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11th USTV Awards highlights ‘role of social media’

April 17, 2015, 4:56 p.m. - THIS YEAR'S installment of the annual USTV Awards introduced five new awards to recognize the impact of social media among the youth.

With the theme “A New Beginning: The Youth Shaping Modern Media for Veritas," USTV continued to seek values-laden programs and personalities.

“We founded the USTV with the thought that if the youth [learn to examine correctly], ‘di na sila manunuod ng mali,” said Fr. Isidro Abaño, founder of USTV and director of the UST Museum, in his opening remarks at the Plaza Mayor Thursday.

Will capital punishment be revived?

AMID rising criminality in Metro Manila and across the country, the death penalty is again being revived in Congress.

Statistics from the Philippine National Police showed there was a 17 percent increase in crime incidence from January to May 2014 at 289,198 cases, from last year’s 245,347.

Index crimes, or crimes which are “serious in nature and occur with sufficient frequency,” have recorded a 19 percent increase so far this year. Index crimes include murder, homicide, and rape.

“These past years, without a death penalty, we have become a virtual wild. Criminals have more fun in the Philippines,” minority Senator Vicente Sotto III said in a privilege speech last Sept. 24.

Thomasian artists honor Benavides

SELECTED alumni of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) mounted some of their artworks in Benavides II as they celebrated the “good life,” from July 25 to August 20, in Taguig.

Eric Cachero, Rey de Guzman, Jaime de los Santos, Pedro Garcia II, Ninoy Lumboy, Noli Vicedo and Joe Datuin collectively call themselves as the Benavides Art Group, inspired from the Spanish phrase “Buena Vides,” which means the good life in English.

The artists used their own respective medium but were united in their mission to promote “goodness, beauty and truth” through their compositions.

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