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Making sense of the USG’s money

The University Student Government’s (USG) operational fund for Academic Year (AY) 2020-2021 stood at P397,687 when it was approved in a Legislative Assembly session last March 30. The figure is 29 percent lower than what was handed out by the DLSU administration in the previous year, placing greater emphasis on how and where the amount…

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Newly formed OCL shares plans for its inaugural year

In a Legislative Assembly (LA) session on September 11 last year, representatives unanimously passed a resolution calling for the establishment of the Office of the Chief Legislator (OCL). The new office is meant to aid the LA head in exercising their duties and responsibilities as well as giving more autonomy and transparency over the LA’s…

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LA amends grievance manual, postpones passage of Ombudsman Act

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved amendments to the Grievance Manual to introduce revisions to the informal grievance process and laid on the table a resolution on the Ombudsman Act of 2021 last May 7. Publicized grievance manual EXCEL2021 LA Representative Katkat Ignacio authored amendments to the Grievance Manual for Students, revising the types of grievances…

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LA approves sensitive content warning proposal, appoints new LCSG Treasurer

Chief Legislator Giorgina Escoto called for an emergency Legislative Assembly (LA) session last April 8 to authorize resolutions for the inclusion of a sensitive content warning for statements and initiatives, the appointment of Trisha Martinez as Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) Treasurer, and a statement for Araw ng Kagitingan.  (Day of Valor) Meanwhile, discussions on…

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Quiro elected new Chief Magistrate

Magistrate Jericho Quiro was elected as the new Chief Magistrate of the Judiciary branch during the University Student Government’s (USG) joint session last March 27 on Zoom. Quiro narrowly won over Magistrate Andre Miranda in a 31-30 split vote, prompting USG President Maegan Ragudo to call for a “double checking” of ballots. The meeting was…

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LA revises resignation guidelines, assigns floor labels

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved amendments to the University Student Government (USG) resignation guidelines to address ambiguities in its enforcement over Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) officers in their session last March 19. The changes came after legislators were unable to agree on the interpretation of the rules while deliberating on the appointment of Javi…

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Comelec’s lapses in Almazan and Lazo case exposed in second oral arguments session

Last March 10, magistrates from the Judiciary Department pinpointed the DLSU Commission of Elections’ (Comelec) own lapses in the case filed against them by Calvin Almazan and Ma. Bianca Lazo, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista’s (Tapat) intended slate members for BLAZE2022 and whose legal arguments were laid out the previous day. Comelec’s ‘negligence’ In the last…