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Born and bred: Lasallians in media

Over the years, DLSU has continued to produce graduates who have gone on to have successful careers in media, taking on positions and roles that play no small part in the information discourse in the country. A Lasallian education undoubtedly instills critical thinking and fact-checking, skills that prove to be useful after college but more…

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Mike Navallo: Principles over fear

“Truth is our defense.” With these words, Mike Navallo reaffirmed the importance of accurate reporting and encapsulated the essence of credible journalism—presenting stories backed by evidence. Prior to becoming a reporter for ABS-CBN, Navallo worked as a lawyer and a researcher for Amnesty International. However, he has always had an interest in news reporting, and…

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Student leaders examine youth vote, bandwagon activism, nation-building in online forum

With voter registration having resumed last September 1, the EDGE2019 Batch Government, in partnership with Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat), held an online forum titled Find Your EDGE: The Role of the Youth in Nation Building with DLSU Student Leaders last August 28 via Facebook Live.  University Student…

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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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The Rundown: MECQ imposed over Mega Manila, PhilHealth probed for corruption, economy enters recession

Despite the gloomy monsoon weather engulfing the country in the first week of August, the cold rain showers dwarf the storms pummeling the economic and health sectors.  The persistent rise of COVID-19 cases, which is approaching the 130,000 mark as of August 9, has stretched the country’s health system to its breaking point, resulting in…

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Elago, Diokno, Frankie Pangilinan urge youth to vote in three-part webinar

Aiming to increase youth participation in the upcoming 2022 presidential elections, the BLAZE2022 Batch Government hosted PollPower, a three-part webinar, last July 25 and August 6 via Zoom. The event featured Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago, Former DLSU College of Law Dean Atty. Chel Diokno, and social media personality Frankie Pangilinan. Educating the youth Beginning…

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Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards applications open for COVID-19 response projects

Last July 24, University students attended an online orientation via Zoom to learn about the objectives and application process for this year’s Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards. The 18th iteration of the competition spotlights the continued threats and uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming to recognize youth organizations carrying out bayanihan projects focused…

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DLSU provides online teaching assistance, connectivity support for faculty

Students were not the only ones unprepared for the transition of colleges and universities to flexible or distance learning. Across the country, faculty from higher education institutions (HEIs) are faced with the herculean task of continuing teaching through a fully online mode of instruction. While the Commission on Higher Education rolled out assistance to help…

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The Rundown: New COVID-19 hotspots, ASEAN Summit, Pride March suppressed, economy still gloomy

As June comes to an end, the country’s COVID-19 case count continues to rise sharply, maintaining worries on the state of national preparedness. Cases of the disease surged past 31,000 last June 23—100 days since the start of quarantine measures. The number continues to rise alarmingly close to the 40,000 end-of-the-month total projected by experts…