Filipino students - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino students


The First Quarter Storm of 1970 revisited

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:39 PM

Armed with nothing more than angry slogans and sticks and stones – and an occasional pillbox or two – those who manned the barricades during the FQS would undergo a baptism of fire that would change their lives forever

First Quarter Storm Reunion. Rappler Photo

Anakbayan: ‘Missing’ youth activist is free and safe

Aug 12, 2019 - 10:28 PM

The 18-year-old Anakbayan member is still active, but not ready to resurface due to threats of harassment, abduction, and assassination, the group's leader says

YOUTH ACTIVISTS. (From left) Hen Namoca, Raoul Manuel of NUSP, Alex Danday of Anakbayan, Kara Tanggava of LFS, and Daryl Angelo Baykado of the CEGP hold a press conference on August 12, 2019, to belie the allegation that a 17-year-old student who joined Anakbayan was kidnapped. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Philippine team wins medals at 2019 International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:19 PM

All members of the Philippine team win medals at the oldest and most prestigious of the international scientific olympiads, where they competed against hundreds of contestants from 111 countries

WINNING TEAM. (Front, L to R) Vincent dela Cruz, Sean Anderson Ty, Immanuel Josiah Balete, Dr Christian Paul Chan Shio (Deputy Team Leader), Mr Russelle Guadalupe (Trainer), Dr Richard Eden (Team Leader)
;(Back, L to R) Dion Stephan Ong, Andres Rico Gonzales III, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez. Photo by the Mathematical Society of the Philippines

Youth groups decry final SC ruling making Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 27, 2019 - 10:04 PM

While the government makes Filipino and Philippine Literature courses optional in college, it has railroaded the bill for mandatory ROTC. This is 'false nationalism,' a group says.

IN PHOTOS: Youth groups hold protests to oppose mandatory ROTC

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The death of Willy Amihoy, the 23-year old ROTC cadet and freshman student in Iloilo moved various organizations and groups to call for justice and oppose mandatory ROTC

Youth groups in Metro Manila call for justice after the death of Willie Amihoy and seek to abolish mandatory ROTC in an indignation protest held Tuesday, March 12.

#ThinkPH 2018: Dear future self, this is what you should do today

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Stay human, cultivate passions, and other learnings from #ThinkPH 2018

#ThinkPH 2018: Does PH education need rebooting?

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:38 PM

This is our third and last roundtable discussion for #ThinkPH. Join us as we stream live from the Rappler studio on September 6, Thursday, 4 pm.

#ThinkPH 2018: Unlocking the creative potential of young Filipinos

Sep 05, 2018 - 3:31 PM

For the second part of our series of roundtable discussions, we’ll delve into the future of creative economies. Join us as we stream live from the Rappler studio on September 5, Wednesday, 4 pm.

#ThinkPH 2018: Who are you in the time of creative destruction?

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Join us and our experts as we sit down for the first of our series of roundtable discussions. We will be streaming live from the Rappler studio on September 4, Tuesday, 4 pm.

Parents to DepEd: Protect grade-schoolers from proposed drug test

Jul 05, 2018 - 5:30 PM

'Kung sinasabi ng DepEd na hindi [naaayon] sa batas 'yun, panindigan nila 'yun. Hindi dapat [sila pumayag] dahil doon din kami nakasandal sa mga ahensyang ito,' says Vives Moreno, mother of a 10-year-old student

PROTEST. Parent leaders belonging to Akbayan partylist group troop to the Corazon Aquino Elementary School gates in Quezon City on July 5, 2018, to protest the planned drug testing for students as young as 10 years old. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Filipino youth lead nationwide 'walkout' for freedom and democracy

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:39 PM

'The youth will continue to fight outside the four walls of their classrooms to push for basic socio-economic reforms that are not only beneficial to the youth, but to all marginalized and oppressed sectors of the society,' says Kabataan Partlist representative Sarah Elago

From UST to Morayta. Photo of students shaking hands with farmers from Eastern Samar. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Filipino students in Australia to form nationwide alliance

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:02 PM

For the first time in the history of Filipinos in Australia the creation of a nationwide student alliance comes closer to reality

 PHILIPPINE PRIDE. Filipino student participants pose for a photo with Ambassador Minda Cruz (lowest, 3rd from left), Philippine Honorary Consul of Victoria Felix Pintado (lowest, 2nd from L), and Minister and Consul General Nina Cainglet (lowest, 1st from L). Photo courtesy of FASTCO.

