CategoryGeneral Elections
Anti: Of prose, controversies, and she
by Frank Santiago, Dab Castañeda and Kaycee Valmonte
General Elections News Feature // July 13, 2018

As the academic year slowly draws to a close and with the 2018 General Elections (GE) right around the corner, President Mikee De Vega discusses some of the issues spotlighted under her administration, including her being antagonized in the eyes of members of the student body.   Reliving the experience to empower While this school…

Why Vote?
by Frank Santiago
General Elections News Feature // July 12, 2018

In a few days’ time, students will once again vote for the next batch of government officers in the DLSU. Once again, the school will swell with students clad in bright colors sharing their platforms here and there, crossing their arms firmly, nodding left, right, and middle and ending their speeches with battle cries of…

One academic year later: Promises broken and kept
by Kaycee Valmonte, Bench Peralta, Marielle Lucenio and Pamela Isidro
General Elections News Feature //

Candidates often grace the halls of the University during the campaign period with echoes of promises they will enact should they be given the chance to lead in the upcoming academic year. These are what attract the students—the hope that proper student representation can lead to a better school year with experiences better than before,…

Scrutinizing to scrutinize: Selecting COMELEC officials
by Marielle Lucenio and Bench Peralta
General Elections News Feature //

Aside from the political parties, one sector that holds the longest line in the madness of the General Elections (GE) is the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) of DLSU. Accountable for the whole process of voting and electing, COMELEC continues to face the responsibility to ensure fairness and transparency in operations. It then begs the question…

Under the light
by The LaSallian
General Elections News Feature //

De La Salle University does not exist in a vacuum. It is vital for students to be aware of their prospective candidates’ stance on issues from the national level to matters concerning the University, as they will later on represent them.   The LaSallian listed timely and relevant issues and sought the candidates’ stand on…

Vox populi: “If I were USG President”
by Rebekah Navarro and Cara Patalinghog
General Elections News Feature //

Many are called, but few are chosen. The LaSallian looks into different perspectives of various students, weighing in on their boundless and unfiltered insights on what they would do as the most influential student in the University.   Nika Cardinal (III, CAM-MKT) If I were the USG president, I think I would abolish the dress…

Tapat fails to field candidates in GE 2018
by Dab Castañeda, Cara Patalinghog and Kaycee Valmonte
General Elections News Feature //

Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) will not be able to field any candidates in the 2018 General Elections (GE) after their request to extend the deadline of their prospective candidates’ Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) was denied by the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) through an official statement last July 6. Tapat claimed to have had…

On crossing boundaries: Partisanship and stories of transitioning
by Dab Castañeda and Elijah Quevedo
General Elections News Feature // July 11, 2018

In the nature of politics and partisanship, a number of people imprint their identity on the general public, signifying their association with a political party, or the lack thereof. For some individuals, there is a desire to take on a new path to realign with their current beliefs, or rather, to sever ties. For this…

Highlighting USG offices
by Arden Bacallan, Shannon Matsuda and Denise Nicole Uy
General Elections News Feature //

Throughout the school year, we were given updates on the University Student Government’s (USG) projects and developments through their respective social media pages. However at times, the sheer scope of our student government may get a bit overwhelming for some. With so many different offices and groups working together for the betterment of the student…

Sagun releases apology for Gonzales impeachment case three years prior
by Patrick Quintero
Straight News // July 8, 2018

Three years after filing an impeachment case for gross negligence of duty against former University Student Government (USG) Vice President for External Affairs Mae Mae Gonzales, Norben “Bim” Sagun Jr. released a public apology addressed to the former and her previous office yesterday, July 7. Sagun filed the complaint against Gonzales and former USG Executive…