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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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...

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...


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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

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...