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'Prevent martial law from being repeated' – UP Chancellor

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:56 PM

'It is a time of remembering the past, especially martial law. It is a time of reaffirming our commitment to prevent that past from being repeated,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says

REMEMBER THE PAST. UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan said that September 21 is more than a day of protest but a day to remember the past. File photo/Rappler

Rob Ricafort continues fighting for college hoops dream

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:19 PM

‘Ball is Life’ gets thrown around pretty loosely. But for would-be Fighting Maroon Rob Ricafort, it’s more than just a saying - the sport helped save his life.

AGE ISSUES. Rob Ricafort holds out hope that his dream of playing his first and last season for the UP Fighting Maroons comes true.

Teachers to get online training on child abuse intervention

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Safe School for Teens website trains teachers how to properly respond when a student tells them that he or she is being sexually abused – whether at home or in school

EQUIPPING TEACHERS. Teachers can now learn how to properly respond to child abuse reports through the Safe Schools for Teens website.

‘YouTube Pop-Up Space’ hadir untuk para kreator terbaik Indonesia

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:46 PM

YouTube Pop-Up Space berlokasi di Art:1 New Museum, Jakarta Pusat, dan akan berlangsung dari 18-24 September 2017

'POP-UP SPACE'. Salah satu set studio di YouTube Pop-Up Space yang dapat digunakan untuk kolaborasi antar kreator. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

PVL: UP Lady Maroons make quick work of CSB

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UP dominates the Lady Blazers in almost every aspect of the game.

ON TOP. Tots Carlos finishes with a game-high 14 points as UP improves to 2-1, tied with Group B teams Arellano and San Beda. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP’s Ibrahim Ouattara goes from ban to breakout

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:12 PM

After nearly being ruled ineligible at the beginning of the season, Ibrahim Ouattara is just happy to be on the court for the Fighting Maroons.

BREAKOUT. UP’s Malian import Ibrahim Quattara had a breakout game with 14 points, 18 rebounds and two rejections against the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paul Desiderio lifts Fighting Maroons to convincing win over Red Warriors

Sep 17, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Paul Desiderio attains a career-high 28 points as he leads UP to a 2-1 record

COMEBACK. The Fighting Maroons bounce back from a sluggish first half to convincingly win against the Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baguio locals protest multi-level parking podiums, call for sustainable tourism

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:37 AM

In a bid to promote sustainable tourism the group is calling for growth oriented projects that are not made at the expense of the city s local and distinct character

FOR PEOPLE. Civil society organizations, students, and concerned citizens walk and encircle Burnham Lake as a sign of protest to the local government unit’s decision to transform areas within Burnham Park into car-parking spaces. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protests EJKs, CHR budget cut in halftime show

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:27 PM

Many members of the Ateneo academic community condemn the killings through various forms of protests

STOP THE KILLINGS. Members of the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protest against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of @_tapsilog   STOP THE KILLINGS. The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion protests against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of @_tapsilog  STOP THE KILLINGS. The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion staged a protest against extrajudicial killings at the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball game against University of the Philippines. Photo from @_tapsilog

Ateneo soars over the Fighting Maroons in the battle of Katipunan

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles win the battle of Katipunan by 21 points

DOMINATION. The Ateneo Blue Eagles win their second straight game by at least 20 points to open the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gov't to offer witness protection to cab driver in Arnaiz case

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre also appeals to the group holding taxi driver Tomas Bagcal to allow the NBI to conduct investigation

POSSIBLE WITNESS. Tomas Bagcal speaks at a press conference on September 10, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

UP Board of Regents approves GE reform proposal

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:09 PM

UP Board of Regents authorizes reduction of required GE units of UP Diliman students from the current 45 units to a minimum of 21 units

GE REFORM. From 45 required minimum GE units, the subjects would be trimmed down to 21 required units

New King Maroon Paul Desiderio takes charge

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:59 PM

With the game on the line Desiderio shows leadership quality just when the team needed it most

UP FIGHT. During the timeout leading into the game-winner, Paul Desiderio told coach Bo Perasol his shot would go in. Despite a lack of accuracy earlier, he was right. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Late Desiderio 3-pointer gives UP opening win over UST

Sep 10, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Paul Desiderio s triple allows UP to escape the close opening match with a victory

DAGGER. Paul Desiderio nails a dagger three that sealed the win for the Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Human rights group protects taxi driver in Carl Arnaiz case

