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In PH, legal limbo further marginalizes sex workers

Prostitution is a polarizing topic in the Philippines where conservatism is admired. Compounding this dilemma are legislations that seem to contradict one another; some authorities are adamant about criminalizing sex work, while other groups are taking steps toward normalizing prostitution as a legitimate profession.  In honor of Labor Day this year, President Rodrigo Duterte vowed…

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Easing the blows of RTL, pandemic to Filipino farmers

The agricultural sector has managed to endure the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite lockdown measures severely impacting other sectors, by continuously supporting the country’s food security. But the past year has been quite a challenge for the industry: changing quarantine protocols inhibited the mobility of goods in different areas, tropical cyclones devastated large swaths…

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The intervention dilemma: How ASEAN maintains regional peace

Nearly three months after the Myanmar military coup, where military officials removed and detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected officials, the ruling junta continues its crackdown on anti-coup protests and the suspension of democratic institutions. As of April 28, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a Thailand-based advocacy group, reported…

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DLSU eyes Moderna vaccine for faculty, staff

DLSU has laid down plans to acquire Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine together with other institutions under De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) and the International Container Terminal Services Incorporated Foundation (ICTSIF), the corporate social responsibility arm of ICTSI, a developer and acquirer of container ports and terminals. The first batch is expected to arrive within the second…

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LA approves guidelines requiring COA clearance for all USG units

The Legislative Assembly (LA) unanimously approved a resolution mandating all University Student Government (USG) units to meet the term-end and year-end clearance requirements of the Commission on Audit (COA) in a session held last April 23. With the implementation of the new rule, the commission can make the submission of all financial statements mandatory, a…

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DLSU preps year-long activities for PH quincentennial

In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, while leading an expedition to the Spice Islands, landed on the island of Homonhon in Samar and thus found himself in what is now the Philippines. In the days that followed, Magellan would go through other islands in the region, interacting with the natives, introducing some of them to…

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With Biden in office, what can the PH expect?

The United States (US) has a far-reaching influence on global affairs, with changes in leadership often signaling a shift in international relations. Last January 20, the world witnessed the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and immediately after came a series of executive orders that had both domestic and international…

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From the archives: Quito awarded professorial lecture

The ceremonies began at 4:30 in the afternoon with opening remarks given by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Exaltacion C. Ramos, Bro. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, DLSU President, awarded Dr. Quito the Professorial Chair and presented her a miniature chair which was symbolical of the event. Dr. Quito’s first professorial lecture for the Chair of…

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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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Vulnerable groups, health sector, PH governance discussed in Tapatan 2020

Last December 17 to 19, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista held a three-part webinar over Zoom and Facebook Live titled Tapatan 2020: Padayon, Pinas!, discussing issues surrounding vulnerable groups, the Philippine health sector, and governance, especially in the context of the pandemic. Rights for vulnerable groups “As student leaders, you have the means and resources to…