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…

Lasallian Volunteerism: Where is it?
by Catherine Ng and Michelle Lojo
News Feature //

This academic year, the University Student Government (USG) has initiated its thrust toward community engagement and social action. The USG has developed an Advocacy Calendar where USG activities would adhere to a specific advocacy each month. The project has been running for the past two terms.   Open doors for volunteerism The USG, through its…

For Your Information: Employees Association
by David Pagulayan and Nina dela Cruz
News Feature //

The De La Salle Univeristy Employees Association (DLSU-EA) is an independent union formed to represent certain employees in the University, and to protect their right to collective action. It was established during the 1980s, and has since been representing the aforementioned personnel in policy and decision making processes in the University. “It is a union,…

Behind Formal Student Representation
by Catherine Ng and Justin Umali
News Feature //

About Forty years ago martial law was declared; it purged student councils all over the country. For ten years, the law silenced the opinions and concerns of the students until it’s lifting in 1983.   The Philippine Constitution recognizes the youth’s vital role in nation building and the importance of their involvement in public and…

Lasallian Formation programs
by Catherine Ng
News Feature //

DLSU’s mission does not end with promoting academic excellence. The University also dedicates itself to providing students with programs that lead to holistic personal development. Holistic student development is achieved through the implementation of various student training programs and services, which fall under the Lasallian formation programs. According to the Lasallian Formation Action Framework,  Lasallian…

A look at Lasallian Catholicism
by Juan Batalla
News Feature //

Bernie*, a typical Catholic Lasallian, is having doubts with his faith. His friends, technically Catholics and Christians like him, invite him to go on drinking binges periodically, tell him in detail about their sexual encounters, and laugh at him whenever he mentions something so sensitive as prayer. When asked about his personal beliefs, Bernie admits…

USG constitution to be revised next term
by Patrick Ong and Nina dela Cruz
Straight News // November 29, 2011

Revisions for the University Student Government (USG) Constitution will be made this coming Third Term of AY 2011-2012. Lexi Sedano, USG Chief Legislator, explains that revisions can only be made every three years. Beatrice Liu, Chair of the Rules and Policies committee in charge of this academic year’s resolutions, discloses that they are still going…