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'He's the President': Albayalde defends Duterte PMA rape joke

May 27, 2019 - 12:44 PM

'He's the President, hindi naman natin pwedeng sabihin sa kanya kung ano ang dapat niyang sabihin at hindi,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, a member of the PMA class of 1986

PARDONED. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the pardon for all outstanding punishments to Philippine Military Academy undergraduates. Screengrab from RTVM

Duterte sat out PMA diploma distribution because he was 'sleepy' – Panelo

May 27, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte delegated the task of handing out diplomas to 'reserve his energy' for the rest of the graduation rites

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the pardon for the punishments for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) underclassmen during the commencement exercises of the PMA ‘Mabalasik’ Class of 2019 at Fort General Gregorio Del Pilar in Baguio City on May 26, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte sits out diploma distribution of PMA Class of 2019

May 26, 2019 - 5:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte hands out diplomas to only two of 261 Philippine Military Academy cadets during their graduation

SEATED. President Rodrigo Duterte spent most of the diploma distribution sitting. Screengrab from RTVM

[OPINYON] ‘Oy, iinterbiyuhin ka raw!’

May 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Marami akong pupuwedeng ibigay na tips kung paano ko nasasagot nang maayos, if not impressive, ang mga katanungan sa interbiyu. Pero mag-iiwan lang ako ng isa, na ang tingin ko, pinakamabisa.

[OPINYON] ‘Maligayang pagtatapos!’: Ang mensahe ng retokadong tarpaulin

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Kung sa hitsura pa lang ay nanloloko na ang kandidato, paano mo pa ipagkakatiwala sa kanya ang buwis mong sapilitang kinaltas sa iyo?

Grade 6 students to have grad rites this 2019 – DepEd

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:43 PM

But discussions are still ongoing as to whether Grade 6 completers in the future should have a 'moving-up' ceremony instead of a graduation ceremony

Work training crucial for employers when hiring K to 12 graduates – group

Aug 19, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The Philippine Business for Education also calls on more companies to offer internships to senior high school students so that employers themselves can become familiar with the students' skills

COMMITMENT. Business groups sign an agreement with the Department of Education to commit to hiring K-12 graduates and employing based competencies instead of credentials, Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINION] Celebrating safe spaces and diversity in schools

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'It was during my college journey that I fully accepted who I really am'

[OPINION] Lessons on fear in the grand manner

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:10 PM

We must choose to uphold the true rule of law, even when those in power use fear to attempt to silence us

Congress 'absolutely needs' to clarify BBL will not grant secession – Carpio

Jun 23, 2018 - 4:10 PM

'If there is even a shadow of doubt, then the right to self-determination can be interpreted in the light of the long history of secessionist movements,' says Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

CLARIFY BBL. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio calls on Congress to clarify provisions in the Bangsamoro Basic Law which may open up the possibility of secession. Photo by Rappler

[OPINION] An open letter to my fellow college students who didn't graduate on time

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'Our failures or shortcomings do not define us'

De Lima cries, writes emotional message on son's graduation

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'To Vincent, I want to tell you, my son, that I am so happy and so proud of you,' writes detained Senator Leila de Lima. Read her full message here.

MOTHER'S LAMENT. Detained Senator Leila de Lima writes an emotional message on her son Vincent's graduation day at San Beda College Alabang. File photo by AFP

Filipina chosen to speak for her Harvard class

May 23, 2018 - 9:11 PM

'It's time to go back and fight our battles,' says Clare Amador to the graduating mid-career class at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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May 17, 2018 - 9:14 PM

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[EDITORIAL] AnimatED: Today’s graduates and the world’s demands

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM

You belong to what is now called the post-digital age and a much more exacting world

LIST: What are the top 10 schools for employers?

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

While majority of schools listed are found in Manila, results from the report show two new entries from schools outside of Metro Manila: University of San Carlos and University of Cebu

TOP SCHOOLS. Most employers still look at the reputation of graduates' alma matter, according to JobStreet.com's 2018 Fresh Graduates Report.

