Articles By
Josemaria Rustia
Road to 2016: Lasallians and the 2016 nat’l elections
National Situationer Road to 2016 // September 24, 2015

Next year’s election period officially begins on January 10, according to the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC)’s recently promulgated Resolution No. 9981. The resolution also prescribes the calendar of activities in connection with the National and Local Elections (NLE), set to be held on May 9, 2016. Campaign period for candidates running for President, Vice…


DLSU undergoes preparations for longterm effects of K-12
News Feature //

Amid various curricular and logistical issues resulting from the K-12 enhanced basic education program, DLSU Chancellor Dr. Gerardo Janairo and Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda ensure that the University is currently preparing for its upcoming effects. The K-12 program added two years to the previous four years of the high school level, resulting…


DLSU hosts ASEAN+3 Youth Cultural Forum 2015
Straight News // September 13, 2015

The ASEAN University Network (AUN), in cooperation with DLSU, held the ASEAN +3 Youth Cultural Forum 2015 (AYCF) from September 7 to 10 with the theme “One Asia: Framing the Face of ASEAN +3 to our Youth through Culture and the Arts.” Hosted by DLSU, the four-day event featured lectures, round-table discussions, workshops, cultural performances,…


A forthcoming crisis:
Metro Manila, DLSU lay out plans for the “Big One”
News Feature // July 8, 2015

Better be ready. Based on a 2004 Metropolitan Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS), it has been over 357 years since the West Valley Fault shifted and shook Metro Manila in 1658. The study posits that the fault line moves every 400 to 600 years — which implies that the city is already due for another earthquake…


DLSU student’s laptop and other valuables stolen in fast food restaurant
Straight News // May 14, 2015

According to a report by the Malate Police Station, DLSU student Neil Andrei Duguran (III, MEM-MR) fell victim to theft on May 13 as his backpack, which contained most of his personal belongings and school materials, including a laptop, was stolen by two male suspects dressed as students at Tori Box along Fidel Reyes Street,…


DLSAA honors Lasallians in One La Salle Night of Excellence
News Feature // April 25, 2015

One La Salle Night of Excellence (OLSNOE), a biennial awarding ceremony hosted by the De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA), was held last April 24 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium to recognize outstanding Lasallian groups and individuals in their respective fields.  “Our 2015 awardees are being honored tonight for their dedication, passion and excellence in…


DLSU holds drill for in-campus fire emergencies
Straight News // April 15, 2015

An unannounced fire drill took place on the morning of April 14, simulating the procedure that would occur in the case of a sudden fire within DLSU campus buildings. In various buildings on campus, students and teachers were asked by security guards to evacuate and gather at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space (CADS).   Knowing…


LA approves special elections guidelines, filing of candidacy now underway
Straight News // March 29, 2015

After the dismal turnout of this year’s University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), the Legislative Assembly (LA) has decided to approve a resolution that calls for another round of elections in a session conducted last March 27. As stated in the resolution, Special Elections will be held to fill the vacant seats in the…


DLSU COL attains 56.5 percent passing rate
2014 Bar Exams //

After five months of waiting, the results are in. Twenty-six out of the 46 De La Salle University – College of Law (DLSU-COL) pioneers passed the 2014 Bar Exams. DLSU-COL Dean Jose Diokno shared in an October 2014 interview that he wishes to see the first batch of graduates garner a passing rate comparable to…


DLSU ROTC faces one-year suspension, up for evaluation
News Feature //

Students were met with confusion earlier this month when a petition began making rounds in social media asking for the retention of DLSU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Although no formal announcement from the administration has yet been made, the said program will be suspended in AY 2015-2016 for both the DLSU-Manila and DLSU-CSB campuses….