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Michelle Lojo
In review: K to 12 program
In Review // April 9, 2013

School year 2012-2013 marked the first year of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) implementation of the K to 12 (Kinder to Grade 12) program.   The current education system requires students to take ten years of primary and secondary education, divided into six and four years respectively.     The new program has expanded the…


FOI Bill
News Feature // April 2, 2013

It has been nearly 16 years since the first initiative to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill failed to be ratified by the House of Representatives because of lack of support. The tides turned, however, when then Presidential Candidate Benigno Aquino III proclaimed his support for the FOI bill, which was more popularly known…


Balancing studies and sport: The Student Manager Program
News Feature // February 28, 2013

Being a student athlete is a daunting task. Because of the rigorous trainings and competitions inside and outside the UAAP, many student athletes have become vulnerable to academic problems.   Student Manager Program The student managership program, established in 2006, aimed to guide athletes who were beginning to suffer in their academics. Under the program,…


SPS Building and library construction developments
Straight News //

The De La Salle University (DLSU) campus has seen numerous changes from the retrofitting of the St. La Salle Hall to the construction of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall (HSSH) in the past few years. One of the most recent construction efforts, which concerns many student organizations, including the University Student Government, is the renovation…


Centennial building opening marks the start of the New Year
Straight News // January 28, 2013

The Henry Sy Sr. Hall (HSSH) is now operational, welcoming DLSU students and faculty alike. With fourteen floors and open grounds, students have repeatedly expressed that the building is conducive for learning and would free up space within the congested areas around Taft. Jeremiah Grafia, IV BSE-ENG, maintaining a favorable opinion about the building’s aesthetic…


In Review: Sin Tax Law
In Review // January 10, 2013

Late last year, President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act No. 10351, otherwise known as the sin tax reform bill. The law increases taxes on alcohol and cigarettes. The law, on average, increases the prices of cigarettes sold by pack from P11.50 to P23.50 and will continue to increase each passing year as per evaluation….


Six facts about the DLSU 100-peso bill
News Feature // December 27, 2012

1.   The DLSU 100 peso bill was released on December 7, 2012, during the Animo Christmas celebration. The proposal, submission, evaluation and eventual approval of the bills took two years to complete. 2.   The De La Salle Centennial Banknotes were made in celebration of a hundred years of Lasallian presence in the country…


Quota Courses: The wrong perception
News Feature // December 22, 2012

The perception of prospective students entering in different universities in the country is that there are some degree programs that are harder to get in than others. The term ‘quota courses’ pertains to courses that are harder to get into and require a higher score in the admissions test than other degree programs. As such,…


Henry Sy Sr. Hall to open next year
Sports News // December 18, 2012

[widgetkit id=5723] Last June 15, during the closing celebration of DLSU’s centenary, many expected that the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall would finally be opened to the Lasallian community. To everyone’s surprise, only the inauguration of the building took place. The target opening was moved to December. In an interview with The LaSallian several months ago,…


DLSU undergoes mock PAASCU accreditation
Straight News // November 24, 2012

In preparation for the upcoming Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) visitation on February 2013, DLSU has resolved to conduct a “mock” PAASCU accreditation last November 12-13. The University invited Lasallians who have experience in evaluating and accrediting different institutions to evaluate the University’s current standing. DLSU President and Chancellor Br. Ricky…