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LA approves sensitive content warning proposal, appoints new LCSG Treasurer

Chief Legislator Giorgina Escoto called for an emergency Legislative Assembly (LA) session last April 8 to authorize resolutions for the inclusion of a sensitive content warning for statements and initiatives, the appointment of Trisha Martinez as Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) Treasurer, and a statement for Araw ng Kagitingan.  (Day of Valor) Meanwhile, discussions on…

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LA unanimously approves reduced USG budget for AY 2020-2021

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved the University Student Government’s (USG) budget for Academic Year 2020-2021 in an emergency session last March 30. The USG’s current budget stands at P397,687, down by 29 percent from last year’s budget of P557,335 due to the zero percent tuition fee increase the previous year and a deficit in the…

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Quiro elected new Chief Magistrate

Magistrate Jericho Quiro was elected as the new Chief Magistrate of the Judiciary branch during the University Student Government’s (USG) joint session last March 27 on Zoom. Quiro narrowly won over Magistrate Andre Miranda in a 31-30 split vote, prompting USG President Maegan Ragudo to call for a “double checking” of ballots. The meeting was…

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LA appoints more officers, issues statement on Earth Hour

Three college representative positions in the Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) and four batch government posts were filled in a series of appointments during the Legislative Assembly (LA) Session last March 26. Legislators also approved a call to support this year’s Earth Hour movement. More appointments Bianca Tan was appointed as 72nd ENG Batch Vice…

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LA revises resignation guidelines, assigns floor labels

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved amendments to the University Student Government (USG) resignation guidelines to address ambiguities in its enforcement over Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) officers in their session last March 19. The changes came after legislators were unable to agree on the interpretation of the rules while deliberating on the appointment of Javi…

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LA finally elects new chief, approves “Bloody Sunday” statement

The Legislative Assembly (LA) was finally able to elect a new Chief Legislator in an emergency session last March 12 presided over by Vice President for Internal Affairs Jaime Pastor. After failing to reach a consensus in two rounds of voting last week, BLAZE2022 LA Representative Giorgina Escoto edged EXCEL2021 LA Representative Katkat Ignacio by…

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Comelec’s lapses in Almazan and Lazo case exposed in second oral arguments session

Last March 10, magistrates from the Judiciary Department pinpointed the DLSU Commission of Elections’ (Comelec) own lapses in the case filed against them by Calvin Almazan and Ma. Bianca Lazo, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista’s (Tapat) intended slate members for BLAZE2022 and whose legal arguments were laid out the previous day. Comelec’s ‘negligence’ In the last…

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Court grills Almazan-Lazo counsel in oral arguments vs Comelec

Magistrates of the Judiciary Branch questioned in depth the legal arguments presented by the petitioners of a case against the DLSU Commission of Elections (Comelec) during the first session of oral arguments held last March 9.  The case was brought to the Court by Calvin Almazan and Ma. Bianca Lazo, members of Alyansang Tapat sa…

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LA fails to select new chief but elects new floor leaders

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) was unable to elect a Chief Legislator in their first session last March 5, which was presided over by USG President Maegan Ragudo. The selection of floor leaders, however, was able to proceed but with neither side taking a majority. LA chief elections postponed Legislators could not…

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‘Tayo ang EDSA’: 35 years on, student leaders, faculty revisit significance of historic revolt in online forum

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution, speakers from different generations shared their insights on the historic movement in Rekindling People Power: A Kapihan ng Malalayang Lasalyano Forum, an online seminar hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission last February 26 on Facebook live. Information gap As…