Technicalities bar LA from releasing sexual harassment manifesto
by Jan Emmanuel Alonzo and Cristina Francia
Straight News // January 22, 2019

A Legislative Assembly (LA) resolution that aimed to release a manifesto regarding the alleged sexual harassment incident on campus was tabled after representatives questioned the technicalities of the document during an LA session last January 21. LA Representatives Neal Gonzales of FAST2017, Christian Alderite of CATCH2T19, Pao Delos Reyes of CATCH2T20, and Bella Villar of…

LA approves internal changes, discusses statements on issues
by Jan Emmanuel Alonzo and Cristina Francia
Straight News //

The Legislative Assembly (LA), during their session last January 21, approved the resignation and appointments of University Student Government (USG) officers, called for the release of an open letter regarding the passport data breach, and the publication of a manifesto that tackles the sexual harassment issues in campus.   USG resignations, appointments Iliana Tan, incumbent…

DLSU professor wins prestigious book award
by Deo Cruzada
Straight News //

Dr. Lisandro Claudio of the DLSU Literature Department won the George McTurnan Kahin Book award for his book Liberalism and Postcolony: Thinking the State in 20th Century Philippines. According to the website of the Association for Asian Studies, the George McTurnan Kahin Book award is awarded to scholars of Southeast Asian studies who have written…

Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block inaugurated
by Frank Santiago and Eliza Santos
Straight News // January 19, 2019

The Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block was officially instituted last January 18 as an addition to the developing DLSU Laguna Campus. In partnership with Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the block will be maximized through housing cooperative innovations of students and faculty.     Forward-looking Laguna Campus While the DLSU Manila Campus has…

The Pillar of Campus Ministry: The Lasallian Pastoral Office
by Jan Emmanuel Alonzo, Deo Cruzada, Ryan Lim and Isabela Marie Roque
News Feature // January 16, 2019

Dedicated to contributing to De La Salle University’s (DLSU) vision-mission of bridging faith and scholarship, the Lasallian Pastoral Office (LSPO) serves as the incarnation of the University’s campus ministry. For decades, the LSPO has been guiding the Lasallian family in faith and spiritual development by promoting the charism of St. John Baptist de La Salle,…

Competing abroad: A closer look into student activities overseas
by Deo Cruzada, Gershon De La Cruz and Joseph Aristotle De Leon
News Feature //

The steady involvement of the University and its student organizations in international competitions continues to draw student participants. For the Model United Nations Society (MUNSoc), La Salle Debate Society (LSDS), and the Hult Prize delegation, much focus is given by senior organization members to ensure that their delegates and representatives are fully prepared and equipped…

HSO services draw flak from students
by Jan Emmanuel Alonzo, Roselin Manawis, Enrico Sebastian Salazar and Frank Santiago
News Feature //

Disrespectful, unaccommodating, and rude—these were but some of the words students chose to describe the clinic staff of the Health Services Office (HSO) after becoming the subject of several scathing posts on the DLSU Freedom Wall last December. The office, which is under the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Services (OAVCCS), aims…

OVPEA head appointed, presidential pardon changes rejected in LA session
by Gershon De La Cruz and Helen Mae Saudi
Straight News // January 15, 2019

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held their first session of 2019 last January 14. With 21 representatives present, the session was presided by the new Chief Legislator, 71st ENG representative Stella Santos. The agendas discussed by the LA were the appointments for the Vice President for External Affairs and Batch Vice President for FAST2015, an open…

DLSU officially launches AnimoSpace
by Deo Cruzada and Enrico Sebastian Salazar
News Feature //

“Today we are launching something very special,” declared DLSU Chancellor Br. Bernard Oca FSC in his opening remarks as he heralded the University-wide implementation of AnimoSpace during its official launching last January 14 at the Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room, Henry Sy Sr. Hall. AnimoSpace is a learning management system (LMS) built on the online…

Twenty seven years in the making: On the graft case of Imelda Marcos
by Ramon Castañeda, Miguel Angelo Rabago and Isabela Marie Roque
National Situationer News Feature // January 14, 2019

Last November 9, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos was convicted of seven counts of graft and corruption by the Sandiganbayan for funneling roughly $200-million—meant to be used as public funds—to offshore Swiss bank accounts during her tenure as the Governor of Metro Manila in the 1970s. Marcos was first indicted by the anti-graft court in…