The punch line
by The LaSallian
Editorial // April 1, 2016

April Fools’ Day came early for the Philippines in the form of the second of three Commission on Elections (Comelec)-organized presidential debates, held last March 20 at the University of the Philippines – Cebu. This is the first set of Comelec debates held since 1992, and it is a wonder that there was a 24-year…

On voting and the elections
by Althea Gonzales

When I turned 18, one of the things I was most looking forward to was applying to be a registered voter. I guess I thought that, in a democratic country like ours, to register for voting in the elections is one of the hallmarks of being a true adult. Of course, it was just an…

[uhn-der-stand] [sat-ahyuh r]
by Miguel Luis Gayares
April 25, 2015

Recently, I came across an old 2013 Rappler article, which discussed the inability of Filipinos to distinguish facts from satire. Marguerite de Leon, writer of said article and Social Media Producer for the online news site, provided popular satire examples to establish her argument that Filipinos cannot distinguish facts because of a flawed educational system,…

Less talk
by Ronaldo Federico Manzano
Opinion // April 27, 2014

A couple of days ago, I had the chance to talk to a friend while driving to a Holy Week retreat. Being quite comfortable with one another, we caught up and talked about anything and everything, from nutrition and fitness to girls and common friends. The topic of our conversation then switched to the empty…

Lessons in transit
by Marinel Mamac
Opinion //

A few days ago, my friend asked for help answering a difficult assignment for one of her classes. I had expected it to be homework on statistics or accounting, maybe on economics or philosophy. However, I was surprised to find out that out of all classes, it was her PERSEF3 class that gave her the…

Standing ground
by Juan Batalla
Opinion //

One of my former professors shared the other week that as grading period approached, a father had called him requesting his son’s grade to be changed by a margin of 17 points to make it to the 60 percent passing mark. The professor – who I know had high academic standards, being a magna cum…

Paradigm shifts?
by Miguel Luis Gayares
Opinion //

James Gleick, author of Chaos: “The Making of a New Science”, referred to paradigm shifts as a set of ideas which requires people to reorganize their picture of the world, thus, provoking hostile acts and thoughts that may tackle the impending development. In science, paradigm shift is considered to be the act of changing assumptions…

Make it count
by The LaSallian
Editorial //

Elections for the positions in the University Student Government are held annually and it gives the student body a chance to be heard and instill the change that they want to see by selecting leaders who they believe can best represent them.