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USG lobbies against death penalty bill in Congress
by Wilhelm Tan and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // March 5, 2017

Last February 28, student leaders from the University Student Government (USG) marched to the House of Representatives to lobby against the reimposition of capital punishment and the lowering of the age of criminal liability. USG’s efforts Various members of the USG, headed by President Zedrick Laqui and Vice President for External Affairs Reigner Sanchez, marched…


A look at First Circle and its impact on the country’s financial industry
by Blaise Cruz and Maxine Ferrer
News Feature //

Last February 17 to 19, DLSU hosted Startup Weekend Manila, a three-day conference and contest that brought together established and aspiring startups and companies to help young entrepreneurs jump-start their ideas. One of the various startups and enterprises present in the event was First Circle, a financial technology company joined by former The LaSallian Managing…


DLSU CSO launches 2017 Lasallian Excellence Awards
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // March 4, 2017

The Council of Student Organizations (CSO) launched the 2017 Lasallian Excellence Awards (LEA) last March 3 at the 20th floor Multi-Purpose Hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, with the theme, “kaLEAdoscope: Leadership in Different Colors and Perspectives”. DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC and Chancellor Dr. Gerardo Janairo were also present for the ribbon…


DLSU psych dep’t provides training for national psych org’s community-based relapse prevention program
by Wilhelm Tan and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature // March 2, 2017

The DLSU Psychology Department, in collaboration with the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) Task Force on Drug Recovery, Diocese of Caloocan, and Our Lady of Assumption Parish, organized a community-based relapse prevention program entitled Akap at Katatagan sa Salubong, which will take place from February 28 to March 4, 2017. The initiative consists of…


Clarifying issues with midterm and final examination schedules
by Yasmin Cariño, Vivean Pallera and Josemaria Rustia
Straight News // February 27, 2017

As a measure of assessing a student’s proficiency and knowledge on a subject, examinations are regularly conducted. Aside from quizzes, the University also implements midterm examinations during the seventh or eighth week of the term. Meanwhile, final examinations are held during the 14th week. While these assessments often follow a fixed departmental schedule, some classes…


Transport groups stage protest against gov’t proposed jeepney modernization program
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News //

Earlier today, February 27, various transport groups such as PISTON, Stop and Go Coalition, and No to Jeepney Phase-out Coalition held a nationwide transport strike in Metro Manila to denounce the current version of the jeepney modernization program, which the transport groups believe to be a phase-out. According to PISTON President George San Mateo, the nationwide…


Transcript of Response on Behalf of the Graduates – February 24, 2017
by The LaSallian
Transcript //

The following is the transcript of the Response on Behalf of the Graduates, delivered by Beatrice Ysabel G. Marquez (OCM, ’17) during the first day of the 178th Commencement Exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center last February 24th: “Thank you Ms. Amelia Galang, Dean of Student Affairs, for that introduction. President Brother Raymundo…


Anakbayan – Vito Cruz denounces ‘gov’t fascism’ in recent protests
by Vivean Pallera, Maxine Ferrer and Blaise Cruz
Straight News //

Last February 16, 22, and 23, members from the Anakbayan – Vito Cruz chapter staged a series of peaceful protests along Agno Street, expressing their indignation against what they believe to be the implementation of “state fascism” in the current administration. Anakbayan is known to be a comprehensive national democratic mass organization for the youth….


Transcript of Response on Behalf of the Graduates – February 25, 2017
by The LaSallian
Transcript // February 26, 2017

The following is the transcript of the Response on Behalf of the Graduates, delivered by Patricia Angela Marie R. Razon (AEF, ’17) during the second day of the 178th Commencement Exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center last February 25th: “Thank you Dean Amie for the inspired introduction and thank you to the graduation…


DLSU temporarily suspends all off-campus activities in line with CHED moratorium
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // February 25, 2017

Following the bus accident which caused the death of at least 15 people, including students, a teacher, and a bus driver, as well as several other injuries, in Tanay, Rizal, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) imposed a moratorium on field trips and educational tours in higher education institutions (HEI) last February 21. According to…