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‘LEAP into Art’: DLSU holds first-ever online weeklong LEAP

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has rendered physical face-to-face sessions impossible this Term 3. Yet that has not stopped the University from pushing through with student activities. Last August 24 to 28, the Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program (LEAP), themed LEAP into Art, offered students a myriad of alternative classes held through webinars and activities on Zoom…

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How quarantine impacted environmental conditions and where we go from here

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left a large impact on the Philippines. Months of quarantine have resulted in job losses, limited human mobility, and a huge dip in the country’s economy.  With news honing in on the struggles of the country, scientists and researchers have been observing another aspect that the pandemic has affected: the…

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Several resolutions laid on the table, recall process debated in third online LA session

In their third online session amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legislative Assembly met last August 8 to review and discuss the release of a statement supporting the call of medical frontliners to shift Mega Manila back to a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ); the approval of a manual for student representatives recruited by the Student…

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The Rundown: PhilHealth probed for corruption, Anti-Terror Law petitions filed, high-profile inmate deaths questioned

It has been four months since the COVID-19 pandemic started showing alarming signs of spread in the Philippines. More than 80,448 cases have already been recorded by the Department of Health as of July 26, with 52,406 active cases and a death toll amounting to 1,932. Despite the numbers, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque brushed off…

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Astrophysicist Reinabelle Reyes encourages Science enthusiasts to stay curious

Encouraging teachers, students, and science enthusiasts alike, the Central Mindanao University Physics Department and Bukidnon Physics Society held their eighth iteration of the Physics Meetup series last July 16 via Zoom and Facebook Live.  The session, titled Adventures in Astrophysics and Analytics, featured astrophysicist and data analyst Dr. Reinabelle Reyes, who has had her fair…

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UnivWeek, student activities remodeled for online platforms

One of the largest annual events in DLSU, University Vision-Mission Week (UVMW) 2020, also known as UnivWeek, was sent back to the drawing board. This year’s UVMW celebration was set to last three weeks—one whole week longer than last year’s event—according to Project Head Jaydee Chung. But the energy and enthusiasm have been stifled by…

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The Rundown: Anti-Terrorism Law signed, COVID-19 infections soar, ABS-CBN probed on tax payments

There is still no respite for the nation as COVID-19 cases surged past the 40,000 mark last July 3, Friday, with what was then the highest daily increase at 1,531 new cases recorded. On the same day, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the contentious Anti-Terrorism Bill into law, raising concerns over the preservation of civil liberties. …

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DLSU opens inter-college minor programs, electives for undergrads, free of charge

“[It’s] libre—walang bayad.” ([It’s] free—as in, no fees will be collected.) Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA) Dr. Robert Roleda points to such as one of the appeals of the University’s recently-announced free electives and minor programs. To differentiate the two, he explains, “[For] free electives, each course could be in different disciplines. But in a…

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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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Artists, senators, students hold online Independence Day rally

The Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing tensions surrounding the West Philippine Sea—these are just some of the issues discussed during IPAGLABAN ANG PINAS!, an online rally hosted by Sen. Risa Hontiveros last June 12, in the morning of the country’s 122nd Independence Day, via Facebook Live. Joining Hontiveros in the…