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The real enemies

The unilateral termination of the 1989 UP-DND Accord is another attempt to clamp down on democracy—it is a move reminiscent of the Marcos regime. Without evidence for his supporting arguments and without consultation from the University of the Philippines (UP), Secretary Delfin Lorenzana nonchalantly declared in a letter to UP President Danilo Concepcion that the…

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Rape is rape

I consider myself as someone who is sex-positive—seeing sex and sexuality as concepts that are open and progressive. Exploring my sexuality right after high school shaped how I understood people as their own realized self, then engaging myself in sexual activities as a temporary relief from reality. Sadly, talking about it is taboo, especially in…

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Students exchange programs on hold in light of global health crisis

Student exchange programs offer unique learning opportunities for students and highlight an institution’s integration into the global academic community. It is also through these programs that students from across different countries are granted the opportunity to walk through DLSU’s doors, while Lasallians get to immerse themselves in a foreign academic setting. Indeed, DLSU’s ties with…

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New student orgs reach out to new heights

With the goal of broadening student horizons beyond the classroom, the Aspiring Organizations Accreditation Committee (AOAC) has welcomed AJA Animo, Habitat for Humanity-Green Chapter, the Green Music Collective (GMC), and DLSU PRISM as the newest additions to the University’s cadre of student organizations  last July 27.  As the organizations prepare to set out into the…

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Another voice: Clement Corominas, citizen journalist

A lot can happen in two minutes. The first thing Clement Corominas noticed when he arrived at the campus of University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu was the number of police officers surrounding the school. It was June 5, and a rally was being held in protest of the yet-to-be-signed Anti-Terrorism Bill. Stepping out of…

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On debt row: Assessing anxieties over government debt

Shuttered storefronts, vacant schools, empty airways—these are only some of the sights that typify what the International Monetary Fund dubs as the “Great Lockdown”. In a massive disruption of economic activity, the COVID-19 pandemic that already pushed many businesses into bankruptcy has also left five million Filipinos out of work, now dependent on government assistance…

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With ABS-CBN’s franchise denied, what happens now?

“They (ABS-CBN) will rehire the workers, definitely, [that’s the] promise.” These words come from Mark Raywin Tome, a promotion specialist for media network ABS-CBN, in an interview with The LaSallian as he shares his wishes for a return to normality in the company’s operations. Last May 5, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) had issued a…

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Kwentong TAPAT: Discussions on SOGIE, student rights, welfare on party’s 35th anniversary

In celebration of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista’s (Tapat) 35th anniversary, the organization held a series of webinars titled Kwentong TAPAT last August 11 and 13 via Facebook Live. The talks featured students and alumni who advocate for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) rights and leaders who made strides to improve student rights and…

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Change for the collective: Youth leaders tackle public service, progress in webinar

Both policies and principles influence the courses of action that government officials take hoping to improve the people’s quality of life. As youth leaders rise to the occasion of effecting positive change in their respective contexts, different strategies are vital to bridge their promises and ideals into materializing as effective policies and programs.  Such aspects…

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Continuing the fight: The evolution of Lasallian student activism

Webinars, Twitter rallies, and online petitions—these have become more commonplace in past months as several progressive groups leverage alternative modes of engagement amid quarantine measures. At the forefront of these initiatives are the youth, including DLSU students. In fact, history has shown that the Lasallian community as a whole is no stranger to advocating for…