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Lack of transparency, student engagement, and overall evaluation among key points in OTREAS FGD on tuition fee increase
by Danielle Aglubat and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // January 20, 2018

Last January 17, the University Student Government (USG) Office of the Executive Treasurer conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) with students from various colleges at Faculty Center Conference Room 2C to discuss the students’ concerns, insights, and suggestions with regard to the tuition fee increase (TFI). The discussion focused on the students’ assessment of DLSU’s…


DLSU’s Traffic Violation System to be tested in EDSA
by Rebekah Navarro
Straight News // December 29, 2017

Last academic year, the University, in partnership with 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 a 24-Hour Basis and All-Vehicle Detection System or “CATCH-ALL.” A technology-based system, the emerging Lasallian invention aims to reprimand drivers…


#OneLaSalleForMarawi: A downpour of humanitarian aid
by Ian Benedict Mia
National Situationer Straight News // December 20, 2017

The threat posed by the Islamic State is still far from over as the five-month firefight between government forces and armed non-state actors or “militants” in Marawi City has supposedly come to an end. According to a November 2017 report by the Amnesty International, the conflict resulted to unlawful killings and hostage-taking by militants, ill-treatment…


Unveiling the different perspectives on the University’s U Break shift
by Vivean Pallera, Eliza Santos and Blaise Cruz
Straight News // December 13, 2017

The proposal to shift the University Break (U Break) from Friday to Monday is a hotly debated topic this term, prompting a townhall meeting last October 6, as well as various signature campaigns and student surveys. The U Break change was proposed to remedy the multiple Monday suspensions that the University suffered in the past…


DLSU stakeholders voice out qualms in U Break forum
by Danielle Aglubat, Yasmin Cariño and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // December 7, 2017

The U Break open forum held last November 29 at the Natividad Fajardo Auditorium in Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall turned out to be a heated exchange of qualms and frustrations when stakeholders such as students, faculty, and parents alike raised their complaints regarding student organization activities, Friday traffic, holiday economics, and make-up classes scheduling process…


Balaoing, Leviste, Muñoz bag awards in 2017 Frosh Elections Debate
by Rebekah Navarro and Cristina Francia
FE 2017 Straight News // November 27, 2017

Last November 24, Tagisan: USG Freshman Elections Debate was held at the Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room, co-organized by the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, and the DLSU Debate Society. Batch government candidates from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) were present for the event. Santugon’s Ronin…


LA appoints new Laguna Campus representative
by Maxine Ferrer and Cristina Francia
Straight News //

Last November 23, a new Legislative Assembly (LA) representative for the DLSU Manila-Laguna Campus was appointed by the present members of the LA to work alongside incumbent Laguna Campus LA representative Geo Olaivar (III, BS-ENTS). JJ Trinidad (IV, CS-ST) will serve for the remaining two terms of the academic year, subsequently filling in the vacancy…


U Break shift confirmed final, effective next term
by Blaise Cruz and Patrick Quintero
Straight News U Break Shift // November 26, 2017

The University Student Government (USG) confirmed through a post on their official Facebook page that the proposed University Break (U Break) Shift, moving the U Break from Friday to Monday, has been approved by the President’s Council and will be effective next term.   Latest developments Recently, the USG launched a U Break Signature Campaign…


Dissecting the U Break shift proposal
by Blaise Cruz
Straight News // November 7, 2017

The University Student Government (USG) held a press conference yesterday at the USG office in Br. Connon Hall to discuss the status of the proposed shift of the University Break (U Break) from Friday to Monday. USG President Mikee de Vega and USG Vice President for Internal Affairs Brian Chen were present to talk about…


One year later: Justice Antonio Carpio tackles the PH arbitration ruling
by Isabel Canaveral and Maxine Ferrer
National Situationer Straight News // October 22, 2017

In July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Netherlands issued a ruling in favor of the Philippines regarding its maritime disputes with the People’s Republic of China in the West Philippine Sea. The ruling was a product of a three-year process pursued by the Philippine government for a non-violent and legitimate means…