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USG constitution to be revised next term
by Patrick Ong and Nina dela Cruz
Straight News // November 29, 2011

Revisions for the University Student Government (USG) Constitution will be made this coming Third Term of AY 2011-2012. Lexi Sedano, USG Chief Legislator, explains that revisions can only be made every three years. Beatrice Liu, Chair of the Rules and Policies committee in charge of this academic year’s resolutions, discloses that they are still going…


The process of joining the Brotherhood
by David Pagulayan and Sandi Suplido
News Feature //

From just a handful of Brothers in 1911, the Lasallian Brothers have successfully built a well-renowned institution and educated  leaders in the course of 100 years. The De La Salle Brothers is distributed among the different Lasallian academic institutions around the country and around the world. Serving as faculty members or administrators, the Lasallian Brothers…


The lows of Philippine gun Regulation
by Juan Batalla and Caroline De Guzman
News Feature //

Executive Order (EO) 194, an edict issued by former President Joseph Estrada, stipulates that any Filipino may own firearms provided that such are not used for war; a Filipino may own as many firearms as he or she may desire. Such provisions have recently undergone review as the country’s lawmakers have entered into discussions on…


Engineering’s declining board performance
by Catherine Ng and Michelle Lojo
Straight News //

DLSU is esteemed to have the best facilities among the universities in the country. The University goes beyond the CHED requirements in terms of facilities; the university even invests in facilities that other universities do not have.
Ironically, students, complain that the University’s facilities are still lacking.


Unearthing taft’s drainage problems
by Justin Umali, Juan Batalla and Pilar Go
News Feature //

Given the problems in addressing the flooding issue along Taft, the DLSU community has learned to expect the worst during the months of July to September, when the rains usually arrive.


Recruiting the best for DLSU
by Jan-Ace Mendoza, Audrey Virgula and Stephanie Braganza
News Feature //

“Teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming lives” is no easy task, even for a university like DLSU. To begin with, the University needs impeccable faculty members. In his inaugural speech on his installation and in preparation for the Centennial Celebration, DLSU President and Chancellor Br. Jun Erguiza FSC said, “What in effect, is my hope…


Getting student justice in DLSU: All in due time
by Patrick Ong and David Pagulayan
News Feature //

Laws apply to both the governing and the governed. They are kept to maintain order, reprimand wrongdoings and to protect everyone, maintaining equal treatment among those in power and the citizenry. Due process enforces the basic right of protection against accusers, and authenticates the validity of a law-breaking act. As mandated by Art. III, Sec.1…


USG’s Judiciary branch to appoint student consultants
by Nina dela Cruz and Justin Umali
Straight News //

Starting next term, student consultants will now be part of the Judiciary Branch of the University Student Government (USG). The judiciary branch will appoint student consultants to provide assistance to students with grievance cases and discipline cases. Alexyss Alip, chief magistrate of the USG’s Judiciary branch, cautiously points out that the assistance provided by student…


Fall in World Rankings: Decline in Quality of PHL Education?
by Michelle Lojo and David Pagulayan
Straight News // October 20, 2011

The top four universities in the Philippines failed to enter the top 300 in the Times Higher Education Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS) for 2011. Though the University of the Philippines (UP) still leads first in the country, its ranking dropped to 332nd from 314th last year, according to the QS survey. This is…


VP for Internal Affairs Nicole Gaba resigns
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
Straight News //

Effective October 15, 2011, Nicole Gaba is no longer the University Student Government (USG) Vice President for Internal Affairs. Due to her family’s decision to migrate this year, Gaba was forced to relinquish her position as her eventual departure would make her incapable of fulfilling her duties as Vice President. By October 26, she will…