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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…


As drug war results in approx. 9,000 homicide cases, gov’t denies statistics
by Rebekah Navarro and Josemaria Rustia
Straight News // July 5, 2017

The “war on drugs” has been ongoing ever since President Rodrigo Duterte took up office last June 2016, in line with his promises to eradicate crime and drugs in the country. The campaign has involved an increased crackdown on illegal drugs throughout the country, most notably in a program known as Operation Tokhang. While the…


Understanding the controversies amid Duterte’s cabinet appointees
by Alex Kaluag and Rebekah Navarro
Straight News // June 29, 2017

The current administration has been turning heads over its decision-making for the past months since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office. From controversial statements made by the president, policies implemented which garnered much support, and cabinet appointees which critics find questionable, the first year of the current administration has essentially disrupted the country’s political landscape. Whether…


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…


LSA, DLSP assist 3,305 families and 14,270 individuals amid Marawi crisis
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // June 20, 2017

As of June 19, the La Salle Academy (LSA) Social Action Office, with the help of various sectors from De La Salle Philippines, has assisted over 3,305 families and 14,270 individuals in various evacuation centers amid the ongoing crisis at Marawi City. Overall, cash donations have reached a total of P707,414.20, with recent expenses totaling…