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Lumalaban sa lansangan, lumalaban sa kulungan: The plight of political prisoners

It started with a simple request from the police. Well into the second day of their nationwide protest to decry the insufficient pandemic response that has left drivers to fend for themselves, transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) was summoned to the Caloocan city hall. “Pagkatapos kausapin ng hepe, ay…

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A menagerie of love: Eros, agape, and everything in between

Love is a many-splendored thing. It is infinite in its mutability, pervading and shaping our art and stories since we first comprehended our existence. The complex beings that we are, it is only fitting that what compels us is equally complex too. This Valentine’s, The LaSallian presents love in all its confounding forms with the…

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Head to Head: Cate Malig, Earlrich Ibon seek to build links as OVPEA

In this interview with The LaSallian, aspirants for the Office of the Vice President of External Affairs (OVPEA) seat, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) candidate Cate Malig and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) candidate Earlrich Ibon discuss politics, voter’s education, and their visions in fostering a more socio-politically proactive student body.  On their background…

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On brand: The candidate selection process of DLSU political parties

This year’s General Elections (GE) is just around the corner and both Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) have slated who they believe to be the best student leaders the Lasallian community deserves. Tapat’s executive board members and Santugon Secretary-General Aamal Aslam discuss with The LaSallian how exactly they…

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Survival of the fittest: Making a living in wet markets

Gone are the days when anyone could freely head to a public market to purchase fresh meat, fruits, and vegetables. With community quarantine measures in place, many livelihoods have been upended. Eight months on, and the many businesses in the country are still struggling to adopt solutions to survive an economy in recession. Among the…

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Rant and Rave: It’s a win for the gays at The Prom

As an institution that has shaped cultural consciousness with its vibrant marquees and flashy performances, the absence of Broadway during the pandemic has been painfully felt by many. While actors, producers, and fans alike still dream of the day they can finally come together and experience the magic of theater once again, not all hope…

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Rant & Rave: Mank

The moment audiences saw Citizen Kane’s groundbreaking snowglobe shot, the clever play with lighting, and the long pan back in 1941, its place as one of cinema’s greatest was cemented. It would go on to define many of the textbook filmmaking techniques we  see today.   The film’s praises were sung to 24-year-old newcomer director Orson…

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Rant and Rave: The Crown—Season 4

The Crown has been one of Netflix’s prized prestige shows, having consistently delivered awards season buzz and pop culture mileage for three years now. Treading the line between drama and history, the show has capitalized on the general public’s morbid fascination with the British royal family. The constant push-and-pull between royal fantasy and far-from-perfect reality…

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Blurring the big picture: Reviewing MTRCB censorship

Many Filipinos are kept within the confines of their homes because of the ongoing pandemic. Gone are the days when one can go out and engage in their favorite pastimes, like dining in their favorite restaurants or catching a flick in the movie house. Now, people find entertainment through online streaming sites, boosting viewership in…

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Writer’s Recap: Secrets to storytelling with Ricky Lee

Inside all of us is the innate drive to create something meaningful—whether it’s an essay your professor will read or a business pitch for your boss or a film for your audience, we always have the end goal of wanting to understand and being understood. We aim to hold people’s attention; there must always be…