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Johanna Ellice Tantoco
MSCCTF finalizes tuition fee increase proposal, approval stages ongoing
Straight News // May 1, 2017

Tuition fee rates for the upcoming academic year (AY) 2017-2018 may see a potential five percent increase for incoming ID 117 freshmen and a 4.5 percent increase for ID 116 and above upperclassmen following the recommendation from the Multi-Sectoral Consultative Committee on Tuition Fee (MSCCTF). The recommendation, however, will still have to be approved further…


Rational, process behind mandatory drug testing for ID 115, 116 explained
Straight News // April 26, 2017

Last March, the DLSU Health Services Office (HSO) released a Help Desk Announcement stating the implementation of mandatory drug testing for all ID 115 and 116 undergraduate students. The testing was conducted on all ID 115 students this year in the Shalom Center from March 27 to 31. Currently, the testing is set to be…


Duterte and the radical shift to federalism
Straight News // March 14, 2017

Seven months into his term, President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to instigate his plans for implementing federalism in the country, a proposed government shift from the current unitary system. Federalism is characterized as a system where power is shared or divided between a central government and provincial governments or states. Being a staunch advocate for…


OPRES survey shows students gradually regaining trust in USG
Straight News // March 8, 2017

From November 28 to December 11 last year, the Monitoring Council of the University Student Government (USG) Office of the President (OPRES) conducted an online evaluation survey in order for students to assess the performance of the different USG units. Among those assessed include the Executive Board (EB), college governments, and batch governments. With a…


Challenges and tips according to DLSU alumni
News Feature // January 6, 2017

According to a World Bank study published in June 2016, greater investments in workers’ skills and education and more flexible labor regulations are needed in order to encourage firms to generate more jobs with better pay and social protection. The study analyzed the labor performance of the Philippines from the perspective of the workers. In…


DLSU celebrates the Lasallian Mission during LSMW 2016
Straight News // November 26, 2016

The Lasallian Mission Week (LSMW) 2016 was held last November 14 to 19, with the theme, “Pagsasabuhay ng Misyong Lasalyano sa Panahon ng Pagbabago.” The week showcased various activities, booths, workshops, and seminars with the mission of advocating the Lasallian community’s role in creating a change in society. The advocacy of LSMW 2016 is to…


A look into DLSU’s community engagement projects
News Feature //

Community engagement (CE) will be among the top priorities of the University this academic year as mentioned recently by DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC during the University General Assembly. As part of the Lasallian Mission, CE has been integrated into the University’s curriculum ever since. Through the years DLSU has involved itself in various…


Addressing availability, convenience: E-journals and other library services
News Feature // October 22, 2016

As one of the most productive research universities in the Philippines, DLSU prides itself in producing competitive professionals in the field of research. To provide more accessible references and resources to both the faculty and students, the University Library offers a multitude of online journals through the DLSU website.   Accessing MyLibrary accounts MyLibrary, the…


Manifesto on Marcos’ burial, LA committee elections, COMELEC appointments, student handbook evaluation discussed on LA floor
Straight News // September 25, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held its third and fourth regular sessions for the academic year last September 19 and 23, respectively.   The manifesto on Marcos’ burial at the LNMB In its third session, the LA discussed the resolution calling for the release of the manifesto on the burial of Ferdinand…