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Jaime Papa
The pieces of Maher Al Raee, the Filipino citizen
Feature // April 18, 2017

Maher Mohammed Al Raee spends his afternoons in calm contemplation. With a mug of tea in one hand and a cigarette in the other, he settles comfortably in his chair, surveying his idyllic neighbourhood, and taking in the afternoon breeze and figures that flit through the streets: Tricycles, cars, the occasional passerby. A look of…


Cutting across the conventional relationship
Feature // March 6, 2017

The strongest of bonds are forged from the fires of the toughest challenges; be it by proximity, societal perception, or just simply superficial incompatibility. These are barriers faced by the modern day Romeos and Juliets who struggle to gain recognition that their love is not so different at its core. When it comes to love,…


Rant & Rave: Metro Manila Film Festival [Part 2 of 2]
Feature Rant & Rave // January 18, 2017

  Oro Reviewed by Samantha Se Oro is based on the true story of a tiny village situated on an isolated island. The islands’ inhabitants make their living by extracting and purifying gold deposits that they collect from a cave near their village. This is a major source of income for the villagers’ families, and…


The Pinoy touch on horror films
Feature // November 13, 2016

It’s that spooky time of the year again and your socials are gonna be flooded with pictures of everyone putting on their scariest and most ironic costumes. Don’t worry if you don’t get your fill of spookiness from the parties you’ll be attending, there’s always everyone’s masochistic treat of choice—horror movies! As the years go…


The Senior High experience
Feature // November 5, 2016

De La Salle University is the new home of several starry eyed senior high schoolers. Beginning their classes last June, the senior high students are now the new faces in the Lasallian community. They’re not that hard to spot; their IDs are worn horizontally and they move in droves, at times carrying with them an…


Sink or swim: Stories of fresh grads
Feature // September 29, 2016

Think of it as a whole new level of Werewolf on Telegram. You’re a lowly villager whose life has been dedicated to being industrious and hardworking, yet you’re vulnerable to wolves who can devour you within seconds. Parallel to the game, there are a number of possible real-life scenarios which can occur once you graduate…


The Campus Journalism Awards: Nation building through effective journalism
August 19, 2016

The annual Campus Journalism Awards (CJA), a La Salle tradition, was organized and held by Green and White, the official yearbook publication of De La Salle University, last August 6th. The Campus Journalism Awards has honed the journalistic skills of Lasallians for the last 27 years—DLSU has always valued the craft of journalism, and this…


Models Inc.
Feature // August 16, 2016

DLSU has always had a reputation for producing celebrities, from Edu Manzano in the 1970s, to Rico Yan in the 1990s, and all the way to Enchong Dee in the mid-2000s. However, the recent expansion of social media into the mainstream has helped usher in a relatively newer breed of Lasallian celebrity: the student-model, one…


Shedding light on Lasallian breastfeeding mothers
Feature // August 6, 2016

Women faculty and personnel work for different reasons, but one that we cannot deny is that most of them have families to provide for. Some of them gave birth years ago, others just recently. We call them ‘ate,’ ‘ma’am,’ or ‘miss,’ but for those waiting for them in their homes, they are ‘mom’ or ‘mama.’…


Good Filipinos: The path to improvement
Feature Writer's recap // June 26, 2016

Last June 10th, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) held an event entitled “Good Filipinos”, at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City. In attendance were the upper echelons of the Philippine government, such as congressmen and generals, as well as luminaries within the private sector dedicated to the improvement of their country. The presenters…