Task Force Safe Schools extended for three more years
by Isabel Cañaveral and Ryan Lim
News Feature // June 23, 2018

University and campus life is constantly affected by threats lurking inside and outside school premises. Just last May 18, customers of nearby restaurant Ged & Bart’s, several of which were students from schools around the area, were robbed and held at gunpoint by at least six armed men. The restaurant is situated along Castro St.,…

LA moves to re-establish Ombudsman as plebiscite draws near
by Maxine Ferrer
News Feature //

In 2014, the University Student Government’s (USG) Office of the Ombudsman was abolished due to its unconstitutionality. Several attempts have been made to re-establish the office in the following years, with the most recent being in 2016. This year, the Legislative Assembly (LA) successfully passed the Ombudsman Act, which will be included as one of…

Lasallian graduates top national board exams
by Blaise Cruz
News Feature // June 22, 2018

For a lot of the University’s graduates, the greatest hurdle that they will ever face in their undergraduate life is their profession’s board and licensure examinations. This is true for engineers, accountants, teachers, and many more professions. Last May, Lasallians topped the Chemical Engineer and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) board exams, with Jan Si (BS-CHE,…

Organizations protest against removal of Comfort Women Statue
by Aileen Bautista and Eliza Santos
Straight News // June 21, 2018

After only five months standing along Roxas Boulevard, the Comfort Women Statue built to pronounce a national statement against the atrocities of the Japanese was withdrawn from public eyes. The two-meter-high statue was removed along with two other monuments in the same stretch. It was supervised by the local government of the City of Manila…

How AHRO took flight: The story of University Vision-Mission Week 2018
by Cristina Francia and Maxine Ferrer
News Feature // June 20, 2018

Following nearly seven months of rigorous planning and preparation, University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) 2018 officially came to a close last Friday, June 8. Themed ‘AHRO: Aim High, Reach Out,’ this year’s celebration paid homage to the Lasallian core value of communion. The week-long event was the product of collaboration among the various sectors of the…

CLA President Watanabe suspended after Judiciary ruling on absences
by Danielle Aglubat, Warren Chua, Cristina Francia and Patrick Quintero
News Feature // June 18, 2018

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) College President Aya Watanabe is faced with a one-week suspension, following an impeachment hearing held earlier today at the University Student Government (USG) office. Watanabe was initially on trial for impeachment on grounds of gross negligence after incurring five unexcused absences in the Activities Assembly (AA). However, after the defense…

Tabucao impeached due to gross negligence
by Blaise Cruz
Straight News //

Miguel Tabucao, FOCUS 2016 Legislative Assembly (LA) Representative, was impeached earlier today by the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary on grounds of gross negligence. Tabucao incurred six unapproved absences from LA meetings, an impeachable offense in the USG Constitution. “He actually already wanted to resign, and so he filed a resignation letter,” LA Chief Legislator…

HINDIpendence Day Proclamation held against Duterte admin
by Dab Castañeda
National Situationer Straight News // June 13, 2018

A movement against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, tagged as “HINDIpendence Day,” was held yesterday at Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita as a mobilization to commemorate the 120th year of the nation’s independence. Being part of the event, a Women’s Freedom March, dubbed “#BabaeAko,” also transpired, led by women’s issues advocate group, Gabriela.     In…

Lessons Learned: Behind the EDSA Commemoration Week 2018
by Isabel Cañaveral and Roselin Manawis
News Feature // June 11, 2018

In commemoration of the People Power Revolution that ousted the Marcos dictatorship, the USG organized EDSA Commemoration Week 2018 last February 26 to 30. The initiative was a three-part event that consisted of Ghosts of Martial Law, Human Library: Gunita, and the EDSA Commemorative Museum. It was organized by the Office of the President (OPRES)…

Introducing inclusive education through DLSU’s Alternative Learning System
by Eliza Santos and Ryan Lim
News Feature // June 6, 2018

Unfamiliar to many, other Lasallian learners are found in the heart of Taft Ave., beyond the confines of the campus. Aside from the familiar sight of establishments along Fidel A. Reyes St., a learning center has been continuously operating since 2011–serving elementary and high school dropouts, out-of-school youth, non-readers, working Filipinos, and even senior citizens…