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Cristina Francia
How AHRO took flight: The story of University Vision-Mission Week 2018
News Feature // June 20, 2018

Following nearly seven months of rigorous planning and preparation, University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) 2018 officially came to a close last Friday, June 8. Themed ‘AHRO: Aim High, Reach Out,’ this year’s celebration paid homage to the Lasallian core value of communion. The week-long event was the product of collaboration among the various sectors of the…


CLA President Watanabe suspended after Judiciary ruling on absences
News Feature // June 18, 2018

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) College President Aya Watanabe is faced with a one-week suspension, following an impeachment hearing held earlier today at the University Student Government (USG) office. Watanabe was initially on trial for impeachment on grounds of gross negligence after incurring five unexcused absences in the Activities Assembly (AA). However, after the defense…


Yes to Equality: USG, UP Babaylan hold mobilization in support of LGBTQ+
Straight News // May 26, 2018

As the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill makes its way through Senate, the University Student Government (USG), in cooperation with Babaylan of the University of the Philippines (UP), held “Yes to Equality,” a mobilization in support of the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, last May 25 at the Cory Aquino Democratic…


In support of the SOGIE Bill: How the USG, ACG, and PARADA are working towards gender equality
News Feature // April 27, 2018

With the decision of the House of Representatives to approve House Bill 4982 or the “Act Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE)”, DLSU continues to increase its efforts in supporting genuine gender equality and development. The formation of LGBTQ+ student-based organization PARADA and implementation of programs in…


Going Green: Working towards sustainability in the PH
News Feature // March 25, 2018

In 2014, the Philippines became the new Guinness World Record holder for most trees simultaneously planted in multiple locations within one hour. Over two million trees were planted by 122,168 volunteers in 29 different locations in Mindanao. The program, which was spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Mindanao Development Authority, has…


Federalism in the Philippine Context
National Situationer Straight News // March 15, 2018

Aside from his war against corruption and illegal drugs, one of the landmark aspects of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign is the shift to a federal government. Touted as the solution to the growing socio-economic divide between the capital and the far-flung regions of the Philippines, federalism aims to provide regions an equal playing field by…


Efforts on improving waste management, sewage treatment plants highlighted by administration
News Feature // February 27, 2018

As a premier institution of higher education in the Philippines, De La Salle University employs waste management and sewage treatment schemes that continually improve in order to provide better service to the Lasallian community. Improvement efforts were briefly discussed by Buildings and Grounds Management Office (BGMO) Director Mylene Grecia, Civil Works and Maintenance Civil and…


Unraveling DLSU’s new waste management plan
News Feature // January 6, 2018

As of March 2017, the Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) has implemented the Laboratory Hazardous Wastes Management Plan, following a series of screenings and consultations for the application of a standardized waste disposal protocol. Since his appointing as the University Pollution Control Officer, Myklim Casibang has aimed to create a plan that seeks to provide a…


DLSU freshman intake to normalize in 2018 as lean years come to an end
News Feature //

One of the major effects the K to 12 system had on the University was the reduction of freshman applicants starting AY 2016-2017, leading to the so-called “lean years”. During lean years, the student population is lower than the usual number due to the addition of levels in high schools around the Philippines. Although the…


Former Lasallite Japanese massacre survivor recounts moment of terror
News Feature // December 28, 2017

After remaining silent for over 70 years, a former Lasallite speaks up on his grievous experience during the massacre that happened in the Most Blessed Sacrament (MBS) chapel at the hands of the Japanese army. In an interview with The LaSallian, Fernando Vasquez-Prado, who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1961 from…