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:33 PM

Taxi driver Tomas Bagcal seeks the protection of the human rights group Rise Up as he seen as a possible witness in the death of teenager Carl Angelo Arnaiz

CARL ARNAIZ. Chicks rest atop Carl's coffin to supposedly peck on th conscience of his perpetrators. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

UAAP Season 80 men's basketball team rosters

Sep 09, 2017 - 3:13 AM

Find out which players are suiting up for your favorite schools in UAAP Season 80

Killing of Grade 12 boy raises fears among Baguio students

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Vaughn Dicang s body is found in a creek on Thursday September 7

STOP THE KILLINGS. 'Oblation' in University of the Philippines-Baguio Campus is covered in black and red to condemn the killings in the country. Photo by Cielo Marie L. Esmeria/Rappler

Akomo, Ouattara given go signal to play for UST, UP

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:57 PM

UP’s Rob Ricafort was still said to be ineligible due to age requirements

GROWLING DEBUT. Steve Akomo will get to make his debut with the UST Growling Tigers this weekend. File photo by Delfin Dioquino

Third Kardashian-West baby on the way?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The couple are reportedly expecting a baby via surrogate

KIMYE. Reports say that the celebrity couple will be parents again soon. Photo from Instagram.com/kimkardashian

MMDA trains 100 dogs in UP to help save lives during disasters

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Dogs undergo a life saving training every weekend for 8 weeks at the UP Vanguard grounds

SEARCH AND RESCUE. The University of the Philippines adopts the MMDA K9 Corps search and rescue training at the UP vanguard. Photos by Rupert Ambil/Rappler







UP still lone PH university in THE World University Rankings

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UP is now in the 601 800 bracket of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 which ranks the world s top 1000 universities

TOP UNIVERSITY. The Oblation sculpture at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, July 20, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Youth and human rights groups, netizens condemn Carl Arnaiz slay

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Youth groups human rights organizations and netizens demand transparent investigation and justice for the death of 19 year old Carl Arnaiz

CALL FOR JUSTICE. Youth organizations, human rights groups, and netizens, cry for justice for the death of former UP student Carl Arnaiz

UST, UP players facing ineligibilty as teams await UAAP decision

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:22 PM

The UAAP Board of Trustees are currently debating on import eligibility and age cutoff issues

INELIGIBILE. UST's star import Steve Akomo's eligibility is under the deliberation of the UAAP board. File photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

UP Fighting Maroons Season 80 team preview – Keeping the fire alive

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:03 PM

The departure of Jett Manuel leaves a hole in the lineup but young guns like Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario give the team a fighting chance in season 80

PUTTING UP A FIGHT. Paul Desiderio was UP's all-around producer last season, leading the Fighting Maroons in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Filipino millennials helping farmers cope with climate change

Sep 03, 2017 - 11:52 AM

RiceUp Filipino Farmers is a social enterprise that helps local farmers become resilient and self sustaining even when the odds are not in their favor

SOCIAL GOOD. Students from Hawaii started RiceUp to help Filipino farmers cope with climate change. Photos by Roy Joseph Roberto

Free Friday? Watch this critically-acclaimed Cinemalaya movie

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Baconaua is a coming of age tale mixed with myth and faith

Photo from Baconaua Facebook page

How to keep up like the Kardashians

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Love them or hate them you can t deny that these women have the ability to turn garbage into gold

Athletics chief says SEA Games 2017 performance 'good build-up' to Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The Philippine athletics team already has 5 gold medals 3 silvers and 8 bronzes heading into the final day of athletics competition

GOLDEN BOY. Trenten Beram claims two gold medals for the Philippine athletics team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from POC/PSC Media

‘Woke Up Like This’ review: Boisterous fun

Aug 26, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Woke Up Like This doesn’t endeavor to make anything out of its very crass comedy

7 trik cantik yang mudah diterapkan untuk tampilan maksimal

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Beberapa rutinitas kecantikan jika dilakukan dengan tepat bisa berpengaruh pada penampilan secara keseluruhan

BLOW RAMBUT. Salah satu trik adalah dengan mem-blow rambut berlawanan arah dengan tumbuhnya akar. Foto dari Coveteur

FULL TEXT: Media's role in a post-truth age

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Veteran journalist Tina Monzon Palma says during UP s Gawad Plaridel awarding ceremony: How do we remain relevant in an age when truth itself seems to be under assault? The media cannot be timid Media need not be timid if it sticks to good journalism

What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:57 AM

‘Just because [President Duterte] signed this into law doesn’t mean things will be miraculously okay tomorrow ’ says the UP vice president for public affairs

ROAD TO FREE TUITION. The President signing RA 10391 is just the first step towards the full implementation of the free tuition law. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

Mandatory drug tests could lead to ‘tokhang’ in schools, warns students’ union

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:41 PM

UP will not require students to undergo drug tests We are very wary that this could be abused and the results misused says public affairs VP Jose Dalisay Jr

DRUG WAR IN SCHOOLS? The NUSP warns students will now be more vulnerable to the government's anti-drug campaign following a recent CHED order. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Bakwit school' for Lumad children opens in UP

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Indigenous peoples have set up camp at the state university campus in Diliman after tribal schools in Mindanao were burned or occupied by government troops

BAKWIT SCHOOL. An alternative learning venue opens up for Lumad children who have set up protest camps at the University of the Philippines Diliman. All photos by Mark Saludes

No tuition collection in U.P. system for 1st semester of SY 2017-2018

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:58 PM

The free tuition policy will not cover graduate students and those studying in UP s law and medical schools

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

UP Baguio launches 'car-less Wednesday' campaign

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The campaign s goal is two pronged: to reduce the university s carbon footprint and to encourage people to walk or ride bicycles

POLLUTED AND CONGESTED? The University of the Philippines - Baguio launches a campaign to address the problems of pollution and congestion in Baguio City. All photos by Alexa Yadao

Filipino named best debater in Asia

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Andrei Buendia wins the title of Best Debater of Asia at the United Asian Debating Championship

WINNERS. The contingent from the Ateneo de Manila University poses for a photo after the United Asia Debating Championship. Photo courtesy of Andrei Bautista

SUC student leaders urge Duterte to sign the Free Education Bill

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The President has until Saturday August 5 to exercise his veto powers

BOOKS NOT BOMBS. Benjie Aquino, Jeza Rodriguez, Amber Quiban and Richmond Roxas warn Duterte against neglecting promises to students. All photos by Gari Acolola

ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity releases the second edition of the ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook as it opens its new headquarters in UP Los Baños

Poe bill seeks to allow dual citizen appointees in UP, SUCs

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:37 PM

If amended the law would enable Filipino professors and experts of foreign citizenship to return home and impart their hard earned wisdom says Senator Grace Poe

No tuition for now for UP Manila, UPLB undergrads

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED In both campuses the suspension – until further notice – is applicable to those enrolling for the first semester of academic year 2017 2018

Daftar pengisi acara ‘Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2017’

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Siapa saja yang telah dipastikan akan tampil tahun ini?

'Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2017' akan berlangsung pada 25 November. Foto dari Twitter/@mecimapro

IN PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones' pop-up bar

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The pop up bar is complete with a fire breathing dragon coats of armor and bartenders who are dressed the part

A patron poses for a photo on the "Iron Throne" at the “Game of Thrones” pop-up bar in Washington, DC on July 12, 2017. As "Game of Thrones" returns for its seventh and penultimate season Sunday, fans of the award-winning fantasy epic are getting an early fix at a pop-up bar in Washington, complete with a fire-breathing dragon, coats of armor and bartenders who are dressed the part. The unmarked venue, on a non-descript street in the US capital, has laid the decor on thick -- revelers make their way through a warren of rooms, each reminiscent of a scene from the wildly popular TV fable. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

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Jul 12, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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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

CHED commissioner to UP chancellor: Why criticize gov't?

Jul 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III also asks the UP leadership to clarify its position on the tuition free policy

FREE TUITION. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III reacts to UP Diliman's latest decision not to collect tuition for the first semester of academic year 2017-2018. Presidential file photo

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:40 PM

They are not clear yet as to how much subsidy there will be: partial or complete and who will be eligible Until they clarify we will not collect any amount from students says UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia commons

Dead man found hanging from a tree in UP campus

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:52 PM

An early morning jogger at the state university s campus alerts the police about the incident

DEATH IN UP. Quezon City police try to bring down a man found lifeless on a tree in the UP campus on July 8, 2017. Photo courtesy of Luis Liwanag