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Editorial: Returns

A unit in DLSU costs Php 2,387. For 18 units’ worth of classes, the standard load of a DLSU student costs Php 42,966. Three years of this kind of eighteen units with miscellaneous fees amounts to more than half a million pesos. For these hefty sums, parents would expect returns from the investment in a…

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Editorial: Back to basics

Optimism is the key word as the University enters the year ahead fresh from last year’s changes. The University ended the academic year ready for the first year of implementation of DLSU’s integration with the Science and Technology Complex, ironing out the preparations for K-12 and the construction of an integration academy. The campus renewal…

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EDITORIAL: A long way to go

Almost 10 years ago, economist Winnie Monsod told the media that the automation of vote counting and canvassing makes the typical cadena or electoral fraud syndicates “impossible to operate” while “relegating wholesale cheating – the dagdag-bawas operations of the municipal and provincial canvassing level – to the dustbin of history.” Prior to the automation of…

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EDITORIAL: A learning experience

De La Salle University is an institution that prides itself on being a leader in the development of pedagogical methods and progressive methods of instruction. A key example is when DLSU developed the Lasallian Pedagogical Framework for Transformative Learning (TL) after the University’s implementation of TL in 2005, a bold move that set the University…

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Editorial: Enough is enough

On August 3, 2012, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III delivered a privilege speech against Senate Bill 2865 otherwise known as the Reproductive Health Bill. He managed to woo the public, including his harshest critics, after talking about an abortion his wife had due to contraceptive pills.   Two days after, an allegation was made…

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Editorial: Blind

Last July 28, 2012, Marc Andre Hervias Marcos’ son, Marc Andre Marcos, went missing. The family looked for him, and even called his phone the next day, but to no avail. In an attempt to contact Andre, Andre’s aunt, Atty. Mariemer Marcos-Rivera, called Globe Telecoms to contact the last person Andre called. A person answered…

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Editorial: Paying Euro Debt with Drachma Bills

It is high time they start paying. All the mechanisms are in place and all the stakeholders will again have to decide on which sovereign beliefs to bail out for another year. But the question is, do these parties have what it takes? Are they too full of debt to save? Or will giving them…

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Editorial: Let us just hope they do a better job

The Aquino administration recently announced its strategy in spurring growth and investment in the country. The national government will spend more than P180 billion ($4.15 billion) for infrastructure projects, 25.6 percent higher than the 2011 allocation. All the infrastructure projects are collectively referred to as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). According to the PPP website, a…

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Editorial: Straightening out

On Jan. 16, Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona will be tried by the Senate, under the prosecution of the House of Representatives. He will be tried on account of eight charges, of which the more crucial include mainly betrayal of the public trust through his failure to disclose his statement of assets, liabilities and…

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Editorial: Miles from conviction

On the night of Nov. 15, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) and her entourage were preparing to leave the country to seek medical treatment for her hypoparathyroidism and bone mineral disorder in four countries—Singapore, Germany, Spain and Italy. After persistent efforts to catch the last flight out to Singapore, PGMA was left with no…