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Get to know Ianne Gamboa, PUP's first transwoman valedictorian

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'I know to myself that I am more than just a transgender woman and I can prove that [through] my merits,' says Ianne Gamboa, the first transwoman valedictorian of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines

PRIDE. Ianne Gamboa is the first transwoman valedictorian of Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Ianne Gamboa

UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

UP stuns NCAA champ San Beda, books FilOil quarters berth

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Rivals Ateneo and La Salle also pick up separate victories in the preseason tournament

UPSET. The UP Fighting Maroons stand their ground against the favored San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Franco Luna/Rappler

UP Fighting Maroons ink sponsorship deal with multinational corporation 3M

May 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'We believe that the UP Men’s Basketball Team is talent worth investing in', says 3M Philippines President and Managing Director Ariel Lacsamana

BRIGHT FUTURE. The UP Men's Basketball team steamrolls through its eventful offseason with another positive outcome. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

After Ricci Rivero, ex-La Salle big GBoy Gob transfers to UP

May 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Less than two weeks after Rivero announced his transfer to the Fighting Maroons, Gob follows suit

BIG MAN. GBoy Gob fortifies UP's frontcourt bannered by Bright Akhueti and Will Gozum. File hoto by Naveen Ganglani


ATHLETE'S CORNER: Ricci Rivero rises

May 27, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The former La Salle standout puts controversies behind and restarts his basketball career

Marck Espejo on Japan volleyball's radar, thanks to UP coach

May 27, 2018 - 6:11 PM

UP women's volleyball mentor Godfrey Okumu puts in a good word for the 5-time MVP

HISTORIC. Marck Espejo will be the first Filipino to play in a Japanese volleyball club. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Ricci Rivero launches online store on 20th birthday

May 25, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The new University of the Philippines recruit celebrates his special day in style

Ricci Rivero against DLSU defense. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

After recruiting Ricci Rivero to UP, Juan GDL is pumped for Maroons’ future

May 21, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'I feel really excited that Ricci joined our program. He could spread the floor. He can play multiple positions. I enjoy playing with him a lot,' says teammate and friend Juan Gomez de Liaño

BACKCOURT DUO. From Gilas, Juan Gomez de Liaño and Ricci Rivero team up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Gomez de Liaño photo from his Facebook Page and Rivero photo from his Twitter account


Aldin Ayo welcomes Ricci Rivero move, says UP transfer good for the league

May 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 6-foot-1 high-flying guard's former La Salle coach says the decision hardly surprised him

BEST WISHES. Coach Aldin Ayo wishes his former ward the best of luck. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Supportive UP community' seals deal for Ricci Rivero

May 18, 2018 - 6:14 PM

UP coach Bo Perasol says the former La Salle standout has the 'skill, work ethic, and character' the Maroons need

Ricci Rivero joins the UP Fighting Maroons

May 18, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The former La Salle standout averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in his final season with the Green Archers

THE DECISION. Leaving all controversies behind, Ricci Rivero makes the jump from La Salle to University of the Philippines. File photo

Is Philippine Collegian facing a press freedom issue?

May 12, 2018 - 11:13 AM

'The UPD administration needs to be level-headed enough to study the rules and interpret them based on the normative standards of journalism, especially when it comes to editorial independence,' says professor Danilo Arao

La Salle, UP hack out lopsided wins vs NCAA foes

May 11, 2018 - 9:09 PM

The unbeaten Green Archers wallop the EAC Generals by 32 as the Maroons roll to a 3rd straight triumph over the Perpetual Help Altas

UNBEATEN. After downing Perpetual Help, La Salle asserts its might against Emilio Aguinaldo College. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU Tamaraws slip past UP Maroons in overtime

May 10, 2018 - 11:23 PM

With the win, the unbeaten Morayta-based squad clinches an outright finals berth in the 2018 Smart City Hoops

CLUTCH. FEU’s Axel Inigo scores the go-ahead floater.

Gilas cadets crash anew in FilOil Cup, give up late rally to UP Maroons

May 08, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Bo Perasol rests King Maroon Paul Desiderio for the evening

TURMOIL. The Gilas cadets crash to their 4th loss in the Filoil Flying V Preaseason Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol always ready to lend UP stars Desiderio, Gomez de Liaño to Gilas

May 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

It's more important to serve the country first, said the Fighting Maroons head coach

DOULE DUTY. Juan Gomez de Liaño (left) and Paul Desiderio play for both the UP Fighting Maroons and the Gilas cadets in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UP nails first FilOil win over NU, La Salle rallies past Perpetual

May 04, 2018 - 8:23 PM

After 4 tries, the Fighting Maroons finally cruise to their first victory behind Paul Desiderio

BREAKTHROUGH. The UP Fighting Maroons snap a winless spell against the Bulldogs in the preseason tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Are the Maroons the Ceres of the UAAP?

May 04, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Coach Anto Gonzales' undefeated State U team stands a class ahead of the field

UP HIGH. The UP Fighting Maroons bag their second UAAP men’s football title in 3 years. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Ian Clarino relishes last UAAP football battle with his brothers

May 03, 2018 - 8:27 PM

With his siblings by his side, the UP captain ends his UAAP career with 3 championships and a Season 80 MVP plum

HAPPY ENDINGS. Ian Clarino makes his UAAP exit with a decorated run. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

UP Fighting Maroons cap dominant season with UAAP crown

May 03, 2018 - 5:08 PM

(UPDATED) The State University turns back UST to bag its 18th UAAP men's football title

CAPTAIN'S GOAL. Ian Clarino ends his last UAAP match with a championship thanks to his early goal. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

UPCAT 2018 results released

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The UP College Admission Test results are out!

