NLCC courses to be primed this academic year
by Yasmin Cariño and Dab Castañeda
News Feature // November 28, 2016

The New Lasallian Core Curriculum (NLCC), which is set for full implementation by academic year (AY) 2018-2019, is the University’s variant of the new General Education Curriculum (GEC) required by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The new GEC was formed in line with the K-12 program. The framework committee served as the implementing body…

DLSU bags awards in 2016 NMUN Japan
by Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News // November 27, 2016

DLSU won the outstanding delegation award representing Venezuela in the recently concluded National Model United Nations (NMUN) Japan. Meanwhile, two DLSU delegates, Natasha Wassmer and Bianca Suarez, were declared outstanding delegates. The University’s victory in NMUN Japan continues a series of successful delegations being sent to Model United Nations (MUN) events for the past few years….

DLSU celebrates the Lasallian Mission during LSMW 2016
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco
Straight News // November 26, 2016

The Lasallian Mission Week (LSMW) 2016 was held last November 14 to 19, with the theme, “Pagsasabuhay ng Misyong Lasalyano sa Panahon ng Pagbabago.” The week showcased various activities, booths, workshops, and seminars with the mission of advocating the Lasallian community’s role in creating a change in society. The advocacy of LSMW 2016 is to…

A look into DLSU’s community engagement projects
by Divine Grace Garcia, Johanna Ellice Tantoco and Ian Benedict Mia
News Feature //

Community engagement (CE) will be among the top priorities of the University this academic year as mentioned recently by DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC during the University General Assembly. As part of the Lasallian Mission, CE has been integrated into the University’s curriculum ever since. Through the years DLSU has involved itself in various…

Santugon, Tapat candidates face off at frosh elections debate
by Eunice De Castro and Maxine Ferrer
Straight News // November 21, 2016

Last November 18, representatives from the slates of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) went head to head during Engkwentro 2016, a Freshman Elections (FE) Debate organized by the USG Judiciary, Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, DLSU Commission on Elections, and La Salle Debate Society. Selected candidates were given the chance…

Commission on Audit, Judiciary comment on corruption allegations
by Wilhelm Tan and Althea Gonzales
investigative // November 17, 2016

This is the second article in a series investigating the corruption allegations against the USG. Several posts accusing the University Student Government (USG) of corruption surfaced on the DLSU-Manila Secret Files page earlier this September, with different students anonymously claiming that they had witnessed cases of funds being siphoned and stolen by supposedly corrupt members…

On Duterte’s first 100 days and beyond
by Rebekah Navarro and Alex Kaluag
National Situationer News Feature //

The first 100 days of the current administration were defined by various developments and unexpected sentiments from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.  With his unconventional demeanor and unpredictable behavior, the president has sparked uproar both in local and international media. The war against drugs campaign, for instance, has sparked several controversies, caused social unrest within the…

DLSU faces financial, academic, and operational challenges in light of lean years
by Jill Chua, Josemaria Rustia and Ian Benedict Mia
Straight News //

DLSU, along with other universities and colleges all over the country, is going through a transitional period known as the “lean years” due to the K-12 program. The lean years are expected to last from the current academic year (AY) to AY 2021-2022. Many senior high school (SHS) students who were slated to graduate this…

DLSU prepares for PAASCU accreditation of several programs
by Mikhaela Felix and Kheem Gines
Straight News //

Earlier this year, DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC announced the University’s goal of focusing on the accreditation and reassessment of several college departments by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). Among the departments included are the Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Chemical Engineering, Economics, and Software Technology departments. PAASCU…

The plight of the country’s indigenous community
by Ian Benedict Mia, Eunice De Castro, Vivean Pallera and Samantha Cenizal
National Situationer Straight News // November 16, 2016

This October, around 3,000 indigenous peoples (IP) consisting of 153 ethnolinguistic groups gathered in Metro Manila for a national caravan dubbed as the “Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya para sa Sariling Pagpapasya at Makatarungang Kapayapaan.” The caravan, which began on October 8 in Mindanao, sought to raise awareness on the issues of commercialization and militarization of the…