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LOOK: Palma Hall opens its doors as isolation unit for UP Diliman

May 19, 2020 - 8:14 PM

Dubbed as Kanlungang Palma sa Panahon ng Pandemya, the social sciences and humanities hub of University of the Philippines Diliman takes on the responsibility of housing suspected and probable coronavirus cases in the area

PALMA HALL. UP Health Service staff, Department of Health inspection team, and Act as One representatives stand in Palma Hall, which is now an isolation area for suspected coronavirus cases. All photos from UP Diliman website

Students of top 4 PH schools urge CHED to suspend online classes

Mar 25, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'While we understand the need for learning to continue, the different circumstances of students across universities are not ideal and conducive for such,' the student governments of ADMU, UP Diliman, DLSU Manila, and UST say in their petition to the Commission on Higher Education

SUSPEND ONLINE CLASSES. Students from UP, ADMU, DLSU, and UST submit a petition to CHED to suspend online classes. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINION] I used to hate activists, until I became one

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:54 PM

'I remember rolling my eyes every time I'd hear protesters chanting. I hated all of it. I was so annoyed.'

Dominant NU Bullpups sweep elims, earn outright finals berth

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:49 PM

The NU Bullpups make another successful trip back to the UAAP juniors basketball finals

LEADER. Terrence Fortea lead the NU Bullpups to another UAAP juniors basketball finals appearance. Photo from release

Pro-student, pro-people: Who is incoming UP Diliman chancellor Fidel Nemenzo?

Feb 03, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Incoming chancellor Fidel Nemenzo is known for his progressive stance on various issues within and outside the UP Diliman campus

Newly appointed UP Diliman chancellor, Mathematics professor Fidel Nemenzo join students at the Quezon Hall UP Diliman in Quezon City on February 3, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fidel Nemenzo is U.P. Diliman new chancellor

Feb 03, 2020 - 12:22 PM

Fidel Nemenzo vows to transform University of the Philippines Diliman into 'a modern research university with a public mission'

Newly appointed UP Diliman chancellor, Mathematics professor Fidel Nemenzo join students at the Quezon Hall UP Diliman in Quezon City on February 3, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.P. IE Club to hold 4th Ergonomics Convention for PH inclusivity

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:38 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Ergonomics Convention of the University of the Philippines Industrial Engineering Club is a platform for high school and college students to brainstorm ideas for a more inclusive Filipino community

Groups, alumni voice out support for U.P. Diliman chancellor nominee Nemenzo

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:11 PM

The UP College of Science says the UP Diliman community need an academic leader like Nemenzo whose 'vision for the university intersects and resonates with the ideals and goals of the College'

CHANCELLOR NOMINEE. Dr Fidel Nemenzo speaks in front of Los Baños community. Photo from UPLB Research and Extension Facebook Page

U.P. Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2020 commemorates 50th year of First Quarter Storm

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The festival serves to raise awareness on the significance of this pivotal chapter during the turbulent Marcos regime especially on issues concerning human rights

‘No dictatorship’ in U.P. Diliman, vows chancellor nominee Manegdeg

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:29 PM

College of Engineering Dean Ferdinand Manegdeg plans to divide UP Diliman into sectors or clusters: Arts Paradise, Technology Haven, Innovation Mecca, Technopreneurship Center

DEAN. Dean Ferdinand Manegdeg (left) with Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan. Photo from the UP Diliman College of Engineering Facebook page

‘Red-tagging has no place in U.P.’ – Diliman chancellor bet Nemenzo

Jan 16, 2020 - 5:59 PM

Dr Fidel Nemenzo, a mathematician, plans to transform the University of the Philippines Diliman into ‘a modern research university with a public mission’

AS VICE CHANCELLOR. Dr Fidel Nemenzo speaks in front of Los Baños community. Photo from UPLB Research and Extension Facebook Page

Pro-people, pro-marginalized: Who should next UP Diliman chancellor be?

