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Tapat may face suspension for missing reqs while separate case pends in Judiciary

Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) is facing a possible 24-hour suspension from conducting campaign activities after the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) saw fit to charge the party with the equivalent of one major and one minor offense for missing candidacy requirements. Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) President Gelo Casipe, whose party was involved…

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General Elections University

Head On: Two-time batch prexy Madeline Tee seeks top ECG post

Incumbent 73rd ENG Batch President Madeline Tee is set on securing the title of College President of the John Gokongwei Jr. College of Engineering (JGCE). With two consecutive years as batch president under her belt, the unopposed bet from Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) sits down with The LaSallian to share her initiatives and…

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Opinion

The long road to ‘Tayo naman’

“Tayo naman!” so exclaimed many after the news of Joe Biden’s projected election into the United States presidency, expressing hope that with the end of Donald Trump’s damaging populist tenure, the Philippines would see the same result in 2022. But while we have reason to believe that better leadership is within our grasp, this is…

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University University Feature

News and ‘bias’: Must journalism be neutral?

“The biased media” is such a common buzz phrase used for those critical of mainstream media’s coverage of social and political issues. Filipinos are no strangers to this as news outlets have long faced allegations of unfair reporting, especially from those in government. Former President Benigno Aquino III thought news coverage in his time was…

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Trials and tribulations: Journalists’ morale in times of turmoil

A journalist’s work is never done. As events continue to transpire and the need for news and information refuses to cease, so must writers and reporters continue to keep the public aware of current affairs. For many, being in the field of journalism is more than just an occupation—it is a duty. Hence, even in…

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University

LA rejects officer recall process, approves creation of assembly chief’s office

The Legislative Assembly (LA), in its session last September 11, rejected the resolution seeking to create and implement guidelines for a recall process for University Student Government (USG) officials. Voting 10-9, with two abstentions, against the approval of the legislation, the body put to rest the three-session long debate on the issue. Right after, the…

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The Rundown: Duque and PhilHealth execs to face charges, new PhilHealth chief appointed, US marine’s release blocked, voter registration resumes

Investigation on corruption allegations in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) took another step forward as the Senate Committee of the Whole recommended last September 1 the filing of criminal charges against officials allegedly involved in fraudulent schemes within the agency. With the top PhilHealth post left vacant amid the controversy, President Rodrigo Duterte has…

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University

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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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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Elago, Diokno, Frankie Pangilinan urge youth to vote in three-part webinar

Aiming to increase youth participation in the upcoming 2022 presidential elections, the BLAZE2022 Batch Government hosted PollPower, a three-part webinar, last July 25 and August 6 via Zoom. The event featured Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago, Former DLSU College of Law Dean Atty. Chel Diokno, and social media personality Frankie Pangilinan. Educating the youth Beginning…