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Ian Benedict Mia
(Un)Truly Filipino
Opinion // June 29, 2016

Nowadays, does it still matter to Filipinos, being a Filipino? It’s a funny question to ask in English. I, a Filipino since birth, am able to articulate my thoughts better in English. Probably because the Filipino language is still not yet intellectualized. However, I personally think it’s the best way for me to share my…


Martial law and historical revisionism: A holistic understanding
National Situationer // May 1, 2016

As the 2016 National Elections draw closer, more Filipinos have voiced out their concern regarding Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and several of his statements regarding his late father’s administration. History professors from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) and University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) have called out Marcos for his distortion of…


A look into DLSU’s student exchange programs
Feature // March 23, 2016

Since the early 2000s, the number of student exchange programs between the University and its partner universities abroad has increased, primarily due to the current trend of globalization. DLSU International Center (IC) Global Education Specialist Reodel Masilungan shares that back in 2000, most exchange students would come from Japan, Canada, or South Korea only. “Now,…


Long lines, poor maintenance among students’ top complaints over DLSU’s photocopying services
Straight News // March 6, 2016

Since the start of this academic year, the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Services (AVCCS) has received various complaints from students regarding the photocopying services within DLSU. Among these involve the photocopying machine being unattended and the poor quality of photocopied materials. AVCCS Karen Hebron also notes that the sales from photocopying…


2015 in retrospect: The good and bad news
National Situationer // January 31, 2016

The year 2015 was filled with surprises and events that shook various sectors of the Philippines. From the government to public transportation, defense and security to the economy, the country has, in the span of one year, experienced many problems that challenged Filipinos. The LaSallian has compiled a list of such events and how they…


LA appoints GCOE magistrate, approves TFI Manual
Straight News // January 16, 2016

Last January 8, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held a session at the USG Conference Room to discuss the appointment of the new Magistrate for Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) Rafael Rabacca and a students’ manifesto calling for the national government’s prioritization of the Maguindanao Massacre. In a deliberation held by the…


Special Elections end successfully amid various drawbacks
Special Elections Straight News // November 24, 2015

“We would not be able to achieve a successful election without the combined effort from all the parties involved.” This is the sentiment of DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chair Giunell Flores on the 2015 University Student Government (USG) Special Elections. The Special Elections was held in light of the dismal voter turnout in the…


Deconstructing the premature system of Philippine political parties
National Situationer Road to 2016 //

The filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for aspirants vying for a position in the 2016 National and Local Elections (NLE) had just recently concluded. According to various media outlet reports, the 2016 polls seemed complex compared to elections in the past, citing the alleged disorganized fielding of candidates and the lack of an apparent…


Judiciary finds Laqui not guilty, drops all charges
Straight News // November 12, 2015

During a court hearing held on November 11, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary found former EXCEL2015 Batch President and current Executive Treasurer Zed Laqui not guilty on the grounds of gross negligence of duty. A preliminary hearing for the case filed by undergraduate student Norben Sagun Jr. against Laqui was held last October 28 on…


Second impeachment case vs. Laurel found with merit
Straight News //

In a preliminary hearing held on November 11, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary found an impeachment case filed against former Executive Treasurer Rupert Laurel meritorious on grounds of gross negligence of duty and illegal disbursement of funds. As such, the court will proceed to a hearing on a date still to be determined. The…