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Forming a more empowered studentry with new DSA Dr. Christine Ballada

The pandemic continues to change the dynamics within the University as different sectors of the Lasallian community have had to reevaluate their operations amid changing circumstances. Last October 1, Dr. Christine Ballada, who had been the Vice Chair of the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department (CEPD), began her tenure as the new Dean of Student…

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New student orgs reach out to new heights

With the goal of broadening student horizons beyond the classroom, the Aspiring Organizations Accreditation Committee (AOAC) has welcomed AJA Animo, Habitat for Humanity-Green Chapter, the Green Music Collective (GMC), and DLSU PRISM as the newest additions to the University’s cadre of student organizations  last July 27.  As the organizations prepare to set out into the…

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The Rundown: Metro Manila back to GCQ, Masbate tremor, Philhealth ‘sabotage’

Last Monday August 17, strict quarantine measures over Metro Manila were again eased as the government reverted the region’s status back to a General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to aid the ailing economy. Despite the containment effort, however, COVID-19 cases continue to rise, approaching 200,000 cases nationwide. As of Monday, August 24, the Department of Health…

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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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Opening the gates: DLSU offers early ID 120 enrollment, discounts, online support for undergrads

As the final term of the Academic Year (AY) shifts into full gear, uncertainty continues to loom over DLSU. Adjusting to changes brought by the pandemic began well before Term 3, with the policies set by the Academics Council last Term 2 of AY 2019-2020 beset with criticism—if not direct challenges—from students regarding the effectiveness…

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The Rundown: Cyber libel, task force internal issues, GCQ extension, duplicate beneficiaries

As the Philippines’ COVID-19 tally went well beyond the 25,000 mark, the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 was met with the issue of the alleged removal of its Special Adviser, shortly after the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila and various other parts of the country was extended for 15 more days. These…

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ECTS: Toward academic crediting system standardization

A radical shift in measuring student workload might soon come into being. In a Help Desk announcement (HDA) released last April 27, the Academics Council moved to bring DLSU’s crediting system closer to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), the standard used by educational institutions in European Union member states. Instead of using…

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Sustaining momentum: Student orgs step up to challenges

Multiple sectors in the University have been affected by widespread quarantine measures against COVID-19, and student organizations are no exception. The shutdown of schools since mid-March not only signaled the halt of face-to-face classes, but also left student organizations in a tight predicament. With no place to hold events, seminars, or even meetings, organizations had…

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IATF updates guidelines amid Luzon-wide quarantine concerns

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), during a press conference last March 18, released new guidelines for the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on the entirety of Luzon in response to the growing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The issuance was made on the first day of 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…