The debate on debates
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // March 11, 2019

Last February 25, Otso Diretso requested Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) to participate in a debate in Plaza Miranda. Candidates from HNP did not show up, however, and instead opted to continue with their scheduled campaign sorties in Bulacan and Valenzuela City. Sara Duterte, HNP’s campaign manager, cited that they will not participate in a palengke-style,…

Birth of the new bogeyman
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // February 16, 2019

Last January 28, the final reading of the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 to 12 years old was passed by the House of Representatives. Many were taken aback by the speed in which the bill was passed, many more were afronted at the implication that children as young as 12…

Under arrest: Ressa and Press Freedom
by The LaSallian
Editorial National Situationer // February 14, 2019

Last February 13 at 5pm, Rappler Founder and CEO Maria Ressa was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for charges of violating Sec. 4(C)(4) of Republic Act (RA) 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Despite being arrested beyond working hours, making it harder for Ressa to find a court, she attempted…

Our father
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 11, 2019

Now that we’re at the dawn of a new year, looking back, it is apparent that the bad really did outweigh the good in 2018. In what seemed like the downfall and the slow execution of the Philippine Constitution, the nation was perpetually stuck under dark clouds. It was the year that highlighted the tenure…

Where has resilience brought us?
by The LaSallian
Editorial // December 16, 2018

It seems as though the hustle and bustle that is characteristic of the “ber” months has fallen over the Philippines as a whole. With issue after issue and controversy after controversy coming at us from multiple sides all in in the span of a month, it’s not difficult to imagine why one would wonder what…

An Electoral Gamble
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 15, 2018

Seasoned lawmakers, political neophytes, and individuals young and old made their presence known in front of lights and cameras as they bared their plans to be put in the highest seats of power in the government last October 11 to 17. The Philippines saw its democracy at work when individuals from all walks of life…

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
by The LaSallian
Editorial // October 29, 2018

Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux ‘Mocha’ Uson created an uproar with fellow blogger Andrew ‘Drew’ Olivar through a controversial ‘sign language’ video last September 14. The viral video reportedly had Uson filming from behind the camera as Olivar symbolized their “Pepederalismo for the deaf” while making vigorous “sign language” gestures. None of the flailing hand movements…

Contracted by the rails
by The LaSallian
Editorial // July 31, 2018

The trolley problem puts readers in a moral dilemma of choosing to kill five individuals for the life of one or vice-versa. The choice one makes in regard to the life of one person and the overall utility involved in saving the majority speaks volumes of how humanity is perceived and acted upon when caught…

Under the microscope
by The LaSallian
Editorial General Elections // July 11, 2018

Election after election, political parties, who eventually fill the seats in the University Student Government (USG), proclaim their standard and basis for which they want to pattern the USG – the Philippine Government. Focused on establishing their distinct brand of leadership, Lasallian student leaders attempt to inscribe their names in the legacy of its constitution,…

Death of the constitution
by The LaSallian
Editorial // June 20, 2018

May 11, 2018 saw Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno ousted from office after the quo warranto petition filed against her by the Solicitor General Jose Calida was granted in an 8-6 voting. Calida filed this petition March 5 of this year due to Sereno’s alleged failure to file her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net…