino claimed his sister was “bullied” by the Student Welfare and Deve
Thomasians urged to take a stand vs. Martial Law

Thomasians urged to take a stand vs. Martial Law

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“[THE DECLARATION of Martial Law] can happen, but only if you let it happen. ‘Pag pinabayaan niyong mangyari, ‘pag ‘di kayo kumilos, mangyayari.” This was the challenge of anti-Martial Law advocates to Thomasians in a forum held Feb. 24 in commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. Ana Elzy Ofreneo, Commission on Human Rights director for human rights promotion, said the youth should remember and act against what transpired during the Martial Law period, which she claimed to be a “horrible experience to everyone.” “Tyrants rule when the people are meek and silent. Marcos […] showed that [Martial Law] does not work as a model for development because as the saying goes, ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely,’” Ofreneo said. The youth played an important role
ABSC to revise 2 articles of constitution

ABSC to revise 2 articles of constitution

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters Student Council (ABSC) seeks to revise the provisions on Bill of Rights and Meetings of its constitution to strengthen the rights of Artlets and increase the liability of council officers. ABSC President Ysabela Gabrielle Marasigan told the Flame in an e-mail interview that the council is planning to revise Article IV (Bill of Rights) and Article IX (Meetings) because these are “integral parts to the main purpose of initiating [the call for a constitutional revision].” Article IV states the rights of Artlets to vote, to run for any elective position in the council, to obtain public information, to be heard, to have a prompt, proper and impartial disposition of his or her case, and to freely form and organize. ABSC intends to add the “right to di
ASSOC now a UNESCO-accredited club

ASSOC now a UNESCO-accredited club

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THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) Asian Studies Society (ASSOC) gained accreditation from the Philippine National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its projects that promote culture and education. ASSOC Vice President for External Affairs Monica Aligam said the accreditation will open more opportunities for the society and motivate them to organize programs that raise the awareness of the Filipino youth. “The accreditation can give ASSOC more opportunities to become exposed to the issues of society which can lead the students to be better citizens of the Philippines,” Aligam said. Aligam, who handled the society’s application, added that the similarities between the principles of ASSOC and UNESCO led to the society’