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Money matters: Compromise for student orgs amid financial setbacks

Since March, student organizations have largely operated online, following the University’s shift to online platforms. Over the course of the previous term, activities that were once held in classrooms and conference halls had been reconfigured to instead occupy virtual spaces. But bringing these events to life sometimes comes with a cost, often paid for with…

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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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Closing the gap: A question of access behind the vaccine race

The search for life-saving treatment is becoming increasingly intertwined with sociopolitical realities. The launch of Sputnik V, a Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate whose name is a callback to the Soviet-era satellite, has become a symbol for what some—not least billionaire-philanthropist Bill Gates—have called the “vaccine race”.  Yet, as some vaccine candidates begin Phase III of…

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OVPEA, OCCS host first ever online Google Exposure Trip

The Office of the Vice President for External Affairs and the Office of Career and Counseling Services, in collaboration with Google Philippines, hosted the first ever online Google Exposure Trip for DLSU students last July 24 on Google Meet. The trip aimed to provide students a glimpse of Google’s workspace through the eyes of DLSU…

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Saving Taft: DLSU’s neighbor establishments on their last legs

“Nakakaiyak ‘to, pero buhay namin kayo. Kung wala kayo, wala na rin talaga kami.” (The situation is distressing, but the students are our lifeblood. Without the students, we’re really left with nothing.) This was the emotional response of Orange & Spices owner Harry Ong as he described to The LaSallian the grave reality of small…

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Class not in session: On the uncertain future of part-time faculty

Financial hardships await the country’s private schools, colleges, and universities as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced academic institutions to adjust to changing times. Already, the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations has sought government help for smaller private schools as falling enrollment rates—as much as 50 percent by their estimate—are feared to cause widespread job…

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University endeavors to support construction, concessionaire workers amid crisis

Schools, restaurants, and malls across the country shut their doors to the public last March as authorities introduced nationwide quarantine measures in a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic. By April 12, a month into the quarantine, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported one million workers were already put out of work amid…

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Sulong Mandamus: Duterte’s health underlined in int’l forum

An international forum focused on the status of President Rodrigo Duterte’s health was held last May 23 via Facebook Live. Titled Sulong Mandamus, the conference intended to shed light on the public’s constitutional right to know the President’s current medical condition.  The forum was spurred by the mandamus petition filed before the Supreme Court by…

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A comparative look at the authorized powers of the President

Despite work suspensions, the Senate and the House of Representatives called for special sessions last March 23 to officially declare a national emergency and grant President Rodrigo Duterte “powers necessary and proper” to deal with the increasing damage caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Under Article VI, Section 23 (2) of the 1987…

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University safety task force wanes despite growing student safety concerns

Taft Ave. is no stranger to dangerous activity. Reports of crimes such as theft and kidnapping scares have been on the upsurge, with students and parents alike at the forefront of those who face leading concerns. Enter the Task Force Safe School (TFSS) program. Almost 19 years since its conception, the task force was envisioned…