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Under Duterte, Southeast Asia’s oldest democracy is failing

While the Philippines is labeled as a democratic state, the current political climate suggests otherwise.

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Moving from a Duterte presidency may prove ‘difficult’ for 1Sambayan

Although the united opposition seeks to overpower administration bets in the upcoming national elections, their seemingly lack of concrete plans and platforms needs a discussion.

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Opinion

Word of advice

Last March, distraught Filipinos saw hope in the announcement of a united opposition movement, which came amid a foreboding dynastic victory for the presidency. 1Sambayan, a pro-democracy opposition slate for the 2022 national elections, had just been launched. The coalition declared that they aim to establish a roster of candidates who can take on the administration’s…

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Opinion

A better president?

As President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency comes to its penultimate moments, support for him has not faltered. Recent approval ratings and preferential surveys for the top executive seats show favor for his administration, the Filipino admiration over him as strong as ever. With less than 50 days before the filing of certificates of candidacy, many politicians…

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University

LA approves Student Census institutionalization, rejects proposed USG office hours

In their session last September 3, the Legislative Assembly (LA) led by BLAZE2021 LA Representative Sophia Beltrano, who temporarily took on the role of Chief Legislator Officer in Charge, approved the establishment of the Student Census. Meanwhile, a proposal for USG office hours, which was tabled in a previous session, was overruled.  USG office hours…

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General Elections University

Head to Head: Audrey Garin, Britney Paderes seek to maximize student involvement as VPIA

Audrey Garin from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (Tapat) and Britney Paderes of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) bare their plans for a more student-centered government under the Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs (OVPIA).  The LaSallian: Both of you have held leadership positions in your respective batch governments. How well do you…

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University

Head to Head: SEG prexy bets Phons Cataquis, Martin Regulano envision future-ready SOE

Hailing from one of the smallest colleges in the University, EXCEL2022 Executive for Student Services Phons Cataquis of Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) and incumbent EXCEL2022 Batch President Martin Regulano of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) share their visions on improving student welfare as they face off for the School of Economics Government (SEG)…

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General Elections

A USG presidential ‘playbook’? What candidates can learn from past leaders’ ascent to power

The veteran. The pro-student. The upstart.  In the 11 years of University Student Government (USG) elections, DLSU has seen many student leaders walk through its hallowed halls, all distinct in their own respects. Notable among them are those who vie for the highest seat—USG President.  While each works hard to present personalities that stand out…

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Head to Head: Alex Brotonel, Billie Lardizabal on their vision for ‘inclusive’ BAGCED

Both hailing from EDGE2019, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista’s (Tapat) Alex Brotonel and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon’s (Santugon) Billie Lardizabal are eyeing to become the next college president for the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED). Both share their plans of making the college more inclusive and future-ready for its students to become…

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1Sambayan youth reps discuss election plans, reaffirm position in presscon

1Sambayan student-led coalition representatives from La Salle and Ateneo schools, along with Former Associate Justice and 1Sambayan convener Antonio Carpio, held a press conference last August 18 on Zoom to bare their plans to educate and mobilize the youth for the upcoming 2022 national elections.  Addressing ‘elite’ reputation In her opening remarks, Ateneans for 1Sambayan…