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Netizen draws flak for spreading unfounded allegations on DLSU
by Althea Gonzales
Straight News // December 2, 2016

A certain Richard Camarinta Dy on Facebook came under fire for posting yesterday a screenshot of a message stating that Lasallians who joined the mobilization last November 30 “were forced to attend” and “if they stay till late at night, the Prof. will give additional points.” The post was taken down around noon today, December…

USG Ombudsman reinstatement in planning stage
by Jill Chua and Dab Castañeda
Straight News // November 30, 2016

Unknown to many younger students, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary branch had an ombudsman before who acted as an investigator of anomalies and constitutional violations in different units of the USG. One of the ombudsman’s key functions was to file cases against negligent USG officers in behalf of the students and present the evidences…

DLSU bags awards in 2016 NMUN Japan
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // November 27, 2016

DLSU won the outstanding delegation award representing Venezuela in the recently concluded National Model United Nations (NMUN) Japan. Meanwhile, two DLSU delegates, Natasha Wassmer and Bianca Suarez, were declared outstanding delegates. The University’s victory in NMUN Japan continues a series of successful delegations being sent to Model United Nations (MUN) events for the past few years….

DLSU celebrates the Lasallian Mission during LSMW 2016
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // November 26, 2016

The Lasallian Mission Week (LSMW) 2016 was held last November 14 to 19, with the theme, “Pagsasabuhay ng Misyong Lasalyano sa Panahon ng Pagbabago.” The week showcased various activities, booths, workshops, and seminars with the mission of advocating the Lasallian community’s role in creating a change in society. The advocacy of LSMW 2016 is to…

Santugon, Tapat candidates face off at frosh elections debate
by Eunice De Castro and Maxine Ferrer
Straight News // November 21, 2016

Last November 18, representatives from the slates of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) went head to head during Engkwentro 2016, a Freshman Elections (FE) Debate organized by the USG Judiciary, Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, DLSU Commission on Elections, and La Salle Debate Society. Selected candidates were given the chance…

DLSU faces financial, academic, and operational challenges in light of lean years
by Jill Chua, Josemaria Rustia and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // November 17, 2016

DLSU, along with other universities and colleges all over the country, is going through a transitional period known as the “lean years” due to the K-12 program. The lean years are expected to last from the current academic year (AY) to AY 2021-2022. Many senior high school (SHS) students who were slated to graduate this…

DLSU prepares for PAASCU accreditation of several programs
by Mikhaela Felix and Kheem Gines
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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
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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…