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Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labor

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The report raises fresh questions about the practices of suppliers Apple uses to build its gadgets in China following the deaths of a number of workers in 2010 apparently linked to tough working conditions.

APPLE IN CHINA. Customers queue outside an Apple store to get their hands on the new iPhone XR in Shanghai on October 26, 2018. Photo by AFP

Islamic scholars calls for unity ahead of Bangsamoro plebiscite

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:52 PM

The National Ulama Conference of the Philippines regards the Bangsamoro Organic Law as a means of achieving peace and development for the people of Mindanao

COA hits Tesda for giving P15M to ghost scholars

Aug 21, 2018 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) State auditors say the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority failed to verify the identities of 580 scholars supposedly enrolled at the AMA Computer College’s Manila campus and the Technivoc Institute Corporation

UP student groups vow bigger protests vs Duterte gov't

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Progressive groups based at the state university are gearing for a bigger protest on Friday, February 23

Photo by Angie de Silva

Licuanan says exec director Vitriolo helped kick her out of CHED

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Resigned CHED chair Patricia Licuanan also says she had a 'strained' relationship with the other 4 commissioners, who had been outvoting her in key CHED decisions prior to her resignation

POWER STRUGGLE. Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan (R) did not recognize the reinstatement of executive director Julito Vitriolo. Photo of Licuanan by Rappler, photo of Vitriolo by Malacañang

Malacañang warned Licuanan of ‘worse’ to come if she doesn’t resign

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says she has not been given the opportunity to talk to the President to defend herself from corruption allegations

PHONE CALL ORDER. Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan explains the phone call she received from Malacañang asking her to resign from her post. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2,152 gov’t scholars to get delayed allowance by December 29 – CHED

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:27 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan acknowledges that 'delays have caused pain to our scholars, many of whom rely on the living allowances for the daily subsistence of their families'

FAST-TRACKING. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says they are fast-tracking their internal processes to release the delayed living allowances of scholars. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Who wants to study art for free?

Dec 08, 2017 - 3:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Audition and examination of applicants will be conducted at the National Arts Center, Mt. Makiling, Los Baños on Saturday, December 9

To friends, Jo Lapira was a tiny UP activist with big dreams

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The 22-year-old student from UP Manila is one of the 15 fatalities in a clash between government troops and suspected members of New People's Army in Nasugbu, Batangas

International School Manila offers scholarships for 2018

Nov 10, 2017 - 2:55 PM

ISM is searching for the next batch of Filipino Scholars for School Year 2018-19

Professors, scholars demand 'chain of killings must stop'

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:56 PM

'We call on the President to demonstrate that the Philippine government is willing and able to genuinely carry out the investigation or prosecution of these crimes'

New batch of 27 Filipino Chevening scholars off to UK

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:01 AM

UPDATED The new UK envoy to the Philippines Daniel Pruce greets Chevening scholars and alumni in Filipino

BATCH 2017-2018. UK ambassador Daniel Pruce leads a send off ceremony for the latest batch of British Chevening scholars on August 16

Nationwide Search for Young Arts Scholar 2017

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Philippine High School for the Arts is offering a full high school scholarship

Students react to 'no tuition collection' in UP Diliman

Jul 12, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The announcement of the university s flagship campus gets mixed reactions from the UP community

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 29

Rappler Talk: 'Scholar ng Bayan' speaks out vs summary executions

Dec 09, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Adrienne Onday hung a cardboard sign around her that said We could all be drug pusher

International School Manila offers scholarships for 2017

Nov 21, 2016 - 2:03 PM

ISM is searching for the next batch of Filipino Scholars for School Year 2017 18

UP students condemn US embassy dispersal

Oct 20, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Students from the University of the Philippines Dilimant denounce the brutal dispersion of protesters at the U S embassy on Wednesday

PROTEST. Students from the University of the Philippines - Diliman hold a protest against violent US Embassy dispersal. Photo by Gabriel Sante

