In retrospect: The Philippines in 2018
by Miguel Angelo Rabago, Isabela Marie Roque, Frank Santiago and Helen Mae Saudi
National Situationer News Feature // December 31, 2018

Numerous developments in the Philippines were brought to light this year marked also by numerous controversies that sprung up. Economic developments brought about by policy changes related to taxes and inflation were some of the major factors that drove markets. Various politicians were also the face of different controversies throughout 2018, with impeachment trials, corruption…

Lasallian Business Study Tour, noncompliance with University processes prompt BCG suspension
by Ramon Castañeda, Klariz Rae Chen and Deo Cruzada
News Feature // December 17, 2018

Last October 14, students were met with a surprise when the Business College Government (BCG) officially announced through its social media pages that it was on hiatus, and that in its place, the Associate Dean of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) would step in as the unit in charge of addressing…

Regular adjustment extended amid special adjustment removal
by Gershon De La Cruz and Roselin Manawis
News Feature //

Last July, the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) announced that Special Adjustment passes that allowed students to enroll into classes during the first two days of the term was to be discontinued effective Term 1, AY 2018-2019. In place of this, regular adjustment was extended to last until the first week of Term 2,…

Safeguarding DLSU’s intellectual properties: A look into DIPO and DITO
by Enrico Sebastian Salazar
News Feature //

Leading the advocacy and excellence of intellectual property (IP) knowledge and technology transfer in Southeast Asia for the benefit of society, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Intellectual Property Office (DIPO) is the University’s go-to office in catering to the innovations of its students and faculties. Established in 2008, it was among the first IP…

Plight of Lumads, farmers highlighted in People’s Struggles Week
by Warren Chua, Joseph Aristotle De Leon and Helen Mae Saudi
Straight News //

Last November 5 to 17, One La Salle (OLS) for Human Rights and Democracy hosted People’s Struggles Week—an awareness campaign that touched on the plights of the Lumads, marginalized sectors, and other cultural minorities through forums, a candle lighting activity, and a rally. According to the organizers, one of the major goals of the event…

Addressing concerns, complaints on GCOE Student Services
by Klariz Rae Chen, Ryan Lim, Enrico Sebastian Salazar and Frank Santiago
News Feature //

Rose* shifted degree programs within the Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) and was in the middle of processing the necessary paperwork when she found difficulty in coordinating with one of the offices involved. According to her, the person present was rude in providing her the needed assistance, despite the fact that all her papers were…

On rising fares and oil prices: The woes of public transportation
by Danielle Aglubat, Jan Emmanuel Alonzo and Gershon De La Cruz
Straight News // December 16, 2018

Last October 17, the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved a petition by transport groups to increase the minimum fare from the previously set P8 to P10. The LTFRB had previously approved a provisional increase for jeepney fares last July, raising the minimum fare to P9, in response to a petition filed by…

From invention to innovation: The story of DALOY
by Joseph Aristotle De Leon, Ryan Lim and Enrico Sebastian Salazar
Straight News // December 9, 2018

Showcasing the research excellence of De La Salle University (DLSU) students through their research project DALOY, five BS Manufacturing Engineering and Management (MEM) graduates were able to bag first place in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) Innovation Competition held last October 12 in the SMX Convention Center. Madon Arcega (BS-MEM, ‘18), Tristan Limchesing (BS-MEM,…

The New Learning Management System: Animo Space
by Deo Cruzada
Straight News // December 4, 2018

De La Salle University, spearheaded by the Information Technology Services (ITS) is planning to launch a new Learning Management System (LMS) called Animo Space, built based on the Canvas LMS software. To orient students and professors on the transition and use of this new feature, the University held a town hall session in the fifth floor…

COMELEC releases 2018 Special Elections results, nine seats left unfilled
by Cristina Francia, Isabela Marie Roque, Frank Santiago and Helen Mae Saudi
Special Elections Straight News // December 3, 2018

Only nine seats are left unfilled in this year’s University Student Government Special Elections (SE), according to the results posted by the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) last December 3. According to the commission, five seats in the Manila Campus—the Vice President for External Affairs, the College President for the Gokongwei College of Engineering, and…