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PhilSA’s ‘LIFT OFF! Women in Space’ highlights women’s role in space sector

In commemoration of this year’s World Space Week, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA), together with the US Embassy, launched LIFT OFF! Women in Space. Held via Zoom last October 4, the webinar underscored the contributions of female scientists, astronauts, engineers, and entrepreneurs to the space sector.  Victory through harmony The webinar covered a number of…

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Unraveling molecular biology with the DLSU Biology Department

Last September 10, the DLSU Biology Department held its online panel discussion titled Lost in Translation: Communicating Genomics and Proteomics‘ via Zoom. The event featured microbiologists from different universities who each presented their own studies on biotechnological advancements and current trends in molecular biology, which was followed by an open forum to address misconceptions and…

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Voter intentions for Halalan 2022, response to CONIC survey reviewed in KAMALAYAN

The Kapihan ng Malalayang Lasalyano (KAMALAYAN) Forum on the DLSU Voter Intention Survey Results held last October 1 via Zoom and Facebook Live presented a summary of responses from a survey conducted by the DLSU Committee on National Issues and Concerns (CONIC) and analyzed by the La Salle Institute of Governance (LSIG) for the May…

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BLAZE2020 LA rep Mapoy, absent in his own trial, impeached for gross negligence

The Judiciary branch impeached BLAZE2020 Legislative Assembly (LA) Representative Anton Mapoy last September 17 after the court found him guilty of negligence and gross negligence of duty. The verdict also bars him from holding any future office in the University Student Government (USG).  Mapoy, who was tried in absentia after failing to appear in all…

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Santugon triumphs in GE 2021, ending two years of a Tapat-led EB

Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) scored a majority of seats in General Elections (GE) 2021, an election season mired by harassment allegations against candidates and technical setbacks that forced numerous voting extensions. The party captured all Executive Board (EB) seats for the first time since GE 2018, when it ran unopposed. Chief Legislator Giorgina…

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LA OKs absences and missed requirements manual

In a Legislative Assembly (LA) session held last September 10, representatives approved the establishment of an absences and missed requirements manual, a collaborative effort between the LA and the Student Affairs Committee of the Office of the Vice President for Internal Affairs (OVPIA). Meanwhile, a plan to amend the Mental Health Task Force’s manual was…

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EDGE2018 LA rep Dabao impeached for gross negligence

Celine Dabao, the Batch Legislator for EDGE2018, was impeached by the University Student Government (USG) Judiciary last September 10 due to negligence and gross negligence of duty. The Court ruled that Dabao violated the Rules of the Legislative Assembly (LA), which allowed legislators no more than three unexcused absences in all sessions for the entire…

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Toward financial literacy in National Finance Congress 2021

The DLSU Management of Financial Institutions Association (MaFIA) hosted National Finance Congress 2021, the ninth iteration of its annual flagship event, over two Facebook Live sessions last August 14 and August 28. With the theme Gearing for Financial Versatility in the Current Times, the event featured industry speakers who tackled topics ranging from personal finance…

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LA approves Student Census institutionalization, rejects proposed USG office hours

In their session last September 3, the Legislative Assembly (LA) led by BLAZE2021 LA Representative Sophia Beltrano, who temporarily took on the role of Chief Legislator Officer in Charge, approved the establishment of the Student Census. Meanwhile, a proposal for USG office hours, which was tabled in a previous session, was overruled.  USG office hours…

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The current state of free minor programs and electives

“Real-world problems more often than not require a multi-disciplinal approach.”   This was what the Academics Council (AC) wrote on May 18 of last year when it approved guidelines for free minors programs and free electives and recognized the need for students to explore areas of discipline outside of their degree program. What followed a month…