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A ‘sustainable’ standard of quality: How DLSU emerged in global impact rankings

How much of an effect can a higher educational institution (HEI) have toward sustainable development? That is perhaps the question Times Higher Education (THE) had in mind when it ushered in the University Impact Rankings in 2019, which the publication claims are the “only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ (UN)…

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BLAZE2020 LA rep Mapoy, absent in his own trial, impeached for gross negligence

The Judiciary branch impeached BLAZE2020 Legislative Assembly (LA) Representative Anton Mapoy last September 17 after the court found him guilty of negligence and gross negligence of duty. The verdict also bars him from holding any future office in the University Student Government (USG).  Mapoy, who was tried in absentia after failing to appear in all…

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Lasallians, Ateneans join forces in joint launching of 1Sambayan youth chapters

The De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University chapters of opposition group  1Sambayan were formally launched in a round table discussion titled Dude, Pare, Change on Facebook Live last August 25. The forum featured messages from former Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, human rights lawyer and former DLSU College of Law Dean…

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The current state of free minor programs and electives

“Real-world problems more often than not require a multi-disciplinal approach.”   This was what the Academics Council (AC) wrote on May 18 of last year when it approved guidelines for free minors programs and free electives and recognized the need for students to explore areas of discipline outside of their degree program. What followed a month…

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LA approves Ombudsman Act, USG Code of Violations

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held its sixth regular session last May 14 to sign off resolutions on the implementation of the Ombudsman Act of 2021 and the University Student Government (USG) Code of Violations. FAST2018 LA Representative Marts Madrelejos spearheaded additional changes to the resolution calling for the implementation of the Ombudsman Act based on…

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Slowly uphill: PH’s ongoing struggle with addressing teenage pregnancy

The Philippines has long grappled with addressing teenage pregnancy, whether by expanding education on reproductive health or by providing better access to birth control options. Yet, as a Social Weather Stations survey found last November, the issue remains the “most important problem of women today.”  For nine consecutive years, the country has reported a rise…

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Journalists dive into disinformation, censorship amid the pandemic

To shed light on the significance of journalism and current issues during the pandemic, Pia Ranada-Robles, a multimedia palace reporter from Rappler, and Malou Talosig-Bartolome, a former reporter and senior news editor of GMA News, shared their expertise in Mulat: Journalism Amidst the Pandemic, a webinar organized by Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista last April 15…

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LA unanimously approves reduced USG budget for AY 2020-2021

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved the University Student Government’s (USG) budget for Academic Year 2020-2021 in an emergency session last March 30. The USG’s current budget stands at P397,687, down by 29 percent from last year’s budget of P557,335 due to the zero percent tuition fee increase the previous year and a deficit in the…

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Court affirms Comelec ruling denying Almazan, Lazo run for batch posts

The Judiciary Branch of the University Student Government, in its ruling issued last March 12, denied a petition for judicial review by Calvin Almazan and Ma. Bianca Lazo of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) against the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec). The Court upheld a prior decision by Comelec that turned down the petitioners’ candidacies…

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How activist spaces changed in the pandemic

The backdrop of everyday turmoil in the country fans the flames of activism among the Filipino youth. While the ongoing health crisis has put a limit on in-person protests and other physical interactions, it has pushed more people to speak out online.  The activism landscape in organizations such as La Salle Students for Human Rights…