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Pisay lends gym to Philippine Children's Medical Center employees, PUIs

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:03 PM

Allowing part of the Philippine Science High School main campus to be used by PCMC is the institution's contribution in the fight against COVID-19, on top of the face shields it has developed for health workers, says a school official

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Goggles, face masks, and gloves for protection against virus infection. Image from Shutterstock

Pisay appeals for help to produce 3D-printed face shields for health workers

Mar 25, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Due to the community quarantine, they are having difficulties getting the acetate film and 3D printer filament needed to produce the face shields

Parkland survivors remember friends 2 years after mass shooting

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Families attend ceremonies near the site of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, as they observe a minute of silence at 10:17 am for the 17 victims

(FILE) Flowers, candles and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 27, 2018. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

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?

Here's how you can help the student who jots down notes on banana leaf

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Donations pour in for a 16-year-old student of Lianga Comprehensive High School in Surigao del Sur who used a banana leaf to jot down notes

16-year-old Erlande O. Monter of Lianga Comprehensive High School in Surigao del Sur jots his notes down on a banana leaf. Photo from Lianga Comprehensive High School in Surigao del Sur Facebook page

Teenage gunman in California school shooting dies

Nov 16, 2019 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) On his 16th birthday, Nathaniel Berhow kills two of his classmates before turning the gun on himself

SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: FBI personnel walk at Saugus High School after a shooting at the school left two students dead and three wounded on November 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, California. A suspect in the shooting is being treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the head. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP AFP

2 killed in California school shooting; teen in custody

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:26 AM

(UPDATED) The gunman is in custody in 'grave' condition as officers stormed Saugus High School in Santa Clarita – the latest in a relentless cycle of classroom shootings that have left around 300 youngsters dead over two decades

ANOTHER SHOOTING. FBI personnel walk at Saugus High School after a shooting at the school left two students dead and three wounded on November 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Pisay students’ outstanding creative research vows to end traffic problems

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The research is a proposed system for a more efficient method of managing traffic in intersections

Private schools group decries budget cut in DepEd’s voucher program

Sep 18, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations says subsidy cuts could lead to a 'massive migration of students and teachers from the private schools to the public schools' past its capacity

NO TO BUDGET CUTS. The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines says cuts in subsidies would result in migration of students from private to public schools. Rappler file photo

Ang pag-abot ng pangarap ng mga mag-aaral ng St Nicholas

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Kabilang sa broken family. Abandonado. Ulila. Nawalay sa pamilya. Working students. May mga estudyante sa St Nicolas Senior High School of Cabanatuan City na may mabibigat na pinagdaraanan. Maaari ninyo silang tulungan.

LIST: Disney's big announcements at the D23 expo 2019

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:40 PM

From new 'Star Wars' and Marvel series, to revivals of 2000s-era classics, here's what we can expect from Disney in the next few years

D23 EXPO. Disney's biennial fan convention kicks off at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 23. Photo by Angela Papuga/ Getty Images/ AFP

'High School Musical' gets revival TV series on Disney+

Aug 24, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Wildcats, are you ready for the start of something new? Check out the first trailer here!

Catanduanes student suffers head injuries after being mauled by bullies

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Grade 9 student sustains a cracked skull and a blood clot after absorbing blows from school bullies

Albay school head urges firms: Give senior high school graduates a chance

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:10 AM

'Give these students a chance by looking at their outputs, competencies, and skills developed under this program,' says Merly Crucillo, Naga National High School assistant principal for senior high school

IMMERSION. Harold Esperanza worked as a technician for his immersion. Photo courtesy of Briane Esperanza

Senior high students battle it out in tech contest imake.wemake

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Senior high school students can now apply to participate in the 3rd imake.wemake tech competition

Grade 7 student from Laguna shot inside school

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:37 PM

(4th UPDATE) The Department of Education says the victim died at at 4 pm on Thursday, hours after the attack

5 Pinoy shorts to binge for Pride Month

Jun 26, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Bring out the popcorn and get ready for the fuzzy feelings and tears

