Articles By
Enrico Sebastian Salazar
Between infestation and sanitation: Are the restaurants around DLSU safe?
News Feature // March 14, 2019

Just when Laeticia Lacerna’s friend was starting to enjoy her bowl of bacsilog—a meal composed of bacon, fried rice, and fried egg—she noticed something unusual: it had cockroaches. Lacerna, a first year student studying human resource management in De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, immediately took a photo of the tainted food and uploaded it…


USG, Central Committee incur P364k loss from UnivWeek 2018
News Feature // March 11, 2019

University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) 2018 was a disaster—financially, at least. The annual week-long event, held from June 1 to 9 last year, incurred a net loss of P364,268.36, as confirmed by both former University Student Government (USG) Vice President for Internal Affairs Brian Chen and UVMW 2018 Project Head Diego Santiago. Based on the income…


#NotForSale: On the commercialized and online sexual exploitation of youth
National Situationer Straight News // March 10, 2019

Held last March 7 at the Work Folk Collaborative Spaces in Makati, Plan International’s event titled Face Your Peer discussed the growing rate of violence against children within the Philippines. It pressed the youth to advocate against the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) by taking part in…


Diokno: ‘Help put back the faith in the justice system’
Straight News // February 27, 2019

“I couldn’t keep silent anymore,” Atty. Chel Diokno declared when asked about the reason behind his decision to run for senator. The 58 year-old human rights lawyer visited the Agno Food Court last February 26 to engage in an informal dialogue with members of the Lasallian community. Despite his intention to run, the senatorial candidate…


Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Award bestowed on Ressa, Bishop David
Straight News //

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa were conferred this year’s Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Award at a formal awarding held last February 26 at The Verdure, fifth floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The former’s brother, University of the Philippines sociology professor and journalist Randy David, received the award on his…


UP Journalism Club hosts journalism forum on election coverage, educating voters
National Situationer Straight News // February 23, 2019

With campaign season for the 2019 senatorial elections well underway, the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication (CMC) hosted Knowing Your Choice: A Forum on Election Coverage last February 21 at the UP CMC Auditorium to discuss how different forms of media strive to remain critical and mindful when it comes to…


Manifesto grammar fixes, STCG resignations highlighted in LA session
Straight News // February 20, 2019

The Legislative Assembly (LA) convened in the University Student Government (USG) Session Hall last February 18 to finalize two resolutions addressing the recent arrest of Rappler head Maria Ressa and commemorating the 33rd People Power Revolution anniversary. Only 15 representatives were present in the proceedings, reaching an implied quorum—the minimum number needed to pass a…


Getting to know the Student Discipline Formation Office
News Feature // February 17, 2019

Situated at the ground floor of St. Joseph Hall is the Student Discipline Formation Office (SDFO), which maintains student discipline and promotes proper student decorum. Headed by its director, Michael Millanes, the office aims to instill the values of responsibility and vigilance in students through the implementation of the Student Handbook provisions. It also serves…


Journalists, supporters stand with Rappler amid Maria Ressa arrest
National Situationer Straight News // February 14, 2019

“No amount of legal cases, black propaganda, and lies can silence Filipino journalists who continue to hold the line.” This was a statement quoted from Maria Ressa, Chief Executive Officer of Rappler, who was arrested late afternoon on February 13 by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) due to her alleged connection to a cyber…


Strengthening Lasallian bonds: #TakBro2019
Straight News // January 27, 2019

The De La Salle Brothers of the Philippines held their first event for 2019 in Vermosa Estate, Imus, Cavite on January 27 with the race titled TakBro 2019. In partnership with Pinoy Aspiring Runners, the event aimed to attract both the Lasallian and non-Lasallian communities for a 3-5-10-kilometer fun run in order to raise funds…