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Frank Santiago
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…


COMELEC releases 2018 Special Elections results, nine seats left unfilled
Special Elections Straight News // December 3, 2018

Only nine seats are left unfilled in this year’s University Student Government Special Elections (SE), according to the results posted by the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) last December 3. According to the commission, five seats in the Manila Campus—the Vice President for External Affairs, the College President for the Gokongwei College of Engineering, and…


DLSU-PUSO clarifies rationale behind email on uncollected fees
News Feature // November 30, 2018

Last November 11, students received an email sent by Student Services, which highlighted that uncollected fees from Term 2 and 3 of Academic Year (AY) 2017-2018 allocated to the De La Salle University-Parents of University Student Organizations (DLSU-PUSO) are to be collected in the upcoming term. As the attached letter signed by the heads of…


Be professional
Opinion // November 15, 2018

I recently had a quick conversation with my boss at work. We usually discuss a diverse set of topics, ranging from work-related concepts to life lessons to even our personal opinions on classic films (we both have a fondness for Scorsese). As someone starting out in the corporate world, I always found his insight helpful….


Mismanaged activities main cause of SLIFE moratorium
News Feature // November 8, 2018

From September 10 to October 10 this year, student groups’ operations came to a halt as the Office of Student Leadership Involvement, Formation, and Empowerment (SLIFE) issued a one month moratorium effectively stopping activities carried out by the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) and the University Student Government (USG). With the ban now no longer…


The price to pay: Ramifications of rising PH inflation
National Situationer Straight News // November 7, 2018

In August 2018, the Philippine inflation rate soared to 6.4 percent, the highest in the past nine years. The following month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported it rising to 6.7 percent—a small increase, but still far above estimates. The reason, as PSA reported, was due to price increases seen on food, transportation, and utilities….


Overnight at DLSU: Defer – Part Two
Off the Beaten Track // November 2, 2018

The LaSallian meant for there to only be one article; however, so much happened that night that warranted the article to be split into two. None of us expected to feel this frightened. None of us ever fathomed the possibility of this much fear rattling around in our ribcage. But here we are: we survived…


DLSU lands in 2019 THE World Rankings
News Feature // October 25, 2018

It’s one for the books. De La Salle University (DLSU) made its debut appearance in this year’s World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education (THE), settling in the 800-1000 bracket, making it the sole private university in the Philippines to do so, and one of only two Philippine universities on the list.   Research…


On student activity ban, suspension of judiciary
News Feature // October 20, 2018

It’s been a rough month for student organizations. The student body was met with multiple issues at the start of Academic Year 2018-2019 from a suspension order on the University Student Government Judiciary; a sudden change of director in the Office of Student Leadership Involvement, Formation and Empowerment (SLIFE); and a month-long moratorium, which halted…


Trillanes arrest, minimum age of criminal liability, inquiry on Judiciary tackled in LA session
Straight News // October 16, 2018

A Legislative Assembly (LA) session was held last October 15 to revisit the open letter protesting Senator Antonio Trillanes’ unjust arrest, to call for a manifesto on the lowering of the age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 12 years old, and to call for an inquiry on the University Student Government (USG)…