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DLSU prepares for PAASCU accreditation of several programs
by Mikhaela Felix and Kheem Gines
Straight News // November 17, 2016

Earlier this year, DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC announced the University’s goal of focusing on the accreditation and reassessment of several college departments by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). Among the departments included are the Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Chemical Engineering, Economics, and Software Technology departments. PAASCU…


The plight of the country’s indigenous community
by Ian Benedict Mia, Eunice De Castro, Vivean Pallera and Samantha Cenizal
National Situationer Straight News // November 16, 2016

This October, around 3,000 indigenous peoples (IP) consisting of 153 ethnolinguistic groups gathered in Metro Manila for a national caravan dubbed as the “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya para sa Sariling Pagpapasya at Makatarungang Kapayapaan.” The caravan, which began on October 8 in Mindanao, sought to raise awareness on the issues of commercialization and militarization of the…


DLSU bags awards in 2016 NMUN DC
by Ian Benedict Mia and Samantha Cenizal
Straight News // November 14, 2016

The DLSU delegation which participated in this year’s National Model United Nations (NMUN) in Washington D.C. was lauded the distinguished delegation award last November 13. The delegation, which represented New Zealand, also bagged two best position paper awards for the committees of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Security Council (SC). According to Training…


Cervical Cancer Awareness and Prevention event held at DLSU
by Vivean Pallera
Straight News //

Last November 14, three organizational communication students, in partnership with the Philippine Cancer Society and DLSU Health Services Office conducted a Cervical Cancer Awareness and Prevention event at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall Grounds and Enrique Razon Sports Complex clinic. The event was held in order to discuss the realities behind cervical cancer, to promote…


LA approves COA appointments
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // October 15, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held its sixth regular session of the year to discuss the resolutions calling for the appointments of auditors under the Commission on Audit (COA). The LA commenced the session by approving the minutes of the September 23 session. Shortly after, the LA proceeded to deliberate on the…


Political Science Dept. launches Peace and Human Security Initiative
by Bianca Suarez
Straight News // September 28, 2016

Last June 28, the Political Science Department held a roundtable discussion on peace and human security with all its faculty members. The event launched the department’s Peace and Human Security Initiative (P&HSI). His Excellency Jesus Domingo, the Philippine ambassador to New Zealand, was invited to the forum and contributed to the discussion on peace and…


Tanggol Wika: Opposing CHED Memo No. 20-2013
by Kheem Gines and Josemaria Rustia
National Situationer Straight News // September 26, 2016

Last July, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ordered all universities to retain six to nine units of Filipino subjects in compliance with the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order (TRO) on CHED Memorandum (CMO) No. 20 Series of 2013. The memo proposed to remove all Filipino and Literature General Education (GE) subjects from the university…


Manifesto on Marcos’ burial, LA committee elections, COMELEC appointments, student handbook evaluation discussed on LA floor
by Ian Benedict Mia and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // September 25, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held its third and fourth regular sessions for the academic year last September 19 and 23, respectively.   The manifesto on Marcos’ burial at the LNMB In its third session, the LA discussed the resolution calling for the release of the manifesto on the burial of Ferdinand…


Lean years, campus development discussed in University General Assembly
by Alex Kaluag and Kheem Gines
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During this year’s University General Assembly (UGA) held last September 23 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC discussed the administration’s plans on addressing the lean years, its priorities and goals for this academic year, and new campus development.   The lean years In addressing the low enrollment turnout for freshmen…


LA deliberates on Marcos burial and recent Davao blast
by Mikhaela Felix
Straight News // September 19, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held its second regular session for the academic year last September 16 at A1206. During the session, the floor discussed the release of manifestos on the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) and on the recent Davao blast incident. The agenda was…