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2020 GE postponed, new meeting guidelines formalized in first online LA session

The deferral of the 2020 General Elections (GE), new rules for conducting online Legislative Assembly (LA) sessions, and overdue batch government appointments were among the matters discussed by the LA last June 27 via Zoom in what had been their first online session. Resolution on remaining USG operations Last May 8, the DLSU Commission on…

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Leadership beyond borders: Manila, DLSU at the forefront against COVID-19

Times of crisis underscore the need for effective leadership amid difficulty. Facing several dilemmas in the continuing fight against COVID-19, strides were made by the Manila City Government and DLSU to aid sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno joined Vice President for Lasallian Mission Fritzie de Vera in an online forum…

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Opposition senator raises concerns over ‘draconian’ Anti-Terrorism Bill

“You have everything to become harbingers of change,” said Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, opposition senator and member of the Senate’s minority floor, in an online discussion organized by Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon last June 15.  The forum, titled Bayanihan Live: The Anti-Terrorism Bill, served as a platform for students from different universities to raise…

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Class not in session: On the uncertain future of part-time faculty

Financial hardships await the country’s private schools, colleges, and universities as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced academic institutions to adjust to changing times. Already, the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations has sought government help for smaller private schools as falling enrollment rates—as much as 50 percent by their estimate—are feared to cause widespread job…

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Artists, senators, students hold online Independence Day rally

The Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing tensions surrounding the West Philippine Sea—these are just some of the issues discussed during IPAGLABAN ANG PINAS!, an online rally hosted by Sen. Risa Hontiveros last June 12, in the morning of the country’s 122nd Independence Day, via Facebook Live. Joining Hontiveros in the…

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Forum on Terror Bill dissects repercussions on Filipinos

The University’s Committee on National Issues and Concerns held another session of Kapihan ng Malalayang Lasalyano (KAMALAYAN) on Facebook Live last June 11 to tackle the controversy surrounding House Bill No. 6875, or the  Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020.  Joined by civil society leaders, the online forum is one of a growing number of discussions on…

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Unmasking the Terror Bill: Forum on violations of civil liberties, possible legal remedies

Kalipunan ng Kilusang Masa, a political organization that upholds the fight for human rights,  hosted an online protest and forum titled Unmasking the Terror Bill: In Defense of Freedom and Human Rights last June 4 to shed light on the opposition to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and its swift passing through Congress. Joining the…

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Assessing adversity: Experts weigh in on COVID-19 economic impact

The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 2, held the second installment of its webinar series last June 3, titled COVID-19: Where We Are and Where We Want to Be.  Guest speakers discussed the current economic issues being faced by the country and…

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Sulong Mandamus: Duterte’s health underlined in int’l forum

An international forum focused on the status of President Rodrigo Duterte’s health was held last May 23 via Facebook Live. Titled Sulong Mandamus, the conference intended to shed light on the public’s constitutional right to know the President’s current medical condition.  The forum was spurred by the mandamus petition filed before the Supreme Court by…

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NEDA details post-pandemic economic recovery plan

The Department of Finance (DOF), in collaboration with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), hosted the first online installment of Sulong Pilipinas: Youth Partners for Progress last May 14. In the annual consultative conference, youth participants were tasked with formulating effective policy recommendations that focus on addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the country. During…