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Frank Santiago
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)…

Commentary: Let’s talk about you and memes
Beyond La Salle // August 26, 2018

Whenever I open my Facebook or Twitter for a quick break in class or at work, I always find myself looking at strange images, sometimes with witty captions, while other times filled with speech bubbles delivering ironic or even unapologetic banters. If this sounds familiar, it’s because I’m talking about memes. When Richard Dawkins first…

General Elections News Feature // July 13, 2018

This year’s General Elections (GE) will be one that won’t easily be forgotten. Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon boasts of a complete slate entering election season while Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista will not be fielding any candidates. For the past years, the student body has witnessed how the two parties storm in room to room…

Anti: Of prose, controversies, and she
General Elections News Feature //

As the academic year slowly draws to a close and with the 2018 General Elections (GE) right around the corner, President Mikee De Vega discusses some of the issues spotlighted under her administration, including her being antagonized in the eyes of members of the student body.   Reliving the experience to empower While this school…

Why Vote?
General Elections News Feature // July 12, 2018

In a few days’ time, students will once again vote for the next batch of government officers in the DLSU. Once again, the school will swell with students clad in bright colors sharing their platforms here and there, crossing their arms firmly, nodding left, right, and middle and ending their speeches with battle cries of…

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….