What it's like to study in Europe

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Studying in Europe sounds glamorous because of the many travel opportunities but it is expensive especially for non EU students

Aquino's neighbors: 'Welcome home, PNoy'

Jun 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III is in high spirits as he returns to his family home at Times Street on June 30

HOMECOMING. Former President Benigno Aquino lll is back at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday, June 30. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Youth groups to Duterte: Review K-12, reform labor laws

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:53 PM

According to the League of Filipino Students the youth comprise a big chunk of Duterte’s vote during the elections because they are clamoring for change in policies concerning them

CELEBRATION. Representatives of youth groups throw colored powders during the support rally in Mendiola for President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rendell Sanchez/ Rappler

'Give a Bag of Hope' kicks off its second year

May 19, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Advisory: This year s Give A Bag of Hope campaign goes beyond bags to promote literacy

CONVERGYS LAUNCH. The campaign is fully employee-driven, where employees donate school supplies public school students. All photos from Convergys

Students, IPs clash with police in APEC protests

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:11 PM

Militant and progressive groups are also gearing up for a major mobilization for Thursday November 19 the last day of the APEC Leaders Summit

Youth activists from the League of Filipino Students clash with anti-riot police while attempting to hold a protest near the venue of APEC in Pasay City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Student group blames APEC for 'commercialization of education'

Nov 17, 2015 - 10:39 PM

League of Filipino Students: Gov t turning our schools into a factory of cheap semi skilled and docile laborers needed by foreign corporations

Want a Wharton degree? Here's your chance - new scholarships for Pinoys

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:01 PM

Press release: Wharton will award two new financial aid funds for undergraduate Filipino students

Photo from Wharton Website

The revenge of the nerds

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:48 PM

Slackers and jocks are no longer the big men on campus – it s now the A student

Will Aquino freeze tuition hikes after death of CSU student?

Mar 05, 2015 - 11:59 PM

Student activists say the death of Cagayan State University student Rosanna Sanfuego shows the worst effect of state abandonment of education

Fil-Ams to benefit from Obama's 'America's College Promise'

Mar 01, 2015 - 9:00 PM

America’s College Promise would save a full time community college student an average of 3 800 in tuition a year

Thousands of students walk out to call for Aquino's resignation

Feb 27, 2015 - 2:50 PM

Simultaneous protest actions are being staged to show outrage over Aquino’s alleged attempt to cover up his involvement in the Mamasapano operation and the new round of tuition fee increases

Militant students encourage other students to join them and walk out of their classes during a mass protest demanding President Benigno Aquino III to step-down from office at the Palma Hall of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on Friday, February 27. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Where are the people in People Power’s 29th?

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:21 PM

The stretch of EDSA from the shrine to Camp Crame is eerily deserted The roads leading to where the 1986 People Power was held are all blocked

EXCLUSIVE SHRINE? President Beningno Aquino, his family, and slect members of his cabinet are inside the shrine, hearing mass. But there are no people in EDSA. Photos by George Moya

PH youth urge Pope Francis: ‘Hear our true story’

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:47 AM

In an open letter to the Catholic leader a nationwide coalition of youth groups details the challenges faced by Filipino youth from the peace process and disasters to corruption in government

Youth groups greet MRT, LRT fare hikes with protest

Jan 04, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Dozens of youth activists hold sit down protests at the ticketing office of the North Avenue MRT station and other stations to oppose the baseless fare hikes in the LRT 1 LRT 2 and MRT3

'BASELESS' FARE HIKE. Youth activists protest the implementation of higher fares in the MRT and LRT lines. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

A celebration of Filipino scholars in Europe

Nov 08, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Press release: Filipino students teachers and other academic staff get a glimpse of the scholarship opportunities in Europe

Young Pinays shine in China math Olympiad

Aug 16, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The 4 member Philippine team reap awards at the 13th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad where they competed against 37 other teams from around the world

Saying goodbye to Manila and braving America alone

Jun 20, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Why risk failure when Manila offered a much better rate of success? Why risk loneliness when Manila was home to friends and family?

Filipino students act as lawmakers in model congress

Jul 31, 2013 - 12:38 AM

Eloquent and idealistic Filipino students hope they too will one day craft the laws of the land

Protesters breach Malacañang security

Mar 07, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Leftist militants protesting the government s handling of the Sabah situation were able to to break Malacañang security on Thursday morning

Yale University information session on Sept 20

Sep 18, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Keith Light Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University and Jasmine Seah Admissions Manager at Yale NUS College will answer all your questions about Yale

Young movers: 10 students win TOSP-NCR award

May 02, 2012 - 1:48 PM

The TOSP award recognizes students who excel beyond academic work