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Suspend online classes post typhoons? Roleda clarifies how admin decides

In the final quarter of 2020, the Philippines faced an onslaught of typhoons that struck different parts of the country, submerging countless homes and leaving many without proper water or electricity for days. In the past, this meant a cancellation of face-to-face classes, but given that classes have shifted online due to the pandemic, schools…

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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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Head to Head: Bianca Bracamonte, Renee Formoso envision ’empowered’, ‘unified’ COS

Both having experience in the University Student Government (USG), candidates for the College of Science (COS) presidency share their plans for the office. Incumbent FOCUS2018 Legislative Assembly Representative Renee Formoso of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and former FOCUS2018 Batch President Bianca Bracamonte of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) speak on their experience and…

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Head On: Two-time batch prexy Madeline Tee seeks top ECG post

Incumbent 73rd ENG Batch President Madeline Tee is set on securing the title of College President of the John Gokongwei Jr. College of Engineering (JGCE). With two consecutive years as batch president under her belt, the unopposed bet from Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) sits down with The LaSallian to share her initiatives and…

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Drawing the line: What sets Tapat and Santugon apart?

“If you talk to any active Tapat or Santugon member [and] they tell you that they don’t hate each other, they’re lying,” twice-elected Student Council (SC) President Omar Mercado breezily says about college politics during his day. The year was 1990, and the University was aflame with the political upheaval in the wake of the…

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LA approves USG charter change, DRRM fund, DLSU Comelec Rules of Court amendments

In their last session for the year, the Legislative Assembly (LA) approved last December 19 their previously tabled resolutions for amendments to the University Student Government (USG) Constitution, the establishment of the Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) emergency fund, and a resolution that called for changes to the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) Rules…

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Seeking efficiency: DLSU’s new Supply Chain Management Office

As part of the University’s plans to innovate and transform its internal systems, the Procurement and Asset Management Offices were merged to form a new Supply Chain Management Office, according to a Help Desk Announcement released last October 8.  At the helm of this new office is Executive Director Cynthia Ruth Abangan, a current board…

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The fate of DLSU’s campus reopening

For many members of the Lasallian community, a return to the campuses in the near future has become something to look forward to. Last October 23, during the annual University General Assembly (UGA), administrators had given some idea of how long that wait might be.  “Based on current infection rates, the pace of vaccine development,…

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Working on borrowed time: Student leaders bare plans for holdover term

For the past two terms, the quarantine measures put in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have kept the campus closed from students, impacting many scheduled University-wide activities. The annual University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE), an event normally held every third term of the Academic Year (AY), had been postponed because of…

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2022 campus reopening possible, says Largoza in online GA; Suplido highlights DLSU achievements

The DLSU campus may physically reopen in 2022, mentioned Dr. Gerardo Largoza, Executive Director of the Strategic Management and Quality Assurance Office, during the annual University General Assembly held on YouTube last October 23. In the event, Largoza presented the University’s plans for coping with the effects of the pandemic. Meanwhile, DLSU President Br. Raymundo…