VCA cites adjustments made for first year of DLSU SHS
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Vivean Pallera
News Feature // August 17, 2017

Similar to any new system, the first year of implementation for DLSU SHS involves assessing the effectiveness of the program and providing the needed adjustments. Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda discloses that many adjustments needed to be done. “Anything [in] [SHS] is new and like any new system, we keep adjusting [to what…

DLSU appoints new Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Academics
by Jill Chua and Roselin Manawis
News Feature // August 12, 2017

In a Help Desk Announcement last July 9, the DLSU Office of the President formally announced the appointments of Dr. Robert Roleda as the new Chancellor and Dr. Merlin Suarez as the new Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA). Both of them will assume their respective positions starting September. Dr. Roleda is currently the VCA while…

DLSU student drivers cite concerns on limited parking spaces
by Mikhaela Felix and Eliza Santos
News Feature // August 11, 2017

“Parking slots are full as early as 7:30 am,” says Paolo Ramos (I, AB-HIM), as well as other DLSU student drivers who cite that going past the morning traffic, rushing towards parking spaces, spending a lot of money, and being marked tardy in class are just some of the issues they experience in line with…

On the changing landscape of DLSU student politics: A look at the 2009 USG constitution
by Bianca Suarez and Josemaria Rustia
In Review //

The University Student Government (USG) was established as the new form of government in 2010 following the plebiscite which revamped the Student Council (SC). Accompanying this shift from SC to USG was the ratification of the 2009 USG constitution containing the rights of students, as well as the different guidelines and frameworks by which the…

Amid scandals and extensions, 2017 USG GE ends with 54.41% voter turnout
by Angelo Chupeco and Bianca Suarez
News Feature // August 9, 2017

Following various scandals and voting extensions in the 2017 University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), the voter turnout reached 54.41 percent of the undergraduate student body, with 54 seats won by Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon), 19 for Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat), and one independent candidate. Independent candidate Mikee De Vega was…

DLSU campus dev’t office reveals upcoming infra projects on female athlete’s dorm, retreat center
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Cristina Francia
News Feature //

In line with the University’s general campus development plan, a kick-off session for the new athletes’ dormitory and retreat center was held last August 7 at the 12th floor Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall. DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC, Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda, Vice President for Lasallian Mission Br. Michael Broughton FSC,…

Student leaders cite achievements, gratitude in last Convention of Leaders this AY
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Cristina Francia
News Feature // August 8, 2017

To cap off the achievements and progress made by various DLSU student sectors this academic year, the last Convention of Leaders (COLE) was held last August 4 at the 4th floor Multipurpose Room of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The COLE is a gathering conducted every term where DLSU student leaders from various student sectors…

DLSU CSO recognizes outstanding Lasallians in 42nd Lasallian Excellence Awards
by Danielle Aglubat
News Feature // August 6, 2017

As the academic year nearly concludes, outstanding faculty, students, and organizations were recognized at the Council of Student Organization’s (CSO) 42nd Lasallian Excellence Awards (LEA) held last August 4 at the 18th floor Natividad Fajardo-Rosario Auditorium of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall. With the theme “Kaleidoscope: Leadership in Different Colors and Perspectives”, LEA depicts various…

Assessing viewpoints on the SC’s TRO on contraceptives
by Alex Kaluag and Isabel Canaveral
National Situationer Straight News //

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Act was signed into law by former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in 2012. Three years later, the Supreme Court (SC) issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on certain contraceptives for allegedly having “abortifacient” qualities. Forty-eight contraceptives were affected by the TRO released in 2015, 15 of which…

Exploring DLSU’s research ethics: A look into policies, practices
by Blaise Cruz and Cristina Francia
News Feature //

DLSU’s Code of Research Ethics was originally penned by Director for University Research Ethics Dr. Madelene Sta. Maria of the DLSU Research Ethics Office. “[The Code] was actually suggested by former Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Wyona Patalinghug,” Sta. Maria states. “I was there in the University Research Coordination Office when she asked me if…