Ateneo crushes UP by 28 in Filoil battle of Katipunan

Apr 29, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The Blue Eagles stretch their perfect run to three games in the preseason tournament

BALANCED. The Ateneo Blue Eagles pull off another win anchored on a balanced attack. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

UP Fighting Maroons make finals return over DLSU

Apr 26, 2018 - 7:11 PM

This season's top seed arranges a UAAP men's football title showdown versus UST for the first time in 6 years

RETURN. UP Fighting Maroons solidify top seed elims finish with a finals berth. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Spotting biases and history's role in healing society

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Leloy Claudio chats with Chiqui Agoncillo, the first female summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines History Department on history's role in nation building, careers, and spotting bias

UAAP Men's Football: No coronation for UP just yet

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:25 PM

UP may be undefeated heading to the Final 4, but the Maroons face stiff competition for the crown

UNDEFEATED. UP's Fidel Tacardon and the Fighting Maroons hope to stay ahead of the pack. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

La Salle escapes UP in Filoil Cup opener

Apr 21, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Even after losing stars Ben Mbala and Ricci Rivero, the Green Archers display their mettle after surviving UAAP title favorites Fighting Maroons

COMPOSED. The De La Salle University Green Archers squander a double-digit lead late but hold on to the victory in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup opener. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Nominations for 2018-2021 UPAA board of directors now open

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Any UPAA member in good standing is eligible for nomination

UP Lady Maroons end Season 80 with win over UE

Apr 14, 2018 - 4:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons end their season with a 6-8 record, while the Lady Warriors finish at 2-12 in the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball tournament

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

Duterte on Bensouda, Sereno’s SALNs, National Privacy Commission on Facebook | Evening wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:41 PM

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Rappler Talk: Mrs Universe Philippines on female empowerment

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Marilou Tolico-Villanueva talks about what women can do to inspire and empower other women

U.P. Lady Maroons upset Ateneo with a sweep

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons win the second edition of the Battle of Katipunan

STUNNER. UP Lady Maroons best the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UPCAT 2018 results out by April 30

Apr 07, 2018 - 5:06 PM

UP Board of Regents member Frederick Farolan does not mince words against critics angered by the delayed release of the test results

OBLATION. The Oblation, a statue by Filipino artist Guillermo Tolentino, is the symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.P. hosts forum on dangers of perpetuating fake news

Apr 07, 2018 - 12:51 PM

(UPDATED) The UP forum explored how a culture of false information is propagated – from the way it is generated to the way it is spread and ultimately accepted by the public – and how to fight it

MEDIA ATTACKS. Professor Rachel Khan, chairperson of the UP Department of Journalism emphasizes the real effects of silencing the press. Photo by Gari Acolola/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons dedicate win to late alumni association president

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:19 PM

'Dati kung wala kaming sasakyan, kotse niya. Kung walang driver, siya nagda-drive. Hindi lang siya sponsor, she was like a mother to us, a sister, a friend. Tita Lourdes (Guerrero) was really everything to us,' says Estrañero.

MOTIVATED. The UP Lady Maroons clinch this victory in honor of their number one supporter Lourdes Guerrero. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Maroons plan to hold training camp in China, and probably the U.S.

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Head coach Bo Perasol says his Fighting Maroons have a full schedule in preparation for UAAP Season 81

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons keep Final 4 hopes burning with win over NU

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) UP snaps its two-game losing skid

RECOVERY. The Lady Maroons win over NU allows UP and UST to stay in the Final 4 contention. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH state media urged to exercise editorial independence

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Professor Danilo Arao offers the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a model for the proposed People's Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), saying that private individuals must control content

STUDYING PHILIPPINE STATE MEDIA. Professor Danilo Arao gives a lecture at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines about state media in the Philippines

FEU Lady Tamaraws rally back from slow start to take down UP

Mar 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Lady Maroons fall to a two-game losing streak

BLOCKING. FEU excels in the blocking category in the UAAP. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

Was she required to file? How Sereno explains her missing SALNs

Mar 20, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Sereno raises the argument that for most of the period from 1998 to 2006, she was on leave without pay and therefore not required to file her SALNs

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno attend the launching of 'Coalition for Justice' compose of various civic and catholic groups held at the Balay Kalinaw at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Monday. The group expressed their solid support to CJ Sereno amid calls for her resignations. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

UP Fine Arts students call out Bb Pilipinas, ABS-CBN over damaged artworks

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

'The idea of art as an advocacy, if it [should] not be pretentious and artificial, is significant and beautiful,' says fine arts student Vien Valencia

DLSU Lady Spikers dominate UP for 3rd straight win

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Lady Spikers are on a 3-game winning streak after the victory

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gordon vows ‘hard-hitting’ report as Senate ends Dengvaxia probe

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'This sad part of our history will never be repeated again by the very sentinel, by the very guardians, of our health, the Department of Health,' says Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon

DENGVAXIA PROBE. Senate conducts 7th hearing on the dengue vaccine controversy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Okumu expects greater challenge in the second round: 'It was our day'

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:22 PM

With 6 more games in the second round, the Lady Maroons are here to play and win like everyone else

GAME CHANGER. Setter Rem Cailing makes a difference in UP's passing. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons secure 3rd win over Adamson

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The Lady Falcons skid down to a two-game losing streak

3RD WIN. The UP Lady Maroons pick up another victory in their campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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