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[OPINION] We have a ton of time now – so why are we more anxious?

May 28, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'The fear of death itself is not what is crippling us during this time; it is the fear of not being who we truly are'

[OPINION] The existential community quarantine

Apr 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'At a time like this, we yearn for something to live for. But the existential threat of COVID-19 does not just threaten our lives; it threatens our existence.'

[OPINION] The ethics of stealing during the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 05, 2020 - 5:00 PM

'Why does Thomas Aquinas believe that taking another's property, whether openly or secretly, is morally acceptable in extremely rare but ominously not unreal circumstances?'

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The importance of philosophy

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Leloy Claudio and JJ Joaquin discuss the importance of philosophy and how it can help you become a better person

Language, Levinas and Digong’s Philippines

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

So it is that we are very comfortable with the language of manipulation of calculation of gain and loss of quantities and acquisitions

EVACUEES. Soldiers escort rescued civilians at a village on the outskirts of Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

What do we do with UP's registration problems?

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:40 PM

A UP teacher talks about the problems in the registration procedures and proposes solutions

LONG QUEUE. Students line up before sunrise to enlist GE classes at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Photo by Kevin Brandon Saure

UP seeks online donations for razed faculty center

Jun 13, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The Faculty Center also known as Bulwagang Rizal Rizal Hall was home of UP’s brightest artists and intellectuals

Fire razes home of UP’s brightest artists, intellectuals

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:33 AM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says his heart goes out to some 250 affected faculty members

MASSIVE BLAZE. A fire hits the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Faculty Center on April 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of Chad Booc

A philosopher's two cents on the #AlDub craze

Sep 27, 2015 - 5:00 PM

A philosophy teacher shares his thoughts on why many Filipinos are hooked on AlDub

ALDUB. Will they ever get together? Screengrab from Facebook

DLSU’s Project Einstein 2015 announces call for entries

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The following is a press release from DLSU Manila s Department of Philosophy and Department of Physics

Miriam on God, hell and the middle finger

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago jokes about corruption and Pacquiao and reflects on the existence of God and the meaning of life

Illustration by Raffy De Guzman/Rappler

Criticizing religion in light of Charlie Hebdo attack

Jan 28, 2015 - 1:27 PM

From Voltaire and Rousseau we learn that toleration is compatible with criticism of religions

epa04563186 A woman seeks out a copy of the special issue of the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo exposed in a newsstand in Lisbon, Portugal, 16 January 2015. Two days after being published in France, the special edition of Charlie Hebdo after the attack arrived in Portugal. EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES

'Confucius' on the South China Sea dispute

Dec 12, 2014 - 3:28 PM

What would Confucius say if the foreign secretaries of the Philippines and China seek his opinion on the South China sea dispute?

Jesuit Roque Ferriols turns 90, touches lives of youth

Aug 16, 2014 - 11:22 PM

If I say Be good you might think I am joking But to tell you the truth that is the most important of all – if we understand it Ferriols says

FRUIT OF OBEDIENCE. Fr Roque Ferriols taught philosophy for around half a century until 2013, when he quit after a cataract surgery. File photo by Henson Wongaiham

Rekindling the Filipino idealism

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM

We used to be envied by countries in the Orient They dreamed of becoming a prosperous and promising nation like the Philippines But what happened?

Michael Tan is next UP Diliman chancellor

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:49 PM

UPDATED Michael Tan will serve as chancellor for a 3 year term from 2014 2017

File photo by Nathan Gatpandan

Young, tech-savvy Filipinos more sexually active than you think

Feb 06, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Filipino youth and young adults are exploring new forms of sexual behaviors and activities a recent study on fertility and sexuality shows

Watch out! H&M, Pull & Bear, others to open in Megamall

Jan 28, 2014 - 6:52 PM

H M Pull Bear Vero Moda the list of new stores to open at the Megamall Fashion Hall has us itching to shop shop shop

My Tsinoy dilemma

Jan 27, 2014 - 8:00 AM

What s the difference between a Chinese Filipino and Filipino Chinese?

UP Diliman prof attacked, robbed on campus

Oct 18, 2013 - 7:55 PM

Political science faculty member Perlita Frago was attacked at around 4:30 pm October 17 before she could even get inside her car parked across Palma Hall

Awakening consciousness in the time of climate change

Jul 25, 2013 - 6:00 PM

A teacher discusses the need to reawaken the value of values in her students

SM Ladies line goes floral and graphic

May 23, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Philippine Fashion Week 2013 opens with a splash of floral prints and nautical lines from SM Ladies Fashion

FLOWERS AND GEOMETRY. Floral power and clean lines define SM Ladies' Wear this summer. All photos by Edric Chen