NewsUST FMA screens Filipino-made martial arts documentary Published 8 years ago on October 14, 2012By TomasinoWeb Share Tweet THE UST Filipino Martial Arts Group (FMA) held its first Filipino-produced martial arts documentary screening in Albertus Magnus auditorium last September 29. The documentary “The Bladed Hand” tells the nature of the “Eskrima” and its global impact in the world of martial arts. Producer and director Jay Ignacio geared the film to introduce the origins of the “Eskrima,” from the practices and clans, to its involvement in shaping other foreign martial arts, and lastly, how it caught even the attention of Hollywood choreography. Ignacio wanted to dedicate his work as a tribute to the legacy of the most well-known modern practitioner, “Tatang” Ilustrisimo, of whom many modern FMA practitioners revere to this day. Ignacio also said his other inspiration in making this film were the fellow Filipino Martial Arts practitioners he met. He wanted to share the passion with present and to-be enthusiasts and express his love for Filipino culture and martial arts. Just in its first year, UST FMA is the first university-wide student organization that focuses on the proliferation, enlightenment, and teaching of the art known as Kali, Eskrima, or Arnis.By Miguel Luis M. GalangComments Related Topics:20122012-2013academic yeareskrimamartial artsNewssoccThomasiantomasinowebtomwebUniversity of Santo TomasustUST Filipino Martial Arts Groupust tomasinowebuste You may like #Quarantrends: What took over the internet amidst the quarantine Media profs, students decry House ‘murder’ of ABS-CBN UST releases ‘new normal’ FAQs page News‘Duterte regime falls deaf to people’s cries’ –CSC, LSCs Central Student Council (CSC), along with the Local Student Councils (LSC), denounced President Duterte’s lack of COVID-19 response roadmap in his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address yesterday, July 27. Published 2 weeks ago on July 28, 2020By Brin Isaac Carmina Beatriz Dizon/TomasinoWebCentral Student Council (CSC), along with the Local Student Councils (LSC), denounced President Duterte’s lack of COVID-19 response roadmap in his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address yesterday, July 27. MUST-READ: UST CENTRAL AND LOCAL STUDENT COUNCILS' UNITY STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS 2020#SONA2020#SONAgKaisa#WakaSONA2020 pic.twitter.com/U8Ykom7b2H— UST Central Student Council (@UST_CSC) July 27, 2020“As we reflect upon the state of our nation, so stands our responsibility to address incompetence, the lack of national response from the administration in implementing the need for mass testing and systematic protocols in containing the virus, and its blatant value for militarization over medical solutions,” CSC’s said in a unity statement released yesterday. The councils demanded accountability from public officials such as Senator Kiko Pimentel, NCRPO chief Debold Sinas, and Malacañang spokesperson Harry Roque. They also called on lawmakers who created “rushed laws that impede fundamental humans rights and freedom of speech.”‘This is not how democracy works’ As Thomasians, the council expressed that they “could no longer sit idly” and watch the government compromise and abuse the country’s freedom. “As President Duterte falls deaf towards the cries of his people, his self-serving and personal interests prevail,” CSC said. According to them, this is not how democracy works. “[I]t is our utmost responsibility that we use our voice to speak for the silenced and oppressed,” the council said. “[W]e will embody the resistance and furbish our strength until it extends to the majority of our fellow Filipinos, the true cradle of our sovereignty,” the council added. Paolo Alejandrino READ Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the CityComments Continue ReadingNewsYouth groups, student leaders file 14th plea vs anti-terror law The University’s Central Student Council (CSC), along with different youth groups and student leaders, filed a petition that questions the unconstitutionality of the Anti-Terror Law (ATL) before the Supreme Court yesterday, July 23. Published 2 weeks ago on July 24, 2020By Paolo Alejandrino Carmina Beatriz Dizon/TomasinoWebThe University’s Central Student Council (CSC), along with different youth groups and student leaders, filed a petition that questions the unconstitutionality of the Anti-Terror Law (ATL) before the Supreme Court yesterday, July 23. “Members of these organizations continue to experience red-tagging, harassment, and intimidation from security forces for actively engaging in protests and different forms of advocacy work and for speaking out on the current administration’s policies,” their statement read.The petition was filed by Atty. Dino de Leon on behalf of 16 youth organizations “to protect their members and their fellow youth from the dangerous provisions of the Act.” CSC, which was represented by Arts and Letters student Therese Ifurung, was joined by De La Salle University Student Government, Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila, University of the Philippines – Diliman University Student Council, National Union of Students of the Philippines, Student Council Alliance of the Philippines.Other youth-led and youth-serving organization co-petitioners were Kabataang Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatan, Youth for Human Rights and Democracy, Youth Act Now Against Tyranny, Millennials PH, Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan, Good Gov PH, Youth Strike 4 Climate Change Philippines, Liberal Youth of the Philippines, Aksyon Kabataan, La Salle Debate Society.Earlier petitions were filed by a coalition of university law professors, human rights groups, labor unions, partylist blocs, constitutional framers Christian Monsod and Felicitas Arroyo, and retired justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio-Morales. Another petition is expected to be filed yesterday from the Bangsamoro sector, which is set to bring the total number of petitions to 15.Comments Continue ReadingNewsTake part in SONA protest, student council presidents urge University of Santo Tomas student leaders, along with different national organizations, urged the youth to participate in the nationwide protest for the incoming fifth State of the Nation Address of President Duterte on July 27. Published 3 weeks ago on July 20, 2020By TomasinoWeb Screengrab from SONAgKAISAng Kabataan sa Paglaban press conferenceUniversity of Santo Tomas student leaders, along with different national organizations, urged the youth to participate in the nationwide protest for the incoming fifth State of the Nation Address of President Duterte on July 27. “It is imperative that we take a stand on the different social issues that our country is currently facing,” Artlets Student Council acting president Paolo Jericho Manuel said during a webinar today, June 20.Manuel said that democracy, development, and justice are compromised right now due to the government’s incompetence and misplaced priorities, citing the 11,000 ABS-CBN workers who lost their jobs and the signing of the “vague” Anti-Terrorism Act into law. Manuel stressed that there is an urgent need for government action in addressing the problem with the accessibility of education.Department of Education records showed that six million students from last year failed to enroll for the incoming academic year 2020-2021. ‘Evil move’ Central Student Council president Robert Dominic Gonzales called on the youth to stay vigilant in this time of injustices. Gonzales said that the passing of the Anti-Terrorism Law is an “evil move” by the government to silence its critics. “We will still be haunted by the horrors that this administration has caused,” he said. Gonzales also lauded the sacrifice of the frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic and encouraged the public to protect and support them. The webinar, “SONAgKAISAng Kabataan sa Paglaban,” was organized by the Youth Act Now Against Tyranny (YANAT). 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