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Commentary: Behold the House of Marcos-Duterte

The political marriage that is Marcos-Duterte is built on lust for power and legacy.

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Commentary: It will fall apart

Until when will this facade called “Dutertismo” hold up?

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Nas Daily’s ‘Pinoybaiting’ cheapens indigenous culture

On August 4, Grace Pelicas, grandniece of the famed Butbut mambabatok Whang-Od, wrote a Facebook post calling online learning service Nas Academy a “scam” for advertising a workshop on Whang-Od’s cultural tattoo skills allegedly without the latter’s consent. The post stirred controversy among Filipino netizens who accused the platform of Pinoybaiting, prompting vlogger and influencer…

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Commentary: Lift or impose tariffs? It’s not that simple

Despite hopes for a better year, 2021 did not start out quite well for Filipino consumers. With belts already tight after a year of economic downturn, market-goers late last January were greeted by soaring prices on basic commodities. Pork, a mainstay for many Filipino dishes, quickly went well beyond the financial means of most people.…

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Commentary: When the ash settles

It has been nearly a month since Taal Volcano took the country by surprise when it roared to life and forced thousands of families who lived within its vicinity to evacuate in droves. Many have criticized the government over how poorly they handled the situation, from the lack of coordination of the local government units…

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Along the rails: Living by the tracks

The smokey fog makes it hard to see the heat coming from the train when it passes by almost unbearable, but what choice do they have? Early morning, people start milling around; grabbing their laundry and heading to wash them, crossing the tracks as if a speeding train doesn’t scare them one bit. The sound…

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University

Issues surrounding the 2016 NLE

In less than a week, the 2016 National and Local Elections (NLE) will be held, allowing the Filipino people to vote for the candidates of their choice. One month before the elections, however, are we truly ready to vote? While the Filipino people continue to be on the lookout for candidates who will be transparent…

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What can we learn from GE 2015?

Late February this year, The LaSallian was up and about preparing for the annual University Student Government (USG) General Elections (GE) Special, due to be released weeks prior to the actual voting. At the time, candidates were yet to be named, candidacies were yet to be filed, and we were busy looking for angles that…

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University University Feature

What’s the deal with rankings?

I’m sure you’ve already heard this one—just last week, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released their Asian University Rankings for this year, and coming as no surprise to those who have been observing these rankings for the past few years, De La Salle University slid down a few notches, now landing in the 181-190 bracket* after being…

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Misunderstanding the Mamasapano “misencounter”

Forty-four policemen dead – that was the final tally by the end of that fateful Sunday. Hours prior, the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were in the middle of undertaking a large-scale operation to hunt down two of the most wanted terrorists in the world. Originally planned as nothing more…