Articles By
Danielle Aglubat
Judiciary rules CLA College President Watanabe not guilty of charges
News Feature // June 24, 2018

Reports from Roselin Manawis, Christina Francia, and Maxine Ferrer   College of Liberal Arts (CLA) President Aya Watanabe was ruled not guilty of gross negligence following a retrial for the impeachment regarding alleged unexcused absences held last Friday, June 22,  at the University Student Government (USG) Office Session Hall. As per judicial decision, Watanabe is…


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…


DLSU, UTP sign MOA for exchange opportunities
Straight News // May 24, 2018

The Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE), with the support of University Chancellor Dr. Robert C. Roleda, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) regarding the establishment of providing undergraduate and graduate student exchange programs, yesterday at the Villavicencio Board Room, 15th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Facilitated by the faculty and…


Role of private sectors and financial intermediaries in ADB’s energy sector investments
News Feature // May 22, 2018

One of the major topics the Annual Meeting aims to cover is mobilizing private sector resources in meeting Asia’s huge infrastructure needs. The civil society panel discussed several ways to improve ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) implementation of “safeguards compliance and commitment to informative disclosure.” The Civil Society Panel session include Asian People’s Movement…


Shrinking democratic space in Asia and the challenge of ensuring environmental and social safeguards in large-scale infrastructures
News Feature //

Challenges involving the implementation of the ADB Safeguard Policy statement was one of the key points explored along with ensuring the vital role of civil society in promoting environmental and social safeguards. Present in the forum are speakers from various regions: ADB Policy Coordinator Annabel Perreras, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center Executive Director Norly…


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…


In_Pact Asia Forum 2018: An avenue for innovation and inclusion
News Feature // April 20, 2018

Reports from Cristina Francia   This year’s Innovation Inclusive Impact (In_Pact) Asia Forum was launched on April 13 at the Multipurpose Hall, at the fiftth floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Organized by De La Salle—College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Hub Innovation for Inclusion (HiFi), and…


A Lasallian startup success story: Gero Tan Seng’s solar energy
News Feature // April 14, 2018

Aside from being a research-based University, De La Salle University is also an institution that offers courses and programs that develop and equip aspiring entrepreneurs to build their business. The Lasallian community is more engaged in this field than ever. The number of students creating and developing their own products through startup projects increased throughout…


On dealing with change: Student organizations and the impact of the U Break Shift
News Feature // March 31, 2018

To prevent delays caused by frequent Monday class suspensions in past trimesters, the University adopted a Tuesday to Friday regular class schedule for the second term of AY 2017-2018. The University Break (U Break) shift was initially proposed during a town hall meeting organized by University Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda last October 6, 2017, and…


Admin rules out reimbursement to avoid financial negligence
News Feature // March 25, 2018

Reports from Ryan Lim   One recurring problem faced by organizations and offices in the University is financing projects and events. Cases of carelessness in certain transactions have occurred in many student organizations, specifically when it comes to reimbursement. Until recently, however, this issue was typically overlooked. As established in the current Student Activities Manual,…