On the Looking Glass for 2012
by David Pagulayan and Michelle Lojo
News Feature // January 25, 2012

Filipinos headed into 2012 with hope. According to a recent Social Weather Stations survey, 95% of Filipinos looked at the new year with optism. By looking at many of the pressing issues that plagued the country last year, The LaSallian takes a look at developments that the may sustain many hopes this.   Crazy Climate…

We are not getting the best and the brightest – Br. Jun
by David Pagulayan and Justin Umali
News Feature //

The late Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC envisioned DLSU as an outstanding research university in the Philippines, encouraging innovation and development within the Lasallian community. In creating a world-class research university, many factors need to be considered; one of which is the quality of enrollees admitted by academic institutions.   Maximizing student performance College of Liberal…

Analyzing the Current State of University Admissions
by Catherine Ng and Pilar Go
News Feature //

Like other Universities, DLSU has its own measures to ensure that they admit quality students—students who have the potential to succeed in their respective fields. For admissions, the University uses the DLSU College Assessment Test (DLSU-CAT). DLSU-CAT is a set of tests that measures an applicant’s quantitative, verbal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. In addition,…

De La Salle University’s Multi-sectoral Budget Committee
by Nina dela Cruz and Juan Batalla
News Feature //

DLSU’s Multi-sectoral Budget Committee (MSBC) is a result of a clashing viewpoints. Brought to life by a student barricade on Oct. 10, 1984 led by then Student Council (SC) President Nani Braganza, DLSU students protested a tuition fee increase (TFI) of 25 percent. During that time, the University regularly increased tuition by 20 percent for…

Supporting DLSU student-achievers
by Catherine Ng and Pilar Go
News Feature //

Lasallians are formed to become achievers for God and country. This holds true as more and more Lasallians join local and international competitions. As representatives of DLSU, they often receive assistance, which include financial assistance, faculty mentorship, and insurance, depending on the nature of the competition. There are many ways students can receive assistance, but…

Clash in ideals?
by Juan Batalla
News Feature //

The Catholic character of DLSU is evident in the University’s student, faculty and staff demographics, of which a great majority are members of the Roman Catholic Church. Students take Theology classes geared towards rooting them in the traditions and fundamental doctrines of the Catholic Church, even requiring church service hours as a part of the…

Former Singaporean Minister visits DLSU
by Juan Batalla
Straight News // January 22, 2012

January 18, 2012, Wednesday – Former Singapore Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. George Yong-boon Yeo, paid a visit to De La Salle University as part of his trip to the country. DLSU President Br. Narciso Erguiza FSC toured Yeo’s party around the University, with a brief visit to the University museum and collection. The…

Positions on Lasallian student activism
by Juan Batalla and Christopher Chanco
News Feature // January 8, 2012

On Nov. 14, around 60 DLSU students, mostly from the political party Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat), joined other student contingents from Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman  in an unsanctioned rally along Katipunan Ave. Without official permits, and bracing rain and traffic, the student demonstrators were unfazed…

Empowering Lasallian under-achievers
by Patrick Ong and Justin Umali
News Feature //

Motivating the students by an “easy four” is a common phrasing many Lasallians use. The phrase is a reflection of the trend of students choosing professors who give high grades, but require minimum effort from the students. The idea behind the trend is that many students do not want to work hard for their grades…

National Situationer: Trivial pursuit?
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
National Situationer //

Citing the need to seek medical treatment abroad, former President and current Pampanga reperesentative Gloria Arroyo recently sought the approval of the Supreme Court to leave the country. Arroyo, who was diagnosed with a rare bone disease, claims that the domestic medical facilities cannot treat her ailment. Arroyo’s plea, however, sparked controversy when the Department…