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Johanna Ellice Tantoco
On DLSU-PUSA’s plans and developments
News Feature // October 22, 2017

The De La Salle University-Professors for the Upliftment of Society’s Animals (DLSU-PUSA) is an organization composed of students and professors who share the same interest towards the protection of animals. The organization composes of five core members from the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), namely Miss Laureen Velasco and Dr. Jeane Peracullo from the Philosophy…


Ten Questions for DLSP President Br. Armin Luistro FSC
News Feature // September 7, 2017

Br. Armin Luistro FSC is not an unfamiliar name within the Lasallian community. He is a former president and chancellor of the University and served as the first president of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP). He also served as the secretary of the Department of Education from 2010 to 2016. This year on July 1,…


On voices unheard: The Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017
Straight News // August 31, 2017

It was in May 2 when Senate Bill 1354 or the Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017 was approved on its third and final reading. Voting 19-0, the Philippine Senate passed the bill which seeks to mandate the provisions of affordable and accessible mental health services in the country. Since its authorization, the bill has…


VCA cites adjustments made for first year of DLSU SHS
News Feature // August 17, 2017

Similar to any new system, the first year of implementation for DLSU SHS involves assessing the effectiveness of the program and providing the needed adjustments. Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda discloses that many adjustments needed to be done. “Anything [in] [SHS] is new and like any new system, we keep adjusting [to what…


DLSU campus dev’t office reveals upcoming infra projects on female athlete’s dorm, retreat center
News Feature // August 9, 2017

In line with the University’s general campus development plan, a kick-off session for the new athletes’ dormitory and retreat center was held last August 7 at the 12th floor Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall. DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC, Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda, Vice President for Lasallian Mission Br. Michael Broughton FSC,…


Student leaders cite achievements, gratitude in last Convention of Leaders this AY
News Feature // August 8, 2017

To cap off the achievements and progress made by various DLSU student sectors this academic year, the last Convention of Leaders (COLE) was held last August 4 at the 4th floor Multipurpose Room of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The COLE is a gathering conducted every term where DLSU student leaders from various student sectors…


Amid the crossfire: Martial law in Marawi City
National Situationer Straight News // July 19, 2017

As of July 17, CNN Philippines reports that the ongoing crisis in Marawi City has led to approximately 553 deaths, among which are 45 civilians, 97 soldiers and policemen, and 411 militants. According to Military Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, government efforts against the terrorists may continue even after July 24, when President Rodrigo Duterte…


On USG’s benchmarking initiatives: Insights and plans
Straight News // June 23, 2017

Since the first term of academic year 2016-2017, the University Student Government (USG) has been engaging in benchmarking activities together with the student councils and governments from other colleges and universities. According to the Term One Open Book released by the USG, the benchmarking initiative began on November 10 last year with the University of…


CGE spearheads ‘Enchanted’: A prom for children with Down Syndrome
Straight News // June 19, 2017

Last June 17, the DLSU College Government of Education (CGE), in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc. (DSAPI), conducted its annual promenade for children with special needs with the theme, “Enchanted: The Teenage Dream”. For this year, the event placed a spotlight among children with Down Syndrome. It was held at…


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…