People Power II at EDSA
La Salle University (DLSU) reaffirms its Mission Statement
in light of its role in the national struggle against injustice
and corruption, towards recovery and peace during the Mission
Statement-University Week starting January 22.
the theme “I am a Christian Achiever,” the weeklong commemoration
reinforces the call for every Lasallian to seek ways to become
vital resources for Church and nation. It will kick off with
a multi-sectoral mass, an offering to God of the community’s
prayer for the nation.
for good governance, the College of Liberal Arts will hold
a series of activities for the whole week. The event, scheduled
daily during noon breaks, will feature discussions, forums,
performances, and a display of protest art. Set at an open
area, the activity aims to allow maximum participation for
the greater conscientization of the community.
last week, following a fateful decision by 11 senator-judges
to set aside a second documented evidence against Estrada,
DLSU-Manila joined the nation in mourning the death of justice.
In a statement, it rejected the continuation of the impeachment
trial and again called on the President and all his cabinet
members to resign. The statement, signed by DLSU-Manila administrators
led by DLSU System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC, noted
that “nothing President Estrada can do can can restore the
loss of confidence in his leadership and his government.”
Lasallians hold alternative classes at the EDSA
Shrine, joining the Filipino nation in the fight
for justice and peace.
The University Week, just like in previous years’, will also
highlight the contributions of the Lasallian community to
the country. In an exhibit, the College of Engineering will
showcase a prototype of the micro-hydro power plant which
it designed for Abra to generate electricity for the town
of Malibcong. A faculty member will also disseminate findings
of a study on ways to combat child labor in the tourism industry.
The Student Council will also be in the forefront in a medical
mission for St. Anthony Parish in Singalong. Another batch
of students will render teaching services to senior high school
students of Pasay City West High School for bookkeeping. The
campus will also be open to hearing impaired students for
an on the spot painting contest.
the week, the University will also be a showcase of scholarly
work with lectures covering different topics such as micro-robots,
Internet, Catholicism and spirituality, computer systems and
programs, and public health delivery. The feast day of St.
John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the vocation for Christian
Brothers, falls on the week of the celebration. In line with
that, the University will host a feast day gathering at the
Ninoy Aquino Stadium which will feature a Mass and a Lasallian
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