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Benilde HiFi launches 2020 Future Shapers program

Oct 22, 2019 - 12:01 PM

PRESS RELEASE: De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Hub of Innovation for Inclusion will accept applications for their Future Shapers program until November 30, 2019

Actress Felicity Huffman begins prison term

Oct 16, 2019 - 11:53 AM

The 'Desperate Housewives' star is serving her prison term at the Federal Correctional Institution in San Francisco

Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse September 13, 2019 in Boston, where she will be sentenced for her role in the College Admissions scandal. - Huffman, one of the defendants charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, is scheduled to be sentenced for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT scores, a crime she said she committed trying to be a good parent. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

5 UP mass com alumni named 2019 Glory awardees

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Glory Awards will be held on November 9, 2019, at the Film Studio of the UP Film Institute (beside Plaridel Hall) in UP Diliman

 AWARDEES (from left): Carolyn Arguillas, Samira Gutoc, Nona Andaya-Castillo, Jeffrey Jeturian, and Florencio 'Floy' Quintos

Actress Felicity Huffman gets two weeks jail in U.S. college admissions scandal

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:37 AM

After pleading guilty, Huffman is sentenced to two weeks in prison, a $30,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service

What should cities do to attract more tourists?

Sep 05, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Experts share some insights into how local governments can help boost, and sustain, their tourism industry

Camarines Norte State College converted into university

Aug 29, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The state college becomes the University of Camarines Norte through Republic Act No. 11399

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

College editors’ alliance slams red-tagging of campus pub in Eastern Visayas

Aug 21, 2019 - 6:04 PM

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines calls on all publications to remain vigilant and continue to 'persistently uncover the true state of our society'

Photo courtesy of The Pillar

‘Crumbling democracy’: Groups call for end to attacks against the youth

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:24 PM

Youth groups highlight the need for Filipinos to speak up against injustice, pointing out how the oppression of student rights may later lead to the oppression of citizens

PROTEST. Various youth organizations stage a protest outside Gate 2.5 of ADMU to condemn human rights violations occurring nationwide. Photos by Casey Mateo/Rappler

Another Chinese survey vessel found operating in PH waters

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Map images show Chinese survey ship 'Dong Fang Hong 3' operating in Philippine waters a day after Chinese ship 'Zhanjian' was seen operating off the country's east coast

VESSEL'S PATH. Map images show Chinese oceanographic survey ship 'Dong Fang 3' operating inside the Philippines exclusive economic zone. Photo from Ryan Martinson

China survey vessel in PH waters? Not until AFP says so – Locsin

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:06 PM

'That's not happening until I hear from the Armed Forces,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr of the reported presence of a Chinese vessel in the country's exclusive economic zone

MILITARY INFO ONLY. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said he would only rely on military information regarding a Chinese survey vessel supposedly operating in Philippine waters. Photo by Angie de Silva

LOOK: Chinese survey ship found operating in PH waters

Aug 07, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Map images show Chinese oceanographic survey ship 'Zhanjian' operating 80 nautical miles off the east coast of the Philippines

VESSEL'S PATH. Map images show Chinese oceanographic survey ship 'Zhanjian' operating inside the Philippines exclusive economic zone. Photo from Ryan Martinson

COA recommends sanctions on SUCs with unliquidated P793M in DAP funds

Aug 01, 2019 - 7:30 AM

State auditors recommends that the Commission on Higher Education imposes sanctions on defaulting state universities and colleges

NCAA: CSB wins 4th straight, Letran and Perpetual escape

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The CSB Blazers continue to make history with a perfect 4-0 start

PERFECT. CSB Blazers’ Unique Naboa closes the score gap in the last quarter to retain their winning streak. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

LIST: 27 local universities, colleges now covered by free tuition law

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Higher Education says a total of 214 public higher education institutions are now covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

CEGP urges CHED: 'Act on complaints vs campus press freedom violations'

