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LA amends partisanship rules, mandates LCSG needs survey as Chief takes LOA

Days before the campaign period for the Make-up Elections 2021, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) convened on January 13 for a special session. The body amended the political partisanship guidelines for USG officers and mandated Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) officers to distribute a needs assessment survey to students in their campus.…

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LA passes student petition system, kit permits, more USG charter revisions in first session of 2021

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held last January 8 its first session for the year, wherein they approved a number of measures including the creation of a system for initiative and referendum in the University Student Government (USG) and additional amendments to the USG Constitution. Meanwhile, after becoming Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) Campus President last…

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LA tables USG charter revisions, DRRM fund

The Legislative Assembly (LA) tabled discussions on more proposed amendments to the University Student Government (USG) Constitution and the establishment of the Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) emergency fund, the only two agenda in their online session earlier today, December 11. Constitutional amendments In their previous session, the LA tabled the USG constitutional amendments…

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Lawyers’ group to voters: Rethink discussions on 2022 elections

In less than two years, Filipinos will once again march to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2022 Philippine general elections. But for the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE), the “first and only non-partisan nationwide network” of lawyers, law students, paralegals, and grassroots volunteers, the task of mobilizing voters to choose the…

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Online election code, LCSG, appointments approved in first LA session of AY

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved an online election code for the upcoming General Elections (GE), formally established the Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG), and appointed a new magistrate for the Judiciary branch and a new FAST2017 Batch Vice President during its first Zoom session of the academic year last November 6. Online Election Code Included…

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Oligarchy in the PH: A tale of political and economic entrenchment

The term oligarchy is arguably inseparable from Philippine politics. President Rodrigo Duterte made calls earlier this year to dismantle “oligarchs”, who he claimed “controlled the economy of the Filipino people”, including the Lopez family, owners of the ABS-CBN media network. Duterte himself has been hounded by allegations of supporting oligarchs with his close ties to…

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LA approves remaining EXECOM, batch gov’t appointments in second emergency session

After postponing some appointments last week, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) completed the turnovers of some USG officials in another emergency session on Zoom last October 21.  New Chief Legislator, Executive Board members Legislators unanimously elected CATCH2T21 LA Representative Jaime Pastor as their new Chief Legislator, following his nomination by Majority Floor…

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Surging problems: Assessing typhoon preparations amid a pandemic

The official onset of the rainy season began last June 12, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Since May, at least 12 recognized typhoons have already entered the country’s area of responsibility, causing varying degrees of damage.  Already beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, local government units (LGUs) are prompted by the added…

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LA restricts partisanship, approves officer resignations in emergency session

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) held an emergency session over Zoom last October 16 to make preparations ahead of the new academic year (AY). Taking almost four hours, legislators approved resolutions on improvements on the LA database and training, an institutionalized Filipino Youth Summit (FYS), and numerous officer resignations and appointments. ‘Political…

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LA rejects officer recall process, approves creation of assembly chief’s office

The Legislative Assembly (LA), in its session last September 11, rejected the resolution seeking to create and implement guidelines for a recall process for University Student Government (USG) officials. Voting 10-9, with two abstentions, against the approval of the legislation, the body put to rest the three-session long debate on the issue. Right after, the…