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Don Bosco Mandaluyong fast-tracks fabrication of low-cost ventilators

Apr 07, 2020 - 11:14 AM

Bosconian alumni are also designing decontamination chambers for hospitals and quarantine centers

WORK. Scholars of Don Bosco’s Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) Center lead the production of face shields for frontliners. Photo by DBTC

Coronavirus patients urged to waive confidentiality: ‘Being diagnosed not a crime, stigma’

Apr 05, 2020 - 1:45 PM

'By being candid, the COVID-19 patients and PUI’s will help most their family members, friends, co-workers and those they were close with,' says a joint statement by 3 organizations of doctors and lawyers

CONTAINING A PANDEMIC. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City installs triage at the hospital's compound to evaluate and categorizate patients on March 29, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

AI expert, medical professionals raise some concerns over Huawei diagnostic tool

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:11 PM

Radiologists and medical physicists ask for further examination of an AI-powered COVID-19 diagnostic tool

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock


Violinist plays during brain op as surgeons test her dexterity

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:21 AM

Video footage of the operation shows Turner playing the violin as doctors monitored her movements on screens

PERFORMANCE. Musician Dagmar Turner plays the violin during brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Photo by King's College Hospital/AFP

UK team tests novel coronavirus vaccine on mice

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Researchers at Imperial College London said their ultimate goal was to have an effective and safe way of halting the SARS-like strain's spread by the end of 2020

TESTING. Doctor Paul McKay, who is working on an vaccine for the 2019-nCoV strain of the novel coronavirus, poses for a photograph with bacteria containing the coronavirus DNA, at Imperial College School of Medicine in London on February 10, 2020. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

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

University of Santo Tomas releases USTET 2020 results

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Did you take the UST Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

Ateneo de Manila releases ACET 2020 results

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:11 PM

Did you take the Ateneo College Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

Thesis for sale: Benilde students say they paid P20,000 to pass

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:04 PM

A whistle-blower says a program director of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde passed thesis students who paid P20,000. The university says they're investigating.

PROLONGED PROBE? The De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

'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

Toxic Sydney bushfire haze a 'public health emergency'

Dec 16, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The Climate and Health Alliance calls on the Australian government to take urgent action to curb emissions, saying climate change is worsening bushfires that are having 'devastating impacts on human health'

HAZE. A bushfire burns outside the Perth Cricket Stadium in Perth on December 13, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Hong Kong police say bombs left in school grounds defused

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Bomb disposal officers rush to Wah Yan College in Wanchai district after a janitor noticed the devices

CONFISCATED. This undated handout photograph released by the Hong Kong Police Force on December 8, 2019 shows a Glock handgun and magazines loaded with ammunition, which police say were seized during raids ahead of a major pro-democracy rally, in Hong Kong. Handout/Hong Kong Police Force/AFP

Cop dies shielding students from grenade blast in Misamis Oriental

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno dies after 'embracing' a grenade thrown by a man going amok at Initao College in Misamis Oriental

'HERO.' Policeman Jason Magno. Photo courtesy of Misamis Oriental Police

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!

Actress Felicity Huffman released from prison two days early

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Guilty for paying a bribe to help her daughter gain admission to college, Felicity Huffman is released from prison after serving 11 days of a 14-day sentence

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

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