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Marcos Jr.’s first SONA leaves opposition concerns unaddressed

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 25 promising improvements in the economy, agriculture, health, and violence. While the speech took place at Batasang Pambansa, more than 8,000 protesters marched along Commonwealth Ave. in  Quezon City for the “People’s SONA”.  Commitments and promises  Marcos Jr. began his…

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Departures: Identifying the driving forces behind Filipino migration

It is the state of the economy, not an unwanted admin, that causes a “brain drain” in a country.

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Ten Questions: Furthering the global, local evangelization of education with Br. Armin Luistro FSC

Br. Armin Luistro FSC maintains communion in mission by ensuring that Lasallians work together to provide better education to others.

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Commentary: When history goes beyond simple ‘tsismis’

“History is like tsismis.” (Gossip.) In one horribly misinformed statement promoting her upcoming “historical” film, actress Ella Cruz effectively reduced an ancient, rigorous, and esteemed discipline into an idle pastime. Much has been said by the historical community on the distinction between the discipline of history and gossip, whether historical truth is relative or if…

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Toward inclusive learning: Integrating LGBTQ+ studies in basic Philippine education

Upholding the LGBTQ+’s basic rights requires ensuring that an entire generation has a better understanding of SOGIE.

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Toward financial literacy in National Finance Congress 2021

The DLSU Management of Financial Institutions Association (MaFIA) hosted National Finance Congress 2021, the ninth iteration of its annual flagship event, over two Facebook Live sessions last August 14 and August 28. With the theme Gearing for Financial Versatility in the Current Times, the event featured industry speakers who tackled topics ranging from personal finance…

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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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Nas Daily’s ‘Pinoybaiting’ cheapens indigenous culture

On August 4, Grace Pelicas, grandniece of the famed Butbut mambabatok Whang-Od, wrote a Facebook post calling online learning service Nas Academy a “scam” for advertising a workshop on Whang-Od’s cultural tattoo skills allegedly without the latter’s consent. The post stirred controversy among Filipino netizens who accused the platform of Pinoybaiting, prompting vlogger and influencer…

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Through the shadow of the valley: Navigating faith in a pandemic

Today’s outside world is almost unrecognizable. The cacophony of noises that once signified a city’s hustle and bustle has been replaced with unnerving silence, leaving little to no trace of what everyday life used to be. The same can be observed in houses of worship, where walls that used to echo the lively voices of…

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Sign of the times: Reviving Philippine historical education

Most Filipinos become aware of our country’s history within the four walls of the classroom. In subjects such as Sibika (or HeKaSi), Social Studies, or Araling Panlipunan (AP), they grow familiar with Lapu-Lapu’s bravery and Dr. Jose Rizal’s sacrifice. With the help of colorful flashcards, students learn to recognize the symbols of their heritage and…