Drawing the Line
by Althea Gonzales
Opinion // January 3, 2017

Just recently, President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech in Malacañang issued a threat to human rights activists, telling them that he will be forced to kill them should they continue interfering with his war on drugs campaign. Because these people pin the rising number of casualties and killings on Duterte, he also stated that such…

Project management
by Isabel Escolar
Opinion // November 28, 2016

Eat, sleep, study, and work. A never ending cycle of doing what you have to do and not what you want to do. This is how I felt the moment I started working on multiple on-call part-time jobs. I never even realized it until one of my friends asked me on the progress of my…

The temptation of authoritarianism
by Bianca Suarez
Opinion // November 26, 2016

After having a debate about democracy and authoritarianism, my professor asked my class which form of government we’d prefer. To her surprise, those who spoke up chose authoritarianism. At the time, I myself was one of those in favor of authoritarianism with the condition of an exceptional leader. I am not sure if my decision…

Virtue before virality
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // November 11, 2016

In this day and age, it’s normal for people to measure things in likes and shares on Facebook or Twitter. Whether it’s a competition scored on the number of likes a picture receives, a company constantly monitoring data to determine how to strengthen its viewership and reach, or even a teenager thinking up a funny…

A passing fad
by Wilhelm Tan
Opinion // November 5, 2016

Last September 3, an anonymous post accusing members of the University Student Government (USG) of corruption was uploaded on the DLSU-Manila Secret Files page. I’m not here to discuss whether or not our student leaders are stealing money, or about the problems of transparency and accountability within the USG, however. Instead, I want to talk…

Don’t rush
by Tinsel Joaquin
Opinion //

A month into the term and you can already see various booths held together by the university’s different organizations scattered inside campus, while many people are going around, hearing the different visions of the several available orgs as told by their experienced members and looking for the ones that interest them . It’s that time…

Let them eat meat
by Cody Cepeda
Opinion //

As a child, I’d get excited whenever my mother would bring me with her to the groceries. I’m not exactly sure what it is about the grocery that appeals to me. It could be the lovely pastry section with rows and rows of tarts and cakes that look too pretty to eat (sometimes with the…

With intention to offend
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // October 30, 2016

Sat-ire. Noun. The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues—at least, that’s what a quick Google search will tell you. In a day and age when responsible social media usage is more relevant than ever before,…

In defense of editorials
by Althea Gonzales
Editorial Opinion // October 18, 2016

A couple of months ago, The LaSallian ran an editorial on former President Ferdinand Marcos, whose scheduled burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) was the talk of town at the time. The former dictator, remembered by many for the atrocities and human rights violations rampant during his rule and by some for his…

Substance over scores (or why I dislike using Turnitin)
by Wilhelm Tan
Opinion // September 27, 2016

Turnitin is flawed. For those that aren’t aware, Turnitin is a company that provides many services designed to assist professors and help students learn and improve. One of its common functions is to act as a plagiarism checker; Turnitin has a program that can scan any document submitted for strings of words and phrases that…