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[PODCAST] At the Buzzer: What does it take to become a UAAP parent?

May 23, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Host Naveen Ganglani catches up with Bert Gomez de Liaño, who pulls the curtain on what it takes to be a parent to UP basketball stars Juan and Javi

Gomez de Liaño dad hopes Juan, Javi return to UAAP

May 21, 2020 - 6:38 PM

Bert Gomez de Liaño wants to see his 3 sons play together for the UP Fighting Maroons

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

DOH urged to ease rules on families of coronavirus deaths

May 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Former UP chancellor Michael Tan, a medical anthropologist, cites the guidance of the World Health Organization that deceased COVID-19 patients are no longer infectious

FRONTLINERS. East Avenue Medical Center health workers, push a man on a stretcher with suspected COVID-19 patient under investigation or patient under monitoring going inside the isolation tent for treatment on Monday, April 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Let this be our final warning’: UP CMC slams red-tagging students during pandemic

May 13, 2020 - 9:02 PM

‘An attack on our students is an attack on our college,’ the UP College of Mass Communication reminds the NTF-ELCAC

U.P. experts say 'open data' is part of fight vs COVID-19

May 12, 2020 - 5:06 PM

The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team, a group of some 200 professors, researchers, alumni, and students, says data sharing 'must be used to generate knowledge'

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES. File photo of Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III holding a press conference on March 4, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UP Fighting Maroons cheer on frontliners in video call

May 12, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Thanks to the UP men's basketball team, the frontliners feel refreshed and inspired to continue doing their work

GRATITUDE. Kobe Paras and the rest of the UP Fighting Maroons thank the frontliners for their hard work. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

ECQ alone won't curb coronavirus, PH needs mass testing – UP expert

May 12, 2020 - 6:45 AM

'Mass testing, isolation, and contact tracing – this is where we should invest,' says Professor Jomar Rabajante of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team

WATCH: UP Singing Ambassadors perform 'The Prayer' in honor of medical frontliners

May 04, 2020 - 10:27 PM

The group also dedicates the song to doctors who died because of the coronavirus

Lockdown lessened rate of coronavirus infections in PH – U.P. experts

Apr 22, 2020 - 2:01 PM

The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team says that the country's health care system should be prepared for an 'expected surge' in coronavirus cases once the Luzon-wide lockdown is lifted

RESPONSE. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City installs triage at the hospital's compound to evaluate and categorize patients on March 29, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

To stop coronavirus spread, suspend classes till December 2020 – U.P. experts

Apr 21, 2020 - 5:13 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the President has yet to decide on the suspension of classes

PROTECTION. Students at the Araullo High School wear face masks as protection against the novel coronavirus. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: 'The Kundiman Party' is up on YouTube

Apr 07, 2020 - 1:27 PM

The play is uploaded in full online as part of Dulaang UP's 'REMEMBRANCE RESISTANCE RESURRECTION' series

KUNDIMAN PARTY. Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino stars as Adela Dolores. Screenshot from Dulaang UP

PH kits for 120,000 coronavirus tests available by April 4

Mar 30, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The DOST and the UP National Institutes of Health Project will prioritize 1,300 kits – good for 26,000 tests – to be distributed to 6 hospitals in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao

TEST KITS. File photo of test kits for the novel coronavirus disease

Stranded for weeks, UPLB dormers battle anxiety, criticism

Mar 28, 2020 - 9:40 PM

More than 2,000 UP Los Baños students are stranded inside and around the campus

STRANDED. UPLB dormers strive to have semblance of normalcy during the Luzon lockdown. Photo from UPLB Community Affairs

Groups urge gov’t, companies to prioritize BPO workers’ welfare amid pandemic

Mar 24, 2020 - 7:20 PM

As the Luzon lockdown continues, many workers in BPO companies are forced to head to their offices due to a lack of flexible work arrangements and to maintain job security during the coronavirus outbreak

Photo from Shutterstock

Give cash to urban poor during coronavirus lockdown – experts

Mar 23, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Experts say the government should hit pause on infrastructure projects and focus on people's immediate needs

Rappler Talk: Saving the economy from a pandemic

Mar 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Rappler talks to Alfredo Paloyo, senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong in Australia, on what the Philippine government should do to protect the poor and save the economy from the coronavirus pandemic


Economists to gov't: Spend P300 billion or more vs coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Filipino economists recommend cash aid, food and non-food vouchers, and paid leaves to save lives and the economy

DOH designates Jose Rodriguez, building at UP-PGH as coronavirus hospitals

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Health Secretay Francisco Duque III acts on the urgent appeal of medical industry leaders

EXCLUSIVE FOR COVID-19 SOON. The facade of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The extraordinary life of Sam Dowd

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:21 PM

Growing up in the tough streets of Seattle, new UP Maroons recruit Sam Dowd hopes to show the same grit on the UAAP floor

NEW LIFE. Sam Dowd looks forward to kickstarting his basketball career in the Philippines. Photo from Sam Dod’s Instagram (@osammy_gawd)

U.P. Maroons eye multiple overseas training camps for Season 83

Mar 10, 2020 - 4:06 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons aim to bounce back strong for UAAP Season 83

VETERAN. Kobe Paras continues to be one of the leaders of the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda punches PCCL finals ticket after surviving gutsy UP

Mar 07, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Calvin Oftana and San Beda set up a PCCL finals date with Ateneo

