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Voter intentions for Halalan 2022, response to CONIC survey reviewed in KAMALAYAN

The Kapihan ng Malalayang Lasalyano (KAMALAYAN) Forum on the DLSU Voter Intention Survey Results held last October 1 via Zoom and Facebook Live presented a summary of responses from a survey conducted by the DLSU Committee on National Issues and Concerns (CONIC) and analyzed by the La Salle Institute of Governance (LSIG) for the May…

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EDGE2018 LA rep Dabao impeached for gross negligence

Celine Dabao, the Batch Legislator for EDGE2018, was impeached by the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary last September 10 due to negligence and gross negligence of duty. The Court ruled that Dabao violated the Rules of the Legislative Assembly (LA), which allowed legislators no more than three unexcused absences in all sessions for the entire…

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To reach large audiences, PH politicians turn to Twitter

Back in May, when tensions over the West Philippine Sea were running high, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin “politely” told China on Twitter to leave the contested region, describing the country as an “ugly oaf forcing your attentions (sic) on a handsome guy who wants to be your friend.” No stranger to colorful remarks on…

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Legislators quarrel over students’ charter amendments, postpone PWD assistance fund

Members of the minority and majority floor were in a heated dispute during a Legislative Assembly (LA) session last August 20 over a lack of supposed consultation on proposed amendments to the Students’ Charter. Legislators had also postponed approving bills that called for relief measures for officers of the University Student Government (USG) and the…

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LA approves LSWP fund allocation, launches USG Student Services Hub

Through a Legislative Assembly (LA) session last July 23, the LA was able to approve the creation and maintenance of a Student Services (SS) Hub website. The body also approved a measure that will allow individual University Student Government (USG) units to allocate part of their remaining operational fund to the Lasallian Student Welfare Program…

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Five years later, the Duterte admin’s approach to the WPS dispute remains unclear

Over the past few months, tensions in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) have escalated between the Philippines and China. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has since lodged a series of diplomatic protests calling out China’s encroachment in the area, which stemmed from the sighting of around 220 Chinese fishing vessels at the Julian Felipe…

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Inquiry into 2021 Make-up Elections opened, grievance manual amendments finalized in first LA session of the term

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held its first session of the term last June 25 to approve a resolution calling for a legislative inquiry on the recently conducted 2021 Make-up Elections, the finalization of amendments to the grievance manual for students, the resignation of EDGE2020 Batch Vice President Nadine Santos and EDGE2019 Batch Vice President Sabine…

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As the pandemic drags on, vaccines became a political tool

Realpolitik does not stop in the middle of a pandemic. International affairs continue to influence local courses of action—the most evident at present being vaccine distribution. Launching into a global market for COVID-19 vaccines, the Philippines faces not just the challenge of vaccine supply inequity but also the need to keep an eye on the…

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LA approves Ombudsman Act, USG Code of Violations

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held its sixth regular session last May 14 to sign off resolutions on the implementation of the Ombudsman Act of 2021 and the University Student Government (USG) Code of Violations. FAST2018 LA Representative Marts Madrelejos spearheaded additional changes to the resolution calling for the implementation of the Ombudsman Act based on…

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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…