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Jan Emmanuel Alonzo
Looking into AnimoSpace: To online learning platforms and beyond
News Feature // February 16, 2019

De La Salle University finds itself at the forefront of modern education with the launching of its new Learning Management System (LMS), AnimoSpace, a customized version of the Canvas software developed by the United States-based educational technology company, Instructure. The new system officially went live at the start of the second term of Academic Year…


Civic groups protest lowering of MACR outside Senate compound
National Situationer Straight News // February 5, 2019

Protesters flocked to the Senate gates last February 4 to rally against the proposal in Congress to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR). Various civic organizations—several of whom were members of the Child Rights Network (CRN)—were joined by political parties and educational institutions in their fight for children’s rights. Speakers from these groups…


Examining DLSU’s trademark of quality
News Feature // January 22, 2019

Over the past few years, De La Salle University (DLSU) has been consistently regarded as an esteemed university locally and internationally. With the several acclaims attached to the University’s name, these have come as a result of providing quality education, evidenced by its accreditation levels, rankings, and board exam results. Quality Assurance Office (QAO) Director…


Technicalities bar LA from releasing sexual harassment manifesto
Straight News //

A Legislative Assembly (LA) resolution that aimed to release a manifesto regarding the alleged sexual harassment incident on campus was tabled after representatives questioned the technicalities of the document during an LA session last January 21. LA Representatives Neal Gonzales of FAST2017, Christian Alderite of CATCH2T19, Pao Delos Reyes of CATCH2T20, and Bella Villar of…


LA approves internal changes, discusses statements on issues
Straight News //

The Legislative Assembly (LA), during their session last January 21, approved the resignation and appointments of University Student Government (USG) officers, called for the release of an open letter regarding the passport data breach, and the publication of a manifesto that tackles the sexual harassment issues in campus.   USG resignations, appointments Iliana Tan, incumbent…


The Pillar of Campus Ministry: The Lasallian Pastoral Office
News Feature // January 16, 2019

Dedicated to contributing to De La Salle University’s (DLSU) vision-mission of bridging faith and scholarship, the Lasallian Pastoral Office (LSPO) serves as the incarnation of the University’s campus ministry. For decades, the LSPO has been guiding the Lasallian family in faith and spiritual development by promoting the charism of St. John Baptist de La Salle,…


HSO services draw flak from students
News Feature //

Disrespectful, unaccommodating, and rude—these were but some of the words students chose to describe the clinic staff of the Health Services Office (HSO) after becoming the subject of several scathing posts on the DLSU Freedom Wall last December. The office, which is under the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Services (OAVCCS), aims…


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…


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…


Candidates vie to fill positions, bare platforms in 2018 Special Elections Miting de Avance
Straight News // November 21, 2018

A sea of red and yellow washed over the Amphitheater last November 17 when candidates from both Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) bared their platforms in the 2018 University Student Government (USG) Special Elections (SE) Miting de Avance. Members from both parties shared their plans to the student…