DepEd Senior High School Voucher Program results for SY 2019-2020 released

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The voucher will cover only two years regardless of how long it will take for a student to finish senior high school

‘More Teacher Maricels needed' says alliance standing against intimidation

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:52 AM

The Department of Education’s contentious response to Herrera’s exposé, which garnered much attention online, sparks calls for solidarity from fellow teachers

'Untarnished truth:' Pisay students spark a campus movement vs sexual harassment

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

In the span of a week, students of the Philippine Science High School build a movement to take on the school’s highest officials and change campus culture on sexual harassment

Negros Occidental school opens plastic-free canteen

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The ‘wala usik’ (zero waste) canteen uses mugs made from bamboo, bowls from coconut shells, and plates from banana leaves

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY. Students of Bulata National High School use mugs made from indigenous materials to reduce plastic waste. Photo courtesy of PRRCFI

Junjun Binay perpetually barred from holding office

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The Court of Appeals finds the former Makati mayor guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service over irregularities in the Makati Science High School building project

BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision barring former Makati mayor Junjun Binay from holding public office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION] Why senior high school needs urgent fixing

May 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Despite severe birth pains, the SHS program is here to stay. But we need to know as soon as possible which parts of it are working and which aren’t.

Pisay board to tackle how to teach 'responsible use of technology'

May 29, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Amid the Philippine Science High School controversy, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says they will better educate students on ethical behavior and proper use of technology

RESPONSIBLE USE. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, who sits as ex-officio chairman of the PSHS board of trustees says it will look into how to teach youth responsible use of technology.

[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

Pisay board defends final decision on students who shared lewd photos

May 29, 2019 - 5:45 PM

'We assure the public that the PSHS Board has exerted best efforts in arriving at this decision and we request that this be respected,' says the Philippine Science High School board of trustees

2019 GRADUATION. The PSHS board of bars 6 male students who had shared lewd photos of their female classmates from joining the school's 2019 graduation rites but allows 3 to receive diplomas. File photo by Rappler

Robredo on Pisay controversy: Abuse vs women unacceptable in any form

May 29, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says changing the culture of abuse against women in the Philippines 'begins with calling out behavior that is disrespectful and abusive to women, and ensuring that it is appropriately sanctioned'

FIGHTER FOR WOMEN. Vice President Leni Robredo says there is no excuse for abuse against women. File photo by Arnold Almacen/OVP

Pisay boys who shared lewd photos barred from grad rites

May 28, 2019 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) But 3 of the 6 erring boys will still receive their diplomas from the Philippine Science High School

2019 GRADUATION. The PSHS board of trustees decides to bar 6 male students who had shared lewd photos of their female classmates from joining the school's 2019 graduation rites. File photo by Rappler

From victim to fighter: 'We all have to take a stand,' says Pisay student

May 28, 2019 - 11:16 AM

A Philippine Science High School student shares how she found the courage to hold her tormentors accountable

DEMANDING ANSWERS. Philippine Science High School students demand the school board reconsider a decision allowing students who shared lewd photos to graduate. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Pisay board to reconsider graduation of students who shared lewd photos

May 24, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Senator Bam Aquino, a member of the Philippine Science High School board, says he will vote in favor of the recommendation not to allow the students to graduate

GRADUATION. The Philippine Science High School board of trustees will reconsider the graduation of 6 male students who shared lewd photos and videos of their fellow female schoolmates. Photo from Philippine Science High School

Online petition launched vs graduation of Pisay students who shared lewd photos

May 23, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The petition urges the Philippine Science High School Board of Trustees to review its decision allowing 6 male students to graduate despite sharing lewd photos of their fellow female students online

ONLINE PETITION. An online petition seeks to reverse the Philippine Science High School board of trustee's decision to allow students who shared lewd photos of female students to graduate. Photo of students by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Pisay students to school board: Don't let students who shared lewd photos graduate

