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On the arts with CLA Dean Dr. Rhoderick Nuncio

The uncertainty of Filipino courses in the undergraduate curriculum are the least of the College of Liberal Arts’ (CLA) concerns. As the online learning mode’s efficacy comes into question, followed by doubts on the future of social science research, the college faces challenges in adapting to the new normal. New CLA Dean Dr. Rhoderick Nuncio—a…

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LSPO shares sentiments on transitioning LASARE, mass services online

Remaining steadfast in its mission, the office now holds its daily noontime masses on Facebook Live, while Lasallian Recollection (LASARE) courses have migrated to AnimoSpace. Even spiritual accompaniment remains possible via telephone for members of the Lasallian community who may wish to seek guidance and engage in faith sharing during troubled times. The Lasallian Pastoral…

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Against the odds: Voter registration continues amid health crisis

Despite calls for a postponement of voter registration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has resumed accepting applications after a five-month delay last September 1 in areas not under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Modified ECQ.  Comelec, however, has implemented extensive safety procedures to comply with public health measures. Face…

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Lasallians, advocates call for unity and justice in 14th ILDP

Peace, equity, and justice were the points of discussion in International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP) 2020: Choosing to be Catalysts of Peace held last October 16 and 17 via Zoom. The event, hosted by the University Student Government’s Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs, in partnership with De La Salle Philippines and…

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USG, DLSU students call for University reforms amid ‘problematic culture’ of sexual harassment

“It’s kind of scary,” expresses Galilee Tan (I, AB-SOC) as she recounts stories of sexual harassment in DLSU. Empowered by the personal anecdotes that have been posted online, Tan herself shared online her experience of abuse and harassment from her former boyfriend—a De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) alumnus and a current DLSU student. She…

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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…