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From the Archives: The reality of orphaned children for Christmas

Christmas. A season for celebration and endless parties. A time for reunion with families, relatives, and friends. A season for joy, for cheers, for peacemaking, and for loving. A wonderful time for every one of us who has something and someone to look forward to. A holy day in memory of the Child who is…

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From the archives: La Salle finally wins UAAP Football championships

It was a tumultuous weekend for De La Salle University, as the Green Booters and the Green Tankers captured two UAAP championships in succession, both in overpowering fashion.

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From the Archives: Accounts from bloody Mendiola

The farmers cried “land!” They were answered with bullets. Last Jan. 22, peasant demonstrators belonging to the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) ended their week-long agrarian reform campaign, in death and agony. Marching towards Malacañang, where they intended to present their demands, the 10-000 strong demonstrators tried but failed when their attempt to break through…

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From the Archives: People Power prevails, Marcos ousted

Once the news of former President Marcos’ “real” departure hit the streets on the evening of February 25, people started singing, switching their radio channels from DWIM/DZRH to their favorite swing stations, and literally danced in the streets.  At last, the 20-year oppressive reign of Marcos finally ended after what newsmen termed as one of…

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From the Archives: Herbert Marcuse and society in the 1980’s, the young face of activism

Not until recently had I understood why Pope Paul IV said that “it is not peace that we should have at all cost but rather justice.” The events of the past months, however, brought out the wisdom of this papal statement. Peace without justice and based on fear is at most tenuous, whereas justice based…

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From the Archives: Five years a university

Five years ago, on February 19, 1975, De La Salle received the University charter from Dr. Juan L. Manuel, then Secretary of Education, changing its status from a college to that of a university. This metamorphosis may have come as a surprise to some but to the majority, it was long overdue. De La Salle…