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On brand: The candidate selection process of DLSU political parties

This year’s General Elections (GE) is just around the corner and both Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) are have slated who they believe to be the best student leaders the Lasallian community deserves. Tapat’s executive board members and Santugon Secretary-General Aamal Aslam discuss with The LaSallian how exactly…

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All systems go for historic online polls

Following the postponement of the General Elections in the previous Academic Year (AY), the DLSU Commission of Elections (Comelec) proposed to move elections online, with the upcoming Make-up Elections 2021 scheduled for January 26 to 28 this year.  Created in coordination with development teams from the La Salle Computer Society (LSCS) and the User Experience…

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How political parties, DLSU Comelec prep for full-online polls

For the first time in the history of the University Student Government (USG), elections will be held entirely online. With this shift comes a plethora of changes with how candidates and political parties will mount their campaigns. Unlike past election seasons, this General Elections, officially called the Make-up Elections 2021, will not have large crowds…

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Drawing the line: What sets Tapat and Santugon apart?

“If you talk to any active Tapat or Santugon member [and] they tell you that they don’t hate each other, they’re lying,” twice-elected Student Council (SC) President Omar Mercado breezily says about college politics during his day. The year was 1990, and the University was aflame with the political upheaval in the wake of the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Finance Convention 2021—Generating Financial Capabilities

The Management of Financial Institutions Association or MaFIA, a duly recognized top academic organization of De La Salle University – Manila, will be holding its annual event, the Global Finance Convention 2021 with the theme: Generating Financial Capabilities. The Global Finance Convention (GFC) 2021 aims to provide the respective delegates a comprehensive overview about finance…

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USG COA gets new chairperson, vice chairperson

Officers for two top positions of the University Student Government’s (USG) Commission on Audit (COA) were appointed by the Legislative Assembly (LA) last January 15. Aimee Joyce Gepte now heads the body as its chairperson, while Rafael Laya is now its vice chairperson for audit. With COA having been reestablished only in the previous academic…

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JC Ababan: Atop the seat of impartiality

“I actually started as a volunteer in June 2016,” he shares, going back to when he first set his sights on the commission he now leads. The University was having its annual Recruitment Week, and the familiar booths and stalls lined the SJ Walk once again. Lost in the frenzy of recruiters, he almost missed…

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LA amends partisanship rules, mandates LCSG needs survey as Chief takes LOA

Days before the campaign period for the Make-up Elections 2021, the University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) convened on January 13 for a special session. The body amended the political partisanship guidelines for USG officers and mandated Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) officers to distribute a needs assessment survey to students in their campus.…

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LA passes student petition system, kit permits, more USG charter revisions in first session of 2021

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held last January 8 its first session for the year, wherein they approved a number of measures including the creation of a system for initiative and referendum in the University Student Government (USG) and additional amendments to the USG Constitution. Meanwhile, after becoming Laguna Campus Student Government (LCSG) Campus President last…

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From the archives: Quito awarded professorial lecture

The ceremonies began at 4:30 in the afternoon with opening remarks given by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Exaltacion C. Ramos, Bro. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, DLSU President, awarded Dr. Quito the Professorial Chair and presented her a miniature chair which was symbolical of the event. Dr. Quito’s first professorial lecture for the Chair of…