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Ramon Castañeda
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…


Candidates present platforms in Special Elections MDA
Special Elections Straight News // October 18, 2015

Candidates vying for a position in the University Student Government (USG) presented their platforms during the Miting de Avance (MDA) held last October 16 at the Amphitheater. After a distastrous turnout in the last General Elections (GE) held earlier this year, candidates from political parties Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng…