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Shock NU loss ‘hard to describe,’ says UP coach Okumu

Mar 14, 2019 - 11:27 AM

UP coach Godfrey Okumu says the Lady Maroons are not taking the slump lightly

NOT GOOD. UP coach Godfrey Okumu thinks the Lady Maroons are now in a ‘very, very tight situation.’ Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LGBT youth on choosing candidates: 'Mambabatas, hindi mambabastos'

Mar 09, 2019 - 7:15 AM

At a recent Safe Spaces event, UP LGBT group leader Sam Cruz urges youth voters to go for candidates who will work to eliminate gender-based discrimination

GENDER EQUALITY. UP Diliman Babaylan Vice President Sam Cruz (3rd left) pushes for the anti-discrimination bill at the Senate. Photo from the UP Babaylan Facebook page

U.P. revisits history in Diliman Commune Tour

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) The tour, offered until March 29, celebrates the spirit of the 1971 Diliman Commune and serves as a tool to educate the youth amid the historical revisionism on social media

UP Commune Tour. Photo by Sofia Virtudes/Rappler

MovePH goes to U.P. College of Law for #MoveDiliman

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:13 AM

MovePH will be at the UP College of Law on March 12! Tickets for the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Reigning champs UP remain unbeaten in UAAP football

Mar 04, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Dan Saavedra and King Miyagi find the back of the net as UP turns back Ateneo


Ricci Rivero relishes UAAP return: 'Babalik pa rin ako sa mahal ko'

Mar 02, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Sidelined from competitive basketball for a year, Ricci Rivero got right to work for the Maroons in his UAAP comeback

RICCI RETURNS. New UP recruit Ricci Rivero quickly shows his wares in UAAP 3x3 basketball action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP coach Okumu on La Salle upset: 'We won struggling'

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:22 PM

The Lady Maroons may have stunned the reigning UAAP volleyball champions but UP head coach Godfrey Okumu believes the team has more to work on

NOT OVER. The UP Lady Maroons are not satisfied until they reach the championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘Tay, may abogado ka na:' Lawyer pays tribute to taho vendor

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:20 PM

In a now viral post, Alex expresses her immense gratitude to Tatay Dong, a taho vendor whom she met in her first year of college

REUNITED. Alex and Tatay Dong reunite take their first ever photo together after 2 years at the UP Sunken Garden on February 23, 2019. Photo from Alex Castro

UP Maroons' inspirational rise to be chronicled in new book

Feb 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

'It's a very interesting story, and we hope that it will inspire those who face enormous challenges in the pursuit of their ambitions,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

GOING UP. Bright Akhuetie and Juan Gomez De Liaño lead the Maroons’ incredible rise. Photo release

[OPINION] Why I want to leave UP – and why I might stay

Feb 26, 2019 - 4:22 PM

'I sometimes wonder how much fire my passion has left and, truth be told, if such drive can be better nourished elsewhere – in another university or organization'

U.P., DLSU only PH schools in latest Asia Pacific university rankings

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The De La Salle University makes its debut in the Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings, while the University of the Philippines climbs in rank and is now in the 101-110 bracket

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

Princeton alumni, students call for end to 'intimidation campaign' vs Maria Ressa

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:30 PM

A hundred graduates call on government officials, policy makers, and businesses to 'press' the Philippine government to end its harassment of Maria Ressa and the Philippine press

STOP HARRASMENT. Princeton graduates call for an end to the 'clear intimidation campaign' the Philippine government has mounted against fellow alumni Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons escape UE in UAAP volley season opener

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons pull off a thrilling win over the Lady Warriors right in the opening game of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competition

SURVIVAL. Isa Molde and the UP Lady Maroons outlast the gritty Lady Warriors in 5 sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Amid Maria Ressa’s arrest, UP Fair 2019 urges: 'Defend press freedom'

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:48 AM

The theme of this year's UP Fair is 'Rak N’ Rally', with Ressa originally scheduled to talk about press freedom

