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…

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…