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…

Editorial: Enough is enough
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 18, 2012

On August 3, 2012, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III delivered a privilege speech against Senate Bill 2865 otherwise known as the Reproductive Health Bill. He managed to woo the public, including his harshest critics, after talking about an abortion his wife had due to contraceptive pills.   Two days after, an allegation was made…

Editorial: Blind
by The LaSallian
Editorial // August 22, 2012

Last July 28, 2012, Marc Andre Hervias Marcos’ son, Marc Andre Marcos, went missing. The family looked for him, and even called his phone the next day, but to no avail. In an attempt to contact Andre, Andre’s aunt, Atty. Mariemer Marcos-Rivera, called Globe Telecoms to contact the last person Andre called. A person answered…

Editorial: Paying Euro Debt with Drachma Bills
by The LaSallian
Editorial // March 28, 2012

It is high time they start paying. All the mechanisms are in place and all the stakeholders will again have to decide on which sovereign beliefs to bail out for another year. But the question is, do these parties have what it takes? Are they too full of debt to save? Or will giving them…

Editorial: Let us just hope they do a better job
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 28, 2012

The Aquino administration recently announced its strategy in spurring growth and investment in the country. The national government will spend more than P180 billion ($4.15 billion) for infrastructure projects, 25.6 percent higher than the 2011 allocation. All the infrastructure projects are collectively referred to as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). According to the PPP website, a…