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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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...

On break

Published 04 May, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Most of the country is already on vacation mode, as many schools are now on break for the summer. While we in the Loyola Schools have about a month to go...

Face your spheres

Published 03 May, 2017 at 8:08 PM

When Baka Bukas, a film about the relationship between two young and middle-class lesbians, was released in March, early reviews and trailers made film...

Hayaang muling mabuhay

Published 16 April, 2017 at 8:57 PM

Ngayong araw ipinagdiriwang ng maraming Pilipino ang Muling Pagkabuhay ni Hesus—ang batayan at sandigan ng pananampalatayang Kristiyano. Mula sa tradisyunal...

“Memories of People Power”

Published 13 April, 2017 at 10:52 AM

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...

On pointless online wars and weightless opposition

Published 09 April, 2017 at 7:53 AM

We have a problem with social media and politics in the Philippines. Much has already been said about the pro-Duterte trolls and pages. We all know the...

“Hindi tayo ang ating nakaraan”

Published 09 April, 2017 at 7:47 AM

“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...

Capitalizing Development

Published 09 April, 2017 at 7:38 AM

YOU WAKE up from a thoughtless sleep in your quaint home, as the sun rises over the horizon of town. The room then becomes filled with the aroma of garlic from...

A New Hope

Published 08 April, 2017 at 2:11 PM

At the start of the year 2016, Erik Matti wrote an opinion article for the Philippine Star titled “The future of Philippine cinema is not bright”. He...