Our glaring inhumanity: On institutionalized and direct violence
by Cody Cepeda
Opinion // April 6, 2017

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in one of my major classes (a socio-anthropology course on religion) when the discussion touched on violence. It was apropos at that time since it coincided with the news reports about the Catholic Church opposing abortion and the extrajudicial killings. My professor, Dr. Josefina, a trained anthropologist and…

by Jonathan Dizon
Opinion // April 3, 2017

  Cities are overcrowded. Vehicles pile up on narrow streets and squelch thick black smoke into the air. Close proximities limit personal space and hygiene, and allow viruses to fester. With so little space to settle, people resort to living in places unfit for residency, tainting rivers dark, and littering our streets with poverty. These…

What happened to Philippine Football since its revival?
by Claro Ignacio Manzano
Opinion //

I remember spending a Saturday night back home in 2010, relaxing from all of the hustle and bustle of life by kicking back in the living room of my house and just watching TV. As I flipped through the channels, something on Balls Channel (which has since been dissolved) immediately caught my eye: highlights of…

The problem with modesty
by Bianca Suarez
Opinion // March 26, 2017

As I was going down SJ Walk today, I passed by a poster that had the following quote by Boona Mohammad, a male Canadian poet: Beauty without modesty is like a conversation without honesty. I just had to stop and stare because I didn’t understand the analogy at all. Now, modesty can mean numerous things….

More opportunities for positive social change
by Ian Benedict Mia
Opinion // March 11, 2017

For the past months, I’ve had the pleasure of working part-time as a research assistant in one of DLSU’s research centers, wherein we’re currently conducting studies on social enterprises (SE) in the Philippines. Unlike mainstream businesses, SEs adhere to a triple bottom line approach: social, environmental, and financial. They are emerging innovators in a sense…

Stand on the right, walk on the left
by Wilhelm Tan
Opinion // February 26, 2017

My family went to Tokyo, Japan for the holidays, and one of the most striking things I noticed during my stay there was the way the Japanese daily commute looked like, something I got to observe as we used the subway to get around the city.  Whenever a train would pull into the subway station,…

Stifling cyber-mockery
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // February 20, 2017

A few weeks ago, a post on the DLSU Profs to Pick page on Facebook blew up when a student posted a lengthy rant about his search for a girlfriend. He would then go on to ask if any girl reading the post was willing to be his significant other so that his long search…

To each their own
by Angelika Tirona
Opinion // February 4, 2017

“Maganda nga, retokada naman.” A few months ago, as I was on the train back home from school, I heard what was probably one of the most degrading statements uttered on public transport. Two girls were talking about a Filipina model who had just admitted to getting work done. Apparently, it was a big deal…

Let the indies reach the people
by Allana Aldea
Opinion //

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is envisioned as a festival that develops and encourages the production of quality Filipino films. Despite giving artists an opportunity to showcase artistry and originality, the MMFF, in the past years, has almost always featured movies that were money-making mediocrities. The goal of the MMFF swerved from uplifting the…

Saving the MMFF
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion //

Last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) ran from December 25, 2016 until the first week of January 2017, and was the 42nd edition of the annual tradition to take place. Since 1975, the yearly festival has been putting the spotlight on local films by only allowing Filipino films to be screened in theatres during…