The GUIDON’s Opinion section features articles expressing the opinions of the publication, members of The GUIDON Editorial Board, and students and faculty members of the Loyola Schools.

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The Making of an Emmanuel Goldstein

Published 03 March, 2017 at 4:25 PM

In one of the unforgettable scenes of George Orwell’s 1984, Ingsoc (English socialism) party members of the fascist Oceania superstate are invited to watch a...

What It Means to Hope

Published 03 March, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Let me begin with an apology for the pretentious title. Who am I to write about hope? What about hope can I possibly share that philosophers like Marcel or our...

Who I’m making myself pretty for

Published 03 March, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Since I’ve started wearing make-up, I’ve received some encouraging compliments and tips from friends and the occasional befuddled stare when people (mostly...

“If you don’t know what you want to be”

Published 02 March, 2017 at 3:00 PM

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is the quintessential question of every family gathering. For the longest time, I always had the same answer: a...

Our economy badly needs tax reform— what’s stopping it?

Published 02 March, 2017 at 2:53 PM

MUCH INK has been spilt over the recent proposal to increase the excise tax on fuel— transport groups, senators, and netizens alike are up in arms over the...

Calculated cruelty

Published 02 March, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Kindness as currency has become somewhat of a norm. We exchange niceties for things we need and then leave people hanging with empty promises of seeing each...

Who watches the watchman?

Published 02 March, 2017 at 2:39 PM

According to the count maintained by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as of press time, 2,034 suspected criminals have been killed outside the confines of the...

“Hindi tayo ang ating nakaraan”

Published 26 February, 2017 at 8:51 PM

“Hindi tayo ang ating nakaraan (We are not our past).” These were the words echoed by Former Senator Bongbong Marcos in his bid for the second highest...

Memories of People Power

Published 25 February, 2017 at 9:05 PM

AMONG my memories of the 1986 people’s power experience one stands out above the rest. It took place a day after people had converged outside the military...

Christmas - and standing on one's head

Published 24 December, 2016 at 8:51 PM

Editor's Note: These are excerpts from a homily delivered by the late Fr. Horacio de la Costa, SJ, at the old Ateneo de Manila College of Law chapel in the...

Cynic’s Greetings

Published 05 December, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Christmas video advertisements are among my favorite parts of the Christmas season. Profit-oriented and affect-driven, yes, but they are, for the most part,...

Tracing the tyrant

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:58 PM

When Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa asked President Rodrigo Duterte what kind of leader he believes the Philippines needs today, he pointed to no...

Why we need a break

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:48 PM

THE WORLD is constantly pushing towards a spiral of indignation and dissatisfaction of their own “accomplishments.” People acquired the propensity to...

To fight to be

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:44 PM

“Are you really from the Philippines? What’s happening with your president?” The first question wasn’t that unusual: to most people, I look like a...

Why Marikeños love Marcos: the post-EDSA reckoning

Published 05 December, 2016 at 1:42 PM

INSIDE THE Shoe Museum located in the City of Marikina, the shoes of former First Lady Imelda Marcos are displayed ornately across shelves. At the center of...