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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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Women in democracy: DLSU, SSC discuss women’s role in politics

As part of their International Women’s Month series, the Center for Social Concern partnered with St. Scholastica’s College (SSC) to discuss the role of women in Philippine democracy in Usapang Babae, Usapang Botante: A Forum on the Women’s Vote last March 25 via Facebook live. A new form of leadership SSC Vice President of External…

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DLSU preps year-long activities for PH quincentennial

In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, while leading an expedition to the Spice Islands, landed on the island of Homonhon in Samar and thus found himself in what is now the Philippines. In the days that followed, Magellan would go through other islands in the region, interacting with the natives, introducing some of them to…

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LA appoints more officers, issues statement on Earth Hour

Three college representative positions in the Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) and four batch government posts were filled in a series of appointments during the Legislative Assembly (LA) Session last March 26. Legislators also approved a call to support this year’s Earth Hour movement. More appointments Bianca Tan was appointed as 72nd ENG Batch Vice…

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LA finally elects new chief, approves “Bloody Sunday” statement

The Legislative Assembly (LA) was finally able to elect a new Chief Legislator in an emergency session last March 12 presided over by Vice President for Internal Affairs Jaime Pastor. After failing to reach a consensus in two rounds of voting last week, BLAZE2022 LA Representative Giorgina Escoto edged EXCEL2021 LA Representative Katkat Ignacio by…

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Court grills Almazan-Lazo counsel in oral arguments vs Comelec

Magistrates of the Judiciary Branch questioned in depth the legal arguments presented by the petitioners of a case against the DLSU Commission of Elections (Comelec) during the first session of oral arguments held last March 9.  The case was brought to the Court by Calvin Almazan and Ma. Bianca Lazo, members of Alyansang Tapat sa…

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LA fails to select new chief but elects new floor leaders

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) was unable to elect a Chief Legislator in their first session last March 5, which was presided over by USG President Maegan Ragudo. The selection of floor leaders, however, was able to proceed but with neither side taking a majority. LA chief elections postponed Legislators could not…

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With Biden in office, what can the PH expect?

The United States (US) has a far-reaching influence on global affairs, with changes in leadership often signaling a shift in international relations. Last January 20, the world witnessed the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and immediately after came a series of executive orders that had both domestic and international…

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Suspend online classes post typhoons? Roleda clarifies how admin decides

In the final quarter of 2020, the Philippines faced an onslaught of typhoons that struck different parts of the country, submerging countless homes and leaving many without proper water or electricity for days. In the past, this meant a cancellation of face-to-face classes, but given that classes have shifted online due to the pandemic, schools…

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Tapat may face suspension for missing reqs while separate case pends in Judiciary

Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) is facing a possible 24-hour suspension from conducting campaign activities after the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) saw fit to charge the party with the equivalent of one major and one minor offense for missing candidacy requirements. Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) President Gelo Casipe, whose party was involved…