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US envoy holds lecture on US-PH ties

United States (US) Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim gave a lecture on the diplomatic relations of the US and the Philippines in a talk organized by the International Studies (IS) Department last November 26 at the Yuchengco Hall. In the session titled The United States Strategy for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region, Kim…

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Candidates vie to fill positions, bare platforms in 2018 Special Elections Miting de Avance

A sea of red and yellow washed over the Amphitheater last November 17 when candidates from both Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) bared their platforms in the 2018 University Student Government (USG) Special Elections (SE) Miting de Avance. Members from both parties shared their plans to the student…

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USG autonomy, meme influx, nat’l. elections among key points in Harapan 2018

Candidates aiming for a seat in the University Student Government (USG) Special Elections (SE) went head-to-head in the Harapan SE Debate last November 17 at the Yuchengco Hall. In three rounds of discourse, representatives from political parties Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) presented their political stances, discussing pressing…

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Lasallian Mission Week 2018: In celebration of values and virtues — Part 2

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA), in the launching of its year-long commemoration of its centenary anniversary, filled the schedule of the Lasallian Mission Week (LMW) last November 9 with a series of talks hosted by its departments, and culminated with an evening program.     A century hence Among the hosted lectures was the…

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Lasallian Mission Week 2018: In celebration of values and virtues — Part 1

With the theme ‘One Heart, One Commitment, One life,’ this year’s Lasallian Mission Week (LMW) aimed to increase faith and cast light on the value of vocation. The week-long celebration was spearheaded by the Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission (VPLM) through the University Mission Committee composed of representatives from different colleges, offices,…

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LA probes Judiciary, approves officer resignation

Conducting a legislative inquiry on the processes of the Judiciary Department of the University Student Government (USG) was among the agenda for the USG Legislative Assembly (LA) session held last October 29 at the USG Session Hall. Interim Chief Magistrate Sean Pobre and former Magistrate Bernette Cuevas were the only two people who gave their…

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Over 7k lives later, what has the drug war amounted to?

Coming into the 2016 presidential elections, President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign would revolve heavily around the promise of eliminating the use of illegal drugs in an effort to make the Philippines a safer place. His infamous line, “I hate drugs,” rippled across the nation—a clarion call that further cemented his identity as a strongman leader. The…

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Promises and infrastructure: The aftermath of the Build, Build, Build program

The Duterte administration has built its foundation on the ambition of many and the action of a few. One of the very plans endorsed by the government is the “Build, Build, Build” program (BBB), which is exactly what the name implies—to erect a variety of infrastructures across the country to evoke the look of productivity…

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Commentary: It will fall apart

There will never be another as great as our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Who else could do as much as him, who built us roads and bridges, renovated our airports and terminals, gave us free healthcare and college education, cleaned up our beaches, and, above all that, led us to our first Olympic gold. This…