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…

Editorial: Do we need the USG?
by The LaSallian
Editorial // October 22, 2013

Midway into the year, and the USG under President Migi Moreno and the rest of the Executive Board has been coping with the structures that they have been left with from the previous administrations. Saint Anthony Tiu’s vision of a USG that served primarily as a policymaker rather than project implementer is a challenge taken…

Editorial: Barking mad
by The LaSallian
Editorial // September 17, 2013

Janet Lim-Napoles, JLN Corporation, seven affiliate senators and 23 congressmen, 10 billion pesos – anyone in sync with current affairs would be familiar with these associations to the pork barrel or Priority Development Assistance Fund, which the press had resurrected as early as July this year, following whistleblower Benhur Luy’s unraveling of an elaborate NGO’s…

Editorial: Priorities
by The LaSallian
Editorial // August 7, 2013

Last week, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago once again proposed the abolition of the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), just as debates on the pork barrel escalated following yet another public scandal on the alleged misuse of P10 billion worth of PDAF appropriations spread over a decade. The heart of the argument finds itself in the…

Editorial: For the least
by The LaSallian
Editorial // July 22, 2013

Asked about the State of the Nation Address to happen this afternoon, DLSU President and Chancellor Br. Ricky Laguda hopes that President Aquino identify not only the areas for which the government has met its targets based on their plan last year,  but also address areas for improvement that will help the country in terms…

Editorial: Returns
by The LaSallian
Editorial // July 10, 2013

A unit in DLSU costs Php 2,387. For 18 units’ worth of classes, the standard load of a DLSU student costs Php 42,966. Three years of this kind of eighteen units with miscellaneous fees amounts to more than half a million pesos. For these hefty sums, parents would expect returns from the investment in a…

Editorial: Back to basics
by The LaSallian
Editorial // June 11, 2013

Optimism is the key word as the University enters the year ahead fresh from last year’s changes. The University ended the academic year ready for the first year of implementation of DLSU’s integration with the Science and Technology Complex, ironing out the preparations for K-12 and the construction of an integration academy. The campus renewal…

EDITORIAL: A long way to go
by The LaSallian
Editorial // May 14, 2013

Almost 10 years ago, economist Winnie Monsod told the media that the automation of vote counting and canvassing makes the typical cadena or electoral fraud syndicates “impossible to operate” while “relegating wholesale cheating – the dagdag-bawas operations of the municipal and provincial canvassing level – to the dustbin of history.” Prior to the automation of…

EDITORIAL: A learning experience
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 24, 2013

De La Salle University is an institution that prides itself on being a leader in the development of pedagogical methods and progressive methods of instruction. A key example is when DLSU developed the Lasallian Pedagogical Framework for Transformative Learning (TL) after the University’s implementation of TL in 2005, a bold move that set the University…