THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters placed first in the Spanish Declamation contest sponsored by the Department of Languages last Dec. 11 at the St. Albertus Magnus Auditorium.

Manuel Ramon Amanse brought home the gold medal for the piece “Invocacion a Jose Rizal” (Invocation to Jose Rizal). At second and third places were College of Science’s Ace Bryan Cabral for “Mi Caida” (My Downfall) and Faculty of Sacred Theology’s Lindon Michael Villarante for “El Silencio–Senda de la Sabiduria” (The Silence–Pathway of the Learned).

Meanwhile, contestants from the Faculty of Sacred Theology and the College of Commerce placed first in the English and Filipino oratorical contests last Dec. 4 and 5 at the St. Albertus Magnus Auditorium.

Seminarian Carmelo Estores placed first, while Faculty of Pharmacy’s Kristoffer Wilsan Restauro, and AB’s Dennis Ligsay ranked second and third in the English Category.

On the other hand, Commerce student Gisella Cruz was adjudged best orator in the Filipino category. Pharmacy’s Regalado Valerio, Jr., and AB’s Katherine Olivar placed second and third.

The oratorical contest had the theme, “The Thomasian Today and His Path Towards 2011.” Teodoro Lorenzo A. Fernandez

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