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Paul Desiderio nearly missed the Maroons' historic moment

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'Napakasarap na nag-start ako ng 0-14 tapos ngayon Final Four, may chance pa mag Finals,' says the veteran UP guard

LONG JOURNEY. Paul Desiderio relishes his roller-coaster ride with the Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

No more miserable Maroons for Perasol

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:59 PM

‘Is this worth it?' Before UP's Final Four breakthrough, coach Bo Perasol admits to moments of doubt

BREAKTHROUGH. Bo Perasol never gave up and finally fulfilled a dream. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Nothing would stop the Maroons' moment in history

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

For the UP faithful, it was the day when two decades of patience, pain, and heartbreak came to an end

NEW ERA. Juan Gomez de Liaño and the UP Fighting Maroons finally get to join the league’s big boys. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Perasol turns emotional after Maroons' historic romp

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:55 PM

'We're part of the Final Four cast and we're going to vie for it,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

GAME CHANGER. Head coach Bo Perasol bags a historic achievement for his beloved alma mater. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

#16Strong: UP fans loud and proud on Twitter after historic UAAP win

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Supporters of the Fighting Maroons rejoice as the longest active Final Four drought in the UAAP is finally broken

Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

U.P. stuns La Salle, snaps 21-year Final Four drought

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:12 PM

After decades of misery, the UP Fighting Maroons return to the Final Four following a surprise whipping of the La Salle Green Archers

Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs UP – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The La Salle Green Archers and the UP Maroons fight for a Final Four berth

MUST WIN. The Archers and the Maroons dispute the No. 3 spot. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

The UP Maroons face their moment of truth against La Salle

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM

A win over La Salle guarantees UP a spot in the Final Four round and would mark the Maroons’ return to the UAAP playoffs for the first time since 1997

PINNACLE. UP head coach Bo Perasol himself is hungry for the success of the Fighting Maroons basketball program. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Under Perasol, UP finds 'winning culture'

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:53 PM

UP veteran Paul Desiderio says coach Bo Perasol transformed the Maroons' program

FINAL YEAR. Paul Desiderio is graduating with his best season of the UP Fighting Fighting Maroons since 2004. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

SuperLiga: UP, FEU avoid upset ax

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The Lady Maroons and the Lady Tamaraws overcome the tough challenge of two provincial teams in the Philippine SuperLiga Collegiate Grand Slam

TEAM EFFORT. The UP Lady Maroons lean on a balanced attack to score their second win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP eliminates UST as star rookie Cansino suffers injury

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The Maroons stay in the Final Four hunt as UP takes advantage of the absence of young UST sensation CJ Cansino

STAT-STUFFER. UP's Bright Akhuetie drops another huge double-double. Photo by Joaquin Flores

IN NUMBERS: UP vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Fighting to keep their Final Four bids alive, the UP Maroons and the UST Tigers clash in a must-win match

CRUNCH TIME. UST’s star rookie CJ Cansino and UP veteran Paul Desiderio try to keep their teams in the playoff hunt. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Perasol: UP now '11 games wiser'

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:40 PM

UP coach Bo Perasol thinks the Maroons are ready to fight it out for a Final Four slot

LAST STRETCH. Jun Manzo and the UP Maroons hope to stay inside the top four heading into the final stretch of the eliminations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maroons bully Bulldogs to fan Final Four hopes

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:37 PM

The UP Maroons grab solo 4th place after completing an elimination sweep of the NU Bulldogs

TOP FOUR. Paul Desiderio and the UP Maroons find their way past the NU Bulldogs to grab solo 4th place. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: NU VS UP – UAAP Season 81

Nov 03, 2018 - 12:03 PM

The UP Maroons and the NU Bulldogs try to stay in the UAAP Final Four chase

Mired at the bottom half of the standings, the Bulldogs and the Maroons go for a crucial win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

What do trip-dub studs Juan GDL, CJ Cansino have in common?

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:11 PM

UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño and UST's CJ Cansino share more than just record triple-double feats

Groups slam Uson for red-tagging Lumad rights organizations

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the supposed Lumad at Mocha Uson's 'protest' at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus is linked to a paramilitary group, say Lumad rights advocates

Perasol on Manganti: He has to be 'thankful' of bashers

Oct 28, 2018 - 9:43 PM

'If you are making yourself a thorn on the side of your opponent, everybody's going to be against you,' UP coach Bo Perasol tells Adamson's Sean Manganti

NOTHING PERSONAL. UP coach Bo Perasol says bashing is all part of the game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson weathers late-game UP rally

Oct 28, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The Falcons survive the Maroons' blistering run to secure their eighth victory

Jerrick Ahanmisi. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UP – UAAP Season 81

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Adamson dealt UP one of its biggest heartbreaks, so it's no surprise that the Maroons can't wait to get even

HOTSHOT. Sean Manganti vies to lead the Falcons to an elimination sweep of the Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Resisting red-tagging in universities

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Rappler sits down with UP VP Jose Dalisay and ADMU VP Jaime Hofileña to discuss the role of universities in protecting democracy

After career-high show, Desiderio wants winning sendoff

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The UP Maroons veteran finally finds his mark when it mattered most

LAST HURRAH. UP’s Paul Desiderio hopes to wrap up his collegiate career on a high note. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Desiderio erupts for career-high 31 as UP downs depleted FEU

Oct 24, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Paul Desiderio puts on a show as he fires a perfect 6-of-6 clip from downtown in the opening period

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Only U.P. makes it to top 100 of QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Mapúa University and MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology round up the list of 8 Philippine universities in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

IN NUMBERS: UP vs FEU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Fresh from a triple-double show, Juan Gomez de Liaño looks to lead the UP Maroons against the banged-up FEU Tamaraws

