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Johanna Ellice Tantoco
DLSU, first PH private university to own P60-million NMR spectrometer
Straight News // January 14, 2019

Inside the De La Salle University (DLSU) Laguna Campus lies one of the University’s newest technological investments: a P60-million Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer purchased last 2018. As part of DLSU’s goal to establish itself as a renowned research-centered institution, the administration pursues implementing initiatives that maintain and improve its research development plans. At present,…

DLSU Libraries welcomes cashless system
News Feature // October 29, 2018

Last August 13, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Libraries launched a cashless payment scheme for The Learning Commons and the Br. Benedict Learning Resource Center, with the goal of developing innovative and efficient services to offer better user experience to students. Going forward, they will now accept payments via GCash for all library charges….

DLSU COMELEC raises plans of automation for succeeding elections
News Feature // September 15, 2018

The DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is planning to automate future University Student Government (USG) elections. With a team of five other developers, Troy Mirafuentes (III, CS-ST), project head, is hoping automation would speed up the election process and increase turnouts.   New Voting System The automated system of elections is an initiative the COMELEC…

Center for Lasallian Formation launched and inaugurated
August 12, 2018

As a reflection of DLSU’s continuing commitment to accommodate the needs of the students, faculty, and other staff, the Center for Lasallian Formation was inaugurated last August 10. Located at 12th floor of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, the facility was constructed with the intent of it becoming a place of rest, prayer, and reflection…

2018 GE results released, special elections slated for next term
General Elections News Feature //

After adjustments to the voting period due to inclement weather and the goal of reaching the minimum voter turnout of 50 percent + 1 required for a valid election,  the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) released the University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) results for AY 2018-2019 on August 6. DLSU successfully attained the…

Impeachment cases: The process behind the publicity
News Feature // August 2, 2018

An impeachment case is a rare occurrence within the University, yet it is one that lures the full attention of the student body upon the announcement of a hearing. Since 2015, there have been a total of seven impeachment cases filed against University Student Government (USG) officers. Part of these were the recent cases against…

Santugon candidates front MDA for GE ‘18
General Elections News Feature // July 15, 2018

Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) was the sole party that presented its candidates’ platforms to the student body during the USG General Elections (GE) 2018 Miting de Avance held yesterday, July 14, at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space. Following the announcement from the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista will not…

An initiative on the rise: The Research Assistant Program
Straight News // April 14, 2018

DLSU prides itself on being a research-centered university. In sustaining this character, various programs and centers that put research at the core are offered by different departments, colleges, and offices in the University. In alignment with the expressed identity, the University Student Government (USG) has recently actuated the Research Assistance Program (RAP) to act in…

Senti: A Lasallian startup success story
News Feature // March 6, 2018

Filipinos love social media, and there’s no question to it. According to social media management platform Hootsuite, Filipinos led global social media usage, averaging at 4.17 hours daily back in 2016. In the words of Ralph Regalado, a professor from the College of Computer Studies (CCS), “[The Philippines] is one of the social media capitals…

DLSU continues to excel in research productivity, edges out Top 100-ranked ASEAN counterparts
News Feature // December 27, 2017

In the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian Universities Ranking, De La Salle University (DLSU) saw an increase in placement from 143rd in 2017 to 134th overall. Though the nine-place improvement still leaves the University out of the Top 100 list, DLSU continued to demonstrate higher research productivity in comparison to several of its ASEAN university…