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LA fails to select new chief but elects new floor leaders

The University Student Government (USG) Legislative Assembly (LA) was unable to elect a Chief Legislator in their first session last March 5, which was presided over by USG President Maegan Ragudo. The selection of floor leaders, however, was able to proceed but with neither side taking a majority. LA chief elections postponed Legislators could not…

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Toward a safer DLSU: Behind the new mental health, safe spaces policies

As part of DLSU’s efforts to build a safe and supportive community, the President’s Council approved policies last November 6 that would enforce Republic Act 11036 or the Mental Health Act, and Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act, the result of over a year’s worth of lobbying from leaders in the University Student…

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With Biden in office, what can the PH expect?

The United States (US) has a far-reaching influence on global affairs, with changes in leadership often signaling a shift in international relations. Last January 20, the world witnessed the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and immediately after came a series of executive orders that had both domestic and international…

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Suspend online classes post typhoons? Roleda clarifies how admin decides

In the final quarter of 2020, the Philippines faced an onslaught of typhoons that struck different parts of the country, submerging countless homes and leaving many without proper water or electricity for days. In the past, this meant a cancellation of face-to-face classes, but given that classes have shifted online due to the pandemic, schools…

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‘Tayo ang EDSA’: 35 years on, student leaders, faculty revisit significance of historic revolt in online forum

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution, speakers from different generations shared their insights on the historic movement in Rekindling People Power: A Kapihan ng Malalayang Lasalyano Forum, an online seminar hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission last February 26 on Facebook live. Information gap As…

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PRESS RELEASE: ENGLICOM Chinese New Year 2021

Get ready to start Term 2 with a week full of fun and excitement with ENGLICOM’s Chinese New Year 2021 celebration! ENGLICOM is a Filipino-Chinese socio-civic organization and one of the oldest and largest student organizations in De La Salle University-Manila that is dedicated towards long-term development and nation building through organizing social, cultural, and…

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Make-up Elections 2021 end in split; charter revisions finally ratified

Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) was able to seize a slim majority stake in the University Student Government (USG) in Make-up Elections 2021, an unusual outcome for the USG which for years had always been dominated by one of the two parties. The elections also marked a reversal of fortune for Alyansang Tapat sa…

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LA confirms new COA vice chairperson for admin

Voting 5-0-0, the Legislative Assembly (LA) approved the appointment of Kaycee Acis as vice chairperson for administration of the Commission on Audit (COA) earlier today, January 29, following the appointments of the commission’s chairperson and vice chairperson for audit two weeks prior. Acis, who previously served as officer in charge of administration, seeks to increase…

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Head to Head: Maegan Ragudo, JM Gutierrez face off in USG presidential race

Incumbent Majority Floor Leader Maegan Ragudo from Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and former director for Research and Development for the Office of Vice President for External Affairs (OVPEA) JM Gutierrez from Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) share their leadership philosophies, stances on University and national issues, and their priority platforms as they vie…

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LA rescinds unconstitutional LOA rule for officers, ratifies online learning recommendations

The Legislative Assembly (LA) agreed to overturn amendments to the partisanship guidelines for University Student Government (USG) officers in a session held on Zoom last January 22. In the same meeting, legislators also approved a resolution on an online learning policy recommendation to be submitted to the Academics Council. Reversing unconstitutional amendments In a special…