Filipinos awarded with Chevening scholarships to study in the UK

Aug 23, 2016 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED All 26 Filipino scholars were selected after a rigorous process for their positive vision for the Philippines and their passion to make that vision happen ” says Ambassador Asif Ahmad

2016 CHEVENING SCHOLARS. Ambassador Asif Ahmad pose with 26 Filipinos who are awarded Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK. Photo by British Embassy Manila

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

The iska in niqab

Jul 09, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Mardheeya Nuruddin s journey from Zamboanga to the capital tells of a struggle of a young Moro from the southern Philippines – her dreams frustrations pain and victories

Ben Anderson: A man who died in the country he loved

Dec 18, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Prominent scholar Ben Anderson s first and last love was Indonesia and at 79 he took his last breath in this country

Ben Anderson (left) died in Batu, Malang, in his sleep on December 13, 2015. Photo from Twitter

Umalohokan, Inc. presents 38th annual Isko't Iska

Nov 09, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Isko’t Iska is an annual theater production headed by Umalohokan Inc a UPLB socio cultural organization

Rappler reporter, 26 others bag Chevening scholarships

Aug 25, 2015 - 8:02 PM

Carmela Fonbuena is awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the UK Government for the 2015 2016 academic year

How a driver's son got his IT degree

Mar 28, 2015 - 8:44 PM

On Saturday March 28 John Eric Dagos finally graduates from college – a feat that seemed impossible a few years back

Where to find highest number of undernourished children in NCR?

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Is your city part of the top 5 local government units in the National Capital Region with the highest prevalence of undernutrition?

Changing lives towards a #BetterWorld

Feb 09, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Education is a gift not many receive Here are stories of those who were privileged to be given the chance of having one

How a community curbs malnutrition

Feb 08, 2015 - 12:16 AM

World Vision s Pinoy Nutrition Hub is ending malnutrition one child at a time in several barangays in the Philippines

OVERCOMING MALNUTRITION. Two-year old Daniel gains weight through the Pinoy Nutrition Hub of by World Vision. All photos by Monalinda Cadiz

Muslim scholars condemn latest Charlie Hebdo prophet cartoon

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:21 PM

It is neither reasonable nor logical nor wise to publish drawings and films offensive or attacking the prophet of Islam the International Union of Muslim Scholars says in a lengthy statement

A Pakistani man reads a local edition of the International New York Times in Islamabad on January 14, 2015, which shows a blank section of a page that if printed, would report on the first issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo since a jihadist attack decimated its editorial staff last week. A statement at the bottom of the section reads "The article was removed by our publishing alliance in Pakistan. The International New York Times and its editorial staff had no role in its removal". The French satirical magazine published a picture of a weeping Mohammed under the title "All is forgiven", holding up a sign reading "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") in its first issue since many of its staff were killed in a gun attack last week in Paris. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

HK leader declares Occupy protest 'over' as last site cleared

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED Demonstrators feel their lengthy occupation has put the democracy movement on the map with Beijing and the local administration

TORN DOWN. Government officials (center R) cut down a banner set up by pro-democracy protesters in front of the Legislative Council building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 15, 2014. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong police dismantle protest site

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:24 AM

UPDATED Hundreds of police move in from all sides of the Admiralty camp in the heart of the business district as a few hundred remain in the center despite being ordered to leave or face arrest

DISPERSAL TIME. This general view shows the remaining tents and pro-democracy protesters at the main protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 11, 2014. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong protest leader: Block government, not roads

Dec 05, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Benny Tai says the movement has now run its course and warns that protesters now risk further violent clashes with police if they stay in their camps

In this file photo, pro-democracy leaders Benny Tai (L) attends a press conference outside the Hong Kong government headquarters during the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong, China, 26 October 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong Occupy protest leaders turn themselves in to police

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:22 PM

2ND UPDATE But student protesters who have launched a hunger strike vow they will continue suffering pain for justice

Pro-democracy activists Benny Tai (C) holds hands with Chan Kin-man (L) and Chu Yiu-ming (R) at the end of a press conference in Hong Kong on December 2, 2014. Johannes Eisele/AFP