May 23, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Philippine Science High School students make the call after the board overturns the management and disciplinary committees’ recommendation that 6 male students be prevented from graduating

DEMANDING ANSWERS. Philippine Science High School students demand the school board reconsider a decision allowing students who shared lewd photos to graduate. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

House approves bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12

May 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program mandatory for both male and female senior high school students

SOON TO BE REQUIRED FOR SHS? A soldier of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment of the Philippine Army instructs an ROTC cadet officer on the finer points of the M16 rifle. Photo from Wikipedia

Student killed in U.S. school shooting near Columbine

May 08, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) Two suspects are in custody – an adult man and a male youth. Both attended the school. There were no further suspects.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO - MAY 07: Students and teachers raise their arms as the exit the scene of a shooting in which at least seven students were injured at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Tom Cooper/Getty Images/AFP

Stellar award: 3 Camarines Sur students get planets named after them

Apr 10, 2019 - 1:39 PM

High school students Eugene Rivera, Joscel Manzanero, and Keith Cadores earn the honor after winning in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – the largest pre-college science competition in the world

AWARDEES. Camarines Sur High School students (3rd to 5th left) Keith Cadores, Eugene Rivera, and Joscel Manzanero were among the winners at the 2018 Intel ISEF. Photo from the Department of Education

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

House bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12 one step away from passage

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would bar a senior high school student from graduating if he or she fails to complete the ROTC program

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

Police find, defuse grenade near Cotabato City high school

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:50 AM

Cotabato City cops are able to controllably detonate the bomb after clearing the area

FALSE: Man who challenged father of accused school bully has not been found dead

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:59 PM

No, the man who challenged the father of an accused bully in one of the Philippines' top schools has not been found dead

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had "repeatedly failed" and "demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership" following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.

LEADERSHIP. Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel (C), Florida Governor Rick Scott,(R),and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi,(L), speak to the media on February 15, 2018 about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

10 striking sports moments on social media in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:02 PM

From the shocking 'basketbrawl' to the inclusion of esports as a medal event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, here's a roundup of the most interacted sports events on Rappler's social media accounts this year

HOAX: CHR 'offers help' to Ateneo bully

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says it did not issue such statement, and the supposed 'spokesperson' in the claim does not exist

Screenshot of a claim in philnewstoday.com about a statement by a supposed Commission on Human Rights spokesperson on the Ateneo bullying incident

FALSE: Father of Ateneo Bully a 'police scalawag'

Dec 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Queries into databases of previous and current police personnel, including those who are absent without leave, yield no one with the reported name of the parent of the alleged bully

Bullied Atenean 'chose true sense of dignity' – parents

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:13 PM

'Let every bully know that you may crush every single bone in his body, but you can never, no matter how frustrating you try, take away his dignity'

TRUE DIGNITY. The bullied Ateneo student in a viral video showed true dignity by not fighting back, says the boy's parents. Screenshot from viral video

HOAX: Ateneo to ‘delete all videos of bullying incident’

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The school has not publicized any plans to delete the videos of their former student bullying others

HOAX: Ateneo bully’s 'address' posted by ex-UNTV manager Jay Sonza

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The address that is circulating on social media belongs to a school, chapel, and home of a senior pastor and his family

PH taekwondo association imposes indefinite ban on Ateneo bully

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:26 AM

The Ateneo bully will no longer be able to join Philippine Taekwondo Association-sanctioned events unless he completes a rehabilitation program

Ateneo bully's alleged address? It belongs to pastor's family

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:40 PM

As the bullying controversy blows up on social media, so do speculations and false information

[OPINION] A Grade 9 dad on the Ateneo bully – and bullying

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:18 PM

It may be worth considering that while our society pays much attention to sex education, not much attention is given to teaching kids how to deal with violence, both in its physical and psychological forms

When taekwondo becomes a bully’s weapon of choice

Dec 22, 2018 - 5:45 PM

I turned to taekwondo to help me cope with bullying in high school. Now, it’s a high school boy’s tool of intimidation.