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR. Ricci Rivero and UP fall short against San Beda. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Molde responds to Ateneo loss with career-high versus UE

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:52 PM

After a lackluster outing in the opener, UP star Isa Molde makes sure to more than make up for it

NO LET UP. UP veteran Isa Molde goes all out against UE. Photo release

Molde, Carlos lead UP bounce-back effort over UE

Mar 07, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Mauled by Ateneo in the opener, UP ramps up its aggressive play to crash into the win column

Josafat fires 32, powers UE past UP in UAAP men’s volley

Mar 07, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The UE Red Warriors pick up their first win of the season behind Lloyd Josafat's 32-point explosion

BOUNCE BACK. Lloyd Josafat takes charge as UE arrests UP’s late surge. Photo release

Tolentino, Nisperos-led Ateneo blasts UP in Battle of Katipunan

Mar 04, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Ateneo sets its UAAP title defense in motion with a decisive victory over UP

ADMU (17) Faith Janine Nisperos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP pulls off upset over Ateneo in UAAP Season 82 opener

Mar 04, 2020 - 6:46 PM

After only tallying one win last season, the UP Fighting Maroons get off to a blazing start over Ateneo

UPSET. John Mark Millete captains his team to  stun the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/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.'

'The Kingmaker' to screen at UPFI in time for People Power anniversary

Feb 14, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The documentary follows Imelda Marcos, wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

'THE KINGMAKER.' Lauren Greenfield's documentary on Imelda Marcos is set for another round of screenings in time for the People Power Anniversary. Screenshot from YouTube.com/SHOWTIME

U.P. Manila to open 1-day human library experience on February 15

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:11 PM

Watch stories come to life through University of the Philippines Medical Students for Social Responsibility's human library as people share their experiences on various issues

UP Cebu community joins hands to help beloved banana cue vendor’s recovery

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:58 PM

The University of the Philippines Cebu Student council, along with alumni, raises funds for beloved banana cue vendor Manang Lisa Mendez, who suffered an aneurysm

WITH GLEE. Manang Lisa (right) carries her Sto. Niño with a smiling face. Photo courtesy of Aleza Mae Mendez.

Here's why you should spend Valentine's Day at U.P. Fair

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: UP Fair Friday: Cosmos advocates for gender equality and empowerment and calls for a collective action towards acceptance of all through the power of music

WATCH: UP veterans relish UAAP Season 82 return

Feb 10, 2020 - 6:17 PM

Veterans Tots Carlos and Isa Molde are out to make the most of their final playing year in the UAAP

FINAL YEAR. Isa Molde grows to be one of the top players in the Philippines thanks to UP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Maroons express support for Gomez de Liaño brothers' Gilas bid

Feb 07, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Despite losing two key cogs, the UP Maroons back up Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño's decision to focus on their Gilas Pilipinas campaign

Juan GDL to sit out UAAP Season 83 for full-time Gilas stint

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:15 PM

UP hotshot Juan Gomez de Liaño decides to skip next UAAP season just days after his brother Javi announced the same

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maroons bolster team with new recruits Calimag, Eusebio

Feb 06, 2020 - 2:31 PM

(UPDATED) Former high school standout RC Calimag and 6-foot-5 slasher Anton Eusebio beef up the UP Maroons roster

NEW RECRUIT. RC Calimag has been a vital cog in the Philippine basketball youth team's campaign. Photo from FIBA

UP's Javi GDL to sit out Season 83, opens door for return

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Javi Gomez de Liaño makes a decision with Gilas Pilipinas and MPBL in mind

OWN DREAMS. Javi Gomez de Liaño prioritizes his career first as he sits out of UAAP Season 83. File photo by Josh Albelda

U.P. scientists develop test kit for novel coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The test kit, which is still up for evaluation by the Department of Health, would enable faster detection of the novel coronavirus in samples taken from patients

PRECAUTION. Metro Manila commuters wear face mask as protection from the coronavirus on February 3, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

UPLB's Engineering Congress to tackle dev't of PH public transport system

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:16 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The congress is open to delegates who want to learn more about engineering and are passionate to improve the Philippine public transportation system

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. shares high-resolution Taal map data to public to help in reconstruction

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:19 PM

From these, 3D visualizations of geographic features and buildings can be created, as well as how the affected areas looked like before the volcanic eruption

HIGH-RESOLUTION MAP. A satellite image of the Taal Volcano Island generated from the DREAM and Phil-LiDAR Programs. Image from PCIEERD Media

P2.85B shows for ‘minimal improvement’ in dairy program

Jan 29, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Still, state auditors recommend that the program be continued to help meet the demand for locally-produced milk in the implementation of the National Feeding Program

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

Molde, UP veteran spikers back for another UAAP run

Jan 23, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Six veterans return as the UP women’s volleyball team targets a UAAP Final Four breakthrough

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Duterte orders review of UP-Ayala technohub deal

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who recommended the review, says President Rodrigo Duterte wants the contract carefully studied

UP FOR REVIEW. The Ayala group faces another possible legal battle after Malacañang says it will review its lease contract from the UP-Ayala Land Technohub site. Photo from WikiCommons

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

UP Film Institute to screen Lauren Greenfield’s ‘The Kingmaker’

Jan 18, 2020 - 12:52 PM

The screening will be held on January 29, with a panel discussion to follow

THE KINGMAKER. The documentary is screening at the UP Film Institute on January 29. Screenshot from Facebook.com/upfifilmcenter

‘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