Categories
Menagerie

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…

Categories
Menagerie Menagerie Feature

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…

Categories
University

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…

Categories
University

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…

Categories
University

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…

Categories
University

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…

Categories
University

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,…

Categories
University

Third USAP TAYO installment tackles safeguarding of press freedom

In line with the growing concern surrounding press freedom in the country, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista held the third installment of their Usap Tayo series last March 6, titled USAP TAYO: Defend Press Freedom, at room A1403 of Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, in partnership with the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP).  The talk…

Categories
University

Behind closed doors: 73rd ENG Batch President puts forgery case to rest

Though they are leaders sworn to “help foster the physical, intellectual, moral, cultural, civic, spiritual and political interests” of the Lasallian student body, the University Student Government (USG) is not without its fair share of controversy. Cases of gross negligence are just some of the issues that have plagued the “sole, unified, autonomous, and democratic”…

Categories
University

USG partisanship raises fears over ‘unfair’ advantages

In the heat of the Miting de Avance (MDA) last November 22 for the 2019 Special Elections (SE), familiar faces stood among a crowd clad in red and yellow: elected University Student Government (USG) officials were cheering on the sidelines, supporting candidates running under their once home parties. Members of the USG’s Executive Board (EB)…