Drawing the line on sexual harassment: Is DLSU a safe space?
by Maxine Ferrer, Isabela Marie Roque, Frank Santiago and Eliza Santos
News Feature // March 12, 2019

Recognized universally as a form of violence against women (VAW), sexual harassment has affected women across varying countries, socio-economic classes, and cultural backgrounds. In the Philippines, prior legislation such as Republic Act (RA) 7877 or the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 sought to provide victims with avenues to seek justice. However, recent incidents online of…

A cause for concern: On vaccines and measles outbreaks
by Deo Cruzada, Gershon De La Cruz and Roselin Manawis
Straight News // March 11, 2019

“[Measles] is a preventable disease. It seems to be that no one should die from a preventable disease, and yet people die from this,” Dr. Bien Nillos, a professor of the Behavioral Science Department, states in Filipino as he speaks with The LaSallian on the measles outbreak recently declared by the Department of Health (DOH)…

USG, Central Committee incur P364k loss from UnivWeek 2018
by Gershon De La Cruz, Enrico Sebastian Salazar, Frank Santiago and Helen Mae Saudi
News Feature //

University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) 2018 was a disaster—financially, at least. The annual week-long event, held from June 1 to 9 last year, incurred a net loss of P364,268.36, as confirmed by both former University Student Government (USG) Vice President for Internal Affairs Brian Chen and UVMW 2018 Project Head Diego Santiago. Based on the income…

#NotForSale: On the commercialized and online sexual exploitation of youth
by Enrico Sebastian Salazar
National Situationer Straight News // March 10, 2019

Held last March 7 at the Work Folk Collaborative Spaces in Makati, Plan International’s event titled Face Your Peer discussed the growing rate of violence against children within the Philippines. It pressed the youth to advocate against the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) by taking part in…

DLSU hosts voters’ education forum as elections near
by Maxine Ferrer
Straight News // March 3, 2019

Over 61 million Filipinos are expected to head to their respective polling precincts on May 13 to elect new members of the national and local government. According to the National Youth Commission, 40 percent of these voters will be comprised of the youth aged 18 to 30 years old. Given the potential impact of their…

Diokno: ‘Help put back the faith in the justice system’
by Maxine Ferrer, Bea Francia, Ryan Lim and Enrico Sebastian Salazar
Straight News // February 27, 2019

“I couldn’t keep silent anymore,” Atty. Chel Diokno declared when asked about the reason behind his decision to run for senator. The 58 year-old human rights lawyer visited the Agno Food Court last February 26 to engage in an informal dialogue with members of the Lasallian community. Despite his intention to run, the senatorial candidate…

Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Award bestowed on Ressa, Bishop David
by Warren Chua, Enrico Sebastian Salazar, Gershon De La Cruz and Bea Francia
Straight News //

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa were conferred this year’s Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Award at a formal awarding held last February 26 at The Verdure, fifth floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The former’s brother, University of the Philippines sociology professor and journalist Randy David, received the award on his…

Thirty-three years on: A commemoration of the EDSA Revolution
by Deo Cruzada
National Situationer Straight News // February 26, 2019

“Mga kriminal na ang malaya! Ang nakulong ay walang sala! Ang tama ay mali! Ang masama’y mabuti!” (The criminals are free! The imprisoned are innocent! Right is wrong! Bad is good!) Protesters sang along to these lyrics from Danny Fabella’s protest song Baliktad na ang Mundo.  Despite hailing from different backgrounds, clergy, students, LGBT groups,…

Youth’s impact in elections, senatoriables’ plans discussed in Bantay Boto 2019
by Isabela Marie Roque and Eliza Santos
National Situationer Straight News // February 25, 2019

Seven senatorial candidates debated on pressing national issues last February 23 at the UP Diliman International Center of Public Administration. Senatoriables Gary Alejano, Raffy Alunan, Atty. Neri Colmenares, Chel Diokno, Elmer Francisco, Atty. Florin Hilbay, and Dr. Willie Ong presented their own stances and arguments on political dynasties, press freedom, federalism, and other pressing topics….

UP Journalism Club hosts journalism forum on election coverage, educating voters
by Roselin Manawis and Enrico Sebastian Salazar
National Situationer Straight News // February 23, 2019

With campaign season for the 2019 senatorial elections well underway, the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication (CMC) hosted Knowing Your Choice: A Forum on Election Coverage last February 21 at the UP CMC Auditorium to discuss how different forms of media strive to remain critical and mindful when it comes to…