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Closing the gap: A question of access behind the vaccine race

The search for life-saving treatment is becoming increasingly intertwined with sociopolitical realities. The launch of Sputnik V, a Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate whose name is a callback to the Soviet-era satellite, has become a symbol for what some—not least billionaire-philanthropist Bill Gates—have called the “vaccine race”.  Yet, as some vaccine candidates begin Phase III of…

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On debt row: Assessing anxieties over government debt

Shuttered storefronts, vacant schools, empty airways—these are only some of the sights that typify what the International Monetary Fund dubs as the “Great Lockdown”. In a massive disruption of economic activity, the COVID-19 pandemic that already pushed many businesses into bankruptcy has also left five million Filipinos out of work, now dependent on government assistance…

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Keeping in step: USG, DLSU Comelec migrate online, bare plans for coming terms

In recent weeks, the University Student Government (USG) was faced with the arduous task of transitioning their work online, while also continuing their ongoing plans and projects. Before quarantine measures took effect over different parts of the country, the USG had aggressively pursued, among other things, the Safe Spaces Initiative, the Mental Health Task Force,…

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Everybody’s business

“Keep your business out of politics” is a piece of hush-hush advice that is, more often than not, given to many fledgling entrepreneurs. Corruption issues, a poor judicial system, and red tape constantly hound the private sector; appeasing unscrupulous officials, or even colluding with them, is seen as an easier way of “doing business”. The…

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Saving Taft: DLSU’s neighbor establishments on their last legs

“Nakakaiyak ‘to, pero buhay namin kayo. Kung wala kayo, wala na rin talaga kami.” (The situation is distressing, but the students are our lifeblood. Without the students, we’re really left with nothing.) This was the emotional response of Orange & Spices owner Harry Ong as he described to The LaSallian the grave reality of small…

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Class not in session: On the uncertain future of part-time faculty

Financial hardships await the country’s private schools, colleges, and universities as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced academic institutions to adjust to changing times. Already, the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations has sought government help for smaller private schools as falling enrollment rates—as much as 50 percent by their estimate—are feared to cause widespread job…

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Lasallians condemn DLSU part-timer over ‘offensive’ post on sexual harassment

A Facebook post written last night, June 14, by a faculty member from the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) made rounds online earlier today after it insinuated that Sen. Risa Hontiveros should be sexually harassed by prisoners.  “I recommend she (Hontiveros) teach the prisoners in [New] Bilibid Prison not to rape,” the…

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Authorities clear up quarantine guidelines amid confusion

Last Thursday, March 12, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in a televised address that Code Red, sublevel 2 was in effect over the National Capital Region (NCR) after a number of COVID-19 cases were being reported within the region. To combat the threat, provisions from Joint Resolution No. 11, a document prepared by the Inter-Agency Task…

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Metro Manila quarantine, suspension of classes ordered against COVID-19 outbreak

With the alarming rise of local COVID-19 cases, President Rodrigo Duterte made a public address yesterday, March 12, announcing a new set of guidelines in a bid to contain the viral outbreak, which has officially infected more than 50 people in the country and claimed five lives. Duterte also announced that the alert status for…

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Change delivered: Eased finance guidelines unveiled for student orgs

For many student organizations, mobilizing the necessary funds for activities has been a major challenge—less for want of greater spending capacity, and more on the need to get around bureaucratic hurdles. Last year, The LaSallian delved into how the University’s procurement process presented a pitfall for student organizations. Finance heads of both the Council of…