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Ramon Castañeda
Journalists, supporters stand with Rappler amid Maria Ressa arrest
National Situationer Straight News // February 14, 2019

“No amount of legal cases, black propaganda, and lies can silence Filipino journalists who continue to hold the line.” This was a statement quoted from Maria Ressa, Chief Executive Officer of Rappler, who was arrested late afternoon on February 13 by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) due to her alleged connection to a cyber…


CAO groups sweep Asia Pacific Arts Festival 2019 dance, music divisions
News Feature // January 22, 2019

De La Salle University’s Culture and Arts Office (CAO) groups, namely the La Salle Dance Company-Street (LSDC-Street), De La Salle Innersoul, and the DLSU Chorale, finished gold in their respective categories in the Asia Pacific Arts Festival (APAF) 2019 held last January 20 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This year’s festival highlights included an…


Twenty seven years in the making: On the graft case of Imelda Marcos
National Situationer News Feature // January 14, 2019

Last November 9, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos was convicted of seven counts of graft and corruption by the Sandiganbayan for funneling roughly $200-million—meant to be used as public funds—to offshore Swiss bank accounts during her tenure as the Governor of Metro Manila in the 1970s. Marcos was first indicted by the anti-graft court in…


Putting out the fire
Opinion // January 11, 2019

There are a lot of things in life that come and go easily. There are also some, no matter how hard we try, that just would not let us be. To me, one of those would be the emotional trauma left by all the bullying I’ve experienced, most especially in elementary. All the while, I…


Lasallian Business Study Tour, noncompliance with University processes prompt BCG suspension
News Feature // December 17, 2018

Last October 14, students were met with a surprise when the Business College Government (BCG) officially announced through its social media pages that it was on hiatus, and that in its place, the Associate Dean of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) would step in as the unit in charge of addressing…


LSDC-Folk’s Gunita: A deepening and strengthening of cultural heritage
Writer's recap // December 2, 2018

Craft. Technique. Elegance. It was indeed a night worth remembering; an aesthetically pleasing array of performances that when witnessed, definitely adheres to one’s mind. The group of artistically inclined individuals that is the La Salle Dance Company-Folk (LSDC-Folk) showcased phenomenal performances of folk and tribal dances in Gunita, a celebration of their sixth year anniversary,…


Green technologies, social impact of Lasallian inventions spotlighted in DITECH 2018
Straight News // November 24, 2018

Kicked off last November 22 to 23 at the Cory Aquino Democratic Grounds, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Innovation and Technology (DITECH) Fair highlighted the conceptual designs and prototypes of professionals and students alike. On its sixth year, DITECH boasted its theme of Green Technologies→Social Impact, which aimed to emphasize on the possible areas…


#NeverNovember protest against Imelda held at People Power Monument
National Situationer // November 20, 2018

Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) was spared from rallies and protests held against the Duterte administration in the recent months. Although last Saturday, November 18, opposition groups staged a protest dubbed as #NeverNovember in front of the People Power Monument to commemorate the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga…


Collateral damage
Opinion // November 15, 2018

Triggers can be found everywhere; it’s in conversations among peers, in popular media, and even in classroom discussions. It can be difficult to handle stimuli that hit you. They become dangerous when mishandled, as the problem not just lies in social cues, or in the definitive measurement of sensitivity and the lack thereof. Unpleasant thoughts…


LA OKs RVRCOB Student Consultative Body, bares USG budget concerns in session
Straight News // November 10, 2018

Deviating from the usual schedule, a Legislative Assembly (LA) Session was held last November 9 to discuss resolutions for the amendment of the Special Elections (SE) Code, the approval of the University Student Government (USG) budget allocation for the academic year, amendments to the USG Executive Treasurer’s Manual, the establishment of the Student Consultative Body…