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General Elections // July 28, 2016

The biggest spotlight during the General Elections (GE) season is on the candidates running for positions in the Executive Board (EB). The five highest positions in the entire University Student Government (USG) need to be filled and those vying for these positions carry an enormous weight on their shoulders as they strive to bring their…


In Review: DLSU and the Anti-Hazing Law (RA 8049)
In Review News Feature // July 16, 2016

Last May 15, Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Honorario Guanlao dismissed the case against 12 members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity involved in the death of Guillo Servando, a sophomore student of De La Salle – College of St. Benilde (CSB). In his resolution, Guanlao stated that the prosecution failed to provide evidence that…


In retrospect: Six years of under “Daang Matuwid”
News Feature // June 29, 2016

In a matter of days, incumbent President Benigno Aquino III will step down from his post at the Malacañang Palace to make way for his successor President-elect Rodrigo Duterte as the 17th President of the Philippines. In his last State of the Nation Address (SONA), Aquino highlighted the country’s economic progress for the last five…


Newly renovated bathrooms reopen in DLSU
Straight News // April 7, 2016

The ground floor bathrooms of Miguel Hall, St. Joseph Hall, and Velasco Hall have officially been reopened for use since the first week of January this year, after they were closed as early as June 30 for renovations that spanned between September and December last year. In a help desk announcement sent by the Office…


On the Senior High School system, curriculum
For your information News Feature // February 28, 2016

Since the University’s announcement regarding the opening of the Senior High School (SHS) last September, interested students have applied to grab the opportunity to study at the Manila campus. With yet another milestone, DLSU continues to prepare for the welcoming of the new batch of Lasallians when the Senior High School’s opens officially on June…


DLSU-ECT unveils new Eco Cars
Straight News // February 22, 2016

The De La Salle University – Eco Car Team (DLSU-ECT) unveiled their two eco cars, Archer and Delta, last February 4 at the Corazon Aquino Democratic Grounds. The twin eco cars will be competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2016 to be hosted in the country. Now on their sixth year with over 30 members,…


Special Elections end successfully amid various drawbacks
Special Elections Straight News // November 24, 2015

“We would not be able to achieve a successful election without the combined effort from all the parties involved.” This is the sentiment of DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chair Giunell Flores on the 2015 University Student Government (USG) Special Elections. The Special Elections was held in light of the dismal voter turnout in the…


Judiciary finds Laqui not guilty, drops all charges
Straight News // November 12, 2015

During a court hearing held on November 11, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary found former EXCEL2015 Batch President and current Executive Treasurer Zed Laqui not guilty on the grounds of gross negligence of duty. A preliminary hearing for the case filed by undergraduate student Norben Sagun Jr. against Laqui was held last October 28 on…


Second impeachment case vs. Laurel found with merit
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In a preliminary hearing held on November 11, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary found an impeachment case filed against former Executive Treasurer Rupert Laurel meritorious on grounds of gross negligence of duty and illegal disbursement of funds. As such, the court will proceed to a hearing on a date still to be determined. The…


Impeachment case filed against Laqui found with merit
Straight News // October 29, 2015

In a preliminary hearing held yesterday evening, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary found merit in the charges pressed against outgoing EXCEL2015 Batch President Zed Laqui on the grounds of gross negligence of duty. In last week’s pre-hearing, the court also ruled that the complaints filed against incumbent Vice President for External Affairs Mae Mae…