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LA continues deliberation on USG Constitution amendments

A special Legislative Assembly (LA) session was held last November 6 in the University Student Government (USG) Session Hall to continue discussions on amendments to the USG Constitution. This followed the previous sessions last October 18, where only one of two proposed amendments were passed, and October 25, where the only proposed revision was shelved.…

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PRESS RELEASE: Green & White 2020 Yearbook Registration

Your college life is one for the books, so make sure it goes in one. The Green & White 2020 yearbook will be having its registration from November 7 to December 6, 2019 at the Memorabilia Room, Ground Flr., Br. Connon Hall. If you have five terms or less left, it is recommended that you…

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USG President holds press conference on Mental Health Task Force, LGBTQ+ Advocacy

As part of the University Student Government’s (USG) Safe Spaces initiative, USG President Lance Dela Cruz held a press conference last October 26 at the USG Session Hall located on the third floor of Br. Connon Hall to give insights and lay down further details on the ongoing plans for the initiative’s Mental Health Task…

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Ties forged by time: On Israel-PH foreign relations

From 1937 to 1941, the Philippines welcomed Jewish refugees seeking safety from the persecution of the Nazi regime in Germany. Though then-President Manuel Quezon had to maneuver through several personal and political challenges to enact an open door policy, his efforts led to the successful resettlement of over 1,000 Jews in the country. The subsequent…

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LA debates on merger of OPRES, OVPEA roles

After previously being unable to discuss possible amendments on the current University Student Government (USG) Constitution, the Legislative Assembly (LA) met again in a session last October 25 at Conference Room 1D of the Faculty Center to continue deliberating on possible revisions. With the absence of Chief Legislator Willem De Castro, BLAZE2021 Representative Robin Lim…

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LA appoints judiciary magistrates and COA chair, passes manifesto on lumad schools closing

The Legislative Assembly (LA) convened last October 23 at the University Student Government (USG) Session Hall, third floor of Br. Connon Hall, to formally appoint new magistrates of the Judiciary Department and the Chair of the Commission on Audit (COA), as well as to discuss the release of the manifesto on the closing of 55…

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LA delays discussion on potential USG Constitution amendments

Despite convening for a regular session last October 18, the Legislative Assembly (LA) struggled to deliberate on amendments to the University Student Government (USG) Constitution. The representatives in attendance were initially supposed to discuss all proposed amendments for Article I to X of the current constitution. However, only two proposed amendments were raised during the…

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For the family: Feminist group sheds light on Divorce Bill

USAP TAYO: Divorce Bill, a talk organized by Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat), in partnership with Maya: The Feminist Collective, was held last October 18 at rooms 508 and 509 at the fifth floor of the Yuchengco Hall. Guest speakers discussed the implications of instituting divorce in the Philippines and the underlying provisions of the…

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Former AFP chief weighs in on West Philippine Sea dispute

Gen. Emmanuel Bautista (ret.), Executive Director of the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea, visited DLSU last October 18 to deliver a lecture entitled Geopolitical Ramifications of the West Philippine Sea Dispute: The China-U.S Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific and the Philippines in the Multipurpose Hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall. Bautista’s talk,…

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LA approves resolutions on mental health, COA manual, and role revisions

The approval of a mental health task force, the revision of the Commission on Audit (COA) manual, and call for the release on issues raised by the rice tariffication law were among the agendas that the Legislative Assembly (LA) deliberated on during their session held last October 16, at the University Student Government (USG) Session…