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LitSoc, TPSF condemn lowering age of criminal liability

LitSoc, TPSF condemn lowering age of criminal liability

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN LITERATURE and political science students from the Faculty denounced the House Justice Committee initiative to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from 15 years old to 9 years old. House Bill No. 8858 was approved on its third and final reading on Monday, amending the age of “social responsibility” from 15 to 12 years old. The UST Literary Society (LitSoc) claimed in a statement on Saturday that lowering the MACR is “utterly pointless” and will not solve problems plaguing the Filipino youth, regardless of whether they are 12 or 9 years old. “[I]n fact, lowering the MACR only worsens these problems especially in a time when the youth has suffered much at the hands of [a] state whose only policy seems to be ‘kill, kill, kill,’”...
AB socs condemn “red-tagging” of UST

AB socs condemn “red-tagging” of UST

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO SEVERAL SOCIETIES from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) denounced the inclusion of the University (UST) in the military’s list of 18 schools allegedly involved in a rumored ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., assistant deputy chief of staff for operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), alleged that students from certain Metro Manila universities have been enjoined by the Communist Party of the Philippines to take part in a destabilization plot dubbed “Red October." In separate statements released Thursday, the Sociological Society (USTSS), Literary Society (LitSoc), and The Political Science Forum (TPSF) decried the AFP’s accusation. “The AFP’s list is not a mere attack on the University...
Youth urged to work together to change society

Youth urged to work together to change society

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TO CONTRIBUTE to nation-building and end apathy, the youth must unite and create changes in the society by spreading awareness and taking stand on various issues. This was the challenge of speakers from different universities to Artlets during DANAS: The 4th UST Literary Society Social Issues Seminar on ‘Nation’-Building and Liberation held April 19 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex. "You have to work together with other people. It’s about amplifying your impact. Please join other people in their causes, take comfort, knowing that you are not alone in this battle because it’s not an easy one," said Nathania Chua, a professor from the Ateneo de Manila University. Tackling the current administration’s “war on drugs” that has seen the deaths of thousands of people, Chua reco...
Educator slams media’s portrayal of women

Educator slams media’s portrayal of women

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  MEDIA'S REPRESENTATION of women is limited only to the roles of mothers and wives, leaving out the real problem they face in the society, a professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman told Artlets in a forum held Tuesday. Bernadette Villanueva Neri, deputy director of UP Center for Women's and Gender Studies Training, Outreach, and Extension Program, said women are being “misinterpreted” in the media. “Nais ipakilala ang kababaihan sa media, sa patalastas, at sa pelikula, bilang mga ina, bilang asawa […] at [ang mga] babaeng martir ay biktima, mahina,” Neri said. Citing soap advertisements in Philippine television, Neri said even commercials do not portray the real situation of the majority of women in the country, who experience physical abuse. ...
Educators defend humanities, slam neoliberalism

Educators defend humanities, slam neoliberalism

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UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS told Artlets that the growing influence of neoliberalism in the educational system puts in peril the humanities subjects that teach Filipino culture and national awareness to tertiary students. Filipino language advocate Crizel Sicat-De Laza said humanities subjects like Philippine Government and Constitution, Philippine History, and literature are being removed in the new curriculum because they are "anti-neoliberal." “Ito sana ‘yung mga subject na kung saan pwede nating bigyan ng espasyo ‘yung pagkatuto hinggil sa kamalayan sa lipunan,” De Laza said in a seminar titled Danas held at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium. “Bakit tayo magtataka kung bakit ang daming batang nagtatanong kung bakit nakaupo si Apolinario Mabini sa Heneral Luna? Tatan...