WANTED: Senators

As campaign season heats up, it pays to know where our candidates stand on several issues that Filipinos confront. After all, they are wooing us for our votes. If we do not know how they stand on things that matter to us, we cannot make an informed decision on who to vote for on May 13.

BREAKING: BOR appoints new deans for CMC, CAL, CHK, SURP

The Board of Regents, in its meeting this morning, appointed the following faculty members as deans of their academic units: Arminda V. Santiago (College of Mass Communication), Francis Carlos B. Diaz (College of Human Kinetics), Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete (College of Arts and Letters; renewed appointment), and Hussein Lidasan (School of Urban and Regional Planning). The BOR deferred the appointment of a dean for the Asian Center.

Environmental aesthetics: beauty of nature on its own terms

For the longest time, “aesthetics” has been strongly identified only with works of art or with beauty. For generations Y and Z, the word has evolved to also encapsulate one’s own style and sense of identity. However, aesthetic appreciation is not confined to works of art, beauty, or style. We do experience aesthetic enjoyment e ven in that which the capitalist art collectors once fantasized to possess but couldn’t: “ungraspable” nature, as described by John Berger, in his explanation of the landscape genre in traditional oil painting in Ways of Seeing (1972).

Should we save the world?

I have a guilty aversion to news about climate change. Knowing that at least one species die every hour because of man-made destruction of natural habitats, or seeing the point-of-no-return-from-catastrophic-environmental-damage inch in closer and closer, is honestly really terrifying. And because positive news has become so rare, when the Paris Climate Agreement was announced, I hesitated to find out more. Something would go wrong here, my gut told me. Sure enough, the Philippine president did not disappoint my gut.

Old woes, new challenges confront UP enrollment

Every enrollment at the beginning of the semester paints vivid pictures of agony, each one different for every generation of UP students. But there are the staple issues like shortage in course offerings, long queues, and the usual discomforts in walking and commuting from building to building under the sun.

Security guards decry salary delay

Security and reliever guards affiliated with NorthCom Security and Investigation Agency (NorthCom) protested the month-long delay of their salaries. The guards did not receive their salaries from December last year until the first part of January this year.

Opisyal na lingguhang pahayagan ng mga mag-aaral ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas-Diliman