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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…

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Legislators quarrel over students’ charter amendments, postpone PWD assistance fund

Members of the minority and majority floor were in a heated dispute during a Legislative Assembly (LA) session last August 20 over a lack of supposed consultation on proposed amendments to the Students’ Charter. Legislators had also postponed approving bills that called for relief measures for officers of the University Student Government (USG) and the…

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1Sambayan youth reps discuss election plans, reaffirm position in presscon

1Sambayan student-led coalition representatives from La Salle and Ateneo schools, along with Former Associate Justice and 1Sambayan convener Antonio Carpio, held a press conference last August 18 on Zoom to bare their plans to educate and mobilize the youth for the upcoming 2022 national elections.  Addressing ‘elite’ reputation In her opening remarks, Ateneans for 1Sambayan…

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Multifaith space letter, Pahiram Equipment Act adopted in special LA session

In their fourth session of the term last August 13, the Legislative Assembly (LA) approved the submission of a letter to the Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission (OVPLM) supporting the creation of a multifaith space in the University and the establishment of a lending system for laboratory equipment.  The body, however, tabled…

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State of democracy to determine pandemic recovery—JRIG forum

The DLSU Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance (JRIG), together with INCITEGov and Asia Democracy Research Network, organized Knowledge Forum: Democracy in Pandemic Times, via Zoom and Facebook Live last August 12. The forum tackled issues concerning the state of democracy and governance as election season nears. Backsliding of a democracy As President Rodrigo Duterte…

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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…