Federalism in the Philippine Context
by Isabel Cañaveral, Cristina Francia and Frank Santiago
National Situationer Straight News // March 15, 2018

Aside from his war against corruption and illegal drugs, one of the landmark aspects of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential campaign is the shift to a federal government. Touted as the solution to the growing socio-economic divide between the capital and the far-flung regions of the Philippines, federalism aims to provide regions an equal playing field by…

Debunking the case: Exploring the lifeblood of the Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program
by Eliza Santos and Rebekah Navarro
News Feature // March 6, 2018

The Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program (LEAP), a now decade-old Lasallian tradition, is an annually conducted whole-day event where undergraduate students are given the chance to attend on-campus or off-campus activities as an alternative non-academic class. LEAP has been successful in teaching students lessons beyond the classroom’s four walls. Whether sitting through a movie marathon or…

Senti: A Lasallian startup success story
by Johanna Ellice Tantoco, Roselin Manawis and Rebekah Navarro
News Feature //

Filipinos love social media, and there’s no question to it. According to social media management platform Hootsuite, Filipinos led global social media usage, averaging at 4.17 hours daily back in 2016. In the words of Ralph Regalado, a professor from the College of Computer Studies (CCS), “[The Philippines] is one of the social media capitals…

PRESS RELEASE: AWAKENING: Deciphering the Plugged-In Generation
by The LaSallian
Press Release // March 5, 2018

The Behavioral Sciences Society (BSS) will be hosting the 2018 Behavioral Sciences National Conference, in cooperation with the Behavioral Sciences Federation this coming March 9 and 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM and 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM respectively. It will be located in the 5th Floor Multipurpose Room in the Henry Sy…

PRESS RELEASE: Preen Sessions on Rape Culture
by The LaSallian
Press Release //

During our previous Preen Sessions, one of the key takeaways was to educate the younger generation on rape culture. They can be as young as elementary students or even those already in college. It’s never too late to enlighten them on what’s considered as rape and how it can happen to anyone, especially in a time when…

24/7 study facility to be a permanent fixture in the University
by Isabel Cañaveral
Glimpse // February 28, 2018

During the previous term’s final examination week, the University Student Government (USG) conducted the pilot testing of UniSpace, a 24/7 study facility open to all the students and faculty of De La Salle University. Situated in Gokongwei Lobby from December 6 to December 15, 2017, the project was an initiative of the Office of the…

On dealing with change: Student organizations and the impact of the U Break Shift
by Danielle Aglubat, Roselin Manawis and Maxine Ferrer
Rant & Rave //

To prevent delays caused by frequent Monday class suspensions in past trimesters, the University adopted a Tuesday to Friday regular class schedule for the second term of AY 2017-2018. The University Break (U Break) shift was initially proposed during a town hall meeting organized by University Chancellor Dr. Robert Roleda last October 6, 2017, and…

Efforts on improving waste management, sewage treatment plants highlighted by administration
by Aileen Bautista and Cristina Francia
News Feature // February 27, 2018

As a premier institution of higher education in the Philippines, De La Salle University employs waste management and sewage treatment schemes that continually improve in order to provide better service to the Lasallian community. Improvement efforts were briefly discussed by Buildings and Grounds Management Office (BGMO) Director Mylene Grecia, Civil Works and Maintenance Civil and…

1986: People Power Prevails, Marcos Ousted
by The LaSallian
1986 Archive People Power // February 25, 2018

Once the news of the former President Marcos’ ‘real’ departure hit the streets in the evening of Feb. 25, people started singing, switched their radio channels from DWIM/DZRH to their favorite swing stations, and literally danced in the streets. At last, the 20-year oppressive reign of Marcos finally ended after what newsmen termed as one…

A month with the train law: Reviewing changes, implications, and experiences
by Yasmin Cariño and Maxine Ferrer
National Situationer Straight News // February 22, 2018

Over the years, the Philippine tax system has been described as ‘unfair’, ‘corrupt’, and ‘complicated’ among other distressing adjectives. Congress has put forth numerous bills and exchanged multiple arguments to revamp the prejudiced Tax Reform Act of 1997, but it was only in December 2017 that it finally passed a new bill that promised to…