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Looking back at and moving forward with online learning

On March 9, 2020, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno suspended classes in response to rising COVID-19 cases. What started out as a one-week class interruption would turn into a two-week class disruption and, until now, an indefinite hiatus on face-to-face classes. As a result, educational institutions have been forced to shift to an online learning setup.…

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Behind the bench: Ten questions for Chief Magistrate Jericho Quiro

Modelled after the Philippine government, the University Student Government (USG) is divided into three branches: the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary. The third of the bunch, a rather lesser-known division among the student body, works quietly on University-level legal cases spanning from impeachment trials to election-related matters, robust from any smear of bias and partisanship. Last…

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Court affirms Comelec ruling denying Almazan, Lazo run for batch posts

The Judiciary Branch of the University Student Government, in its ruling issued last March 12, denied a petition for judicial review by Calvin Almazan and Ma. Bianca Lazo of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) against the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec). The Court upheld a prior decision by Comelec that turned down the petitioners’ candidacies…

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Hontiveros, Bag-ao call for good governance in COVID-19 pandemic response

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on society and the economy, good governance remains crucial in ensuring a coordinated government response. It was based on these themes that Dinagat Islands Gov. Kaka Bag-ao and Sen. Risa Hontiveros shared their insights in a webinar titled Taking The Lead: Good Governance in the Time…

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The Rundown: MECQ imposed over Mega Manila, PhilHealth probed for corruption, economy enters recession

Despite the gloomy monsoon weather engulfing the country in the first week of August, the cold rain showers dwarf the storms pummeling the economic and health sectors.  The persistent rise of COVID-19 cases, which is approaching the 130,000 mark as of August 9, has stretched the country’s health system to its breaking point, resulting in…

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Recovery plans, action against ‘oligarchs’ highlighted in SONA 2020

On Monday, July 27, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. Duterte’s address—which, unlike his previous SONAs, began on-time at 4 pm—tackled concerns over the country’s economic recovery and highlighted milestones under his administration. Yet, the President also took the opportunity to criticize…

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Threats to press freedom, civil liberties scrutinized in KAMALAYAN forum

Last July 24, a Kapihan ng Malalayang Lasalyano (KAMALAYAN) forum was held via Facebook Live to tackle ongoing issues and renewed challenges concerning press freedom in the Philippines. KAMALAYAN is intended to serve as a safe space to discuss social issues, with dialogue encouraged between panel members and the audience. The latest session, titled Kilos…

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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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The Rundown: Fake Facebook accounts, citizens stranded, Independence Day ‘mañanita’

Facebook users across the country were caught in grips of paranoia in the past week as duplicate accounts bearing their names popped up across the platform. All the while, debate on the Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020 continued to gather steam surrounding the country’s Independence Day celebrations. The LaSallian recaps the mysterious surge of suspicious Facebook…

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AC addresses complaints, reaffirms stand on online learning in Town Hall Session

Only two days after a question and answer session was hosted by political party Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon, Vice Chancellor for Academics (VCA) Dr. Robert Roleda—accompanied by other members of the Academics Council (AC) and University Chancellor Br. Bernard Oca FSC—participated in a Town Hall session held via Facebook Live last April 13 to…