BY PAUL CARSON
(Updated Oct 2, 2013 | 1:35PM)
Third year BS Development Communication student John Paul Omac will lead this year’s UPLB Perspective editorial staff, besting fellow third year BA Philosophy student John Moses Chua.
Omac, a development journalism major, was “recognized as a budding development journalist by the Department of Development Journalism, College of Development Communication (CDC),” according to CDC’s news site. He is also a member of the Graphic Literature Guild.
This year’s Editor-in-Chief examinations were marked by months of delay, with the date of examinations slated by June 24. According to reports, the delay in examinations was stemmed from the lack of a functional adhoc committee for the EIC selection, which was headed by Department of Development Journalism chair Prof. Rosa Pilipinas Francisco.
Omac’s appointment surfaced on the CDC news site last July 10.
Even with the appointment long overdue, Omac still assured that the Perspective will not delay in presenting the student’s and people’s issues, and not waver in the Perspective’s tradition of militant and progressive journalism.
“The student paper I will now head has and will be a sentinel for the students and the people. Nothing much has changed since Martial Law, and with this, we will uphold a paper that is true, fighting and progressive,” Omac said. [P]