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Maxine Ferrer
LA moves to re-establish Ombudsman as plebiscite draws near
News Feature // June 23, 2018

In 2014, the University Student Government’s (USG) Office of the Ombudsman was abolished due to its unconstitutionality. Several attempts have been made to re-establish the office in the following years, with the most recent being in 2016. This year, the Legislative Assembly (LA) successfully passed the Ombudsman Act, which will be included as one of…


How AHRO took flight: The story of University Vision-Mission Week 2018
News Feature // June 20, 2018

Following nearly seven months of rigorous planning and preparation, University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) 2018 officially came to a close last Friday, June 8. Themed ‘AHRO: Aim High, Reach Out,’ this year’s celebration paid homage to the Lasallian core value of communion. The week-long event was the product of collaboration among the various sectors of the…


Going Green: Working towards sustainability in the PH
News Feature // March 25, 2018

In 2014, the Philippines became the new Guinness World Record holder for most trees simultaneously planted in multiple locations within one hour. Over two million trees were planted by 122,168 volunteers in 29 different locations in Mindanao. The program, which was spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Mindanao Development Authority, has…


Carpio returns to DLSU, tackles PH-China maritime dispute anew
National Situationer Straight News //

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, one of the staunchest advocates on the maritime issues surrounding West Philippine Sea, delivered a talk titled “The South China Sea Dispute: Philippines vs. China” last March 1. The talk, organized by the International Studies Department, tackled the history and background of the territorial dispute, the actions currently being done…


On dealing with change: Student organizations and the impact of the U Break Shift
Rant & Rave // February 28, 2018

To prevent delays caused by frequent Monday class suspensions in past trimesters, the University adopted a Tuesday to Friday regular class schedule for the second term of AY 2017-2018. The University Break (U Break) shift was initially proposed during a town hall meeting organized by University Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda last October 6, 2017, and…


A month with the train law: Reviewing changes, implications, and experiences
National Situationer Straight News // February 22, 2018

Over the years, the Philippine tax system has been described as ‘unfair’, ‘corrupt’, and ‘complicated’ among other distressing adjectives. Congress has put forth numerous bills and exchanged multiple arguments to revamp the prejudiced Tax Reform Act of 1997, but it was only in December 2017 that it finally passed a new bill that promised to…


DLSU continues to excel in research productivity, edges out Top 100-ranked ASEAN counterparts
News Feature // December 27, 2017

In the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian Universities Ranking, De La Salle University (DLSU) saw an increase in placement from 143rd in 2017 to 134th overall. Though the nine-place improvement still leaves the University out of the Top 100 list, DLSU continued to demonstrate higher research productivity in comparison to several of its ASEAN university…


LA appoints new Laguna Campus representative
Straight News // November 27, 2017

Last November 23, a new Legislative Assembly (LA) representative for the DLSU Manila-Laguna Campus was appointed by the present members of the LA to work alongside incumbent Laguna Campus LA representative Geo Olaivar (III, BS-ENTS). JJ Trinidad (IV, CS-ST) will serve for the remaining two terms of the academic year, subsequently filling in the vacancy…


No money, no problem: ACG, USG highlight thesis grant, loan program
News Feature // November 20, 2017

There are a handful of financial services in DLSU that undergraduate students can avail of to shoulder their expenses for thesis-making. These expenses do not usually come cheap; a case in point is a May 2017 article by The LaSallian which shows that majority of the respondents spend approximately P4,000 and above for theses and…


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…