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The De La Salle Brothers of the Philippines

On June 1911, a group of nine religious educators established a small school for boys in Paco, Manila. Roughly a hundred years later, the De La Salle Brothers of the Philippines now leads the operations of 16 Catholic academic institutions across the country. Under the leadership of the Brother Visitor, the Brothers serve in various…

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Righting 10,000 Wrongs: The new Marcos compensation law

Commemorating the 27th EDSA anniversary, President Benigno Aquino III signed a law that will compensate victims of human rights violations committed by late dictator and former President Ferdinand Marcos’ security forces during his reign. Known as Republic Act (RA) 10368 or the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, the law will distribute…

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Socially Conscious: Lasallian accounts of activism in the Marcos era

DLSU is no stranger to political activism. In 2009, DLSU and other Lasallian schools joined demonstrations condemning the Maguindanao Massacre. Likewise, the De La Salle Brothers of the Philippines last 2005 called for the resignation of former President Gloria Arroyo over alleged poll fraud in the 2004 Presidential elections, accompanied by demands from Lasallian crowds.…

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Independent candidate launches bid for USG presidency

Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista (TAPAT) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) are not the only ones vying for the University Student Government (USG) presidency in the coming General Elections (GE) which will start on March 19. Jose Miguel Moreno (III, PSM-LMG), a former FAST 2010 batch president, is running against the two political parties…

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Advancing Academics: Dissecting the University’s Graduate programs

As one of the primary sources of research output, the development of a University’s graduate school is imperative to its success. With its thrust of becoming a world-class research University, DLSU is no different. “The research aspect of what the University does is usually done in the graduate school,” explains former DLSU President and Chancellor…

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Looking forward: The nation in 2013

As 2012 came to a close, many Filipinos faced the new year with much optimism and high hopes. In a survey conducted by Pulse Asia last December, 92% of respondents expressed hope for 2013 despite present circumstances. Along with that optimism, however, the nation faces many challenges and prospects for the coming year, at least…

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Rant & Rave – Zero Dark Thirty

Rating: 3.5 Roughly two years removed from the death of Al-Qaeda Head Osama Bin Laden, Academy Award Winning Director Kathyrn Bigelow (Hurt Locker) explores the circumstances that led to his demise and the manhunt that preceded it in the Oscar-Nominated film (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Screenplay) Zero Dark Thirty.   Using first-hand interviews, news…

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Graduate studies orientation held

The third Term Institutional Orientation for New Graduate Students for AY 2012-2013 was held last January 5, 2012 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium (TYA).  The regularly held orientation seminar serves as a primer for new graduate students to orient them to the different rules, regulations, facilities and offices of the University. Among the policies and…

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Guilty of Animo

If education is a privilege, then DLSU posits itself as the greatest testament to this view. Indeed, few, if any, provide the quality educational experience the University offers. Only a few get exposed to this educational experience, roughly around 17,000 in a country of almost a hundred million. Yes, unlike its counterparts in the world,…

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De La Salle through the years

A hundred years have passed since the University was founded. In those one hundred years, many changes occurred to create the La Salle we all know today. Below are some of the important changes that have happened in the University.   1. DLSC transfers to Taft In 1920, the then De La Salle College (DLSC)…