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Editorial
A challenge to the USG
by The LaSallian
Editorial // July 21, 2017

This year’s University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) has seen an engaging campaign period–only that the publicity it received was mostly negative. Since the start of the election season, allegations of corruption resurfaced and new scandals emerged amid calls for abstention. In what was the second GE following the Special Elections (SE) held in…


Championing the masses
by The LaSallian
Editorial General Elections Opinion // July 14, 2017

It was on the eve of September 3, 2016 when the Lasallian community was introduced to a controversy that would rouse the political consciousness of the students. An anonymous write up containing allegations of corruption involving several members of the University Student Government (USG) circulated online, prompting immediate actions of deflection by the incumbent officers….


In response to martial law
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // July 1, 2017

It has been a tumultuous few weeks for the Philippines. Last May 23, firefights and clashes between the Philippine government and Maute troops erupted in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, after failed attempts by the military to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was reported to have been in the city. The death toll…


A renewed sense of urgency
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // May 20, 2017

Last April 4, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit the province of Batangas, and tremors were felt in Metro Manila and the rest of the southern part of Luzon island. A series of aftershocks that would continue throughout the next four days was capped with more powerful twin earthquakes that hit the same province on April…


Stifling cyber-mockery
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // February 20, 2017

A few weeks ago, a post on the DLSU Profs to Pick page on Facebook blew up when a student posted a lengthy rant about his search for a girlfriend. He would then go on to ask if any girl reading the post was willing to be his significant other so that his long search…


Saving the MMFF
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // February 4, 2017

Last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) ran from December 25, 2016 until the first week of January 2017, and was the 42nd edition of the annual tradition to take place. Since 1975, the yearly festival has been putting the spotlight on local films by only allowing Filipino films to be screened in theatres during…


Virtue before virality
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // November 11, 2016

In this day and age, it’s normal for people to measure things in likes and shares on Facebook or Twitter. Whether it’s a competition scored on the number of likes a picture receives, a company constantly monitoring data to determine how to strengthen its viewership and reach, or even a teenager thinking up a funny…


The true Marcos
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 10, 2016

The Supreme Court (SC) made history last Tuesday, November 8, after voting 9-5 to dismiss all petitions challenging the burial of Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LNMB), thus allowing the former president and dictator’s remains to be moved to the highly regarded cemetery. The LaSallian stands with the thousands of voices of martial…


With intention to offend
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // October 30, 2016

Sat-ire. Noun. The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues—at least, that’s what a quick Google search will tell you. In a day and age when responsible social media usage is more relevant than ever before,…


In defense of editorials
by Althea Gonzales
Editorial Opinion // October 18, 2016

A couple of months ago, The LaSallian ran an editorial on former President Ferdinand Marcos, whose scheduled burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) was the talk of town at the time. The former dictator, remembered by many for the atrocities and human rights violations rampant during his rule and by some for his…