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U.P. community remembers death of Jennifer Laude, calls for passage of SOGIE bill

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

'Justice for all trans lives! Stop killing us! SOGIE Equality now!'

The UP community calls for justice for the death of Jennifer Laude and appeals to Senate to pass the SOGIE Equality bill. Photo by Christian Carlo Acilo/Rappler

WATCH: UP Maroons carry banged-up Akhuetie after UE win

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Bright Akhuetie usually does the heavy lifting for the Maroons, but this time, his UP teammates make sure to carry him – quite literally

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Manzo thanks Desiderio for heart-to-heart talk before breakout game

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:34 PM

After getting lost in the loaded UP backourt, Jun Manzo regains his old form – thanks to an assist from Mr Atin ‘To

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UP denies UE fightback to snap losing skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Still playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons get back on track after turning back the pesky UE Red Warriors

SLAM. Kobe Paras soars for a dunk, adding another entry to an already impressive highlight reel this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP snaps 3-year skid on Pesquera halfcourt buzzer-beater

Oct 12, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Pat Pesquera buries a halfcourt heave as the UP Lady Maroons score a breakthrough win in UAAP women’s basketball

CLUTCH. Pat Pesquera plays hero again for the UP Lady Maroons after 3 years. Photo release

UP Maroons thankful for fan support amid Perasol suspension

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:52 PM

'We Bo-lieve' becomes the Fighting Maroons' mantra as Bo Perasol serves his three-game suspension

FACING ADVERSITY. Juan Gomez de Liano and the UP Fighting Maroons will try to win as many games as they can without head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


LOOK: Akhuetie, Stockton figure in altercation at UP-FEU match

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Tempers flare as Alec Stockton falls on Bright Akhuetie, who then delivers a hit in the mouth

HIGHLY CHARGED. Despite taking a hit, Alec Stockton and FEU escape Bright Akhuetie and UP in overtime. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: FEU vs UP – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Playing the first of 3 games minus coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons fall short in their comeback charge against the FEU Tamaraws

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU survives massive UP comeback in OT thriller

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Arresting a late collapse, FEU pulls through in overtime against a UP side playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Suspension stays: UAAP says Perasol 'never apologized'

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The sad part here is that Mr Perasol never apologized to the UAAP for what he did,' says UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan

'ACTS OF AGGRESSION'. UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan remains firm on his stance to suspend UP head coach Bo Perasol for 3 games. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Killings continue': Rights group urge ICC to open investigation of drug war

Oct 04, 2019 - 2:05 PM

The group also urges the ICC prosecutor to 'cooperate' with the United Nations Human Rights Council which is conducting its own inquiry into the drug war killings in the Philippines

EJKs. Families of victims of extraudicial killings call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to pursue an investigation into the rising drug war deaths in the Philippines. Photo by Micah Guiao/Rappler

Perasol on game ban: 'We need to rise above this adversity'

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The UP Maroons brace for the second-round absence of their suspended coach Bo Perasol

TEAM EFFORT. UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes his multiple game suspensions will be lifted sooner. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'3 games is too much,' says Bo Perasol on his suspension

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:15 PM

'I’ve already said my piece about regretting what I did. Three games suspension for an ejection is just too much,' says Perasol

SITTING OUT. Bo Perasol is set to miss the opening 3 games of UP's 2nd round campaign. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP coach Bo Perasol suspended for 3 games

Oct 01, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Perasol will miss the first 3 games of the second round for his on-court outburst during Sunday's Ateneo-UP clash

SUSPENDED. Bo Perasol will not be calling the shots for the UP Fighting Maroons at the start of the UAAP Season 82 second round. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

[OPINION] Fraternities are insecure men’s clubs

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:30 PM

You have to be really insecure to want to sacrifice your morals just to make sure you have a safety blanket when you graduate

Perasol calls for UP unity, sets self-ultimatum for Season 82

Sep 30, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Bo Perasol says UP players and supporters should 'not beat each other up to pieces when we do not come out victorious' after his ejection against Ateneo

