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As the pandemic drags on, vaccines became a political tool

Realpolitik does not stop in the middle of a pandemic. International affairs continue to influence local courses of action—the most evident at present being vaccine distribution. Launching into a global market for COVID-19 vaccines, the Philippines faces not just the challenge of vaccine supply inequity but also the need to keep an eye on the…

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Tomo XXXVII Blg. 1

Look back at the canvas of memory and uncover each layer of color that makes us who we are in Malate Literary Folio’s Tomo XXXVII Blg. 1. Malate Literary Folio, the official literary and visual arts publication of De La Salle University, has launched its first folio for the year last May 22, 2021: Tomo…

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Three nominees decline as 1Sambayan unveils president, vice president bets for 2022 elections

Opposition coalition 1Sambayan announced its nominees for president and vice president in the 2022 national elections in a webinar titled Isang Boto, 1Sambayan via Zoom and Facebook live last June 12 in commemoration of the Philippines’ 123rd Independence Day celebration. Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Grace Poe, Atty. Chel Diokno, former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV,…

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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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Easing the blows of RTL, pandemic to Filipino farmers

The agricultural sector has managed to endure the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite lockdown measures severely impacting other sectors, by continuously supporting the country’s food security. But the past year has been quite a challenge for the industry: changing quarantine protocols inhibited the mobility of goods in different areas, tropical cyclones devastated large swaths…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Show Goes on With Frosh Welcoming 2021—Frosh In the Limelight!

It is without a doubt that mixed feelings will arise upon entering college. It is a terrifying experience for most, while it is exciting for the rest. Especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably created common themes of uncertainty, self-doubt, and instability, particularly for freshmen students who are heading off for their first year…

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USG unveils its plans, projects for a shortened AY

The new set of University Student Government (USG) leaders have begun work on their plans and initiatives for the current Academic Year (AY) just weeks after they were proclaimed winners of Make-up Elections 2021. With only two terms in office, the electeds are racing against time to actualize their plans of action.  As the learning…

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Portraits of resistance: The ongoing indigenous struggle in the PH

Indigenous people (IP) remain victims of injustices despite the existence of laws that supposedly protect them. Even before the pandemic started, the Lumad have faced numerous military harassment, even extrajudicial killings, which forcefully displaced them from their ancestral lands for the benefit of private businesses. Such attacks made the Lumad abandon their homes and seek…

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PRESS RELEASE: Separated by Distance, Connected through Music: LYO’s Quaran-TUNES

As the months progress and uncertainty for the future grows,  we are once again faced with the overwhelming task of living in an uncertain world. Experiencing a tremendous amount of stress, unfortunately, has become a norm. In the past, we have clung to our hobbies and our companions as a means to cope and live.…