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University endeavors to support construction, concessionaire workers amid crisis

Schools, restaurants, and malls across the country shut their doors to the public last March as authorities introduced nationwide quarantine measures in a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic. By April 12, a month into the quarantine, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported one million workers were already put out of work amid…

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Democracy on the line: ‘A Thousand Cuts’ depicts the narrative of a nation under siege

“What we’re seeing is death by a thousand cuts [of] our democracy…little cuts to the body politic, to the body of Philippine democracy. And when you have enough of these cuts, you are so weakened that you will die.” This was what Rappler CEO Maria Ressa told the audience in 2019 after being conferred the…

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Lasallians condemn DLSU part-timer over ‘offensive’ post on sexual harassment

A Facebook post written last night, June 14, by a faculty member from the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) made rounds online earlier today after it insinuated that Sen. Risa Hontiveros should be sexually harassed by prisoners.  “I recommend she (Hontiveros) teach the prisoners in [New] Bilibid Prison not to rape,” the…

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ECTS: Toward academic crediting system standardization

A radical shift in measuring student workload might soon come into being. In a Help Desk announcement (HDA) released last April 27, the Academics Council moved to bring DLSU’s crediting system closer to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), the standard used by educational institutions in European Union member states. Instead of using…

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To the last, the least, and the lost: Lasallian community organizes COVID-19 relief efforts

In times of crisis, the poor tend to be impacted the most across the socioeconomic spectrum. Access to food, shelter, and safety—already challenges in pre-pandemic circumstances—grew more difficult in the past two months as quarantine measures were imposed.  Government assistance was relayed through the Social Amelioration Program, the first tranche of which was worth P100-billion…

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The Rundown: Fake Facebook accounts, citizens stranded, Independence Day ‘mañanita’

Facebook users across the country were caught in grips of paranoia in the past week as duplicate accounts bearing their names popped up across the platform. All the while, debate on the Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020 continued to gather steam surrounding the country’s Independence Day celebrations. The LaSallian recaps the mysterious surge of suspicious Facebook…

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Artists, senators, students hold online Independence Day rally

The Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing tensions surrounding the West Philippine Sea—these are just some of the issues discussed during IPAGLABAN ANG PINAS!, an online rally hosted by Sen. Risa Hontiveros last June 12, in the morning of the country’s 122nd Independence Day, via Facebook Live. Joining Hontiveros in the…

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Forum on Terror Bill dissects repercussions on Filipinos

The University’s Committee on National Issues and Concerns held another session of Kapihan ng Malalayang Lasalyano (KAMALAYAN) on Facebook Live last June 11 to tackle the controversy surrounding House Bill No. 6875, or the  Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020.  Joined by civil society leaders, the online forum is one of a growing number of discussions on…

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Standing together: Reaching out to Lasallians left in Taft

As the local COVID-19 outbreak began to escalate last March, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno initially ordered a one-week class suspension in hopes of controlling the spread of the disease. Students and other members of the Lasallian community who live within the vicinity of DLSU were left with no choice but to pack up and return…

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Sustaining momentum: Student orgs step up to challenges

Multiple sectors in the University have been affected by widespread quarantine measures against COVID-19, and student organizations are no exception. The shutdown of schools since mid-March not only signaled the halt of face-to-face classes, but also left student organizations in a tight predicament. With no place to hold events, seminars, or even meetings, organizations had…