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“Quiet on the set! Lights… Camera…. ACTION!”

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“Quiet on the set! Lights… Camera…. ACTION!”

Ano ang tunay na sukatan ng kasiyahan ng isang tao? 

CURTAIN CALL PRODUCTIONS, in cooperation with BOBBA JELLY TEA AND COFFEE, and in partnership with the CANCER WARRIORS FOUNDATION, INC., brings you

“PELUKA “

Starring: 
GIO ALVAREZ
JEWEL YU

GILBERT SALINAS
and
BERNARD CARRITERO

Tunghayan ang isa sa mga student short-film na handog ng mga 4th Year Communication Arts ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas para sa SINE REEL 2014. Makitawa, makiiyak at alamin ang tunay na kahulugan ng pagtanggap.

Kailan: Pebrero 17 (Lunes) mula 1 N.H. – 5 N.H
Pebrero 18 (Martes) mula 9 N.U. – 5 N.H.
Saan: Beato Angelico AVR 

Directed by: Carla Santos
Screenplay by: Dannielyn Zosa
Executive Producer: Ivana Bito
Associate Producer: Lia Neri 
Production Manager: Jerica dela Cruz 
Asst. Production Managers: Nadine Herrera & Preetika Mohinani
Director of Photography: Rachael Nathanielsz
Production Design: Maricris Perez 
Musical Score: Kim Nimrod Cruz
Editor: Jericho Antonio

SYNOPSIS:
“Tingin sa salamin, BONGGA!” – Ito ang araw-araw na bumubungad sa mga customer ng Familia Salon mula kay Shine, isang bading na hair stylist. Positibo, masayahin at paborito ng mga customer. Araw-araw ay iba-ibang disenyo ng wig ang kaniyang sinusuot na mula sa kaniyang koleksyon. Dahil sa pagkamasayahin ay tila wala itong dinadalang problema. Ngunit paano kung sa likod ng kaniyang bawat ngiti, bawat hirit at bawat halakhak ay may tinatago siyang kalungkutan at pagkukulang? Paano niya ito patuloy na itatago sa mga taong kanyang nakakasama?


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PRESS RELEASE: Teatro Tomasino closes 40th year with “Kasaray Duma”

Teatro Tomasino is set to close its 40th season with Kasaray Duma: Mga Supling ng Sigwa, a production slated from May 2 to 5 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium.

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Teatro Tomasino, the official university-wide theater guild of the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, closes its 40th season with Kasaray Duma: Mga Supling ng Sigwa, a production slated on May 2-5, 2018 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium of the UST Campus in España, Manila.

Guided by Banaag at Sikat, the theme for the theatrical year that encapsulates the organization’s brave pursuit of social awareness, truthful living, and enlightenment, Kasaray Duma: Mga Supling ng Sigwa is an apropos end to Teatro Tomasino’s ruby anniversary run.

A Tabsing Kolektib original penned by Palanca Award-winning writer, Eljay Castro Deldoc, Kasaray Duma: Mga Supling Ng Sigwa features the story of a proud island tribe threatened to be torn apart by greed, conflict, and a country that ignores their birthright, identity, and culture.

Using theater as its medium, Teatro Tomasino champions cultural and environmental preservation amongst its patrons through Kasaray Duma: Mga Supling ng Sigwa. With the production endorsed by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as part of its National Literature Month activities, the organization aims to open and promote the discourse on the place of Filipino ethnicity in a so-called progressive society.

To further this cause, Teatro Tomasino will donate a percentage of the production’s proceeds to Save Our Schools (SOS) Network, which works to build more schools for the Lumad people in Mindanao.

Teatro Tomasino’s staging is helmed by its alumnus, Arch. Carlos A. Buendia, Jr., who was also a former Artistic Director of the organization. He has previously worked with Castro in Para Kay B, the 2015 stage adaptation of the Ricky Lee novel of the same name.

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The showtimes for Kasaray Duma: Mga Supling Ng Sigwa are at 10 a.m, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 2 to 4, 2018, and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on May 5, 2018. Regular ticket price is PhP 200 but special discounts are offered for bulk purchases. For inquiries and reservations, please contact Sheila San Miguel (0947-268-7691) or Krystinn Ramos (0995-531-3542).

This stage production is partnered with Soundcheck, SkyJet Airlines, Trampoline Park and KFC Philippines. Visit Teatro Tomasino – UST on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter at @TeatroTomasino and Instagram at @teatrotomasino

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Media Contact:
JC Ribuyaco
Social Media Manager, Teatro Tomasino – Kasaray Duma
[email protected] | 0917-624-3604

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PRESS RELEASE: Uphold truth! Defend press freedom!

Student publications, writers and media organizations of the University stand together to condemn attacks on press freedom.

