Role of private sectors and financial intermediaries in ADB’s energy sector investments
by Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // May 22, 2018

One of the major topics the Annual Meeting aims to cover is mobilizing private sector resources in meeting Asia’s huge infrastructure needs. The civil society panel discussed several ways to improve ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) implementation of “safeguards compliance and commitment to informative disclosure.” The Civil Society Panel session include Asian People’s Movement…

Shrinking democratic space in Asia and the challenge of ensuring environmental and social safeguards in large-scale infrastructures
by Danielle Aglubat
News Feature //

Challenges involving the implementation of the ADB Safeguard Policy statement was one of the key points explored along with ensuring the vital role of civil society in promoting environmental and social safeguards. Present in the forum are speakers from various regions: ADB Policy Coordinator Annabel Perreras, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center Executive Director Norly…

ADB President holds press conference
by Rebekah Navarro and Aileen Bautista
Straight News // May 21, 2018

Desiring to answer various concerns highlighted in their 2030 priorities, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao delivered a press conference last May 3 at the Briefing Theater 1 of the ADB Headquarters. Nakao addressed various concerns about the bank’s plans for the different member countries. Issues such as job continuity, investments in infrastructures, and…

Looking into the Communication Department’s equipment woes
by Eliza Santos and Aileen Bautista
News Feature //

Across numerous departments in the University, the availability of equipment needed by students for coursework has always been an issue. In an online survey conducted by The LaSallian, a student from the College of Computer Studies (CCS) said that “most of the routers and switches [used in their classes] are older models, [so] keeping up…

Ged & Bart’s customers robbed by armed men
by The LaSallian
Straight News // May 19, 2018

Last night, customers of nearby restaurant Ged & Bart’s were robbed and held at gunpoint at around 8:30 pm. A tweet by Mark*, a design student from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (CSB) drew attention online, including that of the College Student Government (CGG) of CSB, and the University’s University Student Government (USG). The…

BusinessWorld kicks off first-ever SparkUp summit
by Rebekah Navarro
News Feature // May 16, 2018

Gathering the young business startup community with hundreds of local and international entrepreneurs, BusinessWorld launched its premier convention on ideation and venture capitalism last May 12, 2018 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City. With great emphasis on the booming business industry, relevant business and ecumenical trends that will help create impactful…

Lasallian East Asia District releases statement on Sereno ouster
by The LaSallian
Statement // May 12, 2018

Following the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Supreme Court yesterday, May 11, Lasallian East Asia District (LEAD) Auxiliary Visitor for Philippines Br. Jose Mari Jimenez FSC released a statement, addressed to the Lasallian community, regarding the issue earlier this morning:   “Mga kapwa ko Lasalyano, Nagdadalamhati ang ating Inang Bayan. Isang…

by The LaSallian
Press Release // May 4, 2018

BusinessWorld, the country’s most read and most respected business newspaper, will gather the biggest names in Philippine entrepreneurship for its SparkUp Summit to be held on May 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. SparkUp (, the first and only multimedia publication to cater to…

In support of the SOGIE Bill: How the USG, ACG, and PARADA are working towards gender equality
by Cristina Francia, Warren Chua and Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // April 27, 2018

With the decision of the House of Representatives to approve House Bill 4982 or the “Act Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE)”, DLSU continues to increase its efforts in supporting genuine gender equality and development. The formation of LGBTQ+ student-based organization PARADA and implementation of programs in…

In_Pact Asia Forum 2018: An avenue for innovation and inclusion
by Danielle Aglubat and Marmeelyn Sinocruz
News Feature // April 20, 2018

Reports from Cristina Francia   This year’s Innovation Inclusive Impact (In_Pact) Asia Forum was launched on April 13 at the Multipurpose Hall, at the fiftth floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall. Organized by De La Salle—College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Hub Innovation for Inclusion (HiFi), and…