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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Vilifying without understanding

Published 18 February, 2018 at 7:00 PM

The strawman is “neoliberalism.” An opinion piece in The GUIDON’s September 2017 issue entitled “Who’s afraid of the big bad neoliberal?” is...

Reclaiming Historical Agency

Published 11 February, 2018 at 3:02 PM

Talking about history in the Filipino public sphere has become a fascinating phenomenon especially today when forces ideological, cultural, and political have...

A third-world Christmas

Published 28 January, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Yuletide cheer in the Philippines begins early with festive decorations in homes and shopping malls, the return of overpriced Christmas-flavored Starbucks...

Anti Social Media Club

Published 28 January, 2018 at 11:36 AM

People have learned to navigate social media and to use it to their advantage. Some people cheat their way to a higher follower count. Others digitally alter...


Published 26 January, 2018 at 10:13 PM

“One medium cappuccino for hot, please. Also, may I have the Wi-Fi password?” With slight panic stirring inside of me, I ordered a cup to keep my eyes...

Healthy idiot

Published 26 January, 2018 at 9:58 PM

Sometimes, it’s healthy to be an idiot. With so many people doing their best to excel in academics, be active in extracurriculars, and maintain a social...

Going out in style

Published 26 January, 2018 at 9:46 PM

I came into college a mess, but I didn’t think I was. “I’m a mess” is a phrase we say when we think we’re falling behind. It’s a phrase we say...

Defend Press Freedom!

Published 15 January, 2018 at 8:55 PM

THIS AFTERNOON, online news outlet Rappler announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revoked the organization’s license to operate as a...

Too Good to Be False

Published 22 December, 2017 at 10:18 PM

The following is an excerpt of a homily delivered by the late Fr. Horacio de la Costa, SJ, at the old Ateneo de Manila College of Law chapel in the mid-1950s....


Published 18 December, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Earlier this November, student Alexis Claire Venzon shared her experiences of sexual harassment in the Ateneo Senior High School through a Twitter thread, with...

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...