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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

Bright Akhuetie cleared from major injury

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:48 PM

UP big man Bright Akhuetie has been cleared from a potentially major leg injury but remains under observation

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: U.P. official threatens safety of Ateneo Blue Eagles

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:57 PM

In a Facebook post, UP Board of Regents member Frederick ‘Spocky’ Farolan suggests that 3 Blue Eagles will be injured but later counters that it's all sarcasm

9 UAAP Finals ticket scalpers arrested

Dec 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Pasay City police round up the scalpers at the Mall of Asia Arena before Game 1 of the UAAP Finals between Ateneo and the University of the Philippines

ARRESTED. The Pasay police will continue to crack down on ticket scalpers. Photo from NCRPO

Manzo: 'Hungry' Maroons to get even

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:29 PM

After a career-high performance, UP point guard Jun Manzo praises his teammates for standing their ground against a heavy favorite like Ateneo

UP vs ADMU Dec 1. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo gives U.P. a lesson on UAAP’s biggest stage

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Like a big brother, Ateneo plays the role of teaching a soon-to-be star what it takes to have all the glory

CHAMPIONSHIP POISE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles find the perfect moment to flip the switch against the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Abroad or on the road, people go to great lengths to witness UAAP Finals game

Dec 01, 2018 - 10:40 PM

People in buses, campuses, malls, and places abroad tune in to watch Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 Finals

Pacquiao to bring Maroons to U.S. fight if they win UAAP title

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The Filipino boxing legend roots for the underdog UP Fighting Maroons in their Finals showdown against the Ateneo Blue Eagles

FAN MODE. Manny Pacquiao is apparently a fan of the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Ateneo fights off U.P., nears 2nd straight UAAP crown

Dec 01, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Matt Nieto and Thirdy Ravena wax hot as the Blue Eagles take Game 1 of the best-of-three title series

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 1

Dec 01, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Can the UP Fighting Maroons pull off a grand upset of the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals opener?

DAVID VS GOLIATH? The UP Fighting Maroons are tagged as the 'underdogs' but defending champion Ateneo is not taking them lightly. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Ateneo, U.P. student councils unite vs impunity, misogyny

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The Ateneo and UP Diliman student councils jointly urge those watching the UAAP Finals opener live to wear black as 'protest against violence, impunity, and misogyny'

LOOK: Ateneo, U.P. fans engage in UAAP Finals meme war

Dec 01, 2018 - 12:42 AM

The feud between the two neighboring schools is being waged online – and the fans surely didn't hold back in dropping bombs

Bo Perasol embraces Maroons' underdog tag

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'It gives us a semblance of confidence... despite the mismatches and all of those that we experienced, if we can be resilient, we can still pursue our dream of winning,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

CONFIDENT UNDERDOGS. UP coach Bo Perasol doesn’t mind if many think his Maroons don’t stand a chance against the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Juan GDL raring to upset Ateneo: 'Why stop now?'

Nov 30, 2018 - 5:08 PM

'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we’re never gonna give up,' says UP's sophomore star Juan Gomez de Liaño

BIG SHOT. Juan Gomez de Liaño looks to come up big yet again as UP tries to topple powerhouse Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs U.P. – 2018 UAAP Finals Game 1

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Out to sustain their incredible run, the UP Fighting Maroons look to challenge defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals opener

UAAP Finals 2018: Where to score Ateneo-U.P. game tickets

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Still wondering where to get tickets for the historic 'Battle of Katipunan' in the UAAP Finals? Visit these booths

A FANS' BATTLE. It is now time for Ateneo and UP fans to fight for their UAAP finals tickets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Heartbreak rejected: U.P. makes dream come to life

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:19 PM

It's the beginning of a new era, one where the UP Fighting Maroons have undisputedly secured their place amongst college basketball’s elite

GAME HERO. Paul Desiderio celebrates after salvaging the UP Fighting Maroons' season. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Desiderio game-winner: Unplanned, all heart

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:44 PM

'Mr. Atin 'To' hits the game-clinching basket that propels the UP Fighting Maroons to the UAAP Finals for the first time in 32 years

#AtinTwo. Paul Desiderio goes beyond the odds just for UP's glory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

From walkouts to dismantled banners, UP community protests frat-related violence

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy also takes down the centennial exhibit of the Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity that's supposed to run until December 7

IN PHOTOS: Emotions come full show in U.P. viewing parties

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Students of the University of the Philippines hold viewing parties and cheer their hearts out for the Fighting Maroons

UP FIGHT. University of the Philippines students celebrate the win of UP Fighting Maroons over Adamson Soaring Falcons in a Do or Die basketball game match on November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

#AtinTwo: U.P. Maroons nail first UAAP Finals berth in 32 years

Nov 28, 2018 - 6:41 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The UP Fighting Maroons outlast the Adamson Falcons in a do-or-die Final Four overtime thriller

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs U.P. – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 2

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:17 PM

This is the perfect picture of how crazy this season has become – an Adamson-UP game is now the hottest thing in Philippine basketball

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Paul Desiderio's UP Maroons and Sean Manganti's Adamson Falcons fight for the right to face the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson to give free tickets for do-or-die UAAP semis duel vs UP

Nov 27, 2018 - 11:12 PM

General admission tickets will be provided by the school to students and alumni

DO-OR-DIE. The Adamson Soaring Falcons and the UP Fighting Maroons are both aiming to barge into the UAAP finals for the first time in decades. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:07 PM

‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society

FRAT-RELATED VIOLENCE. The U.P. Department of Sociology and various groups slammed frat-related violence following the series of screenshots of group conversations allegedly linked to Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

#AtinTwo vs #AminTwo: UAAP fans engage in hashtag war

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:09 PM

A furious exchange by netizens hypes up the do-or-die semis game between Adamson and UP

HIGHLIGHTS: Adamson vs U.P. – UAAP Season 81 Final Four Game 2

Nov 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Only one team will emerge victorious in ending its UAAP finals drought on Wednesday, November 28, 3:30 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

UP alumni: UAAP should tap 3rd party observers

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:53 PM

UP alumni want the UAAP to improve its officiating ahead of the do-or-die semis game against Adamson on Wednesday, November 28

'ALARMING'. A foul was called on Javi Gomez de Liaño in the 7:12 mark of the 4th quarter which put the Maroons in penalty for the rest of the game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler