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…

Heeding the call to action
by The LaSallian
Editorial // March 21, 2018

Malacañang Palace’s recent barring of Rappler journalist Pia Ranada from Palace premises last February 20 has caused alarm among the online community. Many criticized the President for what they saw as an unfair treatment of a journalist and an act suppressing press freedom. However, many defended the Palace’s action, saying that the President was justified…

More time and thought
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 26, 2018

Ever since the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas rolled out the new five-peso coins late last year, it has been criticized for its uncanny similarity with the current one-peso coin–a design flaw that has caused confusion among the people who use it. The flaw was very relevant that it even arrived to the Senate, with Senator…

Summits like white elephants
by The LaSallian
Editorial // December 18, 2017

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist. As strong as the indomitable human spirit is, it is not immune to pain. Tangibles, certainly, leave marks that are to be remembered, but it is in the intangibles that leave scars that last a lifetime. Heartbreak, suffering, and dread…

Taking a break
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 5, 2017

Amid the different universities in the Philippines, DLSU diversifies itself through developing a culture of its own—what many call the “Lasallian culture.” Having said that, one of the things that La Salle has been known for is its regular class days from Monday to Thursday. To date, the goals and objectives of the University all…

Of presstitutes and your favorite flavor
by The LaSallian
Editorial // October 15, 2017

The senate committee on public information and mass media held a senate hearing regarding the alarming spread of fake news last October 4. In the hearing, they made it clear that there are four kinds of fake news that they wish to actively fight against; falsehoods, hate speech that are potentially libelous, parody or satirical…

The state of the nation
by The LaSallian
Editorial // September 2, 2017

Last July 24, President Rodrigo Duterte gave his second State of the Nation Address (SONA). In front of over two thousand guests which included [key guests], Dutere delivered a two-hour long speech in English with some statements and stories in Tagalog and Bisaya. Although previous reports from Malacanan said that the SONA would last for…