News Feature
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…

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…

Debunking the case: Exploring the lifeblood of the Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program
by Eliza Santos and Rebekah Navarro
News Feature // March 6, 2018

The Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program (LEAP), a now decade-old Lasallian tradition, is an annually conducted whole-day event where undergraduate students are given the chance to attend on-campus or off-campus activities as an alternative non-academic class. LEAP has been successful in teaching students lessons beyond the classroom’s four walls. Whether sitting through a movie marathon or…

Senti: A Lasallian startup success story
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco, Roselin Manawis and Rebekah Navarro
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Filipinos love social media, and there’s no question to it. According to social media management platform Hootsuite, Filipinos led global social media usage, averaging at 4.17 hours daily back in 2016. In the words of Ralph Regalado, a professor from the College of Computer Studies (CCS), “[The Philippines] is one of the social media capitals…

Efforts on improving waste management, sewage treatment plants highlighted by administration
by Aileen Bautista and Cristina Francia
News Feature // February 27, 2018

As a premier institution of higher education in the Philippines, De La Salle University employs waste management and sewage treatment schemes that continually improve in order to provide better service to the Lasallian community. Improvement efforts were briefly discussed by Buildings and Grounds Management Office (BGMO) Director Mylene Grecia, Civil Works and Maintenance Civil and…