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Gonzales breaks silence on allegations and trial proceedings, holds press con

Former University Student Government (USG) Vice President for External Affairs Mae Mae Gonzales held a press conference earlier today to break her silence on the Judiciary’s ruling on the impeachment case against her on grounds of gross negligence of duty. On November 4, the Judiciary had unanimously ruled Gonzales guilty of gross negligence of duty…

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Laurel found guilty of gross negligence of duty

Former University Student Government (USG) Executive Treasurer Rupert Laurel has been found guilty of gross negligence of duty by the Judiciary in an impeachment hearing held yesterday evening at A1506. After the judicial review and deliberation, Magistrates Angel Pascual and JC Santos sanctioned Laurel by disbarring him from office. Laurel has also been ordered by…

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DLSU hosts Source Code Review for 2016 nat’l elections

Last September 8, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista announced that DLSU agreed to host the Source Code Review (SCR) for the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to be used for the 2016 National and Local Elections (NLE). According to Coordinator for Special Projects Ricardo Flores of the Office of the Vice Chancellor…

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Candidates discuss pressing issues in Special Elections Harapan 2015

The University Student Government (USG) Commission on Elections (COMELEC), in partnership with the Judiciary, La Salle Debate Society (DebSoc), and Ang Pahayagang Plaridel, hosted HARAPAN: The Special Elections Debate yesterday, October 16, at the William Shaw Little Theater. This year, the organizers decided to break away from the usual British Parliament Debate format and instead…

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Automatic admission of freshmen, senior high school in DLSU are among the proposed solutions to lean years in town hall meeting

DLSU Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda held a University Town Hall Meeting on September 11 at the Verdure, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, where various members of the administration, faculty, and student body were present. Dr. Roleda tackled various issues on the newly proposed academic calendar, lean years, and DLSU’s connectivity projects with high…

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LA approves appointments for OSEC and OVPIA, passes reso on Special Elections Code

The Legislative Assembly (LA) in its session on September 4 approved the resolutions calling upon the appointment for the positions of the Executive Secretary and Vice President of Internal Affairs, as well as finalizing the provisions under the Special Elections Code. Chin Kalingo and Jon Ridge Ong were appointed as Executive Secretary and Vice President…

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LGBT issues revisited: DLSU students weigh in on LGBT rights in the Philippines

Last June, the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to strike down state bans on same-sex marriages sparked interest worldwide. For instance, in the Philippines, individuals discussed their differing opinions regarding the possibility of making same-sex marriages legal in the country. During the same month, on June 27, the 21st Metro…

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LA on online trade of courses, OVPIA and COMELEC appointments

The Legislative Assembly (LA) held a session last August 8 in the University Student Government (USG) conference room to deliberate on appointments for the Vice President for Internal Affairs and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) commissioners, as well as to discuss the recent issue on buying and selling of courses among University students during enlistment period.…

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Promises in progress: The Aquino platforms

Time is running out for President Benigno Aquino III. With less than a year left before the May 2016 presidential elections, and in light of Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), let us take a look back at some of the promises the President made during and after his campaign. Just how much has…

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A potential epidemic: Understanding, combatting MERS

The Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness that infects the respiratory system and is caused by a coronavirus of the same name (MERS-CoV). Its first case was reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Last July 6, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the second MERS case in the Philippines, after a 36-year-old foreigner who came from…