DETERMINED. Bo Perasol says he intends to lead the UP Fighting Maroons until 'the prize is won and the championship trophy is lifted for all Iskos and Iskas.' Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ricci Rivero 'sentimental' in playing Ateneo again

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Former La Salle standout Ricci Rivero relishes playing against Ateneo, but this time in a different jersey

DEJA VU. Ricci Rivero plays against Ateneo but this time as a Fighting Maroon. Photo from release

UP is better, but so is Ateneo

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Now turning into one of UAAP basketball’s great rivalries, Ateneo and UP deliver the emotions, executions, and histrionics for a primetime spectacle

BATTLE OF KATIPUNAN. As Ateneo quickly rediscovers what makes it great, UP ends up folding against pressure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Akhuetie blasts 'shitty' officiating after blowout loss

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:52 PM

'The referee was shitty no doubt,' says Bright Akhuetie after UP coach Bo Perasol's ejection

QUESTIONABLE. Bright Akhuetie slams the officiating in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol apologetic, but firm in officiating stance after ejection

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'It really doesn't matter what happens on the court, but I have to think about my composure because that is what I preach,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Check out some photos of the game where Ateneo proves unflappable in the face of pressure as UP collapses in the second half

COMPOSURE. The Ateneo Blue Eagles prove unflappable in the face of pressure as the usual reliables take charge including Matt Nieto, who tallies 18 points, 5 boards, and 3 assists. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo reasserts mastery over UP, sweeps Season 82 1st round

Sep 29, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Poised all game, the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove too strong as the UP Fighting Maroons lose their cool and their coach

FLYING HIGH. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to dominate the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/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

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:48 PM

What better way to cap a wild first round than pitting top teams Ateneo and UP in a UAAP finals rematch on Sunday, September 29

UAAP badminton: NU nails top playoffs seed

Sep 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The NU Bulldogs secure the No. 1 spot and semifinal bonus after pinning a first loss on the La Salle Green Shuttlers

VETERANS. Keeyan Gabuelo and Solomon Padiz Jr secure the doubles match for the NU Bulldogs. Photo release

KidZania Manila for adults? Grown-Ups Night 2019 returns this October

Sep 28, 2019 - 12:29 PM

For one night only, KidZania Manila finally opens it doors again to grown-ups!

Filipina agri-entrepreneur named U.N. nutrition ambassador

Sep 27, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Filipina agriculture entrepreneur Cherrie Atilano joins 26 others as a high-level ambassador to the UN's Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, which seeks to eliminate all forms of malnutrition

FIGHTING MALNUTRITION. Filipina agri-entrepreneur Cherrie Atilano is among the 27 high-level ambassadors to the UN's nutrition intitiatives. Photo from Atilano's Instagram account

Comedian Jo Koy is heading to Manila and Cebu

Sep 27, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Jo Koy is bringing his 'Just Kidding World Tour' to the Philippines in 2020 – and no, we're not kidding

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

La Salle fumbles to UP: From a statement to 'sayang'

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:55 PM

UP didn't exactly steal the game, La Salle just gave it away

HEARTBREAKER. Aljun Melecio and the Green Archers blow their chance to get a win streak going. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: IV of Spades, Armi Millare collab for 'Indak ng Mundo'

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The mashup we don't deserve but definitely needed

'INDAK NG MUNDO.' The two groups collab for a mashup of their songs. Image from Armi Millare's Instagram

Ricci Rivero takes booing in stride, calls La Salle his 'second home'

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:10 PM

'No hard feelings... I used to give everything I’ve got for them,' says UP's Ricci Rivero after playing his first game against former team La Salle

OTHER SIDE. Former La Salle player Ricci Rivero helps the UP Maroons get the upper hand over this former team. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Ryan Cayabyab sings new UP cheer

Sep 26, 2019 - 3:59 PM

(UPDATED) No less than a National Artist for Music and Ramon Magsaysay awardee composed it

