Articles By
Bianca Suarez
To the last four years
Opinion // September 30, 2017

T-minus two weeks until I cap off my stay in this University. After four years, two program shifts, and 56 units of unnecessary classes, it would be an understatement to say that I am ready to graduate. However, instead of finishing the mountainous amount of work I have due in the next few days, including…

On the changing landscape of DLSU student politics: A look at the 2009 USG constitution
In Review // August 11, 2017

The University Student Government (USG) was established as the new form of government in 2010 following the plebiscite which revamped the Student Council (SC). Accompanying this shift from SC to USG was the ratification of the 2009 USG constitution containing the rights of students, as well as the different guidelines and frameworks by which the…

Amid scandals and extensions, 2017 USG GE ends with 54.41% voter turnout
News Feature // August 9, 2017

Following various scandals and voting extensions in the 2017 University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), the voter turnout reached 54.41 percent of the undergraduate student body, with 54 seats won by Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon), 19 for Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat), and one independent candidate. Independent candidate Mikee De Vega was…

Political parties highlight plans for incoming 2017 USG General Elections
News Feature // July 2, 2017

Every third term of the academic year welcomes the onset of the University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) season in DLSU. During GE, all positions in the USG are opened, including five positions in the Executive Board (EB), eight positions in the college governments, 57 positions in the batch governments, and four slots allocated…

Civil liberties and democracy open forum highlights millennials’ role in the political landscape
Straight News // June 11, 2017

Last June 8, De La Salle Philippines held “Gathering of Hope: An Open Forum on Civil Liberties and Democracy” at the 20th floor Multipurpose Hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall. The forum highlighted the current administration’s recent declaration of martial law in Marawi City, campaign against drugs, and phenomenon of “Dutertismo”, among several others….

Anime and why you should give it a chance
Opinion // May 22, 2017

I never thought that I would be writing a column about anime; however, as the art form consistently gets rejected and belittled despite the growing number of beautiful pieces, I can’t help but try to reach out to people to give it a chance. Usually, when I tell people that I watch anime—unless I’m speaking…

A look into the publishing process of the DLSU Publishing House
News Feature // May 1, 2017

Established in 2012, the De La Salle University Publishing House (DLSUPH), formerly known as the Academic Publications Office (APO), has been a renowned center of information dissemination. DLSUPH aims to promote the educational mission of the University by distributing academic work of researchers in the field of Philippine reviews, classifications, concentrated and peer-evaluated research, course…

The problem with modesty
Opinion // March 26, 2017

As I was going down SJ Walk today, I passed by a poster that had the following quote by Boona Mohammad, a male Canadian poet: Beauty without modesty is like a conversation without honesty. I just had to stop and stare because I didn’t understand the analogy at all. Now, modesty can mean numerous things….

On ride-sharing apps: Lasallians cite safety and other concerns
News Feature // March 6, 2017

In an informal survey conducted by The LaSallian among 53 respondents, 85 percent claim they used popular ride-sharing applications Uber and Grab. Majority of those who did not use the popular applications stated that they had their own cars, while the others found it easier to commute. Meanwhile, 17 percent identify the ride-sharing applications as…

Looking ahead: What to expect in 2017
Feature // February 22, 2017

Since coming into office on June 30 last year, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has remained a staple in news headlines. The latter half of 2016 has been filled with reports and analyses of Duterte’s words and actions. Although he maintains a high approval rating of 83 percent in the recently conducted Pulse Asia survey, Duterte…