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Photo by Alecsandra Go/TomasinoWeb.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a joint statement of student publications, writers and media organizations of the University.

We, student publications, writers and media organizations of the University of Santo Tomas, strongly manifest our unity with other media organizations in condemning the Duterte administration’s efforts to stifle press freedom in the country.

While freedom of speech, expression, and the press is protected by our Constitution, it is alarming that President Rodrigo Duterte himself—who has repeatedly shown contempt for human rights, rule of law, and checks and balances—is now going after the free press to silence and intimidate critics of his administration.

The revocation of Rappler’s certificate of registration by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the banning of their reporter from Malacañang is the latest and most blatant attack on press freedom—and it seems that these would not be the last.

Aside from Rappler, President Duterte also lambasted and threatened to order the closure of ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer during his Second State of the Nation Address for supposed biased reportage. The license renewal of at least 54 radio stations operated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, a staunch critic of the administration, is being blocked in the House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, President Duterte’s support for pro-administration bloggers by their appointment to key government positions is a blatant ploy to allow them to manipulate public opinion and suppress dissent by spreading disinformation, attacking journalists online, and discrediting the media.

Despite the formation of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, the culture of impunity against journalists in the country still continues. It is perpetuated by none other than President Duterte himself, who has verbally assaulted journalists, catcalled female reporters and claimed corrupt journalists deserved to be killed.

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders declared the Philippines the “deadliest country” in Asia for journalists after recording four journalist killings in 2017. Local media groups such as the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism recorded the killings of six journalists in the first 16 months of the Duterte administration, along with eight attempted murders and death threats, and six major cases of threats from local officials and pro-administration bloggers.

Even the campus press is not safe from the state’s attacks: The College Editors Guild of the Philippines denounced last October the military and police surveillance, harassment, intimidation, and red-tagging of several member publications in Bicol, and several other campus journalists and activists.

Pro-administration blogger and Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has publicly attacked the editors of Ateneo de Manila University’s Matanglawin for lampooning her in their satirical issue by posting their personal details on her Facebook page, making them vulnerable to online harassment.

IN THESE CRUCIAL TIMES WHEN OUR FREEDOMS ARE BEING ATTACKED AND THREATENED, WE, CAMPUS JOURNALISTS, WRITERS, AND MEDIA PRACTITIONERS, MUST STAND AND FIGHT TO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS.

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We loudly decry President Duterte’s attacks on the press and the administration’s attempts to discredit the media with its active support in spreading online disinformation.

We strongly demand an end to the culture of impunity and violence against journalists and media workers in the country, and we will continue to seek justice for journalists killed in the line of duty.

We vehemently resist efforts to close down media outlets and organizations, which are nothing but blatant acts to stifle press freedom and silence dissent in the country.

To this end, we will continue to uphold the freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and the democratic rights of students, the youth, and the Filipino people in the face of an increasingly authoritarian regime.

We will continue to serve the people and stand for freedom, democracy, and most importantly, veritas: the truth.


INITIAL LIST OF SIGNATORIES

Amierielle Anne Bulan
Editor-in-Chief
The Varsitarian

Philip Jamilla
Executive Editor
TomasinoWeb

Noelle Aetana Malagkit
Chief Communications Officer
TOMCAT

Joshua Carl Palomera
President
Thomasian Writers Guild

Mikkah Factor
Editor-in-Chief
The Flame

Mary Joy Abalos
Editor-in-Chief
La Stampa Tomasino

Ristel Mae Tagudando
Editor-in-Chief
The Purple Gazette

Patricia Lee Yanga
President
UST Journalism Society

Neal Andreu Tayco
President
UST Literary Society

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AIESEC UST presents the Global Youth Leadership Fair

AIESEC in the University of Santo Tomas in line with Youth Leadership Month proudly brings you the Global Youth Leadership Fair.

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AIESEC in the University of Santo Tomas in line with Youth Leadership Month proudly brings you the Global Youth Leadership Fair – a day full of opportunities, full of leadership experiences, developing every aspect of being a leader and putting everything in a global perspective.

With 2015 as a milestone year for the Philippines, the focus of Youth Leadership Month for the year is to forward Youth Leadership as a relevant contributor to creating a globally competitive and world-class Philippines.

GYLF is a one-day event that aims to impart a global mindset to the Thomasian Community and the Filipino Youth in developing them to become globally competitive, world-class leaders.

Discussions and activities will be centered on key topics of social entrepreneurship and innovation, social awareness and involvement: the role of the youth in the society and developing leadership through travelling.

This event is happening on the 20th of March 2015 at the Quadricentennial Square from 11AM – 7PM!

So, join us and reach beyond your limits because it all starts with YOUth! Join the movement!

Facebook: USTGYLF
Twitter: USTGYLF
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/930908156927528/

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