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Dab Castañeda
How DLSU students perceive Duterte’s 2nd SONA
National Situationer Straight News // August 31, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 24. The LaSallian looks into the insights of DLSU students on the address. While Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed some key developments in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA), analysts from various news organizations cite how the president mostly…


Upholding women’s rights on National Women’s Month
Straight News // April 26, 2017

In worldwide observance of International Women’s Day held annually on March 8, the National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) was commemorated throughout the month of March in the Philippines. The theme for this year, “WE Make Change Work For Women,” marks the first celebration under the current administration, which aims to highlight “partnership for change and…


64.4 percent of Lasallians against death penalty – USG LA survey
News Feature // March 6, 2017

Since President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign trail, he has been highly vocal about his support for the re-imposition of the death penalty and bringing his “tough stance” against criminality to the national scene. Although there has been a temporary stop on the war on drugs to tackle “corruption in the police force,” talks on bringing back…


Pasinaya 2017: Palabas at Palihan
Feature Writer's recap // February 13, 2017

Every February, the Philippines opens its arms to art as month-long celebrations for National Arts Month commence. The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), high hand in art and culture, doesn’t hold back in its festivities to promote the celebration and appreciation of all art forms. Pasinaya, the biggest multi-arts festival in the country, is…


In review: DLSU research grants and external support
Straight News // December 19, 2016

Research projects conducted in DLSU are annually allocated with funds in accordance with the University’s research objectives. Some research projects, however, require very high budget allocations due to a number of factors, one of which is the researchers’ aim to become highly competitive in terms of the processes and tools utilized.   In another look…


USG Ombudsman reinstatement in planning stage
Straight News // November 30, 2016

Unknown to many younger students, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary branch had an ombudsman before who acted as an investigator of anomalies and constitutional violations in different units of the USG. One of the ombudsman’s key functions was to file cases against negligent USG officers in behalf of the students and present the evidences…


NLCC courses to be primed this academic year
News Feature // November 28, 2016

The New Lasallian Core Curriculum (NLCC), which is set for full implementation by academic year (AY) 2018-2019, is the University’s variant of the new General Education Curriculum (GEC) required by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The new GEC was formed in line with the K-12 program. The framework committee served as the implementing body…


Addressing availability, convenience: E-journals and other library services
News Feature // October 22, 2016

As one of the most productive research universities in the Philippines, DLSU prides itself in producing competitive professionals in the field of research. To provide more accessible references and resources to both the faculty and students, the University Library offers a multitude of online journals through the DLSU website.   Accessing MyLibrary accounts MyLibrary, the…


LA elects leaders anew in first session
Straight News // September 15, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held its first session for this academic year last September 14 at A702. During the session, this year’s Chief Legislator, Majority Floor Leader, and Minority Floor Leader were elected. The session adjourned with Janine Angelo (IV, BS-IT) elected as the new Chief Legislator for the current academic year,…


Looking into DLSU’s NSTP programs: On modified NSTP and ensuring students’ security and safety
September 13, 2016

Every year, hundreds of Lasallians are required to take the National Service Training Program (NSTP) pursuant to Republic Act No. 9163 or the NSTP Act of 2001. Recognizing the youth’s role in nation building, the act mandates that all tertiary level students be required to take NSTP as a requisite for graduation. For Lasallians, two…