Twenty seven years in the making: On the graft case of Imelda Marcos
by Ramon Castañeda, Miguel Angelo Rabago and Isabela Marie Roque
National Situationer News Feature // January 14, 2019

Last November 9, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos was convicted of seven counts of graft and corruption by the Sandiganbayan for funneling roughly $200-million—meant to be used as public funds—to offshore Swiss bank accounts during her tenure as the Governor of Metro Manila in the 1970s. Marcos was first indicted by the anti-graft court in…

DLSU, first PH private university to own P60-million NMR spectrometer
by Danielle Aglubat, Ryan Lim and Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News //

Inside the De La Salle University (DLSU) Laguna Campus lies one of the University’s newest technological investments: a P60-million Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer purchased last 2018. As part of DLSU’s goal to establish itself as a renowned research-centered institution, the administration pursues implementing initiatives that maintain and improve its research development plans. At present,…

DLSU professor accused of sexually harassing students
by Maxine Ferrer, Roselin Manawis, Enrico Sebastian Salazar and Frank Santiago
News Feature // January 12, 2019

A post made rounds on Facebook last October when an anonymous Marketing Management student claimed on the DLSU Freedom Wall page that one of their professors, who hailed from the Marketing and Advertising Department (MAD), sexually harassed and humiliated her and her classmates. The post, which has since been taken down along with the original…

John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center officially launched
by Frank Santiago
Straight News //

One of DLSU’s newest buildings, the John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center, had its formal launch last January 11 at the DLSU Laguna Campus. The new four-storey building is presently the home of Ubisoft Philippines, which partnered with the University in 2016 and has since offered degree programs in game development exclusive to the campus. With…

In retrospect: The Philippines in 2018
by Miguel Angelo Rabago, Isabela Marie Roque, Frank Santiago and Helen Mae Saudi
National Situationer News Feature // December 31, 2018

Numerous developments in the Philippines were brought to light this year marked also by numerous controversies that sprung up. Economic developments brought about by policy changes related to taxes and inflation were some of the major factors that drove markets. Various politicians were also the face of different controversies throughout 2018, with impeachment trials, corruption…

Lasallian Business Study Tour, noncompliance with University processes prompt BCG suspension
by Ramon Castañeda, Klariz Rae Chen and Deo Cruzada
News Feature // December 17, 2018

Last October 14, students were met with a surprise when the Business College Government (BCG) officially announced through its social media pages that it was on hiatus, and that in its place, the Associate Dean of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) would step in as the unit in charge of addressing…

Regular adjustment extended amid special adjustment removal
by Gershon De La Cruz and Roselin Manawis
News Feature //

Last July, the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) announced that Special Adjustment passes that allowed students to enroll into classes during the first two days of the term was to be discontinued effective Term 1, AY 2018-2019. In place of this, regular adjustment was extended to last until the first week of Term 2,…

Safeguarding DLSU’s intellectual properties: A look into DIPO and DITO
by Enrico Sebastian Salazar
News Feature //

Leading the advocacy and excellence of intellectual property (IP) knowledge and technology transfer in Southeast Asia for the benefit of society, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Intellectual Property Office (DIPO) is the University’s go-to office in catering to the innovations of its students and faculties. Established in 2008, it was among the first IP…

Plight of Lumads, farmers highlighted in People’s Struggles Week
by Warren Chua, Joseph Aristotle De Leon and Helen Mae Saudi
Straight News //

Last November 5 to 17, One La Salle (OLS) for Human Rights and Democracy hosted People’s Struggles Week—an awareness campaign that touched on the plights of the Lumads, marginalized sectors, and other cultural minorities through forums, a candle lighting activity, and a rally. According to the organizers, one of the major goals of the event…

Addressing concerns, complaints on GCOE Student Services
by Klariz Rae Chen, Ryan Lim, Enrico Sebastian Salazar and Frank Santiago
News Feature //

Rose* shifted degree programs within the Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) and was in the middle of processing the necessary paperwork when she found difficulty in coordinating with one of the offices involved. According to her, the person present was rude in providing her the needed assistance, despite the fact that all her papers were…