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PRESS RELEASE: Every Girl Can
by The LaSallian
Press Release // March 15, 2017

She Talks Asia & Mano Amiga Pilipinas present EVERY GIRL CAN A Conference. Every girl can be whoever and whatever she wants to be. This is the message of the Every Girl Can Conference, a one-day event celebration of female empowerment and gender equality, happening on March 18 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM, at the Silk Room at Blue Leaf Events Pavilion…


Duterte and the radical shift to federalism
by Jill Chua and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // March 14, 2017

Seven months into his term, President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to instigate his plans for implementing federalism in the country, a proposed government shift from the current unitary system. Federalism is characterized as a system where power is shared or divided between a central government and provincial governments or states. Being a staunch advocate for…


Commentary: Bullying is not OK
by Althea Gonzales
Straight News // March 11, 2017

Disciplinary cases can be exhausting. They can last for months on end and filing one does not actually guarantee justice will be served nor does it ensure that the aggrieved will receive resolution. The process is quite a long one, and one that requires the complaining party to go through a series of steps of…


Tax reform in the Philippines: A look at fuel tax and its alternatives
by Rebekah Navarro and Josemaria Rustia
National Situationer News Feature Straight News //

In a nationwide initiative to generate revenues, the Philippine government recently proposed a P6 per liter increase in diesel, gasoline, and cooking oil. The tax reform proposal is intended to help fund the administration’s infrastructure program, as well as to keep the president’s promise to reform the fuel tax system, which is widely considered outdated…


OPRES survey shows students gradually regaining trust in USG
by Mikhaela Felix and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // March 8, 2017

From November 28 to December 11 last year, the Monitoring Council of the University Student Government (USG) Office of the President (OPRES) conducted an online evaluation survey in order for students to assess the performance of the different USG units. Among those assessed include the Executive Board (EB), college governments, and batch governments. With a…


USG releases first budget transparency report, OTREAS with biggest balance
by Rebekah Navarro, Vivean Pallera, Blaise Cruz and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News //

The DLSU University Student Government (USG) released its first ever budget transparency report, which detailed down the current balances of various USG units, last January 22. From the report, students can also monitor the activities being organized by the Executive Board (EB), as well as their respective batch governments and college governments. According to Executive…


On ride-sharing apps: Lasallians cite safety and other concerns
by Bianca Suarez and Mikhaela Felix
News Feature // March 6, 2017

In an informal survey conducted by The LaSallian among 53 respondents, 85 percent claim they used popular ride-sharing applications Uber and Grab. Majority of those who did not use the popular applications stated that they had their own cars, while the others found it easier to commute. Meanwhile, 17 percent identify the ride-sharing applications as…


64.4 percent of Lasallians against death penalty – USG LA survey
by Dab Castañeda, Maxine Ferrer, Blaise Cruz and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature //

Since President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign trail, he has been highly vocal about his support for the re-imposition of the death penalty and bringing his “tough stance” against criminality to the national scene. Although there has been a temporary stop on the war on drugs to tackle “corruption in the police force,” talks on bringing back…


Looking into the pros and cons of using Turnitin
by Yasmin Cariño, Samantha Cenizal and Blaise Cruz
Straight News //

To promote originality and to counter plagiarism among its students’ outputs, DLSU professors utilize various countermeasures, one of which is an online cloud-based tool called Turnitin. The software offers complete web-based services to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically. In the University, Turnitin is available for any professor to use.   Policy…


Full statement issued by USG to Congress on death penalty bill
by The LaSallian
Statement // March 5, 2017

The following is the full statement issued by the University Student Government (USG) to Congress regarding their opposition to the reimposition of the death penalty and the Batang Bilanggo Bill. It is entitled A Manifesto of Young Lasallian Leaders Against Death Penalty and Batang Bilanggo Bill and is addressed to the lawmakers of the 17th Philippine Congress….