A crisis of spirit
by Juan Batalla
Opinion // January 8, 2012

It is not realistic to assume that every single Filipino has read the 1987 Constitution, even if everyone is, under jurisprudence, presumed aware of the law, and the law is our government’s interpretation of the Constitution. Ergo, ignorantia juris non excusat. For us living in a constitutional republic, this should actually be liberating. Rather than…

Reason to fear
by The LaSallian
Opinion //

Have you ever been to the Starbucks at Hacienda Luisita, San Miguel, Tarlac? No, neither have I, but according to its Facebook page, a little less than 800 people have stated being there at some point in their lives. I for one do not see why any sudden influx of people would come rushing to…

by Patrick Ong
Opinion // November 29, 2011

The DLSU student discipline system is perfect—efficient, just and arguably flawless. Forgetting all the outlier cases that might have tarnished such a perfect record, which are of course perfectly acceptable much like a small virus on a desktop computer, say, a Trojan virus; the system still works fine. We have a clear, but more importantly,…

Changing Tides
by Christopher Chanco
Opinion //

Is this the Awakening? A growing wave of protests now dubbed the “Occupy Movement” is sweeping across the globe on a ticket of change. Peaceful for the most part, thousands of demonstrators in nearly a thousand cities around the world have embraced its rallying call, from London, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, to Kuala Lumpur, and cities…

Beyond Occupy
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
Opinion //

The “Occupy” movement has now reached a new height. What was once a small protest on Wall Street against the “greed” of American capitalists, has now spread across many countries.  In Chile, roughly 25,000 citizens went to the capital to protest the vast amount of wealth its billionaire president has. In Spain, protesters went against…

Editorial: Diminishing Marginal Volunteerism
by The LaSallian
Opinion // October 20, 2011

Volunteerism is inherent in every nation. It is universal in that it contributes to societies and addresses the issues of personal and societal development. More importantly, as the Secretary General of the National Statistical Coordination Board points out, it is a renewable resource. Volunteerism comes like any good—it has demand, and the demand for volunteerism…

Love is going to the dogs
by The LaSallian
Opinion //

by Noelle Leslie de la Cruz. Dr. Leslie de la Cruz was Editor in Chief in 1998. She is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy department. Recently, our housekeeper, Ate Dalen, visited her hometown of Quezon and discovered that her stepson had lost one of her dogs. Spike, as the dog was called, followed the…

Make it LaSallian!
by The LaSallian
Opinion //

by July Teehankee. Dr. July Teehankee was Features Editor in 1987. He is an international studies professor. In 1960, a group of students trained their sights as they dreamed a dream, to come out with the best campus paper in town. For they believe, students in La Salle should be informed on what’s happening in…

Lab ko La Salle
by The LaSallian
Opinion //

by Bombit Largoza. Dr. Bombit Largoza was Associate Editor in 1991 and Editor in Chief in 1992. He specializes in Experimental Economics. How much noise should we tolerate in a public space like Medrano Study Hall, and how do we keep it at that level? A couple of students, Andrew Nico Dalisay and Dwight Keifer…

Love and Investments
by The LaSallian
Opinion // October 19, 2011

The general interpretation of the quote “Time is Gold” is that a certain monetary value is lost when time is spent inefficiently. To earn money, we need time, and to make anything worth our time, it needs to be transmuted into money or any of its equivalents. In the same way that money controls international…