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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. 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

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

‘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

‘Red-tagging has no place in U.P.’ – Diliman chancellor bet Nemenzo

Jan 16, 2020 - 5:59 PM

Dr Fidel Nemenzo, a mathematician, plans to transform the University of the Philippines Diliman into ‘a modern research university with a public mission’

AS VICE CHANCELLOR. Dr Fidel Nemenzo speaks in front of Los Baños community. Photo from UPLB Research and Extension Facebook Page

Pro-people, pro-marginalized: Who should next UP Diliman chancellor be?

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM

UP Diliman Student Council chairperson Sean Thakur says the stand of the chancellor on issues will greatly influence the actions of the university

IN PHOTOS: U.P. Lantern Parade 2019 displays call for societal change

Dec 14, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Following its theme, Pumailanlang. the UP lantern parade was centered on bird-like figures symbolizing the university’s efforts to help the marginalized

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COLORS. The University of the Philippines once again lights up colorful displays for the 2019 UP Lantern Parade with artworks on the changing social and political landscape of the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

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

UP students to stage walkout in protest of campus militarization

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:35 PM

‘Campus militarization is equivalent to martial law in our university and we shall not let that happen,’ says UP student regent John Isaac Punzalan

NO TO MILITARY, POLICE PRESENCE. A student of the University of the Philippines in a protest on April 5, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] A briefing for incoming first year college students

Aug 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Release your inner nerd. These can be some of the best years of your life.

Otso Diretso to make last stand in miting de avance at UP Diliman

May 07, 2019 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) Several bands, singers, and spoken word artists are going to perform during the miting de avance, including Autotelic, Truefaith, Noel Cabangon, and Ebe Dancel

UP Diliman student council elections see lowest voter turnout in at least 11 years

Apr 12, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Only 8,564 out of 20,964 students voted in UP Diliman’s student council elections

LOW TURNOUT. University Student Council elections of University of the Philippines Diliman get their lowest turnout in at least 11 years. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.P. history teachers urge Filipinos to defend PH from China

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'Ang panghihimasok ng mga barkong Tsino sa bansa ay paglabag sa ating Saligang Batas at pagyurak sa alaala ng ating mga bayani,' says the UP Department of History, in a statement released on Araw ng Kagitingan

SOVEREIGNTY. Different groups march towards the Chinese Consulate in Makati to protest the presence of China in the West Philippine Sea on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘Stand firm, fight for free press:’ UP Diliman community slams arrest of Maria Ressa

Mar 29, 2019 - 8:51 PM

UP journalism professor and 'Bulatlat' associate editor Danilo Arao added alternative and mainstream media should work together to defend press freedom

Students, together with faculty members, of University of the Philippines-Diliman held a protest action on March 29, at the College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman, condemning the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa. Photo by Miguel Garcia

Dogs offer emotional support for U.P. Diliman students, staff

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Cotton and Tisay are UP's first emotional support dogs

DOG HEALERS. The University of the Philippines - Diliman launches its new program that will involve dogs around the campus in lightening the burden of people. Photos from Utak at Pusa Facebook page

Floats with meaningful stories take spotlight at UP Lantern Parade 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Check out some of the floats that came with their own messages during this year's UP Lantern Parade

POWER OF WORDS. The bangkang papel lantern took third place for for this year's best lantern contest. It featured poems, research and stories written by UP gradutes and faculty members. Photo by Jazmin Tremblay/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Despite the rain, UP Lantern Parade 2018 shines on

Dec 15, 2018 - 12:52 AM

Around 3,000 people attend this year's UP lantern parade

University of the Philippines brightens up once again with colorful lanterns for the 2018 UP Lantern Parade with artworks depicting social issues in the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

3 resign from U.P. student council amid fraternity scandal

Nov 24, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'A change in leadership is called for to effectively transition the responsibility of investigating and deliberating these concerns,' University Student Council chairman Yael Toribio, a member of Upsilon Sigma Phi Fraternity, says in his resignation letter

Despite his Upsilon ties, U.P. president commits to resolve frat issues

Nov 23, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Upsilon itself conducts an investigation into the so-called #LonsiLeaks, the results of which will be given to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

U.P. says warring fraternities involved in 2 incidents on campus

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

UP Diliman vice chancellor for student affairs Jerwin Agpaoa says no action has been taken yet, as separate investigations are still ongoing

FRAT WARS. The University of the Philippines Diliman says it does not condone any form of fraternity-related violence. Photo of Malcolm Hall from Shutterstock

U.P. says car chase, not shooting, occurred in Diliman campus

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The administration of the UP Diliman campus says it was still waiting for a report about the car chase

NO SHOOTING. Officials from the University of the Philippines denied reports a shooting incident took palace in the school's Diliman campus. Photo from Shutterstock

Young Pinoy innovators want to make affordable biotech lab kits

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Only 3 out of 10 high schools in the Philippines have a science laboratory. #HackSociety winner, team BTBox, is looking to address the problem by making portable, affordable lab kits that high school students can use

BTBOX. Kenneth Kim says their kits are 90% cheaper than competing lab kits at the #HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018


Salita ng Taon 2018: Narito ang mga pinagpipilian

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Ang 11 nominadong salita ay naging laman ng mga balita at diskusyon, at bukambibig ng mga Filipino sa nakalipas na dalawang taon

Which is UP Diliman’s student paper: ‘Philippine Collegian’ or ‘Rebel Kule’?

