DLSU’s Traffic Violation System to be tested in EDSA
by Rebekah Navarro
Straight News // December 29, 2017

Last academic year, the University, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), launched the Contactless Apprehension for Traffic Violators on a 24-Hour Basis and All-Vehicle Detection System or “CATCH-ALL.” A technology-based system, the emerging Lasallian invention aims to reprimand drivers…

Former Lasallite Japanese massacre survivor recounts moment of terror
by Rebekah Navarro and Cristina Francia
News Feature // December 28, 2017

After remaining silent for over 70 years, a former Lasallite speaks up on his grievous experience during the massacre that happened in the Most Blessed Sacrament (MBS) chapel at the hands of the Japanese army. In an interview with The LaSallian, Fernando Vasquez-Prado, who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1961 from…

DLSU continues to excel in research productivity, edges out Top 100-ranked ASEAN counterparts
by Isabel Cañaveral, Maxine Ferrer and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
News Feature // December 27, 2017

In the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian Universities Ranking, De La Salle University (DLSU) saw an increase in placement from 143rd in 2017 to 134th overall. Though the nine-place improvement still leaves the University out of the Top 100 list, DLSU continued to demonstrate higher research productivity in comparison to several of its ASEAN university…

#OneLaSalleForMarawi: A downpour of humanitarian aid
by Ian Benedict Mia
National Situationer Straight News // December 20, 2017

The threat posed by the Islamic State is still far from over as the five-month firefight between government forces and armed non-state actors or “militants” in Marawi City has supposedly come to an end. According to a November 2017 report by the Amnesty International, the conflict resulted to unlawful killings and hostage-taking by militants, ill-treatment…

Unveiling the different perspectives on the University’s U Break shift
by Vivean Pallera, Eliza Santos and Blaise Cruz
Straight News // December 13, 2017

The proposal to shift the University Break (U Break) from Friday to Monday is a hotly debated topic this term, prompting a townhall meeting last October 6, as well as various signature campaigns and student surveys. The U Break change was proposed to remedy the multiple Monday suspensions that the University suffered in the past…

DLSU stakeholders voice out qualms in U Break forum
by Danielle Aglubat, Yasmin Cariño and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // December 7, 2017

The U Break open forum held last November 29 at the Natividad Fajardo Auditorium in Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall turned out to be a heated exchange of qualms and frustrations when stakeholders such as students, faculty, and parents alike raised their complaints regarding student organization activities, Friday traffic, holiday economics, and make-up classes scheduling process…

On org accreditation within CSO
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco, Rebekah Navarro and Josemaria Rustia
News Feature // November 27, 2017

Since 1974, the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) has dedicated itself to providing student services to the University through the activities of accredited professional student organizations. Branded as the governing body handling 40 student organizations, the CSO has continuously been producing model student leaders dedicated to serving the Lasallian community through lobbying efficient student services…

Balaoing, Leviste, Muñoz bag awards in 2017 Frosh Elections Debate
by Rebekah Navarro and Cristina Francia
FE 2017 Straight News //

Last November 24, Tagisan: USG Freshman Elections Debate was held at the Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room, co-organized by the DLSU Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, and the DLSU Debate Society. Batch government candidates from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) were present for the event. Santugon’s Ronin…

LA appoints new Laguna Campus representative
by Maxine Ferrer and Cristina Francia
Straight News //

Last November 23, a new Legislative Assembly (LA) representative for the DLSU Manila-Laguna Campus was appointed by the present members of the LA to work alongside incumbent Laguna Campus LA representative Geo Olaivar (III, BS-ENTS). JJ Trinidad (IV, CS-ST) will serve for the remaining two terms of the academic year, subsequently filling in the vacancy…

U Break shift confirmed final, effective next term
by Blaise Cruz and Patrick Quintero
Straight News U Break Shift // November 26, 2017

The University Student Government (USG) confirmed through a post on their official Facebook page that the proposed University Break (U Break) Shift, moving the U Break from Friday to Monday, has been approved by the President’s Council and will be effective next term.   Latest developments Recently, the USG launched a U Break Signature Campaign…