Articles By
Gershon De La Cruz
Competing abroad: A closer look into student activities overseas
News Feature // January 16, 2019

The steady involvement of the University and its student organizations in international competitions continues to draw student participants. For the Model United Nations Society (MUNSoc), La Salle Debate Society (LSDS), and the Hult Prize delegation, much focus is given by senior organization members to ensure that their delegates and representatives are fully prepared and equipped…


OVPEA head appointed, presidential pardon changes rejected in LA session
Straight News // January 15, 2019

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held their first session of 2019 last January 14. With 21 representatives present, the session was presided by the new Chief Legislator, 71st ENG representative Stella Santos. The agendas discussed by the LA were the appointments for the Vice President for External Affairs and Batch Vice President for FAST2015, an open…


Regular adjustment extended amid special adjustment removal
News Feature // December 17, 2018

Last July, the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) announced that Special Adjustment passes that allowed students to enroll into classes during the first two days of the term was to be discontinued effective Term 1, AY 2018-2019. In place of this, regular adjustment was extended to last until the first week of Term 2,…


On rising fares and oil prices: The woes of public transportation
Straight News // December 16, 2018

Last October 17, the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved a petition by transport groups to increase the minimum fare from the previously set P8 to P10. The LTFRB had previously approved a provisional increase for jeepney fares last July, raising the minimum fare to P9, in response to a petition filed by…


Faculty, students, staff medaled in Gawad Lasalyano 2018
Straight News // November 27, 2018

De La Salle University honored its most outstanding faculty and students in this year’s Gawad Lasalyano ceremony held last November 23 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium. Gracing the ceremony were several distinguished guests, including the University President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC, University Chancellor Br. Bernard Oca FSC, distinguished alumni, heads of the various University offices,…


USG autonomy, meme influx, nat’l. elections among key points in Harapan 2018
Straight News // November 20, 2018

Candidates aiming for a seat in the University Student Government (USG) Special Elections (SE) went head-to-head in the Harapan SE Debate last November 17 at the Yuchengco Hall. In three rounds of discourse, representatives from political parties Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) presented their political stances, discussing pressing…


Social Democratic Youth representatives visit DLSU to observe USG elections
Straight News // November 18, 2018

Representatives from Akbayan Youth and Social Democratic Youth of Denmark (DSU) visited De La Salle University last November 16 to observe campaign week activities. In partnership with Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat), the representatives were welcomed with a campus tour and witnessed the room-to-room campaigns that were ongoing for the University Student Government Special Elections….


Lasallian Mission Week 2018: In celebration of values and virtues — Part 2
Straight News // November 14, 2018

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA), in the launching of its year-long commemoration of its centenary anniversary, filled the schedule of the Lasallian Mission Week (LMW) last November 9 with a series of talks hosted by its departments, and culminated with an evening program.     A century hence Among the hosted lectures was the…


Behind a research-intensive university: DLSU in World University Rankings
News Feature // November 8, 2018

The research efforts of De La Salle University (DLSU) were under the spotlight recently with the University’s inclusion in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, landing in the 801-1000 bracket of the world’s top academic institutions. DLSU is the only private Philippine university who made it into the list and one of…


Getting to know the University Chancellor: Br. Bernie Oca FSC
News Feature // October 28, 2018

Br. Bernie Oca FSC officially assumed chancellorship last September 1, following Dr. Robert Roleda’s decision to step down and go on a sabbatical leave. Fondly known by Lasallians as “Brother Bernie,” he will serve as University Chancellor while maintaining his position as President of De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ). In an interview with The…