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Maxine Ferrer
One year later: Justice Antonio Carpio tackles the PH arbitration ruling
National Situationer Straight News // October 22, 2017

In July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Netherlands issued a ruling in favor of the Philippines regarding its maritime disputes with the People’s Republic of China in the West Philippine Sea. The ruling was a product of a three-year process pursued by the Philippine government for a non-violent and legitimate means…


Townhall convened as admin mulls possible schedule change
News Feature // October 9, 2017

Following a series of consistent class suspensions during A.Y. 2016-2017, a townhall meeting was organized by University Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda last October 6 to discuss the possibility of changing the existing regular class schedule to a Tuesday to Friday system. Students and faculty members were invited to voice their sentiments on the matter prior…


Talim Bay Project reaches milestones, COSCA, SHORE aim for continued development
News Feature // September 26, 2017

Since receiving a Highly Commended Distinction during the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability Green Gown Awards in September 2016, the University’s Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) and Br. Alfred Shields FSC Ocean Research (SHORE) Center’s ongoing Talim Bay Community-Based Coastal Resource Management (CBCRM) Project has continued to enact new measures that…


COSCA, students cite adjustments made for CWTS, LTS in light of CHED moratorium
News Feature // September 3, 2017

Due to the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) February 2017 moratorium on field trips and off-campus activities, the University’s National Service Training Program (NSTP), specifically the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) and Literary Training Service (LTS) components, were faced with several challenges this academic year in terms of logistics and some concerns raised by students….


LA tackles vetoed TFI survey resolution, eco-friendly printing, One CCS initiative
Straight News // July 11, 2017

  Last July 6, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) convened to discuss the veto of the resolution calling for the Tuition Fee Increase (TFI) survey to have a required minimum number of respondents across the different colleges. The resolution was approved by majority of the present LA members during their previous session…


A glimpse of DLSU LSEED’s social entrepreneurship initiatives
News Feature // July 8, 2017

When the Philippine Social Enterprise Network was formed in 1999, social enterprises began establishing a footing in the country’s business landscape as organizations that have a unique blend of social and financial bottom lines. According to a 2015 report by the British Council Philippines, there were over 30,000 social enterprises in the country last 2007. Of this…


Behind the scenes of University Vision-Mission Week 2017
News Feature // June 20, 2017

The University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) is an annual fixture in the lives of Lasallians. This year’s theme, Imakadiwa: Sigaw ng Paglilingkod, aptly reflected the Lasallian core value of service for others. The week-long celebration officially began on June 8, with University and college-initiated events taking place simultaneously at the Taft and STC campuses. This 2017,…


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…


64.4 percent of Lasallians against death penalty – USG LA survey
News Feature // March 6, 2017

Since President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign trail, he has been highly vocal about his support for the re-imposition of the death penalty and bringing his “tough stance” against criminality to the national scene. Although there has been a temporary stop on the war on drugs to tackle “corruption in the police force,” talks on bringing back…


A look at First Circle and its impact on the country’s financial industry
News Feature // March 5, 2017

Last February 17 to 19, DLSU hosted Startup Weekend Manila, a three-day conference and contest that brought together established and aspiring startups and companies to help young entrepreneurs jump-start their ideas. One of the various startups and enterprises present in the event was First Circle, a financial technology company joined by former The LaSallian Managing…