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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…


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
News Feature // 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 alleged…


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….