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Remembering the Maguindanao massacre, media reps hold webinar on press freedom in PHL

Last November 22, DAKILA presented Speaking Truth to Power: The Future of Press Freedom in the Philippines. Through DAKILA’s Active Vista Center, in partnership with Rappler, Asian Center for Journalism (ACJ) at Ateneo and in support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in the Philippines, the forum commenced via Facebook Live and Zoom in commemoration…

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Are students overworked? VCA clarifies University workload policy

A Help Desk Announcement from April 27 of last year announced that one academic unit is equivalent to 2.5 hours of workload, while a three-unit course takes up 7.5 hours of synchronous and asynchronous activities per week. Previously, Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda explained that this will prevent overworking students and consider the…

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No room for error

Just how inefficient was the recently concluded voter’s registration process for the 2022 national elections?

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Internal, external youth orgs share DLSU-involved plans for 2022 elections

As we near May, the importance of the impending national elections is becoming more widely recognized. Even within the Lasallian community, the would-be involvement of various sectors in the 2022 elections was earlier measured in the DLSU Survey on Voter Intention that received 1,247 responses from May to July.  By the end of September, the…

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University, DLSU-PUSO achievements highlighted in GA

Members of the De La Salle University-Parents of University Students Organization (DLSU-PUSO) convened on Saturday, November 6, via Zoom for their Annual General Assembly to present the Board’s accomplishment report, as well as to conduct the elections for the new Board of Trustees. Meanwhile, University President and Chancellor Br. Bernard Oca FSC introduced DLSU’s strategic…

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Moving from a Duterte presidency may prove ‘difficult’ for 1Sambayan

Although the united opposition seeks to overpower administration bets in the upcoming national elections, their seemingly lack of concrete plans and platforms needs a discussion.

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Despite P683M deficit, DLSU foregoes another tuition increase

For the second year in a row, DLSU resolved not to push through with a tuition fee increase (TFI). In a Help Desk Announcement last July 30, DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC said that they decided to overturn the earlier approved 2.5-percent increase for Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022 to recognize the financial burden students…

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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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LA OKs absences and missed requirements manual

In a Legislative Assembly (LA) session held last September 10, representatives approved the establishment of an absences and missed requirements manual, a collaborative effort between the LA and the Student Affairs Committee of the Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs (OVPIA). Meanwhile, a plan to amend the Mental Health Task Force’s manual was…

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Head to Head: Standard bearers Calvin Almazan, Giorgina Escoto plan to bring ‘steadfast’, ‘genuine’ leadership to OPRES

Facing off for the role of University Student Government (USG) President are Office of the President (OPRES) Chief Policy Adviser Calvin Almazan from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Chief Legislator Giorgina Escoto from Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon). Experienced leaders inside and outside the University, Escoto highlights how she intends to enhance student…