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The failed search for the normal brain

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We thrive as humans because we are diverse. None of us is normal.

Duterte postpones Fujian leg of China trip

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:46 AM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte is supposed to inaugurate a building at the Fujian Normal University built in honor of his mother, Soledad Roa Duterte

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte will go on his 5th trip to China as Philippine chief on August 28, 2019. Malacanang Photo

What connects Duterte to Fujian Normal University?

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Why is a college in a Chinese university named after President Rodrigo Duterte's mother? The answer lies in the President's Fujian connection: Chinese tycoon Jose Kho.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Award Rank of Kamagi on businessman Jose Kho during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on May 28, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Leyte university apologizes to Bretman Rock, Manny MUA over dress code poster

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Leyte Normal University assures the social media personalities that the poster was made 'without malicious intentions of maligning your persons'

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:22 AM

(UPDATED) University professors say the teaching of Filipino and Panitikan in college deepens knowledge that shapes Filipino culture and identity

PETITION. Education and language groups planned to petition the Supreme Court's decision to life a Temporary Restraining Order on a higher education order. Photo of students from Shutterstock

Jimmy Alapag credits Norman Black, NBA’s Stevens, Popovich for champion coaching mentality

May 15, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The ABL champion coach worked to prove everyone wrong as he led an initially last-placed team to a title

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS. Jimmy Alapag's advice to aspiring coaches is to be prepared to watch countless videos until the wee hours in the morning.

Obama enshrines Cuba normalization as official US policy

Oct 14, 2016 - 11:06 PM

The normalization changes seek to break down economic barriers allowing more personal contact among Cubans and Americans and private sector growth

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama gestures after delivering remarks at an event for the Ohio Democratic Party and Governor Ted Strickland in Columbus, Ohio, October 13, 2016. Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

Cebu nursing grad's gift to dad: 1st place in board exam

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:52 AM

How a nursing student makes it up to his dad for celebrating Father s Day on the wrong day

GIFT. Bernard John Ezra Icamen IV aimed to top the board exam after celebrating father's day on the wrong day. Photo by Jensen Floren/Rappler

The Necessary Theatre’s ‘The Normal Heart’: A call to action

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The HIV warzone of ‘80s New York is no different from the epidemic stricken Philippines today The Necessary Theatre’s intense October 2015 re run of Larry Kramer’s play ‘The Normal Heart ’ makes this case with fiery conviction

UP, PNU to train public school teachers for senior high

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

State universities plan to adopt smaller schools and train their master teachers on the new senior high school curriculum

Many schools not yet training teachers for K to 12

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano is worried that schools only acknowledge that training is needed She says people need to see actual trainings happening now

IS PH READY? The Senate committee on education, arts and culture – chaired by Senator Pia Cayetano – conducts a hearing on the issues involving the implementation of the K to 12 Education program. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Luistro to teachers: Fate of K to 12 is in your hands

Apr 10, 2015 - 5:17 PM

It is much more than a change in curriculum It requires a change of perspective It requires a change of heart of those who will implement it and bring that to fruition

'FACE OF K TO 12 REFORM.' Education Secretary Armin Luistro addresses 1,700 new graduates of the Philippine Normal University on April 8, 2015. Photo from the Department of Education.

To teachers

Oct 04, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Teachers may retire but their teachings may live forever in the hearts of their students

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826 5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo

10 outstanding NCR students announced

May 06, 2014 - 10:32 PM

This year s recipients say they choose to be everyday heroes

TOSP 2014

Panels formed to prepare MILF rebels' shift to civilian life

May 06, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Switzerland has been invited to provide an expert who would lead the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission the Philippine government says

NORMALIZATION. Peace panels set the ball rolling for the shift of former rebels to civilian life. File photo by Rappler

Moving on from Haiyan through volleyball

May 03, 2014 - 3:42 PM

In a time of tragedy and sorrow 16 year old Queenly Urena from Tacloban City Leyte turned to volleyball to help her move forward

