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Trillanes arrest, minimum age of criminal liability, inquiry on Judiciary tackled in LA session
by Gershon De La Cruz, Roselin Manawis and Frank Santiago
Straight News // October 16, 2018

A Legislative Assembly (LA) session was held last October 15 to revisit the open letter protesting Senator Antonio Trillanes’ unjust arrest, to call for a manifesto on the lowering of the age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 12 years old, and to call for an inquiry on the University Student Government (USG)…

DLSU Faculty, student researchers recognized
by Gershon De La Cruz and Ryan Lim
Straight News // October 10, 2018

The annual VCRI Faculty Members and Students’ Research Recognition Ceremonies was held last October 8 at the 4th floor of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall to acknowledge the achievements of the University’s faculty members and students who made contributions to research in the past year. In his opening message, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation…

Uson, Trillanes open letters, appointment of CATCH2T20 representative tackled in LA session
by Ramon Castañeda and Eliza Santos
Straight News // October 9, 2018

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held a session yesterday, October 8, in order to discuss matters regarding the appointment of Paolo Delos Reyes as the LA Representative for CATCH2020 since the former representative, Richard Ingles, is now unaffiliated with the University; the passing of resolutions to address the sign language scandal of…

LA committee elections and Special Elections code discussed in LA session
by Warren Chua and Cristina Francia
Straight News // October 2, 2018

Last October 1, the fourth Legislative Assembly (LA) session was held at the USG Session Hall. In the session, the elections of the LA in respective committees and discussions on the amendments done for the Special Elections Code were done.   Election of LA committee heads The first agenda for the session was the election…

LA holds special session, addresses key Election Code amendments and USG matters
by Danielle Aglubat, Ramon Castañeda, Maxine Ferrer, Gershon De La Cruz and Eliza Santos
Straight News // October 1, 2018

A Legislative Assembly (LA) session was held last Friday, September 28, to address resolutions on amendments of the Election and Special Election Codes, appointing officers for vacant positions in the University Student Government (USG), and resignation of elected officers from USG units.   Amending the election code In relation to the resolutions to amend the…

ACG Student Services Chairperson impeached due to gross negligence
by Gershon De La Cruz and Cristina Francia
Straight News // August 30, 2018

After facing charges of gross negligence, incapacity to fully perform the duties of the office, and plurality of absence, Student Services Chairperson for the Arts College Government (ACG) Angeli Andan was effectively removed from office in a hearing held last August 29 in the USG Session Hall.   Grievances charged ACG Vice Chairperson for Student…

Lasallian efforts in addressing food waste
by Ryan Lim, Warren Chua and Danielle Aglubat
Straight News // August 24, 2018

Food scarcity is a problem that threatens the nation. With a growing number of hungry people each day, efforts are being pioneered nationwide to promote conservation of food and resources as well as to reduce food waste. In DLSU, certain initiatives have been put into action such as placing more detailed labels on trash bins,…

Looking into new Philippine transport network companies
by Warren Chua, Isabel Cañaveral and Ramon Castañeda
Straight News // August 4, 2018

News broke out last March that Uber was merging its South East Asian operations with Grab Taxi in exchange for a 27.5 percent stake in the latter. In the Philippine context, this means the two major players in the ride-sharing industry have combined into one. Furthermore, according to Brian Cu, country head of Grab Philippines,…

Opposition presents ‘true’ state of PH in United People’s SONA
by Ramon Castañeda
National Situationer Straight News // July 24, 2018

Reports from Andrea Punzalan   In an effort to engage the Filipinos in a discussion regarding the “true” state of the nation, a mobilization tagged as “United People’s SONA” was held yesterday, July 23, outside St. Peter’s Parish in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City. Movement Against Tyranny, Anakbayan, Tindig Pilipinas, BAYAN, and members of the #BabaeAko…

Sagun releases apology for Gonzales impeachment case three years prior
by Patrick Quintero
Straight News // July 8, 2018

Three years after filing an impeachment case for gross negligence of duty against former University Student Government (USG) Vice President for External Affairs Mae Mae Gonzales, Norben “Bim” Sagun Jr. released a public apology addressed to the former and her previous office yesterday, July 7. Sagun filed the complaint against Gonzales and former USG Executive…