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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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...

Building back amid climate change

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Published 27 December, 2016 at 9:51 AM

For many disaster-prone areas in Metro Manila, the storm does not end when the floodwaters recede. For one thing, a lot of health issues follow. Skin...

Urban poor’s Christmas wish: Justice and peace amid drug war

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Published 24 December, 2016 at 3:07 PM

“Giyera kontra droga, maralita ang biktima (In the war against drugs, the poor are the victims),” says a placard raised by a woman in white amidst a mass...

Youth, sectoral groups assail Duterte on human rights

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Published 11 December, 2016 at 9:34 PM

“KARAPATAN, hindi karahasan! (Human rights, not violence)” Human rights groups marked International Human Rights Day yesterday with protests denouncing...

The case of criminal justice

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Published 05 December, 2016 at 2:53 PM

The former execution chamber at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) is now a dust-riddled exhibit. Roddy*, a minimum-security prisoner, has been sweeping the floors...

Masinloc locals weigh in on Duterte policies

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Published 27 November, 2016 at 8:38 PM

This is a follow-up article following The GUIDON’s initial report on San Salvador, Masinloc released on October 11. LOCAL RESIDENTS from Barangay San...