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Judiciary rules CLA College President Watanabe not guilty of charges
by Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // June 24, 2018

Reports from Roselin Manawis, Christina Francia, and Maxine Ferrer   College of Liberal Arts (CLA) President Aya Watanabe was ruled not guilty of gross negligence following a retrial for the impeachment regarding alleged unexcused absences held last Friday, June 22,  at the University Student Government (USG) Office Session Hall. As per judicial decision, Watanabe is…

Task Force Safe Schools extended for three more years
by Isabel Cañaveral and Ryan Lim
News Feature // June 23, 2018

University and campus life is constantly affected by threats lurking inside and outside school premises. Just last May 18, customers of nearby restaurant Ged & Bart’s, several of which were students from schools around the area, were robbed and held at gunpoint by at least six armed men. The restaurant is situated along Castro St.,…

LA moves to re-establish Ombudsman as plebiscite draws near
by Maxine Ferrer
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In 2014, the University Student Government’s (USG) Office of the Ombudsman was abolished due to its unconstitutionality. Several attempts have been made to re-establish the office in the following years, with the most recent being in 2016. This year, the Legislative Assembly (LA) successfully passed the Ombudsman Act, which will be included as one of…

Lasallian graduates top national board exams
by Blaise Cruz
News Feature // June 22, 2018

For a lot of the University’s graduates, the greatest hurdle that they will ever face in their undergraduate life is their profession’s board and licensure examinations. This is true for engineers, accountants, teachers, and many more professions. Last May, Lasallians topped the Chemical Engineer and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) board exams, with Jan Si (BS-CHE,…

How AHRO took flight: The story of University Vision-Mission Week 2018
by Cristina Francia and Maxine Ferrer
News Feature // June 20, 2018

Following nearly seven months of rigorous planning and preparation, University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) 2018 officially came to a close last Friday, June 8. Themed ‘AHRO: Aim High, Reach Out,’ this year’s celebration paid homage to the Lasallian core value of communion. The week-long event was the product of collaboration among the various sectors of the…

CLA President Watanabe suspended after Judiciary ruling on absences
by Danielle Aglubat, Warren Chua, Cristina Francia and Patrick Quintero
News Feature // June 18, 2018

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) College President Aya Watanabe is faced with a one-week suspension, following an impeachment hearing held earlier today at the University Student Government (USG) office. Watanabe was initially on trial for impeachment on grounds of gross negligence after incurring five unexcused absences in the Activities Assembly (AA). However, after the defense…

Lessons Learned: Behind the EDSA Commemoration Week 2018
by Isabel Cañaveral and Roselin Manawis
News Feature // June 11, 2018

In commemoration of the People Power Revolution that ousted the Marcos dictatorship, the USG organized EDSA Commemoration Week 2018 last February 26 to 30. The initiative was a three-part event that consisted of Ghosts of Martial Law, Human Library: Gunita, and the EDSA Commemorative Museum. It was organized by the Office of the President (OPRES)…

Introducing inclusive education through DLSU’s Alternative Learning System
by Eliza Santos and Ryan Lim
News Feature // June 6, 2018

Unfamiliar to many, other Lasallian learners are found in the heart of Taft Ave., beyond the confines of the campus. Aside from the familiar sight of establishments along Fidel A. Reyes St., a learning center has been continuously operating since 2011–serving elementary and high school dropouts, out-of-school youth, non-readers, working Filipinos, and even senior citizens…

Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific
by Rebekah Navarro and Aileen Bautista
News Feature // May 22, 2018

Aiming to address important issues such as the rising gender gap in economic and political settings, the Breaking Barriers session was organized with women entrepreneurs in the spotlight. Philippine Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Zenaida Maglaya, Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs President Rokia Afzal Rahman, Prelo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Fransiska…

Role of private sectors and financial intermediaries in ADB’s energy sector investments
by Danielle Aglubat
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One of the major topics the Annual Meeting aims to cover is mobilizing private sector resources in meeting Asia’s huge infrastructure needs. The civil society panel discussed several ways to improve ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) implementation of “safeguards compliance and commitment to informative disclosure.” The Civil Society Panel session include Asian People’s Movement…