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What could be inside Tito Sotto’s brain?

If you ask me how Eat Bulaga host (since netizens find it no more fitting to call him ‘Senator’) Tito Sotto got into the senate, the answer would be a clear-cut “na-ano lang.” Today, during the appointment hearing of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, the …

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AdDU student places 5th in Bar exams

For the 10th time in the 52 years of the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) College of Law, a student has topped the 2016 Philippine Bar examinations. Justin Ryan Morilla, a 24-year-old student from Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat, placed fifth in what is considered as one of the most competitive professional licensure …

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Ate Beng

Inside the crammed Atenews office hangs a large portrait of a young lady. It has been with the student publication for more than a decade, displayed on one of its walls as if to give her a perfect view of the clattered papers, the busy computer screens, and the student …

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Justice, human rights highlighted in 5th Philo Rally

Continuing the “celebration of ideas” for five years now, the Philosophers’ Rally last March 11 at the Finster Auditorium featured students who discussed their papers regarding this year’s theme: justice and human rights. After a screening period, ten students were selected to present their papers that talk about various topics …

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They hear us, but they don’t listen

Almost every year, a number of Ateneo de Davao students oppose the increase of their tuition. Dissatisfied with the limited pool of students who are invited to the consultation on every increase, they oftentimes demand for a more genuine conversation. While this is sometimes granted by the administration, it appears …

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AdDU to hold TOFI consultation, invites only five students

In Memorandum No. 2017-001 released last January 4, University President Joel Tabora announced that the Multi-Sectoral Committee will hold a series of consultation this January 21 regarding the proposed tuition and fee increase for Academic Year 2017-2018. According to the memorandum, Academic Vice-President Gina Montalan will serve as chair. Aside …

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COMELEC to announce SCB polls candidates

The official candidates to the 2017 SAMAHAN Central Board (SCB) general election will be announced this Monday, Jan. 9, during the election launching at the Arrupe Hall, activity period. According to a list provided by the Ateneo de Davao Commission on Elections (COMELEC), 22 students filed their candidacy today, Jan. …

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COCOPEA opposes senate bills granting free tuition in SUCs

Ateneo de Davao University President Fr. Joel Tabora has published in his blog today the official statement of the Coordinating Council for Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) against legislative proposals seeking to make tuition fees free for Filipino students enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs). “The Coordinating Council for Private …

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A hero’s grave for a mass murderer’s body

They have buried the body, secretly, while the country was still grieving the Supreme Court’s decision. They have buried Marcos, but let us not do the same thing with our memories, because history is not a corpse we bury. It lives. It breathes. And if only history had hands, then …

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