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Warren Chua
Plight of Lumads, farmers highlighted in People’s Struggles Week
Straight News // December 17, 2018


Last November 5 to 17, One La Salle (OLS) for Human Rights and Democracy hosted People’s Struggles Week—an awareness campaign that touched on the plights of the Lumads, marginalized sectors, and other cultural minorities through forums, a candle lighting activity, and a rally. According to the organizers, one of the major goals of the event…


Candidates vie to fill positions, bare platforms in 2018 Special Elections Miting de Avance
Straight News // November 21, 2018

A sea of red and yellow washed over the Amphitheater last November 17 when candidates from both Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) bared their platforms in the 2018 University Student Government (USG) Special Elections (SE) Miting de Avance. Members from both parties shared their plans to the student…


Algae BIG Hub: On strengthening PH algae industry
Straight News // November 13, 2018

As part of the various research efforts of De La Salle University (DLSU), research centers are established that touch on a diverse set of disciplines. One of these centers, the Algae BioInnovation Global Hub, better known as Algae BIG Hub, aims to work hand in hand with the algae industry by collaborating with researchers, international…


The price to pay: Ramifications of rising PH inflation
National Situationer Straight News // November 7, 2018

In August 2018, the Philippine inflation rate soared to 6.4 percent, the highest in the past nine years. The following month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported it rising to 6.7 percent—a small increase, but still far above estimates. The reason, as PSA reported, was due to price increases seen on food, transportation, and utilities….


Minutes, yearlong plans discussed in LA session
Straight News // October 23, 2018

To revise and approve of the minutes of previous LA sessions, and to present the plan for this academic year, the Legislative Assembly (LA) convened last October 22 at the Office of Student Leadership Involvement, Formation and Empowerment (SLIFE) room on the third floor of Br. Connon Hall.   Changes, corrections to minutes One of…


University General Assembly highlights strategic plans for the year
News Feature // October 21, 2018

Last September 24, the University held its Annual General Assembly. Unlike prior assemblies, this year’s event, which began with a speech delivered by DLSU President Br. Ray Suplido FSC at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, also included assemblies hosted by deans of each respective college.   The President’s address Suplido, in his address, discussed DLSU’s accomplishments…


LA committee elections and Special Elections code discussed in LA session
Straight News // October 2, 2018

Last October 1, the fourth Legislative Assembly (LA) session was held at the USG Session Hall. In the session, the elections of the LA in respective committees and discussions on the amendments done for the Special Elections Code were done.   Election of LA committee heads The first agenda for the session was the election…


DLSU COMELEC raises plans of automation for succeeding elections
News Feature // September 15, 2018

The DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is planning to automate future University Student Government (USG) elections. With a team of five other developers, Troy Mirafuentes (III, CS-ST), project head, is hoping automation would speed up the election process and increase turnouts.   New Voting System The automated system of elections is an initiative the COMELEC…


A last look: Revisiting the highlights of USG 2017
News Feature //

With another academic year closing, and following the recently-concluded election season, Lasallians bid goodbye to the University Student Government (USG) of A.Y. 2017-2018, who assumed the role of serving the student body during their tenure. Led by USG President Mikee De Vega, the student government faced off the academic year with new projects and planned…


Looking Back: Recapping the U-break shift, policy changes, institutional developments in AY 17-18
News Feature // September 12, 2018

From a major calendar shift, to having new faces in the admin. From political disputes, to failures of candidacy. From establishing new facilities, to revoking modes of payment. From getting visited by a luminary in the business industry, to producing Lasallian achievers, A.Y. 2017-2018 is arguably one of the most controversial and eventful academic years…