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For better or for worse? Organizations tackle implications of divorce bill

Divorce is heavily misconceived to be only a way out of marriage, disregarding other factors such as familial ties.

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This shouldn’t be glamorous

In this so-called hustle culture, the only thing we’re getting out of overworking ourselves is tiredness and many lost opportunities.

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Senate seeks further child protection by raising age of sexual consent

The Philippines currently has the lowest age of consent in Southeast Asia—but now, this could change.

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Makings of a strongman: Deconstructing President Rodrigo Duterte

The “Real Eagle of Davao” was a natural politician—an expert at connecting with ordinary people and their aspiratons.

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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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‘Mirror images’: How Tapat, Santugon define their branding

As the 2021 General Elections draws near, publicity materials are popping up by the dozen. For the University’s political parties—Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon)—this would mean pumping out a slew of testimony campaigns, holistic development projects, and social awareness initiatives. While their branding may just seem informative on…

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Toward economic growth and recovery with PhilSys

In August 2018, Republic Act No. 11055 or the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act was signed into law to integrate all government-issued IDs into a national ID system, which would streamline public and private services and make it easier for citizens and businesses to perform transactions and access social benefits. Aside from promoting the efficiency…

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‘Unique challenges and opportunities’ drive incoming DLSU President Br. Bernard Oca FSC in new role

Br. Bernard Oca FSC officially began his term as the 24th DLSU President last August 1. After three years of serving as the University Chancellor, he will succeed Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC, who has led DLSU since 2015.  A seasoned administrator in La Salle campuses across the country, Oca looks back on his tenure as…

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A ‘shadow pandemic’: How domestic violence rose amid COVID-19

From March to December 2020, as lockdown restrictions remained in place across the country, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) received 521 requests for assistance on domestic violence incidents. The Philippine National Police, meanwhile, recorded 15,553 cases of violence against women (VAW) last year. While there was an observed drop in reports compared to the…

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Looking back at and moving forward with online learning

On March 9, 2020, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno suspended classes in response to rising COVID-19 cases. What started out as a one-week class interruption would turn into a two-week class disruption and, until now, an indefinite hiatus on face-to-face classes. As a result, educational institutions have been forced to shift to an online learning setup.…