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Algae BIG Hub: On strengthening PH algae industry
by Warren Chua and Cristina Francia
Straight News // November 13, 2018

As part of the various research efforts of De La Salle University (DLSU), research centers are established that touch on a diverse set of disciplines. One of these centers, the Algae BioInnovation Global Hub, better known as Algae BIG Hub, aims to work hand in hand with the algae industry by collaborating with researchers, international…


Tapat conducts talk on current PH political atmosphere
by Eliza Santos and Joseph Aristotle De Leon
Straight News //

The coming of this year’s Special Elections prompts political parties and independent candidates for another phase of preparation and campaign. In time for this period, political party Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) initiated a talk titled Usap Tayo: A talk on the Political Atmosphere of the Philippines with renowned speakers Former Commission on Human Rights…


Lasallian Mission Week 2018: In celebration of values and virtues — Part 1
by Danielle Aglubat, Jan Emmanuel Alonzo and Deo Cruzada
Straight News //

With the theme ‘One Heart, One Commitment, One life,’ this year’s Lasallian Mission Week (LMW) aimed to increase faith and cast light on the value of vocation. The week-long celebration was spearheaded by the Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission (VPLM) through the University Mission Committee composed of representatives from different colleges, offices,…


LA OKs RVRCOB Student Consultative Body, bares USG budget concerns in session
by Ramon Castañeda, Deo Cruzada and Helen Mae Saudi
Straight News // November 10, 2018

Deviating from the usual schedule, a Legislative Assembly (LA) Session was held last November 9 to discuss resolutions for the amendment of the Special Elections (SE) Code, the approval of the University Student Government (USG) budget allocation for the academic year, amendments to the USG Executive Treasurer’s Manual, the establishment of the Student Consultative Body…


USG President Gabbie Perez on sustainable student governance, social awareness
by Danielle Aglubat and Roselin Manawis
News Feature // November 9, 2018

Having garnered 60.72 percent of the student population votes, Gabbie Perez was elected as the new University Student Government (USG) President last August 6, and officially took office at the start of this academic year. As USG President, Perez is now responsible for leading the USG Executive Board, heading the Office of the President, and…


Mismanaged activities main cause of SLIFE moratorium
by Ramon Castañeda and Frank Santiago
News Feature // November 8, 2018

From September 10 to October 10 this year, student groups’ operations came to a halt as the Office of Student Leadership Involvement, Formation, and Empowerment (SLIFE) issued a one month moratorium effectively stopping activities carried out by the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) and the University Student Government (USG). With the ban now no longer…


Behind a research-intensive university: DLSU in World University Rankings
by Ramon Castañeda, Gershon De La Cruz and Eliza Santos
News Feature //

The research efforts of De La Salle University (DLSU) were under the spotlight recently with the University’s inclusion in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, landing in the 801-1000 bracket of the world’s top academic institutions. DLSU is the only private Philippine university who made it into the list and one of…


The price to pay: Ramifications of rising PH inflation
by Isabel Cañaveral, Warren Chua and Frank Santiago
National Situationer Straight News // November 7, 2018

In August 2018, the Philippine inflation rate soared to 6.4 percent, the highest in the past nine years. The following month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported it rising to 6.7 percent—a small increase, but still far above estimates. The reason, as PSA reported, was due to price increases seen on food, transportation, and utilities….


Hult Prize at DLSU competition kicked off
by Cristina Francia and Isabela Marie Roque
Straight News // November 6, 2018

The Hult Prize Launch was held last November 5 at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall roofdeck. The event focused on the theme for this year’s Hult Prize and the schedule of activities for the DLSU teams who will be participating in the said competition.   Theme for the 10th anniversary The theme for this year’s…


LA probes Judiciary, approves officer resignation
by Jan Emmanuel Alonzo and Joseph Aristotle De Leon
News Feature // October 30, 2018

Conducting a legislative inquiry on the processes of the Judiciary Department of the University Student Government (USG) was among the agenda for the USG Legislative Assembly (LA) session held last October 29 at the USG Session Hall. Interim Chief Magistrate Sean Pobre and former Magistrate Bernette Cuevas were the only two people who gave their…