LPEP 2k18: Camp Animo welcomes ID 118
by Warren Chua, Gershon Dela Cruz and Cristina Francia
News Feature // September 9, 2018

with reports from Danielle Aglubat   As a new academic year begins, De La Salle University formally welcomed its freshmen through its Lasallian Personal Effectiveness Program (LPEP) held last August 29 to September 8. Themed Camp Animo, the two-day orientation aimed to help the incoming college students get acquainted with their peers, and with the…

ACG Student Services Chairperson impeached due to gross negligence
by Gershon Dela Cruz and Cristina Francia
Straight News // August 30, 2018

After facing charges of gross negligence, incapacity to fully perform the duties of the office, and plurality of absence, Student Services Chairperson for the Arts College Government (ACG) Angeli Andan was effectively removed from office in a hearing held last August 29 in the USG Session Hall.   Grievances charged ACG Vice Chairperson for Student…

Commentary: Let’s talk about you and memes
by Frank Santiago
Beyond La Salle // August 26, 2018

Whenever I open my Facebook or Twitter for a quick break in class or at work, I always find myself looking at strange images, sometimes with witty captions, while other times filled with speech bubbles delivering ironic or even unapologetic banters. If this sounds familiar, it’s because I’m talking about memes. When Richard Dawkins first…

Lasallian efforts in addressing food waste
by Ryan Lim, Warren Chua and Danielle Aglubat
Straight News // August 24, 2018

Food scarcity is a problem that threatens the nation. With a growing number of hungry people each day, efforts are being pioneered nationwide to promote conservation of food and resources as well as to reduce food waste. In DLSU, certain initiatives have been put into action such as placing more detailed labels on trash bins,…

The restoration of a partnership: PUSO and the University administration
by Eliza Santos
News Feature // August 13, 2018

Entering the month of July, the De La Salle University Parents of University Student Organization (DLSU-PUSO) and the administration of DLSU have announced the reestablishment of their partnership. In a series of letters disclosed by the two parties, DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC writes, “I affirm our partnership has been harmonious and productive in…

OTREAS launches Financial Assistance Hub
by Ramon Castañeda, Gershon Dela Cruz and Cristina Francia
News Feature //

Last June, the Office of the Executive Treasurer (OTREAS) of the University Student Government (USG) held a signing for the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with De La Salle University Science Foundation, Inc. to launch the Financial Assistance Hub. The signing between USG Executive Treasurer Rolf Villon and De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) President Br. Armin…

Lasallian startup success stories: Ania Design Lab and modernized disaster preparedness
by Cristina Francia and Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // August 12, 2018

With the Philippines entering the rainy season, emergencies such as floods, soil erosion, and road accidents are highly expected to occur. While no one can know for sure when a natural disaster is going to strike, it is the responsibility of people to be prepared both mentally and physically for when they have to face…

Center for Lasallian Formation launched and inaugurated
by Gershon Dela Cruz and Johanna Ellice Tantoco

As a reflection of DLSU’s continuing commitment to accommodate the needs of the students, faculty, and other staff, the Center for Lasallian Formation was inaugurated last August 10. Located at 12th floor of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, the facility was constructed with the intent of it becoming a place of rest, prayer, and reflection…

2018 GE results released, special elections slated for next term
by Warren Chua and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
General Elections News Feature //

After adjustments to the voting period due to inclement weather and the goal of reaching the minimum voter turnout of 50 percent + 1 required for a valid election,  the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC) released the University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) results for AY 2018-2019 on August 6. DLSU successfully attained the…

Looking into new Philippine transport network companies
by Warren Chua, Isabel Cañaveral and Ramon Castañeda
Straight News // August 4, 2018

News broke out last March that Uber was merging its South East Asian operations with Grab Taxi in exchange for a 27.5 percent stake in the latter. In the Philippine context, this means the two major players in the ride-sharing industry have combined into one. Furthermore, according to Brian Cu, country head of Grab Philippines,…