President, Not Leader: A Look into the Events of August 21, 2022

Roughly two months into his reign, it is still unclear how President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. aims to achieve the national unity he strongly advocated for during his campaign. If anything, one may say that many of his actions and decisions thus far—or lack thereof—have caused more neglect and division than oneness.

Mga Tekstong Hindi Mabasa: Bakit Kailangan ang Filipinong Salin ng mga Pambansang Dokumento?

Kahit itinatag noong taong 1987, ang kasalukuyang Konstitusyon ng bansang Pilipinas ay wala pa ring salin sa wikang Filipino. Bagama’t ang Filipino at Ingles ay parehong mga opisyal na wika ng bansa, mukhang ang Ingles lamang ang ginagamit para sa mahahalagang pambansang dokumento.

Ancient Artifacts, Modern Motives: On Using Baybayin Today

“While a people preserves its language; it preserves the marks of liberty,” once said the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal. Yet, in the case of Baybayin, the proper way to apply this statement seems to be quite debated upon.

Tests and Trials: Bringing Back College Entrance Exams

In an exclusive email to Hi-Lites, Director Mr. Jo-ed Tirol of the Ateneo de Manila University Office of Admission and Aid said that the university is indeed planning to bring back the Ateneo College Entrance Test for applicants of the school year 2023-2024. With other schools likely following suit, college entrance exams will be brought back for the first time after two years, should nationwide health conditions permit such plans push through.

Expectations VS. Reality: Marcos Jr. Through the Lenses of Atenean Core Values

Last Thursday, June 30, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was officially inaugurated as the 17th President of the Philippines. While his reign has just begun, it is only natural that people have set expectations as to what they hope for during his administration, and if his actions and contributions prior to assuming the presidency make him trustworthy enough to lead the entire country.

6 Years of Iron, Blood, and Injustice: Recapping the Duterte Administration (Part 6)

The presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte is certainly one that has proven to be memorable. Yet, whether it be his decorum and speech, his stark disdain for drugs, or his use of unconventional methods in obtaining or maintaining peace and order, Filipinos are divided on whether to view this regime in a positive or negative light. Now in the final part of this six-part Probe series, we continue to look back at the incumbent president’s reign, before we soon welcome the nation’s new chief executive.

6 Years of Iron, Blood, and Injustice: Recapping the Duterte Administration (Part 2)

The presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte is certainly one that has proven to be memorable. Yet, whether it be his decorum and speech, his stark disdain for drugs, or his use of unconventional methods in obtaining or maintaining peace and order, Filipinos are divided on whether to view this regime in a positive or negative light. In part two of this six-part Probe series, we continue to look back at the incumbent president’s reign, before we soon welcome the nation’s new chief executive.