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Overcoming hurdles: How businesses can recover as PH economy rebuilds

Eight months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, nations across the world continue to struggle with a global economic downturn, one that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says has been the worst since the Great Depression. The Philippine economy was sent into a tailspin, with the gross domestic product plunging…

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Online election code, LCSG, appointments approved in first LA session of AY

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved an online election code for the upcoming General Elections (GE), formally established the Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG), and appointed a new magistrate for the Judiciary branch and a new FAST2017 Batch Vice President during its first Zoom session of the academic year last November 6. Online Election Code Included…

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Oligarchy in the PH: A tale of political and economic entrenchment

The term oligarchy is arguably inseparable from Philippine politics. President Rodrigo Duterte made calls earlier this year to dismantle “oligarchs”, who he claimed “controlled the economy of the Filipino people”, including the Lopez family, owners of the ABS-CBN media network. Duterte himself has been hounded by allegations of supporting oligarchs with his close ties to…

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LSPO shares sentiments on transitioning LASARE, mass services online

Remaining steadfast in its mission, the office now holds its daily noontime masses on Facebook Live, while Lasallian Recollection (LASARE) courses have migrated to AnimoSpace. Even spiritual accompaniment remains possible via telephone for members of the Lasallian community who may wish to seek guidance and engage in faith sharing during troubled times. The Lasallian Pastoral…

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LA approves remaining EXECOM, batch gov’t appointments in second emergency session

After postponing some appointments last week, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) completed the turnovers of some USG officials in another emergency session on Zoom last October 21.  New Chief Legislator, Executive Board members Legislators unanimously elected CATCH2T21 LA Representative Jaime Pastor as their new Chief Legislator, following his nomination by Majority Floor…

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LA restricts partisanship, approves officer resignations in emergency session

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held an emergency session over Zoom last October 16 to make preparations ahead of the new academic year (AY). Taking almost four hours, legislators approved resolutions on improvements on the LA database and training, an institutionalized Filipino Youth Summit (FYS), and numerous officer resignations and appointments. ‘Political…

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Kwentong TAPAT: Discussions on SOGIE, student rights, welfare on party’s 35th anniversary

In celebration of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista’s (Tapat) 35th anniversary, the organization held a series of webinars titled Kwentong TAPAT last August 11 and 13 via Facebook Live. The talks featured students and alumni who advocate for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) rights and leaders who made strides to improve student rights and…