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Kobe, Jordan rule UAAP preseason showcase

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:12 PM

UP's Kobe Paras bags the slam dunk title as La Salle's Jordan Bartlett captures the 1-on-1 crown

STANDOUT. New UP recruit Kobe Paras nearly clinches a double UAAP gold. Photo by Keith Magcaling/Rappler

UP to hold general alumni homecoming August 18

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:39 PM

(PRESS RELEASE) Distinguished alumni will be honored during the event

AID FROM SUCs.The University of the Philippines is also set to hold its on initiative to help the Con-Com studying amendments to the Constitution. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lady Maroons foil Blazers, bolster semis drive

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Ranged against their former coach, the UP Lady Maroons show composure down the stretch

CLUTCH. Isa Molde fires 18 points to power the UP Lady Maroons. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Maroons back in hunt, trip Stags

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:38 PM

UP pounces on a sloppy San Sebastian side to climb to 2-1 in the Premier Volleyball League

EASY WIN. San Sebastian’s Jewelle Bermillo keeps the ball in play, but in the end, UP pulls off a convincing win. Photo rom PVL

UST chalks up 4th straight PVL win

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The UST Tigresses trounce the UP Lady Maroons to stay unbeaten in the Premier Volleyball League

POWER HIT. UST’s Christine Francisco hammers in a spike against UP’s Jessma Ramos and Mary Bautista. Photo from PVL

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

House power struggle, free UP tuition, Pope Francis | Midday wRap

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

UP records increase in applications from free tuition law

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The country's top university receives over 60,000 additional applications as aspiring students snake around the UP Diliman campus to beat the deadline to apply

CROWD. Crowd during the last day of submission of UPCAT Application in UP Diliman. Photo by Angie de Silva

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'

Filipino students win at International Biology Olympiad

Jul 29, 2018 - 1:02 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University says this was 'one of the best debut performances of the country in an international science Olympiad'

TRIUMPH. Team Philippines at the International Biology Olympiad 2018 in Tehran, Iran. Photo from Ateneo de Manila University

PH completes ASEAN Schools Games basketball sweep

Jul 25, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The Philippine boys and girls' basketball teams overwhelm their opponents in the regional competition for student-athletes

UNBEATEN. The Philippine boys team represented by the National University Bullpups cap their perfect run with a 22-point rout of host Malaysia in the final. Photo from Nazareth School-NU Bullpups Facebook page

2018 Glory awardees of UP Masscom named

Jul 21, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The Glory Award is given in honor of the excellence and impact of the awardees' work in broadcasting, film, journalism, research and allied disciplines such as social advocacy

UP Maroons leave for Serbia camp

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:30 PM

State U coach Bo Perasol expects the Maroons to be tested hard in the two-week Novi Sad training

GETTING READY. The UP Maroons hope the overseas training will boost their UAAP campaign. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP, Foton to face off in battle for 7th place

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Both teams will clash in the consolation match on Thursday, July 19

FIRST WIN. The UP-UIA Lady Maroons flashed their best form in the tournament to take their first win. Photo from press release

On UP and college basketball: Something special happening

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The Maroons lineup in the coming years should give UP fans reason to be beyond excited

POTENTIAL CHAMPION. Suddenly boasting of a stacked lineup, the UP Maroons are now among the UAAP title contenders. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kobe Paras out to make 'own wave' in UP

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The son of former PBA superstar Benjie Paras says he did not join UP just to follow the footsteps of his father

Kobe Paras joins UP Fighting Maroons

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) The Gilas cadet will suit up for the Maroons in Season 82 of the UAAP men's basketball tournament

UP Maroons ink 3rd sponsor, set to train in Serbia, Croatia

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Head Coach Bo Perasol recalls the days when the team could only afford to go to Baguio for training

RAGS TO RICHES. The UP Fighting Maroons are finally able to travel to Europe for training. Photo from press release

U.P. NOAH merges science, humanities in disaster risk reduction

Jul 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

How has NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards changed since the project moved to the University of the Philippines?

Benilde eliminates UP to reach Filoil semis

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Unique Naboa nails the go-ahead basket as the Blazers snap the Fighting Maroons' 6-game winning streak

FOCUSED. St. Benilde's Justin Gutang (left) looks to get past the defense of UP's Janjan Jaboneta. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, La Salle eye Filoil semis showdown

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The last 8 teams standing square off in the winner-take-all quarterfinals of the preseason basketball tournament

RIVALRY. Ateneo leads in almost every statistical category, while fierce rival La Salle boasts a good mix of veterans and talented newcomers. File photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Ricky Dandan resigns as Dyip coach, set to return to UP

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Dandan jumps out of Columbian Dyip after a losing 4-7 record

RETURN. After 5 years, Ricky Dandan returns to UP to assist Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol for the upcoming Season 81. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP, Ateneo, La Salle launch website to track Duterte anti-drug campaign

Jun 25, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The universities create 'The Drug Archive,' an online database of documents and analyses which tackle the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign

WEBSITE LAUNCHED. The Drug Archive's landing page. Rappler screengrab

Generika holds off UP in PSL opener

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The Lifesavers give the debuting Lady Maroons a baptism of fire

CHALLENGE. Generika-Ayala’s Patty Orendain tries to get one past the defensive wall of UP duo Aishelaine Gannaban and Arielle Estranero. Photo from PSL

UE spoils Ricci Rivero’s UP debut

Jun 23, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The former La Salle hotshot drops 34 points but the Warriors prove steadier in their preseason basketball duel

DEBUT. Ricci Rivero (center) makes a good first impression for the UP Maroons.

No tuition and fees increases in SUCs and LUCs for next 5 years – Unifast

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison says during the 5-year period of review, the government hopes to determine a standard amount that will replace tuition and other school fees

NO INCREASE. Unifast officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison (C) reminds state and local universities and colleges that there will be no increase in tuition and fess for the next 5 years. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

UP's first Aeta graduate stars in Safeguard campaign

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Norman King is reportedly the first in his tribe to get a degree from the state-run University of the Philippines

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