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In longest post-Marcos SONA, Duterte spotlights gov’t ‘achievements’, unfulfilled campaign promises

President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his sixth and final State of the Nation Address last July 26 at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. Clocking a little less than three hours—the longest address on record since former President Ferdinand Marcos—Duterte’s speech looked back on what he considered were the accomplishments of his administration before and during…

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LA approves LSWP fund allocation, launches USG Student Services Hub

Through a Legislative Assembly (LA) session last July 23, the LA was able to approve the creation and maintenance of a Student Services (SS) Hub website. The body also approved a measure that will allow individual University Student Government (USG) units to allocate part of their remaining operational fund to the Lasallian Student Welfare Program…

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Tapat launches podcast series for advocacy forum

Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) kicked off a three-part podcast series, What’s the T, as part of the 2021 edition of their annual advocacy forum, Tapatan. Episodes were broadcasted through Facebook Live last July 10, 14, and 17 and are currently available on Spotify. With the theme, Sulong Kabataan!, this year’s Tapatan will also feature…

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LA amends online election law

Voting 21-0-0, the Legislative Assembly (LA), in its session earlier today, July 16, unanimously approved amendments to the Online Election Code (OEC) ahead of the General Elections to be held later this academic term. During its previous session, the legislature scrutinized the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) for alleged lapses in the rollout of voter…

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LA presses Comelec on login creds, voter awareness in 2021 make-up polls

The Legislative Assembly (LA), in its session last July 2, scrutinized the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) in its inquiry into the issues encountered during the 2021 Make-up Elections (MUE) held last January. The questioning was mostly led by the Tapat-dominated minority floor, which pressed the poll body on various matters, particularly on cases of…

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Inquiry into 2021 Make-up Elections opened, grievance manual amendments finalized in first LA session of the term

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held its first session of the term last June 25 to approve a resolution calling for a legislative inquiry on the recently conducted 2021 Make-up Elections, the finalization of amendments to the grievance manual for students, the resignation of EDGE2020 Batch Vice President Nadine Santos and EDGE2019 Batch Vice President Sabine…

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Looking back at and moving forward with online learning

On March 9, 2020, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno suspended classes in response to rising COVID-19 cases. What started out as a one-week class interruption would turn into a two-week class disruption and, until now, an indefinite hiatus on face-to-face classes. As a result, educational institutions have been forced to shift to an online learning setup.…

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Making sense of the USG’s money

The University Student Government’s (USG) operational fund for Academic Year (AY) 2020-2021 stood at P397,687 when it was approved in a Legislative Assembly session last March 30. The figure is 29 percent lower than what was handed out by the DLSU administration in the previous year, placing greater emphasis on how and where the amount…

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LA approves Ombudsman Act, USG Code of Violations

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held its sixth regular session last May 14 to sign off resolutions on the implementation of the Ombudsman Act of 2021 and the University Student Government (USG) Code of Violations. FAST2018 LA Representative Marts Madrelejos spearheaded additional changes to the resolution calling for the implementation of the Ombudsman Act based on…

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LA amends grievance manual, postpones passage of Ombudsman Act

The Legislative Assembly (LA) approved amendments to the Grievance Manual to introduce revisions to the informal grievance process and laid on the table a resolution on the Ombudsman Act of 2021 last May 7. Publicized grievance manual EXCEL2021 LA Representative Katkat Ignacio authored amendments to the Grievance Manual for Students, revising the types of grievances…