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Samantha Cenizal
On voices unheard: The Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017
Straight News // August 31, 2017

It was in May 2 when Senate Bill 1354 or the Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017 was approved on its third and final reading. Voting 19-0, the Philippine Senate passed the bill which seeks to mandate the provisions of affordable and accessible mental health services in the country. Since its authorization, the bill has…

DLSU Laguna Campus offers 18 undergrad programs in AY 2017 – 2018
News Feature // July 24, 2017

Starting Academic Year (AY) 2017 – 2018, the DLSU Laguna Campus will be offering 18 undergraduate degree programs. The courses to be offered next AY include the following: AB English Studies AB in International Studies major in Chinese Studies AB in International Studies major in Japanese Studies AB in Political Science (pre-law) BS in Business…

DLSP, CBCP deny harboring of Turkish terrorists in PH NGOs
Straight News // July 21, 2017

Last July 13, Turkish Ambassador Esra Cankorur reported that terrorists from the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) were allegedly being harbored by Philippine non-government organizations (NGO) Integrative Center for Alternative Development Foundation, Inc. (ICAD) and Pacific Dialogue Foundation, Inc. (PDF), adding that FETO is now present in 50 different countries and is seeking to expand its…

Political parties highlight plans for incoming 2017 USG General Elections
News Feature // July 2, 2017

Every third term of the academic year welcomes the onset of the University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) season in DLSU. During GE, all positions in the USG are opened, including five positions in the Executive Board (EB), eight positions in the college governments, 57 positions in the batch governments, and four slots allocated…

DLSU, EU, and FNF hold National YoEUth Debate
Straight News // May 26, 2017

Last May 23, the European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, DLSU Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, Formation, and Empowerment, and DLSU University Student Government (USG) jointly organized the National YoEUth Debate on Human Rights in Business and Economic Freedom held at The Verdure of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall….

Looking into the pros and cons of using Turnitin
Straight News // March 6, 2017

To promote originality and to counter plagiarism among its students’ outputs, DLSU professors utilize various countermeasures, one of which is an online cloud-based tool called Turnitin. The software offers complete web-based services to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically. In the University, Turnitin is available for any professor to use.   Policy…

Changes and developments in Animo BIZ since 2013
News Feature // February 4, 2017

The Animo Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) was established in July 2013 as an avenue for student entrepreneurs to test out their business ideas in one of the six pods located at the Br. Bloemen Hall. In the past three and a half years, the student enterprises, all of which have been food enterprises so far,…

A year in review: DLSU 2016
Straight News // January 30, 2017

The past year has been a rollercoaster of events, bringing both developments and challenges for the Lasallian community. With the beginning of a new year, The LaSallian looks back on the significant and memorable events that transpired in the University last 2016.     Myriad of challenges brought by K to 12 Prior to the…

The plight of the country’s indigenous community
National Situationer Straight News // November 16, 2016

This October, around 3,000 indigenous peoples (IP) consisting of 153 ethnolinguistic groups gathered in Metro Manila for a national caravan dubbed as the “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya para sa Sariling Pagpapasya at Makatarungang Kapayapaan.” The caravan, which began on October 8 in Mindanao, sought to raise awareness on the issues of commercialization and militarization of the…

DLSU bags awards in 2016 NMUN DC
Straight News // November 14, 2016

The DLSU delegation which participated in this year’s National Model United Nations (NMUN) in Washington D.C. was lauded the distinguished delegation award last November 13. The delegation, which represented New Zealand, also bagged two best position paper awards for the committees of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Security Council (SC). According to Training…