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All systems go for historic online polls

Following the postponement of the General Elections in the previous Academic Year (AY), the DLSU Commission of Elections (Comelec) moved elections online. Years in the making, an automated voting platform, which was created in coordination with development teams from the La Salle Computer Society (LSCS) and the User Experience Society (UX Society), will finally be…

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How activist spaces changed in the pandemic

The backdrop of everyday turmoil in the country fans the flames of activism among the Filipino youth. While the ongoing health crisis has put a limit on in-person protests and other physical interactions, it has pushed more people to speak out online.  The activism landscape in organizations such as La Salle Students for Human Rights…

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LA approves USG charter change, DRRM fund, DLSU Comelec Rules of Court amendments

In their last session for the year, the Legislative Assembly (LA) approved last December 19 their previously tabled resolutions for amendments to the University Student Government (USG) Constitution, the establishment of the Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) emergency fund, and a resolution that called for changes to the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) Rules…

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PH social media in the age of digital disinformation

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his weekly late-night address last September 28, launched into a sudden tirade against Facebook. “Facebook, listen to me. We allow you to operate here hoping that you could help us also. Now, if [the] government cannot espouse or advocate something which is for the good of the people, then what is…

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Sustaining impact: LSEED continues mission for community upliftment

Uplifting marginalized communities has long been the mandate of DLSU, an institution rooted in serving the last, the least, and the lost. After the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda in 2015—marking a renewed worldwide commitment to resolve global issues—the University formally launched the Social Development Goals (SDG) Localization Project in 2016 to put those…

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2022 campus reopening possible, says Largoza in online GA; Suplido highlights DLSU achievements

The DLSU campus may physically reopen in 2022, mentioned Dr. Gerardo Largoza, Executive Director of the Strategic Management and Quality Assurance Office, during the annual University General Assembly held on YouTube last October 23. In the event, Largoza presented the University’s plans for coping with the effects of the pandemic. Meanwhile, DLSU President Br. Raymundo…

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BorrowIt: An item-sharing platform by Lasallians for Lasallians

School materials, books, and various gadgets—these are but some of the goods that may be put up for borrowing online for members of the Lasallian community.  BorrowIt is a new community-based item-sharing platform, exclusive to DLSU and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) students, where members can sign up to lend or borrow items.…

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The Rundown: Metro Manila back to GCQ, Masbate tremor, Philhealth ‘sabotage’

Last Monday August 17, strict quarantine measures over Metro Manila were again eased as the government reverted the region’s status back to a General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to aid the ailing economy. Despite the containment effort, however, COVID-19 cases continue to rise, approaching 200,000 cases nationwide. As of Monday, August 24, the Department of Health…