Jul 24, 2019 - 4:10 PM

'The vanguards of light and truth in various campuses are being the next targets of control by the government and school administrations,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

Court junks drug charges vs North Cotabato state college president

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Kidapawan City Regional Trial Court Judge Henelinda Diaz says the search warrants used to conduct the raid on the home of then CFCST president Samson Molao are invalid

Supreme Court rules College of St Benilde tax-exempt

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The Supreme Court invalidates the Bureau of Internal Revenue's claim that the De La Salle-College of St Benilde owes P122.4 million in taxes

TAX-EXEMPT. The Supreme Court says the De La Salle-College of St Benilde is tax-exempt as a non-stock, non-profit educational institution. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves

Broke and broken: Working student recalls long journey to becoming a lawyer

May 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Christian Jay Millena, 30, shares how he fulfilled his dream of becoming a lawyer despite the number of times he changed jobs, incurred debts, and faced the tragedy of losing his loved ones

Youth groups decry final SC ruling making Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 27, 2019 - 10:04 PM

While the government makes Filipino and Philippine Literature courses optional in college, it has railroaded the bill for mandatory ROTC. This is 'false nationalism,' a group says.

[OPINION] In choosing a degree, consider Library and Information Science

May 23, 2019 - 8:53 PM

A librarian has the responsibility to guide their patrons to the truth. Nowadays, such a responsibility is greatly needed.

St Clare, Go for Gold clinch PBA D-League playoff spots

May 21, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Both toting 6-3 slates, St Clare and Go for Gold-CSB hope to carry their winning momentum to the next round

FULL CONTROL. Roosevelt Adams hauls down the rebound in the game that Go for Gold dominated all the way. Photo from PBA Images

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Billionaire to grads at U.S. black college: I'll pay off your student loans

May 20, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Robert F. Smith, an African-American businessman tells the new graduating class of historically black Morehouse College that he plans to pay off the entirety of their student debt: an estimated $40 million

PAY IT FORWARD. File photo of Robert F. Smith. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images  North America/AFP

Doctors unveil first child blast wound manual

May 16, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The guide is put together by British aid agency Save the Children and experts at Imperial College London at the request of Syrian medics working in the bloody 8-year civil war

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)

LOOK: Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott receive honorary doctorate degrees

May 14, 2019 - 6:35 AM

Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott are awarded with honorary doctor of music degrees by the Berklee College of Music

D-League: CSB routs Letran, Diliman College survives Marinero

May 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

St Benilde and Diliman College post contrasting wins in the PBA D-League

Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Ateneo clinches playoffs; NU stuns CEU

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Tyler Tio drops 19 points in 19 minutes as the Blue Eagles sustain their dominant run

BLOWOUT. Tyler Tio and the Blue Eagles crush Batangas-EAC by 44 points. Photo from PBA Images

St Scholastica's Sister Mary John calls journalists an 'endangered species'

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'I think they are inspiring so many people to also have courage, and to stand out and speak out against corruption, against all the injustices that we are experiencing in our times,' says Sister Mary John Mananzan

AWARDEES. Recipients of the 2019 Hildegarde Awards pose for photos after the awarding ceremony on April 24, 2019. From left to right: Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig and Minerva Generalao of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala of ICanServe Foundation, Patricia Evangelista of Rappler, St. Scholastica’s College Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies Sr. Mary John Mananzan, Lara Quintos de Jesus, who accepted the award on behalf of CMFR’s Melinda Quintos De Jesus, “She Talks Asia” Project Manager Mara Gollena, trophy designer Veronica Peralejo and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Dr. Rebecca Cacho.

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)

CHED urges public universities to start classes in August

Apr 15, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The Commission on Higher Education says starting classes in August would mean easier processing of budgets since the school year would become aligned with the fiscal year

CHANGE ACADEMIC CALENDAR. The Commission on Higher Education instructs public state and local universities to move their opening of classes to August.

