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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Urban poor protest EJKs at annual Kalbaryo

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Published 14 April, 2017 at 12:30 PM

WITH THE theme “Patuloy na Paghihirap, Pangamba, at Pagdurusa (Continued hardships, fear, and suffering),” different groups from the urban poor sector...

Homecoming

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Published 02 April, 2017 at 11:53 PM

It took Celeste* nearly 12 years to come home. In the late 1990s and going into the new century, it was not easy for Filipinos to get working permits in...

Nursing the system

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Published 02 April, 2017 at 11:46 PM

Mark* is a 40-something Head Nurse working at a city hospital in Metro Manila. Since starting in 1980, Mark has climbed the ranks to the position he currently...

A Church of sinners

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Published 02 April, 2017 at 11:41 PM

The Philippines is a nation in which both the political and the religious spheres have overlapped regularly and at times, unnecessarily. Recent statements...

First they came for my porn…

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Published 02 April, 2017 at 11:34 PM

Earlier in the year, some internet users under certain internet service providers (ISPs) opened some of the most popular adult websites only to find them...

Empowering urban poor key to solving NCR’s housing woes

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Published 10 March, 2017 at 3:43 PM

As the economy grows, Metro Manila’s rapid urbanization is no surprise. This has brought about lucrative employment opportunities and a highly-developed...

Trump: From personality to president

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Published 10 March, 2017 at 3:35 PM

United States (US) president Donald J. Trump’s win in a close general election came as a shock to many, defying polls that predicted a comfortable victory...

Confronting change

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Published 10 March, 2017 at 3:26 PM

They say that a lot can change in a year, but one can agree that 2016 was something else. In the past year, major political earthquakes have sent shockwaves...

Starting from the bottom

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Published 10 March, 2017 at 3:16 PM

A crowd of nanays and their toddlers wait in the lobby of a barangay hall to avail of a free medical check-up. Upstairs, a staff member informs community...

Searching for democracy 31 years after EDSA I

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Published 26 February, 2017 at 9:21 PM

WITH A common theme of confronting threats to democracy, separate mobilizations to commemorate the first EDSA People Power revolution were held in different...

Trump: From personality to president

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Published 30 January, 2017 at 9:25 PM

United States (US) president Donald J. Trump’s win in a close general election came as a shock to many, defying polls that predicted a comfortable victory...

ADMU, child advocates oppose lowering age of criminal liability

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Published 27 January, 2017 at 7:59 PM

PROTESTERS picketed outside of the House of Representatives on January 25 amid a closed-door meeting between members of the House Sub-Committee on Correctional...

Stakeholders express mixed sentiments on weak peso

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Published 27 December, 2016 at 10:34 AM

In recent months, the Philippine peso has declined to its weakest level since 2009, closing in at PHP 48.59 to a United States (US) dollar as of November 9,...

Plight and prejudice: Sexism in Philippine society

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Published 27 December, 2016 at 10:28 AM

“Let’s put a stop to the evil of silence. We must speak, not just as human beings, but specifically as women,” said Senator Leila De Lima at a forum held...

New developments buoy fight vs controversial APECO project

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Published 27 December, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Fishermen, farmers, and indigenous peoples from Casiguran, Aurora are not giving up on their fight against the controversial Aurora Pacific Economic Zone...