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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….

DLSP, CBCP deny harboring of Turkish terrorists in PH NGOs
by Samantha Cenizal
Straight News // July 21, 2017

Last July 13, Turkish Ambassador Esra Cankorur reported that terrorists from the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) were allegedly being harbored by Philippine non-government organizations (NGO) Integrative Center for Alternative Development Foundation, Inc. (ICAD) and Pacific Dialogue Foundation, Inc. (PDF), adding that FETO is now present in 50 different countries and is seeking to expand its…

DLSU, HEIs to offer postgraduate programs with partner UK universities
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // July 20, 2017

Last July 13, British Council Philippines (BCP) announced that several higher education institutions (HEI) in the country, including DLSU, will be offering postgraduate programs in collaboration with universities from the United Kingdom (UK). The program was made possible with the BCP’s and Commission on Higher Education’s Joint Development of Niche Programmes through Philippines-United Kingdom Linkages….

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…