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12,833 human lives and counting
Opinion // August 22, 2017

With just a single bullet to the head, all that a person ever knows, all that they ever value in their life, ends. It’s been a year since the war on drugs started, but the very causes of it, such as the systematic trade and supply chain of illegal drugs, have not been confidently identified by government…


PH war on drugs: A crippling, pervading nightmare
National Situationer // August 21, 2017

  On the eve of his election victory last May 9, 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told a crowd of around 300,000 people, “If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, holdup men, and do-nothings, you better get out because I’ll kill you.”…


One La Salle for Marawi: Updates on relief efforts
Straight News // August 3, 2017

As of July 24, the One La Salle for Marawi relief operations, which are led by La Salle Academy (LSA) in Iligan City and De La Salle Philippines, have benefited many locals caught in between the crossfire at Marawi City. In a Facebook post, LSA Social Action Staff Andrew Pamorada announced the following updates: 1….


Several cases in USG Judiciary, COMELEC cause delays in release of 2017 USG GE results
Straight News // August 2, 2017

  Last July 21, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista’s legal counsel filed with the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary an election-related case pertaining to Santugon paraphernalia resembling the USG Legislative Assembly’s resolutions, as well as an impeachment case against incumbent EXCEL2018 Batch Vice President Steven Whang. Meanwhile, the DLSU Commission on Elections is also currently handling…


DLSU, HEIs to offer postgraduate programs with partner UK universities
Straight News // July 20, 2017

Last July 13, British Council Philippines (BCP) announced that several higher education institutions (HEI) in the country, including DLSU, will be offering postgraduate programs in collaboration with universities from the United Kingdom (UK). The program was made possible with the BCP’s and Commission on Higher Education’s Joint Development of Niche Programmes through Philippines-United Kingdom Linkages….


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…


DLS-CSB HIFI, DLSU OVPLM organize Benilde Prize Design Thinking workshop for Metro Manila
News Feature // July 7, 2017

The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) Hub of Innovation For Inclusion (HIFI), in partnership with the De La Salle University (DLSU) Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission (OVPLM), organized the Metro Manila Leg of the Benilde Prize Design Thinking Workshop held last July 5 to 7, 2017, at the 20th Floor…


DLSU, ASEAN universities discuss potential academic partnerships through research workshop
Straight News // June 24, 2017

Last June 23, the DLSU Center for Business Research and Development conducted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Academic Partnerships for Small Business and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Knowledge Transfer at the 20th floor multipurpose hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall together with practitioners and academicians from DLSU, Mahidol University, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu,…


LSA, DLSP assist 3,305 families and 14,270 individuals amid Marawi crisis
Straight News // June 20, 2017

As of June 19, the La Salle Academy (LSA) Social Action Office, with the help of various sectors from De La Salle Philippines, has assisted over 3,305 families and 14,270 individuals in various evacuation centers amid the ongoing crisis at Marawi City. Overall, cash donations have reached a total of P707,414.20, with recent expenses totaling…


Civil liberties and democracy open forum highlights millennials’ role in the political landscape
Straight News // June 11, 2017

Last June 8, De La Salle Philippines held “Gathering of Hope: An Open Forum on Civil Liberties and Democracy” at the 20th floor Multipurpose Hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall. The forum highlighted the current administration’s recent declaration of martial law in Marawi City, campaign against drugs, and phenomenon of “Dutertismo”, among several others….