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Frank Santiago
Federalism in the Philippine Context
National Situationer Straight News // March 15, 2018

Aside from his war against corruption and illegal drugs, one of the landmark aspects of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign is the shift to a federal government. Touted as the solution to the growing socio-economic divide between the capital and the far-flung regions of the Philippines, federalism aims to provide regions an equal playing field by…


The real score between DLSU and PUSO
News Feature // February 20, 2018

Despite several disagreements between the De La Salle University Parents of University Student Organization (PUSO) and the University administration, the parents’ organization has confirmed that they are still in operation. In a recent interview with The LaSallian, DLSU-PUSO president Atty. Dindo T. Garciano has clarified that, contrary to earlier reports, their office has not been…


In review: On student politics, an ever-changing landscape
News Feature // October 24, 2015

This article is the first of a series. Politics within the University has been a near-constant reality in the lives of DLSU students. At the same time, the political atmosphere at DLSU is also continuously changing. New events, situations, and issues—whether positive or negative—bring to light the various ways that campus politics at DLSU has…


What can we learn from GE 2015?
Commentary // October 19, 2015

Late February this year, The LaSallian was up and about preparing for the annual University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) Special, due to be released weeks prior to the actual voting. At the time, candidates were yet to be named, candidacies were yet to be filed, and we were busy looking for angles that…


LA on online trade of courses, OVPIA and COMELEC appointments
Straight News // August 10, 2015

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held a session last August 8 in the University Student Government (USG) conference room to deliberate on appointments for the Vice President for Internal Affairs and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) commissioners, as well as to discuss the recent issue on buying and selling of courses among University students during enlistment period….


What’s the deal with rankings?
Commentary // June 26, 2015

I’m sure you’ve already heard this one—just last week, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released their Asian University Rankings for this year, and coming as no surprise to those who have been observing these rankings for the past few years, De La Salle University slid down a few notches, now landing in the 181-190 bracket* after being…


LA holds last session for the year, approves manifestos on nat’l elections, ROTC suspension
Straight News // May 12, 2015

The Legislative Assembly convened for a final time this academic year (AY) on their last regular session, held last May 8 at the European Documentation Center Conference Room. The legislative body passed two resolutions on the release of two manifestos during the session. The first manifesto approved by the body calls for the youth’s participation in…


Judiciary declares LA reso unconstitutional, ceases Special Elections
Straight News // April 23, 2015

The University Student Government (USG) Special Elections, which was slated to take place late into this term, has been cancelled as declared by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in an announcement released last April 16. According to the statement, the said elections were found to be unconstitutional through investigations done by the Judiciary.


COMELEC releases GE winners, six out of 75 positions filled
Straight News // April 9, 2015

Better luck next time. Just six of the 75 seats in the University Student Government (USG) were won in this year’s General Elections (GE), according to the list of official winners released by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) last April 7. Only the candidates from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) who vied for the positions…


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…