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One La Salle for Marawi: Updates on relief efforts
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // August 3, 2017

As of July 24, the One La Salle for Marawi relief operations, which are led by La Salle Academy (LSA) in Iligan City and De La Salle Philippines, have benefited many locals caught in between the crossfire at Marawi City. In a Facebook post, LSA Social Action Staff Andrew Pamorada announced the following updates: 1….


Several cases in USG Judiciary, COMELEC cause delays in release of 2017 USG GE results
by Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature // August 2, 2017

Last July 21, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista’s legal counsel filed with the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary an election-related case pertaining to Santugon paraphernalia resembling the USG Legislative Assembly’s resolutions, as well as an impeachment case against incumbent EXCEL2018 Batch Vice President Steven Whang. Meanwhile, the DLSU Commission on Elections is also currently handling alleged…


DLSU Laguna Campus offers 18 undergrad programs in AY 2017 – 2018
by Samantha Cenizal
News Feature // July 24, 2017

Starting Academic Year (AY) 2017 – 2018, the DLSU Laguna Campus will be offering 18 undergraduate degree programs. The courses to be offered next AY include the following: AB English Studies AB in International Studies major in Chinese Studies AB in International Studies major in Japanese Studies AB in Political Science (pre-law) BS in Business…


DLSP, CBCP deny harboring of Turkish terrorists in PH NGOs
by Samantha Cenizal
Straight News // July 21, 2017

Last July 13, Turkish Ambassador Esra Cankorur reported that terrorists from the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) were allegedly being harbored by Philippine non-government organizations (NGO) Integrative Center for Alternative Development Foundation, Inc. (ICAD) and Pacific Dialogue Foundation, Inc. (PDF), adding that FETO is now present in 50 different countries and is seeking to expand its…


PRESS RELEASE: TAKIPSILIM
by The LaSallian
Press Release //

Find out what happens when the sun sets. The De La Salle University – Economics Organization’s TAKIPSILIM is a music festival and advocacy event created through a shared passion for local art. Through it, we aim to celebrate the diversity of the Filipino spirit by highlighting our own people’s talents, craft, and products. TAKIPSILIM uplifts…


DLSU, HEIs to offer postgraduate programs with partner UK universities
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // July 20, 2017

Last July 13, British Council Philippines (BCP) announced that several higher education institutions (HEI) in the country, including DLSU, will be offering postgraduate programs in collaboration with universities from the United Kingdom (UK). The program was made possible with the BCP’s and Commission on Higher Education’s Joint Development of Niche Programmes through Philippines-United Kingdom Linkages….


Amid the crossfire: Martial law in Marawi City
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Angelo Chupeco
National Situationer Straight News // July 19, 2017

As of July 17, CNN Philippines reports that the ongoing crisis in Marawi City has led to approximately 553 deaths, among which are 45 civilians, 97 soldiers and policemen, and 411 militants. According to Military Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, government efforts against the terrorists may continue even after July 24, when President Rodrigo Duterte…


Rehabilitation, consultation proposed by transport groups in light of gov’t PUV modernization program
by Danielle Aglubat and Roselin Manawis
Straight News //

Various jeepney operators and groups gathered for a protest against the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program last July 17 at various places in the country such as Metro Manila, Pampanga, and Zambales, among others. Some of the transport groups involved were PISTON Partylist, United Transportation Federation of Makati (UTFM), Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU),…


Santugon, Tapat hit with controversies amid election campaign period
by Althea Gonzales and Wilhelm Tan
July 17, 2017

Students took to the Facebook group DLSU Profs to Pick (Official) to express their sentiments on the University Student Government (USG) General Elections this year. Several issues were brought to light as screenshots of exclusive group chats and allegations of corruption surfaced online during the campaign period. Both political parties Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat)…


Transparency, corruption, authority, and future plans for USG highlighted in Harapan 2017
by Isabel Canaveral and Eliza Santos
Straight News //

In the midst of all the controversies and mudslinging circulating around social media, the candidates for this year’s University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) faced off in Harapan 2017, the annual debate organized by the DLSU Commission on Elections, La Salle Debate Society, USG Judiciary, and Ang Pahayagang Plaridel last July 14 at the…