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM

UP Diliman Student Council chairperson Sean Thakur says the stand of the chancellor on issues will greatly influence the actions of the university

'Justice prevailed': Youth groups hail Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Today we are a step ahead in our fight against impunity,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

IN PHOTOS: U.P. Lantern Parade 2019 displays call for societal change

Dec 14, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Following its theme, Pumailanlang. the UP lantern parade was centered on bird-like figures symbolizing the university’s efforts to help the marginalized

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COLORS. The University of the Philippines once again lights up colorful displays for the 2019 UP Lantern Parade with artworks on the changing social and political landscape of the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

U.P. frat member dies after latest hazing exposé

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:51 AM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan appeals to the public to stop posting and forwarding social media messages related to the student's death

With new building, UP Resilience Institute hopes to take lead in disaster preparedness

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM

UPRI Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says the new building will be 'a headquarters for knowledge systems on resilience to serve the entire country'

GROUNDBREAKING. University of the Philippines President Danilo Concepcion, along with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and other officials, join the groundbreaking ceremony of the UP Resilience Institute building on Wednesday, September 25. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Martial Law museum set to open by 2022

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Freedom Memorial Museum wll follow the 'brutalist' design that won the contest launched by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission

UP students to stage walkout in protest of campus militarization

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:35 PM

‘Campus militarization is equivalent to martial law in our university and we shall not let that happen,’ says UP student regent John Isaac Punzalan

NO TO MILITARY, POLICE PRESENCE. A student of the University of the Philippines in a protest on April 5, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] A briefing for incoming first year college students

Aug 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Release your inner nerd. These can be some of the best years of your life.

Otso Diretso to make last stand in miting de avance at UP Diliman

May 07, 2019 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) Several bands, singers, and spoken word artists are going to perform during the miting de avance, including Autotelic, Truefaith, Noel Cabangon, and Ebe Dancel

D-League: CSB routs Letran, Diliman College survives Marinero

May 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

St Benilde and Diliman College post contrasting wins in the PBA D-League

Photo from PBA Images

UP Diliman student council elections see lowest voter turnout in at least 11 years

Apr 12, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Only 8,564 out of 20,964 students voted in UP Diliman’s student council elections

LOW TURNOUT. University Student Council elections of University of the Philippines Diliman get their lowest turnout in at least 11 years. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.P. history teachers urge Filipinos to defend PH from China

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'Ang panghihimasok ng mga barkong Tsino sa bansa ay paglabag sa ating Saligang Batas at pagyurak sa alaala ng ating mga bayani,' says the UP Department of History, in a statement released on Araw ng Kagitingan

SOVEREIGNTY. Different groups march towards the Chinese Consulate in Makati to protest the presence of China in the West Philippine Sea on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PBA D-League: Ateneo, San Beda coast to easy wins

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Even minus Thirdy Ravena, the Blue Eagles roll past the Knights for their fourth win in 5 outings

BLOWOUT. UE standout Alvin Pasaol reinforces the Letran Knights, but Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles stay in full control. Photo from PBA Images

‘Stand firm, fight for free press:’ UP Diliman community slams arrest of Maria Ressa

Mar 29, 2019 - 8:51 PM

UP journalism professor and 'Bulatlat' associate editor Danilo Arao added alternative and mainstream media should work together to defend press freedom

Students, together with faculty members, of University of the Philippines-Diliman held a protest action on March 29, at the College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman, condemning the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa. Photo by Miguel Garcia

D-League: Che'lu outclasses EAC, Perpetual nets first win

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Sean Manganti overcomes a cold 1st half to emerge as Che'lu's topscorer

COMEBACK. Sean Manganti regains his sweet-shooting momentum in the second half. Photo by PBA Images

U.P. revisits history in Diliman Commune Tour

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) The tour, offered until March 29, celebrates the spirit of the 1971 Diliman Commune and serves as a tool to educate the youth amid the historical revisionism on social media

UP Commune Tour. Photo by Sofia Virtudes/Rappler

Dogs offer emotional support for U.P. Diliman students, staff

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Cotton and Tisay are UP's first emotional support dogs

DOG HEALERS. The University of the Philippines - Diliman launches its new program that will involve dogs around the campus in lightening the burden of people. Photos from Utak at Pusa Facebook page

UP Fair: More than just a concert

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:27 PM

This year, UP Fair aims to be the voice of the masses

UP Diliman commemorates 70th year of move from Ermita campus

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The event urges everyone to contemplate on our sense of place and the routes in place-making

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

Floats with meaningful stories take spotlight at UP Lantern Parade 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Check out some of the floats that came with their own messages during this year's UP Lantern Parade

POWER OF WORDS. The bangkang papel lantern took third place for for this year's best lantern contest. It featured poems, research and stories written by UP gradutes and faculty members. Photo by Jazmin Tremblay/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Despite the rain, UP Lantern Parade 2018 shines on

