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Ramon Castañeda
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…


Head to head
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…