Hell-bent and law-bending
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // July 17, 2016

According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s aptly named “Kill List,” a total of 136 deaths of suspected criminals have been recorded since Duterte’s inauguration as President on June 30 as of press time. A huge number of them were identified by policemen as suspected drug killers and drug pushers. Some of them were killed by…

Is anyone listening?
by The LaSallian
Editorial // July 12, 2016

It is a rare thing to see the student body united—across all colleges and among all levels—on a single issue. When the administration proposed the change in the day of the U Break from Fridays to Mondays, however, the diverse student body responded last month with a collective and resounding no. More recently, the University…

Beyond the consequence
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // June 25, 2016

We lost one of our own last May in a tragedy that claimed the lives of several other attendees of the Closeup Forever Summer concert. The Lasallian community mourned her passing in a mass sponsored by the University in Parañaque last May 25, and as the healing continues, so do the investigations. Bianca’s death, along…

After May 9th
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // May 8, 2016

By this time tomorrow, over 50 million Filipino voters would have already cast their vote. It is the culmination of months of rigorous campaigning by those vying for the over 1,800 open positions in the national and local government, which ended yesterday evening, with today characterized by a relative respite from all the noise and…

Responding to the chaos
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // April 11, 2016

The past few weeks have been crazy for several prominent universities in Metro Manila. Last March 28, the Ateneo de Manila University received yet another bomb threat from a still undetermined source. Students, faculty, and staff were then swiftly evacuated while the bomb squad conducted two sweeps of the campus. Only a few days passed…

Remnants of a revolution
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 23, 2016

February 25, 2016 marks the 30th year since the EDSA Revolution, which overthrew a two-decade oppressive regime characterized by rampant corruption, abuse, and unjust rule of law. Throughout the series of demonstrations, more than two million Filipinos united under cries of “Laban!” along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, with thousands more in other cities and…

Elect, defect, repeat
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // January 22, 2016

Politics has been an uphill battle since before this year’s freshmen were born. The continuous changes in political climate — woven intricately with social and economic upheavals throughout the years — make it difficult to identify clear progress, and our collective inability to properly recognize the root of our problems may have led us to…

The afterparty
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 25, 2015

“Once you are elected, you leave your party. You forget partisanship. You work as one,” said Barry Ubara to the 1986 Student Council (SC) officers after bagging the SC Presidency thirty years ago — the first time Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) had gone head to head in…

New politics
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // October 19, 2015

When former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo rose to power as the country’s chief executive back in 2001, she carried with her the promise of new politics — politics that is not personality-based, free of dubious acts and from pretenses, mimicry, and corruption. It is a bright image to promise, a dream that, for many, seemed very…

The road ahead
by The LaSallian
Editorial // September 20, 2015

Although many students might disagree — especially those freshly tanned and stress-free from the five-month summer break — the year ahead for DLSU is an exciting one. We have a new president, a new chancellor, and an administrative structure that was freshly reorganized for efficiency. The University has seen major changes in several facilities and…