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Second impeachment case vs. Laurel found with merit
Straight News // November 12, 2015

In a preliminary hearing held on November 11, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary found an impeachment case filed against former Executive Treasurer Rupert Laurel meritorious on grounds of gross negligence of duty and illegal disbursement of funds. As such, the court will proceed to a hearing on a date still to be determined. The…


Gonzales breaks silence on allegations and trial proceedings, holds press con
Straight News // November 10, 2015

Former University Student Government (USG) Vice President for External Affairs Mae Mae Gonzales held a press conference earlier today to break her silence on the Judiciary’s ruling on the impeachment case against her on grounds of gross negligence of duty. On November 4, the Judiciary had unanimously ruled Gonzales guilty of gross negligence of duty…


Lumad children stage cultural presentations in DLSU, call for a stop to Lumad killings
National Situationer Straight News // November 9, 2015

“Bakwit: Mga Tinig at Awit ng Pakikibaka ng mga Batang Lumad” was held earlier today at the 5th floor multipurpose room of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Around 30 members of the Lumad community from Manilakbayan presented cultural performances to make their sentiments known about the current situation in Mindanao. The event was organized by the…


Laurel found guilty of gross negligence of duty
Straight News // November 7, 2015

Former University Student Government (USG) Executive Treasurer Rupert Laurel has been found guilty of gross negligence of duty by the Judiciary in an impeachment hearing held yesterday evening at A1506. After the judicial review and deliberation, Magistrates Angel Pascual and JC Santos sanctioned Laurel by disbarring him from office. Laurel has also been ordered by…


Judiciary rules Gonzales guilty of gross negligence of duty
Straight News // November 5, 2015

The University Student Government (USG) Judiciary has found outgoing Vice President for External Affairs Mae Mae Gonzales guilty of gross negligence of duty in a court hearing held on November 4 at the Board Room in St. La Salle Hall. However, Magistrates JC Santos and Angel Pascual ruled that the case was not meritorious in…


Impeachment case filed against Laqui found with merit
Straight News // October 29, 2015

In a preliminary hearing held yesterday evening, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary found merit in the charges pressed against outgoing EXCEL2015 Batch President Zed Laqui on the grounds of gross negligence of duty. In last week’s pre-hearing, the court also ruled that the complaints filed against incumbent Vice President for External Affairs Mae Mae…


Another chance at learning: An alternative, Lasallian education
News Feature // October 24, 2015

Unbeknown to many, DLSU’s Alternative Learning System (ALS) compound stands along Fidel Castro St., just a few steps down the road from Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, near the DLSU Retreat House and beside the DLSU Pre-School. There, the University offers a non-formal educational system to some 50 out-of-school youth, children, and adults from neighboring barangays….


Impeachment case filed vs Gonzales, Laurel to push through on grounds of gross negligence
Straight News // October 22, 2015

Yesterday evening, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary ruled that the complaint on gross negligence of duty filed against incumbent Vice President for External Affairs Mae Mae Gonzales and incumbent Executive Treasurer Rupert Laurel was found to have merit. As such, the court will proceed to a hearing to decide on the impeachment case both Gonzales and…


Impeachment case stirs up Special Elections
Special Elections Straight News // October 18, 2015

Earlier this week, a temporary restraining order (TRO) was imposed on the Special Elections (SE) following a complaint that called to light the unconstitutionality of a provision in the SE Code passed in September. The SE — which is held in light of the failure of the General Elections last March and set to remedy the…


Special Elections suspended, LA and COMELEC hold press con
General Elections Straight News // October 13, 2015

All activities related to the Special Elections were put on hold today, October 13, on what should have been the second day of campaign period for the elections. Legislative Assembly (LA) Chief Legislator Patrick Kahn and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chair Giunell Flores presided over a press conference this afternoon to address the student body….