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Case Study: The Beach House carnap incident
by Juan Batalla
Straight News // September 15, 2010

There is always the question of safety and security in drinking and smoking establishments around DLSU, especially in light of theft and similar crimes being committed in these premises. One of the more recent incidents is a carnapping case that happened, Aug. 19. The victim, Arnina San Pedro (III, MFI), recounts that she parked her…


First of three parts: The dangers around De La Salle
by Juan Batalla
News Feature //

It was reported in the July issue of The Lasallian that in most cases where DLSU students become the victims of crimes such as robbery and theft, the criminal is usually a third person not affiliated with the school; but in cases involving brawls, it is usually students against each other. These heinous incidents usually…


Beyond bureaucracy: Assessing the Sangguniang Kabataan
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
National Situationer //

After much controversy, the Filipinos will after all, elect their respective barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) leaders come Oct. Unlike the May national elections, this process will include those from the younger demographic, the Filipino youth. The youth, aged 15 to 17, will have the chance to elect officials, who would represent them in the…


A month after the election, FE disqualification disputes capped
by Christopher Chanco
Straight News //

After a long tug-of-war of disqualification and re-qualification, the outcome of the Freshmen Election (FE) has come to a close. Alyansang Tapat Sa Lasalista (Tapat) incurred a total of three major offenses, which caused the party’s disqualification during last month’s Freshmen Election (FE). Tapat appealed to the magistrates one of their two minor offenses and…


In Brief: LSDS hosts Asian schools debate for the last time
by The LaSallian
Straight News //

The La Salle Debate Society (LSDS), with its goal of spreading debating inside and outside DLSU, pioneered the Asian Schools Debate Championships last year. The first of its kind, ASDC is a debate tournament for high school students across Asia. ASDC was again held in DLSU this year with three Asian regions represented and over…


Lasallians top guidance counseling board exams
by The LaSallian
Straight News //

Six Lasallians placed in the top 10 of the August guidance counselor licensure examination. Lasallian Risalina Ubas placed first with a score of 87.05. Second in rank is Laramie Tolentino, scoring 86.50. Fourth placer Niko Gagolinan and tenth placer Rachel Ong scored 86.25 and 85.30, respectively. Liberty Ochavo and Cinderella Francisco, two other examinees from…


LSDC-Street has the groove
by melranda
Straight News //

No sweat was wasted as the Street division of DLSU’s La Salle Dance Company (LSDC) brought home gold after participating in Maximum Groovity 6 last Aug. 27 at Crossroad 77. It is LSDC-Street’s second time to join the interschool dance competition, according to Gino Ong, former president of the organization. LSDC-Street made a risky decision…


CoNIC, to head alternative job fair
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
News Feature //

Underutilization of labor is a social cost of mismatched skills and mismatched work. With only two job fairs each year, which mainly cater to business-oriented courses, students from the other five colleges have a hard time looking for job opportunities that will fit their degrees and interests. This academic year, the Committee on National Issues…


Where are the magistrates?
by Christopher Chanco
News Feature //

Similar to the Philippine government, our University Student Government (USG) is composed of three branches: executive, legislative and judiciary. Since the new form of government was implemented this year, efforts of the executive and legislative branches have been apparent to the student body; the former being the highest governing and representing body, and the latter…


Hacienda Luisita: A cry for social justice
by Olivia Estrada
National Situationer //

The Supreme Court’s decision to create a special mediation panel adds a new chapter in the long fought battle of the hacienda workers. This is the outcome of the oral arguments last Aug. on a petition by the Hacienda Luisita farmers and supervisors to revoke the stock distribution option (SDO) of the Cojuangco-owned plantation.