Straight News
ADB President holds press conference
by Rebekah Navarro and Aileen Bautista
Straight News // May 21, 2018

Desiring to answer various concerns highlighted in their 2030 priorities, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao delivered a press conference last May 3 at the Briefing Theater 1 of the ADB Headquarters. Nakao addressed various concerns about the bank’s plans for the different member countries. Issues such as job continuity, investments in infrastructures, and…

Ged & Bart’s customers robbed by armed men
by The LaSallian
Straight News // May 19, 2018

Last night, customers of nearby restaurant Ged & Bart’s were robbed and held at gunpoint at around 8:30 pm. A tweet by Mark*, a design student from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (CSB) drew attention online, including that of the College Student Government (CGG) of CSB, and the University’s University Student Government (USG). The…

An initiative on the rise: The Research Assistant Program
by Eliza Santos and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // April 14, 2018

DLSU prides itself on being a research-centered university. In sustaining this character, various programs and centers that put research at the core are offered by different departments, colleges, and offices in the University. In alignment with the expressed identity, the University Student Government (USG) has recently actuated the Research Assistance Program (RAP) to act in…

Carpio returns to DLSU, tackles PH-China maritime dispute anew
by Isabel Cañaveral and Maxine Ferrer
National Situationer Straight News // March 25, 2018

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, one of the staunchest advocates on the maritime issues surrounding West Philippine Sea, delivered a talk titled “The South China Sea Dispute: Philippines vs. China” last March 1. The talk, organized by the International Studies Department, tackled the history and background of the territorial dispute, the actions currently being done…

Federalism in the Philippine Context
by Isabel Cañaveral, Cristina Francia and Frank Santiago
National Situationer Straight News // March 15, 2018

Aside from his war against corruption and illegal drugs, one of the landmark aspects of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign is the shift to a federal government. Touted as the solution to the growing socio-economic divide between the capital and the far-flung regions of the Philippines, federalism aims to provide regions an equal playing field by…

A month with the train law: Reviewing changes, implications, and experiences
by Yasmin Cariño and Maxine Ferrer
National Situationer Straight News // February 22, 2018

Over the years, the Philippine tax system has been described as ‘unfair’, ‘corrupt’, and ‘complicated’ among other distressing adjectives. Congress has put forth numerous bills and exchanged multiple arguments to revamp the prejudiced Tax Reform Act of 1997, but it was only in December 2017 that it finally passed a new bill that promised to…

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…