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Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

May 14, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The 'Desperate Housewives' actress pleads guilty to paying $15,000 to boost her daughter's SAT college entrance exam score

Actress Felicity Huffman is escorted by Police into court where she is expected to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud before Judge Talwani at John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts, May 13, 2019. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

Actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college bribery scam

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:59 AM

The 'Full House' actress and husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, among among the 50 people indicted in the college bribery scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin exits the courthouse after facing charges for allegedly conspiring to commit mail fraud and other charges in the college admissions scandal at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on April 3, 2019. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

Lori Loughlin faces new charge in U.S. college bribery scandal

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:53 AM

The 'Full House' actress, aside from a bribery charge, is now facing a second charge, which will increase her likelihood of serving prison time

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Apr 09, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The 'Desperate Housewives' actress pleads guilty to paying $15,000 to get her daughter into a prestigious university

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appear in court in U.S. college admissions bribery case

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:55 AM

The two actresses appear before a Boston court in connection with the massive college admission scam

UPCAT 2019 results released

Apr 01, 2019 - 10:03 AM

The UP College Admission Test results are out!

Yale expels student implicated in admissions scam

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Some 50 people are indicted so far in a scam to help children of the American elite gain entry into top US colleges

YALE UNIVERSITY. Students walk through Yale University on the day of the Senate hearing with Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, on September 27, 2018. File photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

Bail set at $1 million for Lori Loughlin implicated in college bribery scandal

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:18 AM

The 'Full House' actress is among the 50 people indicted in the massive college admissions scam

U.P. sets new UPCAT 2019 schedule for October

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The college admission test will take place on October 27 and 28

UPCAT. Students line up during the last day of submission of UPCAT applications in UP Diliman. File photo by Angie de Silva

UPCAT postponed due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 12, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The University of the Philippines has yet to announce a new schedule for its annual college admission test

UPCAT. The University of the Philippines announces the postponement of its annual college admission test or UPCAT. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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'

UPCAT 2018 results released

Apr 30, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The UP College Admission Test results are out!

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

Student applicants to pay for mandatory drug tests – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Under CHED s new order student applicants would have to shoulder their drug testing cost should the university they re applying for include it in the admission requirements

DEFENDING THE ORDER. CHED Ronaldo Liveta defends CHED's order allowing higher education institutions to have mandatory drug testing. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Mandatory drug tests could lead to ‘tokhang’ in schools, warns students’ union

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:41 PM

UP will not require students to undergo drug tests We are very wary that this could be abused and the results misused says public affairs VP Jose Dalisay Jr

DRUG WAR IN SCHOOLS? The NUSP warns students will now be more vulnerable to the government's anti-drug campaign following a recent CHED order. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CHED approves mandatory drug testing for college admission

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Higher education institutions have to consult first with students and to get the prior approval of their board of trustees directors and regents

DRUG TEST. High school students with their parents queue for the first day of the University of the Philippines College Admission Test on August 16, 2014. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UPCAT 2017 results released

Dec 21, 2016 - 1:54 AM

UPDATED More than 1 500 examinees passed the 2017 University of the Philippines College Admission Test

DLSU admission test, DOST-SEI JLSS exams postponed

Oct 15, 2016 - 7:43 PM

La Salle s DCAT is rescheduled to November 6 Meanwhile the JLSS exam postponement covers Catanduanes Albay Camarines Sur Camarines Norte and Sorsogon in Region V and Marinduque in Region IV B

Private colleges wary of requiring students to undergo drug testing

Sep 02, 2016 - 9:05 PM

The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations reminds the Commission on Higher Education s proposal: Focus on the pushers and not the victims – such as the students

Lawmakers warn vs drug testing for college admission

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:10 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says the government cannot impose too many limitations on Filipinos right to education

DRUG TESTING. Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago (2nd from left) and ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio (4th from left) weigh in on the proposal to include drug testing in college and university admission requirements. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED mulls drug testing for college admission

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:20 AM

After crafting the policy the Commission on Higher Education will seek the legal opinion of the Department of Justice

No freshmen in 32 UP Diliman courses – report

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

These courses will continue according to an official from the University of the Philippines Diliman campus

K to 12 effect: UP lists smallest number of UPCAT passers

Dec 17, 2015 - 11:10 PM

There has also been a huge drop in the number of UPCAT takers in 2015 due to the K to 12 program that prevents 4th year high school students from graduating

Ready for UPCAT? Test centers and reminders

Aug 29, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Review what you need to do before taking the University of the Philippines entrance exam

Can Grade 10 students take the UPCAT this year?

Jul 18, 2015 - 1:29 PM

University of the Philippines president Alfredo Pascual answers the question brought about by the government s K to 12 program

UPCAT application goes online

Jul 17, 2015 - 8:29 PM

Applicants who will be issued test permits will also be provided with a link to an UPCAT Online Reviewer which will be made available on the first week of August

Iskolar law: 'Top high school grads should still take UPCAT'

Jun 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM

We support Iskolar ng Bayan We support affirmative action but we re having a problem how to do it says University of the Philippines vice president for public affairs Prospero de Vera

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia commons

UP to 'reinvent' UPCAT for K to 12 graduates

Apr 17, 2015 - 12:14 PM

The new UPCAT will be able to assess higher skills of senior high school graduates

UPCAT 2015 results released

Jan 12, 2015 - 8:24 PM

The University of the Philippines releases the results of the UP College Admission Test on Monday evening January 12

UP to offer online UPCAT review by 2015

Sep 09, 2014 - 2:53 PM

The state university will also review the test and the questions to make it less achievement based and more aptitude based

Tried and tested: Entrance exam strategies

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Here are some helpful tips for psyching yourself up for that crucial entrance exam

To UPCAT takers: Go for it

Jun 28, 2014 - 9:04 PM

I finished my degree with honors and a lot of opportunities opened up for me after college Knowing that my parents are proud of me is priceless

UPCAT 2014 results released

Dec 23, 2013 - 2:07 AM

Results of this year s UP College Admission Test come two months earlier than the university s usual schedule

Largest batch of students take UPCAT

Aug 03, 2013 - 10:00 PM

The UPCAT is administered to the largest batch of examinees thus far The number of takers exceeds expectations of the Admissions Office

An UPCAT story: Why UP?

Aug 03, 2013 - 12:43 PM

After getting past the first hurdle which is UPCAT select students will be given the chance to experience the ups and downs of UP life

The unhurried life in Cuyo

Aug 01, 2013 - 11:36 AM

The people of Cuyo Cuyonons as they are called understand and hold deep respect for the simple life

Tips for UPCAT takers

Jul 30, 2013 - 3:31 PM

Taking the UP College Admission Test UPCAT can be a nerve racking experience Here are some tips that can help