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DLSU stakeholders voice out qualms in U Break forum
by Danielle Aglubat, Yasmin Cariño and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // December 7, 2017

The U Break open forum held last November 29 at the Natividad Fajardo Auditorium in Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall turned out to be a heated exchange of qualms and frustrations when stakeholders such as students, faculty, and parents alike raised their complaints regarding student organization activities, Friday traffic, holiday economics, and make-up classes scheduling process…


Balaoing, Leviste, Muñoz bag awards in 2017 Frosh Elections Debate
by Rebekah Navarro and Cristina Francia
FE 2017 Straight News // November 27, 2017

Last November 24, Tagisan: USG Freshman Elections Debate was held at the Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room, co-organized by the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, and the DLSU Debate Society. Batch government candidates from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) were present for the event. Santugon’s Ronin…


LA appoints new Laguna Campus representative
by Maxine Ferrer and Cristina Francia
Straight News //

Last November 23, a new Legislative Assembly (LA) representative for the DLSU Manila-Laguna Campus was appointed by the present members of the LA to work alongside incumbent Laguna Campus LA representative Geo Olaivar (III, BS-ENTS). JJ Trinidad (IV, CS-ST) will serve for the remaining two terms of the academic year, subsequently filling in the vacancy…


U Break shift confirmed final, effective next term
by Blaise Cruz and Patrick Quintero
Straight News U Break Shift // November 26, 2017

The University Student Government (USG) confirmed through a post on their official Facebook page that the proposed University Break (U Break) Shift, moving the U Break from Friday to Monday, has been approved by the President’s Council and will be effective next term.   Latest developments Recently, the USG launched a U Break Signature Campaign…


Dissecting the U Break shift proposal
by Blaise Cruz
Straight News // November 7, 2017

The University Student Government (USG) held a press conference yesterday at the USG office in Br. Connon Hall to discuss the status of the proposed shift of the University Break (U Break) from Friday to Monday. USG President Mikee de Vega and USG Vice President for Internal Affairs Brian Chen were present to talk about…


One year later: Justice Antonio Carpio tackles the PH arbitration ruling
by Isabel Cañaveral and Maxine Ferrer
National Situationer Straight News // October 22, 2017

In July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Netherlands issued a ruling in favor of the Philippines regarding its maritime disputes with the People’s Republic of China in the West Philippine Sea. The ruling was a product of a three-year process pursued by the Philippine government for a non-violent and legitimate means…


Debunking the case: LTFRB vs. Transportation Network Companies
by Isabel Cañaveral, Yasmin Cariño and Eliza Santos
Straight News // October 17, 2017

Pre-organized transportation is one of the country’s peaks in terms of transport technology. As such, riding apps like Uber and Grab have taken the country by storm because of their viability as more convenient and efficient options in the Philippine transportation scene. Civilians, especially students, have greatly imprinted on these ride-hailing services. Tricia Garcia* (IV,…


Lakbayan Animo 2k17: On the struggles of the nation’s cultural minorities
by Roselin Manawis and Cristina Francia
Straight News // October 16, 2017

Lakbayan Animo 2k17, an event highlighting the experiences of the members of the Lumad community that visited the University was held last September 12 to September 21. A LAKBAYAN exhibit was also launched last September 12 in the Learning Commons, which was followed by a forum about National Minority Issues. The Lumad were welcomed last…


New administration appointments
by Vivean Pallera, Dab Castañeda and Josemaria Rustia
Straight News //

News about the new appointments were announced to the Lasallian community through the Helpdesk system of the University.   Life in the office Among administrative positions, the most notable appointments would be former Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA) Dr. Robert C. Roleda as the University Chancellor, and former College of Computer Studies (CCS) Dean Dr….


Townhall convened as admin mulls possible schedule change
by Maxine Ferrer
Straight News // October 9, 2017

Following a series of consistent class suspensions during A.Y. 2016-2017, a townhall meeting was organized by University Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda last October 6 to discuss the possibility of changing the existing regular class schedule to a Tuesday to Friday system. Students and faculty members were invited to voice their sentiments on the matter prior…