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DLSU professor wins prestigious book award
by Deo Cruzada
Straight News // January 22, 2019

Dr. Lisandro Claudio of the DLSU Literature Department won the George McTurnan Kahin Book award for his book Liberalism and Postcolony: Thinking the State in 20th Century Philippines. According to the website of the Association for Asian Studies, the George McTurnan Kahin Book award is awarded to scholars of Southeast Asian studies who have written…


Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block inaugurated
by Frank Santiago and Eliza Santos
Straight News // January 19, 2019

The Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block was officially instituted last January 18 as an addition to the developing DLSU Laguna Campus. In partnership with Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the block will be maximized through housing cooperative innovations of students and faculty.     Forward-looking Laguna Campus While the DLSU Manila Campus has…


OVPEA head appointed, presidential pardon changes rejected in LA session
by Gershon De La Cruz and Helen Mae Saudi
Straight News // January 15, 2019

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held their first session of 2019 last January 14. With 21 representatives present, the session was presided by the new Chief Legislator, 71st ENG representative Stella Santos. The agendas discussed by the LA were the appointments for the Vice President for External Affairs and Batch Vice President for FAST2015, an open…


DLSU, first PH private university to own P60-million NMR spectrometer
by Danielle Aglubat, Ryan Lim and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // January 14, 2019

Inside the De La Salle University (DLSU) Laguna Campus lies one of the University’s newest technological investments: a P60-million Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer purchased last 2018. As part of DLSU’s goal to establish itself as a renowned research-centered institution, the administration pursues implementing initiatives that maintain and improve its research development plans. At present,…


John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center officially launched
by Frank Santiago
Straight News // January 12, 2019

One of DLSU’s newest buildings, the John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center, had its formal launch last January 11 at the DLSU Laguna Campus. The new four-storey building is presently the home of Ubisoft Philippines, which partnered with the University in 2016 and has since offered degree programs in game development exclusive to the campus. With…


Plight of Lumads, farmers highlighted in People’s Struggles Week
by Warren Chua, Joseph Aristotle De Leon and Helen Mae Saudi
Straight News // December 17, 2018


Last November 5 to 17, One La Salle (OLS) for Human Rights and Democracy hosted People’s Struggles Week—an awareness campaign that touched on the plights of the Lumads, marginalized sectors, and other cultural minorities through forums, a candle lighting activity, and a rally. According to the organizers, one of the major goals of the event…


On rising fares and oil prices: The woes of public transportation
by Danielle Aglubat, Jan Emmanuel Alonzo and Gershon De La Cruz
Straight News // December 16, 2018

Last October 17, the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved a petition by transport groups to increase the minimum fare from the previously set P8 to P10. The LTFRB had previously approved a provisional increase for jeepney fares last July, raising the minimum fare to P9, in response to a petition filed by…


From invention to innovation: The story of DALOY
by Joseph Aristotle De Leon, Ryan Lim and Enrico Sebastian Salazar
Straight News // December 9, 2018

Showcasing the research excellence of De La Salle University (DLSU) students through their research project DALOY, five BS Manufacturing Engineering and Management (MEM) graduates were able to bag first place in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) Innovation Competition held last October 12 in the SMX Convention Center. Madon Arcega (BS-MEM, ‘18), Tristan Limchesing (BS-MEM,…


The New Learning Management System: Animo Space
by Deo Cruzada
Straight News // December 4, 2018

De La Salle University, spearheaded by the Information Technology Services (ITS) is planning to launch a new Learning Management System (LMS) called Animo Space, built based on the Canvas LMS software. To orient students and professors on the transition and use of this new feature, the University held a town hall session in the fifth floor…


COMELEC releases 2018 Special Elections results, nine seats left unfilled
by Cristina Francia, Isabela Marie Roque, Frank Santiago and Helen Mae Saudi
Special Elections Straight News // December 3, 2018

Only nine seats are left unfilled in this year’s University Student Government Special Elections (SE), according to the results posted by the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) last December 3. According to the commission, five seats in the Manila Campus—the Vice President for External Affairs, the College President for the Gokongwei College of Engineering, and…