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Mitigate not eliminate: Countering the COVID-19 infodemic

Before COVID-19 escalated into a pandemic, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned world leaders against another issue that may arise. “[We’re] not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic,” he argued then.  According to the WHO, an infodemic occurs when there is “an excessive amount of information about a problem”…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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To greener pastures: Delving into DLSU’s transfer application

Different reasons motivate students to transfer to DLSU, though one thing is certain: they all go through the same process. When transferring to DLSU, a student must submit various documents, including a transcript of records, certificates of good moral character, and recommendation letters endorsed by faculty from the past university or college that they attended.…

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DLSU opens library lounge honoring Filipino statesman Carlos P. Romulo

It took more than 20 years for Liana Romulo—granddaughter of late Filipino diplomat Carlos P. Romulo—to collect memorabilia of her grandfather. After three more years spent planning and collaborating with DLSU, she and the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation inaugurated the Romulo Room in the Learning Commons on the 10th Floor of the Henry Sy Sr.…

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A cautionary tale of impunity, political repression

It has been 10 years since the Maguindanao Massacre—one of the bloodiest electoral killings in Philippine history. On November 23, 2009, 57 bodies were found buried en masse after more than 100 armed men stopped a convoy carrying relatives and supporters of then Buluan Vice Mayor Esmael Mangudadatu, along with media personnel. The convoy was…