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Transport groups slam gov’t efforts to revamp PUV designs, franchising system, transport routes
by Danielle Aglubat, Roselin Manawis and Ian Benedict Mia
National Situationer Straight News // August 31, 2017

Various transport 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. Some of the transport groups involved were Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (PISTON) Partylist, United Transportation Federation of Makati (UTFM),…

On voices unheard: The Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Samantha Cenizal
Straight News //

It was in May 2 when Senate Bill 1354 or the Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017 was approved on its third and final reading. Voting 19-0, the Philippine Senate passed the bill which seeks to mandate the provisions of affordable and accessible mental health services in the country. Since its authorization, the bill has…

How DLSU students perceive Duterte’s 2nd SONA
by Dab Castañeda, Roselin Manawis and Alex Kaluag
National Situationer Straight News //

President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 24. The LaSallian looks into the insights of DLSU students on the address. While Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed some key developments in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA), analysts from various news organizations cite how the president mostly…

Student leaders cite achievements, gratitude in last Convention of Leaders this AY
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Cristina Francia
Straight News // August 8, 2017

To cap off the achievements and progress made by various DLSU student sectors this academic year, the last Convention of Leaders (COLE) was held last August 4 at the 4th floor Multipurpose Room of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The COLE is a gathering conducted every term where DLSU student leaders from various student sectors…

DLSU CSO recognizes outstanding Lasallians in 42nd Lasallian Excellence Awards
by Danielle Aglubat
Straight News // August 6, 2017

As the academic year nearly concludes, outstanding faculty, students, and organizations were recognized at the Council of Student Organization’s (CSO) 42nd Lasallian Excellence Awards (LEA) held last August 4 at the 18th floor Natividad Fajardo-Rosario Auditorium of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall. With the theme “Kaleidoscope: Leadership in Different Colors and Perspectives”, LEA depicts various…

Assessing viewpoints on the SC’s TRO on contraceptives
by Alex Kaluag and Isabel Canaveral
National Situationer Straight News //

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Act was signed into law by former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in 2012. Three years later, the Supreme Court (SC) issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on certain contraceptives for allegedly having “abortifacient” qualities. Forty-eight contraceptives were affected by the TRO released in 2015, 15 of which…

Exploring DLSU’s research ethics: A look into policies, practices
by Blaise Cruz and Cristina Francia
Straight News //

DLSU’s Code of Research Ethics was originally penned by Director for University Research Ethics Dr. Madelene Sta. Maria of the DLSU Research Ethics Office. “[The Code] was actually suggested by former Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Wyona Patalinghug,” Sta. Maria states. “I was there in the University Research Coordination Office when she asked me if…

One La Salle for Marawi: Updates on relief efforts
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // August 3, 2017

As of July 24, the One La Salle for Marawi relief operations, which are led by La Salle Academy (LSA) in Iligan City and De La Salle Philippines, have benefited many locals caught in between the crossfire at Marawi City. In a Facebook post, LSA Social Action Staff Andrew Pamorada announced the following updates: 1….

Several cases in USG Judiciary, COMELEC cause delays in release of 2017 USG GE results
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // August 2, 2017

  Last July 21, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista’s legal counsel filed with the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary an election-related case pertaining to Santugon paraphernalia resembling the USG Legislative Assembly’s resolutions, as well as an impeachment case against incumbent EXCEL2018 Batch Vice President Steven Whang. Meanwhile, the DLSU Commission on Elections is also currently handling…

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…