Hong Kong protest founders to 'surrender', urge students to retreat

Dec 02, 2014 - 3:31 PM

UPDATED As we prepare to surrender we three urge the students to retreat – to put down deep roots in the community and transform the movement

In this file photo, pro-democracy leaders Benny Tai (L) attends a press conference outside the Hong Kong government headquarters during the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong, China, 26 October 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong students on hunger strike want government to talk

Dec 02, 2014 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Joshua Wong: We are hoping that after the hunger strike we have a chance to speak with government officials openly

Pro-democracy leaders (L-R) Benny Tai, Joshua Wong and Alan Leong arrive at a press conference outside the Hong Kong government headquarters during the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong, China, 26 October 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

HK police reopen main road after clearing protest camp

Nov 26, 2014 - 11:49 AM

2ND UPDATE Hong Kong police reopen Nathan Road in Mongkok district after completing their clearing operations

READY. A member of the police (C) holds a pepper spray hose as he and his colleagues take part in the clearance of a major pro-democracy protest site in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on November 26, 2014. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Breach of contract? One Pisay mother’s thoughts

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM

A mother s pride at having her son enter the prestigious Philippine Science High School turns to anxiety – his son is now leaning toward non science interests and this may pose a problem with a contract they signed

On partisan politics, tenure, and nutrition

Oct 28, 2014 - 12:03 PM

As much as we need political change at the local level to help eradicate malnutrition we also need to eradicate this kind of politicking in the overall superstructure to bring about far reaching change

HOUSEHOLD. A BNS weights a child to check if he's underweight. Photo from the Barangay Nutrition Scholars Federation

Hong Kong police in violent clashes with protesters

Oct 15, 2014 - 7:37 AM

UPDATED The violence was among the worst seen since the start of intermittent rallies drawing huge crowds calling for Beijing to grant the semi autonomous city the right to hold free elections

IN YOUR FACE. A police officer sprays a pro-democracy protester in the face with pepper spray in Hong Kong on October 15, 2014. Alex Ogle/AFP

Hong Kong police in fresh assault on protest barricades

Oct 14, 2014 - 7:38 AM

UPDATED Around 100 officers charged down Queensway a major thoroughfare running through the heart of the Asian financial hub to tackle a string of barricades running across the road

Police officers remove barricades of pro-democracy protestors in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on October 14, 2014. Pedro Ugarte/AFP

Call for participants: The 3rd Philippine Scholars' Summit

Oct 08, 2014 - 3:37 PM

If you re a scholar here is your chance to meet other scholars and to understand your role in the 2015 ASEAN Integration

Search for the Ten Outstanding Public School Students of the Philippines (TOPS) 2014

Oct 08, 2014 - 12:56 PM

UPDATED Time to give back For the first time recipients of the TOPS Awards will help look for the next deserving batch of scholars

Hong Kong protest leader pledges to step up mass action

Oct 02, 2014 - 12:47 AM

If our Chief Executive and China do not respect and listen to our people s opinion we will consider having different operating actions in future days including occupying other places like important government offices

Peaceful pro-democracy protestors demonstrate after the annual anti-Hong Kong government protest rally, Hong Kong, China, 02 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Bound for London via Chevening

Sep 11, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Marine conservationist Anna Oposa talks about the journey to becoming a UK bound scholar

PROUD PINAY. The author flanked by her parents

Who are your barangay nutrition scholars?

Jul 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Each BNS aspirant needs to undergo a 30 day training where the many ways to save children from malnutrition are taught

HOUSEHOLD. A BNS weights a child to check if he's underweight. Photo from the Barangay Nutrition Scholars Federation

DOST targets more science scholars with Push4Science: Maging DOST Scholar Ka!

Jul 12, 2014 - 9:48 PM

Since February 2014 the Push4Science Team has been on scholarship caravans in target municipalities in the country

#PugadBaboy: Scholar ni Imelda

Jul 11, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Street children left behind by PH economic growth

Apr 24, 2014 - 3:00 PM

The Philippine economy may be improving but is the growth trickling down on the streets?