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Gershon De La Cruz
EU ambassador dissects European foreign policy in DLSU visit
Straight News // March 19, 2019

European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen visited DLSU last March 18 to host a talk titled European Union’s Common Foreign Policy at the Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room in Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Dr. Renato De Castro, a professor of the International Studies Department which also hosted the event, welcomed the visiting…


Student orgs raise ‘red tape’ concerns over University procurement process
News Feature // March 12, 2019

As of the Second Term of Academic Year 2017-2018, the University administration obliged student organizations to undergo the procurement process for sizeable transactions with external suppliers. This was done with the intention of promoting transparency and accountability in the financial practices that these groups entail. This, however, did not sit well with students. Officials from…


LEA 2019 launched in quest for outstanding Lasallians
Straight News //

Last March 11, the Lasallian Excellence Awards (LEA) was formally launched at The Verdure, fourth floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Spearheaded by the Council of Student Organizations (CSO), the event outlined the aims of the annual program and the featured awardees from previous years. The annual program kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony…


A cause for concern: On vaccines and measles outbreaks
Straight News // March 11, 2019

“[Measles] is a preventable disease. It seems to be that no one should die from a preventable disease, and yet people die from this,” Dr. Bien Nillos, a professor of the Behavioral Science Department, states in Filipino as he speaks with The LaSallian on the measles outbreak recently declared by the Department of Health (DOH)…


USG, Central Committee incur P364k loss from UnivWeek 2018
News Feature //

University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) 2018 was a disaster—financially, at least. The annual week-long event, held from June 1 to 9 last year, incurred a net loss of P364,268.36, as confirmed by both former University Student Government (USG) Vice President for Internal Affairs Brian Chen and UVMW 2018 Project Head Diego Santiago. Based on the income…


Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Award bestowed on Ressa, Bishop David
Straight News // February 27, 2019

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa were conferred this year’s Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Award at a formal awarding held last February 26 at The Verdure, fifth floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The former’s brother, University of the Philippines sociology professor and journalist Randy David, received the award on his…


DLSU holds vigil for press freedom, Rappler, DLS-CSB take part
News Feature // February 17, 2019

Last February 15, representatives from various University student groups and administration offices celebrated mass and gathered for a candle-lighting ceremony at the Pearl of Great Price Chapel and at the facade hall of St. La Salle Hall, respectively to uphold human rights and defend democracy. The vigil, which was organized by the Center of Social…


On the positive implications of the new HIV-AIDS law
News Feature // February 16, 2019

On December 20 of last year, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 11166 or the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act into law, effectively repealing RA 8504 or the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998. Under the new law, the government will implement a multi-sectoral approach in addressing the spread of the…


One year later: How do students feel about U Break?
News Feature // February 15, 2019

“Changes of schedule, we understand, will always be difficult because we get used to certain things, but we will adjust. Things are not permanent.” This was but one of many assurances former DLSU Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda shared in late 2017 after news broke that the controversial University Break (U Break) was approved by the…


Divided perspectives: Senatoriables tackle national issues in televised debate
National Situationer // February 12, 2019

After facing a panel of journalists in the first round of Debate 2019: GMA Network’s Senatorial Face-Off last February 9, the 21 aspiring senators were then paired off for short debates on 10 pressing national issues. Each candidate was given 45 seconds to explain why they were in favor or against the assigned topic, and…