PRESS FREEDOM. Various organizations conducts a silent protest for Maria Ressa and press freedom at the UP Fair 2019. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

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

UP Fair: More than just a concert

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:27 PM

This year, UP Fair aims to be the voice of the masses

Newsrooms, universities team up to fact-check 2019 elections

Feb 11, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The Tsek.ph collaborative project will verify claims in the lead-up to the 2019 midterm elections, and rate them based on the degree of accuracy or completeness

TSEK.PH LAUNCH. Media and academe partners sign a memorandum of understanding for the Tsek.ph collaborative fact-checking project at the University of the Philippines on February 11, 2019. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

WATCH: U.P. Lady Maroons out to live up UAAP hype

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:59 PM

After copping two breakthrough preseason crowns, the UP Lady Maroons vie to prove they're for real

FOCUS. The UP Lady Maroons take it one game at a time this season. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: UP Oblation Run calls to uphold freedom of expression

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:14 AM

Around 30 masked APO members joined this year’s Oblation Run, dubbed the “Ritual Dance of the Brave” – a call for action against threats to democracy

BLANK. Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity members carry blank placards to allow people to voice out their own messages during the Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

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Feb 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

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FALSE: Imee Marcos ‘graduated cum laude from UP College of Law’

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is no record of her graduation from UPD (University of the Philippines Diliman) nor any honors or academic distinctions received with the University Registrar's office,' says UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa

NO UP DEGREE. UP says while she took courses at the university, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos does not have a record of graduation.

Why experts strongly oppose lowering the age of criminal responsibility

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.

UP Diliman commemorates 70th year of move from Ermita campus

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The event urges everyone to contemplate on our sense of place and the routes in place-making

LOOK: Paul Desiderio gets his own Chooks-to-go branch

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Despite not winning the UAAP championship, Chooks-to-Go gifts Paul Desiderio a franchise

REWARD. Chooks-to-Go still awards Paul Desiderio his very own branch that will be with him for the rest of his life. Photo from release

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

IN PHOTOS: Breakthroughs, dynasties highlight 2018 UAAP, NCAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Relive the best basketball moments in UAAP Season 81 and NCAA Season 94

LOOK: Man holds 5-year-old hostage outside PUP campus

Dec 17, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Dominador Abrinno, a resident of Taguig City, surrenders to a Manila Police negotiator after two hours

A 38 years old, Dominador Abrinno hostage a child along Teresa street at Sta. Mesa beside PUP Campus in Manila on 17 December 2018. The hostaker surrender to the police officer and safety retrive the child. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

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

The fight is not done for the UP Maroons

Dec 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

'Our work is not yet done, and we are just getting started,' says Renan Dalisay, the founder of Nowhere to go but UP

ATIN 'TO. University of the Philippines fans cheer for captain Paul Desiderio who makes his exit from the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

U.P. students face disciplinary cases over frat-related violence

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Campus police file cases against members of Upsilon Sigma Phi and Alpha Phi Beta over an altercation last November 13

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

UPLB biologist died of 'severe dehydration' – local official

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:29 AM

(3rd UPDATE) James Alvarez's cause of death is 'gastroesophageal reflux disease with severe dehydration secondary to vomiting,' says a Kidapawan City official

BIOLOGIST. Biologist James Alvarez died during a trek in Mount Apo on December 9, 2018. Photo from the Facebook page of James Alvarez

Bright Akhuetie: No basketball, for now

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:12 AM

After a historic yet grueling UAAP season, the UP star just wants to ‘get lost in the province and hide from the world’

TIME OUT. After a stellar season, Bright Akhuetie turns his attention to studying and getting a much deserved break. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kai Sotto goes off for 36 as Ateneo Eaglets crush UPIS

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The 7-foot-1 prodigy tallies a double-double in the wire-to-wire triumph

PILING IT UP. Kai Sotto and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets earn their fourth win in 5 games in UAAP Season 81. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


#AtinTo: Paul Desiderio leaves winning legacy in U.P. farewell

Dec 06, 2018 - 4:11 PM

What started as an unscripted, impassioned rallying cry turned into a passion-filled season that couldn’t have been scripted any better