JobStreet 2018 report: Law, communications, journalism top 3 highest paying jobs for fresh grads

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:49 PM

4 new jobs also made it to the list year including: human resources, marketing/business development, customer services, and quality control/assurance

FRESH GRADUATES. JobStreet.com lists the top 10 highest paying jobs for fresh graduates.

JobStreet 2018 report: Only 24% of employers willing to hire K to 12 graduates

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:10 PM

According to JobStreet.com's 2018 Fresh Graduate Report, 35% of employers are not yet ready to hire K to 12 graduates, while 41% say their companies are still evaluating it

JobStreet 2018 report: Work ethic, communication skills important for employers

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:12 PM

According to JobStreet.com's 2018 Fresh Graduate Report, employers are also looking for team players

Vigan Central School hosts special grad for Palaro athletes from Zamboanga Peninsula

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) Among the Zamboangueños who graduated in Vigan Central School are the twin sons of Pagadian City Mayor Romeo Pulmones

GRADUATING ATHLETES. One of the twin sons of Pagadian Mayor Romeo Pulmones, Renz (3rd from right), smiles as he graduates in Vigan City on April 7, 2018. Photo by Editha Bagcal

Rappler Talk: UP History's 1st female summa cum laude on tips for studying, success

Apr 14, 2018 - 4:03 PM

On Rappler Talk, Chiqui Agoncillo talks to MovePH's Raisa Serafica about her UP education, studying history, and the importance of liberal arts education

VIRAL: San Pablo students dance in one-of-a-kind graduation rites

Apr 08, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Students in San Pablo City, Laguna, do a flash mob on their graduation day

Bacolod grandma graduates high school with flying colors

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Night class student Rosita Locsin, 67, receives two medals for high academic ratings and for being a role model

GRADUATE. Sixty-seven-year-old Rosita Locsin during her graduation. Photo courtesy of Carla Canet

LIST: 44 PNP Academy cadets face charges over 2018 graduation mauling

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The 44 cadets face administrative charges for grave misconduct or neglect of duty

PNP Academy cadets 'threatened' by seniors to join 2018 mauling

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:45 PM

An investigation panel finds that Philippine National Police Academy cadets from lower batches were ordered to join the mauling or else they would be harmed

VIOLENCE IN PNPA. Academy cadets march inside Camp Castañeda. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EXCLUSIVE] Video in 2017 shows beating at PNP Academy

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:10 PM

A source identifies one of the punishers in the 2017 video as one of the victims in the 2018 PNPA graduation mauling: Police Inspector Ylam Lambenecio

TRADITION? PNPA cadets appear to hit each other with a paddle inside the academy grounds. Rappler screengrab

Cadets confined to PNPA after mauling controversy

Mar 26, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Some 20 cadets linked to the graduation day mauling are restricted to the PNPA headquarters in Camp Castañeda while their cases are pending

CADET CORPS. PNPA Homecoming on March 17,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNPA upperclassmen beatings a 'tradition' – police chief

Mar 26, 2018 - 9:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) The tradition this year takes a wrong turn as the beating ends with the 6 fresh graduates who were attacked being admitted to a hospital

6 PNPA cadets graduate, mauled by underclassmen

Mar 26, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The scandal is dubbed an ‘isolated incident’ in the academy that brands itself as the premier police school in the Philippines

COMING HOME. PNPA Homecoming ceremonies are held on March 17, 2018. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Xavier University valedictorian: 'We are called to be advocates of peace'

Mar 24, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'Love what you do dearly. Extend service to others genuinely and see the world more clearly. Through these, we will be able to set the world on fire,' says Nicole Rose Baculio

VIRAL: Story behind working student’s broom graduation photo

Mar 24, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Dahn Saliendra, a graduating student from Notre Dame of Marbel University, talks about his inspiring Facebook post

WORKING STUDENT. Balancing work and studies is not a piece of cake but Dahn proved it is possible to do so. Photo from Dahn Saliendra's Facebook

Duterte wants more Muslims to join police, military

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says there should be more Muslims in the Philippine National Police Academy and the Philippine Military Academy

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte encourages more Muslims to join the police force. Malacañang Photo

PMA 2018 valedictorian ends cadetship with wedding, new house

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Jaywardene Hontoria is the Philippine Military Academy Alab Tala Class of 2018 valedictorian

