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LA doubles USG budget to P847K for AY 2022-2023 as F2F classes return

The Legislative Assembly (LA) during its 13th special session held last Wednesday, November 9, unanimously approved an operational fund budget of P847,500 for the University Student Government (USG) for the Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023, more than doubling the previous academic year’s budget as student leaders prepare for higher expenses during DLSU’s face-to-face transition. Previous USG…

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LA approves Badoy persona non grata, F2F elections preparations, USG officers extension to end of Term 1

The Legislative Assembly (LA) unanimously declared ex-National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Spokesperson Lorraine Badoy as persona non grata and passed the extension of incumbent University Student Government (USG) officers until the end of Term 1 of Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023. Meanwhile, LA also planned for the incoming USG elections in…

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USG, DLSU admin shares next step after limited F2F pilot classes

Major changes have been made for schedules and systems as the University gears up for the safe return of in-person classes in form of a hybrid set-up.

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Journalism in the present, giving voice to the voiceless discussed in ‘BayLayn 2022’

Journalism has evolved from merely asking questions and reporting facts to also including deep analysis and fighting fake news. In their talk for Ang Pahayagang Plaridel’s Para Sa Bayan at Lasalyano (BayLayn) 2022 held last June 18 on Zoom and Facebook Live, renowned journalists shed light on what journalism really is. Meanwhile, community workers shared…

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How ‘detached’ #Halalan2022 reportage clouds voter decision-making

Media coverage on #Halalan2022 has been focused on numbers and personalities. Whether this emphasis has helped or harmed political discourse remains a question.

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Voter responsibility, engagement highlighted in AdvocaSERIES: On National Elections

EXCEL2022 launched a three-episode podcast concerning the upcoming May National and Local Elections titled AdvocaSERIES: On National Elections, aimed at fostering a healthy political discourse toward choosing the next leaders of the country. Released weekly from March 25 to April 8, the three sessions were titled, Halaga Ng Boto Mo, Ano Nga Ba Ang De-Kalidad…

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Senate seeks further child protection by raising age of sexual consent

The Philippines currently has the lowest age of consent in Southeast Asia—but now, this could change.

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From White Russians to Afghan nationals: Delving into the Philippines’ refugee policy

With the arrival of Afghan refugees in the Philippines, the country finds its refugee policy still needing refinement.

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Electoral challenges explored in ‘Democracy Goes On’ virtual townhall

Hosted by international research organization Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRi), a townhall discussion held last October 26 via Zoom titled Democracy Goes On: Upholding a Safe, Free, and Credible 2022 Elections in the New Normal featured panelists who spoke about voter literacy and safety amid widespread disinformation and the COVID-19 health emergency.  Voter safety  With the…

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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…