VOLLEYBALL SANCTUARY. After surviving the terror of Typhoon Haiyan, Queenly Rez Urena has turned to volleyball to escape the trauma. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Real peace means the guns will have to go away

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:29 AM

The signing of the peace deal is the first step in a process that will take time

ARMS DEAL. This photo taken on October 15, 2012 shows members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) standing in formation during a celebration inside camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town, on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by AFP/Karlos Manlupig

Central Africa pays state wages for first time in 6 months

Mar 10, 2014 - 10:38 PM

State officials in the Central African Republic were paid their first wage for six months a small sign of normality

GPH-MILF peace deal: Groundwork begins

Feb 03, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to Miriam Coronel Ferrer Yasmin Busran Lao and Senen Bacani of the government s peace panel

Historic firearms deal paves way for peace

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:00 PM

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front end the 43rd round of talks in Malaysia with a firearms deal the final annex in the peace talks

Normalization 101: Firearms, amnesties and rebel camps

Jan 27, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Read the key details of the normalization annex here

World lauds PH gov't, MILF peace talks

Jan 26, 2014 - 3:22 PM

The international community hails the historic signing of a firearms deal that marks a successful end to the peace talks between the Philippine government and rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

GPH-MILF firearms deal: A happy 'ending' to the peace talks

Jan 25, 2014 - 11:36 PM

When does the MILF want the comprehensive peace agreement signed? Iqbal says very soon even tomorrow if possible

Mixed reactions to GPH-MILF arms agreement

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:41 PM

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman says they are more than willing to sacrifice while we prepare the bureaucracy for a smooth transition of power towards the new political setup

Gov't, MILF agree on historic arms deal

Jan 25, 2014 - 4:51 PM

3rd UPDATE The deal paves the way for the signing of a Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Photo by Angela Casauay/Rappler

Peace agreement soon? Gov't, MILF optimistic

Jan 23, 2014 - 11:13 PM

MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal and government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel Ferrer grant a rare joint interview

CHED, colleges told: Help students affected by Yolanda

Nov 20, 2013 - 7:13 PM

The Commission will come up with a set of guidelines on how other higher education institutions will accommodate student transferees affected by Yolanda

STILL STANDING. What remains of the Leyte Colleges after typhoon Yolanda devastated the province. File photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Senators ask: Are colleges ready for K to 12?

Oct 15, 2013 - 8:00 AM

With only 3 years left senators urge colleges to already come up with a definite roadmap for absorbing grade 11 students in 2016

Rappler Newscast | September 20, 2013

Sep 20, 2013 - 8:59 PM

How the Malampaya fund was plundered 40 MNLF rebels stand their ground No deal on power sharing and normalization between government the MILF

Bangsamoro talks: Last 2 annexes signed 'within the year'

Jul 15, 2013 - 4:12 PM

In the coming months expect already there will be rough patches says Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Ging Deles

PH, Timor Leste renew partnership

Jun 06, 2013 - 7:03 PM

The countries sign agreements on education defense infrastructure development as President Aquino expresses support for Timor Leste s Asean membership bid

PARTNERSHIP. President Benigno S. Aquino III receives His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste in Malacañang Palace. Malacañang Photo Bureau

MILF warns gov't: Clock is ticking

Apr 11, 2013 - 7:35 PM

Government says however that all hard feelings were smoothened out in the latest round of talks

REMAINING ISSUES. The GPH & the MILF hold informal discussions before session started on the last day of the 37th round of peace talks. Photo from the Twitter account of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Gov't, MILF to launch 'Sajahatra Bangsamoro'

Feb 06, 2013 - 3:25 PM

The program will bring basic services on health education and livelihood to MILF communities

In this photo tweeted by Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, President Benigno Aquino III (R) smiles as he receives the Gong for Peace from Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim (L, partly hidden) during their meeting at Malacañang Palace, October 15, 2012.