Beyond Loyola
Beyond Loyola discusses national and international issues to link Ateneans with realities outside the university. With a socially aware staff, BL seeks to spark discourse, prompt change, and thus aid the Atenean in truly going “down from the hill.”

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The tyrant’s diktat

Published 22 September, 2017 at 3:36 PM

1971 was a turbulent time for the Philippines. The 1935 Constitution, the cornerstone of Philippine law for over 35 years, was about to undergo great reform....

All the President’s crooks

Published 22 September, 2017 at 3:26 PM

"They don’t do anything. What do they do?" Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno did not mince words when he announced that the Presidential Commission on Good...

Minorities in the Bangsamoro

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Published 10 September, 2017 at 11:43 PM

CHRISTIANS IN Muslim Mindanao face a rather unique situation. Although part of the national majority, Christians find themselves outnumbered in the Moro...

Left Behind

Published 10 September, 2017 at 11:06 PM

“Ano ba ito, ang gulo gulo, ang gulo gulo? Ano ba ito, ang gulo gulo, ang gulo gulo? Baliktad na ang mundo, baliktad na ang mundo...” This protest...

Where will you be when it hits?

Published 10 September, 2017 at 10:49 PM

October 15, 2013 appeared to be like any other day for the people of Loon, Bohol. There was no warning. The ground did not rumble. There were no unsteady...

The government hits the books

Published 10 September, 2017 at 10:24 PM

AFTER HURDLING the famously lethargic processes of the Philippine Congress, free college tuition in state universities is now the law of the land. President...

No comfort for the ‘comfort women’

Published 20 August, 2017 at 10:05 PM

Despite years of no results, Liga ng mga Lolang Pilipina (Lila Pilipina) president and executive director Rechilda Extremaduria perseveres in her...

Senate set to discuss tax reform bill after passing House

Published 17 August, 2017 at 8:07 PM

AFTER HURDLING the House of Representatives (HOR) by a vote of 246-9-1, the proposed Tax Reform for Inclusion and Acceleration Act (TRAIN) is now up for...

The Past and Prospects for the Philippine Left

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Published 17 August, 2017 at 8:04 PM

On Labor Day, the banners tied to the Mendiola footbridge change multiple times. They change along with the flyers and the protesters who distribute them. They...

Behind the movements

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Published 20 July, 2017 at 11:48 AM

The National Democratic (NatDem) and the Social Democratic (SocDem) movements in the Philippines would not be what they are today if not for key figures who...

Marawi readies ‘tent city’ for evacuees as fighting rages on

Published 22 June, 2017 at 9:41 PM

MARAWI CITY Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra said that the government plans to establish a “tent city” to house displaced Marawi citizens currently residing in...

An industry on the line

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Published 16 May, 2017 at 11:11 AM

On her first day as interim Environment Secretary, Gina Lopez ordered for an audit of mines across the country. Months later, she ordered the closure of 22 and...

Speeding up the process

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Published 09 May, 2017 at 1:22 PM

Romeo*, father of a 22-year-old special needs student, has sacrificed his previous job to devote more time to care for his daughter. Once a real estate agent...

The road to free education

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Published 05 May, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Early in March, the Free Higher Education For All Act was passed by the Philippine Senate. Should the bill become law, tuition fees in all state universities...

Labor groups call for an end to endo on Labor Day 2017

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Published 05 May, 2017 at 11:50 AM

UNDER THE scorching heat of the sun, hundreds of protesters converged in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day to express their call to abolish labor...