VALEDICTORIAN. President Rodrigo Duterte awarding the presidential saber award to Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria during the graduation rites at the PMA's Borromeo Field. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[OPINION] The day I became a rebel

Mar 18, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Sometimes, people with small voices have to shout to be heard

Harvard design students to help in Manila urban planning

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The students will present their findings in September 2018 on redesigning the Baseco Compound, the Manila Port Area, the Pasig River edges, and Intramuros

DEAN. Mohsen Mostafavi speaks to reporters before the Manila: Future Habitations forum at the Ayuntamiento de Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Harvard design professor asks: Don't Metro Manila commuters know they deserve better?

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:46 PM

A Harvard design and architecture professor asks why Filipinos keep on enduring horrible commutes in Metro Manila

DESIGN EXPERT.  Špela Videčnik delivers an introductory speech at the Ayuntamiento de Manila in Intramuros. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Tiga penyebab kamu sulit mendapat pekerjaan

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Tidak 'menjual diri' dengan cara yang benar menjadi salah satu penyebabnya

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Japan offers graduate scholarships to Filipinos engaged in development planning

Sep 26, 2017 - 4:21 PM

The scholarship is open for Filipinos engaged in formulating and implementing socio-economic development plans

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

Graduating Marawi pupils march to the sound of war

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:07 PM

In white togas and caps with medals hanging around their necks ribbons on their chests the graduates of 2017 don t let the war dampen the celebrations

MSU Marawi students graduate away from home

Jul 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The graduates of Mindanao State University Main Campus receive their hard earned diplomas away from their own campus as fighting rages in Marawi

HISTORIC. There are at least 2,000 graduates of the Mindanao State Univeristy - Main Campus for 2017. Photo courtesy of Junaina Sharief

I’m not from one of the best schools. So what?

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:15 AM

No one should be discriminated against on the basis of what he or she has achieved because most of the time achievements are made possible by opportunities which not a lot of us have

Rappler Talk: UP summa cum laude from Marawi on breaking barriers, pushing for peace

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:39 PM

On Rappler Talk on Thursday 3:30 pm June 29 Ghodsinia talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz about the Maranao people – their plight and aspirations – from the point of view of the youth Bookmark this page

Household helper graduates cum laude

May 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lucille Guiquin shares her inspiring story–from being a household helper to finishing as cum laude at the STI College in Cubao with the support of the family she works for

Clinton delivers stinging attack on Trump at graduation speech

May 27, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Never once uttering Trump s name she urges graduates to get politically and socially involved saying that the future of America depends on brave thoughtful people like you insisting on truth and integrity

CLASS OF 2017. Hillary Clinton speaks to graduates of Wellesley College on May 26, 2017. Screenshot from Wellesley College's Facebook page

The Atenean facing martial law

May 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM

These are times when everything that can be shaken is being shaken when institutions are being challenged to their very foundations and basic ideas of decency and human dignity are being violated with great impunity Sereno says during commencement exercises at the Ateneo de Manila

CJ Sereno to Ateneans: Make sure past Martial Law horrors not repeated

May 26, 2017 - 12:52 PM

I urge you to speak out with truth even against the overwhelming tide of popular opinion When you face threats to the sanctity of human rights or the stability of our democracy give your all to protect these freedoms Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says

MARTIAL LAW. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tackles the issues of the martial law in Mindanao declared by President Rodrigo Duterte in her speech before graduates of the Ateneo de Manila University on May 26, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Supreme Court Public Information Office

New hope for 34 student-inmates who graduate inside Bilibid

Apr 22, 2017 - 9:06 AM

The comprehensive program of the University of Perpetual Help Bilibid Extension School seeks to help in the rehabilitation of medium risk prisoners through education livelihood skills training and development

GRADUATES. About 34 inmates graduate on Friday, April 21, inside the New Bilibid Prison. All photos by Dennis Abrina

Dear little brother

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:47 PM

Here are 4 things every fresh graduate should always remember

Facebook, tech leaders funding project to boost news literacy

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:29 PM

The News Integrity Initiative aims to advance news literacy to increase trust in journalism around the world and to better inform the public conversation