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DLSU-PUSO holds first meeting on Happy Thursday Regulatory Board
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // March 29, 2017

Last March 28, 2017, the De La Salle University – Parents of University Students Organization (DLSU-PUSO) held the first meeting of the Happy Thursday Regulatory Board, which aims to solve incidents of alleged selling of intoxicating drinks by establishments within the area, fights, rumbles, drugs, and prostitution, among others. In a letter of invitation to…


DLSU wins Three Palmes of Excellence in Eduniversal 2016 Business Schools Ranking
by Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature // March 28, 2017

The DLSU Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business (RVR-COB) was recently recognized by Eduniversal as a recipient of the Three Palmes of Excellence in its 2016 Business Schools Ranking. According to the agency, DLSU RVR-COB was regarded as an “excellent business school with reinforcing international influence.”     On DLSU’s awards Apart from winning…


Zeroing in on enrollment issues: A systematic and external drawback
by Yasmin Cariño, Jill Chua and Josemaria Rustia
News Feature // March 26, 2017

Over the years, students have constantly been haunted by enlistment issues within DLSU’s primary enrollment system Animo.sys come enlistment day. The failure to enlist, according to some, stems from systematic problems such as Wi-Fi inefficiency and server capacity that could not accommodate the number of students logging in. Launched back in 2013, Animo.sys was created…


Admin, USG respond to student body complaints regarding CHED moratorium
by Wilhelm Tan and Yasmin Cariño
Straight News // March 17, 2017

After the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) imposed a moratorium on all field trips and educational tours in response to a bus accident in Tanay, Rizal last February 21, DLSU temporarily suspended all off-campus activities. By February 23, the University released a statement from Vice Chancellor for Academics Robert Roleda through the Help Desk Announcement….


PRESS RELEASE: DuLa Salle 2k16 Rekonek
by The LaSallian
Press Release // March 15, 2017

DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild presents DuLa Salle 2k16: Rekonek, a collaboration between its guilders and alumni, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Featuring 4 one-act plays of distinct genres and concepts, DLS 2k16 merges into one colorful production that tackles important questions about love, life, God, sex, and sexuality.   Ang Unang Nagkasala Eve bites…


PRESS RELEASE: Every Girl Can
by The LaSallian
Press Release //

She Talks Asia & Mano Amiga Pilipinas present EVERY GIRL CAN A Conference. Every girl can be whoever and whatever she wants to be. This is the message of the Every Girl Can Conference, a one-day event celebration of female empowerment and gender equality, happening on March 18 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM, at the Silk Room at Blue Leaf Events Pavilion…


Duterte and the radical shift to federalism
by Jill Chua and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // March 14, 2017

Seven months into his term, President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to instigate his plans for implementing federalism in the country, a proposed government shift from the current unitary system. Federalism is characterized as a system where power is shared or divided between a central government and provincial governments or states. Being a staunch advocate for…


Commentary: Bullying is not OK
by Althea Gonzales
Straight News // March 11, 2017

Disciplinary cases can be exhausting. They can last for months on end and filing one does not actually guarantee justice will be served nor does it ensure that the aggrieved will receive resolution. The process is quite a long one, and one that requires the complaining party to go through a series of steps of…


Tax reform in the Philippines: A look at fuel tax and its alternatives
by Rebekah Navarro and Josemaria Rustia
National Situationer News Feature Straight News //

In a nationwide initiative to generate revenues, the Philippine government recently proposed a P6 per liter increase in diesel, gasoline, and cooking oil. The tax reform proposal is intended to help fund the administration’s infrastructure program, as well as to keep the president’s promise to reform the fuel tax system, which is widely considered outdated…


OPRES survey shows students gradually regaining trust in USG
by Mikhaela Felix and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // March 8, 2017

From November 28 to December 11 last year, the Monitoring Council of the University Student Government (USG) Office of the President (OPRES) conducted an online evaluation survey in order for students to assess the performance of the different USG units. Among those assessed include the Executive Board (EB), college governments, and batch governments. With a…