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U.P. Manila to open 1-day human library experience on February 15

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:11 PM

Watch stories come to life through University of the Philippines Medical Students for Social Responsibility's human library as people share their experiences on various issues

UP Cebu community joins hands to help beloved banana cue vendor’s recovery

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:58 PM

The University of the Philippines Cebu Student council, along with alumni, raises funds for beloved banana cue vendor Manang Lisa Mendez, who suffered an aneurysm

WITH GLEE. Manang Lisa (right) carries her Sto. Niño with a smiling face. Photo courtesy of Aleza Mae Mendez.

Here's why you should spend Valentine's Day at U.P. Fair

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: UP Fair Friday: Cosmos advocates for gender equality and empowerment and calls for a collective action towards acceptance of all through the power of music

Journalists, advocates call on Filipinos to back ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know

Manuel Muhi is new PUP President

Feb 08, 2020 - 8:12 PM

The new Polytechnic University of the Philippines will take over the incumbent president Dr. Emanuel de Guzman who served the university from 2012 to 2020

Newly appointed PUP president, Dr. Manuel Muhi shared his vision for the university in a public forum on January 23. Photo by Rome Rex Medina/The Communicator

Juan GDL to sit out UAAP Season 83 for full-time Gilas stint

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:15 PM

UP hotshot Juan Gomez de Liaño decides to skip next UAAP season just days after his brother Javi announced the same

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After Homo luzonensis discovery, scientists heading back to Callao Cave

Feb 05, 2020 - 8:27 PM

'We would like to find more diagnostic human remains for further research on the new hominin species Homo luzonensis,' says the research team who will be digging again in Callao Cave for 6 weeks

CALLAO CAVE. A handout image made available by Florent Detroit and taken on August 9, 2011 shows a view of the excavation in the Callao Cave in the north of Luzon Island, in the Philippines, where an international multidisciplinary team discovered a new hominin species, Homo Luzonensis. File photo by Florent Detroit/AFP

UP's Javi GDL to sit out Season 83, opens door for return

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Javi Gomez de Liaño makes a decision with Gilas Pilipinas and MPBL in mind

OWN DREAMS. Javi Gomez de Liaño prioritizes his career first as he sits out of UAAP Season 83. File photo by Josh Albelda

U.P. scientists develop test kit for novel coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The test kit, which is still up for evaluation by the Department of Health, would enable faster detection of the novel coronavirus in samples taken from patients

PRECAUTION. Metro Manila commuters wear face mask as protection from the coronavirus on February 3, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

UPLB's Engineering Congress to tackle dev't of PH public transport system

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:16 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The congress is open to delegates who want to learn more about engineering and are passionate to improve the Philippine public transportation system

Pro-student, pro-people: Who is incoming UP Diliman chancellor Fidel Nemenzo?

Feb 03, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Incoming chancellor Fidel Nemenzo is known for his progressive stance on various issues within and outside the UP Diliman campus

Newly appointed UP Diliman chancellor, Mathematics professor Fidel Nemenzo join students at the Quezon Hall UP Diliman in Quezon City on February 3, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fidel Nemenzo is U.P. Diliman new chancellor

Feb 03, 2020 - 12:22 PM

Fidel Nemenzo vows to transform University of the Philippines Diliman into 'a modern research university with a public mission'

Newly appointed UP Diliman chancellor, Mathematics professor Fidel Nemenzo join students at the Quezon Hall UP Diliman in Quezon City on February 3, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.P. shares high-resolution Taal map data to public to help in reconstruction

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:19 PM

From these, 3D visualizations of geographic features and buildings can be created, as well as how the affected areas looked like before the volcanic eruption

HIGH-RESOLUTION MAP. A satellite image of the Taal Volcano Island generated from the DREAM and Phil-LiDAR Programs. Image from PCIEERD Media

U.P. IE Club to hold 4th Ergonomics Convention for PH inclusivity

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:38 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Ergonomics Convention of the University of the Philippines Industrial Engineering Club is a platform for high school and college students to brainstorm ideas for a more inclusive Filipino community

The search is on: Who’s the next Polytechnic University of the Philippines president?

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:22 PM

The university will soon have a change in leadership as incumbent president, Dr. Emanuel de Guzman, completes his two consecutive terms. Get to know the candidates for the next PUP president here.

