Opinion
The true Marcos
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 10, 2016

The Supreme Court (SC) made history last Tuesday, November 8, after voting 9-5 to dismiss all petitions challenging the burial of Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LNMB), thus allowing the former president and dictator’s remains to be moved to the highly regarded cemetery. The LaSallian stands with the thousands of voices of martial…


A passing fad
by Wilhelm Tan
Opinion // November 5, 2016

Last September 3, an anonymous post accusing members of the University Student Government (USG) of corruption was uploaded on the DLSU-Manila Secret Files page. I’m not here to discuss whether or not our student leaders are stealing money, or about the problems of transparency and accountability within the USG, however. Instead, I want to talk…


Don’t rush
by Tinsel Joaquin
Opinion //

A month into the term and you can already see various booths held together by the university’s different organizations scattered inside campus, while many people are going around, hearing the different visions of the several available orgs as told by their experienced members and looking for the ones that interest them . It’s that time…


Let them eat meat
by Cody Cepeda
Opinion //

As a child, I’d get excited whenever my mother would bring me with her to the groceries. I’m not exactly sure what it is about the grocery that appeals to me. It could be the lovely pastry section with rows and rows of tarts and cakes that look too pretty to eat (sometimes with the…


With intention to offend
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // October 30, 2016

Sat-ire. Noun. The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues—at least, that’s what a quick Google search will tell you. In a day and age when responsible social media usage is more relevant than ever before,…


In defense of editorials
by Althea Gonzales
Editorial Opinion // October 18, 2016

A couple of months ago, The LaSallian ran an editorial on former President Ferdinand Marcos, whose scheduled burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) was the talk of town at the time. The former dictator, remembered by many for the atrocities and human rights violations rampant during his rule and by some for his…


Substance over scores (or why I dislike using Turnitin)
by Wilhelm Tan
Opinion // September 27, 2016

Turnitin is flawed. For those that aren’t aware, Turnitin is a company that provides many services designed to assist professors and help students learn and improve. One of its common functions is to act as a plagiarism checker; Turnitin has a program that can scan any document submitted for strings of words and phrases that…


Reading beyond headlines
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // September 7, 2016

Last July 25, a terrible incident occurred on the streets of Quiapo, Manila. The CCTV footage that showed a bicycle rider and car driver getting into a physical altercation, after which the latter shoots the former point-blank in the face, went viral on social media primarily because of Top Gear Philippines. The popular Facebook page…


Not a hero
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // August 29, 2016

The anniversary of EDSA is commemorated every year lest we forget the dark years under the Martial Law, and to celebrate our nation’s victory in clamoring for the restoration of democracy through a peaceful revolution. This year on February 25th, the Philippines celebrated the 30th anniversary of the EDSA revolution, in honor of a time…


Renewed confidence
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // July 30, 2016

From a 72.73 percent voter turnout in 2013, the succeeding University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) saw the number decline to 62.05 in 2014, before hitting an all time low in recent years at 35.90 in 2015. Last year’s GE failure wasn’t the first of its kind. A plebiscite to change the USG Constitution…