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Editorial
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…


Editorial: After the march
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 28, 2014

More than half a year has passed since Filipinos from all walks of life, from labor unions to government agencies to indigenous groups to college students, marched to Luneta to clamor against the misuse of public discretionary funds. The so-called Million People March was a statement of dismay from the informed public; that day witnessed…


Editorial: A question of rights
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 24, 2014

More than a year after the extension of the temporary restraining order on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, otherwise known as RA 10175, protesters to the law are gearing up for one more rally against the act on Tuesday, the anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. While the Cybercrime Prevention Act does have…


Editorial: Market value
by The LaSallian
Editorial // January 27, 2014

More than a month ago, the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines granted DLSU a PAASCU level IV institutional accreditation after maintaining more than 75 percent of its academic programs at level III for more 10 years, while exemplifying the highest standards of research, teaching and learning, community service and contribution to economic and…


Editorial: Sincerity
by The LaSallian
Editorial // December 19, 2013

On December 7, the UK-based Disasters Emergency Committee reported evidence suggesting that not all the £60 million of aid given by as many as 14 UK charity institutions reaches the intended beneficiaries in the typhoon-stricken regions. Reports also released on local mainstream media speak of foreign aid being left wasted by the roadsides or hoarded…


Editorial: Beyond band-aid relief
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 23, 2013

Over the span of almost two weeks, a supertyphoon transformed a nation – for better and for worse. Typhoon Yolanda’s 300 kph winds (The Economist compares this speed to the revving of jumbo jet engines) slammed into the Central Philippines last November 8. The worst hit provinces of Leyte and Eastern Samar – peopled by…