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

Fil-Am Clark, Virginia topple Texas Tech to claim US-NCAA title

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Virginia claims the NCAA crown one year after becoming the first No. 1 seeded team to be knocked out of the competition

CHAMPION. Filipino-American Kihei Clark plays point guard in the University of Virginia's NCAA champion squad. Photo from Kihei Clark's Instagram

D-League: Kouame drops 24 in Ateneo rout of St Clare

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Angelo Kouame puts up another monstrous double-double for Ateneo, as he finishes with 24 points and 29 rebounds

MASSIVE OUTPUT. Angelo Kouame leads the Blue Eagles with 24 points and 29 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

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

Zion Williamson, Duke toppled as Final Four set in US NCAA

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Michigan State advances as the top-seeded Duke ends its campaign in the Elite Eight for the second straight year

TOP PROSPECT. Zion Williamson plays in what probably is his final collegiate basketball game as he is set to announce his plans to enter the NBA draft. Photo from Duke Basketball's Twitter account (@DukeMBB)


UPCAT 2019 results released

Apr 01, 2019 - 10:03 AM

The UP College Admission Test results are out!

Call for nominations: 2019 U.P. Gawad Plaridel

Mar 30, 2019 - 1:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: For 2019, the 14th UP Gawad Plaridel will be given to an outstanding transmedia practitioner. The deadline for submission of nominations is on April 15, 2019, 5pm.

Photo courtesy of UP College of Mass Communication

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

Hard work, idealism, and a little help: Game jamming in 48 hours

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Is it possible to create a fully playable game within 48 hours? With a healthy serving of hard work, idealism, and some help, it can be done!

GAME JAMMERS. Video game developers right after 48 hours of making games. Photo contributed by GUILD

Medtech board exam topnotcher a ‘happy-go-lucky’ online gamer

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) John Steward Buenavista Alberto gets a rating of 91.10% in the March 2019 Medical Technologist Board Examination

 STRESS RELIEVER. John Steward Buenavista Alberto, of the Cagayan State University Andrews Campus, has been playing DOTA and mobile games since high school. During the board exam reviews, games became his stress reliever.

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

Killing of cadet not related to ROTC program – AFP

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) AFP Spokesperson Edgard Arevalo says the killing of ROTC cadet Willy Amihoy was a 'plain criminal act' which stemmed from a personal argument

GONE. The bloodied school ID of freshman student Willy Amihoy who was allegedly killed by a fellow student at the Iloilo State College of Fisheries-Dumangas Campus on March 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of PNP

CHR condemns killing of ROTC cadet in Iloilo

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:38 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is unfortunate that both were under a national program meant to develop physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being,' says the CHR following the death of college freshman Willy Amihoy

GONE. The bloodied school ID of freshman student Willie Amihoy who was allegedly killed by a fellow student at the Iloilo State College of Fisheries-Dumangas Campus on March 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of PNP

D-League: Che'lu outclasses EAC, Perpetual nets first win

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Sean Manganti overcomes a cold 1st half to emerge as Che'lu's topscorer

COMEBACK. Sean Manganti regains his sweet-shooting momentum in the second half. Photo by PBA Images

CEU survives late San Beda rally, San Sebastian outguns NU in D-League

Mar 11, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The Scorpions nearly squander a 30-point lead as the Red Lions fall short of a monumental comeback

TAKING CHARGE. Judel Fuentes (right) keys CEU to a stunning win over San Beda. Photo from PBA Images


MovePH goes to U.P. College of Law for #MoveDiliman

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:13 AM

MovePH will be at the UP College of Law on March 12! Tickets for the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

NCAA: San Beda, EAC clinch back-to-back titles in beach volleyball

Mar 05, 2019 - 10:47 PM

San Beda University claims the women's title, while Emilio Aguinaldo reigns supreme in the men's division

TITLE DEFENSE. Twins Ella and Nieza Viray lead San Beda to a second straight title in NCAA beach volleyball. Photo courtesy of Theo Jurado