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Tapat launches podcast series for advocacy forum

Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) kicked off a three-part podcast series, What’s the T, as part of the 2021 edition of their annual advocacy forum, Tapatan. Episodes were broadcasted through Facebook Live last July 10, 14, and 17 and are currently available on Spotify. With the theme, Sulong Kabataan!, this year’s Tapatan will also feature…

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Five years later, the Duterte admin’s approach to the WPS dispute remains unclear

Over the past few months, tensions in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) have escalated between the Philippines and China. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has since lodged a series of diplomatic protests calling out China’s encroachment in the area, which stemmed from the sighting of around 220 Chinese fishing vessels at the Julian Felipe…

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Judiciary hosts webinar to explain changes to USG charter

The University Student Government (USG) Judiciary branch organized a webinar last July 16 on Zoom and Facebook Live to discuss amendments to the 2009 USG Constitution that were ratified in a plebiscite earlier this year, the first successful vote to change the charter. The new constitution is set to take effect in Academic Year 2021-2022.…

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LA amends online election law

Voting 21-0-0, the Legislative Assembly (LA), in its session earlier today, July 16, unanimously approved amendments to the Online Election Code (OEC) ahead of the General Elections to be held later this academic term. During its previous session, the legislature scrutinized the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) for alleged lapses in the rollout of voter…

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PRESS RELEASE: Frosh Welcoming 2021—Frosh In the Limelight

Calling all Lasallians! Mark your calendars for the final show! Catch the Frosh Night’s Online Concert live on July 17, 2021. Tune in by 4:30 PM at the official FB pages of DLSU CSO: Frosh Welcoming and Annual Recruitment Week and the Lasallian Personal Effectiveness Program Frosh Welcoming 2021: Frosh In the Limelight is approaching…

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Data freedom and flexibility await Lasallians with Smart Magic SIM now on Animo Smart Online Store

The De La Salle University (DLSU) community is getting the best connectivity solutions on the Animo Smart Online Store.  The customized portal now sells the new Smart Magic SIM that powers Filipinos’ passion and purpose so they can live the Giga Life.  The limited-edition prepaid SIM comes with 24 GB of open access data without…

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LA presses Comelec on login creds, voter awareness in 2021 make-up polls

The Legislative Assembly (LA), in its session last July 2, scrutinized the DLSU Commission on Elections (Comelec) in its inquiry into the issues encountered during the 2021 Make-up Elections (MUE) held last January. The questioning was mostly led by the Tapat-dominated minority floor, which pressed the poll body on various matters, particularly on cases of…

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Inquiry into 2021 Make-up Elections opened, grievance manual amendments finalized in first LA session of the term

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held its first session of the term last June 25 to approve a resolution calling for a legislative inquiry on the recently conducted 2021 Make-up Elections, the finalization of amendments to the grievance manual for students, the resignation of EDGE2020 Batch Vice President Nadine Santos and EDGE2019 Batch Vice President Sabine…

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As the pandemic drags on, vaccines became a political tool

Realpolitik does not stop in the middle of a pandemic. International affairs continue to influence local courses of action—the most evident at present being vaccine distribution. Launching into a global market for COVID-19 vaccines, the Philippines faces not just the challenge of vaccine supply inequity but also the need to keep an eye on the…

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Looking back at and moving forward with online learning

On March 9, 2020, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno suspended classes in response to rising COVID-19 cases. What started out as a one-week class interruption would turn into a two-week class disruption and, until now, an indefinite hiatus on face-to-face classes. As a result, educational institutions have been forced to shift to an online learning setup.…