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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…

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LA approves new USG Constitution, Special Election Code before elections period

The Legislative Assembly (LA) bared its final say on the USG Constitution last November 15, approving the latest revisions in a session lasting a little over half an hour at the University Student Government (USG) Session Hall, third floor of Br. Connon Hall. The Assembly also approved revisions to the Special Elections Code in preparation…

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Uncovering OLFHRD: An unaccredited human rights ‘alliance’

It can be argued that youth groups have a hand in mobilizing the youth to involve themselves in social issues. Among those active in spearheading mobilizations are youth-centered organizations such as Kabataan and youth wings of political parties such as Akbayan. Various protest actions in recent decades have typically been co-organized by these organizations.  Within…

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CSO chair acknowledges inconsistencies, promises change

“Overcomplicated”, “redundant”, and “excessive”. These are just some of the words used to describe the processes within the Council of Student Organizations (CSO). Founded in 1974, the council describes itself as a union of the various student organizations for the University. Its Vision-Mission sets its commitment to “delivering quality services and activities”.  Yet, it seems…

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The electoral gambit: With votes and data

With less than three years before the 2022 National Elections, the country is preparing once again to elect a new set of leaders. Civic society continues to spare no effort to keep elections fair and votes sacred. But even as the 2022 election approaches, the 2016 elections remain mired in controversy. Amid defeated vice presidential…

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Commentary: Troubles in transportation

Hordes of passengers endure congestion in trains or long waits in traffic as they brave the struggles of getting around Metro Manila everyday. The recent incidents in the past month that brought attention to flaws in the transportation system gave way to claims of a “mass transport crisis” in the nation’s capital. In contrast to…

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Shedding light on Santugon’s initiatives post-GE

History was made in General Elections (GE) 2019: for the first time in over a decade, Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon)—arguably the leading party for most of the University Student Government’s (USG) brief existence—conceded a majority win to Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista, who was in the midst of a comeback after failing to field…

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The U Break Divide: The weight of the Monday to Friday shift

An outcry of 7,171 students participating in a signature campaign expressing their disapproval of the implementation of the Monday University Break (U Break) starting second term of Academic Year (AY) 2017-2018 did not stop the DLSU administration from carrying out their plans. Yet, the resulting complaints after its implementation eventually forced administrators to reconsider their…