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Opposition presents ‘true’ state of PH in United People’s SONA
by Dab Castañeda
National Situationer Straight News // July 24, 2018

Reports from Andrea Punzalan   In an effort to engage the Filipinos in a discussion regarding the “true” state of the nation, a mobilization tagged as “United People’s SONA” was held yesterday, July 23, outside St. Peter’s Parish in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City. Movement Against Tyranny, Anakbayan, Tindig Pilipinas, BAYAN, and members of the #BabaeAko…


HINDIpendence Day Proclamation held against Duterte admin
by Dab Castañeda
National Situationer Straight News // June 13, 2018

A movement against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, tagged as “HINDIpendence Day,” was held yesterday at Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita as a mobilization to commemorate the 120th year of the nation’s independence. Being part of the event, a Women’s Freedom March, dubbed “#BabaeAko,” also transpired, led by women’s issues advocate group, Gabriela.     In…


Carpio returns to DLSU, tackles PH-China maritime dispute anew
by Isabel Cañaveral and Maxine Ferrer
National Situationer Straight News // March 25, 2018

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, one of the staunchest advocates on the maritime issues surrounding West Philippine Sea, delivered a talk titled “The South China Sea Dispute: Philippines vs. China” last March 1. The talk, organized by the International Studies Department, tackled the history and background of the territorial dispute, the actions currently being done…


Federalism in the Philippine Context
by Isabel Cañaveral, Cristina Francia and Frank Santiago
National Situationer Straight News // March 15, 2018

Aside from his war against corruption and illegal drugs, one of the landmark aspects of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign is the shift to a federal government. Touted as the solution to the growing socio-economic divide between the capital and the far-flung regions of the Philippines, federalism aims to provide regions an equal playing field by…


A month with the train law: Reviewing changes, implications, and experiences
by Yasmin Cariño and Maxine Ferrer
National Situationer Straight News // February 22, 2018

Over the years, the Philippine tax system has been described as ‘unfair’, ‘corrupt’, and ‘complicated’ among other distressing adjectives. Congress has put forth numerous bills and exchanged multiple arguments to revamp the prejudiced Tax Reform Act of 1997, but it was only in December 2017 that it finally passed a new bill that promised to…


#OneLaSalleForMarawi: A downpour of humanitarian aid
by Ian Benedict Mia
National Situationer Straight News // December 20, 2017

The threat posed by the Islamic State is still far from over as the five-month firefight between government forces and armed non-state actors or “militants” in Marawi City has supposedly come to an end. According to a November 2017 report by the Amnesty International, the conflict resulted to unlawful killings and hostage-taking by militants, ill-treatment…


One year later: Justice Antonio Carpio tackles the PH arbitration ruling
by Isabel Cañaveral and Maxine Ferrer
National Situationer Straight News // October 22, 2017

In July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Netherlands issued a ruling in favor of the Philippines regarding its maritime disputes with the People’s Republic of China in the West Philippine Sea. The ruling was a product of a three-year process pursued by the Philippine government for a non-violent and legitimate means…


Transport groups slam gov’t efforts to revamp PUV designs, franchising system, transport routes
by Danielle Aglubat, Roselin Manawis and Ian Benedict Mia
National Situationer Straight News // August 31, 2017

Various transport groups gathered for a protest against the government’s Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program last July 17 at various places in the country such as Metro Manila, Pampanga, and Zambales. Some of the transport groups involved were Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (PISTON) Partylist, United Transportation Federation of Makati (UTFM),…


How DLSU students perceive Duterte’s 2nd SONA
by Dab Castañeda, Roselin Manawis and Alex Kaluag
National Situationer Straight News //

President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 24. The LaSallian looks into the insights of DLSU students on the address. While Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed some key developments in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA), analysts from various news organizations cite how the president mostly…


PH war on drugs: A crippling, pervading nightmare
by Ian Benedict Mia
National Situationer // August 21, 2017

  On the eve of his election victory last May 9, 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told a crowd of around 300,000 people, “If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, holdup men, and do-nothings, you better get out because I’ll kill you.”…