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Vivean Pallera
Behind the scenes of University Vision-Mission Week 2017
News Feature // June 20, 2017

The University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) is an annual fixture in the lives of Lasallians. This year’s theme, Imakadiwa: Sigaw ng Paglilingkod, aptly reflected the Lasallian core value of service for others. The week-long celebration officially began on June 8, with University and college-initiated events taking place simultaneously at the Taft and STC campuses. This 2017,…


DLSU Korean students speak up on South Korean president’s impeachment
Straight News // May 17, 2017

Last March 10, 2017, former President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Park Geun-hye became the first democratically-elected president in the country to be removed in office after a constitutional court upheld her impeachment amid charges of extortion, bribery, abuse of power, and leaking government secrets. The decision essentially nullifies the executive immunity that Park…


17 years of debates on the Anti-Discrimination Bill
Straight News // April 4, 2017

For 17 years, House Bill 267 or the “Anti-Discrimination Bill (ADB) on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” has been repeatedly refiled in previous Congresses. The most recent efforts to reinitiate debates on the bill came from Representative Geraldine Roman of the First District of Bataan, who delivered a privilege speech urging members…


USG releases first budget transparency report, OTREAS with biggest balance
Straight News // March 8, 2017

The DLSU University Student Government (USG) released its first ever budget transparency report, which detailed down the current balances of various USG units, last January 22. From the report, students can also monitor the activities being organized by the Executive Board (EB), as well as their respective batch governments and college governments. According to Executive…


Clarifying issues with midterm and final examination schedules
Straight News // February 27, 2017

As a measure of assessing a student’s proficiency and knowledge on a subject, examinations are regularly conducted. Aside from quizzes, the University also implements midterm examinations during the seventh or eighth week of the term. Meanwhile, final examinations are held during the 14th week. While these assessments often follow a fixed departmental schedule, some classes…


Anakbayan – Vito Cruz denounces ‘gov’t fascism’ in recent protests
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Last February 16, 22, and 23, members from the Anakbayan – Vito Cruz chapter staged a series of peaceful protests along Agno Street, expressing their indignation against what they believe to be the implementation of “state fascism” in the current administration. Anakbayan is known to be a comprehensive national democratic mass organization for the youth….


Lasallians take a stand against Marcos burial at LNMB
News Feature // December 22, 2016

The University has been vocal about its objection to the burial of former president turned dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). Adorning the pillars of the St. La Salle Hall in black cloth and organizing protests have been among the actions taken by the University and De La Salle Philippines (DLSP)…


SHS Student Council initiates first round of projects
Straight News // December 19, 2016

Current students of DLSU’s Senior High School (SHS) are regarded as the pioneer batch of the University since the enactment of the K-12 program. The SHS program was meant to address the lean years wherein a drop in freshman enrollment is expected to occur. The SHS program offers three academic strands for its students: Accountancy,…


The plight of the country’s indigenous community
National Situationer Straight News // November 16, 2016

This October, around 3,000 indigenous peoples (IP) consisting of 153 ethnolinguistic groups gathered in Metro Manila for a national caravan dubbed as the “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya para sa Sariling Pagpapasya at Makatarungang Kapayapaan.” The caravan, which began on October 8 in Mindanao, sought to raise awareness on the issues of commercialization and militarization of the…


Cervical Cancer Awareness and Prevention event held at DLSU
Straight News // November 14, 2016

Last November 14, three organizational communication students, in partnership with the Philippine Cancer Society and DLSU Health Services Office conducted a Cervical Cancer Awareness and Prevention event at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall Grounds and Enrique Razon Sports Complex clinic. The event was held in order to discuss the realities behind cervical cancer, to promote…