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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…

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Toward a safer DLSU: Behind the new mental health, safe spaces policies

As part of DLSU’s efforts to build a safe and supportive community, the President’s Council approved policies last November 6 that would enforce Republic Act 11036 or the Mental Health Act, and Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act, the result of over a year’s worth of lobbying from leaders in the University Student…

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Issues of red-tagging, ‘toxicity’ of USG politics arise in election debate

The DLSU Commission on Elections, in partnership with the La Salle Debate Society, the Judiciary Department, and Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, held the Make-Up Elections 2021 Debate last January 22. Hosted on Archers Network’s official Facebook page, the debate saw candidates from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) go head-to-head…

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USG COA gets new chairperson, vice chairperson

Officers for two top positions of the University Student Government’s (USG) Commission on Audit (COA) were appointed by the Legislative Assembly (LA) last January 15. Aimee Joyce Gepte now heads the body as its chairperson, while Rafael Laya is now its vice chairperson for audit. With COA having been reestablished only in the previous academic…

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Deloitte, ASSIST team up to upskill Filipino youth

Deloitte Philippines and the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) held a virtual roundtable last November 19 to discuss their goal of educating 380,000 Filipinos by 2030 through their WorldClass program. The initiative was previously launched by consultancy firm Deloitte, in partnership with non-government organization ASSIST, to provide free video learning modules…

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‘Educate, not humiliate’: Fighting back historical distortions

History, as public memory, is integral to a society. After all, how people perceive—or even deal with—the important events and figures in the past can shape the realities of the present. But public memory is not set in stone; people can deliberately change the facts and interpretations to influence the opinions of others. Recently, a…

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In retrospect: A look at DLSU-PUSO’s assistance efforts last AY

The De La Salle University-Parents of University Students Organization (DLSU-PUSO) has always been an active member of the Lasallian community. Throughout the years, they have been committed to serving their roles as “parents” of the University in cooperation with the DLSU administration and the University Student Government (USG). Currently headed by DLSU-PUSO President Dr. Felicitas…