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 dilemma of losing heroes

Published 03 October, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Growing up consists of countless moments, but one consequence of it is a sense of disillusionment. Learning that an icon from your childhood retired and that a...

Through the tears and the laughing years

Published 03 October, 2017 at 4:35 PM

Nearly three years back, a freshman batch took their first steps on an uphill climb, entering the unfamiliar blue-blooded territory where they were greeted...


Published 03 October, 2017 at 11:35 AM

I remember chancing upon a senior colleague at the De la Costa garden. He was looking at the tarp ad for an org event. He turned to me and said, “Tingnan mo....

‘Busina, busina’

Published 03 October, 2017 at 11:24 AM

The sight is all too familiar: Black flags, chants, and students draping Gate 2.5. We take to the streets our indignation against issues such as the Marcos...

‘Look What You Made Me Do’

Published 03 October, 2017 at 11:20 AM

“Feminism is not a stick to beat other women with,” Emma Watson said. However, there has been a misuse of the identity of being a feminist....

Who’s afraid of the big bad neoliberal?

Published 03 October, 2017 at 11:15 AM

The boogeyman is neoliberalism. Leftists rally against the “neoliberal agenda,” as if a shadowy cabal of economists, bankers, and businessmen are secretly...

The road not taken

Published 03 October, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Uber is back. On August 29, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) lifted the one-month suspension order on the operations of...

The fight for truth, freedom, and justice continues

Published 18 September, 2017 at 10:01 PM

Joint Editorial by the Confederation of Publications of the Ateneo de Manila University On the 22nd of September, 1972, President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued...

Indigenous Peoples in the Time of Duterte

Published 13 September, 2017 at 12:37 PM

THE PHILIPPINES was the first country to pass legislation like the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997, upholding the inherent and inviolable rights...

The road to hell...

Published 11 September, 2017 at 1:03 AM

“Prejudice plus power;” this, according to many social justice activists and scholars, is the equation for oppression. This formulation was coined in...

And on the seventh day...

Published 11 September, 2017 at 12:58 AM

I am a workaholic. I thrive on the feeling of doing something productive with my time, and having to-do lists chock-full of deliverables. Filling up my...

LF: Internships

Published 11 September, 2017 at 12:46 AM

While many seniors are thinking ahead to their theses, some are anxiously peering at the faint mirage of employment by spending their final intersession in...

A matter of justice

Published 11 September, 2017 at 12:33 AM

While significant strides have been recently made on healthcare–passage of the RH Law, sin tax reform, universal healthcare, and the anti-hospital deposit...

Whether or not it’s 2017

Published 11 September, 2017 at 12:08 AM

Actress Nadine Lustre recently garnered criticism after being asked if she and her boyfriend James Reid were living together. In reply, she said, “If that...

'No place for terror in a just society'

Published 21 August, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Below is the full text of the statement in English, Filipino, Bikol, and Cebuano respectively: Statement of concerned Ateneo de Manila University faculty on...