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The fate of DLSU’s campus reopening

For many members of the Lasallian community, a return to the campuses in the near future has become something to look forward to. Last October 23, during the annual University General Assembly (UGA), administrators had given some idea of how long that wait might be.  “Based on current infection rates, the pace of vaccine development,…

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PRESS RELEASE: Barya Mo Sulit

The Business Management Society (BMS) is the 12-time Most Outstanding Professional Student Organization in De La Salle University. BMS takes pride in their dedicated members whose holistic formation is honed through their four pillars, namely, academic excellence, organizational innovation, personal development, and social responsibility. The organization shapes competent business leaders who will soon be catalysts…

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LA tables USG charter revisions, DRRM fund

The Legislative Assembly (LA) tabled discussions on more proposed amendments to the University Student Government (USG) Constitution and the establishment of the Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) emergency fund, the only two agenda in their online session earlier today, December 11. Constitutional amendments In their previous session, the LA tabled the USG constitutional amendments…

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Stricter rules on gender-neutral pronoun use, additional constitutional amendments approved in LA session

After almost a month without sessions, the Legislative Assembly (LA) once again convened over Zoom last December 5 to approve resolutions on using gender-neutral terms in LA resolutions and making minor amendments to the University Student Government (USG) Constitution, both of which were shelved during their last session on November 6. Legislators unanimously approved a…

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DLSU, CHR partner for human rights education

In commemoration of Human Rights Day, DLSU signed a memorandum of agreement with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) today, December 10, on Zoom to launch a Catholic Social Teaching-based formation program.  Vice President for Lasallian Mission Fritzie Ian De Vera opened the ceremony by stressing the importance of “reaffirming our commitment in protecting and…

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Deloitte, ASSIST team up to upskill Filipino youth

Deloitte Philippines and the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) held a virtual roundtable last November 19 to discuss their goal of educating 380,000 Filipinos by 2030 through their WorldClass program. The initiative was previously launched by consultancy firm Deloitte, in partnership with non-government organization ASSIST, to provide free video learning modules…

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Forming a more empowered studentry with new DSA Dr. Christine Ballada

The pandemic continues to change the dynamics within the University as different sectors of the Lasallian community have had to reevaluate their operations amid changing circumstances. Last October 1, Dr. Christine Ballada, who had been the Vice Chair of the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department (CEPD), began her tenure as the new Dean of Student…

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Overcoming hurdles: How businesses can recover as PH economy rebuilds

Eight months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, nations across the world continue to struggle with a global economic downturn, one that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says has been the worst since the Great Depression. The Philippine economy was sent into a tailspin, with the gross domestic product plunging…

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‘Educate, not humiliate’: Fighting back historical distortions

History, as public memory, is integral to a society. After all, how people perceive—or even deal with—the important events and figures in the past can shape the realities of the present. But public memory is not set in stone; people can deliberately change the facts and interpretations to influence the opinions of others. Recently, a…

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Money matters: Compromise for student orgs amid financial setbacks

Since March, student organizations have largely operated online, following the University’s shift to online platforms. Over the course of the previous term, activities that were once held in classrooms and conference halls had been reconfigured to instead occupy virtual spaces. But bringing these events to life sometimes comes with a cost, often paid for with…