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Johanna Ellice Tantoco
VCA cites adjustments made for first year of DLSU SHS
News Straight News // 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
Straight News // 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
Straight News // 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…


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…