All photos by Rome Rex Medina/The Communicator

Groups, alumni voice out support for U.P. Diliman chancellor nominee Nemenzo

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:11 PM

The UP College of Science says the UP Diliman community need an academic leader like Nemenzo whose 'vision for the university intersects and resonates with the ideals and goals of the College'

CHANCELLOR NOMINEE. Dr Fidel Nemenzo speaks in front of Los Baños community. Photo from UPLB Research and Extension Facebook Page

Duterte orders review of UP-Ayala technohub deal

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who recommended the review, says President Rodrigo Duterte wants the contract carefully studied

UP FOR REVIEW. The Ayala group faces another possible legal battle after Malacañang says it will review its lease contract from the UP-Ayala Land Technohub site. Photo from WikiCommons

U.P. Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2020 commemorates 50th year of First Quarter Storm

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The festival serves to raise awareness on the significance of this pivotal chapter during the turbulent Marcos regime especially on issues concerning human rights

Limited facilities hinder SUCs from taking in Taal Volcano evacuees

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:42 PM

Anakalusugan Representative Michael Defensor says state universities and colleges might be in a better position to accommodate provisional shelters 'because they have more land, structures, and facilities'

SHUNNED. Evacuees who opted to live with their relatives outside danger zones were temporarily refused help by the Tanauan City government. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

U.P. History professors slam Bongbong’s call to revise Marcos regime accounts in textbooks

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The UP Department of History says former senator Bongbong Marcos' call is nothing but an attempt 'to continue covering up the countless human rights violations and corruption' during his late father's dictatorship

CHANGE THE STORY? History professors at the University of the Philippines denounce former senator Bongbong Marcos' call to revise school textbooks to favor his family. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘No dictatorship’ in U.P. Diliman, vows chancellor nominee Manegdeg

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:29 PM

College of Engineering Dean Ferdinand Manegdeg plans to divide UP Diliman into sectors or clusters: Arts Paradise, Technology Haven, Innovation Mecca, Technopreneurship Center

DEAN. Dean Ferdinand Manegdeg (left) with Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan. Photo from the UP Diliman College of Engineering Facebook page

LOOK: U.P. athletes show teamwork in packing Taal eruption relief goods

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:08 PM

Past and present UP Fighting Maroons work tirelessly to pack relief goods for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption

HELPING HAND. Paul Desiderio (right) dishes out a much needed assist to Nowhere to Go but UP’s relief efforts. Photo from Renan Dalisay’s Facebook account

‘Red-tagging has no place in U.P.’ – Diliman chancellor bet Nemenzo

Jan 16, 2020 - 5:59 PM

Dr Fidel Nemenzo, a mathematician, plans to transform the University of the Philippines Diliman into ‘a modern research university with a public mission’

AS VICE CHANCELLOR. Dr Fidel Nemenzo speaks in front of Los Baños community. Photo from UPLB Research and Extension Facebook Page

Pro-people, pro-marginalized: Who should next UP Diliman chancellor be?

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM

UP Diliman Student Council chairperson Sean Thakur says the stand of the chancellor on issues will greatly influence the actions of the university

UP varsities, alumni group call for donations to Taal volcano eruption victims

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Alumni group Nowhere to go but UP and the teams’ managements are working hand-in-hand to collect and deliver necessities like water, food and face masks

READY TO HELP. The UP men's basketball team and alumni group are set to start relief operations on Wednesday, January 15. Photo from Renan Dalisay's Facebook

SB19 to perform at UP Fair along with Ebe Dancel, Unique Salonga, UDD and more

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:21 PM

The artists are set to perform at the UP Fair's first-ever Monday stage, Hiwaga

SB19. The P-pop boy band is performing at the UP Fair's first-ever Monday stage. Photo from Facebook.com/SB19Official

[OPINION] Fantastic coconuts and what to do next

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Studying and propagating coconuts with improved characteristics will be beneficial to an estimated 3.5 million coconut farmers and 22 million Filipinos

'Justice prevailed': Youth groups hail Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Today we are a step ahead in our fight against impunity,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

'Nowhere to Go But UP': Book on Fighting Maroons launched

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Authored by Rappler sports correspondent Naveen Ganglani, the book chronicles the rise of the UP Fighting Maroons from UAAP cellar-dwellers to Final Four contenders

IN PHOTOS: U.P. Lantern Parade 2019 displays call for societal change

Dec 14, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Following its theme, Pumailanlang. the UP lantern parade was centered on bird-like figures symbolizing the university’s efforts to help the marginalized

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COLORS. The University of the Philippines once again lights up colorful displays for the 2019 UP Lantern Parade with artworks on the changing social and political landscape of the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Stellar year: UP summa cum laude Jamie Lim relishes SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Karateka Jamie Lim replicates the SEA Games success her father and PBA legend Samboy Lim enjoyed when he won a gold in the 1983 edition

