For the students
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // March 29, 2015

This year’s University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) has seen over a hundred candidates declared ineligible, several complaints filed against the COMELEC, and an all-time low voter turnout of 35.90 percent. With all the commotion surrounding the GE and the rampant accusations of electioneering and voter harassment, it is a challenge to remember that…

The Papal Visit: What we could be
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 28, 2015

Pope Francis bid the Philippines farewell last January 19 after a five-day apostolic visit to the Philippines. Over the duration of his stay, the pontiff visited several locations, including Malacañang Palace, Luneta Park, and Tacloban, Leyte – one of the locations most devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. In each of his appearances, huge crowds gathered to…

Fighting for zero
by The LaSallian
Editorial // December 20, 2014

18 casualties. Considering that Typhoon Ruby was the strongest tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines in 2014 and that typhoons of lesser strength in recent years have claimed more lives, 18 casualties (as of press time) bodes well for the country’s disaster management. Even if Ruby was downgraded from super typhoon status as it crossed…

Plebiscite, take two
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 17, 2014

After several months of meetings, Legislative Assembly sessions, consultations with community stakeholders, and delibrations, the 2014 University Student Government (USG) Constitution was all set for the plebiscite which was to be held last November 3 to 7. The aim of the plebiscite was to gain the majority approval of De La Salle University’s students on…

To this day
by The LaSallian
Editorial // October 24, 2014

The inaugural issue of The LaSallian was published on October 24, 1960, back when De La Salle University (DLSU) was still De La Salle College (DLSC), a full 15 years before being granted University status. In those days, the iconic St. Joseph Hall was barely four years old and the Taft Avenue campus still housed…

Defining Politics
by The LaSallian
Editorial // September 17, 2014

The term ‘politics’ originates from the Greek word ‘politikos’ which means “Of, for, or relating to citizens.” At its core, politics is meant to be about the people who are being governed, not those who govern. Government officials derive their power from majority vote of the people and as Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has…

Press for change
by The LaSallian
Editorial // August 14, 2014

Last month’s SONA was a moment of national importance but it unfortunately turned into a fashion event.

Seeking justice
by The LaSallian
Editorial // July 8, 2014

Last June 30, De La Salle College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB) sophomore Guillo Cesar Servando and three others were picked up along Taft Avenue on a regular Saturday afternoon. They returned beaten and bruised to a condominium situated a few meters away from De La Salle University, one that houses many of the University’s own…

A call to arms
by The LaSallian
Editorial // June 7, 2014

It has been three years since the student handbook was last open for revisions, and this academic year, each and every Lasallian once again has the chance to initiate legitimate change upon the regulations that govern student life. The last batch of revisions three years ago included notable changes from the previous version. It included…

Tabula rasa
by The LaSallian
Editorial // March 10, 2014

Last year’s General Elections saw the rise of the first independent candidate to be elected as president of the University Student Government, a break in the otherwise conventional partisan elections in a number of ways. What others would do only if backed by numerous supporters and a practiced chorus, one candidate did armed with just…