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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…

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Opposition senator raises concerns over ‘draconian’ Anti-Terrorism Bill

“You have everything to become harbingers of change,” said Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, opposition senator and member of the Senate’s minority floor, in an online discussion organized by Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon last June 15.  The forum, titled Bayanihan Live: The Anti-Terrorism Bill, served as a platform for students from different universities to raise…

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ECTS: Toward academic crediting system standardization

A radical shift in measuring student workload might soon come into being. In a Help Desk announcement (HDA) released last April 27, the Academics Council moved to bring DLSU’s crediting system closer to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), the standard used by educational institutions in European Union member states. Instead of using…

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Assessing adversity: Experts weigh in on COVID-19 economic impact

The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 2, held the second installment of its webinar series last June 3, titled COVID-19: Where We Are and Where We Want to Be.  Guest speakers discussed the current economic issues being faced by the country and…

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The Rundown: Fears over ‘second’ COVID-19 wave, Sinas to stay, first tranche of SAP nears completion

More than two months since quarantine measures were implemented nationwide, public confusion still persists as government authorities’ efforts continue to fall short in alleviating the effects of the pandemic on citizens. The LaSallian looks back at the nationwide happenings in the past week, including contradictory pronouncements from government officials; continuing developments for the media and…

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NEDA details post-pandemic economic recovery plan

The Department of Finance (DOF), in collaboration with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), hosted the first online installment of Sulong Pilipinas: Youth Partners for Progress last May 14. In the annual consultative conference, youth participants were tasked with formulating effective policy recommendations that focus on addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the country. During…

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Authorities clear up quarantine guidelines amid confusion

Last Thursday, March 12, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in a televised address that Code Red, sublevel 2 was in effect over the National Capital Region (NCR) after a number of COVID-19 cases were being reported within the region. To combat the threat, provisions from Joint Resolution No. 11, a document prepared by the Inter-Agency Task…