ONE LAST TIME. Paul Desiderio bids farewell to the UP community after the Fighting Maroons’ magical run. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Hurting, U.P.? Good, it means you’ve made it

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:41 AM

As heartbreaking as it is, don’t get over the memory of watching another team celebrate a championship because, UP, one day it will be you who watches the confetti drop from the heavens

HEARTBREAK. The UP Fighting Maroons’ magical run comes to a painful end, but looking ahead, it may just be all worth it. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After Ateneo win, Grab offers free rides to Katipunan

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:05 PM

Grab Philippines is offering free rides to and from Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines

FREE RIDES. Grab is offering free rides up to P250 to and from Katipunan after the #BattleofKatipunan for UAAP Season 81 men's basketball. Photo from Grab Philippines

From quirky cheers to diehard dogs, UAAP fans up their game

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

There's no lack of team spirit among fans, and some pets, during the UAAP Finals Game 2 clash between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the UP Fighting Maroons

'Fighting till the end': Netizens laud UP Maroons despite Game 2 loss

Dec 05, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Many posts express great pride in the Maroons for coming so far after so long and instilling hope in the UP community

Ateneo wrecks U.P., clinches back-to-back UAAP titles

Dec 05, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Thirdy Ravena erupts for 38 points as a solid Blue Eagles crew completes a 2-0 sweep of the Maroons to bag the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball crown

UNSTOPPABLE. Thirdy Ravena and Angelo Kouame play hero in the Blue Eagles' title romp against the Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Akhuetie tops UAAP Season 81 individual awards

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:26 PM

UP's Bright Akhuetie makes sure to celebrate this season's top individual award with the rest of the Fighting Maroons

Photo byMichael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Fans compare UP Fighting Maroons to Slam Dunk's Shohoku

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Do you agree with the comparison between the UP men's basketball team and Slam Dunk's Shohoku?

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:53 PM

It's now or never for the UP Fighting Maroons as the Ateneo Blue Eagles look to sweep the series for a second straight UAAP championship

BIG BATTLE. UP’S Bright Akhuetie and Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame will again be at the forefront of the title showdown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

What breeds frat wars? U.P sociology dep't conducts campus teach-ins

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:34 PM

'Violence is in our everyday lives, and if we want to get rid of violence [in our society], we have to get rid of it in our everyday lives,' professor Jo Dionisio tells students

FRATERNITIES AND SOCIETY. Professor Gerry Lanuza talks about the the patriarchal system in families. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

LOOK: A guide to U.P.'s live screening venues for UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 04, 2018 - 6:07 PM

UP Manila cancels classes, while the Diliman campus sets up viewing areas for Game 2 of the Finals between the Fighting Maroons and Blue Eagles

SOLIDARITY. UP Fighting Maroons fans can gather at the Sunken Garden for another live screening of their UAAP Finals match against Ateneo. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 2

Dec 04, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Will Ateneo cruise to its second straight championship or can UP force another crucial do-or-die game this season?

UAAP: U.P. ends 36-year title drought in athletics

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:51 AM

The Maroons claim their 19th overall championship in UAAP track and field

UPFight. The UP men's track and field team wins its first title since 1982. Photo from UAAP release

U.P. Board of Regents withdraws recommendation to reappoint Spocky Farolan

Dec 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Whatever his motives may have been, there is no excuse for sowing fear and confusion,' says the UP Board of Regents, following Spocky Farolan's post threatening the Ateneo Blue Eagles

U.P. community calls on regent to resign following controversial UAAP post

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:01 AM

They say his behavior is unbecoming of a UP official and is not representative of the principles the state university upholds

U.P. disowns regent Spocky Farolan's post vs Ateneo players

Dec 03, 2018 - 12:42 AM

'They do not in any way represent the values of the University,' University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion says of regent Spocky Farolan's post

VIOLENCE-FREE. UP President Danilo Concepcion emphasizes that the state university upholds the value of sportsmanship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler