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Alex Kaluag
How DLSU students perceive Duterte’s 2nd SONA
National Situationer Straight News // August 31, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 24. The LaSallian looks into the insights of DLSU students on the address. While Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed some key developments in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA), analysts from various news organizations cite how the president mostly…


Assessing viewpoints on the SC’s TRO on contraceptives
National Situationer Straight News // August 6, 2017

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Act was signed into law by former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in 2012. Three years later, the Supreme Court (SC) issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on certain contraceptives for allegedly having “abortifacient” qualities. Forty-eight contraceptives were affected by the TRO released in 2015, 15 of which…


Understanding the controversies amid Duterte’s cabinet appointees
Straight News // June 29, 2017

The current administration has been turning heads over its decision-making for the past months since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office. From controversial statements made by the president, policies implemented which garnered much support, and cabinet appointees which critics find questionable, the first year of the current administration has essentially disrupted the country’s political landscape. Whether…


DLSU College of Law: Challenges and goals
Straight News // April 4, 2017

Established in 2009, the DLSU College of Law (COL) stands relatively young compared to other prominent law schools in the Philippines. Nonetheless, the college has made significant gains in the past eight years, and is continuing to grow as it takes in more aspiring lawyers into its fold. Thus far, three batches from DLSU COL have…


Green & White address complaints on yearbook
News Feature // February 7, 2017

Every year, graduating students of the University look forward to getting their hands on the much-awaited yearbook in order to reminisce about their college days. Some students, however, have raised concerns that the yearbook is too expensive, the delivery fee is unnecessary, and it takes too long to be released. In an interview with The…


Changes and developments in Animo BIZ since 2013
News Feature // February 4, 2017

The Animo Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) was established in July 2013 as an avenue for student entrepreneurs to test out their business ideas in one of the six pods located at the Br. Bloemen Hall. In the past three and a half years, the student enterprises, all of which have been food enterprises so far,…


Examining the hiring process, issues with the new professors
News Feature // January 7, 2017

Every year, the University welcomes new faculty members into the Lasallian community. Professors aim to impart knowledge and values onto students and ensure their growth in their chosen fields. During the first week of classes, however, some classes experience a shuffling of professors as well as a number of free cuts that could last for…


On Duterte’s first 100 days and beyond
National Situationer News Feature // November 17, 2016

The first 100 days of the current administration were defined by various developments and unexpected sentiments from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.  With his unconventional demeanor and unpredictable behavior, the president has sparked uproar both in local and international media. The war against drugs campaign, for instance, has sparked several controversies, caused social unrest within the…


A look at the annual budget of DLSU research centers
News Feature // October 22, 2016

DLSU is composed of 11 research centers that develop projects and initiatives in adherence to the University’s vision of becoming a “leading learner-centered and research university.” According to University Research Coordination Office (URCO) Director Dr. Feorillo Demeterio III, each of the research centers should be able to generate P10 million a year in research funds….


Lean years, campus development discussed in University General Assembly
Straight News // September 25, 2016

During this year’s University General Assembly (UGA) held last September 23 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC discussed the administration’s plans on addressing the lean years, its priorities and goals for this academic year, and new campus development.   The lean years In addressing the low enrollment turnout for freshmen…