News Feature
LA moves to re-establish Ombudsman as plebiscite draws near
by Maxine Ferrer
News Feature // June 23, 2018

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…

Shrinking democratic space in Asia and the challenge of ensuring environmental and social safeguards in large-scale infrastructures
by Danielle Aglubat
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Challenges involving the implementation of the ADB Safeguard Policy statement was one of the key points explored along with ensuring the vital role of civil society in promoting environmental and social safeguards. Present in the forum are speakers from various regions: ADB Policy Coordinator Annabel Perreras, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center Executive Director Norly…

Looking into the Communication Department’s equipment woes
by Eliza Santos and Aileen Bautista
News Feature // May 21, 2018

Across numerous departments in the University, the availability of equipment needed by students for coursework has always been an issue. In an online survey conducted by The LaSallian, a student from the College of Computer Studies (CCS) said that “most of the routers and switches [used in their classes] are older models, [so] keeping up…