The lows of Philippine gun Regulation
by Juan Batalla and Caroline De Guzman
News Feature // November 29, 2011

Executive Order (EO) 194, an edict issued by former President Joseph Estrada, stipulates that any Filipino may own firearms provided that such are not used for war; a Filipino may own as many firearms as he or she may desire. Such provisions have recently undergone review as the country’s lawmakers have entered into discussions on…

Engineering’s declining board performance
by Catherine Ng and Michelle Lojo
Straight News //

DLSU is esteemed to have the best facilities among the universities in the country. The University goes beyond the CHED requirements in terms of facilities; the university even invests in facilities that other universities do not have.
Ironically, students, complain that the University’s facilities are still lacking.

Unearthing taft’s drainage problems
by Justin Umali, Juan Batalla and Pilar Go
News Feature //

Given the problems in addressing the flooding issue along Taft, the DLSU community has learned to expect the worst during the months of July to September, when the rains usually arrive.

Recruiting the best for DLSU
by Jan-Ace Mendoza, Audrey Virgula and Stephanie Braganza
News Feature //

“Teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming lives” is no easy task, even for a university like DLSU. To begin with, the University needs impeccable faculty members. In his inaugural speech on his installation and in preparation for the Centennial Celebration, DLSU President and Chancellor Br. Jun Erguiza FSC said, “What in effect, is my hope…

Getting student justice in DLSU: All in due time
by Patrick Ong and David Pagulayan
News Feature //

Laws apply to both the governing and the governed. They are kept to maintain order, reprimand wrongdoings and to protect everyone, maintaining equal treatment among those in power and the citizenry. Due process enforces the basic right of protection against accusers, and authenticates the validity of a law-breaking act. As mandated by Art. III, Sec.1…

USG’s Judiciary branch to appoint student consultants
by Nina dela Cruz and Justin Umali
Straight News //

Starting next term, student consultants will now be part of the Judiciary Branch of the University Student Government (USG). The judiciary branch will appoint student consultants to provide assistance to students with grievance cases and discipline cases. Alexyss Alip, chief magistrate of the USG’s Judiciary branch, cautiously points out that the assistance provided by student…

Fall in World Rankings: Decline in Quality of PHL Education?
by Michelle Lojo and David Pagulayan
Straight News // October 20, 2011

The top four universities in the Philippines failed to enter the top 300 in the Times Higher Education Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS) for 2011. Though the University of the Philippines (UP) still leads first in the country, its ranking dropped to 332nd from 314th last year, according to the QS survey. This is…

VP for Internal Affairs Nicole Gaba resigns
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
Straight News //

Effective October 15, 2011, Nicole Gaba is no longer the University Student Government (USG) Vice President for Internal Affairs. Due to her family’s decision to migrate this year, Gaba was forced to relinquish her position as her eventual departure would make her incapable of fulfilling her duties as Vice President. By October 26, she will…

Dissecting Student Leadership
by Catherine Ng and Noelle Santiago
News Feature //

A year has passed since the transition from the Student Council to the University Student Government as the autonomous representative body of the students. On its second year, the USG is characterized by numerous milestones. This academic year marks the opening of the student handbook to revisions, the formalization of the separation of RVR-COB and…

The Society of Fellows
by Juan Batalla
News Feature //

Aside from aiming to be the research university DLSU swore to become, the University also invests on other functions such as the quality of faculty, examined through their research output and teaching qualifications, one of the criteria in becoming an internationally recognized university. Hence, DLSU only sees it fitting to recognize the crème de la…