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How activist spaces changed in the pandemic

The backdrop of everyday turmoil in the country fans the flames of activism among the Filipino youth. While the ongoing health crisis has put a limit on in-person protests and other physical interactions, it has pushed more people to speak out online.  The activism landscape in organizations such as La Salle Students for Human Rights…

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Vulnerable groups, health sector, PH governance discussed in Tapatan 2020

Last December 17 to 19, Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista held a three-part webinar over Zoom and Facebook Live titled Tapatan 2020: Padayon, Pinas!, discussing issues surrounding vulnerable groups, the Philippine health sector, and governance, especially in the context of the pandemic. Rights for vulnerable groups “As student leaders, you have the means and resources to…

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2022 campus reopening possible, says Largoza in online GA; Suplido highlights DLSU achievements

The DLSU campus may physically reopen in 2022, mentioned Dr. Gerardo Largoza, Executive Director of the Strategic Management and Quality Assurance Office, during the annual University General Assembly held on YouTube last October 23. In the event, Largoza presented the University’s plans for coping with the effects of the pandemic. Meanwhile, DLSU President Br. Raymundo…

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News and ‘bias’: Must journalism be neutral?

“The biased media” is such a common buzz phrase used for those critical of mainstream media’s coverage of social and political issues. Filipinos are no strangers to this as news outlets have long faced allegations of unfair reporting, especially from those in government. Former President Benigno Aquino III thought news coverage in his time was…

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Rights and limits in policing social media

It is undeniable that in the past two decades, social media has been a very powerful tool that can be used to disseminate, present, and digest information. With the free flow of information and data that reach thousands of people in a span of seconds, it is easy to believe that social media is a…

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To the outskirts: Giving voices to alternative views

There have always existed media organizations that set themselves apart from the mainstream, tackling angles and events often left untouched by more established outlets. In Philippine society today, there are pockets of resistance where the stories of those unheard and unknown are brought forth to be told. What can be covered by those in big…

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Keeping in step: USG, DLSU Comelec migrate online, bare plans for coming terms

In recent weeks, the University Student Government (USG) was faced with the arduous task of transitioning their work online, while also continuing their ongoing plans and projects. Before quarantine measures took effect over different parts of the country, the USG had aggressively pursued, among other things, the Safe Spaces Initiative, the Mental Health Task Force,…

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University safety task force wanes despite growing student safety concerns

Taft Ave. is no stranger to dangerous activity. Reports of crimes such as theft and kidnapping scares have been on the upsurge, with students and parents alike at the forefront of those who face leading concerns. Enter the Task Force Safe School (TFSS) program. Almost 19 years since its conception, the task force was envisioned…

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Treading the line between student and artist

Since 1991, the DLSU Culture and Arts Office (CAO) has centered their mission around developing the Lasallian community’s appreciation of culture and arts. The office currently hosts several organizations under its wings—Green Media Group, DLSU Chorale, Lasallian Youth Orchestra (LYO), De La Salle Innersoul, La Salle Dance Company-Contemporary, La Salle Dance Company-Street, La Salle Dance…

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USG constitutional amendments: A much-needed change?

Last November 15, the Legislative Assembly (LA), through a unanimous vote, approved a set of amendments to the University Student Government (USG) constitution. Legislators were in high spirits; the passed resolutions were the result of almost a month of grueling deliberations. But this is not yet the end of the process; the student body will…