Responding to the chaos
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // April 11, 2016

The past few weeks have been crazy for several prominent universities in Metro Manila. Last March 28, the Ateneo de Manila University received yet another bomb threat from a still undetermined source. Students, faculty, and staff were then swiftly evacuated while the bomb squad conducted two sweeps of the campus. Only a few days passed…

Law Bending
by Miguel Luis Gayares
Opinion // April 7, 2016

On March 8, 2016, Mary Grace Natividad Sonora Poe Llamanzares, or simply known as Grace Poe, became an official presidential candidate after the Supreme Court of the Philippines gave its legal blessing to reverse the ruling of the Commission on Elections to cancel her certificate of candidacy in the 2016 Philippine elections. As a foundling…

by Marinel Mamac
Opinion // March 23, 2016

It has been a month since Manny Pacquiao sparked outrage among LGBT groups and allies for his masahol pa sa hayop statements, for which he has since then apologized online. The consequences of his 28-second interview excerpt, copies of which have been circulated and discussed extensively on social media, have been disastrous — first on…

Editorial: Remembering Ramon Magsaysay
by The LaSallian
March 16, 2016

When it comes to presidents, the Philippines has seen it all. We have been under the leadership of a former action star, a brilliant but ruthless dictator, a newspaper founder, a courageous housewife, and a high-ranking military man, to name a few. And then there was Ramon Magsaysay, a former automobile mechanic whom esteemed political…

Only human
by Wilhelm Tan
Opinion // March 9, 2016

On December 29th, 2015, I hit a car. It wasn’t a huge crash or anything like that, and thankfully, no one got hurt. Still, it was the first accident I had ever gotten into, and it’s safe to say it shook me up quite a bit. At the time, I was just hoping to get…

Remnants of a revolution
by The LaSallian
Editorial // February 23, 2016

February 25, 2016 marks the 30th year since the EDSA Revolution, which overthrew a two-decade oppressive regime characterized by rampant corruption, abuse, and unjust rule of law. Throughout the series of demonstrations, more than two million Filipinos united under cries of “Laban!” along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, with thousands more in other cities and…

The privileged
by Anthony John Tang
Opinion // January 26, 2016

As I enjoyed my steaming cup of peppermint mocha in a Starbucks branch somewhere in Mandaluyong, I could not help but overhear the conversation from the table behind me. They were probably my age, at least mid-20s or younger, and much like every coffee table conversation right now, they were talking about the upcoming national…

Elect, defect, repeat
by The LaSallian
Editorial Opinion // January 22, 2016

Politics has been an uphill battle since before this year’s freshmen were born. The continuous changes in political climate — woven intricately with social and economic upheavals throughout the years — make it difficult to identify clear progress, and our collective inability to properly recognize the root of our problems may have led us to…

The afterparty
by The LaSallian
Editorial // November 25, 2015

“Once you are elected, you leave your party. You forget partisanship. You work as one,” said Barry Ubara to the 1986 Student Council (SC) officers after bagging the SC Presidency thirty years ago — the first time Alyansang Tapat sa Lasallista (Tapat) and Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon) had gone head to head in…

Ready, get set, no
by Miguel Luis Gayares
Opinion //

The Philippines is far from being ready, the Filipinos are a long way from being set, and yet we all still must go towards a new international venture in the hopes that progress and change does exist beyond the shadows of empty promises. Let’s put things into perspective and as blunt as it could possibly…