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Transport groups stage protest against gov’t proposed jeepney modernization program
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // February 27, 2017

Earlier today, February 27, various transport groups such as PISTON, Stop and Go Coalition, and No to Jeepney Phase-out Coalition held a nationwide transport strike in Metro Manila to denounce the current version of the jeepney modernization program, which the transport groups believe to be a phase-out. According to PISTON President George San Mateo, the nationwide…

Anakbayan – Vito Cruz denounces ‘gov’t fascism’ in recent protests
by Vivean Pallera, Maxine Ferrer and Blaise Cruz
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Last February 16, 22, and 23, members from the Anakbayan – Vito Cruz chapter staged a series of peaceful protests along Agno Street, expressing their indignation against what they believe to be the implementation of “state fascism” in the current administration. Anakbayan is known to be a comprehensive national democratic mass organization for the youth….

DLSU temporarily suspends all off-campus activities in line with CHED moratorium
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // February 25, 2017

Following the bus accident which caused the death of at least 15 people, including students, a teacher, and a bus driver, as well as several other injuries, in Tanay, Rizal, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) imposed a moratorium on field trips and educational tours in higher education institutions (HEI) last February 21. According to…

DLSU inaugurates Rufino campus
by Kheem Gines and Rebekah Navarro
Straight News // February 20, 2017

In fulfillment of the University’s mission to make Lasallian education more accessible to young professionals and aspiring lawyers, DLSU officially launched the Rufino Campus at the financial community of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig as its newest College of Law building last February 18. Carlos Rufino, a member of DLSU’s Board of Trustees and project…

Campus safety measures, financial affairs examined over LA sessions this week
by Yasmin Cariño
Straight News // February 18, 2017

Last February 15 and 17, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) opened its first and second session this academic year at the Emilio Yap Jr. Case Room. The agenda consisted of a resolution calling for the strict implementation of safety measures in science and engineering laboratories, a resolution calling for strict implementation of…

Then and now: Youth activism in DLSU
by Maxine Ferrer, Yasmin Cariño and Jill Chua
Straight News // February 14, 2017

Hundreds of issues, controversies, and scandals alike trigger mixed reactions from different kinds of people. The undergraduate college students, in particular, have brought about new knowledge, fresh learnings, and cognizant beliefs that are extensively formed from their classes. Like other universities, DLSU has continually been active in taking part in national efforts for pressing issues…

Student sectors highlight plans and achievements in COLE 2017
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // February 11, 2017

The University Student Government (USG), in collaboration with several student sectors such as the Council of Student Organizations (CSO), Professional Organizations of Business and Economics (PROBE), College of Liberal Arts Professional Organizations 12 (CAP12), Student Media Office (SMO), and Culture and Arts Office (CAO), held the Convention of Leaders last February 10, 2017 at the…

51.7 percent of students in favor of tuition fee increase —USG survey
by Divine Grace Garcia and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // February 5, 2017

Out of 1,009 respondents surveyed by the University Student Government (USG) Office of the Executive Treasurer (OTREAS) regarding the tuition fee increase (TFI), 51.7 percent claimed that they were in favor of such an increase. The survey was conducted from October to December 2016. It can be noted that, most recently, the University has been…

A year in review: DLSU 2016
by Kheem Gines and Samantha Cenizal
Straight News // January 30, 2017

The past year has been a rollercoaster of events, bringing both developments and challenges for the Lasallian community. With the beginning of a new year, The LaSallian looks back on the significant and memorable events that transpired in the University last 2016.     Myriad of challenges brought by K to 12 Prior to the…

DLSU confers honorary doctorate to 2007 Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin
by Maxine Ferrer, Divine Grace Garcia and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // January 12, 2017

Last January 11, 2017, 2007 Nobel Laureate in Economics Professor Eric Maskin was conferred by DLSU the honorary doctorate in Economic Sciences. Following the conferment was a lecture delivered by Maskin at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, entitled “Why global markets have failed to reduce inequality.” The conferment and lecture were organized under the partnership of…