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Education post COVID-19 tackled in 2021 PhilEd Conference

The 2021 Philippine Education (PhilEd) Conference hosted by the Private Education Assistance Committee was held via Whova and Facebook Live last December 1 to 4.  With the theme “Reimagining Schools and Learning beyond COVID-19”, the conference aimed to address the relevant challenges of the Philippine educational system and the possible solutions that can be done…

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USG Activities Assembly finalizes departments for AY 2021-2022

In the November 12 meeting of the DLSU University Student Government (USG) Activities Assembly (AA) for Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022, various college presidents along with officers of the Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs (OVPIA) and the Office of the Vice President for External Affairs (OVPEA) finalized the committees and discussed the assembly’s…

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Cars, buses, and PAREX: Solving Metro Manila traffic woes

A build-operate-transfer tollway project is eyed to address congestion in Metro Manila but the assurance that it will deliver remains unclear.

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To reach large audiences, PH politicians turn to Twitter

Back in May, when tensions over the West Philippine Sea were running high, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin “politely” told China on Twitter to leave the contested region, describing the country as an “ugly oaf forcing your attentions (sic) on a handsome guy who wants to be your friend.” No stranger to colorful remarks on…

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Multifaith space letter, Pahiram Equipment Act adopted in special LA session

In their fourth session of the term last August 13, the Legislative Assembly (LA) approved the submission of a letter to the Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission (OVPLM) supporting the creation of a multifaith space in the University and the establishment of a lending system for laboratory equipment.  The body, however, tabled…

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Inquiry into 2021 Make-up Elections opened, grievance manual amendments finalized in first LA session of the term

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held its first session of the term last June 25 to approve a resolution calling for a legislative inquiry on the recently conducted 2021 Make-up Elections, the finalization of amendments to the grievance manual for students, the resignation of EDGE2020 Batch Vice President Nadine Santos and EDGE2019 Batch Vice President Sabine…

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Portraits of resistance: The ongoing indigenous struggle in the PH

Indigenous people (IP) remain victims of injustices despite the existence of laws that supposedly protect them. Even before the pandemic started, the Lumad have faced numerous military harassment, even extrajudicial killings, which forcefully displaced them from their ancestral lands for the benefit of private businesses. Such attacks made the Lumad abandon their homes and seek…

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LA amends grievance manual, postpones passage of Ombudsman Act

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved amendments to the Grievance Manual to introduce revisions to the informal grievance process and laid on the table a resolution on the Ombudsman Act of 2021 last May 7. Publicized grievance manual EXCEL2021 LA Representative Katkat Ignacio authored amendments to the Grievance Manual for Students, revising the types of grievances…

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#MarchWithWomen webinar highlights women’s situation amid pandemic

With the aim of promoting women empowerment and addressing violence against women amid the pandemic, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista invited a panel of women leaders to share their thoughts in Real Talk: #MarchWithWomen, a webinar last March 25 on Zoom and Facebook Live. The speakers for the event include Christina Madlangbayan, a congressional staffer in…

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LA finally elects new chief, approves “Bloody Sunday” statement

The Legislative Assembly (LA) was finally able to elect a new Chief Legislator in an emergency session last March 12 presided over by Vice President for Internal Affairs Jaime Pastor. After failing to reach a consensus in two rounds of voting last week, BLAZE2022 LA Representative Giorgina Escoto edged EXCEL2021 LA Representative Katkat Ignacio by…