News Feature
On Duterte’s pursuit of an independent foreign policy
by Jill Chua and Kheem Gines
National Situationer News Feature // October 8, 2016

Four months after being sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte has been dealing with various matters on his hands, ranging from the campaign against illegal drugs to meeting with foreign dignitaries, among others. Part of his key responsibilities as the president is setting and directing the country’s foreign policy. Following his return from Laos for…

High school rivals Rivero, Caracut lead La Salle to sixth consecutive victory
by Claro Ignacio Manzano
News Feature Sports News UAAP 79 // September 29, 2016

The league-leading DLSU Green Archers were struggling to find their rhythm versus the winless UE Red Warriors in their sixth game of UAAP Season 79 where they only managed to convert seven out of 44 jump shots, a season-low. The situation grew even more difficult for the Green Archers after head coach Aldin Ayo was…

DLSU as a Research University: Evaluating the trade-offs between teaching and research
by Jill Chua and Paulyn Navarrete
News Feature // August 27, 2016

  DLSU held the title of most productive research university in the Philippines for 2014 and 2015 according to the Scopus-Elsevier database. On August 19, the University will hold a celebration marking the 2,000th Scopus paper it has produced. Administering overall research activities in the University is the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research…

DLSU SHS elects first batch of Student Council officers
by Rebekah Navarro and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature // August 24, 2016

The first batch of student officials for the DLSU Integrated School Student Council (IS SC) in the Senior High School (SHS) campus in Manila was recently inducted last August 8. Some 40 independent candidates ran for the positions of Campus President, Campus Vice President, Campus Secretary, Campus Treasurer, and Strand Representatives. Integrated Student Councils According…

Attuned to a sustainable earth: DLSU and the No Impact Experiment
by Dab Castañeda, Mikhaela Felix and Bianca Suarez
News Feature // August 12, 2016

In the last year, the University’s Vision-Mission statement was modified to include the phrase “attuned to a sustainable Earth.” The move signifies DLSU’s renewed commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and protecting the environment. In 2010, all 16 Philippine Lasallian schools conducted a study on their carbon footprint. The largest contributor was transportation, which the…

Talks, proposal for CLA Major-Minor program underway
by Debrah Louise Tabaquero and Alex Kaluag
News Feature // August 7, 2016

The Arts College Government (ACG) pursues the implementation of the Major-Minor and the double Liberal Arts (LIA-LIA) degree programs for the students of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). According to incumbent CLA College President Matthew Yabut, the idea of the LIA-LIA program was pitched as early as 2010, and the campaign for the approval…

Sizing up DLSU’s recent participation in the MM Shake Drill
by Josemaria Rustia
News Feature // July 27, 2016

Last June 23, DLSU participated in the Metro Manila Shake Drill, which lasted for around 20 minutes before classes and normal work resumed. Occupants of the Br. John Hall took the least amount of time to evacuate at 55 seconds, while occupants at the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall required the most at approximately 17 minutes….

Deconstructing Duterte’s 10-point socio-economic agenda
by Yasmin Cariño and Bianca Suarez
National Situationer News Feature // July 26, 2016

  In a workshop held in Davao City last June 20, President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team revealed his 10-point socio-economic agenda to top businessmen from all over the country. Similar to former President Benigno Aquino’s eight-point agenda, Duterte’s list aims to address various issues that negatively affect the development and growth of the Philippines. The…

Behind the title: DLSU as the most productive research University in the Philippines
by Jill Chua and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature // July 22, 2016

According to the Scopus-Elsevier database, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, DLSU was the most productive research institution in the Philippines in 2014 and 2015. In total, DLSU had 1,780 research papers published and 12,203 citations as of March 3 this year. Among the top five disciplines are the social sciences, engineering,…

Looking back: A month in DLSU-SHS
by Kheem Gines and Yasmin Cariño
News Feature //

Considered an avenue to promote holistic Lasallian education, DLSU’s Senior High School (SHS) program officially opened its doors to its first batch of students on June 1 this year. Discussions on the SHS were first made known early August of last year and were reported to be finalized last October. Both parent and student orientations…