Empowering Lasallian under-achievers
by Patrick Ong and Justin Umali
News Feature // January 8, 2012

Motivating the students by an “easy four” is a common phrasing many Lasallians use. The phrase is a reflection of the trend of students choosing professors who give high grades, but require minimum effort from the students. The idea behind the trend is that many students do not want to work hard for their grades…

National Situationer: Trivial pursuit?
by Jan-Ace Mendoza
National Situationer //

Citing the need to seek medical treatment abroad, former President and current Pampanga reperesentative Gloria Arroyo recently sought the approval of the Supreme Court to leave the country. Arroyo, who was diagnosed with a rare bone disease, claims that the domestic medical facilities cannot treat her ailment. Arroyo’s plea, however, sparked controversy when the Department…

Lasallian Volunteerism: Where is it?
by Catherine Ng and Michelle Lojo
News Feature //

This academic year, the University Student Government (USG) has initiated its thrust toward community engagement and social action. The USG has developed an Advocacy Calendar where USG activities would adhere to a specific advocacy each month. The project has been running for the past two terms.   Open doors for volunteerism The USG, through its…

For Your Information: Employees Association
by David Pagulayan and Nina dela Cruz
News Feature //

The De La Salle Univeristy Employees Association (DLSU-EA) is an independent union formed to represent certain employees in the University, and to protect their right to collective action. It was established during the 1980s, and has since been representing the aforementioned personnel in policy and decision making processes in the University. “It is a union,…

Behind Formal Student Representation
by Catherine Ng and Justin Umali
News Feature //

About Forty years ago martial law was declared; it purged student councils all over the country. For ten years, the law silenced the opinions and concerns of the students until it’s lifting in 1983.   The Philippine Constitution recognizes the youth’s vital role in nation building and the importance of their involvement in public and…

Lasallian Formation programs
by Catherine Ng
News Feature //

DLSU’s mission does not end with promoting academic excellence. The University also dedicates itself to providing students with programs that lead to holistic personal development. Holistic student development is achieved through the implementation of various student training programs and services, which fall under the Lasallian formation programs. According to the Lasallian Formation Action Framework,  Lasallian…

A look at Lasallian Catholicism
by Juan Batalla
News Feature //

Bernie*, a typical Catholic Lasallian, is having doubts with his faith. His friends, technically Catholics and Christians like him, invite him to go on drinking binges periodically, tell him in detail about their sexual encounters, and laugh at him whenever he mentions something so sensitive as prayer. When asked about his personal beliefs, Bernie admits…

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…