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Editorial
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…


Reading beyond headlines
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // September 7, 2016

Last July 25, a terrible incident occurred on the streets of Quiapo, Manila. The CCTV footage that showed a bicycle rider and car driver getting into a physical altercation, after which the latter shoots the former point-blank in the face, went viral on social media primarily because of Top Gear Philippines. The popular Facebook page…


Not a hero
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // August 29, 2016

The anniversary of EDSA is commemorated every year lest we forget the dark years under the Martial Law, and to celebrate our nation’s victory in clamoring for the restoration of democracy through a peaceful revolution. This year on February 25th, the Philippines celebrated the 30th anniversary of the EDSA revolution, in honor of a time…


Renewed confidence
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // July 30, 2016

From a 72.73 percent voter turnout in 2013, the succeeding University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) saw the number decline to 62.05 in 2014, before hitting an all time low in recent years at 35.90 in 2015. Last year’s GE failure wasn’t the first of its kind. A plebiscite to change the USG Constitution…