NLCC committee finalizes resource materials, conducts faculty training in preparation for next AY
by Yasmin Cariño and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature // September 8, 2017

Various initiatives have been in place since the formation of the New Lasallian Core Curriculum (NLCC) Framework Committee in academic year (AY) 2013-2014 to augment the project. These include the formation of the NLCC Curriculum Design Committee (NLCC-CDC) and the creation of the course syllabi design. Currently, the committee is also finalizing the resource materials…

Ten Questions for DLSP President Br. Armin Luistro FSC
by Jill Chua, Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Rebekah Navarro
News Feature // September 7, 2017

Br. Armin Luistro FSC is not an unfamiliar name within the Lasallian community. He is a former president and chancellor of the University and served as the first president of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP). He also served as the secretary of the Department of Education from 2010 to 2016. This year on July 1,…

ITS: 700 new desktop units to be deployed next AY
by Mikhaela Felix and Cristina Francia
News Feature // September 3, 2017

The University Information Technology Services (ITS) has recently purchased 700 new desktop units, slated to be deployed by the start of academic year 2017-2018. The delivery of the new units is expected to be completed within the next two weeks. In a November 2016 article by The LaSallian, ITS Director James Sy revealed the scheduled…

COSCA, students cite adjustments made for CWTS, LTS in light of CHED moratorium
by Maxine Ferrer and Isabel Canaveral
News Feature //

Due to the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) February 2017 moratorium on field trips and off-campus activities, the University’s National Service Training Program (NSTP), specifically the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) and Literary Training Service (LTS) components, were faced with several challenges this academic year in terms of logistics and some concerns raised by students….

Transport groups slam gov’t efforts to revamp PUV designs, franchising system, transport routes
by Danielle Aglubat, Roselin Manawis and Ian Benedict Mia
National Situationer Straight News // August 31, 2017

Various transport groups gathered for a protest against the government’s Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program last July 17 at various places in the country such as Metro Manila, Pampanga, and Zambales. Some of the transport groups involved were Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (PISTON) Partylist, United Transportation Federation of Makati (UTFM),…

The USG of AY 2016-2017: Key achievements, challenges, and prevailing distrust from the student body
by Josemaria Rustia and Danielle Aglubat
News Feature //

As this academic year comes to an end, so does the term of the outgoing University Student Government (USG) officers. The year was embroiled in various ups and downs for the USG, with student trust more volatile now than ever. Despite these setbacks, the USG officers emphasize the continued service and representation for the student…

On voices unheard: The Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Samantha Cenizal
Straight News //

It was in May 2 when Senate Bill 1354 or the Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017 was approved on its third and final reading. Voting 19-0, the Philippine Senate passed the bill which seeks to mandate the provisions of affordable and accessible mental health services in the country. Since its authorization, the bill has…

On DLSU’s online services and security issues: ITS Director addresses complaints raised by students
by Blaise Cruz, Vivean Pallera and Eliza Santos
News Feature //

The My.LaSalle and Animo.sys systems have been the bread and butter applications for Lasallians during enlistment season. These online services, delivered by the Information Technology Services (ITS) office, allow students to enlist, drop, and adjust their classes anywhere using an internet-capable device. As useful as these systems are, numerous complaints continue to plague the services…

How DLSU students perceive Duterte’s 2nd SONA
by Dab Castañeda, Roselin Manawis and Alex Kaluag
National Situationer Straight News //

President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 24. The LaSallian looks into the insights of DLSU students on the address. While Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discussed some key developments in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA), analysts from various news organizations cite how the president mostly…

PH war on drugs: A crippling, pervading nightmare
by Ian Benedict Mia
National Situationer // August 21, 2017

  On the eve of his election victory last May 9, 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told a crowd of around 300,000 people, “If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, holdup men, and do-nothings, you better get out because I’ll kill you.”…