CLA President Watanabe suspended after Judiciary ruling on absences
by Danielle Aglubat, Warren Chua, Cristina Francia and Patrick Quintero
News Feature // June 18, 2018

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) College President Aya Watanabe is faced with a one-week suspension, following an impeachment hearing held earlier today at the University Student Government (USG) office. Watanabe was initially on trial for impeachment on grounds of gross negligence after incurring five unexcused absences in the Activities Assembly (AA). However, after the defense…

Tabucao impeached due to gross negligence
by Blaise Cruz
Straight News //

Miguel Tabucao, FOCUS 2016 Legislative Assembly (LA) Representative, was impeached earlier today by the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary on grounds of gross negligence. Tabucao incurred six unapproved absences from LA meetings, an impeachable offense in the USG Constitution. “He actually already wanted to resign, and so he filed a resignation letter,” LA Chief Legislator…

HINDIpendence Day Proclamation held against Duterte admin
by Dab Castañeda
National Situationer Straight News // June 13, 2018

A movement against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, tagged as “HINDIpendence Day,” was held yesterday at Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita as a mobilization to commemorate the 120th year of the nation’s independence. Being part of the event, a Women’s Freedom March, dubbed “#BabaeAko,” also transpired, led by women’s issues advocate group, Gabriela.     In…

Lessons Learned: Behind the EDSA Commemoration Week 2018
by Isabel Cañaveral and Roselin Manawis
News Feature // June 11, 2018

In commemoration of the People Power Revolution that ousted the Marcos dictatorship, the USG organized EDSA Commemoration Week 2018 last February 26 to 30. The initiative was a three-part event that consisted of Ghosts of Martial Law, Human Library: Gunita, and the EDSA Commemorative Museum. It was organized by the Office of the President (OPRES)…

Introducing inclusive education through DLSU’s Alternative Learning System
by Eliza Santos and Ryan Lim
News Feature // June 6, 2018

Unfamiliar to many, other Lasallian learners are found in the heart of Taft Ave., beyond the confines of the campus. Aside from the familiar sight of establishments along Fidel A. Reyes St., a learning center has been continuously operating since 2011–serving elementary and high school dropouts, out-of-school youth, non-readers, working Filipinos, and even senior citizens…

Yes to Equality: USG, UP Babaylan hold mobilization in support of LGBTQ+
by Cristina Francia, Warren Chua and Dab Castañeda
Straight News // May 26, 2018

As the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill makes its way through Senate, the University Student Government (USG), in cooperation with Babaylan of the University of the Philippines (UP), held “Yes to Equality,” a mobilization in support of the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, last May 25 at the Cory Aquino Democratic…

DLSU, UTP sign MOA for exchange opportunities
by Danielle Aglubat and Dab Castañeda
Straight News // May 24, 2018

The Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE), with the support of University Chancellor Dr. Robert C. Roleda, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) regarding the establishment of providing undergraduate and graduate student exchange programs, yesterday at the Villavicencio Board Room, 15th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Facilitated by the faculty and…

Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific
by Rebekah Navarro and Aileen Bautista
News Feature // May 22, 2018

Aiming to address important issues such as the rising gender gap in economic and political settings, the Breaking Barriers session was organized with women entrepreneurs in the spotlight. Philippine Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Zenaida Maglaya, Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs President Rokia Afzal Rahman, Prelo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Fransiska…

Agricultural cooperatives seen as among key players in poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News //

Agricultural organizations converged at the Civil Society Plasa of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last May 4, 2018 to discuss current projects, initiatives, and developments among agricultural cooperatives and how they are strongly positioned as a catalyst and driver of poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific.   Impact of agricultural cooperatives The diverse set…

Pushing for sustainable development: Community-centered conservation as a multi-stakeholder approach
by Roselin Manawis and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News //

Representatives from civil society organizations convened at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Civil Society Plasa during the 51st ADB Annual Meeting to talk about community-centered conservation as a multi-stakeholder approach to sustainable development. The panelists discussed a diverse set of projects and initiatives ongoing in their different organizations which include forestry and coal management, grants…