Categories
University

Makings of a strongman: Deconstructing President Rodrigo Duterte

The “Real Eagle of Davao” was a natural politician—an expert at connecting with ordinary people and their aspiratons.

Categories
University

Head On: Alfonso Claros banners ‘better info dissemination’ for ECG presidency campaign

Having gathered unique experiences as 73rd ENG Batch President, Alfonso Claros from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) bares his plans for better information dissemination within the college, for streamlined systems, and for collaboration with batch government units and engineering student organizations. On their background The LaSallian: How has your leadership background and experience convinced you…

Categories
Vanguard

Unveiling hidden narratives of locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases

Over the past year, several stories of COVID-19 patients going in and out of the hospital—or never going out at all—have been featured by the press. Mainstream media, the primary source of information for many, is left to report on these cases based on published research and medical findings. Most reports, however, focus solely on…

Categories
Vanguard

Revolutionizing healthcare through personalized medicine

How an individual responds to medicines is uniquely determined, to a great extent, by their physiology and behavior. A drug, for example, which may improve one person’s health can, conversely, harm that of another. Leveraging this uniqueness has for a long time been at the bleeding edge of medicine but due to recent advancements is…

Categories
General Elections University

Head to Head: Shei De los Santos, Noel Gatchalian vow finance fixes as OTREAS

No strangers to the University Student Government (USG), Noel Gatchalian of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Shei De los Santos of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) offer experience and vision. Looking back on the trials and tribulations the Office of the Treasurer (OTREAS) have gone through in the past year, De los Santos…

Categories
University

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…

Categories
Vanguard

Emergency physicians hold the line at the forefront of medical response

It is an understatement to say that the pandemic that continues to spread across the globe has brought about change in many forms. Industries and sectors of society have been at the forefront of instigating these changes, be it in operations, management, or even in outlooks.  Among these are the operations of those in the…

Categories
Vanguard

Breaking barriers: Why language is important in bringing Science to the public

These times we live in are dreadful for many, if not all. As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, people are forced to distance themselves from one another or isolate themselves in their homes. With in-person activities either limited or banned completely, our methods of communication and relaying of information —previously done…

Categories
Opinion

Word of caution

We should not want to go back to the way things were.  President Rodrigo Duterte still holds the highest seat in the Philippines. The War on Drugs tactics of the Duterte administration was perhaps put on hold by the outbreak—yet just as existent in the mobilization of the military and police during a health crisis.…

Categories
Vanguard

[Redacted]: Understanding the development and treatment of EDs

Typically seen as concerning only an individual’s physical wellness, the effects of eating disorders can often go beyond surface-level attributes. According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) published by the American Psychiatric Association, feeding and eating disorders (EDs) are “characterized by a persistent disturbance of eating or…