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BusinessWorld kicks off first-ever SparkUp summit
by Rebekah Navarro
News Feature // May 16, 2018

Gathering the young business startup community with hundreds of local and international entrepreneurs, BusinessWorld launched its premier convention on ideation and venture capitalism last May 12, 2018 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City. With great emphasis on the booming business industry, relevant business and ecumenical trends that will help create impactful…

In support of the SOGIE Bill: How the USG, ACG, and PARADA are working towards gender equality
by Cristina Francia, Warren Chua and Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // April 27, 2018

With the decision of the House of Representatives to approve House Bill 4982 or the “Act Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE)”, DLSU continues to increase its efforts in supporting genuine gender equality and development. The formation of LGBTQ+ student-based organization PARADA and implementation of programs in…

In_Pact Asia Forum 2018: An avenue for innovation and inclusion
by Danielle Aglubat and Marmeelyn Sinocruz
News Feature // April 20, 2018

Reports from Cristina Francia   This year’s Innovation Inclusive Impact (In_Pact) Asia Forum was launched on April 13 at the Multipurpose Hall, at the fiftth floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Organized by De La Salle—College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Hub Innovation for Inclusion (HiFi), and…

A Lasallian startup success story: Gero Tan Seng’s solar energy
by Danielle Aglubat and Aileen Bautista
News Feature // April 14, 2018

Aside from being a research-based University, De La Salle University is also an institution that offers courses and programs that develop and equip aspiring entrepreneurs to build their business. The Lasallian community is more engaged in this field than ever. The number of students creating and developing their own products through startup projects increased throughout…

24/7 study facility to be a permanent fixture in the University
by Isabel Cañaveral
News Feature // March 31, 2018

During the previous term’s final examination week, the University Student Government (USG) conducted the pilot testing of UniSpace, a 24/7 study facility open to all the students and faculty of De La Salle University. Situated in Gokongwei Lobby from December 6 to December 15, 2017, the project was an initiative of the Office of the…

On dealing with change: Student organizations and the impact of the U Break Shift
by Maxine Ferrer, Roselin Manawis and Danielle Aglubat
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To prevent delays caused by frequent Monday class suspensions in past trimesters, the University adopted a Tuesday to Friday regular class schedule for the second term of AY 2017-2018. The University Break (U Break) shift was initially proposed during a town hall meeting organized by University Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda last October 6, 2017, and…

Going Green: Working towards sustainability in the PH
by Maxine Ferrer and Cristina Francia
News Feature // March 25, 2018

In 2014, the Philippines became the new Guinness World Record holder for most trees simultaneously planted in multiple locations within one hour. Over two million trees were planted by 122,168 volunteers in 29 different locations in Mindanao. The program, which was spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Mindanao Development Authority, has…

Admin rules out reimbursement to avoid financial negligence
by Danielle Aglubat
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Reports from Ryan Lim   One recurring problem faced by organizations and offices in the University is financing projects and events. Cases of carelessness in certain transactions have occurred in many student organizations, specifically when it comes to reimbursement. Until recently, however, this issue was typically overlooked. As established in the current Student Activities Manual,…

Shaping the new curriculum: Ten questions on post K-12 Lasallian education
by Blaise Cruz
News Feature // March 21, 2018

Reports from Isabel Cañaveral   The K-12 system brought many changes to the previous Basic Education Curriculum (BEC), moving General Education (GE) subjects to the Senior High School level and adding two extra years of schooling. This alone means that universities and colleges in the Philippines can no longer offer the same curricula as before….

Preen Sessions: On Rape Culture and Violence Against Women
by Warren Chua
News Feature // March 19, 2018

Reports from Jan Christian Blaise Cruz   As part of their Women’s Month Commemoration, Preen PH organized a talk called “Preen Talks: Rape Culture” last March 9 at the William Shaw Little Theatre. Known to have been founded to talk about matters that affect women, with the goal of empowering them, Preen’s rape culture session…