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 great populist spending spree

Published 21 November, 2017 at 7:29 PM

WHEN ASKED how the recently passed law on free public tertiary education would be funded, President Rodrigo Duterte replied, “‘Yan na ang problema...

Killing the Death Tax Should Be Part of Tax Reform

Published 18 November, 2017 at 12:17 PM

After 20 years of waiting, tax reform is now around. The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed their own versions of the first tax reform...

How Professionalism Kills Passion

Published 18 November, 2017 at 12:06 PM

As I write this, I am a day removed from watching Rhythm-in-Blue (RiB), an inter-organizational dance competition hosted by the Company of Ateneo Dancers...

Combating climate change

Published 12 November, 2017 at 12:16 PM

The rise of right-wing leaders across the globe has made millions of people become aware of the dangers of authoritarianism, white supremacism, and free-market...

More than just ‘PWD na’

Published 12 November, 2017 at 12:05 PM

I still remember the day I woke up paralyzed on my left side. It was the confusion that set in before the panic did. My left cheek could not smile, nor...

That’s enough

Published 12 November, 2017 at 11:57 AM

What was supposed to be a simple, paper-related consultation with my professor many months ago turned into a heart-to-heart talk about how I had been coping...

The open society under siege

Published 12 November, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Perceptive readers will notice that my column tag is in honor of philosopher Karl Popper’s magnum opus, The Open Society and Its Enemies. In it, Popper...

Up in the air

Published 12 November, 2017 at 11:32 AM

There is never a shortage of airline passengers complaining about the “terrible” service after a flight. The story is the same every time: Lost baggage,...

Filipino commuting

Published 12 November, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Commuting means waking up before the sun even rises just so you can avoid traffic and get to school on time. It means bracing yourself for the one-hour travel...

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...