Along the rails: Living by the tracks
by Ella Baccay and Katherine Moro
Commentary Feature // August 30, 2018

The smokey fog makes it hard to see the heat coming from the train when it passes by almost unbearable, but what choice do they have? Early morning, people start milling around; grabbing their laundry and heading to wash them, crossing the tracks as if a speeding train doesn’t scare them one bit. The sound…

Issues surrounding the 2016 NLE
by Yasmin Cariño, Paulyn Navarrete and Debrah Louise Tabaquero
Commentary Road to 2016 // May 2, 2016

In less than a week, the 2016 National and Local Elections (NLE) will be held, allowing the Filipino people to vote for the candidates of their choice. One month before the elections, however, are we truly ready to vote? While the Filipino people continue to be on the lookout for candidates who will be transparent…

What can we learn from GE 2015?
by Frank Santiago
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…

What’s the deal with rankings?
by Frank Santiago
Commentary // June 26, 2015

I’m sure you’ve already heard this one—just last week, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released their Asian University Rankings for this year, and coming as no surprise to those who have been observing these rankings for the past few years, De La Salle University slid down a few notches, now landing in the 181-190 bracket* after being…

Misunderstanding the Mamasapano “misencounter”
by Frank Santiago
Commentary // March 3, 2015

Forty-four policemen dead – that was the final tally by the end of that fateful Sunday. Hours prior, the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were in the middle of undertaking a large-scale operation to hunt down two of the most wanted terrorists in the world. Originally planned as nothing more…

Who is the Philippines’ most important?
by Jose Felipe Montinola
Commentary // August 15, 2014

What are we looking at when we measure a person? We know Kareem has the most points, Gates has the most money, Shakira has the most likes, and Obama got the most votes. But does this make them the best athlete, businessman, personality, or president? It could, maybe for some, but not without further discussion….

Commentary: Discrepancies in the numbers
by Frank Santiago
Commentary // February 27, 2014

Whenever students hear about Mathematics, or see equations, formula and even x’s and y’s next to numbers, more often than not – and many people would agree to this statement – they cringe. It is as if a venomous snake had raised itself before them, staring deeply at into their eyes, patiently waiting for the…