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Helen Mae Saudi
The dynamics of power in bride-machines: On marrying older ‘white’ men
Straight News // February 17, 2019

“I bought you, and I spent much on you.” This was but one of the common rebuttals older ‘white’ husbands would resort to based on accounts of Filipina ‘bride-machines’. Dr. Janet Arnado, a professor of the Behavioral Science Department, and a researcher on the phenomenon of Filipinas marrying older ‘white’ men, recounted these in the…


For the students, by the students: USG initiatives on financial assistance
News Feature // February 16, 2019

De La Salle University has made it its mission to extend financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students. Through the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, student aid programs are provided to make quality education affordable, especially to students who would not have otherwise considered enrolling in the University. Among the many opportunities provided by the…


The cost of education: DLSU tuition through the years
Straight News //

P350,429.28—this is the cost of sending a child to DLSU for one term, if one were to ask the Student Council (SC) in 1991. Twenty eight years ago, The LaSallian published an article titled Can you still afford to send your kids to La Salle in 2019? which projected the cost of enrollment in the…


USG opens student financial assistance programs
Straight News // February 3, 2019

Several student financial assistance programs such as scholarships, grants, and subsidies that seek to help Lasallian students were introduced to the student body during the University Student Government (USG) Financial Services Launch held at the USG office last February 1. In collaboration with the DLSU Science Foundation, De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA), and other…


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…


In retrospect: The Philippines in 2018
National Situationer News Feature // December 31, 2018

Numerous developments in the Philippines were brought to light this year marked also by numerous controversies that sprung up. Economic developments brought about by policy changes related to taxes and inflation were some of the major factors that drove markets. Various politicians were also the face of different controversies throughout 2018, with impeachment trials, corruption…


Plight of Lumads, farmers highlighted in People’s Struggles Week
Straight News // December 17, 2018


Last November 5 to 17, One La Salle (OLS) for Human Rights and Democracy hosted People’s Struggles Week—an awareness campaign that touched on the plights of the Lumads, marginalized sectors, and other cultural minorities through forums, a candle lighting activity, and a rally. According to the organizers, one of the major goals of the event…


COMELEC releases 2018 Special Elections results, nine seats left unfilled
Special Elections Straight News // December 3, 2018

Only nine seats are left unfilled in this year’s University Student Government Special Elections (SE), according to the results posted by the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) last December 3. According to the commission, five seats in the Manila Campus—the Vice President for External Affairs, the College President for the Gokongwei College of Engineering, and…


US envoy holds lecture on US-PH ties
Straight News // November 27, 2018

United States (US) Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim gave a lecture on the diplomatic relations of the US and the Philippines in a talk organized by the International Studies (IS) Department last November 26 at the Yuchengco Hall. In the session titled The United States Strategy for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region, Kim…


LA OKs RVRCOB Student Consultative Body, bares USG budget concerns in session
Straight News // November 10, 2018

Deviating from the usual schedule, a Legislative Assembly (LA) Session was held last November 9 to discuss resolutions for the amendment of the Special Elections (SE) Code, the approval of the University Student Government (USG) budget allocation for the academic year, amendments to the USG Executive Treasurer’s Manual, the establishment of the Student Consultative Body…