COLLISION. Juan Gomez de Liaño and the UP Maroons hope to crash into the top 4 versus Wendell Comboy and the FEU Tamaraws. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After halftime scolding, Juan Gomez de Liaño rolls to triple-double

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The Maroons get an earful from coach Bo Perasol but Juan Gomez de Liaño responds by dropping record numbers

HISTORIC. Juan Gomez de Liaño warns that this won't be his last triple-double performance. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Juan Gomez de Liaño drops 1st UAAP triple-double in 12 years

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:28 PM

UP guard Juan Gomez de Liaño makes history in the Fighting Maroons' sweep of the UE Red Warriors

HOTSHOT. Juan Gomez de Liaño adds his name to the league's history books. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: UP vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The leading MVP contenders collide as Bright Akhuetie's UP Maroons take on Alvin Pasaol's UE Red Warriors

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP’s Javi Gomez de Liaño slapped with one-game suspension

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The Maroons forward will sit out versus UE on Sunday

SUSPENDED. Javi Gomez de Liaño won’t be around to help the UP Maroons halt a two-game slide. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño negative of dengue

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The shifty guard experienced body soreness and a high fever that went up to 39.5 degrees Celsius

SCARE. Losing Juan Gomez de Liaño would deal a huge blow to UP's Final 4 aspirations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.


Akhuetie, Pasaol lead UAAP Season 81 MVP race

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:34 PM

UP center Bright Akhuetie and UE's Alvin Pasaol emerge as the top statistical leaders at the end of the UAAP first round

MAIN MAN. UP's Nigerian center Bright Akhuetie delivers as advertised. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

WATCH: What students, faculty, alumni think about AFP’s red-tagging of schools

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Teachers and students air their views on the military's move to tag their schools as places of communist recruitment for an ouster plot against President Duterte

SPEAK OUT. Students, faculty, and alumni share their thoughts on the military's red-tagging of schools.

UP needs to 'hurry up' meshing together, says Perasol

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The third-year tactician, though, believes the Fighting Maroons can still turn their fortunes around

MISSED SHOT. The UP Fighting Maroons miss a chance of finishing the first round of UAAP Season 81 within the Top 4. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler


UST rolls over sloppy UP in stunning blowout

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Rookie CJ Cansino stars anew as the UST Tigers topple the UP Maroons for the first time in two years

STELLAR. UST’ freshman star CJ Cansino puts on another show against Paul Desiderio and theUP Maroons. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Perasol finds 'need to be better' after UP escape act

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'The positive way of saying it is we won while learning,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

BETTER THAN LOSING. Bo Perasol breathes a sigh of relief as the UP Fighting Maroons arrest another meltdown. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Band of brothers: UP's Gomez de Liaños, NU's Ildefonsos shine

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Gomez de Liaños combine for 39 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists while the Ildefonsos team up for 32 points, 14 boards and 6 dimes

BROTHERLY CLASH. The Gomez de Liaño brothers of Juan and Javi and the Ildefonso brothers of Dave and Shaun showcase their wares. Photos by Josh Albelda


[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kung ipagpipilitang radikal ang mga millennial

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Warning sa AFP at kay Presidente Duterte: may kasabihan sa Ingles na, 'Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true'

Extracurricular activities help keep kids in school – expert

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Extracurricular activities give students more reasons to keep attending school beyond classes and tests, says an expert

ELEMENTARY. Majority of poor students are unable to graduate from basic education. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

GDL brothers power Maroons past Bulldogs

Oct 07, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño take charge as the UP Fighting Maroons climb to a share of 4th place

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Schools slam military for linking them to Red October plot

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:17 PM

(2nd UPDATE) University officials, students, and professors say the AFP endangers the lives of their community members with its ‘baseless and dangerous’ accusation

BASELESS. Students and school officials hit the AFP for "baseless" claims that endanger the lives of university members. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

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?

Perasol knows UP can be better after near-collapse

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Fighting Maroons avert a fourth-quarter meltdown to notch their second win in 5 games in the UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament

STILL IN PROGRESS. UP Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol says there's still much to be desired despite his wards ending a three-game skid. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


2nd Glory Awards, musical tribute to highlight UP CMC homecoming on Oct 6

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Twelve UP College of Mass Communication alumni will receive 'Glory' trophies for the excellence and impact of their work in various mass communication fields

No heartbreaker this time: Maroons escape Archers

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The UP Maroons rebound from an Adamson heartbreaker with a thrilling escape over the La Salle Green Archers

REBOUND. Bright Akhuetie and the UP Fighting Maroons arrest a three-game losing streak to pick up their second win.Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

U.P. sets new UPCAT 2019 schedule for October

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The college admission test will take place on October 27 and 28

UPCAT. Students line up during the last day of submission of UPCAT applications in UP Diliman. File photo by Angie de Silva

DLSU joins U.P. in latest world university rankings

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The De La Salle University makes its Times Higher Education World University Rankings debut in the 801-1,000 bracket, while the University of the Philippines climbs in rank and is now in the 501-600 bracket

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

UP'S Bright Akhuetie raring to 'bounce back real hard'

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:10 AM

After a wasted 20-20 game, the prized UP recruit can't wait to get back on court against next foe La Salle

HEADS UP. Bright Akhuetie hopes to bring in the numbers – and the win – when UP battles La Salle this weekend. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson rallies past feisty Maroons, stays perfect

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Sean Manganti buries the game-winner as the Falcons rally from a double-digit deficit to spoil UP's upset bid

Bright Akhuetie barrels his way past Conrad Catapusan. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler