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Quiro elected new Chief Magistrate

Magistrate Jericho Quiro was elected as the new Chief Magistrate of the Judiciary branch during the University Student Government’s (USG) joint session last March 27 on Zoom. Quiro narrowly won over Magistrate Andre Miranda in a 31-30 split vote, prompting USG President Maegan Ragudo to call for a “double checking” of ballots. The meeting was…

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Court grills Almazan-Lazo counsel in oral arguments vs Comelec

Magistrates of the Judiciary Branch questioned in depth the legal arguments presented by the petitioners of a case against the DLSU Commission of Elections (Comelec) during the first session of oral arguments held last March 9.  The case was brought to the Court by Calvin Almazan and Ma. Bianca Lazo, members of Alyansang Tapat sa…

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With Biden in office, what can the PH expect?

The United States (US) has a far-reaching influence on global affairs, with changes in leadership often signaling a shift in international relations. Last January 20, the world witnessed the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and immediately after came a series of executive orders that had both domestic and international…

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How activist spaces changed in the pandemic

The backdrop of everyday turmoil in the country fans the flames of activism among the Filipino youth. While the ongoing health crisis has put a limit on in-person protests and other physical interactions, it has pushed more people to speak out online.  The activism landscape in organizations such as La Salle Students for Human Rights…

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Stricter rules on gender-neutral pronoun use, additional constitutional amendments approved in LA session

After almost a month without sessions, the Legislative Assembly (LA) once again convened over Zoom last December 5 to approve resolutions on using gender-neutral terms in LA resolutions and making minor amendments to the University Student Government (USG) Constitution, both of which were shelved during their last session on November 6. Legislators unanimously approved a…

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The Rundown: Pemberton pardoned, Manila Bay project criticized, physical distancing reduced

Outcry erupted last week as President Rodrigo Duterte granted absolute pardon to United States (US) Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted for the killing of Filipino transwoman Jennifer Laude in 2014.  Government officials and civic society groups also questioned the effectiveness of a P389-million “beach nourishment” project for Manila Bay to fill…

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Recovery plans, action against ‘oligarchs’ highlighted in SONA 2020

On Monday, July 27, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. Duterte’s address—which, unlike his previous SONAs, began on-time at 4 pm—tackled concerns over the country’s economic recovery and highlighted milestones under his administration. Yet, the President also took the opportunity to criticize…

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OVPEA, OCCS host first ever online Google Exposure Trip

The Office of the Vice President for External Affairs and the Office of Career and Counseling Services, in collaboration with Google Philippines, hosted the first ever online Google Exposure Trip for DLSU students last July 24 on Google Meet. The trip aimed to provide students a glimpse of Google’s workspace through the eyes of DLSU…

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Opening the gates: DLSU offers early ID 120 enrollment, discounts, online support for undergrads

As the final term of the Academic Year (AY) shifts into full gear, uncertainty continues to loom over DLSU. Adjusting to changes brought by the pandemic began well before Term 3, with the policies set by the Academics Council last Term 2 of AY 2019-2020 beset with criticism—if not direct challenges—from students regarding the effectiveness…

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The Rundown: ABS-CBN franchise bid denied, Anti-Terror Act challenged, COVID-19 cases surpass 50,000

With eased lockdown measures, the reported cases of COVID-19 have continued to rise around the country, especially in parts of Metro Manila. Meanwhile, more local government units were also put under new community quarantine regulations.  Government priorities continue to be questioned amid rising infection rates, with ABS-CBN’s bid for franchise renewal quashed in Congress and…