USG releases first budget transparency report, OTREAS with biggest balance
by Rebekah Navarro, Vivean Pallera, Blaise Cruz and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // March 8, 2017

The DLSU University Student Government (USG) released its first ever budget transparency report, which detailed down the current balances of various USG units, last January 22. From the report, students can also monitor the activities being organized by the Executive Board (EB), as well as their respective batch governments and college governments. According to Executive…

On ride-sharing apps: Lasallians cite safety and other concerns
by Bianca Suarez and Mikhaela Felix
News Feature // March 6, 2017

In an informal survey conducted by The LaSallian among 53 respondents, 85 percent claim they used popular ride-sharing applications Uber and Grab. Majority of those who did not use the popular applications stated that they had their own cars, while the others found it easier to commute. Meanwhile, 17 percent identify the ride-sharing applications as…

64.4 percent of Lasallians against death penalty – USG LA survey
by Dab Castañeda, Maxine Ferrer, Blaise Cruz and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature //

Since President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign trail, he has been highly vocal about his support for the re-imposition of the death penalty and bringing his “tough stance” against criminality to the national scene. Although there has been a temporary stop on the war on drugs to tackle “corruption in the police force,” talks on bringing back…

Looking into the pros and cons of using Turnitin
by Yasmin Cariño, Samantha Cenizal and Blaise Cruz
Straight News //

To promote originality and to counter plagiarism among its students’ outputs, DLSU professors utilize various countermeasures, one of which is an online cloud-based tool called Turnitin. The software offers complete web-based services to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically. In the University, Turnitin is available for any professor to use.   Policy…

Full statement issued by USG to Congress on death penalty bill
by The LaSallian
Statement // March 5, 2017

The following is the full statement issued by the University Student Government (USG) to Congress regarding their opposition to the reimposition of the death penalty and the Batang Bilanggo Bill. It is entitled A Manifesto of Young Lasallian Leaders Against Death Penalty and Batang Bilanggo Bill and is addressed to the lawmakers of the 17th Philippine Congress….

USG lobbies against death penalty bill in Congress
by Wilhelm Tan and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News //

Last February 28, student leaders from the University Student Government (USG) marched to the House of Representatives to lobby against the reimposition of capital punishment and the lowering of the age of criminal liability. USG’s efforts Various members of the USG, headed by President Zedrick Laqui and Vice President for External Affairs Reigner Sanchez, marched…

A look at First Circle and its impact on the country’s financial industry
by Blaise Cruz and Maxine Ferrer
News Feature //

Last February 17 to 19, DLSU hosted Startup Weekend Manila, a three-day conference and contest that brought together established and aspiring startups and companies to help young entrepreneurs jump-start their ideas. One of the various startups and enterprises present in the event was First Circle, a financial technology company joined by former The LaSallian Managing…

DLSU CSO launches 2017 Lasallian Excellence Awards
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // March 4, 2017

The Council of Student Organizations (CSO) launched the 2017 Lasallian Excellence Awards (LEA) last March 3 at the 20th floor Multi-Purpose Hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, with the theme, “kaLEAdoscope: Leadership in Different Colors and Perspectives”. DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC and Chancellor Dr. Gerardo Janairo were also present for the ribbon…

DLSU psych dep’t provides training for national psych org’s community-based relapse prevention program
by Wilhelm Tan and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature // March 2, 2017

The DLSU Psychology Department, in collaboration with the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) Task Force on Drug Recovery, Diocese of Caloocan, and Our Lady of Assumption Parish, organized a community-based relapse prevention program entitled Akap at Katatagan sa Salubong, which will take place from February 28 to March 4, 2017. The initiative consists of…

Clarifying issues with midterm and final examination schedules
by Yasmin Cariño, Vivean Pallera and Josemaria Rustia
Straight News // February 27, 2017

As a measure of assessing a student’s proficiency and knowledge on a subject, examinations are regularly conducted. Aside from quizzes, the University also implements midterm examinations during the seventh or eighth week of the term. Meanwhile, final examinations are held during the 14th week. While these assessments often follow a fixed departmental schedule, some classes…