Articles By
David Pagulayan
How clean is green?
News Feature // March 28, 2012

Wilson Cordova, Laboratory Head for the Decision Sciences Department (DSI) was waiting for his change from the cashier in Animo Canteen when suddenly he noticed a cockroach inside the food warmer with two siopao inside.  A canteen staff saw him gazing at the food warmer and proceeded to dispose one siopao. Cordova, however, claims that…


The world-class desire
News Feature //

With students worldwide looking for an exemplary tertiary education, Universities are under pressure to achieve a “world class” title, which is something not self-proclaimed. Jamil Salmi, World Bank’s tertiary education coordinator, says in his The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities, “elite status is conferred by the outside world on the basis of international recognition. World-class…


Attracting the best and the brightest
News Feature //

“We are not getting the best and the brightest. You need the best and the brightest to get your research,” laments Br. Jun.  “Even if we have the best professors, if we are not able to get the best students, then quality wise, the production of quality graduates will be affected,” says College of Liberal…


Guilty of Non-brotherhood
Opinion //

Kin, colleague, student, friend – the words I hear which paint the canvas of a man called “brother”.  It manifests a relationship that runs thicker than blood, and it shows how deep that relationship becomes in real life. And yet, however much of a powerful phenomenon this relationship is and has become, it is stained…


On the Looking Glass for 2012
News Feature // January 25, 2012

Filipinos headed into 2012 with hope. According to a recent Social Weather Stations survey, 95% of Filipinos looked at the new year with optism. By looking at many of the pressing issues that plagued the country last year, The LaSallian takes a look at developments that the may sustain many hopes this.   Crazy Climate…


We are not getting the best and the brightest – Br. Jun
News Feature //

The late Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC envisioned DLSU as an outstanding research university in the Philippines, encouraging innovation and development within the Lasallian community. In creating a world-class research university, many factors need to be considered; one of which is the quality of enrollees admitted by academic institutions.   Maximizing student performance College of Liberal…


For Your Information: Employees Association
News Feature // January 8, 2012

The De La Salle Univeristy Employees Association (DLSU-EA) is an independent union formed to represent certain employees in the University, and to protect their right to collective action. It was established during the 1980s, and has since been representing the aforementioned personnel in policy and decision making processes in the University. “It is a union,…


The process of joining the Brotherhood
News Feature // November 29, 2011

From just a handful of Brothers in 1911, the Lasallian Brothers have successfully built a well-renowned institution and educated  leaders in the course of 100 years. The De La Salle Brothers is distributed among the different Lasallian academic institutions around the country and around the world. Serving as faculty members or administrators, the Lasallian Brothers…


Getting student justice in DLSU: All in due time
News Feature //

Laws apply to both the governing and the governed. They are kept to maintain order, reprimand wrongdoings and to protect everyone, maintaining equal treatment among those in power and the citizenry. Due process enforces the basic right of protection against accusers, and authenticates the validity of a law-breaking act. As mandated by Art. III, Sec.1…


Fall in World Rankings: Decline in Quality of PHL Education?
Straight News // October 20, 2011

The top four universities in the Philippines failed to enter the top 300 in the Times Higher Education Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS) for 2011. Though the University of the Philippines (UP) still leads first in the country, its ranking dropped to 332nd from 314th last year, according to the QS survey. This is…