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Frank Santiago
On the positive implications of the new HIV-AIDS law
News Feature // February 16, 2019

Under the new law, the government will implement a multi-sectoral approach in addressing the spread of the virus, as well as punishing those who discriminate against individuals positive with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).     A much needed update One of the major changes called for by the new law is the removal of the…


Sexual harassment manifesto unanimously passed by LA
Straight News // February 5, 2019

After two sessions of intense debate, the Legislative Assembly (LA) unanimously passed a resolution for a manifesto on the recent sexual harassment incident during their session last February 4. The statement was in response to an article published by The LaSallian last January 10 that highlighted claims of sexual harassment against a DLSU professor. In…


Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block inaugurated
Straight News // January 19, 2019

The Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block was officially instituted last January 18 as an addition to the developing DLSU Laguna Campus. In partnership with Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the block will be maximized through housing cooperative innovations of students and faculty.     Forward-looking Laguna Campus While the DLSU Manila Campus has…


HSO services draw flak from students
News Feature // January 16, 2019

Disrespectful, unaccommodating, and rude—these were but some of the words students chose to describe the clinic staff of the Health Services Office (HSO) after becoming the subject of several scathing posts on the DLSU Freedom Wall last December. The office, which is under the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Services (OAVCCS), aims…


Rant & Rave: The Other Side of the Wind
Feature Rant & Rave // January 15, 2019

“There are these divine accidents. It’s the only thing that keeps films from being dead.” Orson Welles often attributed the best part of films to what he called “divine accidents”—the perfect shot or even the perfect scene was born from these, he claimed. Perhaps it’s a divine accident then that after over four decades since…


Think before you act
Opinion // January 14, 2019

“Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.” You’ve probably heard this line countless times before. Growing up, this served both as a warning and a mindset to me. We had a Computer class every year, a staple of my pre-college education. While my grade school teachers taught me the basics—how to boot a computer,…


DLSU professor accused of sexually harassing students
News Feature // January 12, 2019

A post made rounds on Facebook last October when an anonymous Marketing Management student claimed on the DLSU Freedom Wall page that one of their professors, who hailed from the Marketing and Advertising Department (MAD), sexually harassed and humiliated her and her classmates. The post, which has since been taken down along with the original…


John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center officially launched
Straight News //

One of DLSU’s newest buildings, the John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center, had its formal launch last January 11 at the DLSU Laguna Campus. The new four-storey building is presently the home of Ubisoft Philippines, which partnered with the University in 2016 and has since offered degree programs in game development exclusive to the campus. With…


In retrospect: The Philippines in 2018
National Situationer News Feature // December 31, 2018

Numerous developments in the Philippines were brought to light this year marked also by numerous controversies that sprung up. Economic developments brought about by policy changes related to taxes and inflation were some of the major factors that drove markets. Various politicians were also the face of different controversies throughout 2018, with impeachment trials, corruption…


Addressing concerns, complaints on GCOE Student Services
News Feature // December 17, 2018

Rose* shifted degree programs within the Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) and was in the middle of processing the necessary paperwork when she found difficulty in coordinating with one of the offices involved. According to her, the person present was rude in providing her the needed assistance, despite the fact that all her papers were…