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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'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...

No more running

Published 20 August, 2017 at 10:57 PM

Before last week, the mounting death toll from the war on drugs seems to have receded from the everyday consciousness of Filipinos. Quite telling was the fact...

Quality point

Published 19 July, 2017 at 10:24 PM

The night before my first final exam this semester, my friends and I sat around a table and reviewed the thesis statements for our orals. In the dingy...


Published 19 July, 2017 at 10:18 PM

Superhero movies always remind me of how human I am. In the aerial scenes with scrambling crowds, I’d always try to spot for a lookalike, because I know that...

With or without catalysts

Published 19 July, 2017 at 10:11 PM

DESPITE BEING in its immediate post-Constitutional Convention stage, the Sanggunian proved its durability after it had mobilized the Ateneo community against...

Let’s talk about sex

Published 19 July, 2017 at 10:03 PM

On May 3, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach visited the Ateneo de Manila University in light of her appointment as the new Goodwill Ambassador for the...

Armchair struggles

Published 19 July, 2017 at 9:54 PM

Social media has become an integral part of advocacies. Placards and banners now go side by side with smartphones, tweets, and Facebook Live streams....

Political Correctness: Distorted and Used

Published 19 July, 2017 at 9:48 PM

The phrase “politically correct” gets tossed around so often when it comes to online discourse nowadays, but what exactly does it mean? To be...

Radical Love in an Age of Turmoil

Published 27 May, 2017 at 4:02 PM

The following is the valedictory speech delivered by Lyonel T. Tanganco (BS ME ‘17 and AB EC-H ‘17), summa cum laude and valedictorian of the Ateneo de...

The Atenean facing Martial Law

Published 26 May, 2017 at 3:09 PM

The following is a transcript of the commencement speech given by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno (AB Eco ’80) to the graduating class of 2017. My...

“The Power of Nonviolent Resistance”

Published 05 May, 2017 at 12:19 PM

Nonviolent resistance has seen a recent resurgence in diverse countries. Its aim: to challenge personalities and policies that discriminate, exclude, or...

A byte of power

Published 04 May, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Last March 8, Twitter suspended the account of prominent pro-government blogger and social media presence Mocha Uson for reasons not specified by the social...

Perpetual publicity

Published 04 May, 2017 at 12:39 PM

AMIDST PREPARATIONS for midterm reports, one’s planner is greeted with a meteor shower of org meetings and general assemblies. This can take a toll on...

Under Pressure

Published 04 May, 2017 at 12:30 PM

It started with the markers. It started when I was in the second grade, when I saw that my seatmate was accomplishing her seatwork with a 32-pack of Faber...

The Gender Gap

Published 04 May, 2017 at 12:26 PM

I was raised by a strong Filipina. With a business to run and three children to take care of, my mother made it a point to prepare our baons, see us off to...