General Elections
2018 GE results released, special elections slated for next term
by Warren Chua and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
General Elections News Feature // August 12, 2018

After adjustments to the voting period due to inclement weather and the goal of reaching the minimum voter turnout of 50 percent + 1 required for a valid election,  the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) released the University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) results for AY 2018-2019 on August 6. DLSU successfully attained the…

Santugon candidates front MDA for GE ‘18
by Ramon Castañeda and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
General Elections News Feature // July 15, 2018

Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) was the sole party that presented its candidates’ platforms to the student body during the USG General Elections (GE) 2018 Miting de Avance held yesterday, July 14, at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space. Following the announcement from the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista will not…

by Ramon Castañeda, Rebekah Navarro, Andrea Punzalan, Frank Santiago and Kaycee Valmonte
General Elections News Feature // July 13, 2018

This year’s General Elections (GE) will be one that won’t easily be forgotten. Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon boasts of a complete slate entering election season while Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista will not be fielding any candidates. For the past years, the student body has witnessed how the two parties storm in room to room…

Anti: Of prose, controversies, and she
by Frank Santiago, Ramon Castañeda and Kaycee Valmonte
General Elections News Feature //

As the academic year slowly draws to a close and with the 2018 General Elections (GE) right around the corner, President Mikee De Vega discusses some of the issues spotlighted under her administration, including her being antagonized in the eyes of members of the student body.   Reliving the experience to empower While this school…

Why Vote?
by Frank Santiago
General Elections News Feature // July 12, 2018

In a few days’ time, students will once again vote for the next batch of government officers in the DLSU. Once again, the school will swell with students clad in bright colors sharing their platforms here and there, crossing their arms firmly, nodding left, right, and middle and ending their speeches with battle cries of…

One academic year later: Promises broken and kept
by Kaycee Valmonte, Bench Peralta, Marielle Lucenio and Pamela Isidro
General Elections News Feature //

Candidates often grace the halls of the University during the campaign period with echoes of promises they will enact should they be given the chance to lead in the upcoming academic year. These are what attract the students—the hope that proper student representation can lead to a better school year with experiences better than before,…

Scrutinizing to scrutinize: Selecting COMELEC officials
by Marielle Lucenio and Bench Peralta
General Elections News Feature //

Aside from the political parties, one sector that holds the longest line in the madness of the General Elections (GE) is the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) of DLSU. Accountable for the whole process of voting and electing, COMELEC continues to face the responsibility to ensure fairness and transparency in operations. It then begs the question…

Under the light
by The LaSallian
General Elections News Feature //

De La Salle University does not exist in a vacuum. It is vital for students to be aware of their prospective candidates’ stance on issues from the national level to matters concerning the University, as they will later on represent them.   The LaSallian listed timely and relevant issues and sought the candidates’ stand on…

Vox populi: “If I were USG President”
by Rebekah Navarro and Cara Patalinghog
General Elections News Feature //

Many are called, but few are chosen. The LaSallian looks into different perspectives of various students, weighing in on their boundless and unfiltered insights on what they would do as the most influential student in the University.   Nika Cardinal (III, CAM-MKT) If I were the USG president, I think I would abolish the dress…

Tapat fails to field candidates in GE 2018
by Ramon Castañeda, Cara Patalinghog and Kaycee Valmonte
General Elections News Feature //

Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) will not be able to field any candidates in the 2018 General Elections (GE) after their request to extend the deadline of their prospective candidates’ Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) was denied by the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) through an official statement last July 6. Tapat claimed to have had…