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Former Santugon members attempt ‘hasty’ independent bid

A week before the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) released its list of candidates, ruling party Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) announced that they were not fielding candidates “in the interest of the organization’s holistic refocusing, rebuilding, and reevaluation.”  The party’s decision to sit out this year’s make-up elections followed controversies involving their freshmen…

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Recent controversies loom over Tapat, Santugon in 2022 Make-Up Elections

With the 2022 Make-Up Elections nearing its cusp, students at DLSU are likely to notice that the political culture on campus mimics that of Philippine politics. The mudslinging, whisper campaigning, sexual assault allegations, corruption, poor takes, rumor-spreading, flawed electoral system, and the overall negative campaigning—controversies from both political parties Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and…

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Campaign funds: Independents pitch pennies against alumni-financed Tapat in 2022 Make-Up Elections

Money makes the world of politics go around. The same could be said about the University Student Government’s elections. After two years of holding these elections online, the return to face-to-face campaigning in this year’s 2022 Make-Up Elections (MUE) comes with a multitude of expenses. Sparkling banners full of grinning faces encouraging students to vote…

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Head On: Angel Lopez seeks better system in LCSG as campus prexy

Current Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) Secretary Angel Lopez of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista shares her motivations to run for campus president, and how her past experiences of being part of the LCSG equipped her with knowledge to “create platforms and a vision” to serve the Laguna campus students better. The LaSallian: Given your past…

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Head to Head: OPRES bets Alex Brotonel, Jasmine Paras vows ‘back-to-basics’, ‘inclusive’ efforts in assessing student needs

At the cusp of the 2021 General Elections, Alex Brotonel of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista and independent candidate Jasmine Paras both received discriminatory remarks about their mental health. One was vying for the position of college assembly president for the College of Education Government, and the other was fielded as a candidate for the vice…

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Head to Head: Batch executives Lauren Morada, Hannah Prado bare ambitions for SOE as policy powerhouse

Lauren Morada of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Hannah Prado of independent coalition PULSO ng Ekonomista (PULSO) go head-to-head on The LaSallian’s questions regarding their plans and goals for the School of Economics (SOE), equipped with their experience as executives of their batch units. As college assembly president hopefuls in the home of Lasallian…

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Head to Head: Tiffany Chua, Juliana Rebong to take opposing routes toward a ‘student-empowered’ RVRCOB

Incumbent BLAZE2023 Batch Legislator Tiffany Chua of Angat Lasalyano (Angat) draws on legislative experience in sharing her vision for a “one business community”. On the other hand, political newcomer Juliana Rebong of Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) hinges on her party’s pillars of moving toward a more socially-aware Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business…

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Head On: Tracy Perez envisions more ‘politically-aware’ COS

Incumbent chairperson of the University Student Government Legislative Assembly (LA) Commission on Student’s Rights and Welfare Tracy Perez, from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista, is no stranger to serving the whole DLSU student body. Now, he vies for presidency in his local Science College Government (SCG) to serve a rapidly growing College of Science (COS). The…

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Head to Head: Roxy Lucena, Rannah Sy competing for top GCOE post

Seasoned members of the Engineering College Government (ECG) Roxy Lucena from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and independent candidate Rannah Sy from the Lasallian Engineers for Advocacy and Dynamic Service (LEAD) coalition weigh in on different issues concerning the Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) as they vie for the role of college assembly president. The…

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Head On: Clouie Astillo to streamline BAGCED processes, emphasize ‘importance’ of education

Being a two-time EDGE2020 batch president, Clouie Astillo from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista considers herself prepared to expand her leadership to the entire Br. Andrew Gonzalez College of Education (BAGCED) as she vies to become the college assembly president of the College Government of Education (CGE). The LaSallian: How have your past leadership experiences prepared…