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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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Against the odds: Voter registration continues amid health crisis

Despite calls for a postponement of voter registration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has resumed accepting applications after a five-month delay last September 1 in areas not under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Modified ECQ.  Comelec, however, has implemented extensive safety procedures to comply with public health measures. Face…

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Lasallians, advocates call for unity and justice in 14th ILDP

Peace, equity, and justice were the points of discussion in International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP) 2020: Choosing to be Catalysts of Peace held last October 16 and 17 via Zoom. The event, hosted by the University Student Government’s Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs, in partnership with De La Salle Philippines and…

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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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USG, DLSU students call for University reforms amid ‘problematic culture’ of sexual harassment

“It’s kind of scary,” expresses Galilee Tan (I, AB-SOC) as she recounts stories of sexual harassment in DLSU. Empowered by the personal anecdotes that have been posted online, Tan herself shared online her experience of abuse and harassment from her former boyfriend—a De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) alumnus and a current DLSU student. She…

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Rights and limits in policing social media

It is undeniable that in the past two decades, social media has been a very powerful tool that can be used to disseminate, present, and digest information. With the free flow of information and data that reach thousands of people in a span of seconds, it is easy to believe that social media is a…

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To the outskirts: Giving voices to alternative views

There have always existed media organizations that set themselves apart from the mainstream, tackling angles and events often left untouched by more established outlets. In Philippine society today, there are pockets of resistance where the stories of those unheard and unknown are brought forth to be told. What can be covered by those in big…

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Democratic backsliding: The ins and outs of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 (ATA) took effect last July 18 amid continuing public clamor for its disposal. As of press time, there are 29 petitions filed before the Supreme Court challenging its constitutionality; the court has set oral arguments on the matter no earlier than the third week of September. Debate over the new…

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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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Continuing the fight: The evolution of Lasallian student activism

Webinars, Twitter rallies, and online petitions—these have become more commonplace in past months as several progressive groups leverage alternative modes of engagement amid quarantine measures. At the forefront of these initiatives are the youth, including DLSU students. In fact, history has shown that the Lasallian community as a whole is no stranger to advocating for…