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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
Straight News //

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…


In review: Revisiting the academic calendar shift
by Jill Chua, Paulyn Navarrete and Divine Grace Garcia
Straight News // September 18, 2016

There will be no more summer terms offered for students, explains Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda. This comes as a result of the academic calendar shift, implemented a year ago in line with the 2015 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration. To bridge the gap between the four-month break between the third…


LA elects leaders anew in first session
by Dab Castañeda, Blaise Cruz and Mary Grace Dandan
Straight News // September 15, 2016

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held its first session for this academic year last September 14 at A702. During the session, this year’s Chief Legislator, Majority Floor Leader, and Minority Floor Leader were elected. The session adjourned with Janine Angelo (IV, BS-IT) elected as the new Chief Legislator for the current academic year,…


Clarifying the dress code policy
by Debrah Louise Tabaquero and Mary Grace Dandan
Straight News // September 11, 2016

The dress code policy has been one of the most prominent policies of the University. However, it has earned the ire of several students, particularly because of its seemingly inconsistent implementation by security and discipline officers on campus. The dress code policy has been hotly debated during sessions regarding student handbook revisions in the past…


Complaint against Chua dropped, public apology to follow
by Althea Gonzales, Alex Kaluag, Wilhelm Tan and Dab Castañeda
Straight News // August 20, 2016

In a hearing held last August 18, the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary granted the Department of Activity Approval and Monitoring (DAAM)’s motion to dismiss the complaint against School of Economics Government (SEG) President Erielle Chua after the plaintiff and defendant arrived at an internal agreement. Following the motion, Chua is expected to release a…