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Marcos Sr. is long dead, but his lies live on

He topped the bar exams, brought down the Japanese during the war, ushered an era of prosperity the Philippines has never seen—this is Apo Lakay writing history for himself.

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After 100 days, Marcos Jr. admin still lacking grit

Marcos Jr.’s first 100 days as president showed hints of his “carefree and lazy” attitude, sparking worries that he may become the nation’s principal worry.

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Lasallians join other university students in International Students’ Day walk

A flock of green marched across the University’s halls last November 17 in a mobilization commemorating International Students’ Day. The group later joined students from various universities across Metro Manila in España Blvd., forming a bigger crowd to air their opposition toward the proposal to once again make the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program…

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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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HIGHLIGHTS: Newly-ratified USG budget amended in special LA session

The Legislative Assembly (LA) convened yesterday, November 16, to issue corrections on the University Student Government (USG) operational budget, which was approved just last week. USG Executive Treasurer Caleb Chua was present to explain the errors in the allocations.  Only clerical errors Chua admitted that upon publication of the operational budget, the Commission on Audit…

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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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LA doubles USG budget to P847K for AY 2022-2023 as F2F classes return

The Legislative Assembly (LA) during its 13th special session held last Wednesday, November 9, unanimously approved an operational fund budget of P847,500 for the University Student Government (USG) for the Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023, more than doubling the previous academic year’s budget as student leaders prepare for higher expenses during DLSU’s face-to-face transition. Previous USG…

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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…