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Transport groups stage protest against gov’t proposed jeepney modernization program
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // February 27, 2017

Earlier today, February 27, various transport groups such as PISTON, Stop and Go Coalition, and No to Jeepney Phase-out Coalition held a nationwide transport strike in Metro Manila to denounce the current version of the jeepney modernization program, which the transport groups believe to be a phase-out. According to PISTON President George San Mateo, the nationwide…


Transcript of Response on Behalf of the Graduates – February 24, 2017
by The LaSallian
Transcript //

The following is the transcript of the Response on Behalf of the Graduates, delivered by Beatrice Ysabel G. Marquez (OCM, ’17) during the first day of the 178th Commencement Exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center last February 24th: “Thank you Ms. Amelia Galang, Dean of Student Affairs, for that introduction. President Brother Raymundo…


Anakbayan – Vito Cruz denounces ‘gov’t fascism’ in recent protests
by Vivean Pallera, Maxine Ferrer and Blaise Cruz
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Last February 16, 22, and 23, members from the Anakbayan – Vito Cruz chapter staged a series of peaceful protests along Agno Street, expressing their indignation against what they believe to be the implementation of “state fascism” in the current administration. Anakbayan is known to be a comprehensive national democratic mass organization for the youth….


Transcript of Response on Behalf of the Graduates – February 25, 2017
by The LaSallian
Transcript // February 26, 2017

The following is the transcript of the Response on Behalf of the Graduates, delivered by Patricia Angela Marie R. Razon (AEF, ’17) during the second day of the 178th Commencement Exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center last February 25th: “Thank you Dean Amie for the inspired introduction and thank you to the graduation…


DLSU temporarily suspends all off-campus activities in line with CHED moratorium
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // February 25, 2017

Following the bus accident which caused the death of at least 15 people, including students, a teacher, and a bus driver, as well as several other injuries, in Tanay, Rizal, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) imposed a moratorium on field trips and educational tours in higher education institutions (HEI) last February 21. According to…


Looking ahead: What to expect in 2017
by Kheem Gines and Bianca Suarez
Feature // February 22, 2017

Since coming into office on June 30 last year, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has remained a staple in news headlines. The latter half of 2016 has been filled with reports and analyses of Duterte’s words and actions. Although he maintains a high approval rating of 83 percent in the recently conducted Pulse Asia survey, Duterte…


DLSU inaugurates Rufino campus
by Kheem Gines and Rebekah Navarro
Straight News // February 20, 2017

In fulfillment of the University’s mission to make Lasallian education more accessible to young professionals and aspiring lawyers, DLSU officially launched the Rufino Campus at the financial community of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig as its newest College of Law building last February 18. Carlos Rufino, a member of DLSU’s Board of Trustees and project…


Campus safety measures, financial affairs examined over LA sessions this week
by Yasmin Cariño
Straight News // February 18, 2017

Last February 15 and 17, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) opened its first and second session this academic year at the Emilio Yap Jr. Case Room. The agenda consisted of a resolution calling for the strict implementation of safety measures in science and engineering laboratories, a resolution calling for strict implementation of…


Tagpo: Isang Pagtitipon
by Catherine Orda, Katherine Moro and Casey Margaret Eridio
Feature // February 15, 2017

  The age-old adage describing the comforts of good food and good company is about to take on an interesting addition this Saturday, February 18, at Circuit Makati with the Green Media Group’s Tagpo: Isang Pagtitipon, a celebration of local food, music, and film. The premise is simple: Highlights of the local art scene provide…


Then and now: Youth activism in DLSU
by Maxine Ferrer, Yasmin Cariño and Jill Chua
Straight News // February 14, 2017

Hundreds of issues, controversies, and scandals alike trigger mixed reactions from different kinds of people. The undergraduate college students, in particular, have brought about new knowledge, fresh learnings, and cognizant beliefs that are extensively formed from their classes. Like other universities, DLSU has continually been active in taking part in national efforts for pressing issues…