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Working on borrowed time: Student leaders bare plans for holdover term

For the past two terms, the quarantine measures put in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have kept the campus closed from students, impacting many scheduled University-wide activities. The annual University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), an event normally held every third term of the Academic Year (AY), had been postponed because of…

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Surging problems: Assessing typhoon preparations amid a pandemic

The official onset of the rainy season began last June 12, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Since May, at least 12 recognized typhoons have already entered the country’s area of responsibility, causing varying degrees of damage.  Already beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, local government units (LGUs) are prompted by the added…

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Against the odds: Voter registration continues amid health crisis

Despite calls for a postponement of voter registration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has resumed accepting applications after a five-month delay last September 1 in areas not under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Modified ECQ.  Comelec, however, has implemented extensive safety procedures to comply with public health measures. Face…

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Mike Navallo: Principles over fear

“Truth is our defense.” With these words, Mike Navallo reaffirmed the importance of accurate reporting and encapsulated the essence of credible journalism—presenting stories backed by evidence. Prior to becoming a reporter for ABS-CBN, Navallo worked as a lawyer and a researcher for Amnesty International. However, he has always had an interest in news reporting, and…

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Out of the shadows: Campus journalism in times of silencing and dissent

It was a Saturday when Carmen “Menie” Reyes woke up to a world that had been silenced. The usual chatter of the radio had faded into the night, the television only emitting white noise. It was September 1972, when Martial Law was declared in the Philippines, and she was in her third year of high…

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Democratic backsliding: The ins and outs of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA) took effect last July 18 amid continuing public clamor for its disposal. As of press time, there are 29 petitions filed before the Supreme Court challenging its constitutionality; the court has set oral arguments on the matter no earlier than the third week of September. Debate over the new…

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The Rundown: COVID-19 tally tops 60,000, Anti-Terror Law takes effect, lockdown restrictions eased

While the country grapples with a continuing rise in COVID-19 cases, which were recorded to have reached 67,456 today, July 19, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) relaxed some restrictions on travel and outdoor activities. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque brushed off concerns, however, claiming that the government’s response to the pandemic is…

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Leadership beyond borders: Manila, DLSU at the forefront against COVID-19

Times of crisis underscore the need for effective leadership amid difficulty. Facing several dilemmas in the continuing fight against COVID-19, strides were made by the Manila City Government and DLSU to aid sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno joined Vice President for Lasallian Mission Fritzie de Vera in an online forum…

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Standing together: Reaching out to Lasallians left in Taft

As the local COVID-19 outbreak began to escalate last March, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno initially ordered a one-week class suspension in hopes of controlling the spread of the disease. Students and other members of the Lasallian community who live within the vicinity of DLSU were left with no choice but to pack up and return…

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The Rundown: Mobility constrained, Anti-Terror Bill passed, Lopez citizenship questioned

As different areas of the country, including Metro Manila, shifted to the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) last June 1, government priorities came into public question again when the Anti-Terrorism Bill was urgently passed by Congress amid the continuing influx of reported COVID-19 cases. The LaSallian recaps the developments that took place in the past week,…