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Ian Benedict Mia
Mental health amidst social media
Opinion // January 27, 2017

The year 2016 has caught us by surprise. Among recent events were the victory of Donald Trump in the recent presidential elections of the United States, the monumental 9-5 decision by the Supreme Court, and the sudden burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). Meanwhile, social media sites remain…


DLSU confers honorary doctorate to 2007 Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin
Straight News // January 12, 2017

Last January 11, 2017, 2007 Nobel Laureate in Economics Professor Eric Maskin was conferred by DLSU the honorary doctorate in Economic Sciences. Following the conferment was a lecture delivered by Maskin at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, entitled “Why global markets have failed to reduce inequality.” The conferment and lecture were organized under the partnership of…


OCCS on looking after the Lasallian community’s mental health
News Feature // January 9, 2017

  Recent events have called for a stronger attention on the services being offered by the Office of Counseling and Career Services (OCCS). For the past years, the office has welcomed various members of the Lasallian community for counseling sessions and psychological testing. Aside from the current mechanisms in place to address mental health issues,…


Challenges and tips according to DLSU alumni
News Feature // January 6, 2017

According to a World Bank study published in June 2016, greater investments in workers’ skills and education and more flexible labor regulations are needed in order to encourage firms to generate more jobs with better pay and social protection. The study analyzed the labor performance of the Philippines from the perspective of the workers. In…


USG OTREAS conducts focus group discussion on tuition fee increase
Straight News // December 21, 2016

Last December 20, the University Student Government (USG) Office of the Executive Treasurer (OTREAS) conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) regarding the tuition fee increase. The discussion was led by Executive Treasurer Brian Chen and was attended by students from different colleges. On the FGD The students agreed that the tuition fee increase will be…


DLSU bags awards in 2016 NMUN Japan
Straight News // November 27, 2016

DLSU won the outstanding delegation award representing Venezuela in the recently concluded National Model United Nations (NMUN) Japan. Meanwhile, two DLSU delegates, Natasha Wassmer and Bianca Suarez, were declared outstanding delegates. The University’s victory in NMUN Japan continues a series of successful delegations being sent to Model United Nations (MUN) events for the past few years….


A look into DLSU’s community engagement projects
News Feature // November 26, 2016

Community engagement (CE) will be among the top priorities of the University this academic year as mentioned recently by DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC during the University General Assembly. As part of the Lasallian Mission, CE has been integrated into the University’s curriculum ever since. Through the years DLSU has involved itself in various…


DLSU faces financial, academic, and operational challenges in light of lean years
Straight News // November 17, 2016

DLSU, along with other universities and colleges all over the country, is going through a transitional period known as the “lean years” due to the K-12 program. The lean years are expected to last from the current academic year (AY) to AY 2021-2022. Many senior high school (SHS) students who were slated to graduate this…


The plight of the country’s indigenous community
National Situationer Straight News // November 16, 2016

This October, around 3,000 indigenous peoples (IP) consisting of 153 ethnolinguistic groups gathered in Metro Manila for a national caravan dubbed as the “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya para sa Sariling Pagpapasya at Makatarungang Kapayapaan.” The caravan, which began on October 8 in Mindanao, sought to raise awareness on the issues of commercialization and militarization of the…


DLSU bags awards in 2016 NMUN DC
Straight News // November 14, 2016

The DLSU delegation which participated in this year’s National Model United Nations (NMUN) in Washington D.C. was lauded the distinguished delegation award last November 13. The delegation, which represented New Zealand, also bagged two best position paper awards for the committees of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Security Council (SC). According to Training…