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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Media madness

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Published 08 November, 2017 at 6:41 PM

IN THE face of public criticism, President Rodrigo Duterte has targeted certain news publications and media organizations on numerous occasions stating that,...

In sickness and in PhilHealth

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Published 08 November, 2017 at 6:38 PM

ON SEPTEMBER 6, the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading House Bill No. 5784, also known as the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Act. The...

If justice be taken away...

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Published 08 November, 2017 at 6:32 PM

The Manila City Hall is already bustling with civilians on a regular Tuesday morning. Most are holding mountainous amounts of paper―all waiting for their...

Business as usual

Published 08 November, 2017 at 5:42 PM

ON JUNE 9, 1975 the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China first established diplomatic ties. This was a result of then-president Ferdinand Marcos’...

The butcher’s slaughterhouse

Published 25 October, 2017 at 3:37 PM

On June 3, 1977, President Ferdinand Marcos denied the presence of political detainees in the country. With confidence, he declared that “we have not jailed...

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...