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DLSU Laguna Campus offers 18 undergrad programs in AY 2017 – 2018
by Samantha Cenizal
Straight News // July 24, 2017

Starting Academic Year (AY) 2017 – 2018, the DLSU Laguna Campus will be offering 18 undergraduate degree programs. The courses to be offered next AY include the following: AB English Studies AB in International Studies major in Chinese Studies AB in International Studies major in Japanese Studies AB in Political Science (pre-law) BS in Business…

DLSP, CBCP deny harboring of Turkish terrorists in PH NGOs
by Samantha Cenizal
Straight News // July 21, 2017

Last July 13, Turkish Ambassador Esra Cankorur reported that terrorists from the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) were allegedly being harbored by Philippine non-government organizations (NGO) Integrative Center for Alternative Development Foundation, Inc. (ICAD) and Pacific Dialogue Foundation, Inc. (PDF), adding that FETO is now present in 50 different countries and is seeking to expand its…

DLSU, HEIs to offer postgraduate programs with partner UK universities
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // July 20, 2017

Last July 13, British Council Philippines (BCP) announced that several higher education institutions (HEI) in the country, including DLSU, will be offering postgraduate programs in collaboration with universities from the United Kingdom (UK). The program was made possible with the BCP’s and Commission on Higher Education’s Joint Development of Niche Programmes through Philippines-United Kingdom Linkages….

Amid the crossfire: Martial law in Marawi City
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Angelo Chupeco
National Situationer Straight News // July 19, 2017

As of July 17, CNN Philippines reports that the ongoing crisis in Marawi City has led to approximately 553 deaths, among which are 45 civilians, 97 soldiers and policemen, and 411 militants. According to Military Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, government efforts against the terrorists may continue even after July 24, when President Rodrigo Duterte…

Rehabilitation, consultation proposed by transport groups in light of gov’t PUV modernization program
by Danielle Aglubat and Roselin Manawis
Straight News //

Various jeepney operators and groups gathered for a protest against the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program last July 17 at various places in the country such as Metro Manila, Pampanga, and Zambales, among others. Some of the transport groups involved were PISTON Partylist, United Transportation Federation of Makati (UTFM), Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU),…

Transparency, corruption, authority, and future plans for USG highlighted in Harapan 2017
by Isabel Canaveral and Eliza Santos
Straight News // July 17, 2017

In the midst of all the controversies and mudslinging circulating around social media, the candidates for this year’s University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) faced off in Harapan 2017, the annual debate organized by the DLSU Commission on Elections, La Salle Debate Society, USG Judiciary, and Ang Pahayagang Plaridel last July 14 at the…

LA tackles vetoed TFI survey resolution, eco-friendly printing, One CCS initiative
by Maxine Ferrer
Straight News // July 11, 2017

  Last July 6, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) convened to discuss the veto of the resolution calling for the Tuition Fee Increase (TFI) survey to have a required minimum number of respondents across the different colleges. The resolution was approved by majority of the present LA members during their previous session…

DLSU and DOST-PCIEERD spearhead tech-based system to monitor traffic violations
by Jill Chua
Straight News // June 28, 2017

Last May 15, DLSU and the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) launched the Contactless Apprehension for Traffic Violators on 24-Hour Basis and All-Vehicle Detection System (CATCH-ALL) Project. As a response to traffic congestion, the said project can detect vehicles with traffic violations…

DLSU, ASEAN universities discuss potential academic partnerships through research workshop
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // June 24, 2017

Last June 23, the DLSU Center for Business Research and Development conducted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Academic Partnerships for Small Business and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Knowledge Transfer at the 20th floor multipurpose hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall together with practitioners and academicians from DLSU, Mahidol University, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu,…

On USG’s benchmarking initiatives: Insights and plans
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // June 23, 2017

Since the first term of academic year 2016-2017, the University Student Government (USG) has been engaging in benchmarking activities together with the student councils and governments from other colleges and universities. According to the Term One Open Book released by the USG, the benchmarking initiative began on November 10 last year with the University of…