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Dab Castañeda
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…


Complaint against Chua dropped, public apology to follow
Straight News // August 20, 2016

In a hearing held last August 18, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary granted the Department of Activity Approval and Monitoring (DAAM)’s motion to dismiss the complaint against School of Economics Government (SEG) President Erielle Chua after the plaintiff and defendant arrived at an internal agreement. Following the motion, Chua is expected to release a…


Attuned to a sustainable earth: DLSU and the No Impact Experiment
News Feature // August 12, 2016

In the last year, the University’s Vision-Mission statement was modified to include the phrase “attuned to a sustainable Earth.” The move signifies DLSU’s renewed commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and protecting the environment. In 2010, all 16 Philippine Lasallian schools conducted a study on their carbon footprint. The largest contributor was transportation, which the…


Parties, candidates present platforms in MDA ‘16
General Elections Straight News // August 1, 2016

For this year’s General Elections (GE) season, political parties Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) presented their platforms in the Miting de Avance held last July 29 at the Gokongwei Lobby.     Tapat presidential bet Kevin Tan stated that he pushes for an undivided Lasallian community which will allow…


Of political superstitions and traditions
July 31, 2016

Over 30 years have passed since Santugon sa Tawag na   (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) first fielded candidates to run for the student council. Since then, the faces and personalities behind the parties have changed, but certain practices and customs have remained constant. For this year’s General Elections, The LaSallian takes a look…