The Oblations dons the Sablay. June 30, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Banged-up Juan GDL relieved after game-winner

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:48 PM

'People don’t know I’ve been really working hard to get back in shape, just to get my rhythm back,' says UP game hero Juan Gomez de Liaño

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: UP vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 25, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Check out some photos of the UP Fighting Maroons' thrilling escape over the La Salle Green Archers

UAAP photo

Juan GDL hits game-winner in UP thriller over La Salle

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons survive another heart-stopper as Juan Gomez de Liaño knocks in a clutch triple against the La Salle Green Archers

UAAP Player of the Week Kobe Paras reintroduces himself

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM

After missing the first two games of the UAAP season, Kobe Paras immediately makes his presence felt for the UP Fighting Maroons

STREAKING. The UP Fighting Maroons has clinched 3 straight wins with Kobe Paras. Photo from UAAP


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

Akhuetie puzzled with UP’s character after another near-meltdown

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In a season full of comebacks and close calls, Bright Akhuetie says the star-studded UP Maroons need to get it together

STAYING SHARP. Reigning MVP Bright Akhuetie continues to average a double-double for the Maroons. Photo release

IN PHOTOS: UP vs UE – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 21, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Check out some game photos of the UP victory that secures the Fighting Maroons solo second

UAAP photo release

UP arrests late meltdown versus UE, wins 3rd straight

Sep 21, 2019 - 4:14 PM

After blowing a 12-point lead, the UP Maroons regain order just in time against the UE Red Warriors to secure solo second

Photo release

Locsin says 'we will lose' if PH brings up Hague ruling at U.N.

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:08 PM

'Such is life,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says as he claims the Philippines will be outnumbered by countries grateful to China for its development aid

STATUS QUO. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the Philippines won't bring up the Hague Ruling at UN General Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Paras, Perasol console NU after 4th straight heartbreak loss

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:28 PM

'I just told them to keep their heads up and they're gonna win a game soon,' says Kobe Paras after the UP Maroons dealt the NU Bulldogs another stinging one-point loss

Photo release

IN PHOTOS: UP vs NU – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Check out some snaps of the UP Fighting Maroons' thrilling escape over the NU Bulldogs

TOP SCORER. Kobe Paras leads the UP Fighting Maroons for the second straight game. Photo release

NU cruises to 85 straight wins over UP

Sep 18, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Hotshot Jack Danielle Animam powers the NU Lady Bulldogs to another milestone in the UAAP Season 82 women's basketball tournament

QUICK WORK. Jack Animam leads the Lady Bulldogs with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds in just 18 minutes of game time. Photo from release

UP deals NU another one-point heartbreak

Sep 18, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Luck favors UP as the Maroons hold on to a slim win against the tough-fighting NU Bulldogs

Photo release

For the UP Maroons to be great, they must remember what makes them special

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:00 PM

UP edged out rival Adamson because its superstars fought the temptation to become heroes, and instead shared the spotlight with their brothers

UP FIGHT. UP returns to the winning column with a big win over Adamson. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Kobe Paras thanks UP for '3rd chance' after long-awaited debut

Sep 16, 2019 - 12:03 AM

'This is my fourth college so I'm just thankful for coach Bo [Perasol] and the whole UP community for giving me basically a third chance not just in basketball, but in life,' says Kobe Paras

GRATEFUL. Kobe Paras relishes another chance of playing collegiate basketball. Photo from release

Blazing 3rd quarter run propels UP to OT win over Adamson

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:29 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons emerge victorious in their heated Final Four rematch with the Adamson Soaring Falcons

SURGE. Kobe Paras leads UP's 3rd quarter surge to take home the win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP Pride 2019 bolsters calls for system-wide SOGIE policy

Sep 15, 2019 - 3:54 PM

With the call #UPTowardsEquality and #SOGIEEqualityNOW, the University of the Philippines community marches for a university system-wide SOGIESC policy