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Ian Benedict Mia
Agricultural cooperatives seen as among key players in poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific
Straight News // May 22, 2018

Agricultural organizations converged at the Civil Society Plasa of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last May 4, 2018 to discuss current projects, initiatives, and developments among agricultural cooperatives and how they are strongly positioned as a catalyst and driver of poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific.   Impact of agricultural cooperatives The diverse set…


Pushing for sustainable development: Community-centered conservation as a multi-stakeholder approach
Straight News //

Representatives from civil society organizations convened at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Civil Society Plasa during the 51st ADB Annual Meeting to talk about community-centered conservation as a multi-stakeholder approach to sustainable development. The panelists discussed a diverse set of projects and initiatives ongoing in their different organizations which include forestry and coal management, grants…


Lack of transparency, student engagement, and overall evaluation among key points in OTREAS FGD on tuition fee increase
Straight News // January 20, 2018

Last January 17, the University Student Government (USG) Office of the Executive Treasurer conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) with students from various colleges at Faculty Center Conference Room 2C to discuss the students’ concerns, insights, and suggestions with regard to the tuition fee increase (TFI). The discussion focused on the students’ assessment of DLSU’s…


#OneLaSalleForMarawi: A downpour of humanitarian aid
National Situationer Straight News // December 20, 2017

The threat posed by the Islamic State is still far from over as the five-month firefight between government forces and armed non-state actors or “militants” in Marawi City has supposedly come to an end. According to a November 2017 report by the Amnesty International, the conflict resulted to unlawful killings and hostage-taking by militants, ill-treatment…


DLSU stakeholders voice out qualms in U Break forum
Straight News // December 7, 2017

The U Break open forum held last November 29 at the Natividad Fajardo Auditorium in Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall turned out to be a heated exchange of qualms and frustrations when stakeholders such as students, faculty, and parents alike raised their complaints regarding student organization activities, Friday traffic, holiday economics, and make-up classes scheduling process…


Research assistantship in DLSU: A look at CCS’ COMET
News Feature // November 20, 2017

As a learner-centered research University, DLSU has undergone several efforts in improving its research productivity for the past years. Last 2014 and 2015, DLSU was cited by the Scopus Elsevier database as the most productive research institution in the Philippines with over 1,780 research papers published and 12,203 citations gained as of March 2016. Part…


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

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…


NLCC committee finalizes resource materials, conducts faculty training in preparation for next AY
News Feature // September 8, 2017

Various initiatives have been in place since the formation of the New Lasallian Core Curriculum (NLCC) Framework Committee in academic year (AY) 2013-2014 to augment the project. These include the formation of the NLCC Curriculum Design Committee (NLCC-CDC) and the creation of the course syllabi design. Currently, the committee is also finalizing the resource materials…


Transport groups slam gov’t efforts to revamp PUV designs, franchising system, transport routes
National Situationer Straight News // August 31, 2017

Various transport groups gathered for a protest against the government’s Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program last July 17 at various places in the country such as Metro Manila, Pampanga, and Zambales. Some of the transport groups involved were Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (PISTON) Partylist, United Transportation Federation of Makati (UTFM),…


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…