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

A controversy in the editorial exams of the 'Philippine Collegian' leads to the revival of an alternative 'official' students' publication. How will this be resolved?

Bring back the beat: UP council calls for UAAP drum return

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:59 PM

The UP Diliman University Student Council calls for the full return of the drums in the UAAP men's basketball games

Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

U.P. history department slams president's attendance at Marcos event

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The Department of History says the UP President's appearance at the event is an insult to the memory of those who risked their lives to fight martial law

U.P. president 'regrets' pain caused by appearance with Imee Marcos

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'I intended no offense.... Tao lang po!' says University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion, adding that UP will never forget the dark period of Martial Law

IN PHOTOS: UP Diliman's new football pitch

Aug 04, 2018 - 11:57 AM

If the UP men's football team managed to win the UAAP championship without a pitch, imagine how strong they could be with a field of their own

PITCH PERFECT. Quezon City now has a second artificial football ground. All photos by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

LOOK: UPCAT applicants camp out, faint lining up in Diliman

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:12 PM

On the last day of filing applications for students from Metro Manila private schools, hopefuls get an idea why UP is sometimes called the 'University of Pila'

Robredo backs Sereno: I will do everything to right this wrong

May 07, 2018 - 1:14 PM

'The quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno...can be the final blow to the ideal of justice we all depend on…. [It] is not just her fight, it is our fight,' the Vice President says at the Free the Courts forum

Photo by Angie de Silva

‘A different crisis’ looms if Senate clashes with SC on Sereno quo warranto

May 07, 2018 - 11:49 AM

‘Panibagong kaguluhan na naman ‘yun,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo

CRISIS. IBP president Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo says a different crisis looms if the Senate clashes with the Supreme Court on the potential ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Philippine Collegian campus journos barred from taking editorial exams

May 04, 2018 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Board of Judges cites the candidates’ failure to meet residency requirements as basis for disqualification from taking the editorial exams. UP Chancellor Michael Tan upholds the decision.

Rappler Talk: UP History's 1st female summa cum laude on tips for studying, success

Apr 14, 2018 - 4:03 PM

On Rappler Talk, Chiqui Agoncillo talks to MovePH's Raisa Serafica about her UP education, studying history, and the importance of liberal arts education

Chief Justice Sereno: 'No one will be safe' if I'm ousted

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:20 PM

'Everyone will have to look for a political patron to save [themselves] from incessant harassment, threats, and bullying,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno during the Women vs Strongman forum at the UP School of Economics on March 22, 2018

UP Shopping Center compliant with fire regulations – chancellor

Mar 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says safety measures were in place for the UP Shopping Center, also pointing out that it had just been renovated in 2017

COMPLIANT? UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan speaks to reporters near the UP Shopping Center. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

When the UP Shopping Center caught fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'When I peeked, there was a man walking with fire extinguisher. So I entertained a customer and photocopied first. Then the lights went out,' says a stall worker

FIRE. Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the UP Shopping Center after the fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Rappler takes a look inside the University of the Philippines Shopping Center following the blaze on Thursday, March 8

TORCHED. UP Shopping Center was burned from the inside on Thursday, March 8 with authorities suspecting the fire to come from its ceiling wirings. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

From photocopying services to Rodic's: What's inside UP Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:15 PM

More than just a building, the UP Shopping Center became a community for the students, with its members playing key roles in their academic lives

P500,000 worth of damage in UP Shopping Center fire – BFP

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The UP Shopping Center housed businesses that sold food and various merchandise or offered printing and photocopying services

TORCHED. The aisle of the UP Shopping Center. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

UP student regent calls for donations following UP Shopping Center fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Those who want to help may drop off their donations in at least 4 centers

Netizens express grief over razed UP Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 1:12 PM

'Ang bigat sa pakiramdam,' says one netizen, echoing the sentiment of people in and out of the UP community

Fire hits UP Diliman Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(4th UPDATE) UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr says the fire that hit a canteen spread throughout the shopping center's main building. The Bureau of Fire Protection declares fire out over an hour later.

Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018.. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Inflation seen to continue hitting poor Filipinos hard

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Dennis Mapa, dean of the UP Diliman School of Statistics, also says the P200 monthly subsidy for poor Filipino households is not enough to offset the impact of the tax reform law

A vendor sells vegetables at a market near an informal settlers area in Manila on February 16, 2011. Rising food prices have pushed about 44 million people into poverty in developing countries since last June, the World Bank warned February 15. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

UP chancellor endorses February 23, 24 activities vs EJKs, attack on press freedom

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:08 AM

'We need to encourage our students to participate in the activities as part of their education,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says

UP students, jeepney drivers protest against jeepney phaseout

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The Department of Transportation brings its 'Oplan Alis Bulok, Alis Usok' project to the University of the Philippines - Diliman after DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade reportedly received text complaints about dilapidated jeepneys in the campus

Kat(h)awan: UP Diliman celebrates the Filipino body

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:51 PM

UP Diliman holds a 3-month Festival of Culture and the Arts celebrating the Filipino body

ASEANnale 2018 in UP: Festival of ideas on diaspora, disasters, democracy

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:14 PM

PRESS RELEASE: From February 28 to March 2, ASEANnale 2018 will bring together academics, experts, filmmakers, multimedia artists, and scholars, who will celebrate the unique ASEAN perspectives and narratives