Dec 15, 2018 - 12:52 AM

Around 3,000 people attend this year's UP lantern parade

University of the Philippines brightens up once again with colorful lanterns for the 2018 UP Lantern Parade with artworks depicting social issues in the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

3 resign from U.P. student council amid fraternity scandal

Nov 24, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'A change in leadership is called for to effectively transition the responsibility of investigating and deliberating these concerns,' University Student Council chairman Yael Toribio, a member of Upsilon Sigma Phi Fraternity, says in his resignation letter

Despite his Upsilon ties, U.P. president commits to resolve frat issues

Nov 23, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Upsilon itself conducts an investigation into the so-called #LonsiLeaks, the results of which will be given to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

U.P. says warring fraternities involved in 2 incidents on campus

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

UP Diliman vice chancellor for student affairs Jerwin Agpaoa says no action has been taken yet, as separate investigations are still ongoing

FRAT WARS. The University of the Philippines Diliman says it does not condone any form of fraternity-related violence. Photo of Malcolm Hall from Shutterstock

U.P. says car chase, not shooting, occurred in Diliman campus

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The administration of the UP Diliman campus says it was still waiting for a report about the car chase

NO SHOOTING. Officials from the University of the Philippines denied reports a shooting incident took palace in the school's Diliman campus. Photo from Shutterstock

Young Pinoy innovators want to make affordable biotech lab kits

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Only 3 out of 10 high schools in the Philippines have a science laboratory. #HackSociety winner, team BTBox, is looking to address the problem by making portable, affordable lab kits that high school students can use

BTBOX. Kenneth Kim says their kits are 90% cheaper than competing lab kits at the #HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018


Groups slam Uson for red-tagging Lumad rights organizations

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the supposed Lumad at Mocha Uson's 'protest' at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus is linked to a paramilitary group, say Lumad rights advocates

Salita ng Taon 2018: Narito ang mga pinagpipilian

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Ang 11 nominadong salita ay naging laman ng mga balita at diskusyon, at bukambibig ng mga Filipino sa nakalipas na dalawang taon

Which is UP Diliman’s student paper: ‘Philippine Collegian’ or ‘Rebel Kule’?

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

A controversy in the editorial exams of the 'Philippine Collegian' leads to the revival of an alternative 'official' students' publication. How will this be resolved?

Bring back the beat: UP council calls for UAAP drum return

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:59 PM

The UP Diliman University Student Council calls for the full return of the drums in the UAAP men's basketball games

Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

U.P. history department slams president's attendance at Marcos event

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The Department of History says the UP President's appearance at the event is an insult to the memory of those who risked their lives to fight martial law

U.P. president 'regrets' pain caused by appearance with Imee Marcos

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'I intended no offense.... Tao lang po!' says University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion, adding that UP will never forget the dark period of Martial Law

IN PHOTOS: UP Diliman's new football pitch

Aug 04, 2018 - 11:57 AM

If the UP men's football team managed to win the UAAP championship without a pitch, imagine how strong they could be with a field of their own

PITCH PERFECT. Quezon City now has a second artificial football ground. All photos by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

LOOK: UPCAT applicants camp out, faint lining up in Diliman

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:12 PM

On the last day of filing applications for students from Metro Manila private schools, hopefuls get an idea why UP is sometimes called the 'University of Pila'

Is Philippine Collegian facing a press freedom issue?

May 12, 2018 - 11:13 AM

'The UPD administration needs to be level-headed enough to study the rules and interpret them based on the normative standards of journalism, especially when it comes to editorial independence,' says professor Danilo Arao

Robredo backs Sereno: I will do everything to right this wrong

May 07, 2018 - 1:14 PM

'The quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno...can be the final blow to the ideal of justice we all depend on…. [It] is not just her fight, it is our fight,' the Vice President says at the Free the Courts forum

Photo by Angie de Silva

‘A different crisis’ looms if Senate clashes with SC on Sereno quo warranto

May 07, 2018 - 11:49 AM

‘Panibagong kaguluhan na naman ‘yun,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo

CRISIS. IBP president Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo says a different crisis looms if the Senate clashes with the Supreme Court on the potential ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Philippine Collegian campus journos barred from taking editorial exams

May 04, 2018 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Board of Judges cites the candidates’ failure to meet residency requirements as basis for disqualification from taking the editorial exams. UP Chancellor Michael Tan upholds the decision.