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Rebekah Navarro
OTREAS launches 50/50 tuition installment scheme
News Feature // October 20, 2017

In fulfillment of the University’s mission to provide more opportunities to the underprivileged and the marginalized, the University Student Government’s (USG) Office of the Executive Treasurer (OTREAS) recently launched the 50/50 tuition instalment scheme. Spearheaded by former USG Executive Treasurer Brian Chen, the project gives students the option to pay their tuition and fees with…


UAAP: Green Tankers claim silver, Lady Tankers finish fourth in Season 80
Sports News UAAP 80 // October 15, 2017

The DLSU Green and Lady Tankers showed promising performances in both individual and team events but came up short in bringing home the championship in this year’s UAAP Season 80 Swimming Tournament held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex Swimming Pool last October 12 to 15. In this year’s event, the Green Tankers garnered a…


Faculty, student dress codes: A look at the current developments
News Feature // September 24, 2017

Appendix Z, Section 4.2 of the 2015-2018 DLSU Student Handbook lists down implementing guidelines for the dress code policy and mandates the Security Office to enforce the policy as students enter the campus. Despite its strict “No Compliance, No Entry” guideline, several students manage to bypass the system and there are reportedly several inconsistencies in…


Ten Questions for DLSP President Br. Armin Luistro FSC
News Feature // September 7, 2017

Br. Armin Luistro FSC is not an unfamiliar name within the Lasallian community. He is a former president and chancellor of the University and served as the first president of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP). He also served as the secretary of the Department of Education from 2010 to 2016. This year on July 1,…


As drug war results in approx. 9,000 homicide cases, gov’t denies statistics
Straight News // July 5, 2017

The “war on drugs” has been ongoing ever since President Rodrigo Duterte took up office last June 2016, in line with his promises to eradicate crime and drugs in the country. The campaign has involved an increased crackdown on illegal drugs throughout the country, most notably in a program known as Operation Tokhang. While the…


Understanding the controversies amid Duterte’s cabinet appointees
Straight News // June 29, 2017

The current administration has been turning heads over its decision-making for the past months since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office. From controversial statements made by the president, policies implemented which garnered much support, and cabinet appointees which critics find questionable, the first year of the current administration has essentially disrupted the country’s political landscape. Whether…


Animusika 2017: Lights, music, and sounds
Feature Writer's recap // June 25, 2017

In celebration of the University’s Vision-Mission Week and the never-ending love for Original Pilipino Music (OPM), Animusika, the awaited culmination night concert, was held at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall Grounds last June 16. Pursuing its annual tradition of promoting the local sound, Animusika featured musical acts such as Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, SUD, Imago,…


Responsible usage of social media highlighted in DANUM’s campus journalism seminar
Straight News // June 19, 2017

  Many journalists utilize social media as a tool to deliver news. In line with this, the Dalubhasaan ng mga Umuusbong na Mag-aaral ng Araling Filipino (DANUM) conducted a whole day journalism seminar entitled Dyorno last June 17 that aimed to promote the responsible usage of social media among campus journalists. The event was integrated…


A look into the publishing process of the DLSU Publishing House
News Feature // May 1, 2017

Established in 2012, the De La Salle University Publishing House (DLSUPH), formerly known as the Academic Publications Office (APO), has been a renowned center of information dissemination. DLSUPH aims to promote the educational mission of the University by distributing academic work of researchers in the field of Philippine reviews, classifications, concentrated and peer-evaluated research, course…


Tax reform in the Philippines: A look at fuel tax and its alternatives
National Situationer Straight News // March 11, 2017

In a nationwide initiative to generate revenues, the Philippine government recently proposed a P6 per liter increase in diesel, gasoline, and cooking oil. The tax reform proposal is intended to help fund the administration’s infrastructure program, as well as to keep the president’s promise to reform the fuel tax system, which is widely considered outdated…