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Making sense of the USG’s money

The University Student Government’s (USG) operational fund for Academic Year (AY) 2020-2021 stood at P397,687 when it was approved in a Legislative Assembly session last March 30. The figure is 29 percent lower than what was handed out by the DLSU administration in the previous year, placing greater emphasis on how and where the amount…

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Newly formed OCL shares plans for its inaugural year

In a Legislative Assembly (LA) session on September 11 last year, representatives unanimously passed a resolution calling for the establishment of the Office of the Chief Legislator (OCL). The new office is meant to aid the LA head in exercising their duties and responsibilities as well as giving more autonomy and transparency over the LA’s…

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The intervention dilemma: How ASEAN maintains regional peace

Nearly three months after the Myanmar military coup, where military officials removed and detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected officials, the ruling junta continues its crackdown on anti-coup protests and the suspension of democratic institutions. As of April 28, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a Thailand-based advocacy group, reported…

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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…