COMEBACK. Jamie Lim marks her return to karatedo following a four-year hiatus with her first SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler


Facebook takes down ‘Narinig ko sa UP’ over alleged ‘terrorism, criminal activity’

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) After more than 24 hours, Facebook reactivates the 'Narinig ko sa UP' group on Monday, December 2

U.P. Cebu community discusses social issues through Cookout

Nov 29, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Press release: The University of the Philippines Cebu Cookout is a platform for the community to air out grievances, show dissent, and take a stand on issues through theater, art, and music

The Lumad calls to stop the attacks during their theatrical performance. Photo courtesy of UP Cebu Cookout 2019

ASF-infected pigs 'secretly buried' in U.P. Campus, residents say

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Quezon City African Swine Fever Validating Team denies the burial was done secretly, saying consultative meetings were held with barangay officials, hog raisers, and the UP administration

SECRET BURIAL. A Pook Arboretum resident points to the site where ASF-infected pigs were supposedly buried last November 21, without the knowledge of the residents. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

PUP launches music video festival tackling press freedom

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:25 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The annual festival aims to showcase broadcasting freshmen's skills and creativity in response to the worsening political situation

MovePH goes to U.P. Tacloban for Social Good in the Digital Age forum

Nov 19, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

#UPFight? Imee Marcos poses for a photo with UP-grad senators

Nov 13, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Senator Imee Marcos, whose claim as a UP alumna is in question, poses for a photo with senators who graduated from the top state university. And netizens won't let it pass.

#UPFIGHT? Senators pose for a photo to cheer the UP Fighting Maroons on November 13, 2019. Photo from Senator Richard Gordon

Voicing out: UP Visayas cheering competition a platform for creative activism

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The annual cheering competition may be puzzling to those outside the University of the Philippines Visayas community but it’s become a part of this UP campus’ culture – a platform for the sharp wit of Ilonggo Iskolars ng Bayan

Photos courtesy of the UPV School of Technology Student Council, Gian Genoveza, and Carl Don Berwin

Activist-doctor bares death threats

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:55 PM

University of the Philippines College of Medicine assistant professor Gene Nisperos says the threats result from the prevailing culture of intolerance for critical thinking and dissent

Photo from Shutterstock

Harassment against U.P. Visayas Skimmers a 'natural reaction' – Panelo

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Malacañang finds acceptable the threats and cyberbullying of students behind the viral cheer routine critical of President Rodrigo Duterte

Malacañang photo

[OPINION] In U.P. Visayas, cheering is a protest

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:25 PM

The harassment will not intimidate the students of UP Visayas. It will only give them more reason to take center stage again next year and keep fighting the fight.

Join the huddle: How can we provide learning opportunities to marginalized sectors?

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:16 PM

MovePH, in partnership with University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education Student Council will host this huddle on October 26

[OPINION] P.U.P. deserves to be a national polytechnic university, but not with this bill

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:48 AM

'The bill is counterproductive, anti-education, anti-alumni, anti-students, and anti-science,' says alumnus Joseph Masangkay Lardizabal

Perasol on game ban: 'We need to rise above this adversity'

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The UP Maroons brace for the second-round absence of their suspended coach Bo Perasol

TEAM EFFORT. UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes his multiple game suspensions will be lifted sooner. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

It’s UPCAT, ASHAPE weekend! Expect heavy traffic in Diliman-Katipunan area

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The streets around UP and Ateneo are expected to be jammed. Those not taking the entrance exams, avoid the area.

EXAM WEEKEND. UPCAT and ASHAPE test takers should expect heavy traffic this weekend as both exams will be administered on the same days. Photo by Angie de Silva

Ricci Rivero 'sentimental' in playing Ateneo again

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Former La Salle standout Ricci Rivero relishes playing against Ateneo, but this time in a different jersey

DEJA VU. Ricci Rivero plays against Ateneo but this time as a Fighting Maroon. Photo from release

Akhuetie blasts 'shitty' officiating after blowout loss

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:52 PM

'The referee was shitty no doubt,' says Bright Akhuetie after UP coach Bo Perasol's ejection

QUESTIONABLE. Bright Akhuetie slams the officiating in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

U.P. frat member dies after latest hazing exposé

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:51 AM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan appeals to the public to stop posting and forwarding social media messages related to the student's death

Gatchalian calls for suspension of U.P. frat in latest hazing incident

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority

SUSPEND SIGMA RHO. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling for the suspension of the entire UP Sigma Rho fraternity after reported hazing within the brotherhood.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:48 PM

What better way to cap a wild first round than pitting top teams Ateneo and UP in a UAAP finals rematch on Sunday, September 29