Articles By
Althea Gonzales
Practice what you preach
Opinion // August 23, 2017

It’s election season again, and just as candidates and their political parties have started to mark their territories with tarpaulins, standees, and other campaign materials, so has the student body been able to witness various efforts at mudslinging, in hopes of tainting the other party’s name and reputation, as well as stories from students (and even faculty…


Santugon, Tapat hit with controversies amid election campaign period
July 17, 2017

Students took to the Facebook group DLSU Profs to Pick (Official) to express their sentiments on the University Student Government (USG) General Elections this year. Several issues were brought to light as screenshots of exclusive group chats and allegations of corruption surfaced online during the campaign period. Both political parties Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat)…


Tasteless and trivializing
Opinion // May 1, 2017

Imagine this: a daughter, coming home to the province, on board the bus, stuck on the highway. A trip that should have taken 2 hours at most has stretched 15 minutes past, then 30. Her phone rings, and she awakens from her nap. It’s her mother on the other end. “Did you feel that?” the…


Commentary: Bullying is not OK
Straight News // March 11, 2017

Disciplinary cases can be exhausting. They can last for months on end and filing one does not actually guarantee justice will be served nor does it ensure that the aggrieved will receive resolution. The process is quite a long one, and one that requires the complaining party to go through a series of steps of…


The problematic tax
Opinion // February 3, 2017

Just recently, House Bill No. 4723 or “An Act Imposing Excise Tax on Cosmetic Products, Amended for the Purpose Section 150 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as Amended” was submitted to Congress. Many netizens took to social media to express their discontent for the proposed 10 to 30 percent tax to be…


Drawing the Line
Opinion // January 3, 2017

Just recently, President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech in Malacañang issued a threat to human rights activists, telling them that he will be forced to kill them should they continue interfering with his war on drugs campaign. Because these people pin the rising number of casualties and killings on Duterte, he also stated that such…


Netizen draws flak for spreading unfounded allegations on DLSU
Straight News // December 2, 2016

A certain Richard Camarinta Dy on Facebook came under fire for posting yesterday a screenshot of a message stating that Lasallians who joined the mobilization last November 30 “were forced to attend” and “if they stay till late at night, the Prof. will give additional points.” The post was taken down around noon today, December…


Commission on Audit, Judiciary comment on corruption allegations
investigative // November 17, 2016

This is the second article in a series investigating the corruption allegations against the USG. Several posts accusing the University Student Government (USG) of corruption surfaced on the DLSU-Manila Secret Files page earlier this September, with different students anonymously claiming that they had witnessed cases of funds being siphoned and stolen by supposedly corrupt members…


In defense of editorials
Editorial Opinion // October 18, 2016

A couple of months ago, The LaSallian ran an editorial on former President Ferdinand Marcos, whose scheduled burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) was the talk of town at the time. The former dictator, remembered by many for the atrocities and human rights violations rampant during his rule and by some for his…


USG Executive Board responds to corruption allegations
investigative // September 30, 2016

This is the first in an ongoing series of investigative articles on the USG.   Disheartened was the word Zedrick Laqui, current University Student Government (USG) president, used to describe how he felt regarding the corruption allegations the USG is currently facing. “I was disheartened because it proved that nowadays, we live in a world…