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Ronaldo Manzano
The (Great) Legend of Lim Eng Beng: Inside the mind of the ‘Thinking Player’
Sports Feature // December 24, 2015

“During the game, you fight not only to win, but for the pride in you that you are wearing a green and white jersey. Ateneo [was] also like that. They would not [want to] lose a game to La Salle,” said Lim Eng Beng, who lost his battle with liver cancer last December 21, in…


Wasted on the young
Opinion // October 31, 2015

On some days, it feels like ages have passed since my first day at DLSU as a freshman back in 2011, though on most, it feels like it was just yesterday. Time has this funny way of disillusioning you–well, me at least–and even if there were those days when it felt like college was taking…


Almost but not quite: A Look at DLSU’s UAAP Season 77 GC Runner-Up Finish
Sports Feature // September 21, 2015

After snagging its first UAAP General Championship (GC) in 2013 and winning it yet again in 2014, much was expected from De La Salle University’s varsity teams in UAAP Season 77. The Lasallians’ charge towards a third consecutive GC, unfortunately, fell short by just three points as the University of Santo Tomas reclaimed its perch…


FilOil: Green Archers outrun FEU, set finals rematch against San Beda
June 12, 2015

Thomas Torres continued his breakout preseason campaign as he led the DLSU Green Archers’ fast-paced attack in their 84-71 win over the FEU Tamaraws in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup semifinals earlier today. The Green Archers, who entered this year’s preseason tournament as the defending champions, will aim for back-to-back titles against the…


The recurring nightmare
Opinion // March 29, 2015

There’s no other way to say it. This year’s University Student Government (USG) General Elections was a disaster. Only 35 percent of De La Salle University’s student body came out to vote, a sharp decline from 62.05 percent in 2014 and 72.23 percent in 2013. This came on the heels of the disqualification of over…


A resilient foe
February 23, 2015

February 25, 1986 marked the end of the three-day People Power Revolution to oust Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos from power. He had ruled as president for 21 years, extending his reign of power by declaring Martial Law from 1972 until 1981, and this era in Philippine history is widely remembered for its corruption and human…


Special term concerns highlighted in multi-sectoral forum
February 1, 2015

A multi-sectoral forum, hosted by the University Student Government Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs, Office of the Vice President for External Affairs, and the Political Science Society, was held last January 29 to discuss the guidelines for the upcoming special term as well as to answer further queries on the matter. The…


Pope Francis’ invisible gifts
Opinion // January 24, 2015

There was just something extraordinary about the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines that you can’t quite explain. How could the presence of just one man unite tens of millions of Filipinos? During his visit, the people were on their best behavior, with crime rates substantially lower according to the Philippine National Police, while…


Pope Francis in the Philippines: As told by social media
#PapalVisitPH // January 19, 2015

Pope Francis’ five-day visit to the Philippines has officially come to a close, signalling the end of His Holiness’ week-long Apostolic Journey of mercy and compassion that started in Sri Lanka. The Papal Visit, which started with the Pope’s arrival in the late afternoon of January 15 and concluded with his departure on the morning…


Pope Francis’ Quirino Grandstand mass breaks attendance record
January 18, 2015

On January 15, 1995, approximately four million Filipinos attended the holy mass celebrated by Saint Pope John Paul II in the Quirino Grandstand and Luneta Park as part of the then-pontiff’s Papal Visit to Manila to celebrate World Youth Day. Twenty years later, on January 18, 2015, millions of Filipinos once again flocked to the…